If you are looking for a compact pistol for concealed carry, both the Sig Sauer P320 and the Glock 19 have likely come across your radar. If you’re interested in comparing the two guns to see which is a better fit for you, you’ve come to the right place.
While there are many similarities when comparing the Sig P320 vs Glock 19, there are several key differences as well. At the end of the day, both guns are very popular in the EDC world due to their unique features and reliability.
So, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of what makes these two models great choices for everyday carry.
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The Sig P320 is available in multiple sizes, including full-size, compact, carry, and sub-compact, along with additional variations. For the sake of comparing guns similar to Glock 19, we will be focusing on the compact model.
This striker-fired pistol is built with a stainless steel frame and a black modular polymer grip. The Sig P320 is chambered in 9mm Luger but is also available in .45 ACP, .357SIG, and .40S&W. The P320 pistol comes standard with a 15-round magazine but can also be purchased in a state-compliant 10-round magazine option.
The P320 is known for its smooth trigger pull, which helps improve accuracy and fits a variety of shooters. It features a compact grip and slide, making it easy to conceal.
Overall, this compact pistol is an excellent choice for home defense, concealed carry, or target shooting.
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Compact and versatile, the Glock 19 is known for its common use as a service pistol. The same qualities that make it an ideal backup weapon for law enforcement also make it a great option for concealed carry.
Like most Glock guns, this Safe ActionⓇ pistol is built with a high-strength nylon-based polymer. The Glock 19 is chambered in 9mm Luger and comes standard with a 15-round magazine but is also available with an extended, 33-round magazine.
The Glock 19 earned popularity as a concealed carry firearm and backup gun due to its small size and accuracy.
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Specifications: Sig P320 vs Glock 19
Size & Capacity
The Sig P320 Compact and Glock 19 are fairly close in size when it comes to height, length, width, and barrel length. The main difference is in weight, with the P320 weighing 2.17 oz more than the Glock 19.
The Sig P320 Compact stands 5.3” tall, 7.2” long, and 1.3” wide. It has a barrel length of 3.9” and weighs 25.8 ounces, while the Glock 19 is a bit lighter at 23.63 ounces with a barrel length of 4.02”. The Glock 19 has a slightly shorter frame than the Sig, measuring 5.04” tall, 6.36” long, and 1.25” wide.
Both the Sig P320 and Glock 19 come standard with a 15-round magazine, though both manufacturers offer extended magazines, which allow you to increase the capacity significantly. If you are in a state with capacity restrictions, the Sig P320 is also available in a smaller 10-round magazine.
The winner of this category depends on your needs. If you’re looking for a more lightweight gun, the Glock 19 comes out ahead. On the other hand, if you live in a state with restrictions on magazine capacity, you may want to choose the Sig P320.
When it comes to frames, the P320 pistol is fitted with a stainless steel frame and modular polymer grip, while the Glock 19 is built with the manufacturer’s usual high-strength nylon-based polymer frame.
The Glock 19 is equipped with customizable backstraps, which allow you to change the grip to fit your hand size. The P320 Compact does not have this feature, though you are able to change the entire grip module if desired.
Slide & Barrel
The Sig P320 has a carbon steel barrel and Nitron finished stainless steel slide, increasing its durability and helping to protect the gun from scratches and corrosion.
Many of the newer Gen 5 Glocks, including the Glock 19, have slides built with a durable nDLC finish designed to protect the pistol from scratches and corrosion. They also come equipped with the Glock Marksman Barrel, which is designed with enhanced barrel rifling for better accuracy.
In terms of accuracy, you may find the Glock Marksman Barrel is just what you’ve been looking for. On the other hand, the Sig P320 is also known for its out-of-the-box accuracy with any type of ammo.
It’s no contest: the Sig P320 is the clear winner when it comes to sights.
The P320 comes with your choice of steel 3-dot contrast sights or SIGLITE Night Sights. The Glock 19, on the other hand, comes equipped with Glock’s standard plastic sights.
Though the Glock doesn’t come with the same quality of sights out of the box as the Sig, both pistols are designed so they can easily be upgraded with sights of your choice.
Though neither base-model pistol comes optics-ready, both the Glock 19 and the Sig P320 are available in an optics-ready variation.
While neither gun comes standard with a manual safety, both have robust safety systems to ensure peace of mind.
The Glock 19 features the Safe Action System comprised of three independent mechanical safeties that disengage as the trigger is pulled and reengage as it is released. The Safe Action System does provide protection if the firearm is dropped.
The Sig P320, on the other hand, has striker safety and a disconnect safety in addition to a 3-point takedown safety that allows you to disassemble your pistol without pulling the trigger.
The Glock 19 is designed with a 2.80” trigger distance and an approximate 5.6-pound trigger pull, while the Sig P320’s curved trigger has a clean, striker-fired trigger pull weight of around 7.5 pounds.
Which is Right for Me?
When trying to choose between the Sig P320 and Glock 19, it all boils down to your needs and personal preferences. Both guns have earned their reputation in the CCW world for being compact, accurate, and equipped with a fairly high magazine capacity.
So, think about what you need out of a concealed carry gun. Now that you have a better understanding of the differences, strengths, and weaknesses of the two firearms, you can make the choice that’s right for you.
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