9mm ammo

It's ugly, it's a tupperware gun, it's too light. However you slice your criticism, you can't argue with their reputation.

There aren’t enough Glock handgun reviews out there are there? I mean really, they haven’t been around that long, proven in duty, or trusted by millions of people worldwide.

[Wait for uneasy laughter]

Haha, hopefully you don’t think I’m serious [see SARCASM]. Regardless of how much they have or haven’t been reviewed over the past several years since the Generation 3 models came out, I hate to have ANY gun pass through my grips without posting a review on it. Reviewing brand new guns are cool, but we’re not too cocky to realize that there may have been a few guns created and popularized before Haus of Guns became a reality [see SARCASM again]. Since the 80’s, Glock has been climbing the ladder of handgun success with a reputation of reliability that supersedes any other handgun in the world.

My Glock 19 is no longer with me as it’s been replaced for a Glock 23 so I can do more conversions and play around with it. Before it left my hands though, I took some time to do a full review including video (see below).

With all of that said, I want to point out a few things about this gun. 

  • First off, this is the first Glock I’ve ever owned. I may or may not have been a bit of a naysayer for the better part of my adult life.
  • I know Glocks are known for their reliability, but I was surprised at how accurate this pistol really is.
  • I did a mash up with the ammo in the magazines. 4 different types, loaded in random fashion and I ran two magazines through with ZERO issues and relative accuracy. The first mag was slow and deliberate, the second was a dump.
  • It’s a lot more comfortable in the hand than I originally thought it would be.
  • The Glock 19 is an absolute pleasure to shoot. Yeah the trigger isn’t meant for target or match purposes, but man was it smooth handling the 9mm rounds. So recoil is barely noticeable especially for decent sized hands.
  • Field stripping blows my mind. Only 34 total parts in a Glock to begin with, so it makes sense it would be a cinch to strip.
  • Function was flawless. Did I already say that? The double stack mags are easy to load and easy to count rounds thanks to the side-by-side windows on the back of the mags.
With Glock’s already stellar reputation and my growing experience I’m psyched for the future. Sounds lame maybe, but Glock’s are like AKs and ARs what with how much aftermarket gear is available for them. Good times.

9 Responses to Glock 19 Generation 3 9mm Review

  1. Phillip says:

    Love my Glock 17. Really can’t say much more than that. Friend of mine, police officer, was riding his personal motorcycle and was in an accident (in this case you can thank the car for that). He always keeps a round in the chamber. The gun did NOT go off when he hit the ground. Glock has designed a very safe firearm that only shoots when the trigger is pulled. My Glock is picky about ammo, the stuff they want me to use at the range always jams, but the Remington or Winchester 9×19 Luger rounds shoot flawlessly.

    • Ebbs says:

      Love your comments as always, Phillip. I’m really surprised to hear your 17 is finicky with any type of ammo. I think I put about 7 or 8 different types through my 19 before I moved to the 23 and it digested everything like it was ice cream cake from DQ. I think I’ve run 3 or 4 brands through the 23 with the same results. What generation is your 17?

  2. Buesing says:


    Can you do a article or cover further details about converting the Glock 23 to 9mm. I was looking to get a Glock 19, but I am I intrigued with the 23, sort of like getting two guns for price of one. The info available on the web is confusing about what parts must be changed out for a safe conversion. I am looking forward to more posts. Keep up the great work.

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  5. Thank you for the great review. (sarcasm and humor included.) I am purchasing my first handgun, and it will be a Glock 19. Your review was totally inspiring. I am aware of a controversy surrounding the Gen 4, and that we cannot buy them in California. Though the reviews are great, and it’s cool to have the newest, from your review it sounds like the Gen 3 is everything I would want a handgun to be. Is that something you would affirm? I’m not missing out on anything to not get the Gen4 ?

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