The new 9mm GLOCK 45 was leaked by the German gun magazine ‘Caliber’ in their online edition for October. A new GLOCK release is rumored to be announced on September 24th. Could this be the gun that is to be announced? I know there are a ton of potential buyers that would love to see a black GLOCK 19X.
The new pistol was reported by Firearm Rack earlier today along with other models that appear to have been leaked before the release date like a MOS capable Gen5 GLOCK 17.
GLOCK appears to have taken the GLOCK 19X that was released earlier this year and applied all of the Gen5 GLOCK features to it for the new GLOCK 45. For those of you that speak German, you won’t need a translation, but for folks like myself who don’t sprechen, here is what the text in the box says.
The G45 in 9×19, like the G19X, specially developed for military requests, combines the compact closure of a G19 with the full size grip of a G17. The G45 features the features of a Gen5 pistol model and the proven GLOCK Safe Action System. More information can be found at www.glock.com
Not only has GLOCK added forward serrations to the GLOCK 45, but they also have apparently used a Picatinny compliant accessory rail, a departure from the rest of the Gen5 lineup. The slide is finished in a nDLC finish like the rest of the Gen5 guns and it also wears the same bevel on the slide. The frame is also beveled to match the slide like the GLOCK 19X unlike the rest of the Gen5 lineup.
GLOCK even added the Gen5 flared magwell to the pistol, removing the toe present on the 19X. Magazine capacity is presumed to be 17 since the grip should be GLOCK 17 length.
Strangely, GLOCK introduced this one as a non-MOS model at introduction. Of course, there is a possibility that we will see a MOS version at some point, this might have been a decision made for the European market.
There is no indication when the GLOCK 45 will reach dealers or if it’s the pistol that GLOCK intends on releasing tomorrow.