Both the Gen 5 Bold sights and the FBI sights are available with  a .125 orange front sight as well as a more traditional .140 width sight. Newer production Gen 5 pistols have an enhanced breech cut that greatly improves ejection of spent casings. Shipped with Glock night sights. Not gray. Return of cutout on bottom of front strap to assist with stripping magazine (such as due to a double feed) that were originally in Gen 1, Gen 2, and early Gen 3 full sized guns. I think that’s sufficient time to be considered “proven”. Lanyard hole is part of a removable grip plug and will support the Gen 4/5 style back straps. E…Jan The truth is that either gun is a solid choice of do-it-all pistol. BFG = Battle Field Green Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB) just like the Gen 5. Glock 43 vs. Glock 43X. FM = French Manual The U.S. manufactured Gen 4 17T, with a SKU of PG1050202, which would indicate Austrian manufacture. Gen4 guns are built on the SF frame, resulting in a shorter trigger reach and shorter heel depth than the Gen 3 guns (about 2mm). This means that it is classified as a compact, and not a full-sized pistol.Beyond this, the guns are actually very similar. I’ve seen plenty of Blue Label prices, with $533 being common. It is also not on the Gen 5 MOS guns. So, the ideal would essentially be a Glock 17 with a Glock 19 … ‘M’ guns are available in several color molded frames. GR = Glock Rail For Glock’s response to losing to Sig, see GAO Denies GLOCK, Inc.’s MHS Pistol Protest. Slide recoil … T…8 I’m not a cop. W…1 G19X won’t take “Gen 5” mags unless you swap the floor plates. G17 barrels cannot be swapped with other generation guns – mainly due to the differences in locking blocks and newer, longer, RSA. It doesn’t have a Gen 5 sku number (second digit would be an ‘A’ for Gen 5). See that info at Product SKU Number Breakdown. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) created a 3D ballistics database for research to positively identify bullets fired from specific barrels. S = Serrations – seen on newer production Gen 5 pistols with front serrations The gun shop staff just don’t know any better. 3 = 4.5lb Same texture as the Gen 4 guns. Please advise what parts are and are not interchangeable on the Gen 3, 4, & 5 G-26’s. Initially, there were no front serrations on the regular 17 and 19, as some people claim, or as some photoshopped pictures suggest. PM = 2+ & 1 Standard mag Gen 5 are currently available in black, FDE, and gray, although the FDE and gray guns were early Gen 5 with the non beveled frame, and front cutout. No manual safety as seen in the 19MHS and 23MHS guns submitted to the Army. Gen 4 guns have an updated trigger bar. The SIG P320 Compact has very similar dimensions as the Glock … Home Glock 19 vs. Sig Sauer P320: Why I Love Them Both One of the most common questions we get asked here at GND is whether you should buy a Glock 19 or a Sig P320 . That’s no surprise since Glock has said they wouldn’t release a pistol with a manual safety. A = Orange follower w/TFP G19X uses maritime spring cups, G45 uses normal spring cups (although they’re both interchangeable). G19X has a removable lanyard loop, G45 doesn’t (although Glock does make a black lanyard loop). MSRP is $750, which is exactly the same as a Gen 5 pistol with night sights. Find out how well it performs and whether or not we think it would be a good pistol for concealed carry, home defense and/or range pistol in our G19X review. 7 = Screw on TNS / XSS MOS = Modular Optical Sight U = US manufactured for domestic/Canada. Both rear sights are serrated, and the night sights don’t have a white or colored ring around them (this is often referred to as ‘blacked out’). ‘M’ guns come with 6 magazines. ‘M’ guns have slightly different sights than the Bold sights. FGR = Finger Groove & Rail Just because any of these features exist on these guns does not mean that they will appear in any other non-‘M’ guns in the future. Why? 0 = Special mag Config Export Here’s the basic announcement that originally appeared there: Trademark info for the 19X is available on the Justia site. Glock 19X vs Glock 17. Glock’s new “Crossover” pistol – the G45. With the implementation of new Gen5 characteristics to further improve upon a proven design, I believe this will open the door for future possibilities of melding other platforms and calibers for even more options for … The 3D database will help draw positive matches between a fired bullet and the barrel it was fired from. GMB = Glock Marking Barrel Never played one on TV. Both rear sights are serrated, and the night sights don’t have a white or colored ring around them (this is often referred to as ‘blacked out’). FS = Front Serration It has a reversible magazine catch, just like the Gen 4, but now also features an ambi-slide release. T = T Pack When you look at the Glock MHS pistol in detail, we see the following: Also, kinda surprised we don’t see the circular cutout at the bottom of the front strap, like we do on the Gen 5 and ‘M’ models and older generation pistols. ‘M’ guns are available in several color molded frames. BC = (not sure – used on battle-worn & slide cuts model by Chattanooga) Green: U.S. manufactured for export. Holster drills. The Austrian government eventually required the 3D in the oval, which replaced the pentagon symbols. FBI ‘M’ guns have the nDLC finish on some internals including the trigger bar, connector, and slide stop lever,  Gen 5 guns do not. ESB = Enhanced Signature Barrel Gen 5 G45 has a flared mag well, G19X doesn’t. This should be a good thing to watch how an airsoft Glock, an airgun Glock, and the real deal Glock are compared in this video by Umarex... "Comparison of shooting an Airsoft GLOCK vs Airgun BB GLOCK vs 9mm GLOCK 19X. In my recent review of the new GLOCK 45, I discussed some points that make it one of the best shooting 9mm pistols I’ve fired, and certainly the best GLOCK I’ve had to the pleasure to holster.Today we are going to be looking at the latest variation of the ever-popular GLOCK 19, this time in its Gen 5 iteration.. Glock 19 is effectively a reduced-size Glock 17; it is called the “Compact” by the manufacturer. Only the 2nd time we’ve seen FDE mags from Glock. These also don’t usually show the quantity or capacity of the magazines on the label in the normal middle-lower space. And apparently, just like the Gen 5 and ‘M’ guns, the frame is NOT beveled to match. A or 3 = AmeriGlo sights That original process was known as “Tenifer”. D = Dark Earth Notify me of follow-up comments by email. share. Still, not all Glock fans flocked to the new gun. Here are the differences in the ‘M’ pistols used by agencies such as the FBI, DOS/DSS, ATF, DEA, USMS, and USMC CID, as well as the consumer Gen 5 guns vs. the Gen 4 pistols: The new mags will work in previous generation pistols, and vise versa, with the exception of the 21SF with picatinny rail & ambi mag catch, and the 19X. F = Flared Magwell It now appears that the extended ambi slide stop lever is on the Gen 5 G34. I’ve compiled this list of more than a dozen reasons why it’s not: While there are a lot of common parts between them (an argument that can be made about other generations, too), the 19X is not a Gen 5 pistol. CS = G23 mag w/10 coil spring Keep in mind that the ‘M’ pistols are Glock’s specific response to the FBI requirements for a new pistol. G19 and G26 come with a smooth trigger (like the 17) instead of the previous grooved trigger. Earlier this year, Glock decided to release a special run of the 19X to the public. R = Rebuilds FET OUT From a maintenance perspective, the recommended replacement threshold for the Gen 3 recoil spring assembly (RSA) is every 2500-3000 rounds. G45 will. MB = Mag /Bag Combo The Glock 19X is NOT part of the Gen 5 family, Glock Factory Colors and Finishes vs. Aftermarket, Differences between Gen 3 and Gen 4 pistols, Differences between Gen 4, Gen 5, and M pistols, https://us.glock.com/customer-service/faq, https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2016/07/nist-3d-ballistics-research-database-goes-live, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commission_Internationale_Permanente_pour_l%27Epreuve_des_Armes_%C3%A0_Feu_Portatives, GAO Denies GLOCK, Inc.’s MHS Pistol Protest. 8 = P80 reissue Note that this is constantly evolving, and I’ve even seen some new info pop up just since the 43X and 48 were announced. Ambidextrous one-piece slide stop lever – on many of the ‘M’ guns, it’s also an extended ambi slide stop. I have NOT seen a sku for a version without night sights. L = Nickel NOTE: This spreadsheet doesn’t take into account some of the anomalies or recent changes listed above. X = 4 mags each case, C = Compensated Return of cutout on bottom of front strap to assist with stripping magazine (such as due to a double feed) that were originally in Gen 1, Gen 2, and early Gen 3 full sized guns. M = M Series Both the 43X and G48 have a grip that’s slightly larger than the original G43. Known differences are: In reality, the G45 has far more in common with a Gen 5 G19 or G17 than it does with the G19X. ‘M’ guns appear to have an extended and rounded mag catch as stock, vs. a normal mag catch for the Gen 5 guns. I = Fxd or Adj Sight / Gen 3 H = Holster That’s certainly plausible. Others have just an ‘M’ or a ‘5’. Slide lock spring similar to Glock 43 (coil vs leaf), and the slide lock is moved slightly rearward. Newer production Gen 5 pistols have an enhanced breech cut that greatly improves ejection of spent casings. Can also be govt/mil contract guns. Some Gen 3 and 4 models are available in a factory ported version – although not all models are available in both generations. I put quotes around “Gen 5” because mags aren’t really generational like the pistols are. When first introduced, the Gen 5 and ‘M’ frame weren’t beveled to match. When first introduced, the Gen 5 and ‘M’ frame weren’t beveled to match. For more info about the database, see https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2016/07/nist-3d-ballistics-research-database-goes-live. For +P and +P+ info, see https://us.glock.com/customer-service/faq. With the exception of the Glock 19X pistol’s coyote slide, the 43X and 48’s gray slide, Glock only makes guns with black slides. In the sections below, I break down the various characters, using the example SKU of PI2350202T. The Glock 19X has proven to be one of Glock's best selling pistols, with over 100,000 sold within 6 months of the 19X first being released. L = Reset K…2 The nPVD slide coating of the GLOCK 19X prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. New striker, but same spring cups, spring, and sleeve, New trigger bar, but the Gen 4 dimple is removed (since the Gen 5 went to the angled trigger safety, the dimple is no longer needed), Gen 5 doesn’t use the ‘S’ shaped coil trigger spring, like the previous generations, instead going to a setup like the slimlines. Lanyard hole (I bet it’s part of a butt plug). Glock has released several pistols in recent years, however the Glock 19x and Glock 45 are at the top of the radar for most people. B = 15rd 9mm Magazines In compact guise, both pistols are big enough to be service pistols but small enough for daily carry - as close as it gets to a "Goldilocks gun" if … Keep in mind that the ‘M’ pistols are Glock’s specific response to the FBI requirements for a new pistol. F = SF GR G19X comes with 2×19 round mags and 1×17 round mag (although you can add ‘+’ floor plate, which is Glock part #7151, and insert, which is part #7165 to 17 round mags to make them 19 round. 45 is not. Has anyone shot both who could tell me any difference you’ve noticed? G19 and G26 come with a smooth trigger (like the 17) instead of the previous grooved trigger. Shooters in the United States have often noticed that the label on the Glock pistol case comes in different colors. BFG (‘Battle Field Green’) – exclusive distributor is Amchar in N.Y. FDE (‘Flat Dark Earth’) – exclusive distributor is Lipsey’s in LA, gray – exclusive distributor is Lipsey’s in LA. Here is information about the various roll marks you may see on Glock barrels, slides, and/or frames. Same slide stop lever, trigger safety, and slide lock spring as used in Gen 5. save. The new sights are narrower than previous models. 6 = Engraved/Special Serial #’s (Glock U.S.A.) Ambidextrous one-piece slide stop lever – on many of the ‘M’ guns, it’s also an extended ambi slide stop. A…Dec, The last two letters are for the year: Glock 19 vs. Glock 17. UPDATE: By the way – I wrote a quick Excel calculator to break down an entered product SKU. Required fields are marked *. XMC = Extended Mag Catch Best reason I’ve seen for that is because that’s how they receive them. Glock 19 vs Glock 19X I’m buying my first pistol ever, and am deciding between the glock 19/19x (If my hands aren’t too big of course, I’m 6’3” and palm a basketball very easily). Can be sold to anyone, and are not required to meet MAP pricing. Gen 5 G34 doesn’t have the cutout on the top of the slide like previous version, yet still maintains good balance due to a re-engineering of the materials used in the slide. Your email address will not be published. For Gen 4 and later, all guns regardless of label color come with 3 magazines. 13 comments. ‘M’ guns come with 6 magazines. Glock 19X Barrel and Grip Photo by David Bahde Glock’s Marksman barrel reportedly cuts the 25-yard accuracy in half.. I’ve not seen this new breech cut on any of the ‘M’ guns. T = M T-Series, 0 = No sights Gen 5 pistols have a ‘5’ to the right of the ‘3D’ mark on the barrel. The following pictures of the Gen 5 G26 and G34 are from Glock. 3 = Hi-Cap / Commercial (red label) Sometimes, you’ll see three letters after the NPv on Austrian made barrels. Some Gen 3 models are available in a factory threaded barrel version (to support compensators and silencers). Early Gen 3 pistols still came in the old Tupperware style cases that were updated to fit pistols with finger grooves. The upper cartouche, the flat area on the upper right grip area that show where the pistol was made, has been moved down and combined with the lower one, which contains the patent number, Mags have extended front lip to aid in reloading, Mags have a slightly rounded base plate (bottom front edge). Yellow: Rebuilt (in two cases I’ve seen, Gen 4 MOS, and cutaway). Front serrations were eventually added to all Gen 5 pistols except the 19X in summer 2019. ‘M’ guns come with 6 magazines. UTM = Ultimate Training Munitions As for the differences between Gen 3 and Gen 4 pistols, as a generalization: Gen 4 pistols have the different grip texture (known technically as “RTF3”), dual spring Recoil Spring Assembly unit (with frame and slide changes to accommodate), larger & reversible mag catch (not ambidextrous as some claim), and four back straps. On the 2nd of January 2018, at precisely 9:00 a.m. EST, Glock announced … The SF frames also use a smaller trigger housing mechanism. Given the quality that is to be expected with both of these manufacturers, it only gets more difficult. Well, so has the Gen 4. Known anomalies to this logic are: 2 = 4.5+NY1 Front of the slide is rounded to match the Gen 4 subcompacts and long slide models. Front serrations were eventually added to all Gen 5 pistols except the 19X in summer 2019. Also, ‘M’ guns that went to a select few agencies do not have the nDLC treated internals. Ballistic experts can strategically identify the correct source, but it’s not 100% accurate. edit: Glock has removed the original page of content, including the video, from that page. F = Federal The longer grip of the 17 allows for a slightly longer magazine, which holds an additional 2 rounds bringing its mag capacity to 17 vs. 15 for the Glock … 9 = SF 1913 MB (I have seen a pistol that had multiple unique identifiers. Let’s face it. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). Gen 5 guns come with 3. MB = Ambi Mag Catch Newer barrels made in Smyrna, GA have a “US” and a little outline of the state of GA. From 1982 to 1991, Glock 17 pistols were assembled & test fired in Austria. They also both come with accessory rails for attaching lights and lasers. You’ll also see this mark on frames from the same period. Some Gen 4 pistols are available in a MOS (“Modular Optic System”) version to support optics. AM = Arabic Manual T = RTF2 AB = AmeriGlo Bold Differences being FBI sights have a ‘U’ shaped notch in the read sight, whereas the Bold have a square notch. XSS = Extended Slide Stop Lever Could be just overseas/export contract overruns. I’ve not seen this new breech cut on any of the ‘M’ guns. New striker, but same spring cups, spring, and sleeve, New trigger bar, but the Gen 4 dimple is removed (since the Gen 5 went to the angled trigger safety, the dimple is no longer needed), Gen 5 doesn’t use the ‘S’ shaped coil trigger spring, like the previous generations, instead going to a setup like the slimlines. G19X has the overbite at the bottom of the front strap. 7 = Green GF = Grey Frame Those are date stamps to indicate when the BARREL was test fired (note that does NOT necessarily mean when the pistol was built). 2 = SF ES 1913 Rail Military This is just the numbers in the model of the pistol. G45 is available with factory threaded barrel in black, gray, and FDE – all come with suppressor sights – some Ameriglo. To see more technical data for each specific model, including both current Gen 3 and Gen 4, see https://us.glock.com/products/all. Compare the dimensions and specs of Glock G19x and Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 R = M Reset G19X is coyote (NOT FDE), G45 is available in black, FDE, BFG, and gray. X = Crossover (used on the 19X and 43X). Some will say the “finish” is different. FBI ‘M’ guns have the nDLC finish on some internals including the trigger bar, connector, and slide stop lever,  Gen 5 guns do not. SF = Short Frame We were the first to get our hands on the new Glock 19X Crossover 9mm pistol for a full detailed review. The Glock 17 and the Glock 19 are very nearly identical, with the Glock 17 having a barrel about 1/2 inch longer and a grip about 1/2 inch longer than the Glock 19. 18 round magazines in FDE. O…0 4 = Steel Fixed FET = Federal Excise Tax Glock G19X – Designed for Military Glock entered the G19 MHS into the Modular Handgun System program (along with every other company that hoped to make hundreds of millions of dollars). The desire is for a concealable gun (due to small grip) but full sight radius of a full size Glock along with the added benefits of less felt recoil due to full size slide. There are at least seven pistol case label colors used on Glocks seen in the U.S.: For Gen 3, white and red label come with 2 magazines, blue label come with 3. Differences Between the 19X and 45 – It is Not Just the Color! I don’t know what some of the YouTube dorks were doing with this gun in the early days to make it jam (probably to generate more views on their videos with some manufactured controversy), because this thing runs exactly like a GLOCK … The Glock 19 has a shorter barrel (by about half an inch) and pistol grip compared to the Glock 17. I think we can all agree that choosing a 9mm handgun can be very difficult. Note that this was eventually removed from the Gen 5 pistols in summer 2019. “The GLOCK 19X is an intelligent crossover between the flagship, full-size G17 and the popular, concealable G19. G19X doesn’t have the newer breech cut that the newer Gen 5 pistols like the G45 have (which aids in ejection), G45 is available in MOS (in black, FDE and gray), 19X isn’t. 9 = FBI / ATF special configuration This occurred after the beginning of the Gen 3 pistol production. Normally, Glock guns are tested with 120% loads. Slide and frame are beveled like the Gen 5 (Note: early Gen 5 frames were not beveled). The markings are proof marks and inspectors marks as required on Austrian pistols that they met the 130% requirement. Can be sold to anyone, and are not required to meet MAP pricing. Just because any of these features exist on these guns does not mean that they will appear in any other non-‘M’ guns in the future. Differences between Gen 3 and Gen 4 pistols. 1 = Standard with lock The Glock 19 is top of the crop when it comes to popularity. White: Low capacity magazines (mags do not exceed 10 rounds). Return to two-pin frame due to a redesign in the locking block area of the frame that removes the need for the third pin. Initially, there were no front serrations on the regular 17 and 19, as some people claim, or as some photoshopped pictures suggest. Which is better and what are the main differences In this article we cover the differences of the glock 26 vs the glock 19 to help make your decision easier TB = Threaded Barrel That has since been resolved in newer Gen 5 pistols. Designed with military requirements in mind, Glock built the 19X to compete in the Army’s Modular Handgun System, or MHS, competition. Differences Between the 19X and 45 – It is Not Just the Color! 3 = SF 1913 Rail Military I … Gen 5 is available with polymer sights or several night sight variations, including factory and Ameriglo ‘Bold’ night sights. Here’s a quick blurb about what’s included: A lot of the following photos are from Glock. Well, with everything Glock, there’s a reason. I’m reading online that mechanically there is no difference, in which case I might just go with the 19. 6 = TNS Y…7 The ‘NPv’ is the Vienna proof house roll mark for ‘smokeless powder proof for parabellum pistols’. That’s always made more sense to me than the regular flat nose we typically see. G45 comes with 3x G17 mags. Shortening a pistol’s barrel, grip, or both is a never-ending argument. When the Army solicited guns for consideration for the next military sidearm, Glock submitted the 19 Modular Handgun System (MHS) pistol. Best I’ve been able to determine is that is a prefix that distributors like Lipseys add for internal use. The 19M includes all of the standard Gen5 features, such as the straight front grip area, flared magwell, nDLC finish, as well as the Glock Marksman Barrel. That extended ambi slide stop lever is part # 33797, and is available for sale to certified armorers. Just enter your SKU in the colored field and hit ENTER. 3 = XSS, XMC Some will point to the fact that the Gen 3 has been around for years, and thus, is proven. This cutout is on the 17, 19, and 34, but not the 26. Build muscle memory. H = 21SF RTF2, 30S There are plenty of deviations from this list from Glock, which should be no big surprise. are aftermarket. Both take 9mm … The Glock 19X, which is basically the civilian version of the 17MHS pistol submitted to the Army, will be available starting January 22nd. It’s technically not, and for some very valid reasons. These only appear on pistol cases seen in the U.S., regardless of where they were manufactured. I have compiled a list of differences that I have noticed and included them below. Not gray. Both are great guns, of course, as proven by their loyal followings, but there seems to be no real consensus on which is the best. SIG P320 vs Glock 19. G19X has the nPVD slide finish, 45 has the standard Gen 5 nDLC finish. For the Gen 4, it jumps to every 5000 rounds. PN = 1+ & 1 Standard mag Pentagon with a dot in the middle indicates grade 6 steel. Gen 5 pistols have a rail that uses the 1913 picatinny dimensions. 1913 = Piccatiny Rail. Both the Gen 5 Bold sights and the FBI sights are available with  a .125 orange front sight as well as a more traditional .140 width sight. G = Rebuilds FET IN (orange label) Gen 5 guns have a ‘5’ rollmark on the top of the barrel. To better understand this Glock G45 VS Glock G19X comparison, we need to dive a little deeper into both pistols’ background. N…Mar I see people commenting on some sites and in some social networking sites that the Glock 19X pistol is part of the Gen 5 line. New ejector design (part # 47021) that’s also coming to the Gen 5 guns (no details on what’s different, yet). Early prototypes did not have this cutout, which is why it’s not visible in some early pics. It now appears that the extended ambi slide stop lever is on the Gen 5 G34. The change to the newer Melonite process caused subsequent guns to have a finish with a slightly different appearance, but a higher HRc rating, which is good. They don’t typically get them directly from Glock. Also would require the #33601 11 coil mag spring). BA = 9rd 9mmm Magazines The bold items are the ones that are most common. Gen 5 GMB (Glock Marksman Barrel) barrel has a target match crown (FBI ‘M’ guns don’t). 2 = Fixed It’s easy to spot the difference, as the nDLC finished internals are jet black. 4 = Steel front only There are a number of differences between them that make such a comment somewhat silly. Some Gen 4 guns are available with front slide serrations and extended controls (mag catch, slide stop lever) as well as steel sights. POW = FBI Personally Owned Weapon Glock has tested, and proven, the new models go even longer between mean stoppages, which is staggering. ‘M’ guns have an ‘M’ or ‘5M’. D…9, For those with the ‘CIP over N’ roll mark, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commission_Internationale_Permanente_pour_l%27Epreuve_des_Armes_%C3%A0_Feu_Portatives and http://www.mdwguns.com/cip.html. The Glock 19X has been in production for some time. Are all ‘M” guns supposed to have a ‘M’ or ‘5M’ on the barrel? The upper cartouche, the flat area on the upper right grip area that show where the pistol was made, has been moved down and combined with the lower one, which contains the patent number, Mags have extended front lip to aid in reloading, Mags have a slightly rounded base plate (bottom front edge). B…Apr Gen 5 guns come with 3. Front of the slide is rounded to match the Gen 4 subcompacts and long slide models. A = Orange follower w/TFP, 2 = (no sure, but used on the G48) Gen 4 guns use a “dot” connector instead of the Gen 3 unmarked connector. These also don’t usually show the quantity or capacity of the magazines on the label in the normal middle-lower space. Red and blue are only used in training guns (17R, 22P, 17T, etc.). 7 = Engraved/Special Serial #’s (Glock Austria) Gen 5 G34 doesn’t have the cutout on the top of the slide like previous version, yet still maintains good balance due to a re-engineering of the materials used in the slide. And while I fully understand why this new G45 model from Glock, dubbed their “Crossover” pistol, is exactly what some departments have wanted, and what I predict more and more will adopt, I think they’ve struck … Gen 5 pistols have a rail that uses the 1913 picatinny dimensions. This finish is dubbed nDLC (diamond like coating) that is similar to the black nitride finish. Let me know if you notice any others. ‘M’ guns have an ‘M’ or ‘5M’. Practice sight picture. The pistol was tested using a round loaded to at least 130%. A = Gen5 “Glock 19X, The Cons: There has been a demand forever for a Glock with a long sight radius and small grip. Not listed as Gen 5 on individual product page (, Not listed as Gen 5 on full product page (, Can’t use Gen 5 mags in it without replacing base plates or modifying frame, Comes with black followers in mags, not orange like Gen 5, Comes with maritime spring cups, not normal spring cups like Gen 5, Comes with newer ejector design (although this is starting to show up in newer Gen 5 pistols), Different slide finish process (nPVD) than Gen 5 (nDLC). Looking for to buy Glock 26 or Glock 19 in 2020. I just acquired a 19M and noticed that it only has a ‘5’ rollmark on the top of the barrel. A Gen 3 gun and a Gen 4 gun both manufactured on the same day will have the same finish. H…6 No. Return to two-pin frame due to a redesign in the locking block area of the frame that removes the need for the third pin. It should be noted that the various colors discussed here really only started when Glock went to the clam-shell style cases. All Gen 4 guns come with 3 magazines, whereas only the blue label Gen 3 guns came with 3 – white and red label come with 2. The Glock 45 and the Glock 19x are very similar and both released in a one year period in 2018. P = M Practice Series DE = Dark Earth D = Practice Gen 5 G19 and G45 are available in TB versions, with factory threaded barrels and Ameriglo suppressor sights. The pentagon indicates polygonal rifling, which all Glocks use. This includes (at one time or another): Red: High capacity magazines (high capacity mags hold 10+ rounds). The only difference between the commercial version and that of the Army is that the G19X does not include a manual thumb safety. I have seen some people posting that the Glock 45 is just a black 19X. Eventually, Glock did away with those three letter codes. NY = New York F…4 Glock has only ever made color-molded frames in. There have been more than 20 versions of mags just for the G17. 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