Last year Glock released the Glock 42, a single-stack .380 ACP pistol for concealed-carry, and it received a lukewarm reception. While there were plenty of good reviews and Glock 42 adopters, the main issue was–and continues to be–that the company doesn’t make a 9mm pistol in the same basic package.
Concealed-carry pistols have been one of the hottest markets for gun manufacturers for a decade following the rise of shall-issue concealed-carry permits and concealed-carry awareness, and Glock, one of the biggest names in service, duty and backup pistols, has been conspicuously absent from the market almost entirely.
Since then the company has released several other full-size models including the Modular Optics System, which are race-ready with factory-machined slides designed to accept micro red dot sights. Despite the demand for guns built with optics in mind, many were again disappointed that Glock did not launch a smaller 9mm handgun.
Glock has been hinting over the past couple of days that something big is coming this Spring – something which many feel can only be a single-stack subcompact 9mm Parabellum offering. The Glock promotional images thus far released via their Facebook page seem to support this, one showing a short spring of a similar length to that used in the Glock 42. The pictured recoil assembly looks small enough for a short-barreled pistol and of course, no Glock is more highly-anticipated than a single-stack 9mm:
Whatever Glock’s new announcement is, we will know for sure on March 20th. The website currently has a countdown timer to the announcement. Check it out here.