After losing a highly anticipated Army contract to Sig Sauer’s P320, Glock has released their military-inspired G19X to the public market.
“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” Glock’s Vice President Josh Dorsey said this week. “Using Glock’s combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability, and through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in harsh climates and all conditions with increased accuracy and ultimate reliability.”
The G19X features the full-size frame of the G17 with the compact slide of the G19. The pistol is the company’s first weapon factory coated in the coyote-tan colored nPVD treatment designed for corrosive environments.
Other notable features include the straight-sided grip and an enhanced polygonal rifled barrel with upgraded barrel crown for improved accuracy. The G19X has an ambidextrous slide lock and a lanyard loop near the mag well.
Glock’s latest pistol will hit dealer shelves on January 22, 2018. The $749 pistol comes with factory installed Night Sights and a pair of 17-round magazines.