Do Glock's Gen 5 Innovations Improve Performance?

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posted on November 8, 2017
Although it's nearing its 30th birthday, the Glock 19 remains one of America's favorite handguns. Since it was introduced in 1988, Glock has kept the iconic pistol's presentation fresh with new "generations" every few years. The latest, the Gen 5, hit the market on a tidal wave of buzz. The inevitable question, of course is: Does this new generation's updates, enhancements (and one notable subtraction) result in better handling? American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach headed to the range for a point-by-point analysis of these features and their effects on performance.

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