Glock 43 9mm Single Stack Revealed?

    Glock has been hinting over the past couple of days that something big is coming this Spring – something which many feel can only be a single-stack subcompact 9mm Parabellum offering. The Glock promotional images thus far released via their Facebook page seem to support this, one showing a short spring of a similar length to that used in the Glock 42:


    And another showing a decidedly compact slide barely visible in shadow:


    Finally, we have images purporting to be of the Glock 43 itself, both a promotional “reveal” image, and a product image:

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    Could this be real? If it’s the product of Photoshop, it’s very convincing.¬†Unlike the image below it doesn’t look to me like the numbers were tampered with, and I can find no image on the Internet from which it was obviously modified. EDIT: This image is a confirmed fake. Thanks to commenters N and Willardwisheswell.¬†Image source:



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    This image of the “Glock 43” is a subtle but identifiable fake. Unfortunately for the faker, the original image of a Glock 42 was readily available through a simple Google Images search. Image source:


    The latter image appears to be a Photoshop of an earlier Glock 42 product image:

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    Is the long-awaited single-stack 9mm subcompact Glock upon us? Even with rumor (and Photoshopped jpegs) running wild, that does seem to be most likely. Whatever Glock’s new announcement is, we will know for sure on March 20th.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]