Thank you to the 6500 readers who voted in our poll pitting the venerable GLOCK 19 against Springfield Armory’s XD Mod.2. As you can see from the screen cap above, the GLOCK edged-out the Springfield by a margin of 52 to 48 percent. I’d say that was well within the margin of error, but the whole poll is inherently erroneous (being an opt-in Internet poll posted on a pro-gun website). Despite the image above, I chose the Springfield XD Mod.2 as the better gun. It’s got a better grip, offers a more natural point-of-aim and I prefer the XD’s trigger. But there’s no question that . . .
the GLOCK 19 is worthy of any gun buyer’s hard-earned cash. It’s the perfect size, provides famous reliability (for those who must-have reliability sur tout) and offers excellent capacity. If the GLOCK 19 had a better trigger . . .
A problem easily and completely fixed by the installation of a GHOST trigger, which only adds about $20 to the price of Gaston’s gun. I fitted one on to my 19 (along with night sights) to make it the perfect go-to gun. Aside from my other perfect go-to handguns – which cost a damn sight more. Respect to both competitors. They both raised the bar for every other mass market handgun maker. Our new poll is up!