Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. All that said, there are a number of specs the guns are similar in. The Glock 48 premiered at SHOT Show 2019 and was at range day and on the floor. 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. The Glock 48 weighs 25.12 ounces with a full magazine. 0. I have at my disposal a Glock 43, a Glock 48, and a few Glock 19s. Glock 19 Gen 5. The Glock 19 has been popular for long because it’s such an easy to handle the gun. 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. But there is a trade off for every gun. I own a 19X and as of today, a 48…after a near 4 month wait. I tend to glide more towards bigger guns, but my frame allows it. In the end they are both good guns. Another new addition to the Glock Gen 5 lineup is the Glock 47, which has quietly been ushered into existence. ease of carry and great sights day or night. Required fields are marked *. 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. The 19X is a pistol the consumer market didn’t ask for– but is getting. It was like going from wearing padded weightlifting gloves to soft leather driving gloves, it felt that comfortable in my hand. The barrel length of the Glock 17 is at 4.5 inches and measures 8 inches long on overall. Each gun has a black polymer frame that’s rather plain and simple. I was mad as hell when the Glock 42 and later the G43 was released. MOS stands for Modular Optics System, and this allows you to attach micro red dot sights to your gun. I might check out the Glock 48. It doesn’t seem like a major difference, but when it’s pressed against your body, you feel it. The Glock 48 incorporates a lot of the same features of the Glock 19. Category: General. 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. I’ve got and enjoy shooting them both. So you end up with a Glock 48, 43x, 43 convertible, with 15 rounds! The Glock 19 Gen 5 model incorporates an ambidextrous magazine release, and the Glock 48 does not. It’s slightly shorter, thinner, lighter, and perfect for smaller people. The Glock 48 does have forward slide serrations, a feature missing on standard Glock 19 (though not the Glock 19 MOS Gen 5 as seen in the photographs). The guns feature similar trigger distances: the 48’s is slightly short than the Glock 19s, but not considerably. Glock 17M - 9mm. With proper fundamentals, you will easily hit small targets quite rapidly. The article is about what I thought. My husband has a 19, I hate shooting it, always have. The trigger distance is shorter which makes it much easier for shorter fingers to reach the trigger. Comfort Cling Holsters usually ship within 1-2 days. Might. This first appeared in 2019 and is being reposted due to reader interest. © Copyright 2020 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved. I’am not saying I,am a great shot but my targets really made me feel good about myself. Choosing between the Glock 19 and Glock 48 would be difficult. 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. In the 1990s, Sig Sauer … The Glock 19 works in both roles well. I would think the 43X will cut into the G26 sales….but maybe not. Optic sights are popular in competitive shooting and are becoming increasingly more popular for home defense and target shooting. The Glock 19, in my opinion, is better suited for OWB carry, but the right Glock 19 holsters make it an excellent IWB candidate too. By function and design, the lack of the rail on the dust cover is it. The finish is very hard and resistant to wear and tear. I tuned out the negative voices and determined to get my mitts on a 19X, mostly because it was a damn cool gun and offered some features I wanted to see in a full-size pistol. It doesn’t matter how filthy they are, or how cheap the ammo is these guns will work. When it comes time to reload the Glock 19 is slightly easier for a number of reasons. We will start with looks. From a combat perspective after an hour of instruction, I can have a new shooter hitting a man-sized target at 25 yards. Great size for the capacity. And I can live without it. So comfortable, in fact, you'll Conceal Carry everyday. I didn’t hand it back to my son in-law, I told him it was mine. Both guns do feature a magazine release that is reversible for both left and right-handed shooters. I carried the Glock 22 in the PD until I retired. The Glock 48 is an interesting combination of earlier Glocks. My guess is that if Glock made a determined effort to ship as many 48’s as possible to Canada for a month, they’d outsell everything else combined on the market. Yes Please!!! The Glock 48 does have an nPVD finish that gives it the stainless appearance, and admittedly you can hunt down stainless Glock 19s. There is also a 15 round, flush magazine that will be offered this summer by Shield Arms. 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 have both and alternate depending on what I’m wearing and where I’m going. The Glock 48 does feature a full-sized slide lock that’s common in every other Glock handgun. I have a g48,g45mos, and tomorrow getting ag19mos because the price is right( it is used but only 50 rounds shot. The new finish is very nice and speaks to my love of stainless guns. I like Glocks – easy to maintain and shoot very well. The Glock 48 doesn’t make a ton of sense to me. This might be worth the price of admission if they do this. When looking at the Glock 48 from a concealed perspective, things make more sense. Shoving a fresh one in the wider magazine well is also a little more intuitive. What other differences are between the Glock 48 vs Glock 19? Sales will be the ultimate validation. The Glock 19x doesn’t have a magazine extraction cutout at the base of the grip. $499.00 . Glock 17 Gen 5. The 19’s trigger is a little too far forward for my stubby trigger finger. The gun is just as accurate and easy to shoot as the standard Glock 19. James Yeager from you tube says shield arms 15 round mags for g 48 are junk ! Took it to the range shot better than any of my other pistols. When both guns are weighed with empty magazines, the G19 weighs only 3.25 oz more than the G48. If you want a Glock with a little more punch, try out the Glock 32. Glock 19X Price Combining the best of both worlds, the Glock 19x for sale online is a crossover pistol designed with a compact Glock 19 slide atop a full-size Glock 17 frame. And yes great for travel to the Peoples Republics on both coasts. Aesthetics. It replaces my 5 shot revolver. The blackened finish you find on most is well suited for both concealed carry and duty use. Glock 19X Barrel and Grip Photo by David Bahde Glock’s Marksman barrel reportedly cuts the 25-yard accuracy in half.. It's the exact opposite of what it should've been. I see that everyone has a large grip extender with the extended beaver tail on them. The Glock 48 is rail-less, but this makes sense since the gun is designed for concealed carry and not for duty use. If your goal is to minimize the footprint of the gun you carry without a performance sacrifice, the Glock 48 is the way to go. As a premier Glock dealer, we regularly receive new shipments of all Glock models. I doubt Glock made the G48 without doing any market research. But if why would I want a gun that’s 80% the size of the Glock 19 without going all the way to the Glock 19 and get 50% more bullets? I tried shooting the 48 & the 43x, both. Comments. Compare the dimensions and specs of Glock G19x and Sig Sauer P320 M18 At GT dist. But as a replacement for the Glock 19 as a general issue pistol, the Glock 48 makes no sense. I’m sure someone will make an extension, maybe a metal magazine that can be flush and hold 13 to 15, now we are talking. 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. The G43X has a slightly wider in body at 1.10″. Versatility. The Glock 19 comes stock with 15 round magazines but can accommodate magazines up to 33 rounds. However, the new models do give new shooters and those new to concealed carry more choices and that is a good thing. The Generation 5 Glock, of course, has this same barrel. Which was another issue with the LCR. The Glock USA pistols have American made frame, slide and barrel. They also both come with accessory rails for attaching lights and lasers. It fits in my CC purse, but I still cannot carry on body. The Glock 48 though? The Glock 19 weighs a hefty 30.16 ounces when fully loaded. Since the G48 came out in 2019, I think it’s fair to compare the ergonomics to the Generation 5 Glock 19s. I also don’t get the light colored slide. Each gun represents its chosen role well, and the gun’s specs are on point from what they are and what they do. Glock 48 vs. Glock 19 Size Comparison Looking from straight-on, the G43X and G43 have the same slide width. Plus, it’s a Glock. But could the Glock 48 replace the Glock 19? Since the guns both feature very similar ergonomics, it may be hard to declare one or another as better or more ergonomic than the other. $749.00 $389.00. Those users need as much capacity as they can get within a frame of that size. Glock Austria keeps 100% quality control of every aspect of production. Or you can do a +1, +2, +3, or a +4 magazine extension. The Glock 19 is top of the crop when it comes to popularity. But the Glock 19 is king. You won’t find a hanging pinky on these guns. I’ll take the lighter weight. It was a compact gun that offered 15 rounds on tap in an easy to control package. This is the Glock I’ve been waiting for up here, for years. 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. Wish Glock would redesign the G30 into a G30Xish type setup with a full 3 finger grip and lose the extra tall base plates. 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. Is it tough? I carry my 43, it’s a great pistol, but I’ve never felt quite comfortable with it. Hormones aside, it depends on why you carry. Owning a Gen4 G19, I thought I had the perfect conceal carry 9mm. You might realize more of the differences from the moment you check out the specs of each gun. 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 is what I asked Glock to do years ago. Both guns are clean-cut and well made. The Glock 19 is in its 5th generation so it can be tough to compare ergonomics without consideration for the correct generation. Here is where we see a major difference between the two guns. Different angle showing the grip texture of the Glock 43X and 48 vs the Glock 19. The Glock 48 is perfect for IWB carry (in the right Glock 48 holsters) and adds a new layer into comfortable and concealed carry. 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. 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. So dont use them, he knows it all , so throw them away! 19x is a stupid concept, at least for a carry gun. today just prowling around with my son in-law, he was looking for another Glock. Glock 17 - 9mm. $749.00 . The G48 looks like a skinny version of the G19. Glock 32. Only $6 for this option. But they were designed and manufactured in the same period with all the same considerations taken. Glock 48 vs Glock 19: Ease of Concealment Without a doubt, the Glock 48 is the easier gun to conceal. This thin, lightweight gun opened up new frontiers in the new concealed carry market. The 43X isn’t quite as easy to shoot as the G19, but one can definitely defend themselves with it…it’s just not as fast in terms of splits as it definitely has more recoil. 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. The Glock 19 is superior in a service pistol role primarily due to being optics ready, and it’s compatibility with double-stack magazines. The G48 is basically in its first generation. I feel the platform will do well but lack of ammo capacity is a issue for me as I do security work. base pads/extensions) from Shield Arms and will install their magazine catch. Both guns feel well-balanced in the hand. They aren’t designed to be sexy or stylish, and they are designed to work and work they do. You still have a pocket pistol. We could talk all day about the features of these two guns. I shoot competitively using the gen 4 Glock 19. I know, what’s the point. On paper, the width difference looks very minimal but when holding the 48 and 19 the difference is very substantial. I personally like the 43 with the pearce extension for a 7+1 and no noticeable printing issue. I didn’t get the G48 to replace the G19 but rather to enhance my options. One great set up is a Glock 48, with a 43x and 43 slide which I own. The G48’s thinner grip is likely more comfortable for smaller hands overall. It will resist holster wear as well as contact with sweat and moisture in general. Can the Glock 48 upset the natural order of things and replace the Glock 19 as Glock’s perfect compromise for concealed carry? Its understandable the 19X was Glock’s bid for the military’s new service pistol. I really like the picture of the two together. This makes the 19 look fat like a Sumo wrestler. I’d be very surprised if the G48 shoots identically to the G19 as the author implies. The traditional Glock finish is well proven and well made. I could see if you wanted the Glock 43X. $699.00 . 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. Unless you just crawled out from under a rock, I’m sure that you’ve heard of the new GLOCK 48 that will be available on January 21st. I don’t want to carry a huge g19. Because Glock 43 and Glock 48 slides can be swapped, I effectively have a Glock 43X as well. The Glock 48 is predictably slimmer. Glock 45 vs. Glock 19x. The rail is a much easier system than the custom made options for railless guns. The Glock 48 is an interesting combination of earlier Glocks. The height of both guns are identical and are each 5.04 inches tall. Need and personal choice is an individual thing. The polymer is cleanly cut without lines or mold marks. The Glock slides are a little pricey now. The G48 for me is not a compelling configuration. ... Glock 19X - 9mm - 10rd. In terms of form both the fit and finish are well done. The Glock 48 is strictly an iron sight weapon. The Glock 48 has a shorter overall length at 7.28 inches but has a longer barrel at 4.17 inches. Sight radius of the 19 with the grip length of a 17. Without a doubt, the Glock 48 is the easier gun to conceal. 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. The attributes of each model make them look different in terms of performance and general usability.Starting with the size, you will get the Glock 17 being longer and taller. For now I’m going to watch if there’ll be a Gen2 G48 in the works. While extended magazines are available for the Glock 48, they still pale in comparison to those available for the Glock 19, simply due to being single-stack. I'm a Glock whore and have a bunch of them. For many, the Glock 19, while described as a “compact” model, is just the right size for a handgun. 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. Now perfect is relative as its a rather large gun compared to a pocket pistol like the Ruger LCR. The Glock frame is outfitted with simple stippling, and clean cuts to accommodate the gun’s controls. I bought the 43X when it came out. The MOS system allows you to add additional tall iron sights, so you have a backup in case the optics fail. I have read more than one article reviewing these two pistols and everyone of them says the same thing, that the 19 is longer than the 48. However, the G48 was what happens when you really no longer have to compromise between ease of handling and size. The Glock 19 has been in my concealed carry holster for over a decade now. The weight of the guns is considerably different. This barrel is match grade and enhances the accuracy of the gun. The 19x has the same magazine base as the gen 3 and 4. It depends on the purpose it was purchased for. I thought I had found the perfect handgun for competition and concealed carry. Both guns have grips that are perfectly long enough to fill your hand just right. I do tend to lean a bit the way hikock does. The Glock 48 is a very small and ergonomic little gun that is honestly for comfortable and packed with features. It’s smaller, lighter and shoots every bit as well as the 19X. The Glock 19 comes with a standard nitride finish and is available in a stainless steel model. Fit my hand perfectly and the trigger was much better than any Glock I’ve ever had. And does. Glock’s are often described as Spartan, and that’s a great way to look at them. Imo, that gen5 magazine base plates are the worst thing about the gen5 introduction. The gun grabbed an immediate cult following of people who saw the benefits of the design. This isn’t to say the guns are sloppy or aren’t professional. 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.
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