GLOCK Unveils Countdown Clock For G19X Launch

There have been rumors for months that GLOCK planned to release their Modular Handgun Submission to the public. The marketing plans behind unveiling a new product can rival that of a full scale military invasion, but rarely do they survive contact with the fan base. This is what happened to GLOCK late last week, when a development page for what has been dubbed the G19X, was found on their website. Very quickly, several firearm websites posted what information they knew. Understandably, GLOCK took down the page and hid the video.

But, GLOCK did a great job of pivoting. They revamped the site and added a countdown clock to the pistol’s official launch at SHOT Show. They also sent out this press release earlier this morning.


SMYRNA, GA. – Jan 2, 2018 GLOCK, Inc., today introduces their first ever “Crossover” pistol, the GLOCK 19X, which combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms. The full-size GLOCK 17 frame and the compact GLOCK 19 slide have joined forces for the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations.


“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” said GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey. “Using GLOCKs combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability, and through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in harsh climates and all conditions with increased accuracy and ultimate reliability. Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection,” said Dorsey. “With proven testing results and fewer parts than our competitors’ pistols, the G19X has maximum efficiency, reliability and is easy to maintain.”

Confidence now comes in a different color with the first-ever factory colored slide. The GLOCK 19X’s improved nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. The pistol comes in coyote color and includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.

Among the additional design features of the G19X are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility, and a lanyard loop.

The aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the confidence to succeed and survive in all situations. A perfect “Crossover to Confidence”.

The G19X will be available on dealer shelves beginning January, 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.


For more information about crossing over to confidence with the GLOCK 19X, visit 19X.GLOCK.US.

In addition to the 19X, GLOCK will also release a Gen5 26 and a Gen5 34 MOS.  I for one, will be purchasing a G19X when they become available.


42 Responses to “GLOCK Unveils Countdown Clock For G19X Launch”

  1. Stu says:

    I’ll just say it. Better late than never.

  2. Angryfroggy says:

    Steel sights ? (maybe)
    Front serrations ? (obviously no)
    Full length 1913 rail ? (same as above)
    I’ll wait for Gen6 (or 7, who knows …).
    PS : ’til then I’ll stick to my 19Gen3 along with my Truglo TFOs, PMAGs 21 and Vickers/Tango enhancements …

  3. jjj0309 says:

    I don’t know, I’d prefer 19 frame with 17 slide, for carrying purpose. Is it structurally 5th gen?

    • MP says:

      I agree jjj, I’d prefer the 19 frame and 17 slide, all your getting it seems is a less accurate g17? Looks good though ?

    • justin says:

      Not sure why this was not the 19x — a 17 slide with 19 frame. Seems it would be following market need (aftermarket grip chops). Or a single stack..

      Further — why do they refuse to offer slide serrations on all offerings? The Gen 4 Front Serration Models (19 + 17) were a step in the right direction, but a limited release. That and they were obviously not carried over to the Gen 5.

      But as JM Gavin posted below – these delays provide other companies plenty of opportunity. If only one of them could allow compatibility with glock mags we would be in hog heaven.

    • mark says:

      The 17 slide / 19 Frame (the 17 Kurtz or 19L -depending on who you ask) would have been the perfect pistol.

      Velocity, recoil, and sight radius of the G17, concealability of the G19. And then for range or HD use, a 15+2 mag could be used, to transform it into a 17 size grip.

    • straps says:

      What you guys said.

    • Vic Toree says:

      One more in agreement. I’d sooner chop down a 17 or 34 to a 19 sized grip rather than have a larger frame (harder to conceal) with the drawbacks of shorter barrel and sight radius. This seems backwards to me.

      This is coming from a person that carries a 19 with KKM comp daily, the added barrel length (roughly G34 in size) isn’t a problem to carry and conceal, but added grip length often would be. I don’t have Yeti hands but they are probably still above average sized for a human male and I’ve never wished my G19 had more grip surface.

      • CA95GUY says:

        ExAct same situation, and completely agreed. I hope the BP of glock is reading this. I assure you this is another reason my agency didn’t even consider the 19x or whatever it was when it came in for RFP evaluations. This is a joke.

  4. JM Gavin says:

    Glock keeps releasing products no one is clamoring for (but we all buy regardless). The models folks are asking for (cough, cough, full-size single stacks), not so much. On the other hand, if Glock gave us what we want, no one would care about the long-awaited Avidity, either…so Rob Pincus can thank Glock for their product decisions.


    • Zach says:

      Who in their right mind wants a full size polymer single stack?

      • JM Gavin says:

        Umm…okay…I’ll play your silly game. Google “Avidity Arms.” Then google “single stack full size Glock.”

        Actually, never mind. Just keep being you.

        • Mike says:

          You had the chance to explain your point of view, but decided to act like a dick. Congrats. You really showed him.

          • JM Gavin says:

            I’ll read your “Hurt Feelings Report” if it makes you feel better.

            Lighten up, Francis.

            • Jester says:

              Meanwhile you still haven’t explained the pros of this single stack full size Glock you’re so hot for.

              • JM Gavin says:

                According to other commenters, I am not the only SSD reader that wants a single-stack, full-size Glock (keep reading down the comments, they are there). Nor am I the only Glock customer, by a LONG shot. Don’t take my word for it. Ask the interwebz. It’s free.

                Rob Pincus and Eagle Arms are about to make a lot of $$$ selling the Avidity Arms PD10, which is essentially a single-stack G17. The only reason Rob Pincus and Eagle Arms are making the gun is because Glock hasn’t.

                However, here is why I am “so hot for” a single-stack, full-size Glock, to use your somewhat pejorative verbiage. I carry a gun every day, it’s part of my job, has been for 27 years.

                I like a thin auto-loader, because I often carry IWB. I am very tall and somewhat slender, and can conceal a large-frame pistol, but thinner large-frame pistols are more comfortable for IWB. I have 1911s, Sig P220s and P239s, because I like thin guns for IWB. Despite my owning lots of thin guns, I have been using Glocks as my issued weapon for 18 years, so I have a fair amount of muscle memory invested in Glocks. I like and trust Glocks. My typical carry gun is a G19 or a G17. The G43 is too small for my needs. So, I (and a lot of other people) would like to see Glock make full-size single-stacks.



        • mark says:

          I’d love it if the “Glock 44″ was a 4” barrel, 8rd version of the G43.

          I also have a weird desire for a single stack G34, for reasons I can’t entirely define….

  5. MickChalky says:

    Hurry take my money it’s burning my hands ?

  6. SVGC says:

    Didn’t the Glock MHS have an ambi safety? Not that anyone that wants a Glock wants that, but if you’re releasing a “specd” weapon submission to the public you’d think you’d release it correct. Otherwise it just seems like another lateral move Glock model. I dunno, neato I guess.

    • Matt says:

      I’d buy one if it had the ambi-safety, but sadly it doesn’t.


      • Will Rodriguez says:

        Me too

        • Gerard says:

          The only way to get a safety on a Glock is to retrofit it with a Cominoli thumb safety, it’s a proven design but it’s not ambidextrous

          • SVGC says:

            That would be the same as it just not having it. It’s not that anybody is asking for a safety because they want a safety on a Glock. It’s that if they’re going to sell an MHS Glock they should sell it in the MHS configuration.

  7. Joe says:

    Yeah…make it like the MHS submission (IE with a darn safety) and it will be cool in it’s niche.

  8. Will Rodriguez says:

    For those wondering about the utility of the unique combination, compensators are gaining popularity in some circles. This Glock allows one to get the comp and avoid the extra long length that makes AIWB a little more difficult.

    Personally, I’d like to have seen the safety especially if they are going to market it as developed for the military. I also want to see another year or two of Gen 5 use from a reliability standpoint.

    • JJ says:

      That was my thought. I can add a KKM comp and work towards setting up a Roland Special, but still have the 17 frame. Although, I’d definitely prefer front serrations.

      • Joe says:

        The RMR is effectively a slide charging handle making front serrations a mute point on a Roland Special.

    • Mr bean says:

      A G19 with a grip extension in the mag or mag grip enhancer does the same thing. Should’ve gone the opposite direction of 19 frame with 17 slide barrel

  9. JB says:

    The iphone of the gun world. Lackluster products for years now. Very small incremental improvements. But I still seem to buy them.

  10. MoBettaOperator says:

    Well, this 19”X” isn’t as innovative as the IPhone “X”…. we are still waiting.

  11. Readingthisall says:

    I cant be reading this right.

    They made a 17 frame with a 19 slide ??? WTF would want that ? So I have a longer frame which is harder to conceal and a smaller barrel?? Who thinks of this stuff. Is Hillary’s campaign committee doing focus groups for Glock ? This is plain stupid.

    • Gerard says:

      Yeah its a Hillary campaign stratagy for Glock and if it doesnt sell its Russia’s fault

  12. bobby says:

    “Oh, the market wants a single-stack slim 9mm? Fuck you, you’ll get a .380”

    “Wut? People pay money to chop the frame of their G17 to G19 length? How about ‘Fuck You’ here’s a G19 slide with a 17 frame”

  13. Chris B says:

    Why not offer a slide conversation kit for G19s that is a G17 size slide that will fit existing G19s? You could offer it with or without RMR cut out and front serrations and let everyone customize it from there if they want. This would let everyone order direct from their favorite online parts place and save a little cash over purchasing a completely new pistol. As someone with several G19s, I could float this idea past the wife easier than telling her I just bought another G19 or I need custom work done after buying a G17.

  14. Seamus says:

    At first I was super excited, thinking it was a 19 frame and a 17 slide. But when I found out it was the reverse…. super bummed. What happened Glock? I thought we were friends? 🙁 And why not the slide cut for red dot? Honestly they will be basically standard on all pistols in next 5 years so why not start now? And front serrations… I personally could care less (I don’t press check) but some people get a hard on over them and they cost basically nothing to add so why the hell not if it helps sell more guns? Seriously the market is making Glock more irrelevant every day.

  15. t1tan says:

    Been waiting for this a long time, prefer 19 sized gun but doesn’t fit my hand as well as the 19.

    Now just make it in black

  16. Jester says:

    I know I’m not the only one who was super disappointed they didn’t release the Glock 43 slide on the Glock 21 frame. Come on Glock, what are you thinking???

  17. reverend says:

    So Glock made…a “mullet” gun? Short in the front, long in the back? Lawd!

  18. 29 says:

    Y’all realize this is Glock’s answer to the SIG 320 carry and X carry models.