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G19X: Why Glock Put a G19 Slide on a G17 Frame

G19X: Why Glock Put a G19 Slide on a G17 Frame

G19X: Why Glock Put a G19 Slide on a G17 Frame

G19X: Why Glock Put a G19 Slide on a G17 Frame FOR THOSE ASKING WHY GLOCK PUT A G19 SLIDE ON TOP OF A G17 FRAME FOR THE ALL-NEW ARMY-BASE G19X INSTEAD OF THE OTHER WAY AROUND, HERE ARE YOUR ANSWERS.

By ROB GARRETT

G19X: Why Glock Put a G19 Slide on a G17 Frame

 

https://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/handguns/g19x-glock-slide-frame/

On Jan. 2, 2018, at 9:01 a.m. EST, the announcement of the new Glock 19X resulted in a “blizzard” of comments that matched the weather that much of the country was experiencing. There was a lot of focus on why Glock opted for a shorter G19 slide on top of a full-size G17 frame instead of the other way around. I don’t know, maybe everyone was suffering from cabin fever. So I was tasked in writing followup explaining why Glock made that decision for the G19X.

It’s really not that complicated. So, let me try to answer the question again.

 

G19X: Why Glock Put a G19 Slide on a G17 Frame

 

G19X Features

I was among a small group of media that was invited to preview the G19X at Glock’s facility in Smyrna, Ga. We were the first media representatives to handle and shoot the 19X.

The Glock MHS pistol was designed to meet the specifications of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System solicitation. Glock officials stated that the Glock MHS met, or exceeded, the requirements of the MHS solicitation.

The Glock 19X is a commercial version of the MHS submission, with the exception of the manual thumb safety. It combines the high magazine capacity of the Glock 17 with the shorter Glock 19 slide.

The lanyard loop was an MHS requirement but can be easily removed.

It comes standard with Trijicon night sights and is, in part, responsible for a higher MSRP.

The 19X incorporates “most” of the features found on Gen5 pistols.

G19X: Why Glock Put a G19 Slide on a G17 Frame

 

G19X: Why Glock Put a G19 Slide on a G17 Frame

 

Observations

I’m sure that few, if any, of those posting negative comments, had held, much less shot, a G19X. As such, their comments were based solely on photographs.

From some of the comments, it was obvious that the poster had not read the articles explaining the reason Glock produced the 19X.

The Glock 19X is Glock’s version of a Colt Commander. I don’t remember the Commander ever being lambasted like the 19X, but then, that was in a more civil and gentlemanly time.

The FN 509 is basically the same size and configuration as the 19X. I didn’t read anything nearly as visceral about the 509 as the 19X.

 

Keep Reading: https://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/handguns/g19x-glock-slide-frame/

 

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