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On 2 January, GLOCK, Inc. announced two additions to the GLOCK pistol family: The GLOCK 43X and the GLOCK 48 feature the design of the Slimline series with a silver slide and are a perfect fit for everyday carry (EDC). Chambered in 9X19, both pistols feature a compact Slimiline frame with silver nPVD finish and a 10-round magazine capacity making them ideal for concealed carry.

With the success of the Slimline series in the marketplace and over one million GLOCK 43 pistols sold in just three years, the Slimline series pistols have been tested, trusted and proven,” said GLOCK, Inc. Vice President Josh Dorsey. “We listened to the consumers request for a GLOCK Slimline model with increased round capacity and both of these pistols deliver that flawlessly. GLOCK’s continued pursuit of perfection drives innovation while not straying from our promise of reliability and durability and that is demonstrated in the G43X and G48.”

Designed for comfort, the G43X and G48 combine a fuller-size grip length with a minimal profile of approx. 1in for a comfortably balanced, versatile grip that’s ideal for a variety of users. While the two pistols share the same size frame, they have different slide lengths. The slide for the G43X is the same sub-compact length as the G43 (6.06in) while the G48 has a compact length (6.85in) and is compliant with Canadian regulations.

These pistols incorporate elements of the Slimline series such as the short trigger distance, a frame with a built-in beavertail, a reversible magazine catch and the incredibly accurate, match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB). The G43X and G48 also feature precision-milled front serrations. Both models are available in three sight configurations; standard, GLOCK Night Sights (GNS) and Ameriglo BOLD.

The silver Slimline models G43X and G48 will be showcased at SHOT Show 2019 on booth #13616 and MONCh will hopefully have the opportunity to test them at SHOT Show’s Industry Day at the Range on 21 January.

 

The new magazine, slightly wider and longer, holds 10 rounds and includes the orange follower (and round count indicator, see below) of Gen 5 fame. The rounds are a true single-stack and are no longer staggered as the original G43 were. The magazine and mag well are slightly wider to accommodate. (Images: Glock)

 

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While the G43X is a culmination of upgrades to an existing model, the G48 is a new model cast, very similar to the G43X with the same magazine capacity set at 10+1. (Image: Glock)

While the G43X is a culmination of upgrades to an existing model, the G48 is a new model cast, very similar to the G43X with the same magazine capacity set at 10+1. (Image: Glock)

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