Feedback Wanted - Experience Not Opinion! :-) G19

drsfefadrsfefa MemberPosts: 397 Member
Well I am wanting to take a plunge and try something different. There is now a Turners in Palmdale. They have the 4" Glock 19  with Ameri-Glo night sights on sale. 
Good for Cops nationwide, I wonder if I could get used to it for EDC. Light enough at 23oz. All the Glocks I have have shot didn't impress me. But they were easy to shoot and be accurate with.
Anyone have first hand experience and feedback?
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Responsible CCW is a lifetime commitment to Avoidance, Deterrence, and De-Escalation.

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,187 Senior Member
    I have owned in the past and will own again, a G19. 

    Sold the one one I had thinking I would prefer a G17. I was wrong. 

    I currently have a G23 (same size) and it is my favorite carry gun. I want a G19 again for the same reason. 
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,926 Senior Member
    Well, in my opinion; if Ya don't want opinions, don't ask the question on this forum.
    I have a need for speed
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 980 Senior Member
    It depends on what you wear and how you plan to conceal it.  If you can pull it off (I couldn’t conceal my old G23 well enough) to make it work, it is a great option.

    Personally, I think the single stack 9mm pistols now available are a great option.  The make my G26 feel very fat.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,084 Senior Member
    edited April 1 #5
    A G19 was my EDC gun for a number of years. I like them.

    I don't carry it as much now. Now it's either smaller (Kahr PM40) or larger (LW Commander) that I carry mostly now.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • drsfefadrsfefa Member Posts: 397 Member
    NN said:
    Well, in my opinion; if Ya don't want opinions, don't ask the question on this forum.
    Ned - the opinion will never be gone!  :D But I really am asking for experience.
    Responsible CCW is a lifetime commitment to Avoidance, Deterrence, and De-Escalation.
  • drsfefadrsfefa Member Posts: 397 Member
    knitepoet said:
    A G19 was my EDC gun for a number of years. I like them.

    I don't carry it as much now. Now it's either smaller (Kahr PM40) or larger (LW Commander) that I carry mostly now.
    I have a Kahr CW9 I carry often, But it is snappy to shoot. I was thinking the G19 might smooth things out a bit. Despite my comfort with the 1911 grip angle, I am thinking I will give it a try.
    Responsible CCW is a lifetime commitment to Avoidance, Deterrence, and De-Escalation.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,178 Senior Member
    I’ve owned and carried two G19s in my career, a Gen 2 that was surgically accurate and which I was stupid to sell, and a Gen 3 that was disappointing and contributed to my moving to M&Ps.

    But I am seriously considering a Gen 5 now; the ones I’ve handled have impressed me a lot.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,151 Senior Member
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,711 Senior Member
    That is the one Glock I’ve danced around and never gotten around to buying.  Probably will own one someday, relatively soon.  When I had the 23 I really enjoyed it but found myself wanting it to be a 9mm all to often.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,151 Senior Member
    edited April 1 #11
    I tried to post a link to a good review... NRA gun of the week and video, but it wouldn't let me and so I edited my other post with the link and it disappeared.

    So Google Glock Reviews and click on the NRA gun of the week Glock 19.

     
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,151 Senior Member
    And so you won't miss my original reply...........

    Drop yer Glocks and Grab yer Socks     Funny Burger Wagging Long Tongue animated emoticon
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,904 Senior Member
    Nope. I like 'em just fine, though.

    I discovered that I preferred the XD platform better, despite the supposedly unnecessary grip safety, so, given the choice, I went with the XD45 for a hundred dollars less. I may buy a G17, someday, and change my mind. I keep finding better values out there that fit my needs. I went shopping for a Sig, and bought a CZ, instead, and I went shopping for a ..44 magnum, and bought a 10mm Glock. I guess I'm just a whimsical person.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,274 Senior Member
    A Glock 19 sits on my belt almost everyday. AIWB in a Raven Concealment holster it vanishes even under a t-shirt. I want to switch, but there's nothing good enough to do so. I foresee it being my
    EDC for a good, long while. 
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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,881 Senior Member
    I prefer a G17/22, but the 19/23 is a good option too if you find the full size too large for you.
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,084 Senior Member
    I will say, I put tru-glo TFO (Tritium+ fiber optic) on mine and that made it much "mo betta" IMO
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,850 Senior Member
    I put TFX sights on my M&Ps...as you say...much mo betta!
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,643 Senior Member
    edited June 2 #18
    I do NOT like Glocks. I have no aversion to tupperware guns, They have their place, and I love my M&P. 

    I have shot several and while I can acquit myself decently on the range with one, no love there. If the Ruger PC carbine makes it to my house, I may have to change my mind and get one.

    The Glock just does NOT fit my hand. If it did, I would own one. 
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 2,879 Senior Member
    I carried a G19 for several years. Still do a lot of the time. Not hard to conceal IWB with the proper clothing. Only recently started carrying the Shield or the P365. I'm wanting a GEN 5 one now.
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,420 Senior Member
    I owned a G22, and my dad still has his G23, but Glocks are categorically 'meh' for me.  Excellent tools, so I have no negative feelings for them, least of all for the G19, which I found to be easy to shoot well.  Over time, I've developed a preference for the XD platform, as far as tupperware guns go. 
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