Glock has unveiled three new pistols. Joining the Glock 26 Gen5 Subcompact and Glock 34 Gen5 MOS is the Glock 19X. Modeled after Glock’s Modular Handgun System submission to the U.S. Army, the new 19X brings something to unique to the table. Glock considers it a true “crossover.”
“It’s a crossover pistol,” says Shane Cooley, Team Glock’s captain. “We incorporated a Glock 19 slide on top of a Glock 17 frame, so we basically have one gun that met both requirements of the Army’s MHS contract.”
Glock 19X: MHS-Ready
The Glock 19X is nearly identical to manufacturer’s MHS submission, the only difference is that the military version features a manual safety.
A coyote color marks Glock’s first factory-colored slide. Meanwhile, the internal makeup of the pistol is Gen5. It features an improved fire control system, ambidextrous slide stop levers, and the Marksman barrel.
The Glock 17 size frame removes all finger grooves and also features a flared magazine well, lanyard loop and an extended toe. This extension prevents the Glock 19X from using Gen5 magazines.
Meanwhile, the slide is finished in a durable nPVD finish that matches the frame. Trijicon night sights come standard on the Glock 19X.
“We wanted this pistol to stay as close to our MHS submission as possible,” Cooley says.
The new Glock 19X will be available to civilians starting Jan. 22. For even more info, please visit US.Glock.com.
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