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Old 01-14-2020, 12:38 AM
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What gen/version is the current G19 that is being sold as new today here in CA, at Sportsman's, Turner's, BP, etc?
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:40 AM
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Same.... gen 3! Otherwise buy through a private party then premium price for the gen4,5 etc


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Gen 3 only is my understanding.
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:42 AM
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What gen/version is the current G19 that is being sold as new today here in CA, at Sportsman's, Turner's, BP, etc?
For non-exempt persons = Gen 3

For exempt persons = Gen 3, Gen 4, and Gen 5.
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Old 01-14-2020, 5:06 AM
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I would advise you not to buy into the hype over the gen 4 and 5 G19's. I don't live in the PRC anymore and have had the opportunity to try all the iterations of Glocks and IMO the gen 3's are fine just as they are. I honestly don't see any real advantage over the g3 unless you are type that buys into the nonsense that the later versions are all that much better. I have average sized hands and I really can't tell the finger grooves are there when I shoot it and I really don't even think about them at all. I am sure there will be a few that will come up with some sort of excuse as to why they had to pay a premium for the g4&5, but in reality the version that you have available there in the PRC will work fine for you for years to come.

A few years after I left Commiefornia, I found a new gen3 G19 at an LGS for $400. At that price I figured I would pick it up and give it a try. Fast forward five years and it is my EDC along with the Shield I bought at the same time. In the years I have owned it zero failures to feed or fire.
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Thanks. Looking at buying a 9mm and was not sure about the current version of the G19. I had a Gen2 G23 that I sold many years ago. I liked the gun, just never did shoot it well.
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https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/certifie...ch?make=150972

No Generation 4 or Generation 5 Glock handguns have been approved as of: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

No Glock handguns made in the USA have been approved as of: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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New / used Gen 1 and Gen 2 ok?
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New / used Gen 1 and Gen 2 ok?
As PPT or consignment, sure.

I’m not sure if they’re still sold as “New”.
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I prefer gen 3 to gen 4, but gen 5 to gen 3.
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Thanks. Looking at buying a 9mm and was not sure about the current version of the G19. I had a Gen2 G23 that I sold many years ago. I liked the gun, just never did shoot it well.
Don't expect to shoot a G19 well either. Maybe consider getting a CZ instead. If you want a polymer that is inexpensive, the Sig P2022 is a better choice than a Glock 19.

What is the purpose of this pistol? A G19 is a jack of all trades but master of none.
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I would advise you not to buy into the hype over the gen 4 and 5 G19's.
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I hated how the gen 3 felt in my hand.. didn't like the finger grooves at all.. the Gen IV felt so much better to me.

For my G19 I found a Gen II used..

They all work the same though
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I would really like a gen 5 because i want no finger grooves but i also want an accessory rail.
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Same boat here. Want a G19 but the finger grooves are so uncomfortable.

I hate the finger groves. I know the Glock Store in SD removes them for 50$. But trying to figure out if that’s a restricted modification for CCW. In case I decide to get a CCW down the road.

Thinking about emailing OCSD for clarification.
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For perspective, the Gen4 came out around 2010. We sure are lucky Glock still makes those GEN3's. We are so lucky that we get a late 1990's release here.
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Having owned and shot a small collection of Gen3s for years, I finally got a couple of Gen5s last year and I like 'em better, hands down. I plan to replace each Gen 3 model and give them to my son.
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I do not even notice the finger grooves on my Gen 3 G17. I've shot a friend's Gen 3 G19, and did not notice them there, either. I do not have large hands; maybe that makes a difference?

Unfortunately, we won't get any new pistols on the (asinine) roster until the (non-existent) microstamping piece of the law is overturned. I never understood how a non-existent technology can form part of the basis of a law from a purely legal standpoint.
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I don't mind GEN3 RTF's at all... RTF 17 frames vs. GEN4 is a wash. I do like the beavertails. I prefer GEN4 to a normal GEN3 frame. I like the large frame GEN4 with beavertail also. Have not shot a GEN5
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Another Gen 5 convert here.
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I would advise you not to buy into the hype over the gen 4 and 5 G19's. I don't live in the PRC anymore and have had the opportunity to try all the iterations of Glocks and IMO the gen 3's are fine just as they are.

Function wise, they are fine, but other than the obvious lack of finger grooves of the gen 4/5s, the grips are noticeably thinner without any backstrap installed. It may mean a lot to many people. Everybody's hands are different.
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I would advise you not to buy into the hype over the gen 4 and 5 G19's. I don't live in the PRC anymore and have had the opportunity to try all the iterations of Glocks and IMO the gen 3's are fine just as they are.
I generally agree with your statement, with the following exceptions:

The following Gen 4 changes / models are notable:

The grip on Gen 4s is slightly smaller.
Gen 4 introduced the MOS, G40, G41, G42, and G43

The G40 and G41 are great guns and as my eyes keep getting worse, I really appreciate the MOS option. I'm not a fan of the G42 or G43, but they are notable editions to the line.

The following Gen 5 changes / models are notable:

G19X(?) and G45. Too soon to know whether the G44 will be a notable addition.

I did not note the removal of the finger grooves as a notable change because Glocks started out without finger grooves. Furthermore, Glock screwed the pooch when it introduced the G19 Gen 5 with the cutout in the front of the grip that will quickly turn your pinky finger into sashimi.

The G45 MOS is, to me, the perfect CCW Glock. Easy to conceal, RDS ready, light ready and 17 rounds in free America. Install a 5.5 lb striker spring and install an Ghost Angel 3.0 trigger bar and you have a nice crisp reliable trigger.
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I prefer the Gen3 all around more then the Gen4. Like how the Gen4 feels in my more then the Gen3 but it’s close. If it’s a RTF then Gen3 for sure. Hate the Gen5. Only have 2 Gen5 V1/V2 left in my Collection. Once there gone I won’t be buying them again.
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Gen 3 made in Austria. No US made Glocks are on the roster.



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The LASTEST and GREATEST Glock version in CA Roster...…………. Gen 3.
Edit: Residents in the freed States can buy Glock Gen 4 , oops wrong, Gen 5.

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I have one Gen 3,several Gen 4's and one Gen 5 and i carry a Gen 4 as my duty weapon but honestly the grip of my gen 3 is probably the most comfortable IMO
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Glock perfected the platform with the Gen 3 guns.
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Glock perfected the platform with the Gen 3 guns.
Tell that to all those with their Gucci glocks in the marketplace
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I hated the finger grooves on the G19 Gen3. It was really uncomfortable at first so I ended up getting an XD.

But yesterday at the range, I rented a G19 and asked a fellow patron to show me how he grips his Glock. Turns out I was holding the gun wrong. The grooves kept my purchase consistent and the weird grip angle actually helped keep grip stable.

The Gen3 will probably be my next firearm. It’s not too shabby.
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As I said in my earlier post, I have tried all the different versions of Glocks. I live in Nevada, so I could get any version I wanted, so my decision was solely based on what I felt offered the best value along with how it felt in my hand and the gen3 easily won that contest. I have very average sized hands and the finger grooves fit me perfectly. Those with odd sized hands or the folks looking to justify a reason why they have to spend more than what they are worth for a Glock, will no doubt find a reason to nitpick the gen3.

I currently have ten different 9mm handguns so I do have a modest selection to choose from. I will upfront say that the Glock isn't my favorite 9mm, that honor goes to my HK P30S, which is a phenomenal handgun, but it is more a duty sized gun and the G19 conceals better in day to day use. My second choice would go to my Sig P226, but that is also a bit large for easy concealability.

However, the gen3 G19 is a proven gun that will outlast nearly any current owner. I currently have 14 1911's so I can empathize if you are a Glock fanboy and and need to have all the different versions of the same thing.

But if you want a Glock and you live in Commiefornia, I don't think I would hesitate too long as there is no guarantee that Glock will keep making the gen3 for what is essentially the Commiefornia market.
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The gen 3 finger grooves or the grip angle never bothered me either... But Glock knuckle... That bugs...I always get that frame mod

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