GLOCK Releases Single Stack 9mm Concealed Carry – The New G43


SMYRNA, Ga – (Mar. 20, 2015) – Today GLOCK, Inc. announced the release of the new GLOCK single stack slimline 9mm pistol, the GLOCK 43. The G43 is the most highly desired and anticipated pistol release in GLOCKs history. Designed to be the answer to everyday concealed carry needs, the G43 is ultra-concealable, accurate, and comfortable for all shooters, regardless of hand size.

“The G43 is the most exciting product release to date because it addresses a variety of issues that many shooters face with pistols in the concealed carry category,” stated GLOCK, Inc., VP Josh Dorsey. “It will be the pistol of choice for law enforcement and civilians. The G43 sets a new standard for concealed carry pistols.”

A true slimline pistol, the frame width of the G43 is just over one inch and the slide width measures only 0.87 inch. The overall length is 6.26 inches. For those who have smaller hands, the trigger distance is only 2.6 inches, making it ideal for functionality. The single stack magazine holds 6 rounds and is the perfect concealed carry pistol for both duty and civilian use. The G43 is engineered to the same superior standards as all GLOCK pistols and the reliability instills confidence for all lifestyles.

The G43 will debut at the NRA Annual Meeting, April 10-12, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn., at the GLOCK booth (#633). Shipments of the product will begin directly following the convention.

23 Responses to “GLOCK Releases Single Stack 9mm Concealed Carry – The New G43”

  1. Rob Collins says:

    I guess because it’s a Glock….

  2. Timmay says:

    I think more people would still like to see a single stack full-sized .45acp.

    The G-43 proves that if you beat a deceased equine for about twenty-six years you can lead it to water….

    • mike says:

      1911 and SIG220 users couldn’t agree more, it would seem, but honestly the 21 has always been seen as a “If I have to for the capacity” for most of those users.

      I’m glad to see this mostly because why would you choose .380 in this footprint? Especially now that 9mm is available in the same footprint. Cheaper, more powerful, more available, more HP options, etc.

      • Timmay says:

        You could have a .45 with a slimmer grip than a G-17 and the same slide width, with all of Glock’s good points for around $500(after the supply catches up to demand initially). And while I see a used 220 in that price range once in a while a $500 1911 will usually need some tweaking and a a couple hundred in Wilson mags before you tuck it in on the way to get groceries.

    • Larry says:

      Nope. Glock is 9mm first, then everything else.

      I love my 21, best 45 over all I have ever used. That said its my fun gun as my other Glock’s are all 9mm. I will get this as soon as I can to replace my fat little 26 for summer carry.

      • Timmay says:

        Nope. Glock put out the 42 before the 43. It would seem to make more sense to make it a nine first though.

        Civilians in most of Glocks markets can’t have a nine if they can have a pistol at all. .380 maintains its relevance in those places. Glock is not living off civilian sales even here but it’s still a chunk of change.

        • Ju Con says:

          Unsure if you just want to be argumentative or not, but Glock has been making .380’s before the G42, and likely will continue to. Civilians in CONUS consume more Glocks of near any sort then many foreign militaries combined, and are more then significant.

          9 mm has primacy CONUS and OCONUS, and for cause; even if it did not, it is as it is.

          • Timmay says:

            Yeah I might be being bitchy, the other .380 guns were derivatives of the nines though and the 43 sure looks like a suped up 42.

            Also Glock needs to market those older model .380s here now that they are making complete guns in Smyrna and GCA68 points are not needed. A wide high cap .380 may sound redundant but they just introduced a single stack 9mm about fifteen years after Kahr and ten after Kel-Tec and five years after the Kel-Tec copies that Ruger and SCCY put out.

            The folks that always wanted a G-25 just because the couldn’t have one would buy plenty.

            I am a solid fan of the Glock 19, there is in my opinion no better all around gun that fills so many needs adequately.

        • mike727 says:

          Tim your absolutely write in both comments.

  3. mike says:

    I guess I can stop sadly eyeing the Walther PPS wishing that it had a standard mag release and an array of holster options. On that note, I would wait for the buzz to die down, the first gen issues to get worked out, and holsters to become plentiful. Watching people look for holsters for the hot new gun is sad sometimes.

  4. Bluenoser says:

    Man, you’d think they could proofread these releases,

  5. seamus says:

    My question is this the exact same external dimensions as the Glock 42 or if it is slightly larger? As for rushing out to buy it, seen to many people get burned with reliability issues with the Glock 42 so I will let others get the test bed for Glock and will wait until the buzz dies down to buy it.

    • CAP says:

      It is slightly larger. Its almost as long and a little bit taller than a glock 26, but not as wide.

  6. Andrew says:

    People ask for one thing, company releases it, then people want something else. No one is ever happy.

    • mike says:

      No one asked for a single-stack .380 that’s bigger than the popular options. They did, however, ask for singlestack 9mm. Once you do that, .45 seems like it’s only around the corner.

    • Timmay says:

      If people were satisfied we might all be packing Colt Patersons, or those of us nuts that thought we NEEDED repeaters anyways…

  7. JB says:

    Does the G36 not fit the bill for a single stack .45?

    • Timmay says:


      The mythical FULL-SIZED single stack .45 would be, wait for it…full-sized.

      G-17 sized slide, they are doing that now with the 41 using a 34/35 slide on a .45.

      The frame would be slimmer than the 17 frame, they have figured this idea out with the new 43. AND the frame would be as tall as a 17 so no aftermarket magazine baseplates are needed to get ALL of your fingers on the grip.
      Is it the most logical or practical idea? Nope BUT people would buy them, probably lots of them.

  8. monkey says:

    try the Springfield XDS, much better operating weapon

  9. Ed says:

    Try the .45 ACP Boberg XR45-S if you want 6 rounds of single stack in a smaller package than the G43, but with a 3.75″ barrel.