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Old 12-26-2012, 18:42   #1
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Looking to buy a Glock 19... Need advice.

I am looking for opinions on what gen I should go with. I have never owned a Glock or really been a super big fan, however something got into me over the last 2 weeks after I purchased an XDs.

I've seen many horror stories on youtube videos and on forums regarding the gen 4. Am I better off with a gen-3?
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Old 12-26-2012, 18:48   #2
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It's hit it miss with either Gen. I would try to find one with a recent test fire date if it was me
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Old 12-26-2012, 18:55   #3
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Take it for what its worth. People who are happy with there gun don't make you tube videos.

Buy the gen that's grip you like the most.

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Old 12-26-2012, 18:56   #4
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I am looking for opinions on what gen I should go with. I have never owned a Glock or really been a super big fan, however something got into me over the last 2 weeks after I purchased an XDs.

I've seen many horror stories on youtube videos and on forums regarding the gen 4. Am I better off with a gen-3?
No fears, what you don't hear is the 10s of thousand of Gen4s
that work flawlessly.

Choose based on which one feels better in your hand.

There are some differences, but the grip is the biggest.


My Gen4 works flawlessly.


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Old 12-26-2012, 20:02   #5
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If you don't need those backstraps and the Gen 3 feels good in your hand I would go Gen 3 and save a few bucks.
But the best thing would be to get a G23 and buy the G19barrel and mags,You can also get 357 barrel so you end up with 3 calibers and only bought one gun!
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Old 12-26-2012, 20:20   #6
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If you don't need those backstraps and the Gen 3 feels good in your hand I would go Gen 3 and save a few bucks.
But the best thing would be to get a G23 and buy the G19barrel and mags,You can also get 357 barrel so you end up with 3 calibers and only bought one gun!
+1. Love having 2 or 3 guns in one just switching barrels and mags. 23 for the win.
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Old 12-26-2012, 20:24   #7
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Glock Gen 4 vs. Gen 3 Tabletop Review (19 & 23)
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Old 12-26-2012, 22:00   #8
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If you don't need those backstraps and the Gen 3 feels good in your hand I would go Gen 3 and save a few bucks.
But the best thing would be to get a G23 and buy the G19barrel and mags,You can also get 357 barrel so you end up with 3 calibers and only bought one gun!


Wow.. Interesting! Is there any kind functionality difference when you compare a converted G23 to 9mm vs a G19?
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Old 12-26-2012, 22:32   #9
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Smaller holes
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Old 12-26-2012, 22:33   #10
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Smaller holes

What about accuracy and recoil?
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Old 12-26-2012, 23:08   #11
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I'd go with an older Gen 3.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:30   #12
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And especially if it was priced less than a new one.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:31   #13
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I'd go with an older Gen 3.
My wife & I have two 19's (gen 4) with thousands of rounds through them...no problems.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:47   #14
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Wow.. Interesting! Is there any kind functionality difference when you compare a converted G23 to 9mm vs a G19?
I have a 9mm barrel for my G27.

I find cycling a bit less reliable with the LWD barrel. Occasional Failure to Eject/Failure to Feed, Brass to Face with the 9mm.

But since I only use that barrel at the range, it's good: more malfunction drills.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:53   #15
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Do it soon while high cap mags are still available. Gen 4's with the 3 high-capacity mag option will like dry up soon, if they're not already gone.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:15   #16
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Glock 19s have dried up locally. I got the last one at my LGS. I would take any decent, available gun in any of the Gens,,,,,,,
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:59   #17
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So I just left the gun store and picked up a Glock 19 gen-4. I was going back and forth between the G23 and G19, and at the end I figured since I don't like the .40 round I may as well go with the 19. I got it for $534 and with tax it came out to about $575.

Thoughts welcomed...
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Old 12-27-2012, 13:09   #18
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don't "improve" it until you have shot 1,000 rounds or so.

Some people have posted here that they "improved" their Glocck until

it no longer worked.
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