Those of you who have been around firearms are no doubt familiar with the reputation behind Glock products. Even those of you who are just now thinking about purchasing a firearm or just are not familiar with many brands, have still probably heard of the word Glock. This reputation comes from nearly 30 years of manufacturing simple, no thrills, but reliable sidearms for civilians, law enforcement and military. Here is the Glock 19 herself:
Compared to the other Glock pistols chambered in 9mm, the Glock 19 is considered the midsize; with the Glock 17 being a full sized service pistol, and the Glock 26 being a small, subcompact version. Glock has uniquely set up their pistols, so that magazines for a specific caliber, are compatible with all of the firearm models in said caliber. (Glock 19 magazines work in the Glock 17 and vice versa).
What the Glock 19 is good for:
Personal defense, home defense, everyday carry, recreational shooting. The Glock 19 features a standard 15 round magazine which means you can put a lot of “lead” down range, every time you need to reload.
What the Glock 19 is NOT good for:
Looking pretty. The Glock 19 is a no-thrills firearm which is designed for awesome performance and ease of use. If you are looking for a “sexy” firearm to gaze at while sipping on some Scotch, I would suggest other firearms. If you don’t care about such things..
“Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel plated sissy pistol”
A new generation 4 Glock 19 will cost you between $520 – 600. There are generation 3 and 4 Glocks listed on ImpactGuns.com.
This is where the Glock brand really shines. There are few handguns that can compete with a Glock in terms of realibility. The design of the pistol has been copied time and time again by Springfield, Ruger, Kahr and others. We give the Glock 19, a 5 out of 5 rating in reliability.
Many handguns have an external, manual safety. Glock 19 pistols and its relatives do not have a manual safety. There is an integrated safety located on the trigger itself and it is designed to prevent an accidental pull, snag, or squeeze of the trigger.
If worn properly in a secure holster, a Glock 19 should not pose any problems because of having “no safety”. Always remember to practice safe firearm techniques when handling your Glock. Refer to our page on firearm safety.
The Glock 19 is simply a fantastic firearm. If you are considering buying one, we suggest doing so at your earliest convenience. It is highly likely that this firearm will perform flawlessly for the term of your natural life, only to be passed down to someone else to enjoy.