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JUN 2019

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14 P O L I C E J U N E 2 019 GLOCK G48 PISTOL GLOCK'S NEW SLIMLINE PISTOL OFFERS A GREAT BALANCE OF SIZE, CAPACITY, CALIBER, AND EASE OF CONCEALMENT WITHOUT SACRIFICING COMBAT CAPABILITY. H A.J. GEORGE ARSENAL D espite its rather utilitarian history, Glock has been busy doing quite a bit of innovating in the past couple of years. One of these innovative products is the Glock Model 48 9mm compact pistol. FIRST IMPRESSIONS My first impression of this pistol is: "Wow! is is exactly what I've been looking for." Crack open the G48's trademark Glock box and you'll see everything you'd expect to see with any other Glock; a pistol, a couple of magazines, a bore brush and cleaning rod, some pa- perwork, and a gun lock. e first thing that'll likely grab your attention though is the new matte-stainless nDLC finish on the G48's slide. A clear departure from the Glock standard, the new stain- less finish actually adds a stunning con- trast to the flat black frame and is what I would consider a welcome addition to the Glock lineup. e finish itself has a smooth yet easily gripped texture and the cocking serrations front and rear make for easy manipulations. Featuring the perfectly functional yet basic plastic Glock sights, the slide is dovetail-notched to accept a wide vari- ety of aftermarket options. Glock knows you're going to replace them anyway so why bother shipping the gun with ex- pensive iron sights. In the hand the new G48's Slimline heritage makes for a very comfortable The new Glock G48 is a 9mm compact designed to be a concealed carry or off-duty pistol. GLOCK • G48 PISTOL Caliber: 9mm Magazine: Slim 01 mag Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds Barrel Length: 4.17 inches Overall Length: 7.28 inches Weight (empty): 20.74 ounces Price: $580 ($359 for individual officers) us.glock.com PHOTOS: A.J. GEORGE

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