The Glock 19X, which is basically the civilian version of the 17MHS pistol submitted to the Army, will be available starting January 22nd. Here’s a quick blurb about what’s included:
- Rounded mag catch like the Israeli guns
- Same slide stop lever, trigger safety, and slide lock spring as used in Gen 5.
- Black mag followers – not the orange ones seen in the Gen 5 magazines.
- Non-extended mag base plates (like Gen 4) – not like the Gen 5 mag base plates.
- No cutout on front strap – frame actually extends down further than Gen 4 style. This is known as the ‘toe’ of the frame, and often jokingly referred to as the ‘camel toe’ on the 19X.
- Coyote brown, which is more brown (darker) than current FDE.
- Mags match the frame color.
- Slide color matches the frame color (more or less) – first time Glock’s done a slide color other than black. Finish is referred to as nPVD, and leaves a deep purple like color on the inside of the slide.
- Lanyard hole is part of a removable grip plug and will support the Gen 4/5 style back straps.
- No manual safety as seen in the 19MHS and 23MHS guns submitted to the Army. That’s no surprise since Glock has said they wouldn’t release a pistol with a manual safety.
- Full size G17 grip length frame with G19 length dust cover, and compact G19 slide.
- No finger grooves, and same texture, RTF3, as Gen 4/5.
- Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB) just like the Gen 5.
- Shipped with Glock night sights. I have NOT seen a sku for a version without night sights.
- Looks like they’re made in Austria.
- New ejector design (part # 47021) that’s also coming to the Gen 5 guns (no details on what’s different, yet). This is to address the BTF (brass to face) issue that some have experienced.
- Gen 5 style trigger assembly.
- Slide and frame are beveled like the Gen 5 (Note: early Gen 5 frames were not beveled). That changed in later production in 2017.
- MSRP is $750, which is exactly the same as a Gen 5 pistol with night sights. I’ve seen plenty of Blue Label prices, with $533 being common. Again, this pistol ships with night sights, so that’s why the Blue Label price is higher than some other pistols.
- I’ve only seen indications that they are made in Austria. I’ve yet to see pictures or skus that any are made in the U.S.
- The 19X is not marked with a ‘Gen 5’ on the slide, nor is the product number in the Gen 5 range.
- Spring cups are the Glock marine spring cups.
A lot of the following photos are from Glock.
For more info, see
edit: Glock has removed the original page of content, including the video, from that page. Here’s the basic announcement that originally appeared there:
New link: http://19x.glock.us/
Trademark info for the 19X is available on the Justia site.
I’ll update this as I get more info.