The Glock 19, also called the G19, is a compact, polymer-framed, semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9mm. It is essentially a slimmed-down version of the Glock 17 and consistently one of the company’s best-sellers. Despite its smaller size, however, it boasts an impressive magazine capacity.
First introduced in the late 1980s, the Glock 19 was made for military and law enforcement and has become a popular choice for personal protection, concealed carry, and home defense. Over the years, the Glock brand has become known for quality and durability, delivering perfect performance, even in the most adverse conditions.
Manufactured from 1995 to 2010, the Glock G19 Gen 3 is a semi-automatic handgun with a polymer frame, chambered in 9mm, with a 15+1 capacity.
This generation of the G19 saw modifications that included frontstraps with molded finger grooves, thumb rests, and an integrated forward accessory rail for easy mounting of laser sights, tactical lights, and other accessories. Additional upgrades to the Glock 19 Gen 3 also included a modified extractor that doubled as a loaded chamber indicator, an enlarged locking block, and an extra cross pin.
Introduced in 2010, the Glock G19 Gen 4 is a semi-automatic handgun chambered in 9mm with removable backstraps, making it easy to adapt to an individual user’s hand size.
The polymer frame of the G19 Gen 4 features rough textured technology, while the dual recoil spring assembly offers longevity. The enlarged magazine catch is reversible for left- or right-handed users, and the integrated “Universal Glock rail” makes for easy customization of the Glock 19 Gen 4.
Introduced in 2017 with more than 20 design modifications from its predecessor, the Glock G19 Gen 5 offers the latest technological and engineering advances in a package made for concealed carry or a back-up weapon for law enforcement.
Features of this 9mm semi-automatic handgun include the GLOCK Marksman Barrel, an nDLC finish, ambidextrous slide stop levers, and a flared mag-well. True to Glock’s decades-long reputation, the G19 Gen 5 delivers improved accuracy, durability, and performance, along with control and flexibility.
The Glock G19X is a semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9mm (9x19). It features a full-size Glock 17 frame, compact Glock 19 slide with dehorned nose profile, and Glock Marksman barrel with enhanced hexagonal rifling. This pistol features a corrosion resistant nPVD coating, ambidextrous slide stop levers, lanyard loop, groove-free grip, four interchangeable grip panels, and flared magwell