Since GLOCK “accidentally” let word of its new G19X slip a few days ago, the cat’s officially out of the ballistic bag. Now they’ve made the promotional web site for the new “crossover” pistol — G19 slide on a G17 frame — live, complete with countdown clock and promotional video. Check it out…
ANNOUNCING GLOCK 19X
GLOCK, Inc. introduces their first ever “Crossover” pistol, the GLOCK 19X, which combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms. The full-size frame and the compact slide have joined forces to produce the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations.
“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” says GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey. “The pistol was developed for the military using GLOCK’s combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability. Through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in all situations with ultimate reliability and accuracy. Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection. With proven results, the G19X delivers maximum efficiency and trustworthiness.”
Confidence now comes in the coyote color with the first-ever factory colored slide. The nPVD slide coating of the GLOCK 19X prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. Additional design features of the G19X include the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown for increased accuracy, ambidextrous slide stop levers and no finger grooves for better versatility, and a lanyard loop for retention. The pistol includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round extended magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.
The aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the assurance to succeed and survive in all situations. A perfect “Crossover to Confidence”.
The G19X will be available beginning January 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.
Its too bad they can’t put out an intelligent video with someone speaking with their words, telling you about the features of the pistol, or improvements, or what niche this fills. Its just another bad music video, communicating no useful information…a la Sig Sauer. Makes you wonder what assumptions their marketing department makes about the mental capacity of your average gun owner. I suppose they’re targeting millennials.
Is this a joke? Why would this be a big deal? People are really getting excited for this?
The funniest part is that if Glock had submitted a truly modular design for military trials:
1. They might have actually won the contract.
2. The ability to turn your Glock into this would be old news.
Your comment is full of ignorance.
I remember the gnashing of teeth when the G42 came out, even among Glock fanboys. Ok maybe gnashing is a bit much, but it wasn’t exactly the most popular thing when it was released. You could even sense the disappointment in the biggest Glock fanboy of em all, Hickok45, when he did his video on it (don’t worry I still love Mr. Hickok:) Still, I actually liked the concept of a 380 that’s a bit bigger than an LCP or Bodyguard yet is easier to shoot. And now the G42 is one of the most popular 380’s out there.
But as for this 19x, even putting aside that for the most part I don’t care for Glocks, I seriously got nothin as far as good things to say. Oh well, here’s hoping Glock comes out with something at SHOT that’s actually refreshing for a change.
The G42 was a necessary step to make the G43. They are coming out with a G35G5 and G26G5 at least.
The G42 was a necessary step to make as much money as possible from GLOCK fans before releasing the G43. I all but guarantee their .380 sales would have been MUCH lower than they were for the G42 if they’d released the 9mm (what is now the G43) first.
“the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations”
What a joke !
GLOCK couldn’t get me to lay down and be a GLOCK fan if they paid me.
Wait a moment, that depends on how much. With enough money, I could even consider liking Clinton.
As long as those conditions don’t require maintaining a grip on that non-ergonomic brick they call a frame, or hitting your NPOA, instead of 4º above your NPOA, it’s great.
The NPOA is something I very much appreciate on my P229. I don’t claim to be some super firearms and shooting expert, but my NPOA on with my Sig seems to be outstanding.
The vast majority of my shooting in the beginning was revolvers such as my .44 Blackhawk, a Colt Python and a few others. I graduated to my first semi-auto which was the S&W Model 39 which I couldn’t seem to hit the broad side of a barn with it, but I shot revolvers very well. My next SA was a Sig P226 with no complaints and lastly my P229 in .40 which I really REALLY like shooting. I just can’t wrap myself around liking GLOCK.
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That’s no gun Id ever need. Now if they took a shorter frame with a longer slide.
Id still not buy it.
But I did by myself sight unfelt. A new S&W 9mm 2.0 compact.
I cant wait to see what S&W actually calls a compact?? A slightly smaller brick maybe.
So they’ve taken a Glock 19, which, as terrible as it is, people buy for being very easy to conceal, added a larger frame to print just like a full sized gun, and then added an extended magazine to make it stick out even more. Genius! Oh and they added that retention loop on the bottom. I guess they think cavalry might make a comeback and want to get in on the military contracts for that.
I’m predicting their next move will be a Glock 26, with an extended frame designed to hold the Glock 18 33-round magazine.
My thought’s exactly. Generally speaking, slide length is seldom that much of an issue for concealment, since the slide is concealed along the length of your leg. It’s the butt sticking out that prints – so shortening the sight radius while messing with the gun’s concealment profile seems really dumb. If only they’d mounted the sights on the side of the slide for gansta-style sight acquisition, they might have had something.
For IWB carry, slide length and thickness is a big issue. For instance, a 4″ 1911 conceals much better than a 5″, even with the exact same frame. Same for the G19 vs. the G17.
Sure a commander sized (4.25″ barrel, full sized frame) conceals better than a government sized 1911 (5″ barrel, full sized frame). But a CCO (4.25″ barrel, officer sized frame) conceals even better. A 5″ barrel on an officer sized frame (CCG?) would print less under the shirt than the commander, while printing more at the muzzle in the pants.
In my purely anecdotal experience printing at the magwell matters much more than at the muzzle. I’ve carried a government sized 1911 in an IWB holster before. The muzzle was never a problem, but if I didn’t have the gun at the right location, with the right cant, the magwell would print.
I can never keep Glock’s numbering system straight. Is the big deal here that they put a shorter, compact-length barrel on a frame with a full-size grip?
I’d read somewhere the system is the sequence in which they apply for the patent.
Glock 17, then 18 (selective fire version), 19 (compact version), and so forth…
Logic would then dictate that this should be number 44 or so but they probably realized that would just confuse the customers so…
Glock’s numbering system still isn’t as confusing as what S&W managed with the four digit system that they used for their old 3rd generation automatics
More proof that innovation cannot be stopped.
I think innovation just got the shit slapped out of it by Glock.
They should have used the 19 slide but extended the frame/grip to enclose a 33 round mag with a +2 extension.
LOL worst marketing ploy ever.
From the deepest depths of uselesness. So fresh of a defeat for the military contract they decide to step their game up… by adding a lanyard loop and making the most easily concealable part of the gun thinner. Wow PERFECTION! Glock really changed the game in the 1980s and then totally abandoned innovation all together. Well, unless you count adding and then later removing finger groves.
I think this makes it pretty clear that Glock do not give a crap about what shooters think.
Sootch00 has a video up on it on YouTube https://youtu.be/8c3P1X0PTkg if you want to see a video. The gripframe would make sense with a standard or long slide, but not with a G19 slide. That droopy bit on the front of the grip is stupid, but can easily be removed with a file.
Save yer money, pick up a good used G19 Gen3 and a handful of G17 magazines.
Then put these grip adapters on the mags:
You now have a G19 with a G17 handle, if that’s what you want (though I’m not sure why you would).
Thank me later.
even better… skip the glock and get yourself a poly80. Add gen 3 slide, trigger, and some real sights.
Thank me later
The grip extension really does just make so much more sense.
So how is this modular or innovative? Is it thay you can switch uppers or lowers? The only innovation I see is the baby poop color.
It’s not innovative gun design. It’s innovative marketing of a gun that was already designed in an attempt to get a military contract. They have already written off the R&D costs, and they are already manufacturing every part except the frame, so the profit on every gun they sell is gravy.
I don’t get it. As neither a Glock fanboy or hater, I see this commercial, and I don’t get it.
Oh look a new Glock baby crap Brown. As if the gen-5 wasn’t enough to last us forever from this manufacturer. I agree that the g19 Gen 5 was a turd. This one looks like a baby turd. Oh and look they put metal sights on it finally. Oh and they extended the grip frame length. Oh and they finally fix the grip frame to slide fit on the very front of the gun where it is been tapered on the frame as well as the slide. And I also like how they compare them to the FBI pistol that completely fell apart and had to be recalled. I used to be a big-time Glock fan and I own five or six of their pistols but I tell you what I don’t have any idea what this company is trying to do besides take a crap in the bed. This pistol besides its color looks better than the Gen 5. And the gen-5 look like to kindergarteners with a broken crayon put it together. Glock this message goes out to you, please come up with some new ideas and not stuff that’s been done by other companies such as Beretta give me a break. This reminds me of Friday the 13th part 10 Jason and outer space. It was labeled as the ex series movie and it sucked as well.
Somebody on a TFB comment section suggested this could be used to make a Roland Special, and now I’m on board with the idea. KKM has threaded G19G5 barrels that could be used for such a purpose.
I just can’t understand how a half-assed parts-bin special like this didn’t win the Army handgun contract. Such innovation!
what do you call an osterreich firearm press release?
glockenspiel. maybe someone released a new ar.
How about a Glock 26 slide with a 34 frame! I don’t want that either!
I am more intrigued by taurus and the new spectrum than I am by glock. Taurus is way more innovative.
I am a fanboy and I think this gun is stupid. Concealability of a G17 and velocity/sight radius of a G19? That makes no sense.
It’s a Glock Commander. I would prefer a 26 slide on a 19 frame, but I’m not on the design team.
People have also called for 26 frame with the 19 slide; more akin to mating an Officer 1911 frame to a Commander slide like Colt, Kimber, and Sig have done.