The G19 is the more compact version of the G17. The shorter grip, barrel and slide make the overall dimensions smaller, making it easier to carry this pistol concealed. Of course, this also means less capacity, even for the airsoft replicas. So the G17 magazine has a capacity of 25, the G19 20 rounds. But since the G19 can also accept G17 magazines, even the extended 50s, this is probably irrelevant.
With the G17 and G19, an important feature of the Gen 4 was also adopted. The exchangeable backstraps. On the pictures from WE Airsoft you can see 3 different sizes. Therefore we assume that these are included in the scope of delivery.
General changes to the G-Series Gen. 5 models
WE Airsoft has of course adopted the most important changes of the 5th generation.
Like the original model, G-series pistols must have distinct edges. Well, it’s been that way for 30 years, or not? But with the Gen. 5 something has changed, at least a little. So the front edges of the slide are now rounded. This should help getting the pistol faster in the holster. Otherwise very little was changed here and the often demanded front slide surrations did not get be made on the original, thus the clone of course also not.
The G-Series Gen. 5 stands out especially due to its ambidextrous controls. This gives them a slide catch that can be operated from both sides. The magazine release button can also be reversed on the real steel. Whether WE Airsoft has also adopted this feature is to be advised.
With the Gen. 3 the ergonomically formed finger grooves were introduced. A feature that can also be found at many other manufacturers in the meantime. The G-series now goes back to a smooth grip. Whether this is better or worse is probably a matter of personal preferences
Under stress even simple things like reloading the pistol can become difficult. This should be compensated by a slightly enlarged and flared magazine well. Since this is really a matter of a few millimeters, this effect will probably be rather small with the G-Series Gen. 5. But it’s still nice that WE has thought about this feature as well.