GLOCK 43X & GLOCK 48: Two New Slimline Models for Everyday Carry

A Perfect Fit, GLOCK Introduces Two New Slimline Models
A Perfect Fit, GLOCK Introduces Two New Slimline Models

SMYRNA, Ga. –-( Today, 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. Chambered in 9X19, both pistols feature a compact Slimline 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. VP 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 approximately 1” 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 (6.06 in.) while the G48 has a compact length (6.85 in) 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 and will be available on dealer shelves beginning January 21st.


For more information about the new Slimline series G43X and G48, contact GLOCK, Inc. or go to

G48 Specs

G43X Specs

About GLOCK, Inc.GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms.  The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2019, GLOCK celebrates its 33rd Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit

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I too very much prefer my Sigs (P365, P226TACOPS, P232, P210) over my Glocks (G26, G23, G36) but I’m definitely purchasing a G43X after having used
a friends’. Very comfortable to shoot and just as importantly, to carry. Good move


Other than Jonesing for a g41 I have my glock collection bout right but if I pick that 48 up and it meshes with my hand the way it looks like it might then I’ll WANT it.

James Roberts

I own 4 glocks and 3 Sig P365s. I don’t want to sell my Glocks but i don’t think i will ever carry anything but the P365. It just fits my hand, has a great trigger and fits in my Crossbreed inside the belt holster. I carry it everywhere i go all the time since i live in Alabama, very lax gun laws and a lot of folks who need to be out of the gene pool. I carry it to church and most of the congregation is happy with that. The +2 mag adds very little to the grip.… Read more »


The G36 has been out there a while I’ve carried it for a couple years now and absolutely love the gun. 6 rounds 45acp is all I need

Douglas Phillips

Great choice and the 45acp is a soft shooting round with alot of knockdown power. I’m thinking of getting a glock38 or g39 in 45gap?

Scotty Gunn

So, to compete with the Sig 365’s larger capacity, Glock introduced the 43X. Of course they just lengthened the grip. Now, I carry a G43 everyday for work-and a lot in my free time. I have to be super discreet at work (wink, wink) as it is a huge no-no. However, my job has me traveling all around our corporate area and through some very bad areas in the city. A lot. The 43 is perfect for this. Not a lot of rounds, but that is what spare mags (a few) are for. I have found the G43 to be… Read more »

Don Bailey

@me, I’m scratching my head too. I personally do not carry the G43, but very much enjoy shooting it. Sounds like you are already comfortable with what you’ve got and figured out how to work with it. Your concealment comments are everyone’s concerns, no matter what they are carrying.


I wonder if the original Glock 43 slide will work on these frames?That way I can buy the 48 with the long slide then also put the 43 original slide on that frame too so I don’t have to buy both new ones.

Eileen Jensen

They are interchangeable.

Jay Peters

I’m sure the 43X and 48 will be awesome!

We have been asking Glock for years for the following: A Single Stack 10mm/45acp pistol with a full size grip and “commander length” slide. With capacity around 9 to 10 rounds this would be a home run! You are absolutely correct! Jay Peters, J P Firearms, Torrington CT Dealer, Manufacturer, Police Sgt/Firearms Inst

James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon

A Glock 1911 variant should be right along. Or maybe a single stack Glock 45ACP with a 7 round magazine … some variation of the model 21. Followed by a 10mm with single stack and 9 rounds like my S&W 1006. The possibilities, variations and permutations are almost perfectly unlimited