It’s Official! The Glock 43 Single Stack 9mm Is Here!

    No this is no photoshop!

    For a long time now readers has been asking for a single stack Glock 9MM. Well the rumors have been flying especially so in the recent few weeks with the teaser ads from Glock and of course speculation by everyone in the shooting community.

    The wait is over! I can officially tell the readers the Glock 43 single stack 9mm is a reality and will be available shortly. Make that soon enough you better check with your local gun store in a few days!

    Several weeks ago myself and two other writers were invited to the Glock headquarters in Smyrna, Ga. for a tour of the factory and preview a new product. I’ll be covering the factory tour in a separate article.

    G43 Right

    After the factory tour we were taken to the main event at the Glock training facility. There we were each handed a compact Glock marked 43, 9MM! Each of the three of us were allowed to shoot as much as we wished and believe me it was a pleasant range session!

    The slide is 1" in width

    The slide is 1″ in width

    If you are familiar with the Glock 42 in .380 you’ll be familiar with the big brother in 9mm. The frame size is the same as the model 42 with the slide being 8mm longer than the 42. Magazine capacity is the same at 6+1 of 9mm.

    Shooting the Glock 43 was comfortable and gives the shooter very little recoil over the Glock 42. I found it to be comfortable to shoot and accurate especially so for a subcompact pistol. The Glock Teasers have shown two springs and of course one is the 42 and the other from the 43. Glock did their homework on the recoil spring in order to mitigate recoil and still handle the slide mass through the cycle. I can say this with confidence because while making recoil more than manageable there were no malfunctions of any kind doing all the shooting we did which was a great deal!



    If you happen to be a Glock fan and you want a small primary pistol or an officer who carries a Glock in 9mm this will make a great backup pistol. The official Glock Press Release will be posted on Friday.

    Watch for the first ever media tour of the Glock factory next week!

    MSRP $589.00


    Comparison in size between the Glock 42 and 43.

    Comparison in size between the Glock 42 and 43.



    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.