Glock has announced a new addition to the 9X19 family of pistols featuring the latest in design and engineering seen in the 5th Generation of the company's pistols. The Glock 45 combines the fast handling of the Glock 19 compact-sized slide with the full-size frame as a compact crossover, the company says.

Taking on the crossover design of the Glock 19X and the Glock hard-surface finish in non-reflective black, the G45 makes the ultimate service pistol, the company says. 

“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.”

The G45 features the Glock Safe Action System and 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 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 G45 pistol will make its debut at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference early next month and will be available on dealer shelves beginning October 5.