I have a G17 which I bought new in 1990. Prior to that, I frequently shot a wide variety of pistols and revolvers. But this G17 is the only handgun I have shot for the past dozen years of so, and I have not shot it much in the last couple of years. It is a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1lace w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Smyrna</st1:City> <st1:country-region w:st="on">Georgia</st1:country-region></st1lace> built weapon. It has a S/N prefix of MV indicating it was made in 1990, an early Gen-II. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o> </o> I recently bought a new G19, this one made in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Austria</st1lace></st1:country-region>. It has a S/N prefix of NPH, indicating it was made in 2009: a late Gen-III. <o> </o> Internally, they are remarkably similar. The main spring of the G19 is captive on the guide rod (which confused me at first), but other than that, it all looks the same. <o> </o> Odd thing about the trigger pull: The twenty year old G17 has a smoother trigger pull, particularly the take-up. The G19 is slightly gritty by comparison. It is not a big difference, but it is there. From the reset point to the break, both weapons feel pretty similar (although the G17 may have, perhaps, a slight advantage). But with a full trigger pull, it seems the G19 is just not as smooth. Depressing the trigger safety on the G17 is never noticeable at all, but on the G19 it is. <o> </o> When I bought the G19, I handled and dry fired most of the new Glocks behind the case, including a G26, G22, and G23. All of them had a really similar trigger feel I would have noticed if the trigger of my G19 was inferior to these others. <o> </o> Is this just a matter of break-in ? I have shot about 1500+ rounds through the G17 over the years, and the G19 has only had about 100 rounds so far. Maybe the G19 will improve with more rounds? Maybe the G17 was not as smooth when it was new, and I just dont remember what it was like 20 years ago. <o> </o> Or is it just a matter of gun to gun variation? Maybe I happened to get a really good G17 back in 1990? <o> </o> Thoughts ? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!