GLOCKs Compact Slide and Full Size Frame Join Forces

Glock 19X - GLOCKs Compact Slide and Full Size Frame Join Forces
Glock 19X – GLOCKs Compact Slide and Full Size Frame Join Forces

SMYRNA, GA.-(Ammoland.com)- GLOCK, Inc., today 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 GLOCK 17 frame and the compact GLOCK 19 slide have joined forces for 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,” said GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey. “Using GLOCKs 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. Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection,” said Dorsey. “With proven testing results and fewer parts than our competitors’ pistols, the G19X has maximum efficiency, reliability and is easy to maintain.”

Confidence now comes in a different color with the first-ever factory colored slide. The GLOCK 19X’s improved nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. The pistol comes in coyote color and includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.

Among the additional design features of the G19X are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility, and a lanyard loop.

The aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the confidence to succeed and survive in all situations. A perfect “Crossover to Confidence”.

The G19X will be available on dealer shelves beginning January, 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.

For more information about crossing over to confidence with the GLOCK 19X, visit 19X.GLOCK.US.


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About GLOCK, Inc.GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite among military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2018, GLOCK will be celebrating its 32nd Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three internal safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit our website.

  • 18 thoughts on “GLOCKs Compact Slide and Full Size Frame Join Forces

    1. The Gen 4 Glock issues and the M series issue with the Indianapolis Metro Police Dept no brand is immune from issues even Glock.

    2. As the G17 frame will not take a G19 slide assemble due to the two having different barrel lug/locking areas. I think this pistol is a lengthened G19 frame that will accept G17 magazines….hence the X

    3. You have to give Glock credit for coming out with a new model. Heck, you can’t keep in business by only creating new numbers for “Gens”. The next model they come out with will likely be a Glock 19 XL. It will have the grip have a model 26 and the slide of a model 19.

      Oh barnacles, let’s go all the way. The upcoming model will be a Glock “AR“. It will have a convertible grip, convertible slide, and a convertible trigger group to make it fully upgradable. You may even find a vertical foregrip. You may even find a vertical foregrip and glow-in-the-dark mag bottoms.

      1. Except that the Glock has been around far longer, has a better track record (Sig 320 recall) and has many more aftermarket parts available. There, I solved it for you.

        1. The Gen 4 Glock issues and the M series issue with the Indianapolis Metro Police Dept no brand is immune from issues even Glock.

    4. Like quite a few gunmakers, they did it backwards, if they’re aimed at concealed carriers.
      The height (length of the grip), not the length of the slide/barrel, is the critical dimension for concealment, especially with the popularity of IWB carry. The butt of the gun is what prints, which is why the Glock 19 is so much more popular for concealed carry than the 17 is. And the mag extension on the pictured pistol makes it worse.
      For the military, it’s not an issue. One of the four requirements for a combatant to be covered by the Geneva Convention is “weapons carried openly,” so concealment is not a big concern.
      If Glock wanted to make “the ideal pistol for all purposes . . .,” they would put a Glock 17 barrel/slide on a Glock 19 frame, and have a pistol with concealability of the 19 and the (slight) velocity boost and the slightly longer sight radius of the 17.
      I’m saying this as a confirmed Glock fan. But I’ve carried both the 17 and the 19 concealed, and I know what I’m talking about.

      1. No, you don’t. The last thing one wants in a carry pistol is a stubby grip and a long slide. Nice try; no cigar.

        1. A Glock 19 doesn’t have a “stubby” grip, unless you have hands like King Kong. It’s a full three-finger grip and you don’t lose any dexterity, grip strength, or indexing by going from the 17 grip to the 19 grip.
          That’s why the 19 is so popular. The added length of the 17 slide/barrel is much less consequential (probably less than two ounces) than the added length of the 17 grip is detrimental to concealment.

      2. @Old 1811, Hague convention. It is under the section on perfidy. The Geneva conventions concern treatment of POWs. But we knew what you meant.

        1. I read this during the controversy about whether or not the Gitmo boys were lawful or unlawful combatants, and therefore subject to protection of the Geneva Convention. The consensus was they’re not, but the Supreme Court said otherwise. Ah, well. . . .

        1. A Glock 19 doesn’t have a “stubby” grip, unless you have hands like King Kong. It’s a full three-finger grip and you don’t lose any dexterity, grip strength, or indexing by going from the 17 grip to the 19 grip.
          That’s why the 19 is so popular. The added length of the 17 slide/barrel is much less consequential (probably less than two ounces) than the added length of the 17 grip is detrimental to concealment.

        2. Enlighten me. I didn’t say it has no place; I said it’s a poorer choice for a concealment pistol than a pistol with a 19 frame and a 17 barrel would be.

      3. I was thinking the same thing! If they took the slide of the 17 mated with the frame of the 19 you would have a better combination for concealed carry. I’ve done this in the past by chopping my full size frame so it could take compact sized mags. You lose 1/2 inch of grip and a couple rounds, but gain 1/2 inch of barrel, longer sight radius and a 5″ overall height which is more concealable. It is very comparable to the 1911 CCO sized guns with a commander sized slide mated to an officer’s sized frame. Maybe that will be Glock’s next model…

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