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The GLOCK 45 info leaked the other day was, in fact, accurate. The G45 was one of the GLOCK pistols that’s been officially announced. In addition to the G45, the new Gen5 GLOCK 17 MOS gun that Firearm Rack leaked was also announced along with a Gen5 GLOCK 19 MOS that was previously unknown.

The GLOCK 45

The new GLOCK 45 (yes, it’s a 9mm) that was announced appears to be an evolution of the GLOCK 19X that incorporates the new Gen5 features.

Since GLOCK generally develops new pistols in reaction to requests from law enforcement agencies or consumers, the G45 was a reaction to law enforcement requesting a black version of the GLOCK 19X. Why would they need a black version? Simply put, some people wouldn’t appreciate seeing a “tactical tan” pistol in an officer’s holster.

Other changes from the 19X that the GLOCK 45 gets is a Gen5-style magwell without the scallop in the front as well as a standard Gen5 magazine release instead of the 19X-style button. GLOCK also added forward serrations to the slide similar to the Summer Special guns released previously.

In addition to the new magwell and forward serrations, GLOCK has included the standard Gen5 feature set like the Marksman barrel, removal of those finger grooves, and an ambi slide stop.

The MSRP wasn’t announced at the time of the release, but street prices seem to be in the $550 range.

From the GLOCK press release:

Today, GLOCK, Inc. announced a new addition to the 9X19 family of pistols featuring the latest in design and engineering seen in the 5th Generation of GLOCKpistols. The GLOCK 45 combines the fast handling of the GLOCK 19 compact-sized slide with the full-size frame as a compact Crossover.

Taking on the Crossover design of the GLOCK 19X and the superior GLOCK hard-surface finish in non-reflective black, the G45 makes the ultimate service pistol.

“After the release of the G19X, we saw a strong interest from the law enforcement community for the design in a black model,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey.  “The G45 is the result of a design that meets the demanding level of reliability with distinctive Gen5 design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy and performance to those who go into harm’s way where fractions of a second matter.”

Engineered with the GLOCK perfection promise, the G45 features the Safe Action System® and is backed by torture-testing that has made GLOCK a name synonymous with innovation and reliability.

The G45 incorporates elements of the 5th Generation of GLOCK pistols including a smoother trigger pull, an enhanced frame texture for sure handling, a reversible magazine catch, ambidextrous slide stop lever, the Modular Backstrap System (MBS) for individual adjustability and the incredibly accurate, match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB).  The G45 also features front serrations which are precision-milled forward of the ejection port on both sides.

The GLOCK Compact Crossover Pistol Model G45 will make its debut at The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and will be available on dealer shelves beginning October 5th.

For more information about the new Compact Crossover G45, contact GLOCK, Inc. or go to

The Gen5 GLOCK 17 MOS

GLOCK also announced the Gen5 GLOCK 17 MOS alongside the G45. Like the other guns introduced, the new Gen5 G17 MOS includes forward serrations on the slide as well as a removal of the scallop on the front of the magwell. Interestingly the photo below was taken from the GLOCK website but still shows the cutout.

The Glock 17 MOS will include the MOS plate fit that allows the consumer to attach their choice of slide mounted red dot dight.

Again, the MSRP for the Gen5 GLOCK 17 MOS wasn’t announced in the press release.

More from GLOCK:

GLOCK, Inc. expands the 5th Generation of GLOCK pistols with the addition of two modular optic ready platforms.  The GLOCK 17 Gen5 MOS and GLOCK 19 Gen5 MOS come optic ready right from the factory and enable users to mount their preferred reflex sights to their pistol in order to improve their target acquisition.

The G17 Gen5 MOS and G19 Gen5 MOS complete the evolution of perfection for the 9X19 family of Gen5 pistols

“The MOS platform offers a convenient way for users to mount reflex sights without costly alterations to an original GLOCK slide,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey.  “The resulting combination of optical sighting and the unparalleled accuracy and reliability of the new generation of GLOCK pistols set a new standard for this class of pistol.”

These Gen5 models are precision-machined to provide a mounting system for all popular optic sights.  With multiple adapter plates, you can quickly and easily mount electronic sights to the rear of the slide.  The Gen5 MOS family of pistols also feature front serrations for easier and quicker manipulations.  This includes the addition of front serrations on the G34 Gen5 MOS which was first introduced to the market in January, 2018.

The G17 Gen5 MOS and the G19 Gen5 MOS will be available for purchase starting October 5th, 2018 at participating dealers.

For additional information about GLOCK Modular Optic ready pistols, visit

The Gen5 GLOCK 19 MOS

The last pistol to be announced was the Gen5 GLOCK 19 MOS. Like the new G17 MOS, GLOCK also included the new magwell as well as forward serrations on the slide. Another notable change to the frame from the initial Gen 5 release is the frame is beveled to match the slide bevel.

Again, no MSRP was released with the new product announcement.


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  1. When will Glock stop making things ass backward? Yay, they made the 19x in black,now I’ll buy one. But from a realistic standpoint, I think it would have been practical to put a longer slide on a smaller frame. The grip is what prints the most carrying concealed. As for the Glock 44, I would like to see a single stack 10mm, or a convertible package with a .40S&W, .357Sig, and 9mm barrels,as a SHTF model. Or…build frames for the models 25 and 28 stateside,import the slide assembly, and build those models here in the U.S. to avoid import restrictions. That would make Glock collectors like myself happy. Dear Santa, for Christmas this year, I want…

  2. OK, putting a G19 slide on a G17 frame has been around for at least a decade I know of. The early reason given was for more ammo. But, if your G19 is going to need ammo replacement after 15+1, then you slap in 15 fresh ones, how many more might you need? I worked in 4 law enforcement agencies and started when wheel guns (Model 19s) ruled the roost. We did not convert to that wimpy 9mm because we had access to factory armor piercing rounds. I worked often alone without backup nearby, and the need to engage bad guys hiding behind cars, and glass, an other obstacles made those AP rounds traveling 1,450 fps out of the 357, hard to let go. Eventually, in 1990, I switched to a G19, and still have it. Not one failure in 28 years. Many bad guys learned what they look like from the front and I even had a pit pull bite the end of that gun I probably came the closet ever to dying late one Tuesday night but the Glock solved the little problem, I went home, felon did not. He actually
    tried to kill me but the Glock changed that outcome. So it was the Glock in my hand, it is now like a favorite puppy and has a home for life. LOL Now, the basic black Glock is an ugly utilitarian gun. For civilian carry adding an external safety makes sense, and for everybody tritium sights are a must. Most private gunfights happen in the dark, so like cops you really need to see, so tritiums are critical. I do not like lights on handguns and for truly experienced folks I see no need for a lasers. However for the ladies and nubies, I do recommend lasers. Now, I do have a couple guns set up with lights and laser. I live in the boonies. I have killed maybe 6 skunks that have invaded my house, shooting skunks as they try to zip into your garage or hose down your dog is not easy in the dark, but a light and laser on the guns solves that quickly and this new gun does have the rail. Other things like forward serrations are meaningless to me. I started as an MP in the Army learning to rack the gun back sharply. You would never put your hand near where the bullet comes out. As far as finger grips, this is a 9mm tool, it does not have recoil. It does not need fingers, nor does it need stippling or checkering or cute little grooves. Any plain rough texture is fine for duty or combat use. I spent 23 years Army and Air Force also, and we were taught to conform to the weapon, not try to make it cute or do anything other than the business at hand. Last comment is the black vs coyote. Give me a break. I own 2 tan guns and bought that color just because I wanted something different. If a cop wants to carry and pink gun, why not,? OK then how about letting female officers that work with kids carry pink guns? I also own an OD Green gun and I love the color. Tan would be fine by me, but if cops wanted to paint their guns with tiger or zebra stripes, I would not care. I certainly would not, but I would love to carry an engraved stainless steel gun, and why not? I see no reason for this new model 19 in the inventory. They are still ugly, still plastic, and still work better that anything similar. Sorry to ramble, just do not see much use for getting 2 more rounds in the mag and losing nearly an inch sight radius.

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