Glock 19 vs Glock 17
Glock 19 vs Glock 17. The two most popular Glock 9mm pistols are definitely the 17 and the 19, but which should you get?
You can read a more in-depth discussion here: https://aliengearholsters.com/blog/glock-17-vs-glock-19/
Both are great working guns. There are few pistols that are the same class of absolute workhorse gun in 9mm, which is why both are heavily preferred in the law enforcement community.
The armed civilian may find themselves wondering if there’s one that may be better than the other. It’s more that you’ll find one Glock 9mm is better for what you and what you want it for than the other.
The Glock 17 is high in the running for the best service pistol you could buy in terms of reliability and value for money. However, at almost 6 inches tall and almost 8 inches long, it’s rather large for a daily concealed carry gun. At 17+1 of onboard capacity, it’s a great choice in fighting pistol or competition gun…but the size of the Glock 17 is such that many find it isn’t the easiest carry pistol to deal with if concealment is a priority.
The Glock 19, however, is a bit more compact and is easily concealed and carried. In fact, it’s one of the most popular concealed carry guns on the market today, despite having been on the market for 30 years. It’s also light, at less than 25 oz unloaded, which makes it very easy to tote. A number of shooters also find the slightly shorter trigger reach of the Glock 19 more to their liking.
People have been calling the Glock 19 the “Goldilocks Gun” for decades. It isn’t too big to easily carry, but it isn’t too small to shoot really well or have reduced carrying capacity. It’s just right. It’s likewise been proven in competition, on the street and in military and police service.
Both pistols are eminently customizable, with aftermarket support in terms of available parts and upgrades being second only to 1911 pistols. There’s almost nothing that you can’t add or upgrade with either gun.
And Glock has a number of factory iterations as well; besides the base models, you can add night sights or the MOS editions which have a milled slide for use with a red dot optic.
Either way, you get a great gun. Of course, a great gun should go in a great holster. To find one for Glock 17 or Glock 19 pistols, head over to:
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I’ve heard that 19 is thinner compared to 17 in the dimensions. And if it’s true does it apply to the slide or the grip?
Glock 45 the best of both worlds.
Whats the different in bullet speed and/or stoping power?
Glock19 it’s too small for my hand
Looks like there isn’t that much of a size difference
19 IS JUST 1 CM SHORTER AND SMALLER OVERALL SO I DONT SEE WHY PEOPLE SAY 17 IS BETTER BECAUSE IT’S BIGGER LOL IT’S MOSTLY SIZING FOR THE OWNERS BUT BOTH WORK THE SAME
17 for me
Make the music louder
Music is annoying!!!
what about the 19x?
Thanks I’ll keep my fmk.
19 love it
You should have also discussed the Glock 45, which combines the best of both the 17 and 19. The 19, however, is the best seller for a reason: It is the most versatile.
the grip matters. Like he said. bigger hands, bigger gun
Just tested both today ……and had my mind on the 19 before test.
After test I bought the 17.
Fits my hand so much better and thats the only reason I changed my mind!! The 19 my right hand pinky kept looking for room to grab
17 just like GoldieLocks JUST RIGHT
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Make the music louder
Which is the best bro? I’m from Philippines
The mags are limited here in Cali
Both are very good 👍
I held both weapons and I have to say, I loved the size of the 17 but the comfort of the 19 is what got me and I’m buying one in about a month or two for mainly self defense and carry
I got a holster for my 19x and it fits my 17 the tip of the barrel stics out just a bit is that unsafe?
I am going with Glock 19. I’m fully licensed to carry and I live in an open carry state but my instructor said that doesn’t make it a good idea. So I won’t have the Glock 19 because it’s slightly easier to conceal when I’m out in public.
Where can I purchase that holster? What is it called?
I use glock 17 and 19 but 17 is superb then 19..
I have better accuracy with a G17 and is my security job gun.
73 years old woman, and my police department keeps telling me to get a gun. I’m looking at a Glock 19. I haven’t used a gun for over 65 years, and I know how serious it is to be safe and always remember how much responsibility you have while carrying one.
My safety is not what it use to be, and I hate this situation a few young fools in my town are forcing me to get protection.
I’m looking at the Glock 19 9mm instead of a Smith & Wesson…what do you think everyone?
Yes, I’m extremely able body, just a little slow with a cane. Generation: Vietnam War military widow wife…can do anything if my back is up against the wall. Help me guys, I did not think I would be doing this at my age…again after the 60’s. Loretta.
*Pick up my first glock gen3 from this sure dude 🔝🔝🔝 a few month ago when I turned **25.so** far I love it*
I carry the 21
Glock17 Gen5, my all-time choice
Ty for the video. To the point.
The glock 45 beats them both tbh
My hands are too big to comfortably get my full pinky on the G19 grip with a stock magazine, so I bought the G17.
Is there any poi change at 10 yards with these 2? Took my 509 off my 17 n put it on my 19 and havent rezeroed just wondering if theres any significant poi change
Where do I get that holster please
19x gang 🤘
2 other options would be the G45, which so far has been compatiable with all my 19 gear. Then the 19x which hasn’t been as friendly backwards compatable. Both offer the advantage of the G17 lower and the shorter G19 slide. With the G17 Gen 5 out, I might add it to the collection as well. Also considering trying a Shadow Systems DR920. Any feedback on the DR920?
Which one can i get as my first gun…
Daymm i love the holsters😂
Glock 45 FTW.
Great video, thank you! Glock 17 it is!
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Fix the audio on future videos please, thanks.
Both works with " dead’s angel "
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My my 17 ha ha,,,,
just picked up a 17 gotta say its very attractive
Glock 19 the best