What I Like Best About the Glock 19

December 11, 2018
Glock 19

The Glock 19 is arguably one of the most popular handguns on the market for a variety of reasons. Glock 19s are a great, compact pistol that allows easy handling for hands of all sizes.

The Glock 19 semi-automatic handgun is a single action pistol, simple to operate, and easy to learn how to use. There are numerous reasons that this is a preferred handgun, and it all starts with comfort and function.


The Glock 19 is classed as a compact pistol, though it handles like the best of both worlds. It has a narrower profile than a full-size, and the lightweight polymer frame makes it easy to carry.

It can be comfortably worn as a concealed carry, and the grip is short enough to keep a low profile for an inside the waistband carry. Those with larger hands can grip this handgun and have all their fingers wrapped around it, as opposed to a sub-compact that can leave you hanging.


The Glock 19 is a really fun gun to shoot, as it absorbs recoil very well, and is a good size and weight so that your hands and wrists don’t get tired so quickly. Remarkably free from malfunctions, the only time there’s been an issue firing it, it turned out to be faulty ammunition.

Qualities of a Glock

Glock 19 is famous for being able to shoot under all conditions and it rarely to never suffer misfires. It’s also durable, and no matter what they’re put through, they will always perform when you need them to.

There are a few features that make this handgun even better, however. Unlike a lot of compact handguns that sacrifice magazine capacity for size, Glock 19’s regular magazine holds 15 rounds. While it can take larger magazines – up to 30 rounds – I prefer not to, as they extend too far below the grip.

Built for a Purpose

This isn’t the prettiest gun on the market, which is part of its appeal. It’s a no-nonsense handgun that was designed specifically for defense and looks like it. No handgun is a toy, and all too often people forget that, which is why there are so many accidental shootings.

With the Glock 19, you can never forget that it’s meant to be a weapon for self-defense and that it should always be treated with care and respect. The mere fact of having one is often deterrent enough in dangerous situations.

Ease of Use

There are only 4 basic controls, which makes it much easier for those who are beginners, and professional shooters can appreciate simplicity. There is the magazine release, the disassembly lever, trigger safety, and the slide release. Simple.

There are remarkably few pieces to this handgun, which means that taking it apart and putting it back together is a lot easier than with others. It’s quick to find instructions online for additional information, so learning how to properly clean and maintain the handgun was fast and simple.

When you buy a Glock 19 semi-automatic handgun you’re not just buying a pistol, you’re purchasing their guarantee, their knowledge, and their dedication to quality.

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