Actually, it uses the 5" glock 22 barrel, if you use a fullsize frame you have to use the full size barrel. The benefits is bigger,longer and stronger 17/22 locking block. I'm using a s3f 40-9 g22 barrel. 40-9 gives you a thicker barrel wall.
It means the 19X is over rated because you can make one out of any gen 4.
I'm going to have the stock length .40cal barrel threaded as well as the s3f stock length 40-9 barrel threaded. Maybe I may get another s3f 40-9 22 barrel and have it cut down. I'm going to get the slide milled by jagerwerks in the "yeti" design. And yes gen5 is seriously just another money grab to make up for the military contract loss. Glock is a one trick pony. They need to come out with fde .40 mags though. I heard through the grape vine they will...Its not like they haven't in the past...It means the 19X is over rated because you can make one out of any gen 4.
If it doesn't have the shorter bbl, it's just a 23 slide with a 22 bbl....not really a 23X.
The new G45 is something I'm looking at....at least it has front serrations, but frankly, I think the Gen 4s are better than the 5s anyway.
Definitely worth the $$!!!! I bought 2, one is on my 40-9 G23 and the other on this X build. I'm very happy with them...I've spent way to much money on slide releases!
For sure! The nice thing about 40 and 45 is if you do conversions than you get a thicker barrel. Especially with a 45 to .40 conversion. 40-9 you only get like a little over a mill, but that's still something!I find Glock's naming conventions confusing as hell. Oh well. I've got my Gen 4 23 and Gen 3 21SF. That's enough of a starting point to create all the caliber configures I'd ever care to have in my inventory and then some.
Yah. One of these days I'd like to get a G20 complete upper. Have the itch to pick up a G26 right now, but on the fence.For sure! The nice thing about 40 and 45 is if you do conversions than you get a thicker barrel. Especially with a 45 to .40 conversion. 40-9 you only get like a little over a mill, but that's still something!