Delivering the same innovative safety features and legendary GLOCK reliability as full size GLOCK handguns in a more compact package, the G19 defines versatility. Its reduced dimensions and Glock performance make it a great choice for a conventional service weapon, concealed carry, or as a backup weapon. This gun pairs a corrosion-resistant, ergonomic, stronger-than-steel polymer frame with a durable cold-hammered steel slide and barrel coated with GLOCK's high tech Tenifer 64 HRC surface treatment. Safe Action trigger system teams a trigger safety, trigger bar, and firing pin lock that automatically deactivate one after another as the trigger engages. GLOCK barrels feature rounded interior profiles for easier cleaning and longer lasting precision. Loaded chamber indicator. Built-in mounting rails for tactical lights or laser sights. Double action. Black finish. Fixed sights. Weight: 20.99 oz. Capacity: 10+1 rounds.
Rated 4 out of 5 by vstrother Solid
I love my M&P, but it is a tad too big for a cc so I rented, then bought the Gen 4 model of the Glock 19. It shoots great and straight. There is less recoil than the Gen 3 model. If Smith&Wesson made a model in between their full size and compact M&P I would own that one instead of the Glock, but this is a solid gun so no complaints.
October 2, 2012
For states that will not allow the use of a high capacity magazine (defined as any magazine that can be taken out and inserted back into the weapon, holding more than 10 rounds of ammo), Glock sells 10 round magazines. The 10+1 is 10 rounds in the magazine and 1 round in the chamber.
Nothing is different about the weapons, its the magazine capacity.
Import and export questions are best directed to a local lawyer who practices law in that area. The import and export laws are very specific and carry heavy penalties so the few bucks it would cost to ask a qualified lawyer would be well spent.