Yes, The GLOCK 43, Single Stack 9 Is Real

The cat is out of the bag.  

And here’s the stat sheet:



55 Responses to “Yes, The GLOCK 43, Single Stack 9 Is Real”

  1. Timberguy says:

    Oh sweet victory.

  2. Patrick says:

    Mother of God…

  3. Jon, OPT says:

    Beard of Zeus!

  4. GW says:

    very interesting.

  5. Dellis says:

    Ugh! Just bought a Sig 226 Extreme (I know 2 totally different pistols) and placed a bid on a Glock 19 Gen3 and THIS comes out!

    It will be interesting to see the aftermarket goodies made for this model, already looks like it needs an extended magazine grip for those of us with retarded pinky syndrome.

  6. Chris K. says:

    Does anyone know if these will have the same connector as double stack 9mm models?

  7. Mike says:


  8. Joe says:

    Will it fit in G.42 holsters?

    • JamesH says:

      Dimensions are different so I doubt it – Kydex is a no no but maybe if you have a soft holster it’ll stretch?

      • SSD says:

        Funny story. As recently as two weeks ago GLOCK was denying the G43’s existence with holster makers.

        • JamesH says:

          Doesn’t surprise me, holster makers will not make Glock money so keep them out of the loop until the very last second.

          • Haji says:

            Glock is fully aware that people don’t carry their pistols without holsters, which is a market segment Glock doesn’t want to get into. It’s far more likely that Safariland and others have had preproduction samples for quite a while and had a gag order on ’em.

  9. Stephen says:

    I thought for sure +1 more after the G42?? I guess mag guts it is

  10. DSR says:

    Man, I was holding out for the long slide, optics ready, double stack .32. Why won’t Glock ever make what the public wants?!!

  11. Wow – something ain’t right; no photoshop conspiracy theories yet….

  12. John says:

    I carry a Glock on duty as an LEO, however I think I’ll stick with my Ruger LC 9S and it holds one extra around.

  13. Top says:

    Who cares?!?!

    • Haji says:

      Lotsa people do for various reasons real and imagined…but like you, I’m just not one of ’em.

  14. QuanticoTactical says:

    Oh look, Glock just introduced a Shield.

    • Dellis says:

      Now that was damn funny πŸ™‚

    • Trajan says:

      The G42/43 and the Shield serve two different purposes. Shield is a belt gun for people who can’t or are unwilling to carry a double stack fullsize/compact.

      This size gun is for the same purpose as a 442/642. Pocket carry, or clip on holsters for gym/MMA shorts, etc.

      For this reason I am glad it has the dimensions it does. I don’t need a replacement for my G17 or 19. I need a light gun in 9×19 than I can clip onto my no-gi shorts to go to the gym with.

      • RJ27 says:

        Why can’t you carry a Shield in a pocket or with a clip-on holster like you say you carry the g42/43?…

        The Shield is smaller than the g42 and therefore smaller than the g43, so I’m not sure how they serve two different purposes?

        I can understand the difference between .380 and 9mm, but they are all about the same size package so what procludes one from serving a specific role?

        • Jason L says:

          The Shield is NOT smaller than a G42. Not even close.

          • Derek G. says:

            How is it not even close? I’ll even throw in the S&W BG380……

            G42 Shield BG380
            L 5.94 6.1 5.25
            BL 3.52 3.1 2.75
            H 4.13 4.6 4.1
            W 0.94 0.95 0.75

            I’ll admit the Shield is a tad longer, taller and wider but by fractions of an inch!

          • Derek says:

            This G43 is not a pocket carry gun, my Beretta Nano is smaller than this thing and is definitely not a pocket gun, my S&W 9c isn’t much longer and holds 12.

      • straps says:

        MMA shorts. You owe me a Coke and a keyboard.

      • majrod says:

        “Shield is a belt gun for people who can’t or are unwilling to carry a double stack fullsize/compact.” Where is that written?

        I carry my Shield in my pocket all the time (shorts. jeans, khakis). No one told me I wasn’t supposed to.

        • nofanboy says:

          Didn’t springfield do this all ready too? Ah the block fanboys come out of the woodwork….in 5 generations they may get this one to “perfection” lol

  15. Fritzthedog says:

    A baby grenade!

  16. SSD is killing my retirement, I’m going to have to get a bigger safe.

  17. AlexC says:

    What, no rails for lights?

  18. t1tan says:

    Now we just need a 6-second mount for this too

  19. Tackleberry says:

    Finally, my PM9 has a, ummm, ‘fuller figured’ friend to go out with…

  20. Ed Hickey says:

    glad I didn’t get a G42 if this is the same size! Already have a Sig P238.

  21. Bill says:

    For some reason I was hoping for a single-stack 19. There’s a glut of mini-guns, but relatively few in the Commander/SIG P225/whatever that single stack almost a Beretta 92 was called size range. The “big” Kahrs are about it.

    I know that the market drives what companies design and make, but even with interchangeable backstraps there are people who, due to hand size or personal preference would give up a fat butt for a sleeker duty/carry gun.

    • Mike Nomad says:

      Right there with you on the single-stack 19. Mini-guns are not a good fit for my non-mini-hands.

  22. Bb says:

    $580 MSRP

  23. PTInstructor says:

    Got mine through the LEO Blue Line. Since I have a Gen 1 Model 17 that I carried from 1986, I am a Glock fan. Glocks are not a 1911 target gun, but a real world tougher than nails weapon. I have fired thousands of rounds through the 17. Never had a single problem. That’s almost 40 years of service. Also have a Model 27/26 (Lone Wolf conversion).

    I am not happy with the trigger on the 43. A little difficult to modulate on the trigger pull. I am hoping it will smooth out with use or that an aftermarket trigger comes available. I assume they did the hard trigger pull due to the way people carry it.