Don’t think you can go wrong with either choice. Despite my lack of practice I am fairly capable with my G19 out to 25 yards or so and accurate enough out to 50 to make someone think twice about threatening me from that far away. But I do have upgraded sights.
I should add that the recoil pulse and recoil control of the 19X is phenomenal. It really is as good as everyone claims it to be.
The dry fire will get you use to not expecting the recoil, and with me it also helps with keep eye on target while racking the handgun also. I started with the glock so probably easier to get use to it. I was going left also but mine grip so replace back strap with bigger one.
Thanks Chris. I’m shooting the Glock much better than when I first got it. I do want to change the sights just so I can move to the sight picture I’m used to, and then I want to get my longer distance accuracy down more before I carry it.
The 19X is an awesome gun though. The recoil impulse is better than my M&P9. The only differences is I can hit targets 17 yards out with the M&P but the Glock needs some more work. I am shooting it much better than before though. It will take some adjusting to get used to. If I can start getting shots at longer distances, I will switch to the Glock for EDC.
If ammo wasn’t rare and expensive, I’d switch to the Glock for EDC right now. Before the ammo crisis, I was shooting every week.
Carried the 19x for the first time today. It is surprisingly more comfortable to carry than my m&p9 4.25”. That .25” makes a big difference for me. The texture of the gun is also far less aggressive than my M&P so if I’m going on short trips I can skip the undershirt. I get an easier carry while still keeping my 18 rounds.
Have you practiced draw stroke yet? Is it better? What about accuracy?
Comfort is important. Also @Scoutbob what position are you carrying? I found the bit of extra grip frame a problem.
I carry appendix. There’s no way I would be able to carry it any other way. The full grip works fine with my build. I could see why people say the 19 is the Goldilocks zone. I’m not going to complain about the two extra rounds though.
Draw stroke is not a problem. I do need more reps to work with the new grip angle. But the difference is minor.
Accuracy is getting better. I went to the range today since making the switch. The accuracy is not wear I was with M&P because of the trigger and grip angle, BUT it’s coming along well. I determined that the accuracy issues I had before was definitely me. I took @Chris.W advice and put the medium grip on the gun and that helped. My accuracy with the gun is definitely sufficient for carry, but I want to get better of course. That will simply take more time with the gun. I think the 19x might be a better point shooter for me. I am not as accurate with the 19x slow fire bullseye shooting at long distances (17 yards), but I can pick the gun up and get multiple shots on target in a decent self defense group quickly.
Lots of dry fire down the road. I actually like this trigger more than M&P. It will just take more time to master it. I have thousands of rounds down range with M&P and only hundreds with the Glock, so it will just take some time. I will use whichever tool I feel is best. If I carry this for a couple months and decide to the M&P is better I’ll switch back. I
I’m glad you are working on it.
Regarding the bad trigger… Apex Flat trigger would be good solution for you.
But in such case, you would never tried G19x
If I stick with the g19x, I’ll be more open to doing modifications on my M&P. I’m just ocd about modifying a gun I carry. I’ve seen some bad mishaps from modified guns online… granted they were often unwise upgrades involving removing the firing pin block .
Yeah… removing FP block or using rubber band to disengage grip safety… this are not modification of the firearm… these are modification of shooter’s brain.
APEX can be treated as valuable upgrade, not modification - you can still keep factory specs using Apex’s parts.
You will be provided with sheet how to replace parts without losing S&W factory specification.
For APEX trigger only (not kit) - you do not change anything, but trigger’s shape so it is like changing the sights.
Anyway - good luck with G19x - looks this one may work fine for you.
I’m actually quite happy with my old, well broken in gen3 stock Glock trigger. And the gen5 triggers I have tried are pretty darn good before break in. They are not target triggers and I’m sure the Apex kits are a noticeable step up, but they are a lot better than a lot of other stock triggers I have tried.
Amen. Louder for the kids in the back pew.
Bought an HK, didn’t need to add or replace anything and never will.
Go to a range where you can rent each of them. Shoot a bunch of rounds, see how they feel. I have a 19 G5 as my “main” (and very 1st) handgun - it’s great and I can shoot it well. But am looking for something “smaller” for EDCC - leaning toward 43x - but I need to rent and shoot several different before I buy. I’ll likely find something in the Glock family because it’s familiar.
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Welcome to the family brother @William849 and you are blessed to be here.
Still with the 19x and loving it
Almost 5,000 rds on my Glock 48 with Holosun 507k. I absolutely love the accuracy, shootability, and concealment of this pistol. It is hard for me to find anything that compares to it.