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4949shooter
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USA
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Posted - September 04 2017 :  12:58:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I asked to hold the Gen 5 Glock 19 at my local range / gun shop.

The gun did feel different than my Gen 4, which I had just gotten done firing along with some 10mm 1911's a buddy owns. The sight picture was somewhat odd to me. The back of the slide looks different.

The trigger felt much improved, and was noticeably lighter and had a crisp break. The finish was darker black than my gen 4 and gen 3 guns. This finish is supposed to be a new Glock proprietary ion bonded finish. I guess time will tell how it holds up.

I thought the gun was going to feel a lot like my Gen 2 G23 (no finger grooves) but it really didn't feel like my Gen 2 at all. I think it will take some getting used to. I plan on picking one up next year. Hopefully next time at the range I will rent one. When I do I will update this post on the shooting characteristics.

They had no Gen 5's in stock at Blue Label pricing.

Evan
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Posted - September 04 2017 :  1:24:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I carry a gen 3 Glock 22 daily. I like it just fine, but I clean and lube it.

It seems to me, however, if you start with perfection there is only one direction you can move in.

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

Harold B. Lee

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4949shooter
Senior Member

USA
584 Posts

Posted - September 05 2017 :  04:50:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My Gen 3's are the best.
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Arvinator
Advanced Member

USA
5252 Posts

Posted - September 06 2017 :  06:42:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Gen 2 Glock 17, Gen3 Glock 22, and a Gen4 Glock 17.

Thus far, they have all been great shooting handguns but I'll confess I shoot and like the 9mm over the .40

I wear the Gen4 Glock 17 to work daily loaded with +P Gold Dots and it is at bedside every night.

Just personal preference.

Be honest, fair, and always prepared...
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Arvinator
Advanced Member

USA
5252 Posts

Posted - September 13 2017 :  06:54:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I handled a Glock 17 Gen 5 yesterday. While it felt good in my hands, can't really say it held much better than my Gen 4. Maybe in a few years I'll try to shot one just to check on the perfection...

Be honest, fair, and always prepared...
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gw
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3984 Posts

Posted - September 13 2017 :  08:25:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the trigger spring assembly should be an upgrade worth having, the older generation hooked trigger spring is a weak link prone to breaking. the new assembly should improve durability.

i doubt that assembly is a drop in upgrade

cut rifling should be a plus too and that barrel might be a drop in upgrade.

i also like the scallop cut on the front of the slide, wish they'd give the same treatment to the rear of the slide. makes for slicker feeling gun tucked in IWB

they seem to stick with the same crappy sights unless you get the night sight upgrade

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..."
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Malcolm
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USA
4008 Posts

Posted - September 13 2017 :  2:04:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like my two gen 2.5 Glocks, a 19 and a 26. I carry the 26 daily and use G-19 mags in it with grip adapters, fits my hands like it was made for them. I also like my gen 3(barely) Glock 19. I see no reason to get the latest and greatest when I know what I have and use, works well for MY personal situations.
Glocks are still as ugly as all get out in comparison to my BHP, but, they are comforting to carry and use.

"The measure of a man's character, is how he treats someone who can do nothing for him." (unknown)
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