But it’s unlikely that the Glock 48 will outstrip sales of the Glock 19, due to the 19’s appeal as a general service pistol. This includes rapid-fire. I was surprised at how much more I preferred the 48. 6 rounds? The newest Glock is very 19 like, but is much thinner and is a single stack gun. The Glock 19 even have a model known as the MOS. Part of this extra weight is the additional ammo capacity of the G19. I don’t think I would do a 48, but the 43x looks interesting. Shortening a pistol’s barrel, grip, or both is a never-ending argument. The Glock 48 is plenty easy to reload, and in a very short period of time, I can likely get just as fast as with the 48 as I am with the 19. Comments. The MOS system allows you to add additional tall iron sights, so you have a backup in case the optics fail. I haven’t tested it yet, so I can’t say if it’s improved my shooting any, but with the competition barrel, better grip, and shorter trigger reach, I’m betting that it does. I don’t want to carry a huge g19. Can the Glock 48 upset the natural order of things and replace the Glock 19 as Glock’s perfect compromise for concealed carry? Been carrying a G19 EDC for more than a decade. The Glock 19 is a great option if you want a concealed carry gun that’s outfitted with a weapon light and red dot optic. $749.00 $389.00. The Glock 19 hasn’t done anything wrong to warrant me changing it up. I have an LCR 38 but am not fond of shooting it because the recoil bruises my hand. It certainly stands out and looks good. $699.00 . Owning a Gen4 G19, I thought I had the perfect conceal carry 9mm. And while the Glock43X and Glock 48 are not Gen 5s, the magazines have the orange follower like the Gen 5 models. The G48 for me is not a compelling configuration. But as a replacement for the Glock 19 as a general issue pistol, the Glock 48 makes no sense. The Glock G45 is the same basic configuration as the Glock 19X that everyone slapped their knees and laughed about and then watched Glock sell them like they were a new Elvis record. One holds less than the other, thicker, heavier etc. It fits in my CC purse, but I still cannot carry on body. For now I’m going to watch if there’ll be a Gen2 G48 in the works. The Glock frame is outfitted with simple stippling, and clean cuts to accommodate the gun’s controls. When it comes time to reload the Glock 19 is slightly easier for a number of reasons. But as the pistol was created, it’s likely that Glock has done the market research and determined that demand exists for a longer slide single stack Glock. And does. The Glock 19 has been in my concealed carry holster for over a decade now. Those users need as much capacity as they can get within a frame of that size. This gives it … The G19 is simple and versatile. The nPVD finish has been used for years on different guns and is quite rugged and tough. The Glock 48 has a shorter overall length at 7.28 inches but has a longer barrel at 4.17 inches. The height of both guns are identical and are each 5.04 inches tall. The Glock 48 is an interesting combination of earlier Glocks. The Glock 19 is in its 5th generation so it can be tough to compare ergonomics without consideration for the correct generation. The slide is .80 inches thick, and the grip width is 1.10 inches. today just prowling around with my son in-law, he was looking for another Glock. 19x is a stupid concept, at least for a carry gun. The Glock 19 comes with a standard nitride finish and is available in a stainless steel model. Compare the dimensions and specs of Glock G19x and Sig Sauer P320 M18 We have all seen the argument play out hundreds of times on various forms of social media, web sites, and even in person, one of the greatest gun arguments of all time the 1911 Vs Glock … It’s slightly shorter, thinner, lighter, and perfect for smaller people. The front serrations make it easy to rack the gun from the front or to do a press check. © Copyright 2020 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved. $749.00 . The rail is a much easier system than the custom made options for railless guns. The Glock 48 does feature a full-sized slide lock that’s common in every other Glock handgun. What a joke. $559.00 . I guess it comes down to which is more comfortable, controllable and you can shoot better/faster. I love them both. This thin, lightweight gun opened up new frontiers in the new concealed carry market. Because Glock 43 and Glock 48 slides can be swapped, I effectively have a Glock 43X as well. I know it is only 6+1, but a maggutz can make it 7+1 with no increase in the size. A lot of people insist there's no comparison between the H&K VP9 vs Glock 19; the H&K is just better.It's like comparing a Ferrari with a Ford, they say; the former is a really good gun and the latter, while certainly not bad, is just a workhorse. This model is temporarily out of stock. And with no extended beaver tail. I’m in Canada, land of no concealed OR open carry and 10 rd. It’s smaller, lighter and shoots every bit as well as the 19X. So comfortable, in fact, you'll Conceal Carry everyday. The rest of the components come from Austria. The Glock 48 is perfect for IWB carry (in the right Glock 48 holsters) and adds a new layer into comfortable and concealed carry. The Glock 19 does have an accessory rail that allows you to attach lights and lasers to your gun easily. Glock 17 - 9mm. Different angle showing the grip texture of the Glock 43X and 48 vs the Glock 19. Glock could have rested on the Glock 19 as the end-all compact gun, but instead, this year they introduced the Glock 48. Another new addition to the Glock Gen 5 lineup is the Glock 47, which has quietly been ushered into existence. The Glock 45 and the Glock 19x are very similar and both released in a one year period in 2018. Both the 43x and the 48 use the same frame so that would work for both. Your email address will not be published. Best of all the Glock 48 is perfect for states that ban magazine capacities of more than ten rounds. I like Glocks – easy to maintain and shoot very well. Would have gone with the G48 instead had Glock opted to make the frame fit the slide. Sales will be the ultimate validation. In the 1990s, Sig Sauer … The ONLY thing I would like to see…sort of…is a rail. For other users, like various American Special Operations Forces, the Glock 19s were bought to circumvent purchasing standards, or simply because they were a “standard” of sorts, being provided to foreign partners and used by many other SOF units worldwide. The Glock 48 does have an nPVD finish that gives it the stainless appearance, and admittedly you can hunt down stainless Glock 19s. I was the firearms instructor and glock Armorer. Both guns are remarkably reliable, almost to a fault. This might be worth the price of admission if they do this. Makes for an interesting conundrum for a fan of the P365XL/P365 (which are my current EDC primary and BUG combo)… Pistol works great with the stock magazines and sights are dead on in my initial 50 rounds w/W-W White Box 115-gr. Additionally, you can buy high visibility Ameriglo sights and Glock OEM night sights. Imo, that gen5 magazine base plates are the worst thing about the gen5 introduction. The G43X has a slightly wider in body at 1.10″. I’ve got and enjoy shooting them both. Yes, the 48 is gen 1 and the 19 gen 5. 43X are prohibs up here, so this is the smallest pistol that can be legally sold here. The Glock 48 is almost like an evolution of the Glock 19 but at the same different enough to gain its own number. The 19’s trigger is a little too far forward for my stubby trigger finger. Glock 19 Gen 5. There is also a 15 round, flush magazine that will be offered this summer by Shield Arms. 0. Glock 19 Gen 5 MOS. Its overal… $499.00 . We could talk all day about the features of these two guns. For many, the Glock 19, while described as a “compact” model, is just the right size for a handgun. Versatility. The Glock 19 is by far the most popular Glock pistol, and the Glock 19X sold a 100k units in a year, so that says something. I tend to glide more towards bigger guns, but my frame allows it. Each gun represents its chosen role well, and the gun’s specs are on point from what they are and what they do. The specs are nearly completely different. Plus, it’s a Glock. The guns feature similar trigger distances: the 48’s is slightly short than the Glock 19s, but not considerably. Either in carry mode, or like I do as a backup. The Glock 19 is superior in a service pistol role primarily due to being optics ready, and it’s compatibility with double-stack magazines. Both guns are available with a variety of different sight options. Sight radius of the 19 with the grip length of a 17. I bought the 19x 8 months ago and love it, however after one trip to the range and less than a day of ownership, the 48 will bump it from first place, for me, and for many other shooters up here. Ultimately the Glock 19’s features are the reason why the Glock 48 will be so popular. Comfort Cling Holsters usually ship within 1-2 days. I'm guessing that the black slide models will be available at next year with a different model designation and some inconsequential tweaks, much like the Glock 19X and Glock 45. It’s tough to beat a Glock, but let us know what you think below between your Glock 19 vs Glock 48 decision. The off duty companion to the incomparable 17 or 19 duty gun. It was a compact gun that offered 15 rounds on tap in an easy to control package. Magazine wise both guns also feature witness holes for every round and a bright orange follower that makes it easy to track the round count in your weapon. This includes the stock Glock sights that are kind of junk in general. This g45 does use the newer gen5 base plates on the mags. On paper, the width difference looks very minimal but when holding the 48 and 19 the difference is very substantial. However, the Glock 48 will ultimately be lighter and easier to carry and doesn’t sacrifice a lot of the strengths of a Glock 19. Choosing between the Glock 19 and Glock 48 would be difficult. The Glock 19 itself has long been the gold standard for concealed carry, and it still fits that role. The new finish is very nice and speaks to my love of stainless guns. I have shot the G48 and even though I like the basic ideal of the lighter carry platform it is just to small for my hand. The barrel length of the Glock 17 is at 4.5 inches and measures 8 inches long on overall. The grip is the same, as is the sight radius and trigger pull. Glock 17M - 9mm. Key point: They are both good weapons, with different merits. Built off the basis of the Glock 43X, the Glock 48 is a Glock 19 sized pistol with single-stack width. I'm a Glock whore and have a bunch of them. James Yeager from you tube says shield arms 15 round mags for g 48 are junk ! So dont use them, he knows it all , so throw them away! With proper fundamentals, you will easily hit small targets quite rapidly. In the end they are both good guns. The Glock 19 is a massively popular gun from a massively popular company. The weight of the guns is considerably different. The 19X is a pistol the consumer market didn’t ask for– but is getting. The pistol fired over 300 cartridges in the first range outing without complaint or sore wrists, spaced over a little more than an hour and a half. It doesn’t seem like a major difference, but when it’s pressed against your body, you feel it. Granted, it’s (hopefully) an educated opinion, but it’s just opinion. Both guns have grips that are perfectly long enough to fill your hand just right. Need and personal choice is an individual thing. I won't be buying a 19x. A lot of the gun community has been abuzz with comparisons of the Glock 19 and Glock 48, given their similar profiles. base pads/extensions) from Shield Arms and will install their magazine catch. As optics are not available for the Glock 48 from the factory, a longer barrel and slide may help some shooters to be more accurate and reduce “barrel flip” when shooting, if one is willing to try to conceal a longer gun. It’s not like we’ve seen Glock guns outfitted with the nPVD finish often. Lastly, both guns use the Glock safe action system that provides three total safeties to prevent accidental discharge unless the trigger is pulled. What other differences are between the Glock 48 vs Glock 19? Both of these pistols feature a full size Glock 17 frame, but with a shorter Glock 19 slide. I know this I’m the range master for PD. Then I picked up a Glock 48. The Glock 19 has been popular for long because it’s such an easy to handle the gun. The 43x and 48 have the same grip length as the 19, so no option. The gun is just as accurate and easy to shoot as the standard Glock 19. The magazines are thicker and easier to grab. For my size hand, the trigger was in a perfect position. I thought I had found the perfect handgun for competition and concealed carry. By function and design, the lack of the rail on the dust cover is it. But could the Glock 48 replace the Glock 19? These guns are the same size in length and height. I do tend to lean a bit the way hikock does. The finish is evenly applied without odd portions receiving more or less coating. Took it to the range shot better than any of my other pistols. Is it tough? I also don’t get the light colored slide. $559.00 . These are all passive safeties, and the guns both lack manual safeties. This first appeared in 2019 and is being reposted due to reader interest. Both of our competitors are striker-fired pistols chambered in 9mm, which is one of the most popular self-defense rounds. The Glock 48 is predictably slimmer. The G19X pistol is the commercial version of the Glock MHS that was designed to meet the evaluations of the Modular Handgun System solicitations of the U.S Army. At GT dist. The 19 is related to both of them. The G48 is a Glock 19 shrunk down as far as you possibly can. Without a doubt, the Glock 48 is the easier gun to conceal. The Glock 48 comes with single stack 9mm magazines that hold ten rounds. But there is a trade off for every gun. Optic sights are popular in competitive shooting and are becoming increasingly more popular for home defense and target shooting. The G48 is basically in its first generation. Here is where we see a major difference between the two guns. It depends on the purpose it was purchased for. Wish Glock would redesign the G30 into a G30Xish type setup with a full 3 finger grip and lose the extra tall base plates. In terms of control, guns are simple and easy to control. Ergonomics are a wash. 17,19, 26, 34, 43, 43X or 48 is a simple matter of personal choice. I love the 48 and 45. Glock’s are often described as Spartan, and that’s a great way to look at them. Category: General. ease of carry and great sights day or night. The gun grabbed an immediate cult following of people who saw the benefits of the design. This isn’t a bad thing, and again it creates a smaller weapon overall. The grip texture is the same as the Glock 43 which has squares (or pyramids) that do not protrude as much as the textures on the Gen 4 and Gen 5 models. The Glock USA pistols have American made frame, slide and barrel. So you end up with a Glock 48, 43x, 43 convertible, with 15 rounds! When it’s in my hand, it’s like putting on an old pair of gloves. All materials for manufacturing the frame, slide and barrels come from Austria and shipped to the US facility. I could see if you wanted the Glock 43X. The Glock 48 incorporates a lot of the same features of the Glock 19. This is the Glock I’ve been waiting for up here, for years. Which was another issue with the LCR. COMPARISON: The New GLOCK 48 vs The GLOCK 19 Brandon Curtis. But in a concealed role it’s not sure if the longer barrel really gives the Glock 48 an edge over the Glock 43X, which features the same grip as the Glock 48. Since the G48 came out in 2019, I think it’s fair to compare the ergonomics to the Generation 5 Glock 19s. That would be the gen5 model 17,19,and 34. The article is about what I thought. Glock 48 vs Glock 19: Ease of Concealment Without a doubt, the Glock 48 is the easier gun to conceal. Would be nice if the 19 could be as lite and thin as the 48 loaded. Glock Austria keeps 100% quality control of every aspect of production. This includes the Generation 5 marksman’s barrel. I know, what’s the point. They feature Glock’s amazing record of reliability, as well as their dead-simple controls, and massive aftermarket. The Glock 19x doesn’t have a magazine extraction cutout at the base of the grip. The Glock 19 offers you those options if you want to go with a slightly bigger gun with more features. The Glock 48 doesn’t make a ton of sense to me. GLOCK Modular Optic System makes it easier to mount optic sights on your GLOCK pistols. The Glock 19 has a 4.02-inch barrel but an overall length of 7.36 inches. And looks stupid. Ten round mags are available for the G19 as well. Both weapons are easy to use and packed with all the modern features any modern pistol should have. I did sell my 43 so I can get the 48. Oh Glock, at one point everyone proclaimed the Glock 19 was the perfect concealed carry gun. I carry my 43, it’s a great pistol, but I’ve never felt quite comfortable with it. Both guns are clean-cut and well made. Max capacity, along with minimum barrel length of 4.02 in. There are no material procurements in the US. The Generation 5 Glock, of course, has this same barrel. Now perfect is relative as its a rather large gun compared to a pocket pistol like the Ruger LCR. The Glock 19 is top of the crop when it comes to popularity. All are Glocks and all are good guns. The Glock 48 will exhibit the same velocity as the Glock 19, Glock 19X and Glock 45, but it feels like a smaller handgun in the hand, is easier to conceal, and yet recoil is manageable. It will resist holster wear as well as contact with sweat and moisture in general. The Glock 48 is rail-less, but this makes sense since the gun is designed for concealed carry and not for duty use. After putting a G48 in my hands at my local gun shop, I am now itching to buy one for my EDC and making my G19 my nightstand gun. Both guns do feature a magazine release that is reversible for both left and right-handed shooters. In terms of form both the fit and finish are well done. The Glock 48 premiered at SHOT Show 2019 and was at range day and on the floor. ... Glock 19X - 9mm - 10rd. I was mad as hell when the Glock 42 and later the G43 was released. Clinger Holsters designs comfortable and adjustable holsters. The Glock 19 is 21% heavier (G19 31.04 oz / 1.94 lbs vs. G48 25.21 oz / 1.57 lbs) than the single stack G48 when loaded. You still have a pocket pistol. I own both of these pistols. Hormones aside, it depends on why you carry. Lack of rail does not make sense. However, the new models do give new shooters and those new to concealed carry more choices and that is a good thing. Great for those of us with small hands. In the end, whether the Glock 48 will succeed or fail depends on how well it will sell. To better understand this Glock G45 VS Glock G19X comparison, we need to dive a little deeper into both pistols’ background. The polymer is cleanly cut without lines or mold marks. Glock has released several pistols in recent years, however the Glock 19x and Glock 45 are at the top of the radar for most people. Both guns look good, are a tad bit boring, but the function is more important than form. I have to admit that I scratched my head a bit too until I was educated on the practical advantages of a shorter slide fitted to a full-sized duty grip. SIG P320 vs Glock 19. It is an incestual result of Glock’s G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 pistols.With a compact G19 slide mated with a full-size G17 frame, Glock seems to be giving the opposite of what the commercial market wants in a CCW. Yes Please!!! As the firearms industry has migrated away from single-stack full size/”compact” pistols as double-stack designs have become more popular, the release of the Glock 48 in 2019 may suggest that the trend may be shifting back towards single stacks in the “compact” space, as consumers find themselves missing the single-stack grips of pistols of earlier generations.
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