Ordered Gen 5 G19-Have Questions

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  1. MGGLOCK9

    MGGLOCK9

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    Returning to a Glock after several years. Would like to know

    1. I read Gen 5 is VERY different from prior gen 4 and 3. Want to order night sights. Does Gen 5 require sights specific to Gen 5?

    2. Is the rail a 1913 Piccatinny rail?

    3. Do they require hot loads to cycle reliably (assuming a proper hold).

    Thank you for your time!
     
  2. checkyoursix

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  3. CamoCowboy

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    Find You A Good Used Gen 3 Or Buy A Gen 3 New! They Still Sale Them New! That's "My Opinion" And Everybodies Got One, I Know That!!!
     
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  4. thewoods868

    thewoods868 thewoods868

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    I think Glock changed poa to combat hold on the gen 5 if you want a traditional poi order gen 4 or 3 sights. The rail did change to standard Picatinny I’m pretty sure. Your best bet is to shoot it before any sight purchase and see where your at.
     
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    1. No I ordered the same sights for my gen3 g26 and my gen5 g19 they both shoot the same with combat hold for me. The gen 5 is much improved imo


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  6. cowboy325

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    I think you will find that its the same old Glock without finger grooves once you boil back the ocean.....
     
  7. mmcbeat

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    The Gen 5 has a much better trigger as well as a better barrel. It also has a better magazine release (same as Gen 4) and an ambi slide release. For me, it’s better because of no finger groves. I also like the front serrations on the most recent Gen 5’s. And let’s not forget the front beveled slide.

    all of above - IMO.
     
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    I think you are really going to like this pistol - GNS or Ameriglo - you will not regret owning perfection ! D89B94A4-72D2-4535-B537-1215B498B3D1.png
     
  9. ViperR

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    And don't forget that the Gen5 G19 with the front slide serrations also incorporates the breech face cut that really improves ejections.
    All leaf, paper clip & S springs are now all coil. Marksman barrel and a few other things.
    I like the Gen5. It's even on the rimfire G44 and the 43X/48.
     
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    My gen 5 Glock 19 is very accurate and has digested all ammo ive tried. Mines an old gen 5 19 too, so has no front serations. And not flush with the frame slide cut. USA made too.
     
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    The Gen 5 Glock is the best 9mm Glock ever made.
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    Thanks-you and mmcbeat answered something else I wondered-the gun I ordered has front slide serration-but the three G19 gen 5 reviews I read show no FSS.

    So I wondered-did they start FSS after production ramped up? I guess so. I like the looks of the serrations-time in use will tell me if I like using them.

    BTW-the only thing I disliked about my g19 of yesteryear was....the finger grooves!

    I have a bunch of old Blazer 115 grain stuff. I am hoping it will function well with that. It's not very hot ammo though...

    So I am looking forward to this pistola.
     
  13. Deputydave

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    You ordered the G19FS. This is the same one I just picked up a couple of weeks ago and it's fantastic. It differs slightly from earlier editions of the Gen 5 G19; The slide and frame bevel match at the muzzle whereas on some early G19's the slide was beveled but the frame wasn't. The FS gets rid of the half-moon cut-out on the front strap of the grip. This was a point of complaint to some. It has the cut out on the breech face to aid in more positive ejection. Basically the 19FS is the latest/greatest edition of the Gen 5 G19.

    I put Ameriglo i-Dot night sights on mine.

    https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/picked-up-a-g19-5-fs.1833420/
     
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    I do believe the rail is picatinny now, since the TLR-8A I use requires a different changeable cross piece than previous Glocks. The Glock marked piece does not work.

    Other than that, night sights for earlier Glocks work just fine and are actually preferred. They do not require any hotter ammo.
     
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    Great! I always thought it was well, kind of unnecessary and arrogant that Glock used a proprietary rail.
    Just an opinion...
     
  16. ViperR

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    Picatinny is .206" wide. Weaver is .180". And Glock is .209" (Gen5) from my calipers on all three.
    So, Glock & Pic are basically the same now. The difference of .003" is nothing.