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P320 Compact vs Glock 19

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by mtaylor7210, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. mtaylor7210

    mtaylor7210 Beaverton Member

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    I have a few hundred rounds through both so I thought I'd share my opinion.

    P320 -Cost $500 comes with 2mags
    Pros:
    Better Trigger
    Better Factory Sights
    Better frame ergonomics

    Cons:
    Magazines are about $10 more than glock mags
    Original slide release is easy to hold down if you're not paying attention however there is a new one that is supposed to be MUCH better and can be changed out for under $30

    Glock 19 Cost $550 comes with 3 mags
    Pros:
    Slightly better with recoil because of lower bore axis.
    Gun overall is a little lighter
    More of an aftermarket for glock.

    Cons:
    Factory sights
    Trigger guard should come with more of a relief for your middle finger. There are hundreds of videos on how to do this if you're comfortable taking a dremel to your gun.


    Final thoughts:
    I believe you can't go wrong with either one however I ended up picking the p320 for my new EDC. For me the ergonomics made the difference so now it's sitting with night sights and an XC1.
     
  2. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I'm a big glock fan but my new 320 just feels better in my hand.
     
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  3. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    ive shot both. love the glock hate the sig. i dont like it because of how tall sigs (generally) are compared to glocks. then again im glock, cz, and m&p biased when it comes to handguns. i can see where some people could really enjoy the 320.

    YMMV.

    my mileage did vary with the 320.
     
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  4. mtaylor7210

    mtaylor7210 Beaverton Member

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    Yeah I'm a m&p guy(if only they made a guy in this size), if the glock had better ergonomics it would of been my choice it's just not as comfortable to shoot for me. I also like how smooth the metal mags come out too.
     
  5. Oregon Quartermaster

    Oregon Quartermaster SE Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    What I would do in your position.

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  6. mtaylor7210

    mtaylor7210 Beaverton Member

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    I like that pic.
     
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That pic?

    Where's the gun pics?
     
  8. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    The one ''YOU'' can change any part on but the barrel for $25 in 25 minutes. ;)

    The barrel is $150 dollars. It includes caliber changes and takes two minutes to change.
     
  9. Porter

    Porter Bremerton wa Member

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    Have both and must say the Sig is a nice peice for the money. After shooting both side by side for a while now, I now grab the P320 first. I really like the 19 but the ergonomics of the 320 as well as the better trigger and sights make the difference imo.
     
  10. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    Get both! I couldn't decide either :) If you must choose, you won't lose with either one imho.
     
  11. mtaylor7210

    mtaylor7210 Beaverton Member

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    I did by both thus the review :)
     
  12. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    If forced to only have one pistol, it would be a Glock 19. Thin, light, accurate, low bore axis, 15+1 capacity in a compact sized gun, reliable, easy to control, parts galore.
     
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  13. Steve54

    Steve54 Oregon New Member

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    I'm with you. The feel in the hand on the P320 is much better then the Glock, hate those finger grooves, and the sights are way better, as is the trigger. Its a bit more chunky then the 19 and Glock has way more aftermarket support. Both good guns but for me, its the P320 hands down. Sig quality too. :)
     
  14. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I like my G-29 and G-33, but I have never warmed up to the 19/23 size frame. Full size and small size are good, but mid size does not work for me. I might like a 320, but I have most niches covered right now. Thanks for the review.
     
  15. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    Just the other day I got a chance to shoot a P320 subcompact. The 3-dot sights were nice. Actually, from 10-12 yards I put three rounds into one hole (@flashpan is my witness).

    But the trigger felt really weird to me, being a Glock guy through and through. The reset was a bit mushy. I can't tell you it was a bad trigger, cuz it was a great trigger. But I just didn't like how different it operated than the Glock trigger (which is love or hate, I admit).
     
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  16. Mainsail

    Mainsail Puget Sound Active Member

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    I have the P320 Compact in .357Sig, and it's one of my primary carry guns.

    I seriously doubt you could discern the recoil difference between the two, bore axis notwithstanding.

    What it's going to come down to is which grip angle you're more used to. If the glock sights line up when you bring the gun up, go with the glock. if the Sig sights line up when you bring the gun up, go with the Sig.

    If you can't decide, go with the Sig for the far better trigger and modularity. I mean, really, it's a 9mm; don't overthink it.
     
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  17. mtaylor7210

    mtaylor7210 Beaverton Member

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    Me thinks you didn't read the first post :)
     
  18. The JOe

    The JOe Marysville Member

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    That cost of the mags on the p320 isn't much when you factor in you need to spend $100 on some real sights to replace the plastic sight placeholders that come on the glock out of the box.
     
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