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The GLOCK 19 in 9 mm Luger is ideal for a versatile role thanks to its reduced dimensions when compared to the standard sized option. In addition to its use as a conventional service pistol, it is ideal for use as a backup weapon or for concealed carry purpose.
The Mid-Size or Compact Glock 19 9mm is ideal for many uses due to its low dimensions compared to a standard pistol size.
The Glock 19 is known as the balanced and comfortably sized Glock. Because of this, the Glock 19 is the most popular handgun in the USA.
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There’s not much of a magazine well or a flare on the well with the Gen3 and Gen4 guns, but the Glock 17 and Glock 19 Gen5 guns have an excellent, really large magazine well in the bottom of the gun.
If you’re running the gun in a competition like USPSA, shooting a division like Carry Optics, or in a production where you can’t add an aftermarket magazine well to the gun, then this large mag well is a great factory asset.
It’s really nice to have a large magazine well in the gun already without having to add an aftermarket option that adds more bulk and weight to the gun.
Glock 17 vs 19 Quality
These guns are both Glocks and are all of similar quality. I do think the quality on the Gen 5 has been upped a little bit.
The polymer on the Gen 3 guns doesn’t seem as good as that of the Gen 4, and the Gen 4 guns don’t seem quite as good as the Gen 5.
I think Glock has been slowly and incrementally improving in the quality of some of their components.
Glock 17 vs 19 Aftermarket
When it comes to the aftermarket, both of these guns have an extremely large aftermarket, but the Glock 19 has a few more options than the 17.
There are multiple companies making aftermarket frames for both of these guns, but there are way more making them for the 19 and just a lot more support for the Glock 19 overall.
There are companies that don’t even make holsters for the Glock 17, for example, while there are almost no companies out there that don’t make a Glock 19 holster.
You have the same type of components made for both of these guns on the aftermarket, but there are a lot more offerings for each component for the Glock 19 vs. the Glock 17.
A lot of the parts are interchangeable between the two guns, which means that the offerings are identical there.
Personally, I think both of these guns are very good-looking guns and look almost identical from a proportional standpoint.
The Glock 17 has a slightly-longer barrel, slide, and grip compared to the 19. I think the 19 is a little more attractive because it seems more balanced, but the Glock 17’s still a good-looking gun.
Neither of these guns are showstoppers, but both are reasonably attractive.
Shooting the Glock 17 vs 19 is going to be pretty similar.
The Glock 17 is just an oversized version of the 19 — a slightly-shrunken 17, depending on how you look at it. Assuming your hands are of the right size to fit, all of your fingers will fit on the Glock 19.
You’re not going to get any extra leverage or recoil control on the 17 from the grip link, but there is a bit of difference in how the longer slide affects shooting.
The Glock 17 seems to have a slightly slower cyclic rate and the slide itself has a little more muzzle rise due to the increased mass.
This means the shooter’s actually going to feel slightly less recoil with the Glock 17 vs. 19. The Glock 19, on the other hand, because of its faster cyclic rate, seems to shoot a little flatter, but imparts more vibrations into the shooter’s hand.
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Glock 19 is effectively a reduced-size Glock 17; it is called the “Compact” by the manufacturer. The Glock 19 has a shorter barrel (by about half an inch) and pistol grip compared to the Glock 17. Since it is a smaller gun, it is more popular for concealed-carry uses.
Both these semi-automatic pistols use 9mm cartridges and were designed by Gaston Glock. Another advantage of Glock 19 pistols is that they are compatible with Glock 17 magazines but Glock 19 magazines cannot be used in a Glock 17 pistol.
The Glock 26 is even smaller than the Glock 19 and is compatible with both Glock 19 and Glock 17 magazines. However, Glock 26 magazines cannot be used with Glock 19 or Glock 17.
Both of these guns function identically in terms of how their frames are set up.
Depending on the generation of Glock you have, modularity builds will differ. Gens 3, 4, and 5 are still in current production, so we’ll cover all of those.
The Gen3 grip tends to be much larger and has no modularity whatsoever. It also includes finger grooves. The Gen4 has finger grooves but it also includes four backstraps, two of which have no beavertail and two of which do have beavertails built into the backstraps.
These backstraps’ primary feature involves changing the length of pull (trigger reach) for the shooter. If you have larger hands, these can be very advantageous.
The Gen5 Glock has an identical setup to the Gen4 save for the finger grooves on either the Glock 17 or 19.
Overall, these guns feel identical in the hand when you’re holding them. The difference is going to come down to the grip length.
I myself have medium-to-large hands that are about average for somebody around six feet tall and I can get my hand fully on the Glock 19.
Somebody with slightly larger hands may not be able to get a complete grip with their pinky fully on the grip of the Glock 19 while they should be able to with the Glock 17. The pinky is the strongest finger in the hand when it comes to controlling recoil, so it has the most leverage.
You’re going to want to get as much leverage on the gun as possible, so this is something I would consider when you’re trying out the gun.
Glock 17 vs 19 Texture
Again, your texture options are going to be identical between all of these guns.
If you’re looking at the Gen 3 Glock, most of them have a very slick finish that is not that good. Some Gen 3 Glocks also shift with the RTF2 finish, which is a little bit rare, but that finish is arguably the best texturing that has ever been offered on a handgun.
It’s very aggressive yet is still comfortable to carry concealed.
Glock did an excellent job with that and I hate to see that they’ve discontinued it.
The Gen4 Glock’s texturing is not quite as aggressive as what the Gen5 has, but it’s much more aggressive than the Gen3’s. It’s good enough, but it’s not great. I really wish it was more aggressive.
The texture on the Glock Gen 5 is probably one of the gold standards in the concealed-carry handgun industry.
Is it as good as something like the texturing on the CZ P-10C? In my opinion, no, but it is dang close.
The texturing is not aggressive enough that you can carry it without any discomfort, but it’s aggressive enough when you’re shooting you won’t have any problems hanging onto the gun as long as you have a tight grip.
It does a good job of locking your hand in, but it’s not uncomfortable to use over time.
The slides on all these Glocks are identical.
You might have some variations that have forward-cocking serrations, but the depth of the serrations themselves remain consistent across all models and variations, making the slides somewhat marginal.
I really like aftermarket slides that have a lot more aggressive serrations.
This is an area I really wish Glock had improved upon as it would not be an expensive change to make these guns. They’d just have to go with a slightly deeper and more aggressive cut.
Glock 17 vs 19 Sights
Again, these Glocks are all going to come with similar sight options.
All of them are available from the factory with plastic slot fillers, which we most commonly see and know as Glock sights. These are horrible and you’re best off to replace them right out of the box if your gun has them.
We’re fortunate now that Glock offers most of these guns with center Glock night sights, which are made by Meprolight and are usable but not that great.
They also offer excellent AmeriGlo sights that feature a bright orange front sight with a tritium vial in the center and the square-notch AmeriGlo blacked-out rear sights with tritium vials on each side of the notch.
There are still 3-dot night sights, but they have excellent front sight and a blacked-out rear that really makes for a nice sight picture during daylight hours.
These guys all use the same aftermarket sights, so you’re going to have the same amount of options for them both.
There are some really great sights out there — if you can’t find sights that you like for the Glock 19 or Glock 17, then you’re not going to find sights you like for any handgun.
Glock 17 vs 19 Red-Dot Optics
Glock has the MOS (modular optic system) offered on the 17 and the 19 in both Gen4 and Gen5.
These optics-mounting systems include a series of plates that will work with pretty much every handgun optic on the market, and if it doesn’t work, there’s somebody out there that makes an aftermarket plate for it.