New GLOCKS: G48 And G43X Black Slide Slimline Pistols Set To Debut

    G43X Black Slide

    GLOCK has announced to distributors that the new G43X and G48 Black Slide models will be hitting loading docks across the country in a few short weeks. For those of you who were on the GLOCK slimline train last year, but wanted a round trip ticket to Black Slide bliss, your reservation now awaits. From the looks of the specifications, the black slide counterparts to last year’s silver models are virtually identical. Sight options from the stock polymer – steel and GLOCK night sights – will be available as upgraded models.

    As we discuss every time the Austria/Smyrna manufacturer releases something new, the G48 and G43X Black Slide models are incremental changes to previous models. For those of us hoping for the GLOCK  G46 to hit U.S. shores, we will just have to rest our head back down on the pillow and pray that the next announcement delivers our hopes and dreams.

    As for me, the look of last year’s Silver Slide GLOCK pistols really grew on me. Specification sheets can be found below.

    Glock G43x Black SlidE

    A perfectly balanced slim fit for nearly all hand sizes with a satisfying magazine capacity and high concealability. The magazine capacity of the slim 01 magazine of the G43X is 10 rounds.

    • Length (Overall) 165 mm | 6.50 inch
    • Slide Length 154 mm | 6.06 inch
    • Width (Overall) 28 mm | 1.10 inch
    • Slide Width 22 mm | 0.87 inch
    • Height incl.Mag. 128 mm | 5.04 inch
    • Line of Sight (Polymer) 133 mm | 5.24 inch
    • Line of Sight (Steel) 132 mm | 5.20 inch
    • Line of Sight (GNS) 131 mm | 5.16 inch
    • Trigger Distance** 67 mm | 2.64 inch

    Glock G48 BLACK SLIDE

    The G48 in caliber 9mm Luger is of similar length and height as the G19 but the width of the pistol is reduced for increased concealability and high carrying comfort. The magazine capacity of the slim 01 magazine of the G48 is 10 rounds.

    • Length (Overall) 185 mm | 7.28 inch
    • Slide Length 174 mm | 6.85 inch
    • Width (Overall) 28 mm | 1.10 inch
    • Slide Width 22 mm | 0.87 inch
    • Height incl.Mag. 128 mm | 5.04 inch
    • Line of Sight (Polymer) 152 mm | 5.98 inch
    • Line of Sight (Steel) 151 mm | 5.94 inch
    • Line of Sight (GNS) 150 mm | 5.91 inch
    • Trigger Distance 67 mm | 2.64 inch
    Pete

    Editor In Chief- TFB
    LE – Silencers – Science
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