The Glock G19X was submitted for the Army’s Modular Handgun System competition. Although it didn’t come out victorious, it’s Jan. 22 availability is a victory for U.S. consumers.
The Firearm Blog is reporting it’s the first factory-colored-slide to be offered by the company, and it comes in the first-ever colored case from the firm. The GEN5 version uses a G19 frame and G17 slide. No finger grooves, by the way.
“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,” said Glock Vice President Josh Dorsey. “Using Glock’s combat-proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability, and through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in harsh climates and all conditions with increased accuracy and ultimate reliability.”
The Glock 19X has a reversible safety, ambidextrous slide stop, loop for a lanyard and its, “…improved nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements,” according to the company. Three magazines come with the handgun, a pair of 17+2 version and a more-traditional 17 rounder.
“Our coal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection,” Dorsey said. “With proven testing results and fewer parts than our competitors’ pistols, the G19X has maximum efficiency, reliability and is easy to maintain.”
The Glock G19X comes from the factory the company’s marksman barrel installed. Improved polygonal rifling and muzzle crown are designed to maximize accuracy.
What the Glock G19X Signals?
The company is touting this handgun as a “perfect crossover to confidence.” Combining the capacity of a full-sized frame with a compact slide/barrel isn’t exactly a new concept, although it’s certainly different for Glock.
However you look at it, though, the Army’s loss is a real win for Glock fans. I’ll leave you with more photos, all courtesy of Glock. No doubt you’ll notice that the Glock G19X doesn’t appear to come with a threaded barrel.