Glock Inc. today introduced its first ever "Crossover" pistol, the Glock 19X, which combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms, according to the company: The full-size Glock 17 frame and the compact Glock 19 slide have joined forces for the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations.

Glock 19X (Photo: Glock)

Glock 19X (Photo: Glock)

"The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition," said Glock VP Josh Dorsey. "Using Glock's combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability, and through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in harsh climates and all conditions with increased accuracy and ultimate reliability. Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection," said Dorsey. "With proven testing results and fewer parts than our competitors' pistols, the G19X has maximum efficiency, reliability and is easy to maintain."

The Glock 19X comes with the first-ever factory colored slide. The Glock 19X's improved nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements, according to the company. The pistol comes in coyote color and includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.

Among the additional design features of the G19X are the Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB) made to deliver increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility, and a lanyard loop.

The company says the aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the confidence to succeed and survive in all situations for a perfect "Crossover to Confidence."

The G19X will be available on dealer shelves beginning Jan. 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.

For more information about the Glock 19X, visit 19X.Glock.US.