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Glock Unveils New Slimline Pistols for Better Concealed Carry

  • Glock Inc.’s new Glock G43X and G48 Silver Slimline Series pistols feature single-stack 10 round magazines and are designed for more effective concealed carry. (Photo: Glock Inc.)
    Glock Inc.’s new Glock G43X and G48 Silver Slimline Series pistols feature single-stack 10 round magazines and are designed for more effective concealed carry. (Photo: Glock Inc.)
  • Glock Inc.’s new G48 Silver Slimline pistol features a slightly longer slide length than the new Glock 43x. (Photo: Glock Inc.)
    Glock Inc.’s new G48 Silver Slimline pistol features a slightly longer slide length than the new Glock 43x. (Photo: Glock Inc.)
  • Glock Inc.’s new Glock G43X Slimline pistol is similar in width and length to Glock’s G43. (Photo: Glock Inc.)
    Glock Inc.’s new Glock G43X Slimline pistol is similar in width and length to Glock’s G43. (Photo: Glock Inc.)

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.

Military.com 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.

-- Matthew Cox can be reached at matthew.cox@military.com.

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