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Glock Question
« on: September 30, 2017, 07:13:48 AM »
I am seriously thinking of trading my gen 3 Glock 19 for a new gen 5 model and start carrying it again. My gen 3 is just tad too large to feel comfortable in my hand.

My question is, is the gen 5 really smaller in the grip area? Also what is your guys opinions?

I can shoot the Glocks well, and can keep my fingers off the triggers until needed. That seems to be a problem for some, as I heard on the news recently, an officer shot a couch on a hard entry.

I guess I could get a grip reduction, but that would cost as much as a trade for a gen 5.

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Re: Glock Question
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 09:24:38 AM »
Pop pop, as much as I am not an advocate of Glock, the G19 GEN 4 fits my hand well with a medium insert installed. I recently shot a friend's G19 with the small grip insert and it was extremely comfortable. I have seen "quality" issues with the Gen 5; for example, with one new, in-the-box GEN5 G41, the slide was not even parallel to the frame, the trigger was atrocious (even for a Glock), and I was not impressed by the fit in the hand.  Shop carefully.

By the way, my friend's Gen4 G19 is outfitted with Nickel-Boron slide and barrel, and has a trigger that is as close to a 1911 as I believe one could get. It is one of the few Glock pistols that I am actually somewhat proficient with.
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Re: Glock Question
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 11:35:44 AM »
Sounds like my gen 3 is not all that bad. It is totally reliable for one. I may try and find someone that can do a grip reduction.

I carried my Kahr P 9, in an IWB which does work well, to church, but I would like the round count of the 19 on board should one need that many.

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Re: Glock Question
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 05:38:27 AM »
For now, I would suggest trying a Gen 4 with the smaller grip module or checking on grip reduction costs for the one you have.
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Re: Glock Question
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 05:42:57 AM »
You might also want to investigate a change from the stock trigger to a flat trigger. There are three or four out there, of which I can recommend the offerings from Deux Ex Machina (https://www.customglockbarrels.com/) and Suarez International because I have those units in two guns. The flat trigger should shorten the distance your finger has to reach and might be enough to get you better set.
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