Glock announced on Monday that their newest slimline pistol models, the G43X and G48, will soon be available with an all-black factory finish. The models, which were originally introduced in January, have only been available in a two-tone format with a stainless top-half up to now.
Chambered in 9x19mm, both handguns feature what Glock terms as a compact Slimline frame with a built-in beavertail and short trigger reset. The slides on the new models will feature a black nDLC finish and a 10-round magazine capacity.
“The Slimline series of pistols have been very popular in the commercial market and as a backup option for law enforcement,” said Josh Dorsey, Glock’s VP. “With the launch of the silver series, demand for a black version increased and we began to receive requests from various law enforcement agencies. We always value the input of our consumers and are excited to deliver on their request.”
Gen 5 pistols, the G43X, and G48 feature Glock’s Marksman Barrel (GMB) and are offered with standard (polymer) sights, Glock Night Sights, or Ameriglo BOLD sights. The new offerings will be available after July 22.