Glock Teases New Gen 4 Pistol – 9mm Single-Stack (Finally) Coming?

Released on their Facebook page, Glock is now teasing the market with a pun on their springs. While the rumors have been flying for some time on a 9mm single-stack, assuming Glock’s ad is referring to the upcoming NRA show, its entirely possible that the long-awaited handgun will finally be here.

Triangle tactical has added some fuel to the fire with some Photoshop trickery. There, they compare a Glock 26 recoil spring (Green), to the mystery spring above (clear). Their rather close. Click the photo to be taken to their original article.


Coincidence? I think not and its about dang time.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

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  • Ko I

    Here’s hoping. Considering what they’ve released recently, it could just be a rehashed existing gun. A G26 with a longer grip, such that the average shooter could get all three fingers on would sell well. It’s that short grip on the G26 that is why the G19 outsells all the other Glocks, around here, at least.
    I’m of the “two fingers is enough” camp, but I sell guns and it’s very common for people to despise the feel of their pinky being off the grip.

    • done

      Pearce grip extensions.

    • Mystick

      Don’t they have those magazine bottom plates with that “third finger” support available?

      • Greg Thompson

        Yes and that is why I converted all my older G26 mags with the +2 baseplate and all my newer mags were bought with it already installed. Makes a world of difference and its factory approved, unlike Pearce which is just a grip extender, with no capacity increase.

        • Mystick

          Good call. I had a Kel-Tec P-11 that I hated to shoot because I have relatively large hands and my grip was less than satisfactory for proper control. But a subcompact is a subcompact… I should have known better…

    • uisconfruzed

      I carrry a G27, after a couple mags shooting a 23 next to the 27, I forgot about the pinky because I’m more accurate with the smaller grip, and carry a G22 full mag in case of a ‘zombie’ necessity.

  • tony

    Not surprised at all, they came out with a .380 first, so people bought the .380 then will buy the 9mm single stack.
    If it were the other way around, no one would buy the .380

    • uisconfruzed

      That’s what the Glock rep said at the Shot Show over a year ago, he expected this to be revealed a couple months ago.

    • J.E.Walker

      Excellent point! 🙂

    • TheQuickening

      Glock listened to it’s customers! Everyone wanted a single stack 9mm. The. G42 is a single stack 9mm! For those who want more power, you’ll love the G43 in 9mm Makarov!

      Maybe 2016 will bring the 9mm Parabellum in a single stack 9mm!

  • PeterK

    That would be pretty awesome.

  • Cal S.

    Probably a single-stack .40 S&W to keep up the trolls. People will be upset, but still inexplicably buy it…

    Hey, it worked with the G42, right? People seemed to just buy it because it was a Glock, not because they cared for or even fired a .380 before. Strange Glock fangirls are strange…

    • uisconfruzed

      I’ve a 1911, Sig P229, Ruger P90, 357 & 44mag revolvers, Kahr P40 and Glock 27, 23 & 22. Other than the Colt Anaconda with an Aimpoint on it (I can’t CC it), the glocks outperform the others for me. They go bang every time and are a natural point in my hand. I’ll buy one if it doesn’t have the gap where the mag meets the gun that bites when fired.

      • Cal S.

        I’ve found that with both my Ruger SR40 and SR40C. They both fit wonderfully, and both go boom every time.

        I guess that’s true, and I’m sure I’ll take the heat about this, but I’m still not 100% certain that their reputation is not built more on good press rather than actual performance. It was Glock that gave the .40 S&W its bad reputation for blowing up guns. But Glock did such a good job on the press front, that people actually blamed the cartridge instead of the poorly executed gun design. There have been some of their 9mms that have blown up as well, and very few remember. Then they keep their “Glock makes no mistakes” facade to the public while quietly fixing G42s instead of owning up to their mistakes and announcing it publicly. I don’t know, but I do know that other companies have had their reputations dragged through the mud and have had to work hard for many years to rebuild customer trust over less severe problems.

        Just ask Remington about their R51. How long will it be before anyone trusts a Remington handgun again, and it didn’t even blow up…

        • uisconfruzed

          The only G kabooms I know of are from hand loads. I drop in a Wolf barrel when shooting handloads, I know, we shouldn’t have to do that. The only thing that naturally points as well for me is the CZ.
          I’ve had Rem: ammo ruin two match .22 barrels (Volquartzen & Ruger Custom Shop), an 870 and 1100 barrel/receiver separate when I pulled the trigger(factory birdshot), and several FTE due to poorly annealed brass. To me the R51 is more of the same. I won’t buy it if it came in a green box, and I was looking at AAC products.

  • Common Corps

    “Their rather close.” I teach 148 high school freshman a day who know better than to make this mistake.

    • Freshmen*


      • Mike

        LoL! Nothing like catching a grammar Nazi by his jodhpurs.

  • Mystick

    I thought the whole point of Glock was the relatively higher capacity in a smaller package…

    • uisconfruzed

      This is the ticket for my wife, less weight and printing whilst wearing girly clothes.

      • Mystick

        Fair enough….

  • Sean Sorrentino

    I sure hope that they release the Single Stack 9mm unicorn. That way all the SS9mm fanboiz will shut the heck up about it. Why do people insist on buying silly guns? Titanium/Scandiam 44Mag snubbies, and pocket 9mms. And the Judge, don’t forget the Judge.

    Just get a G19. It works for almost every situation. The only reason for a pocket gun is if you’re attempting to sneak a gun past security. For the rest of us, who cares if the cops “make” you? You’ve got a CHP, right? There’s no reason to keep acting like you need to hide the fact you’re exercising your right to carry a gun.

    • Steve Truffer

      “Respect mah authoriteh” cops that feel like hassling people people for “brandishing” a gun that’s is visible because a jacket snagged on it.

      • DonDrapersAcidTrip

        when does this actually happen. stories in your dads email chain letters dont count

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip

      No kidding when it comes to concealed carry some people are obsessed with “printing” like they’re trying to smuggle a gun across the border

  • Bill

    i thought a single-stack GLOCK 9mm was called a Kahr CW-9. I’ve been happy with mine for years.

    • Brian Mumford

      It’s called a PPS

  • Beav

    Shut up and take my money!

  • uisconfruzed

    Sold, my wife’s Kahr will be for sale.

  • Amsdorf

    I purchased a Glock 42 and had nothing but severe problems: stovepipes, failures to feed, etc. I returned it once to Glock, and they did something to it, got it back, and the same problems…no change. I dumped it.

    I’ll be interested in a single stack Glock 9mm, but there is no way I’m going to be a beta tester for Glock ever again.

  • Madcap_Magician

    Gaston: “So, what are Glock 42 sales looking like?”
    Glock COO: “Well sir, it looks like everyone who desperately wanted a single-stack 9mm Glock finally gave up and bought a Glock 42 instead.”
    Gaston: “Excellent, my young apprentice. Now… RELEASE THE GLOCK 43!”

  • Brian Mumford

    All I can say is that is NOT a G42 or G26 recoil spring.

  • Behind_da_Curtain

    Already have too many Glocks!!

  • JJ Johnson

    Got tired waiting for the single stack 9mm from Glock. Own a gen3 G19 and purchased a sig P938 as my summer carry. The sig is an excellent gun.