It was more out of personal preference. DR’s Thoughts…, Glock 43 (G43) Single-Stack ‘Slim-Line’ Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Combat/Tactical Shooting Applications: It’s Finally Here! It isn't anything special, just a highly modified Glock 19 that uses a very specific collection of proven parts that helps the Glock perform much like a race gun while maintaining duty gun reliability. For many, the Glock 19, while described as a “compact” model, is just the right size for a handgun. Here in the United States, the compact Glock-19 is now the top choice of U.S. Army Special Forces, Delta Force, Army Rangers, CIA paramilitary operatives, Air Force Special Operations Command, Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Navy â¦ (Video! (Video! When looking at the Glock 48 from a concealed perspective, things make more sense. They had started using it around 2003/2004ish. Projemizde Kitap Okuma alÄ±ÅkanlÄ±ÄÄ±nda farkÄ±ndalÄ±klar yaratmak üzere birçok uygulamalarÄ± hayata geçirmeyi planlÄ±yoruz. I will neither confirm or deny it, but, officially, it’s not allowed. However, this desire has all but died out, at least in Army SF. Copyright © 2020 DefenseReview.com. Additionally, according to him, Special Operations guys can carry whatever guns they want (including personal pistols), and if they have a choice, many still prefer the M1911A1, or other Glock models, at the very least. After 9/11 there was a huge demand for M1911’s, particularly from members of 5th SFG (Special Forces Group), of which I was a member. This pistol is used by the US Air Force Special Operations soldiers and Marine Corps special operations branch, known as â¦ Now, it’s almost non-existent with operational teams. The Glock 19 is one of the most popular pistols in the world, issued out as a standard-issue sidearm for police and military forces around the world. Will NSW allow SEALS to use the G19 as their sidearm. Complete hot garbage! 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. 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. U.S. I joined SF in 1998. Lantac Razorback Complete Custom Glock 17 (G17) and Glock 19 (G19) Combat/Tactical Pistol and Complete Slide Packages with Suppressor-Ready Threaded Barrel and Trijicon RMR Red Dot Sight Combat Optic Installed! Item information. I was there for the initial adoption, and have seen it go from a supplemental item on the teams to a standard issue sidearm replacing the M9 completely. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Adopts Glock 19 (G19) Compact Combat/Tactical 9mm Pistol for U.S. Navy SEAL Assaulters/Operators! Period. Navy SEALs chose Glock 19 as the replacement for their favorite Sig Sauer P226. Glocks are designed and made by Austrian company Glock GmbH. The G19 was NOT chosen because it was cheapest. In it, he states that, basically, SOF (Special Operations Forces) adopted the Glock based solely on it being the cheapest gun they could find. Unusual 1 of 1000 Special Edition Model 19 Gen 4. In late 2015, Naval Special Warfare Command made the decision to add the Glock 19, the compact nine-millimeter version of the Glock series of handguns, to the SEALsâ handgun arsenal. The pistol is small enough to be covertly carried in an inner waistband holster, making it suitable for Special Forces operatives working in â¦ Recoil Magazine Gets First Detailed Look! Email Contact Page: http://us.glock.com/customer-service/contact-us Special Forces soldier conducting range training. For example, on my last combat tour, I was issued two different plate carriers. 15 years’ competitive shooting experience; USPSA, IDPA and 3 Gun. Left Or Right: Quantity: 5 available / 2 sold. For work that really involved concealment, Army Special Forces bought the subcompact Glock 26. In fact, when I first joined the Army in 1990 serving as a M60 gunner, my issued sidearm was a M1911A1. According to the RFI document, the Army has detailed that it is looking for a weapon that has âthe option of fixing on a laser and a high intensity flash light. Glock 19 as a favorite sidearm for many special forces operators, domestic and abroad (Photo: Pinterest) Glocks are the only handgun designed and tested to function in, around, and even UNDER water and there is even a firing pin bushing specifically made to allow water to pass around it for 100% reliability when submerged(probably very important to Naval â¦ The joint effort by the Navy and Army Special Forces to create a super pistol led to the MK23, a gigantic pistol in .45ACP. I just preferred a different plate carrier and other gear over what was issued, but the base amount of gear I was issued was plenty. Key point: The Glock 19 is superior in a service pistol role primarily due to being optics ready. (Video!). It is used by various military units, law enforcement forces, and security agencies. Mod adds a Roland Special type build of a Glock 19 Gen 4. Likewise, Army Special Forces Command has determined that the standard sidearm for Green Berets will be the Glock 19. Aside from nothing but positive comments from the guys that carried it on my last team, I can tell you this: Every time I rolled out with my trusty M9 or M1911A1, I was usually referred to as an “Old Timer”. I had a choice of around three different rucksacks to carry, along with a duffle bag of at least 30 different pouches for mags, ammo, and such. Built off the basis of the Glock 43X, the Glock 48 is a Glock 19 sized pistol with single-stack width. Elite Tactical Systems ETS Smoke-Translucent Polymer Glock Pistol Mags (Magazines): Best Glock Mags Ever? Glock 19 and other Special Operations Units. But demand appears to be high, with Glock offering both stainless and flat black versions of the Glock 48. But the SEALs did have their chance just before 9/11 with the MK23 pistol. Jeff Gurwitch is retired U.S Army Special Forces (SF). They slowly phased out the Sig P226 over â¦ Well as he states; From talking with Navy Seals and SF guys at Shot Show and other shooting venues. Those users need as much capacity as they can get within a frame of that size. Nous Defions Arsenal Democracy AD Blackside 19MC (Mayhem Carry) Compact 9mm Combat/Tactical Glock 19 (G19)-Type Pistol with SWiTCH Trigger and Mayhem Syndicate Carry Compensator Mk2 for Concealed Carry and Clandestine/Covert Military Special Operations Missions: Silencer/Sound Suppressor Capable/Ready! With a Glock GTL light/laser mounted on its â¦ Elements of Army SOF have used the Glock 22 for years and are now getting the Glock 19. Type in a few words, and a few clicks later, pages upon pages of information will be presented to you, from pictures, to the written word, to videos on whatever it is you want to know about. Glock 19. Author’s very worn and beaten-down WWII-era Remington Rand M1911A1 from last Afghanistan tour in 2015. David Crane started publishing online in 2001. But, it wasn’t because I was lacking gear. U.S. Marine special operations forces recently chose the Glock 19 as their official sidearm, but this isn't the first time elite units have invested in the Austrian pistol maker. However, I can only speculate that since Special Operations had already tested and approved it for Army SF, they must have deemed it good enough for the rest of the units under Special Operations Command. So, the desire to carry a M911A1 was just dying out, because guys were more comfortable with guns like the Glock, hence the outcry for Glocks in the first place. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. ), By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 14, 2021 Well, this is pretty …. (Video! Watching it, I almost couldn’t get all the way through it. SF could not have G22’s and could not purchase Glock 17’s (G17’s) because we had the M9 as our full-size pistol. Improving your Glock for under $100 Part II: Connectors, Sights and Magpul Magwell! ), Nous Defions/Arsenal Democracy Blackside Suppressed Glock 17/22 (G17/G22) Combat/Tactical Pistol Holster: Taco Shell-Design Kydex Holster is Tactical White Light/Laser-Aimer Module-Compatible! I think Desert Storm was the last conflict that we can say the M1911A1 last served as a general issue sidearm. We don't know for sure but if true, I say... good decision! But as a replacement for the Glock 19 as a general issue pistol, the Glock 48 makes no sense. It has a standard magazine â¦ I did. Since it was chosen to replace SIG P226 as the service weapon of the U.S. Navy SEALs, his popularity skyrocketed. From the time they were first issued, up until 2015, they were issued as a supplement to SF Teams, meaning it was envisioned that only certain teams or SF guys would need them based on the mission. True, one could say that decision was based on saving money by not having to test a new gun of the SEALs choosing. Currently the Glock 19 is one of the most popular pistols in the United States. That goes back to the Army’s mindset that the M9 was for that role. ), DR Interview with David Pavlick of Nous Defions about Arsenal Democracy’s Future, and Tactical AR Carbine/SBR and Blackside Glock Combat/Tactical Pistol Accessories, Components and Parts: 10 Questions, Nous Defions Arsenal Democracy NDAD Suppressor Upper Receiver Group (SURG) 8″ 5.56mm NATO/300 Blackout (300BLK) Select-Fire/Full-Auto Integrally/Recessed-Suppressed AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon (SBR/PDW)! The Glock 19 was in fact chosen to fulfill a very specific requirement by U.S. Army Special Forces (USSF). It was also a flop with Army SF, and thus never adopted (by them)–but the SEALs said they wanted it, and adopted it, only to later end up disliking it, too. NSW has chosen the Glock 19 as the new sidearm for its special operations units. But could the Glock 48 replace the Glock 19? Over 100 emblems available such as 101st Airborne, Jump Wings, 82nd Airborne, Signal Corps, Army logo, Special Forces Crest, Ranger Tab, and Ranks. All Rights Reserved, Glock 19 (G19) Compact 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol: How and Why US Army Special Forces (SF) Adopted It…a Little History, CZ Group (CZG ) to Acquire Colt Holding Company LLC for $220M (Million) Plus Shares: Oh, Boy, CAA Gen-2 Micro Conversion Kit (MCK 2.0): Carbine Conversion Kit for for Glock Pistols Gets EIGHT Upgrades! As optics are not available for the Glock 48 from the factory, a longer barrel and slide may help some shooters to be more accurate and reduce “barrel flip” when shooting, if one is willing to try to conceal a longer gun. That is totally not true, at least not within Special Operations. What do the guys think of it? 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