Glock® 45 9mm Semi-automatic Pistol
Similar to Glock®'s first crossover pistol—the 19X—the all-new Glock 45 combines two quintessential Glock designs to create a handgun that fits, feels and performs like a champion. Speaking in the plainest terms possible, the G45 is a combination of the G17's full-size frame and the G19's compact slide…but it's more than just the sum of its parts. This is a Pistol with some distinct advantages of its own. If you prefer the 19 but have larger hands, the 45 will give you a little more to grab onto. If you prefer the 17, the shorter slide makes it faster to shoot, faster on target, and faster out of the holster.
It's built around ALL Gen 5 internals, and comes standard with the Glock Marksman Barrel, which features enhanced polygonal rifling and a smaller crown for better accuracy out of the box. The slide comes with a standard black nDLC coating. Aside from the black finish, lack of manual safety, and a handful of minor changes, this is the exact same Pistol submitted for the US Military Modular Handgun System competition—so you know it's ready to perform in the most demanding conditions. It's a great gun, combining the best aspects of both the 17 and 19 to create something that's even better.
Differences between the 45 and 19X
While the G45 and 19X are very similar, there are some key differences. Most obviously, the G45 replaces the Coyote Tan nPVD coating with a basic-black nDLC coating that's just as durable—but looks a little more traditional. The G45 is built exclusively around Gen 5 internals, and features both a flared magwell and front slide serrations for press checks. Most importantly, the G45 accommodates the new Gen 5 magazines, while the G19X does NOT. It's also worth noting that the G45 is compatible with ALL older-generation magazines (IF the mag release is set up for right-handed use). That's a nice bonus.