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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 19trax95, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. 19trax95

    19trax95

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    So I hit 1,000 rounds out of my Gen 5 19 Friday night. So I wanted to post a review of my experience thus far, and a comparison between my Gen 3 19 (don't have a gen 4 yet). So on to the review.

    I will talk about the finish first. I like it better than my glock 34 (gen 4). It is easier to clean it seems and it is a deeper black which I like. I have been carrying it in a kydex holster daily and I see no signs of wear, but my other guns don't show much either so I can't really say if it's tougher than others.

    Next up is shooting and feel. Comparing to the most direct competitor my Gen 3 vickers 19, it feels better in my hands due to no finger grooves. The cutout does not bother me, although I have gotten a mag snagged on it when I try and do fast reloads. Doesn't happen every time but still happens sometimes. I expect that may get better as I train more with this gun.

    I also seem to shoot it more accurately than the gen 3. I do not know if it is the barrel or simply because it fits in my hand better. But I can consistently get tighter groups with the gen 5 than I can the gen 3.

    On to wear, only having 1k rounds through it, and having cleaned it after each range trip, there isn't much wear. But, the gen 3 which has a little over 1k through it, shows less wear on the barrel than the gen 5 does. And both are cleaned and lubed the same way. Now keep in mind the vickers is cerakoted, so perhaps that helps to reduce wear from the slide to barrel. I took pics to try and demonstrate the difference.

    Trigger and ejection- probably the two things people are more interested in.

    The trigger was better than any of my other glocks I have out of the box. It was smoother and felt lighter. I would say it was the same pull weight at the - connector in my 34, but has a smoother pull and less of a wall. In have a ghost 3.5 connector in my Gen 3 and I still say the gen 5 beats it on over all smoothness of pull. Both guns I did the 25 cent trigger job on.

    The ejection of the gen 5 is very consistent in my example. I use my own reloads for the range and they all land about 3 or 4 feet away to my 4:00. I have not had a single BTF or even close. And I've tried some hit loads and some light loads. The gen 3 I get a couple near misses with my face and most of them go over my shoulder. It changes how it ejected spent cases with different ammo as well, whereas the gen 5 remained steady.

    Final thoughts. I really like the gen 5. I feel as though it is a good improvement over the gen 3. Like I mentioned I don't have a gen 4 19 to compare to, but I do have a gen 4 34. I would say that I would still have come to the same conclusion if I did have a gen 4 19. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Great review . Nice job .
     
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    Good write up.
     
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    Yep, nice write up.


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    Agree on the trigger and accuracy. Better than my Gen 4 19. Found the same thing with my Gen 5 17 also.
     
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    Nice write up.

    I've become a huge fan of my Gen 5 19 as well.
     
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    Great review, thanks. I’m hoping a Gen 5 31 and 32 will follow.
     
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    Thanks for the update.
     
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    1,000 rounds? That's like 3 weekends of matches. Report back after you hit at least 100,000 rounds.... And you need more lube on the barrel.
     
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    Nice write-up, thank you
     
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    If you shoot that much why don't you get one and run 100000 through it. I highly doubt anyone has that much through a gen 5 yet. I bet most don't have no where near that through any gun.
     
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    nice write up.
    I would bet your average gun owner does not put 1k round through their pistols.
    Now most of us here shoot more than average.
     
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    I have hit 1,000 rounds through my Gen 5 Glock 19.

    Report: Works just fine. Hits what I am at. Will put a man down at any SD distance required.

    Sorry, not what the drama queens on a gun forum like this are looking for...but...there you go.
     
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    I will never hit 100k combined through my guns. For one I don't have the money nor time to shoot that much, and I don't shoot competition. Can't stand the atmosphere of the ones I've been to. Far too many elitists for the common man to have fun. It's like if you don't have a $2k race gun, your are looked down upon as if your a pee on.

    My review was the average shooters review. I shoot for fun and to train for carry. So I really only get to go out on weekends and some week nights and shoot 200 rounds or so each trip. On rare occasions, as in this case, I shot 500 rounds in one weekend using exclusively my Gen 5.

    The lube I'll try. I followed glocks recommended lube points with one difference. I use a light dab of grease on the frame rails. I have been pleased with the results I've gotten on the grease on other guns so I continued that with the glocks.
     
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    Nice job, great review, very much appreciated, thank you for your time and effort to provide such a thorough and honest review.
     
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    Great Review Sir !
     
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    Thanks for the review! A 19 gen5 is next on my list!
     
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    Agree with review


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    Thanks for the review. Was going to get a gen 5, 17 but it was gone so I got a gen 4, 19 mos. My old eyes really like those red dots. I will be getting a gen 5, 17 probably next one that comes in. Again thanks for review
     
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