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Glock Greets Us A Happy New Year With The G43X & G48 Pistols

G43X & G48 Pistols

It looks like the Glock airsoft makers have a lot of catching up to do as there are more Glock Pistols to make available to the airsoft market. Whilst we are waiting for the G19X, there is another series that might merit the attention of airsoft players and wish that there are airsoft versions.

Glock just announced the Silver Slimline Series, with the introduction of the G43X and the G48 Slimline Pistols. Both pistols are chambered in 9X19 and theyfeature a compact, slimline frame with silver nPVD finish and a 10-round magazine capacity. The G43X is the same size as the G43 at a subcompact size of 6.06 inches, the G48 is at 6.85 inches.

Since there compact and slim, they are more suitable for concealed carry or for those who prefer more compact pistols, especially shooters with smaller hands. The compact slimline frame is combined with a a fuller size grip length with a minimal profile of around 1” for a balanced, versatile grip which they company says is perfect for a variety of users. The width is similar to the G43 but it is slightly wider to allow for increased round capacity therefore, the G43X and G48 magazines are not interchangeable with the G43, which is unfortunate for owners of the G43.

The G43X and G48 also feature the silver nPVD finish on the slide. According to Glock this finish is a variation of what is seen on the G19X and the latter went through intensive military testing during he Modula Handgun System (MHS) program.  Both pistols have a similar height as the G19 and their slimline width is for increased concealability. They feature front serrations, built-in beavertail, reversible magazine catch and a match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel. They come with 10-round capacity magazines that have high-visibility orange followers.

Both pistols will be released on January 21, 2019 and are priced the same as the G43 at US$580.00. If you will be attending the SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas this month, better head to their booth to check them out.