I bought a g19 when I should have gotten a 19x !!!

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  1. Mr. QueeVer

    Mr. QueeVer

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    So back when good old Gander Mountain was still doing their thing, I bought a brand new Glock Gen 4. I thought I did my research and got the perfect sidearm for both duty carry and concealed except I failed to do one thing... test fire and grip!

    I put maybe 200 rounds through it since just because I simply hate the grip size. It greatly affects my shooting as my hand are quite large. I tried a buddys glock 17 and glock 19x and fell in love.

    Idealy, I would like to find someone who'd want to trade a glock 19 and some extra $$$ for a 19x! but I have yet to find that person. What are my wisest options here other than simply selling this one and buying the one I should have gotten?
     
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    19x’s are in short supply, like everything else, right now. Might put an ad in the firearms for sale section to ask for a trade.
     

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    SDGlock23 JABRONI AUTIST

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    If you want one, also open up to trades for a G45.
     
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    I'd rather have a G45 than a 19x.
     
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    especially for a duty weapon.
     
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    OP - Maybe I could take it off your hands for a ridiculously low price. Waddya say?

    Kidding. Although I think in the present climate you should have no problem selling a G19 for a good price. It's more a question of finding the replacement 19X and I've never been in the market for one of those, so I have no idea what they cost or where to get them.
     
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    Had gen4 19, 19X, 45. I gave the 19 to a friend to use until she got her old gun fixed and sold the 19X. I’m getting the 45 slide milled now for the Trijicon RMR.
     
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    I have never liked the way the grip felt on a G 19.
    For me personally I have never understood why it is so popular.
    I do understand the size is good for Carry and duty but I have always hated that Grip.
     
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    I am guessing that now is as good of time as any to sell a Glock. Unless you paid crazy retail, I bet you do ok.
     
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    Picked-up a 19x on trade and have been very impressed... The balance and feel are somewhat similar to my old P7M8. It's become one of the "never sell" items in my inventory.

    I like the regular 19 just fine, but I really like the 19x.
     
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    I prefer my G17 and G45 grips more than my G19’s too. How about running a 17 round mag with an x-grip spacer? Makes shooting my 19’s more comfortable.
    [​IMG]
     
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    obi wan.jpg You will sell your Glock 19 Gen4 to me...for $200. You don't need to see my identification...these aren't the droids you're looking for. :D
     
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    The G45 is easier to find since it is still in production. Unless you want the tan color, it might be a better option anyway, since regular Gen5 mags don’t fit the 19X unless you switch the floor plate.
    The 19X is a cool piece though.

    You should have no trouble selling your G19, but I would locate the replacement before I let it go.
     
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    Go on Armslist and look in your area. Right now may not be the best time as people are asking panic-prices for their stuff but in general you might find a good deal at some point.

    And I agree. I've had a couple of G19.5's and though I liked them they were traded for HK's and I still have my 19X which is a keeper.
     
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    As stated, the 45 will be easier to find and is essentially the same gun.

    Another option is a full size mag and XGrip insert. If the grooves don't bother your fingers too much this can alleviate the hand size issue. Didn't work for me, as the grooves were just wrong for my hands, but it might help.

    The Gen 5 19 with no grooves and cutout still feels very bad in my hands, but does shoot very well so that was my solution (but I do also have the 19X and it's very nice).
     
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    Sell the 19 - it is still Glock's best-selling model. Take the money from that and buy a 19X. You'll lose some money, but you'll have the right gun and learn a lesson.
     
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    ^ this
     
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    Same here - by a wide margin.
     
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    That makes it easier for him to sell his 19 for a good price. All he needs to do is look at local used prices and undercut them.

    Then, for the G45 (or 19x, if he insists) he can go buy a new one at the same prices are pre-panic, if he can find it. Most dealers are afraid to price-gouge, because people turn against them.
     
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    To the OP, why the 19x over the 17. Does the short barrel present any real advantage to you? It might have a slight advantage for off duty concealment, but only slight. Its the grip length that is usually the bigger printing issue vs barrel/overall length.

    You should try to find both a gen 5 17 and 45 to shoot.
     
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