Thread: Glock 19 -or- Sig P226 -OR?
3/24/2011 6:19pm, #21
I carry my glock with one round in the chamber, shot thousands of rounds through it and yet to have an accidental discharge.
One plus to the glock over the sig or my suggestion the S&W is that he glock has a rail while neither sig and smith do not.
3/24/2011 8:42pm, #22
At any rate, I own a Gen4 glock 19 that I have put about 2k rounds though with zero malfunctions. I have shot the Sig P228/9 series extensively as well, and have carried both the 229 and the 3rd gen glock 19 while deployed. They are both nice weapons, but the glock 19 wins hands down in the price/performance scenario."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
3/25/2011 7:01am, #23
I've read about the problems the 4th gen 19s, are they blown completely out of proportion?
3/25/2011 7:11am, #24
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2) You still have to focus on the safety. We've tested it time and again, safety on vs safety off, and safety off has put rounds down range faster than with safety on. And we have done this with both concealed and open carry.______
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3/25/2011 8:36am, #25
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3/25/2011 11:24am, #26
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I know i dont post alot on this site but i had the same dilemma as you have. I was at the gun show and saw a SIG P226. I asked a close friend who i trust with my life which he would choose and he said the range he runs has Glock 19 for rental for the course of fire. He would get the Glock over any gun on the table. He warned to not get a Gen 4 cause there are too many problems with it. So i bought a brand new Glock for $515 and that was with tax.Of course there are 3 pistols any LEO i ever knew or know present day say Glock, Sig, and H&K. The composite Sig isnt favorable and the Gen 4 as i said before is not perfered as well. So Rock Out With Your Glock Out!
3/25/2011 12:05pm, #27
3/25/2011 12:08pm, #28
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3/25/2011 12:39pm, #29
3/25/2011 4:11pm, #30
It's hard for me to really comment on the Gen 4 Glock 19 vs the Gen 3 Glock 19 epic rap battle of history, because I would say basically the same thing about both of them: They do what I want them to without giving me the slightest bit of trouble.
The changes I'm aware of vs. Gen 3 Glock 19: Reinforced recoil spring assembly, some changes to the trigger, more grippy grip, and adjustable grip size.
Reinforced recoil spring assembly: I honestly haven't noticed much difference in the perceived recoil, but the spring is obviously beefier.
Trigger Changes: I haven't really compared them side by side, but they seem pretty similar to me. I have the trigger reset on my gen 4 down really well and can shoot it faster and more accurately than a gen 3, but anyone would say that about their personal weapon.
Grip: I vastly prefer the pistol grip of the Gen 4. It is way grippier. I have grizzly bear paws for hands, but for some reason, the smallest grip feels most comfortable to me, so I haven't really bothered to try the medium or large adapters. As far as the grip angle goes, I feel like the Gen 4 is angled just a tiny bit differently, which is definitely in my favor.
Reliability: I can't really say which is better, since I've never had either malfunction on me. The last 400 rounds through my gen4 have been crappy Russian Brown Bear Ammo, and it doesn't seem to mind that in the least. I've also put mid-range, target shooting ammo, and self defense loads through it, and it has liked all of them.
I've only had the Gen 4 glock 19 since July, but it's never failed on me. My fiancee absolutely loves it, and basically refuses to shoot anything else. I don't think you could go wrong with either the Gen 3 or the Gen 4, but I prefer the Gen 4."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal