With its boxy polymer and metal frame, mysterious reliability, and concealability, the Glock 19 is one of the most popular pistols of all time. The P320 is one of the best concealable pistols on the market and has become a popular choice for the masses. Can you use this gun? to your friends and family?
Glock 19 Review: What Makes This Gun Special?
Featuring an iconic square shape, the bottom frame of the Glock 19 is made from a durable polymer, and the slide is made from metal. I have never seen a cracked Glock frame, with the exception of the 44, which gives me a sense of relief since I’ve become accustomed to the lightweight nature of my 19.
Most modern pistols are made of treated steel for their inner workings, slides, and barrels. Polymer pistol frames were invented by HK, but they were perfected and popularized by Glock.
Over the past decade, the polymer frame design of the Glock 19 has proven to be rugged and reliable. The Glock 19 is hard to damage meaningfully in any way.
Furthermore, there are no gimmicky features or external safeties on the Glock 19. While newer shooters may be a bit intimidated by the lack of external safety mechanisms, you’ll see that the most important safety mechanism is your mind and hands as you become more comfortable with firearms.
With its streamlined design, this handgun sheds a bit of weight and shrinks its profile substantially, making it ideal for concealment, which is one of the reasons it has become one of the most popular in the world. In addition, Glocks are almost infinitely customizable, whether it’s for aesthetics or competition modifications.
The Glock 19 is a perfectly capable weapon when it comes to accuracy, but there’s a bit of a variation when it comes to nailing shots on top of each other, especially as you get closer to 25 yards.
While the accuracy is serviceable for most situations, the normal variations do not prevent it from being used in race/competition guns, service weapons, and carry weapons. Under 25 yards, my rounds landed where I wanted them, always within an inch of each other. I’m not Jerry Miculek. Although it’s accurate, the Glock 19 isn’t the best gun on the market.
Normally, I don’t focus on the magazine, but when it comes to compact pistols, I need to. There are 15 rounds of 9mm plus one in the Glock 19’s double stack mag. The size is perfect for an everyday carry pistol that’s compact. The Glock 19 had 15 rounds, which has become the standard for compact firearms.
What is the reliability of the Glock 19?
Lastly, the Glock brand is renowned for its reliability. I call it black magic, some call it superior craftsmanship, but either way the Glock 19 is a reliable weapon. Glock’s platform has remained relatively unchanged over the years, so they haven’t needed to innovate, they have only refined their designs.