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.