HIT Show: Glock 43 in 9×21 mm

    Shooting the Glock 43 in 9x21 mm.

    At the Italian HIT Show 2016 Glock showed the Glock 43 in 9×21 mm. HIT Show = Hunting – Individual Protection – Target Sports. The 9×21 mm caliber also known as the 9×21 mm IMI or 9 mm IMI.

    In Italy the 9×19 mm Parabellum ammunition is banned for civilians, therefore the need for another caliber. In fact, the EU is looking at banning “military calibers” all over. I’m surprised Glock didn’t invent another name for it, but I suppose the quantities are very limited.

    There seems to be both Glock 17s and Glock 19s in 9×21 mm as well, so Glock didn’t bother to invent another name for them either. Don’t know which model number that is next in line to be used otherwise, Glock 44?

    Personally, I’d love to see what Glock could bring to the table if they designed something like a HK MP5 or Rifle-like. Bring on the Glock Rifle 1…

    The Glock 43 in 9×21 mm

    Glock 43 9×21 mm at the HIT Show.

    Notice the 9×21 mm ammo box and text on the the slide. (above)


    From the Italian distributor Bignami’s homepage: €609 is about 680 USD.




    A few stills from the Youtube video showing the recoil.


    From the YouTube clip. Shooting the Glock 43 9x21 mm.

    From the YouTube clip. Shooting the Glock 43 9×21 mm.

    Recoil seems plentiful.






    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.