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by dragun
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gen 5 Glock intitial impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Re: Gen 5 Glock intitial impressions

Have almost 600 rounds through it and really like it a lot. If I have any complaint it's the ambi slide stop lever. It's not flush to the frame like the gen 4 and I have on a few occasions hit it with my support hand and it locked back prior to the last round. I have to be very aware of my grip. I actually ran about 200 rounds with the the gen 4 SLL and gen 4 trigger pin with no issues (The gen 5 trigger pin is different). Not sure I would carry that way as I don't know if that may cause a problem down the road. I would assume in the near future some 3rd party manufacture will come out with a better solution. In the meantime I've adjusted my grip slightly.

Otherwise, I like the feel, it's shoots very accurate, and never thought I'd say this about a stock glock trigger but it's perfect for me as a carry trigger.
by dragun
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gen 5 Glock intitial impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Re: Gen 5 Glock intitial impressions

CZp10 wrote:Thanks for the review. My wife and I tried the new Gen 5 over the weekend. We thought the same thing, better trigger, seemed accurate out of the box, slide finish seems nice. She wants a 19, I am trying to figure out if it would be better to order it with the Ameriglo Operator sights from the factory, or add sights later. I haven't tried Ameriglo before, so not sure how they compare to Truglo.
I've had both truglo and ameriglo sights. Really both are very good, I would say that from a "brightness" standpoint the truglo sights I've had (Tfo's & Tfx) really pop, especially during the day outdoors. That said, I tend to go with ameriglo because they tend to have pretty close to the same poa/poi that my stock sights have had. The 2 times I got the truglo, the front post always seemed higher so I had to change the poa for me. YMMV

Funny because the crappy plastic sights on the gen 5 I got (they didn't have the ns option where I purchases yet) are so dialed in that I am very hesitant to even change them out as right now the poa/poi is absolutely perfect for me.
by dragun
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gen 5 Glock intitial impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Gen 5 Glock intitial impressions

Picked up the new gen 5 glock 19 this weekend and I have to say I'm really impressed with this gun. First off, not a fanboy by any means, (own way more sigs) but glock has improved this to be just about perfect out of the box.

The trigger is excellent, not light, like say the PPQ but much smoother than the typical glock. Mine out of the box measured 5.2 lbs avg of 10 pulls with a Lyman gauge. After about 300 rounds, very consistent right under 5lbs. I have an apex flat trigger w/ a gen 3 trigger bar and would describe the feeling as almost identical to that, pretty smooth and the mushy or crunchy feel is gone. No little bump on the trigger bar like the gen 4 and they changed the plunger to be more of a "ramp" shaped and not the rounded shape of the others.

No finger grooves anymore, I would undercut the trigger guard due to the glock knuckle but the lack of finger grooves have improved that, not sure I will need to undercut the trigger guard in this one. There is a little "half moon" cut on the front part of the grip for the flared magwell they've added. I thought maybe it would pinch my pinky or be an issue but it's not at all, I don't even notice it.

They have also slightly changed the barrel to a more match grade barrel and this is the most accurate handgun out of the box I've had. Just dead on accurate for me. I have an rmr on a glock 19 and with the gen 5 under about 12 yards, my groups are just as good. They also now offer versions that come with ameriglo night sights.

For you leftys, they now have an ambi slide stop lever.

Overall my impressions are very positive with the new gen 5 so far. If you like glocks, you'll love this one right out of the box, really no need for any aftermarket stuff. If you just haven't been enamored with glock, you might want to give this one a try. If you can't stand the grip angle, we'll this still won't work for you. I would say the ergo's are much improved without the finger grooves which I didn't mind to begin with but feels better without them.

Glock has done really well with the improvements and so far I'm really happy with this gun. can't wait to put more rounds down range but so far it's a big winner for me.

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