I've been watching the board for the past few weeks now and been waiting to see this, so I figured I'd go a head and jump in and ask - The G19X - why???? Ok, I can see if you don't like the finger grooved frames, but then there's the regular Gen 5 guns to get rid of that? I can see if you don't like the standard G19's "hump" and it's backstrap - but then there's the Gen 4 and Gen 5 guns to get rid of that? Ambi- slide lever? Again, Gen 5 guns. See where I'm going with this? 17 round mag capability? Don't even get me started - shove a G17 mag in like we've all been doing since the original G19 and be done with it! So other than having a clone of the gun that was submitted to the military, what's the point? Oh yeah, and if you wanted longer grip of the 17, is it's longer slide and barrel really killing you that it's that much longer if it were for military use? If you wanted to shorter slide of the G19 to make it that much easier to carry around with you (again, for military use) would you then not also want the G19's shorter grip to make it that much easier to carry, as we all know the hardest part about carrying a gun is a longer grip - even when carried open? Other than wanting those with larger hands to be more comfortable, what's the point of putting such a tall grip on a shorter gun like the G19? There, that ought to be enough to start a good fight. J/K PS - I'm am not trying to beat up the G19, I am a BIG fan and own multiple versions. I honestly believe it IS just about the "perfect" all around handgun in the world for about any use. If I could only have ONE gun, it would honestly be a G19.