Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Post by Grayling813 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 pm

Looking at adding a Glock G19 to my handgun collection, mainly due to it's widespread use. Curious if anyone has experience with both Gen 4 and Gen 5 to recommend one over the other.
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Re: Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Post by Bitter Clinger » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:20 pm

If you are located in DFW area (?), happy to let you try both and decide for your self.
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Post by jb2012 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:52 pm

Gen 5.

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Post by carlson1 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:21 pm

My vote is Gen 3 or Gen 5. I really like the Gen 5. I think it has a few things that push it up a notch.
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Re: Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Post by Killadocg23 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:28 pm

I HATE the pinky cut out on the Gen 5. I vote gen 4 if you have small- medium hands. If you have large hands I would get a Glock 17. If you don’t mind paying a bit more you can get the 19 gen 5 mos version without the pinky cut out. That would be my preference over all.


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Re: Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Post by extremist » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:38 pm

Gen 5, no doubt. However, find a Gen 5 without the finger cutout (for the FBI) and with Front Cocking Serations if you can.

I have a G45 and a G19G5MOS. They are the only two I own, I like them much better than the Gen 3. That's why I sold all of them.

Gen 5 frames have changed at least twice since introduced. Hunt around for the one you want. The MOS ones for sure have the newer frame.
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Re: Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Post by Acronym Esq » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:33 am

Grayling813 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 pm
Looking at adding a Glock G19 to my handgun collection, mainly due to it's widespread use. Curious if anyone has experience with both Gen 4 and Gen 5 to recommend one over the other.
Some opinions after shooting them side by side.
  • The two stage recoil spring in the Gen 5 makes a noticeable difference in the recoil. Gen 4 is an easy to shoot 9mm. Gen 5 is just a little easier to get follow up shots.
  • I like the grip surface of the Gen 5 a little better. Gen 4 works fine. Gen 5 is just a little better.
  • I like the magazine release on the Gen 5 a little better. Gen 4 works fine. Gen 5 is just a little bigger and easier to use.
I have and do recommend the 5 to new purchasers. I have not traded my 4 in for a 5. Both are boring and functional.

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Post by aaangel » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:04 am

another vote for the gen5 glocks. i have the 19X it has been my go to glock ever since it arrived in my stable! (my older glocks are starting to get jealous :lol: But yeah, like others says gen5 just have that little extra fine tuning, ie trigger,recoil,cosmetics....
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Post by Grayling813 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:42 am

aaangel wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:04 am
another vote for the gen5 glocks. i have the 19X it has been my go to glock ever since it arrived in my stable! (my older glocks are starting to get jealous :lol: But yeah, like others says gen5 just have that little extra fine tuning, ie trigger,recoil,cosmetics....
How well does the 19X conceal, as it’s a full size frame?
This 19X is what I’ve been looking at:
https://grabagun.com/glk-19x-comm-9mm-10rd.html



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Re: Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Post by montgomery » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:47 am

Grayling813 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:42 am
aaangel wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:04 am
another vote for the gen5 glocks. i have the 19X it has been my go to glock ever since it arrived in my stable! (my older glocks are starting to get jealous :lol: But yeah, like others says gen5 just have that little extra fine tuning, ie trigger,recoil,cosmetics....
How well does the 19X conceal, as it’s a full size frame?
This 19X is what I’ve been looking at:
https://grabagun.com/glk-19x-comm-9mm-10rd.html



Thanks everyone for your input and suggestions.
Agree on 19X / 45 being superior to previous generations of 19 / 17. Very shootable, very concealable.

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Post by aaangel » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:29 am

Grayling813 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:42 am
aaangel wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:04 am
another vote for the gen5 glocks. i have the 19X it has been my go to glock ever since it arrived in my stable! (my older glocks are starting to get jealous :lol: But yeah, like others says gen5 just have that little extra fine tuning, ie trigger,recoil,cosmetics....
How well does the 19X conceal, as it’s a full size frame?
This 19X is what I’ve been looking at:
https://grabagun.com/glk-19x-comm-9mm-10rd.html



Thanks everyone for your input and suggestions.
im 5'9" 170 and i have no problem concealing it. i carry AIWB with a wing so the belt will bring the grip closer to your body.
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Re: Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Post by Havens » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:37 am

I would definitely suggest going to A range and shooting both. It’s really hard to go wrong with a Glock 19. However I don’t know many people that have kept their Glock completely stocked. I’m a big fan of used guns, and if treated right a Glock will last you forever.
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Re: Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Post by txbball78 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:13 am

i'm sure the other difference between them would be weight?


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Re: Glock G19: Gen 4 or Gen 5?

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Post by Grayling813 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:35 am

Bitter Clinger wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 am
Thanks! Compatibility with existing Glock G17 magazines is definitely a requirement since I want to be able to use the same mags in my Ruger PC Carbine.
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