For the few of you living under a rock who keep telling me the Glock 43 isn’t real…Here you go.
Finally. After years and years of hints, teases, and the release of the red-headed step-child none of us asked for, Glock has a single-stack 9mm. The single-stack we actually wanted. A proper, 9x19mm rather than the 9mm short.
We will make every effort to get one into our hands and tested as soon as they become available. While we’re excited to see the gun enter the market, I promise, we won’t be “fan boys” who give it a glowing review just because it’s a Glock. If it fails, it fails. We’ll tell you what works for us and what doesn’t. But, we do hope, that like nearly every other Glock, it will work with boring monotony.
Guns.com says Glock may be teasing about a new single-stack pistol. We at GOTR mentioned more than a year ago, that Glock specifically told us there was a 9mm single-stack coming but, wouldn’t say when they might release it. We all expected it might be released in time for SHOT Show but, that didn’t happen.
Instead, we learned the much anticipated Glock “40” would be a “long-slide” like the Glock 17L and 24 models that came before. The Glock 40 is also the first of the new Modular Optic System (MOS), optics ready models that will compete with Smith & Wesson’s, Pro Series C.O.R.E. pistols. Not an unwelcome addition to the Glock line-up but, the concealed carry market is ripe for Glock to present their own answer for Smith & Wesson’s highly successful M&P Shield if Glock’s own 42 is any indicator.
“Beretta waited to enter the striker fired market until we had a pistol we knew would meet the needs of the operator. The APX has been more than three years in development,” said Carlo Ferlito, Beretta Defense vice president and general manager. “We tested it extensively with professional end users and incorporated that feedback at every opportunity. The result is a pistol platform that delivers superior performance in durability, reliability, accuracy and ergonomics.”
That’s right…Beretta has entered the Striker fired pistol market. We haven’t actually handled one yet and it will probably be months before we do. They tried to sweet-talk the US Army into keeping the M9 with the M9A3 but, that ship has sailed. Time will tell if this new gun lives up to the billing Beretta gives it. It’s hard to offer something truly original in this market space now with entries from Glock, S&W, Springfield, HK and even Sig, having been there for years already.