Glock has (inadvertently) released news of its new, single-stack 9 mm subcompact, the G43.
I haven't had a chance to try the G43 out yet, but I'm sure it will do well. When Glock introduced the G42 last year, the single biggest comment, bar none, was that it should have been a 9 mm. Interestingly enough, now that they *have* released a slim, subcompact single-stack 9 mm, all anyone can say is "too little too late" and point to S&W/Ruger/Springfield Armory/etc. as already having a slim, subcompact single-stack 9 mm.
From the standpoint of having shot the G42, I'm willing to wager the G43 will be fairly similar. It's blocky, but it works; and where it's a Glock, it's more than likely going to keep on working for as long as you treat it properly. The G42 is slightly larger than the norm for a pocket 380; since the G43 is larger still, it's most likely again a little bigger than other small 9 mm pistols out there. Another interesting comment revolves around the capacity, with a growing refrain putting down the 6-round limit in the G43.
Honestly, what did you expect? The G26, with a double-stack frame, only has a 10-round capacity in the flush floorplate magazine. Glock doesn't have a machine capable of suspending physics; they can't produce a single-stack magazine with the same height as a double stack and the same capacity; it plain doesn't work that way. It's a tradeoff, and it's the reason the Springfield Armory XD-S in .45 ACP and the Kahr PM45 have a whopping 5-round capacity. You want small, it's gotta come from somewhere.
In any case, go read my colleague's write-up; it's pretty darn good and he was there for the unveiling.
That is all.