Glock Announces new G19X Hybrid Handgun

Finally, the pistol Glock submitted to the US Modern Handgun System trials will be available to the public in the form of the new Glock 19X!!…Sorta.

While the gun incorporates the shortened G19 slide and full-sized G17 frame of the MHS pistol, it lacks the external safety. Other neat features include the fix to the so-called, “hog-nose” of the Gen5 Glocks – where the slide and frame are beveled at different angles and thus don’t line up.

Additionally, the new G19x includes a lanyard loop plug in the rear of the grip, as well as a rounded finger purchase at the front. The first being a classic military pistol feature, and the front addition addresses the issue with the finger-pinching that some shooters had when inserting fresh magazines.

Apparently this also means that certain brands of magazine extensions no longer work with the G19x, though most of them do. Glock even ships the new G19x with two extra mags with Glock-brand, +4 extensions already installed.

Lastly, the new half G17, half G19 pistol ships with Trijicon night sights making is a solid choice for low-light gunfighting, concealed carry or as a bedside pistol. The new handguns should start shipping January 22nd, and will retail for $749   

As someone who has always championed the G17 as the perfect competition gun and the G19 as the ideal mid-sized carry pistol, I’m excited to get my hands on this gun in the very near future.

Jim is a freelance writer for dozens of firearm publications, the host of the YouTube channel Burst Review and the youngest author to write a cover story for Shotgun News in its 86-years of operation. Jim loves anything that goes, ‘boom’ but particularly enjoys military firearms from the Cold War and WW2. When he’s not slinging lead downrange he can be round hiking in the mountains with his wife Kim and their vicious attack dog, Peanut.

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