Glock 45 MOS, Glock
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As more folks want a fast-targeting optic on pistols, more companies will bring out guns to fit this desire. Just recently the U.S. Customs and Border Protections choose three new duty pistols, two of which come optics ready, including the Glock 47, which is only available to the CBP. Now, the company had introduced the Glock 45 MOS for civilians who want to mount an optic.

This new 9mm pistol comes with a full-size frame, but with a compact slide, which makes the G45 one of the new crossover pistols. The frame allows shooters to obtain a full grip when shooting, while the shorter slide and barrel help folks conceal it just a bit better. It also comes with custom mounting plates to accommodate the most popular reflex optical sights on the market.

Reflex sights allow shooters to look through the reticle and focus on the target and alignment of the dot. This provides improved accuracy, quicker target acquisition and versatility. Competition shooters have long preferred these sights, and now they’re becoming popular with self-defense shooters.

“As the industry trends toward pistol mounted optics, the G45 MOS has become my go-to platform when working with LE and Military,” said GLOCK Team Captain, Shane Coley. “With the ability to have iron sights or optics, the possibilities are endless and we are able to better support our customers’ preferences.”

With the G45, Glock incorporated Gen 5 elements, such as the ambidextrous slide- stop lever and Modular Backstrap System. The slide and barrel feature the nDLC finish, and Glock removed the half-moon cut seen on previous Gen5 models, and it added front slide serrations.

Glock 45 MOS Pistol

  • Action: Safe Action semi auto
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel Length: 4.02 inches
  • Overall Length: 7.44 inches
  • Width: 1.34 inches
  • Height: 5.47 inches
  • Weight: 24.52 ounces (unloaded)
  • Capacity: 17+1
  • MSRP: N/A

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