I have been generally dismissive of the Gen 5 in general, and the G19x and G45 in particular.  I still don't see such a huge advantage to the Gen 5 if you're stocked up with a Gen 3.  That said, I'm planning on getting a G45 MOS blue label this year.  Glock has made the blue label guns available to Veterans until Veterans' Day this year and the G45 is a good host (the only use I have for it) for a comp.  I will say this about the Gen 5 full size.  The grip is the best feeling stock grip in my opinion (meaning it fits my hand well).  I have a Gen 3 G19, G17 and G34.  The G19 and G34 have had frame work by Boresight Solutions and the G17 was done by me.  It was a well used, very cheap gun in the first place, so it is ok, but leagues behind the Boresight guns.  The G45 won't need any frame work other than some relief under the trigger guard, so that says a lot.

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Joined:  2/24/2003                          Location:  Nevada, USA

We got our new Gen 5 G17 MOS and G48s two weeks ago and have gotten through qualifications. 300 rounds through 36 guns - zero malfunctions and scores went up significantly. Added bonus the G17s fit in our ~ 6 year old ALS holsters with no issues.

I am very happy with these pistols as well as my personal G45. I still have 8 Gen 3 Glocks that aren’t going anywhere, but I think the Gen 5 guns are outstanding.

For comparison - these Gen 5 G17s are replacing Gen 3 G22s from 2006.

 

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Joined: 03/08/2008     Location: Sandy Hook, NJ

Dorsai posted:

...G45 is a good host (the only use I have for it) for a comp....

I am looking to do the same, with one of the new ARC Division Gen 5 specific comps:

https://www.arc-division.com/p...age/arc-sparc-g5-9mm

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Joined: 3/20/05 4:14 PM        Location:  North Carolina

4track posted:
Dorsai posted:

...G45 is a good host (the only use I have for it) for a comp....

I am looking to do the same, with one of the new ARC Division Gen 5 specific comps:

https://www.arc-division.com/p...age/arc-sparc-g5-9mm

I’m lookin at the PMM Comp for my G45.

http://www.parkermountainmachi...n_5_Compensator.html

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Joined: 03/08/2008     Location: Sandy Hook, NJ

High Exposure posted:
4track posted:
Dorsai posted:

...G45 is a good host (the only use I have for it) for a comp....

I am looking to do the same, with one of the new ARC Division Gen 5 specific comps:

https://www.arc-division.com/p...age/arc-sparc-g5-9mm

I’m lookin at the PMM Comp for my G45.

http://www.parkermountainmachi...n_5_Compensator.html

That is my intent as well.

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Mark

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Never hint at what you really feel

Teach the children quietly For some day sons and daughters

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Joined:  2/24/2003                          Location:  Nevada, USA

When I first got a Gen 5 19, I initially wanted to try a Parker Mountain Machine comp, because of how it mates up with the contours of the Gen 5 Slide.

Then, after I learned about the PPM comp's installation procedure, (shims, torque, timing, and Rocksett) I was less enthusiastic about it. 

I like that the ARC Division design also mates to the Gen 5 slide contours, but it is simply timed, and then fixed with dual set screws and thread locker (which is easier to remove/install in the field, if needed), like all of the other comps that I already use on my Gen 3 and Gen 4 guns 

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Joined: 3/20/05 4:14 PM        Location:  North Carolina

I have a PMM comp on my G45. I don't have a lot of rounds through it, but from what I have shot, it works. I am about to send off my slide to get milled for an RMR cut, so it will be a little while before I get to play around with it some more.

They will be releasing a ver.2 model of their comp later this year, which is a duel port version. But the new one will have to be ordered with their barrel that is made to work with the comp.

http://www.parkermountainmachi...JTTC_and_Barrel.html

So, one year has gone by since I put my money down and bought a pistol for work. I have now gone through a total of 14,180 rounds of mixed bag non-toxic frangible ammo through my Glock 17 Gen 5. I've used every generation of magazine I own from Clinton Ban 10 rounders to some recently acquired 33 round coyote ones with mixed results as some of these mags should have been crushed a decade ago. Total malfunctions attributable to the pistol so far are zero. Knowing what I know about proper grip and stance I have taken the blame for a couple of issues but overall, ammunition is the cause of the majority of the malfs that I experienced in the last year. Honestly nothing I can blame on the pistol.

Six total cleanings in the last year. Did everything from shoot almost nothing to shoot until the pistol was uncomfortably hot every day. More than anything shot this pistol for an entire year with little break except for the Flashback Friday breakup of the monotony of using the same pistol over and over ad naseum.  I've tried the RMR on a different pistol and learned I don't really get any value of a red dot on a pistol yet, and found that even though I love the 1911 and (God Help My Soul)  Beretta platform I am doing the best I can with the Glock 17 Gen 5. Orange dot front sights are awesome, especially if they are tritium IMHO.

I have other generations Glocks  and have fired others generations of Glocks in the last year while trying to get the most rounds downrange from my Gen 5. 19's of various generations, 17's of various generations, 26's, and 48's. 

All told I am still Very, Very happy with my purchase. Wear is minimal and where you expect wear to occur. The trigger is just getting ready to become awesome through use and I can't complain on how it was great to star with.

Holy Crap, one whole year...

Willy V

 

Joined: March 18 2008 Location: Beervana AKA Oregon

Nice.  I actually like the silver version but this is more normal.  

Mojo/Mark
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Joined: 9/30/09
Location: Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks)

Glock just released the G19 Gen 5 FS, which has front slide serrations and no half moon cutout at the front of the magwell:

https://us.glock.com/en/pistols/g19-gen5-fs-us

I heard this was coming about a year ago - a Glock rep who was displaying the G19 Gen 5 MOS told me they would be going to front serrations as standard on future models. He couldn’t confirm whether they would be redoing the non-MOS Gen 5s without the front cutout on the magwell, but he said that overwhelming feedback was that people didn’t like it. He said that since it was part of the FBI requirement, they had to include it on their initial Gen 5 models but were listening to feedback and planned to do away with it.

This FS model is what I was hoping for when I saw the MOS, so it looks like I’ll finally be getting a Gen 5.

Dave

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