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Glock 19X

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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

Glock 19X BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER R11999.00 incl VAT

Call Michael on 011 440 8755 /info@theglockshop.co.za to secure your Glock 19X at this Black Friday price.

 

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.

Glock 19X 9mm pisto;
Glock 19 X crossover 9mm pistol

Best of both G17 and G19

 A key design brief put to Glock engineers was to design for the best of both G17 and G19 attributes.  “Develop a new model to combine the comfort and handling of the full-size G17 frame with the concealability and effectiveness of the G19”. This unification of Glocks two most popular models would hopefully result in the ultimate pistol.

Glock 19X Concealability Tradeoffs

If you conceal carry you will know that the grip is the hardest part of the firearm to keep hidden. A slightly longer barrel and slide can be accommodated without too much discomfort. Especially when standing. The 19X with a G17 frame and plus two mag is not the ideal CCW. Realistically it gets back to the MHS brief which I mention above. In general, a military issue sidearm does not have concealability high on the agenda.

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

Glock EU Website

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