The Glock 19X has created a lot of interest in the firearm-related press. Please read on to read my comments on handling and firing the Glock 19X. The Glock Shop now has limited stock of these superb pistols 16.11.2020
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Modular Handgun System (MHS)
The 19X is a civilian commercial version of Glock’s MHS (modular handgun system) submission to the US Military. According to Glock the 19X – or rather their submission – met all the requirements of the US Armies specifications. In fact, it apparently exceeded certain specs.
The reality is though Glock was beaten by Sig. It must hurt to lose a $580 million contract to replace the Army’s entire stock of Beretta M9 handguns. As a result, there have been a number of nasty insinuations and counter allegations. Perhaps we the public are the winners though. The result of Glock’s submission is the commercially available Glock 19X.
Best of both G17 and G19
Glock 19X Concealability Tradeoffs
Massively Improved Handling
Personally, I have never been a huge Glock 19 fan. But I love the 19X. That snappiness of a G19 that I found difficult to recover from is gone. Sure there are 20 odd internal improvements. The single most important one is high school physics. Torque is Force x Radius. You simply have a longer radius arm to hold onto to counter the recoil. The result is that the Glock 19X shoots really sweetly out at 15 to 20 meters. At 20 meters 100 mm groups are quite possible for me who battles to keep a standard 19 on an A5 piece of paper at that distance.
More on the 19X at Glock News South Africa