tactical light Glock 19 (Gen 5)
buy Glock 19 (Gen 5) online. Yes, it’s a new generation of Glocks… the Gen5!
Here is just a short list of the new features.
New Finish: Glock’s nDLC finish is tougher, more durable, and is on both the barrel and the slide.
No Finger Grooves: Now your fingers go where they want to go… which is not necessarily where the finger grooves were.
Ambidextrous Slide Stop Lever: Makes it easy to release the slide whether you’re shooting right or left handed.
tactical light Glock Gen 4 vs Gen 5 Slide
buy Glock 19 (Gen 5) online.The Glock Gen 5 slide features front serrations and nDLC finish. The nDLC finish gives the Gen 5 the semi-gloss deep black color.
The slide on the Glock has the same dimensions in both generations.
The Gen 5 Glock 19 features an ambidextrous slide lock lever that was added to compete for the Government control the Sig M17 later won.
tactical light Coating
buy Glock 19 (Gen 5) online. Glock created a proprietary finish for their slides on the Glock 19 Gen 5’s and called it nDLC. I’m not entirely sure what it stands for but the finish is said to be tougher and more durable than the previously used finish.
From what I’ve noticed there is less wear on the slide from holstering and the overall use of the slide without oil seems to be smoother.
tactical light Serrations
buy Glock 19 (Gen 5) online. Serrations came onto the scene for Glocks in the early 2010s. The Glock Gen 5 now features serrations from the factor.
The Gen 4 Glocks had a special model denoted with an “FS” for Front Serrations for some time before the Gen 5 came out and the front serrations became standard.
To me, the front serrations were very welcomed and I had a Gen 4 FS model that I fell in love with.
Glock Gen 4 vs Gen 5 Barrel
Glock was always well known for its polygonal rifling in its barrels. This was phased out for the Gen 5 barrels for a more traditional match crown. tactical light
They state the Gen 5 barrel is “match grade” but that’s mostly just marketing speak. The facts are that the Gen 5 barrel has been tested and is more accurate than its predecessor and that’s really all that matters.
Glock Gen 4 vs Gen 5 Frame tactical light
For a short period of time, the Gen 5’s had a cutout in the frame which allowed your fingers to fall into a half-moon style hole but they are no longer producing Gen 5’s with the half-moon cut-out and no front serrations.
The current frame has removed the finger groves. If you are unfamiliar with finger groves they are the most debated topic within the Glock community. The Finger groves reside on the front of the grip frame and are almost universally hated. buy Glock 19 (Gen 5) online
As you can see in the picture the finger groves have been a staple for Glock through the years and they have finally been removed on the Gen 5’s, most likely for good.
The finger grove removal is a huge change considering Glock has held on to them for so long. It is nice to see the removal and most people will welcome this change with open arms.
The internals of the Glock 19 got overhauled in the Gen 5 and a simpler pin system was created to make full takedown much easier. This was a welcome change for Glock armorers everywhere.
Glock 19 Gen 4 vs Gen 5 Magazine Well
The magazine well is also much more flared on the Glock 19 Gen 5 than it is on the Glock 19 Gen 4.
As you see in the picture it’s a significant difference but if you are used to a Glock the flared magazine will only help you a little.
Can you use Gen 4 mags in Gen 5 Glocks?
Yes, absolutely. The magazines have not changed since the Glock 19 Gen 3. So if you have old magazines that are in good shape you’ll be able to continue to use them going forward.
The Gen 3 magazines only have one notch on the right side to catch the magazine. The Gen 4 and Gen 5 a notch on both sides of the magazine to make them backward compatible.
The gen 4 magazine has a black follower and the Gen 5 has an orange follower. That’s the one difference between the two magazines.
Glock Gen 4 vs Gen 5 Trigger
Glock changed the trigger as well making it crisper by updated the trigger spring and redesigning the safety plunger.
This has been well received by most but many users have reported little difference.
The biggest thing to note is the trigger is not worse than it was in the Gen 4.