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New Glock 19 and viridian x5l(pics)

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by dkgreyf150, Jan 29, 2010.

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  1. dkgreyf150

    dkgreyf150

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    I had been wanting a G19 for sometime now and about a week ago I made the decision I was ready to buy. I knew I wanted a light for HD and figured a laser light combo would work well. The viridian x5l is pretty amazing and fits the G19 perfect even though it is very pricey i still recommend it. I have shot the gun without the light and it was flawless and cant wait to use it with the laser but anyways enough talking here some pics even though my camera sucks.

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  2. I see 'em!!


    Nice!
     
  3. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

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    DK,
    You may want to read http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14353933&highlight=graham#post14353933 . The loose fit of a Glock slide to its frame poses a problem for frame mounted lasers. Don't be surprised if your groups aren't as tight as with the original sights.

    I just returned my GLK because it suddenly refused to stay on. After having had it for 4-5 months, they allowed me to opt for a brand new X5L as my replacement, by paying the difference between the MSRP prices. I'll have it in a few days. Hope I'm not throwing good money after bad, but they are really easy to work with and I love the green laser (for these old progressive lens eyes).
     
  4. dkgreyf150

    dkgreyf150

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    Thanks for all the responses and biker thanks for the heads up ill keep any eye on it
     
  5. metro273

    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    Congrats on the 19! :wavey:

    That laser looks kinda big on there. Is the 19 any heavier with that light/laser on there?
     
  6. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

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    You needn't fire a single shot to see the alignment problem. If you co-witness the laser with the fixed sights with the gun empty, and then load a dummy round, you will find that the two sights are no longer co-witnessed. If you cycle the dummy rounds, you will see the two sighting systems constantly changing relative to each other.
     
  7. smullen

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    Can you get pics of the Light and laser on???

    I'd kinda like to get some type of light/laser combo, but that thing looks kinda big, How front heavy is it???
     
  8. dkgreyf150

    dkgreyf150

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    It adds a few ounces but i think it feels nice with great balance
     
  9. dkgreyf150

    dkgreyf150

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    Yea ill try to add some tomorrow
     
  10. dkgreyf150

    dkgreyf150

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    I tried this and i couldnt tell any difference
     
  11. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

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    Take a look at http://www.viridiangreenlaser.com/video/viridianx5l/ and the weight is listed as 2.9 oz for both the GLK and X5L models.
     
  12. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

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    Was your target at least 21 ft away? On my G19, the POA's separate by several inches when I load a cartridge and then move an inch or two with each clycling of the slide.
     
  13. d13s3l

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    Tx
    it does look heavier than posted weight.

    good for a bedside gun. :supergrin:
    holster would be huge to hold that sucker

    bentbiker - thanks for link above, good info.
     
  14. dkgreyf150

    dkgreyf150

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    It was right in and around 20-22
     
  15. smullen

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    I might just be better off getting a Clapper for the Bedroom... :)

    Now If I could just clap one handed, while holding the Glock in the other...
     
  16. bentbiker

    bentbiker NRA Member

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    Then perhaps your groups will be equally tight with both sight systems. Let us know.