There are a few companies in an industry that are so well known that even people who don’t know anything about that industry know the name of the company. In the firearms industry, one of those famous company names is Glock, a company especially known for their pistols.
Building on that reputation for pistols, Glock has released the G48. Fred Mastison gives us the details:
The Glock G48 is a slim, 9mm pistol touting a 10+1 capacity. Very close the popular G19 in length and height, the G48 stands apart by being almost .25 inch thinner. It is extremely comfortable in the hands and makes an exceptional concealed-carry gun. It is like a thin Glock G19. Thanks to the longer sight radius versus other Glock Slimline guns, I found it much easier to aim. This new pistol is the largest Slimline in the company’s lineup, and I have dubbed it the “Skinny 19.”
For all intents and purposes, the G48 is a Slimline version of the G19. The Glock 19 has an overall width of 1.34 inches while the Glock 48 has a slender overall width of only 1.1 inches. They both have a slide coming in at 7.28 inches, but the G19 obviously has a double-stack capacity. The benefit of a gun with this design is a greater sight radius that is still very concealable. The G19 has been a favorite of people looking for a larger gun that is still easy to conceal. The G19 is indeed smaller than its other duty-size brothers, but it is still a bit thick for many people. The G48 answers that issue, as it is absolutely comfortable to carry.
The G48 is a Gen5 model and has features like a beveled leading edge, as well as forward slide serrations to assist with manipulations. Glock designed this gun for comfort and ease of carry. The G48 combines a longer grip length with a minimal profile of approximately one inch for a comfortably balanced, versatile grip that’s ideal for a variety of users. The G48 incorporates elements of the Slimline series, such as the short trigger distance, a frame with a built-in beavertail and a reversible magazine catch.
As expected, it includes the new Glock Marksman Barrel. This is a match-grade barrel that features a recessed target-style crown, tighter chamber specs and more aggressive rifling to deliver improved accuracy. Compared to previous Glock barrels, shooters should see slightly higher muzzle velocity and less bullet deformation with the new Marksman Barrel. The new Glock is available in three sight configurations; standard, Glock Night Sights and Ameriglo Bold.
As you can see in the image above, this pistol looks in many ways how you would expect a Glock to look, which some people will specifically want. And this firearm has the types of features that you would expect with a Glock, so, if you’re looking for a compact Glock pistol, the G48 may be one to consider.