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The new Glock 19X ‘crossover’ pistol that the Army passed on is coming

GLOCK 19X pistol (YouTube)
January 04, 2018

The GLOCK 19X, a new pistol that combines the full-size GLOCK 17 frame and the compact GLOCK 19 slide, will be available for purchase later this month.

The GLOCK 19X is the company’s first ever “crossover” pistol that came about from the company’s failed attempt to win the Army’s Modular Handgun System competition last year.

“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 Vice President Josh Dorsey said in a press release. “Using GLOCKs 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. Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection. With proven testing results and fewer parts than our competitors’ pistols, the G19X has maximum efficiency, reliability and is easy to maintain.”

According to the release:

“Confidence now comes in a different color with the first-ever factory colored slide. The GLOCK 19X’s improved nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. The pistol comes in coyote color and includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.

Among the additional design features of the G19X are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility, and a lanyard loop.

The aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the confidence to succeed and survive in all situations. A perfect ‘Crossover to Confidence.'”

The G19X will be available in stores for commercial release beginning January 22.

Last year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) rejected Glock’s protest over the Army’s selection for the Modular Handgun System contract. Glock was seeking to overturn the Army’s 10-year, $580 million contract given to Sig Sauer to replace the Beretta M9, the Army’s standard firearm since 1985.

Glock filed the protest in February 2017, challenging the interpretation of the solicitation about the minimum number of contracts awarded through the Request For Proposal (RFP).

“The GAO denied the challenge to the interpretation of the solicitation, finding that the RFP allowed the Army to make only one award, although up to three awards were permitted by the RFP’s terms,” said Ralph White, Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law at GAO. “GAO also denied the challenge to the Army’s evaluation of Glock’s proposal on the basis that any errors did not prejudice Glock in the competition.”