I have a Glock 19 Gen 5, the compact model chambered in 9x19mm. This might actually be my favorite Glock to shoot because of how natural it feels in my hand. I should try the larger back strap.
I purchased this firearm in 2022.
- Hornady 135 gr. Critical Duty +P
- Reasonable accuracy (15-rd group 3" at 7 yds). Recoil is fine.
No muzzle flash. LG Score: 3.14 cu-in.
Cycled 25 rounds so far without issues.
The items below are in order of the "LG Score" I calculated, basically the volume of a cylinder calculated from the average depth and average diameter. An expanded bullet doesn't really create a cylinder, but it is a reasonably objective way to balance penetration depth with bullet expansion. The 147 gr. Hydra Shok I carried in my Glock 26 for years is one of the worst performers because of how terrible the bullet expansion is.
- Winchester 147 gr. Ranger T-Series (LG Score: 7.10 cu-in)
- Federal 150 gr. Micro HST (LG Score: 6.85 cu-in)
- Federal 124 gr. HST +P (LG Score: 6.26 cu-in)
- Remington 124 gr. Golden Saber +P (LG Score: 6.23 cu-in)
- Federal 147 gr. HST +P (LG Score: 5.43 cu-in)
- Federal 124 gr. HST (LG Score: 5.35 cu-in)
- Remington 147 gr. Golden Saber (LG Score: 5.11 cu-in)
- Remington 124 gr. Golden Saber Black Belt +P (LG Score: 5.00 cu-in)
- Federal 147 gr. HST (LG Score: 4.44 cu-in)
- Hornady 147 gr. XTP Custom (LG Score: 3.64 cu-in)
- Hornady 135 gr. Critical Duty (LG Score: 2.76 cu-in)
- Federal 147 gr. Hydra Shok (LG Score: 2.01)