The Famous Glock 19 Gen 3
In the early 1980s, the Glock phenomenon emerged. Quickly, the Glock brand became well-known in the United States. Although it didn't get much attention at first, the Glock platform eventually gave rise to a whole new category of handguns. Although Glock was not the first polymer-framed pistol, it was the first to be widely distributed to the shooting public, the armed forces, and law enforcement. The Glock 17 and Glock 19 were the first innovations that changed the way the industry viewed firearms.
The Glock 19 Gen 3 is one of the most popular Glock products and handguns in the world and has earned its notoriety from its exceptional reliability and overall ease of use with law enforcement, military, and civilians. The Glock 19 is chambered in 9mm and more compact than its conventional counterpart, known as the Glock 17, making it suitable for a variety of roles. This handgun is versatile enough to serve as a primary service weapon, a secondary weapon, or for concealed carry. The Glock 19 has many iterations in the form of different generations, but the Gen 3 has held its own with time and has proven itself through rigorous testing and thousands of round counts.
The Glock 19 in general has paved the way for compact handguns and was the initial answer to polymer compact designs that would change the firearms world forever. The Gen 3 solidified the Glock 19’s position as a leader in the industry and the gold standard of daily carry and reliable handguns. The Glock 19 Gen 3 also introduced the initial growing popularity of Glocks in general and the integration or use of red dot optics on handguns.
The Glock 19 Gen 3 has such a solid and reliable track record that Glock chose to keep it in production to the present day. The Glock 19 Gen 3 is one of the most customized and modified Glocks with an exceptional number of options on the market for further improving the already proven platform. The Glock 19 Gen 3 frame can be purchased fully stripped without the internals and trigger housing assembly.
The Glock 19 Gen 3 frame can also be purchased fully assembled, also known as a complete frame. The complete frame is usually pre-installed with all the internals and the trigger housing assembly. The frame of the Glock 19 Gen 3 can be stippled if the user desires higher grip functionality and ergonomics. The slide is the next major component that is customized or modified, which entails machine work that makes it lighter, more heat resistant, and overall more attractive. At Black Phoenix Customs, we have a wide assortment of customized Glock 19 Gen 3 handguns as well as other components such as complete and stripped frames.