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Old December 21, 2018, 12:16   #1
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19X

Anyone here pick up a 19X? Like many I thought a 19 slide on a 17 frame was a backwards, goofy idea and then I got one in my hands and absolutely loved it. I have larger hands so the 17-frame sans finger grooves felt great. Its a little on the bulky side for EDC (I regularly ccw a standard 19), but for a range or nightstand gun, its just the ticket.
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Old December 21, 2018, 21:51   #2
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All I can say is I sell every one I get in at work, usually the same day. They also have the Glock 45, basicly same thing but black and front slide serrations. So while you are not alone thinking it was goofy, your not alone wanting one either!
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Being a fan of the Colt Commander .45ACP, I never really thought the concept of a standard size grip frame and short slide to be particularly goofy, but as with anything ymmv.

I have a 19X and it has quickly become a favorite. I especially like that it comes standard with steel night sights.

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I have a 19X and it has quickly become a favorite. I especially like that it comes standard with steel night sights.

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Yes to this point as well. We sell the 19x in our store for $599. A regular gen 5 Glock is 549-559 ish. You can’t buy night sights for the difference and stock Glock sights are crap, or at least they seem really cheap.
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I have big hands. Or, rather, wide hands. Still, makes absolutely zero sense to me. Other than the latest, greatest fad. People are amusing.
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I have big hands. Or, rather, wide hands. Still, makes absolutely zero sense to me. Other than the latest, greatest fad. People are amusing.
Have you held or fired a 19X??

I thought the same at first as I couldn’t recall the last “New” thing I got excited about but then I handled one.
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They got rid of those STUPID finger grooves. Whooot! Might sell my Gen 3 Austrian one....I hate those grips. Wonder how the US made barrels stack up to the original Austrian ones for durability?

Now if they'd only get rid of that dumbass rail on the dust cover.
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Old January 17, 2019, 11:32   #8
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I've been shooting Glocks for a long time and have owned a lot of them..a lot.

I really love the 19X and I've also recently acquired a Glock 45. Great balance, great grip, etc.

Fantastic.
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