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Old 09-07-2017, 10:05 PM
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When you're checking the Gen 5's out in the store there's not much to report, pretty much a Gen 4 except for a slightly crisper trigger and no finger grooves. When you're firing them, the trigger is significantly improved, the mush is gone, pull seems a tad lighter too.

I like the flared Mag-well. Do not miss the finger grooves, without them I feel there is a better purchase at draw, and getting high on the grip seems more natural (I have the larger beavertail backstrap installed). And I especially like that the 9mm does not have the sort of snap in the recoil that .40 Glocks have.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:56 PM
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Nice pick up. Handled the G19 last week while waiting for a transfer. Like you say the trigger is better on the gen 5 and it's more rounded on the slide, less blocky.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:23 AM
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My buddy wrung out a G6 17 the other day and got an honest 1.5" group at 25yds w/his handloads using Hornady XTPs. I wished I'd save his photos he sent me. Whatever factory fodder he used was 2.5". Great for most guns, but awesome for a Glock, LOL. I've handled both now, and the trigger is much better, for sure. On the 19, my pinkie finger feels a bit irritated by the cut-out for one to be able to grab the mag base and pull it free. On the 17, my fingers are clear of it completely.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:55 AM
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The Gen5s have some interesting changes and I'm sure that I'll pick up a Gen5 19 at some point. For now I can't get my head around the ambi slide-release as that is mainly what's keeping me from buying one.
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The Gen5s have some interesting changes and I'm sure that I'll pick up a Gen5 19 at some point. For now I can't get my head around the ambi slide-release as that is mainly what's keeping me from buying one.
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I shot a new 19 on the roll-out day. Nice gun that shot great, but the cutout on the front of the grip makes it a nonstarter for me - it falls right under my pinky and drives me nuts just like it did on my 23 Gen 2 that I had for 10 years. I'll stick with my Gen 4s.
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Would take a lot for me to trade in my G4/19.
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I shot a new 19 on the roll-out day. Nice gun that shot great, but the cutout on the front of the grip makes it a nonstarter for me - it falls right under my pinky and drives me nuts just like it did on my 23 Gen 2 that I had for 10 years. I'll stick with my Gen 4s.
I got to wrap hands around a 19 Gen5 and noticed the same thing. The cutout just bugged me. To be honest the finger grooves on a Gen4 never bothered me and I think I prefer them over the Gen5. I was worried I'd be upset because I picked up a 19 Gen4 FS a couple weeks before the Gen5 release. The 19 Gen4 FS will be staying. I'm not upset.
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Would take a lot for me to trade in my G4/19.
I was looking at it from a different angle. I'll wait for someone to trade their gen5 in!!!

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I have a Gen 1 17..... happy with it
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