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Why the Glock 19?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ntech, Feb 25, 2010.

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  1. ntech

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    Can any of you enlighten me about why the Glock 19 is so popular? If you own one or have shot one, what makes it special to you? I notice that a lot of people own and love them, and I am curious about the reasons why. Are there any disadvantages?
     
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    Glockphobia NOT!

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    to me, the 19 is the perfect size, not so little that it carries so few rounds and not so big that you cant conceal it. and last, but not least, the 9mm is not that expensive or heavy. with all that being said, im carrying a 23 at the moment,but, i do have a 19, and carried it for three years. it's just that my 23 is new.
     
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  3. mad.gunsmith

    mad.gunsmith NRA and GSSF Life Member Silver Member

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    Is the best size all around you can CCW or use it for a duty weapon
    Has 15 rounds of ammo in a medium size and is not to heavy
    I love my G19 fit just perfect between the G26 and the G17
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    It's just the MOST Perfect Glock.
    Perfect compromise of size, concealability and firepower
     
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    My G19 is the perfect size with plenty of firepower.
     
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    At the risk of asking a stupid question....but is the size better suited for 9mm or is the 23 OK firing .40?

    I assume both are just great and it's only a matter of choice.
     
  7. Kentucky Shooter

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    True of All Glocks
    • High quality
    • Dependable and reliable
    • very tough and can take abuse, does not have to be babied to work
    • the relatively low price makes it an extremely good value.
    • Many law enforcement types trust their life to a Glock everyday- what better testimony is needed?
    • Built in rail for light (at least on most models)
    • widely available parts, very interchangeable and simple to work on.
    • even high capacity mags available if desired.
    • simple operation----load mag, rack slide, pull trigger----repeat as necessary.
    Pros of the 19
    • Compact size--- offers a compromise, can be concealed or openly carried.
    • High capacity-15 rounds.
    • 9x19mm round-----one of the world's most popular and been around for over a century. In most cases (except in certain election years), the round is widely available. Many options exist in ammo, from high dollar self-defense ammo to cheap FMJ plinking ammo. Despite the subject of many debates, a very proven self-defense round.
    • Most people can shoot it well, handles easily for most.
    • manageable recoil.
    • Just plain works (but of course this is true of all Glocks)
    This is my take on the Glock situation overall and specifically for the 19.
     
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  8. Free Radical

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    It is the ideal size for either CCW or duty carry, but IMHO you're missing the boat with a G19. Why not get a 23/32 and a couple of conversion barrels? That way you have one platform that shoots three calibers. 9mm. .40S&W and .357SIG
     
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    When people ask me about their advice on buying their first hangun, I point them to the Glock 19. It is compact, reliable, inexpensive and shoots 9mm which is probably one of the most abundant rounds out there. The G19 is just a good all around pistol for all occasions. I say start with the 9mm and move up from there. A good defensive 9mm +p+ round is very effective.
     
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    As most everyone else has already stated, price, reliability, capacity vs. size/ weight ratio, simplicity (of operation, disassembly, part availability, upgrades, sometimes finding ammo...), oh and that sweet trigger pull. Its a Glock.
     
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    It's an all-purpose gun. Small enough to conceal, big enough for the range, powerful enough for self-defense, small enough caliber for anybody to shoot and cheap enough to shoot a lot.
     
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    Glock reliability......15rds.......carries well.......9mm effective........................affordability.:cool:
     
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    Perfect size, 15 round capacity, ammo is cheap. :supergrin:
     
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    All i know is they are tough to find used around my way. I wanted one but couldnt find one in the $400 range...so I went with the 23 with the conversion barrel and i love it. Use .40 for personal, and the 9 for the range.

    I just try and shoot the .40 a good amount too so im ready because the round is definately different!

    The big thing is the cheap ammo and the size. Holding feels perfect!
     
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    I would agree with most of the statements here. For me it was the way it felt in my hand. the grip angle just fit perfectly.
     
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    To all of the above

    Ditto.
     
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    Me likes, me likes mucho

    Although the trigger guard digs into my middle finger/knuckle. The standard or subcompact sizes don't as much

    Hey Bubbala, can it work in any other way? Ex. G32 with G22, G19 barrel or G19 with G22, G32?
     
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    onalandline Me Got Gun!

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    I ordered a G19 about a week ago due to the overwhelming positive reviews. I looked at all kinds of guns before making this decision. I will eventually pick up some of these other guns, but due to a great deal I got on a new G19, I had to grab it now. Check out the G19 on youtube.
     
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    Many great videos on youtube on the G19
     
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    Well said , the 19 is the perfect size for me . I have a "2 pin" model .