Sneak Peek at Prototype M3 ‘Folding Glock’ from Full Conceal

Full Conceal, the company that makes folding handguns from existing pistol platforms, published photos of its prototype M3 design recently.

The model pictured below is the “M3 Glock 19,” that will “store 23 rounds of 9mm flush to give the footprint of a cell phone,” according to the company’s website.

This is a prototype. The production model will differ with “improved materials, design, and features.”

The M3 deviates from the M1 and M2 designs in that it uses stainless steel latches to secure the handle of the gun to the frame.  Those latches also serve as a trigger guard when the gun is unfolded.

Both the M1 and the M2 design did not use latches.  The frame and the magazine/handle were completely separate.  You’ll note the differences between the three models when comparing the photos below to those at the bottom of the page.

The gun stores 23 rounds of 9mm.

The M3 features a stainless steel trigger guard and custom trigger.

Purchasers can order the M3 Glock for pre-sale at a cost of $999, which is $200 off the MSRP of $1,199.  Units are expected to ship this fall.  Additional pistol platforms will be available shortly thereafter.

If you’re planning on attending the NRA Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee Wisconsin Aug. 25-27, make sure to stop by the Full Conceal booth.  They’ll have the M3 on display.

And don’t forget to visit the Full Conceal website for more information.

A prototype of the M1 design that features one flush fit magazines and an extra magazine that attaches to the rail.

A prototype of the M2 design, which has been abandoned for the time being for “safety reasons,” according to Full Conceal.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Bill February 7, 2019, 7:17 am

    Sorry- I have one and it works fine. It does take practice to get it out of the pocket smoothly and quickly. With the two-hand presentation, it wirks They have vids to show how.

    Yes it’s bulky, so you need loose pocket pants.

    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and I like thr gorm of function. As it defends me, it’s beautiful!

  • Floyd Rayburn March 17, 2018, 11:17 am

    Might work as a ankle backup.

  • Norm Fishler August 19, 2017, 10:13 pm

    Say what you will, they’ll sell a few of them before the concept fades away into obscurity. Just another footnote in firearms history about a foolish gun made from a usable one that had been cut up & transformed into a worthless mess.

    • Billy Bad Ass August 21, 2017, 11:33 pm


  • FirstStateMark August 18, 2017, 11:34 am

    Pitiful, just pitiful.

    • Godfrey Daniel August 18, 2017, 1:05 pm

      Short, to the point, accurate. Well said.

  • Christopher B Shay August 18, 2017, 11:06 am

    If it came in Glock 20/21, would be cool to switch out ye olde 9mm for GI .50…

  • roger August 18, 2017, 10:17 am

    Nice to see innovation in firearms.

    • BluNos August 23, 2017, 1:23 am

      Roger, this is not innovation. This is a solution in search of a problem. I would like to see a video on the operation of this garbage. How long would it take to go from folded/safe to ready to fire? How reliable do you think this “Frankenstein” pistol would be? I know, “Oh but its a GLOCK”.

  • JOHN CONNOR August 18, 2017, 9:57 am


  • Tom August 18, 2017, 9:19 am

    A solution in search of a problem. A well folded and placed handkerchief in my pocket does wonders for breaking up the outline of whatever may be hiding there.

    And then there’s the issue of lint getting caught up in the action…

  • Frank August 18, 2017, 8:13 am

    I’ve got a CZ -09 that holds 21 rds and I don’t have to cut it in half.

  • Trevor August 18, 2017, 7:50 am

    I agree with the last two guys about practicality. Exactly being right about how to hide/carry it and of course the huge problem of having to unfold it before use. I can’t really see a need for this other than just to have it for fun but bet with the cut frame it’s not very comfortable considering your hands going to get eaten up by the gap between the top and grip of the frame. Their putting SO MUCH time into building am out of the box obsolete gun. Pay double and hand to fumble around with unfolding it. And boy is that trigger guard huge and super ugly! Can’t say much about the trigger other than it doesn’t look comfortable either do to it’s flat surfaces. I know your supposed to use just the pad of your trigger finger to pull the trigger BUT that’s BEST CASE scenario because there’s ZERO adjustment to move the trigger or frame to get YOUR hand to fit PERFECTLY enough to ONLY have the pad of the trigger finger on the trigger. I’ve yet to meet someone that there hand fit in this manner! ALL I’ve seen including me with a standard G17/22/etcetera frame along with the full size G20SF frame is people that have their pad and first knuckle/bend on their trigger finger would rest on the front of the trigger with the main part of the pad and then the first bend in the finger rests a little on the pad as well, but mostly on the side of the trigger even if it was a square version trigger. So to me square faced triggers should ONLY be used by those that their hand PERFECTLY fits the gun and ONLY the pad touched the trigger during firing. ANY other person should be using a round face trigger which simy cannot be beat for comfort. I wish these guys would take this time to build a useful gun or tool that’s actually usable in the real world. Not knocking them as clearly they have skills… Just think their time could be better used. OH… Why bother making this frame and not have a long enough grip to handle the mags length… That’s SO UGLY and in real world conditions your not going to be able to hide a 23 round extended mag like you could the 15 round one that should be in that gun. Makes no sense to me! Why not buy the 33 round GLOCK mag if your going that route?

  • Jimmy August 15, 2017, 10:26 pm

    I met Full Conceal at TriggrCon- They had four deep of people all day long. Me and 4 of my friends all bought the M3 foldable Glock 19, and some bought their M1 Sig P-320. Although the M3 Foldable Glock was a prototype it looked good, and got to understand where they are going in the future with foldable pistol options.

  • Will Drider August 14, 2017, 1:04 am

    Might have been more economical to develop the concept on a modularized chassis with cheap replaceable grip frames. I’m glad to see progress but is is not something I would buy.

  • Robert Smith August 12, 2017, 10:02 am

    It may have the “footprint” of a cell phone but it’s still got all the weight and thickness of a G19. Easier to pack around? I doubt it. And, if you ever need it, it requires additional time to unfold it. It’s always interesting to see what engineers can come up with as far as hide-out guns, but this one has little practical application.

    • Mahatma Muhjesbude August 18, 2017, 6:24 am

      I agree. And how and where would you carry it concealed? Too bulky for a pocket carry. And are they now going to have to come up with a special holster for it? Maybe one that precludes the fumbling when you need to draw, unfold it, and be ready for action by automatically ‘unfolding’ it when pulling from the holster, lol! But you have to love American mechanical ingenuity.
      I just wish they’d come up with something more pragmatic like a very discreet but serviceable built in extending telescoping stock for their larger frame Glocks and other modular pistols similar to old Mac 10 models, with their wire stocks. maybe with weightless rigid polycompositecarbon which definitely would have a more pragmatic value in this day and age? But first we’d have to get rid of those absurd NFA laws.

      • roger August 18, 2017, 10:42 am

        Mahatma Muhjesbude Waiting for the Fazer myself…saw one on TV,

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