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Heckler & Koch P2000 & Glock 19 - What are the Differences?
Heckler & Koch P2000 and Glock 19 are significantly different in terms of their specs. When faced side by side, you would quickly notice that the 7.36 inches G19 is slightly longer than the 6.85 inches HK P2000.
A 0.51 length difference might not be an issue, but as a carry pistol, a weight difference of 5.16 oz could be a separate story. HK P2000 only weighs about 25 oz while G19 weighs 30.16 oz when loaded.
But don’t fret because you could attribute this difference to G19 having the larger round capacity. Both pistols have an extended magazine. Although G19’s standard capacity is 15+1, HK P2000 only has 10+1 for both its 9mm Luger and 40 S&W calibers.
- Noticeable length and weight differences
- HK P2000 has a hefty price compared to G19
- G19 offers larger round capacity
- More trigger and model variety with HK P2000
- Accessibility of Glock 19 parts and accessories
- Brand: Heckler and Koch
- Model: P2000
- Height: 5.07 in
- Weight: 24.96 oz
- Length: 6.85 in
- Trigger: DA/SA
- Barrel: 3.66 in
- Calibers: 9mm Luger, 40 S&W
- Capacities: 10 +1 (9mm Luger), 13 +1 (9mm Luger), 10 +1 (40 S&W), 12 +1 (40 S&W)
- Brand: Glock
- Model: G19
- Height: 5.04 in
- Weight: 23.63 oz
- Length: 7.36 in
- Trigger: Striker-Fired
- Barrel: 4.02 in
- Calibers: 9mm Luger
- Capacities: 15 +1 (9mm Luger), 17 +1 (9mm Luger), 19 +1 (9mm Luger), 24 +1 (9mm Luger), 31 +1 (9mm Luger), 33 +1 (9mm Luger)
Design & Ergonomics
Based on several user reviews alongside our conducted tests, Glock and Heckler & Koch designed their guns to be comfortable for both right and left-handed shooters. The slide and magazine release made the guns ambidextrous.
For G19, its grip’s aggressive texture provided maximum handgun control, in addition to its grip angle. Yet, Heckler & Koch P2000 won’t come without a fight as this relatively newer model features interchangeable backstraps of different sizes.
As previously mentioned, the two pistols have interchangeable magazines. Glock G19’s standard round magazine is 15+1, which you can change to higher rounds of 17, 19, 24, 31, or 33. On the other hand, HK P2000 9mm Luger could be interchanged to 13 rounds while its 40 S&W has a 12 rounds option.
As a mid-size carry pistol holding a large capacity in its slim frame, G19 might be hard to beat, not to mention the lower cost of its magazines. Also, we never experienced issues with loading various ammunition to this Glock handgun.
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Glock 19 & P2000 Reliability
We’ve tried firing several rounds with various ammunition types, and both pistols performed flawlessly. If there’s a chance of error or any malfunction, many found it attributable to human reasons.
For instance, firing the Heckler & Koch P2000 in quick succession didn’t affect its target accuracy. Thus, we could say that you can count on the reliability of both brands. Here are easy steps to disassemble your Glock magazine.
One key difference between HK P2000 vs Glock 19 is the offered trigger variants of P2000. It provides the single and double action pull trigger (SA/DA), whereas Glock uses its Safe Action trigger system.
With P2000 single action, the trigger pull is lighter at 4.5 lbs compared to the 5.5 to 6.5 lbs trigger pull of Glock 19.
Besides the traditional trigger system, Hekler & Koch P2000 is also available in the Law Enforcement Modification (LEM) or Combat Defense Action (CDA) system.
Heckler & Koch’s enhancements in their triggers claim to reduce accidental discharges. Still, others experience some trouble getting used to LEM/CDA triggers.
Sights - HK P2000 & Glock 19
If you’ve been a Glock user for quite some time, you probably know that sights are one of the Glocks’ weaknesses. Based on your preference, you might want to consider changing the plastic sights to Glock Night Sights, for example.
Meanwhile, the P series of Heckler & Koch provides a slight advantage as it uses a 3-dot sighting arrangement. It also has an adjustable rear sight that you can change depending on your desired shot placement. They offer night sights for their various trigger models as well, although it’s a bit more expensive.
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HK P2000 or Glock 19: We pick…
As the HK P2000 vs Glock 19 faceoff concludes, we pick HK P2000 as the victor. Heckler & Koch P2000 could be a great choice if you value design and variety. Besides, having shorter and lighter specs could make it a better-concealed carry for you.
However, if you want to save more without sacrificing performance and ergonomics plus the edge of having more rounds, you’re good to go with a Glock 19.
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