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Glock Unveils New Slimline Pistols for Better Concealed Carry

Glock Inc. has introduced two new single-stack magazine pistols designed for concealed carry, just in time for SHOT Show 2019 later this month.

The new Glock G43X and G48 Silver Slimline Series pistols — slated to be available Jan. 21 — come about three years after the introduction of the G43, Glock’s first ultra-compact single-stack magazine pistol, according to the company’s website. hopes to take a closer look at these new pistols at SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas, which will run from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25.

“The G43X and G48 create a perfect, slim fit for a wide variety of hand sizes,” Glock’s website states. “The compact slimline frame combines a fuller-size grip length with a minimal profile of approximately [1 inch] for a comfortably balanced, versatile grip that’s perfect for a variety of users.”

Chambered for 9mm, both pistols feature a durable, nPVD-finished slide and a 10-round magazine capacity. While similar in width, both pistols are slightly wider than the six-round G43, allowing for increased round capacity, the website states.

Though the two pistols share the same size frame, they have different slide lengths. The slide length for the G43X is 6.06 inches, the same as the G43, while the G48’s slide length is 6.85 inches, the website states.

Both pistols feature a similar height as the G19 but are slimmer for increased concealability. Additionally, they feature front slide serrations, a comfortable built-in beavertail, reversible magazine catch and a match-grade Glock Marksman barrel, according to the website.

The pistols will retail for the same price as the G43, which costs about $450. They will be available in three sight configurations — standard, Glock Night Sights and Ameriglo Bold. Source


Marines opt for the 9 mil over 45s for special operators

For Marine special operators, the never-ending debate over whether the 9mm or .45-caliber round is the more powerful bullet has been settled.
Previously, the classic .45-caliber Colt 1911 was one of three pistols that Raiders were allowed to carry, but now the 9mm Glock 19 is the only pistol that Marine special operators can take into battle, said Maj. Nick Mannweiler, a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.