Glock officially released the civilian version of its U.S. Army Modular Handgun System (MHS) submission. With rumors of its existence, the introduction of the 19X to the Glock family lineup is not a surprise.
The 19X is a incestual result of Glock’s G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 pistols. With a compact G19 slide mated with a full-size G17 frame. The MHS solicitation called for pistols with multiple grip sizes. Interested companies needed to submit a full-sized version as well as a compact model. Manufacturers could submit two gun variants or one system that met all the needs of the Army. Glock met all the requirements of the MHS solicitation in one gun. The only difference between Glock’s 19X and its MHS submission is the lack of an external safety.