GLOCK, Inc. will introduce their first ever “Crossover” pistol, the GLOCK 19X, on January 21st. It will combine the features of two of its most popular platforms. GLOCK’s PR release says, “The full-size frame and the compact slide have joined forces to produce the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations.”
The pistol was developed for the military with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability. GLOCK says the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in all situations with ultimate reliability and accuracy.
As the weapon doesn’t hit the market until January 22nd I won’t be able to confirm their claims for a while but the early reviews coming down the pike are that Glock missed a great opportunity for CC gun-owners who would have preferred a 17 slide with a 19 frame to reduce the print. (If you hang around the concealed carry crowd for long, you’re likely to hear about the issue of “printing”. That’s the informal term that describes when the the outline of a gun is visible through a garment even though the gun is technically covered.)
It also appears that the Gen5 mags do not work in the new G19X. The front of the magazine baseplate is said to interfere with the Gen5 mag in the G19X. A reviewer says that the Gen4 mags will, however, work.
I’m loving the coyote color (first-ever factory-colored slide). The nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and should stand up to the elements. Additional design features of the G19X include the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown for increased accuracy, ambidextrous slide stop levers and no finger grooves for better versatility, and a lanyard loop for retention. The pistol includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round extended magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.
The G19X will be available beginning January 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.