Small handguns are a staple of the law enforcement armory for plainclothes officers and off-duty personnel, and more American citizens are licensed to carry concealed handguns in public now than at any time in any living person’s memory. Thus, it is no surprise that demand has burgeoned for small, concealable pistols sufficiently powerful and “shootable” to give the user a high likelihood of winning a gunfight with armed criminals.
Glock has been on top of this market since the mid-1990s, when it introduced the line that became known as “baby Glocks.” The stable of Glock subcompacts expanded from there.
Many of these models will function with magazines from larger models in the same caliber, which not only enhances firepower but allows one pouch of the larger magazines on the uniform belt to serve both the full-size service pistol and a smaller backup weapon.
The calibers available in Glock subcompacts range from .380 to .45 ACP.
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For more information on the Glocks seen in the gallery above, please visit Glock.com or call 770-432-1202.