There's plenty of articles out now, however we wanted to give a streamline list of the new Glock 43X and Glock 48.
- Glock 43X is a blend of the Glock 43 and Glock 48. Like the Glock 19X & Glock 45 which is a blend of the Glock 19 and Glock 17.
- Glock 43X has the same grip length as the Glock 19.
- Glock 48 has the same grip length and slide length to a Glock 19. Longer sight radius than the G43 & G43X.
- Frame is .25" slimmer than the Glock 19 while the slide is .13" slimmer. Think slimmed down G19.
- 10+1 capacity vs. the Glock 43's 6+1
- Option for states with 10 round magazine capacity limits. Is there really a point to a Glock 19 limited to 10 rounds for concealment? You'll have to decide if the thickness difference is for you.
- Silver slide is the only option.
- Glock's Gen 5 upgrades continued with the G43X & G48.
- Better slide finishing (silver or not, it's better than previous Gens)
- GMB barrel rifling
- Built-in beavertail
- Reversible Magazine Catch
- Front serrations (Like the G45 & MOS series)
- Improved trigger
- Improved internals
- Glock 43X & Glock 48 were not designed to compete with the S&W Shield or SIG P365. Single stack design with longer grip and slide proves this. However it could be seen to compete with Shield and P365 market shares.
- Glock 43X & Glock 48 does NOT work with G43 magazines and vice versa.
- True single stack design, will not work with G19 or other double stack magazines.
Overall, you'll have to decide if this is a new Glock series is something that you'll need (if on a budget). For us, we'll end up buying both to expand our holster offerings. Plus, now that we're in Arizona (from California), MURICA!