Glock 19 Gen5: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

The GLOCK 19 Gen5 is a great carry pistol. Personally I was thrilled to see GLOCK had removed the finger grooves for this newest generation. The flared mag well is a nice change, too.

Enough changes were made to the Gen5 for me to truly love a GLOCK 19 for the first time (I do like GLOCKs, just other models).

What changes are you guys hoping for when Gen 6 eventually arrives?



  1. avatar Cloud says:

    Suppressor height sights but no rmr? Weaaaak

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      Suppressor height sights for an RMR: doing it wrong.

      Suppressor height sights for a suppressor: doing it right.

      1. avatar ai338 says:

        No sighting system when the dot fails. Doing it right.

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          Not adding batteries where they don’t belong: doing it right.

        2. avatar Cloud says:

          Red dots on pistols are the future bruh.

        3. avatar ai338 says:

          This is the 21st century. Electronics are actually durable these days. Batteries have a place on firearms. Just don’t buy chinese.

  2. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Scallop under the trigger guard with Gen 4 features otherwise.

    Don’t care for the Gen 5

  3. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

    How are these suggestions for a start?

    …1911 grip angle…steel night sights standard…modular, with a fire control group, so that I can carve on a frame and not ooops up the actual ATF – recognized firearm in my zeal for the perfect fitting frame…

  4. avatar D Dunbar says:

    Grip angle. A proper grip angle.

    1. avatar Robroyb says:

      Agreed, 100%

  5. avatar Pmac says:

    It doesn’t matter what we we want. Gaston does what he wants. Does anyone know if that guy even has any credentials as a shooter? By the way, not a Glock hater.

  6. avatar strych9 says:

    OK, so if Glock wants me to buy any of their Gen6 guns they need to create a gun with the following features.

    Small, like LCPII size, but carries a bazillion rounds in the clip/thing that goes up.
    Hits like artillery (6″ gun at least) but has no recoil.
    Has iron-magnified-reddot sights so good that I don’t have to aim but it still hits the bullseye every time.
    A four position selector for safe, fire, twice and fast/half as accurate and melee.
    A 15/18/55/62/87 grip angle adjustable on the fly.
    The asthetics of a 1911-Colt-SAA-M60-Abrams-tomahawk lever gun.
    Options for stun, kill and disintegrate (A Zat’nik’tel but improved by JMB and God himself).
    Variable calibers from 0.09mm to 454000ACP, adjustable on the fly.
    Fin stabilized energy projectiles that exceed the speed of light.
    A built in laser sight.
    Toaster slots with a “bagel” option.

    1. avatar Michael Buley says:

      I concur, Strych9. These are very reasonable, and critical, improvements / options / accessories.

      I want to be able to hit the bullseye every time without aiming, too. This other ‘traditional’ way of aiming is just such bullshit.

      I like the 15/18/55/62/87 grip thing. I think there should be a 71 or 72 in there, too, right in between 62 and 87. Or wherever, really.

      I concur. On every item.

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        “This other ‘traditional’ way of aiming is just such bullshit.”

        Agreed. This is 2019 FFS.

        1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          It’s 10:00 p.m., and I’m LMAO!

        2. avatar Michael Buley says:

          Projectiles that exceed the speed of light. Now, I would not have thought of that one. You’re of course right, again. This stuff is pure genius, Strych9. Pure, unadulterated, marketing magic genius. The stuff of which legends are made.

          Admittedly, I got waylaid by your first several suggestions. They are overwhelming, to say the least. A first read cannot properly intake and absorb and digest and make heads-and-tails of every single item. This requires serious study.

          More comments later is an entirely possible result of additional readings. You even had the brilliance to suggest what should be obvious — as you said, it’s 2019, FFS: ‘fin stabilized.’ My god. That alone could change everything.

    2. avatar Yarbles says:


      1. avatar strych9 says:

        How about a trigger warmer so that your finger doesn’t get cold at the range?

    3. avatar B.D. says:

      wtf is a clip? Do you mean MAGAZINE?

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        No, I mean clip. The gun carries it’s bullets in an onboard hair-clip dispenser in case you need you need to pretty up after a DGU. Duh. What are you, stupid?

        1. avatar tom in Oregon says:

          Now I just snorted myself into hiccups!

        2. avatar strych9 says:

          I’m not sure what’s more odd, that he doesn’t under stand the clip or that he wants reading materials while he’s shooting.

          I mean, quite clearly you cannot safely use your warmed finger to fire your laser/self-guided-fin-stabilized-energy-artillery-shell-JDAM-singularity-producing-soul-killing-and-burying-454000ACP projectiles while eating a bagel AND reading unless you get the upgraded night sights. That would mean you’re reading in the dark, and that’s just silly to even consider. Besides, you’re going to need your other eyeball to work the SAA-lever-fully-semiautomatic action.

          Some people sure are fucking strange.

        3. avatar jwm says:

          Mirrors down the side of the slidey thingy so you can see how your makeup is going after the dgu.

          Want to look your best for the media when they get there.

        4. avatar strych9 says:

          “Want to look your best for the media when they get there.”

          Especially since you’re going to be a hero using the Knight-Sights that allow only the truly chivalrous to hit their target!

    4. avatar anonymoose says:

      If your bullets exceed the speed of light, you could send your shots back in time and kill Hitler! 😮

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        But then what would the Left compare Trump to?

    5. avatar Craig in IA says:

      Sounds to me like you ought to just go out and hire a bodyguard…

    6. avatar D_B_X says:

      “Toaster slots with a “bagel” option”, and you don’t ask mags as cream cheese holder? Use your brain, Strych9!

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        454000ACP will turn your opponent into a delicious, spreadable paste at any range from point blank to a few billion parsecs so there’s no need for the cream cheese holder.

        But one of those little spreading knives might be an order…

  7. avatar Michael Buley says:

    How about a pocket carry anti-tank gun? Or — or and/or — anti-aircraft / anti-nuclear / anti-EMP / anti-you name it bazooka chambered in Creedmor something or other, but bigger and faster? With the fin stabilization that Strych9 obviously has been working on designs for, for quite some time, only to be revealed now?

    Also with 25+1 in a single stack that weighs under 20 ounces fully loaded. That doesn’t need a holster but sticks magically to exactly wherever I put it — and doesn’t move in a car wreck unless I want it to, without touching it. With a safety of course. Nah, I don’t like safeties. If a tank attacks, I don’t want to have to chamber my first of 25 rounds. Every second counts.

    1. avatar Mike H says:

      I think there’s a creedmore joke in here somewhere.

  8. avatar Salty Bear says:

    “The flared mag well is a nice change, too.”

    And then they ruined it by cutting the front of it off. And then made the MOS model without the cutout so they could charge $50 more.

    “What changes are you guys hoping for when Gen 6 eventually arrives?”

    1) Interchangeable backstraps that change the shape of the grip (i.e. option to remove the Glock hump).
    2) Not being charged night sight price for plastic sights (I love the idea of shipping a gun with cheap sights so that the consumer can pick their own aftermarket sights, but the price of the gun should come down a bit).
    3) Slightly enlarged trigger guard. It’d be nice to have more room for gloves.
    4) Factory undercut trigger guard.
    5) Serial number on some part other than the frame.
    6) Free gun for everyone who comments on this article XD

    1. avatar NM says:

      Some of us love that cutout… in addition to my carry and training 19.5s, I bought axtra when I saw they might be phasing it out on future models… 😉

      My list would be:

      1) models with the cutout as an option
      2) PVD finish on the slide (which is not as slick as the current finish)
      3) front slide serrations as an option (but placed a bit further back where they belong)
      4) threaded barrel as an option
      5) Bold sights with a yellow/green front as an option
      6) a proper OD green frame 🙂

  9. avatar Kman says:

    Just go back to a Gen2 with steel sights and call it done for Pete’s sake.

  10. avatar Ginder12 says:

    Buy a Walther or a Cz

  11. avatar Sarcastro says:

    I want that Benchmade.

  12. avatar daveinwyo says:

    I was going to say that SARCASTRO, couldn’t give an RA for glockenspiels. Do like the new Sig Legion 9mm though. Now that’s a gun! I shot the first gen of g-crap as LEO and KNEW it was crap. Successive gens can’t change the basic wrongness of the grip angle. But I have met some European males(?) and can see the need for the shape of the grip. Talk about limp wrist! For that ability to be limp wristed and still have a useable weapon, congrats, Kind of like the old cowboy movies where they throw their rounds down range cause the actor wasn’t able to thumb the hammer.
    BTW, Tom in or, what do you think of the new gun laws proposed?

  13. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    Nobody has mentioned the hand? All the other equipment relies on it and we know nothing about it. Is it tactical? Does it have Kung-Fu Grip(tm)?

    1. avatar Michael Buley says:

      Cloudbuster, it’s a good thing you wisely noted ™ after the official Kung-Fu Grip …

  14. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    I think you’re all missing the boat here.

    The only thing I want Glock to deliver in whatever “new” pistol they’re flogging at SHOT (or anywhere else) is what they’ve been claiming to deliver for years and years now.


    The fact that they’re considering a new version of an already delivered pistol means that they’ve been lying all along on this “perfection” thing.

    1. avatar ai338 says:

      No, they havent. Perfection is their goal, not their current position.

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        my pal the worm (r.i.p.) got really upset when i taught his amstaff bandit to chase its tail. said it made the pooch look stupid. i never laughed so hard.
        same thing here.

  15. avatar Mike H says:

    I’d like for Gen 6 to shoot around corners. Otherwise, my Gen 4 will do just fine.

  16. avatar jwm says:

    Tupperware has generations? Now I gotta ask my Glock, ‘who’s your daddy’?

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