Glock 43 - Single Stack 9mm

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by melbo, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Available this Spring...

    The G43 is our new single stack, 9mm pistol. The G43 is the most highly desired and anticipated release in GLOCKs history. The G43 is the answer to your everyday concealed carry needs. It's ultra-concealable, accurate and fantastic for all shooters regardless of hand size. The grip has a built in beaver tail design which allows the shooter to acquire a high and tight grip. The aggressive texture of the grip lets the shooter more easily operate the pistol. The large magazine catch allows for easy removal of the six round magazine. Engineered to the same standards, the G43 can withstand the same tortures as other GLOCK pistols.



    Images from this review at Glock 43: A single stack 9mm pistol at last - RECOIL

    GLOCK 43 | G43 | 9mm Pistol | GLOCK USA
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  2. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I still want a Sig P6 / P225
  3. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Can y'all explain to me why you want a pistol designed around the concept of more shots in the same size package, that then eliminates that advantage over it's rivals. I am not razzing, I am just wanting an honest discussion without getting talked over for liking wheelguns or somesuch. Is it brand recognition, just like it, some other aspect of the arcane science of firearms I am missing from behind my computer screen?
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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I shot the P225 a while back and did not like the feel of it. Looking forward to trying out this G43 [winkthumb]
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  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    It is as simple as..... Single Stack Mag equals fits small Hands, better than double Stack Mag, That makes the weapon feel like trying to hold a "Brick" if one has small hands. If you had ever hefted an Old S&W Double Stack Semi Auto, you would know what the issue was.... Better Feel in the hand makes for much better shooting accuracy..... Simple....
  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I would also suggest that you can CC a single stack much more effectively than a double stack... to me that is important as I normal carry appendix under a loose shirt... I currently prefer the S&W M&P Shield for just that reason... It fits good for my big hands with the extended mag, and shoots very accurate. My wife really prefers the Shield with the shorter mag... I originally bought it for her till I fell for its qualities. Now we each have one... mine in .40 and hers in 9mm.. she don't like the snap of the .40 at all.
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  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Good Question.
    I carry a G-19 daily. There is a benefit to having a thinner and more concealable package for me to carry AIWB. The 19 and 26 are pretty thick.

    I don't really plan to fend off a zombie horde with my sidearm so 6+1 is probably enough to 1) drop a bad guy running at me or 2) shoot somebody off of me. I'm not so enamored with branding but I am convinced of Glock reliability. Have carried one since 1997
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  8. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I'm sure MagGuts are working on making a +1 spring and follower kit as we speak, if they haven't already finished developing it. That would put a total of 8 rounds in the gun. CC is always a catch 22, you have to give some to get benefits elsewhere. Trading rounds for a thinner profile is worth it for me, especially in the summer.

    Am I going to buy a G43? I don't know. I really like my G42, and I don't expect to see the infamous G43 in person at my local gun shop for quite a while.
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  9. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    There are just a lot of guns in that round count in similar sizing. I am obviously not a Glock fan (and you'll NEVER guess what I do carry), but I am still curious as to why GLOCK?

    Also, I appreciate the thoughtful answers and the lack of "Hang him!" in the comments. Ha.
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  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I carry a G42 and Might buy one of these to see how I like it and compared to the 42.
  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Hmmm, single stack 7+1, thinner grip, built in beavertail design..
    Didn't an 'ol boy named John come up with these features back in 1911? :lol:

    Ya'll know that was coming..
    Seriously, for those of you that like the Glockenstein pistoles I look forward to hearing about it.
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  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I really like the P226/228. Wifeypoo has a P228. While its not a daily carry for me I have an older P220 with the euro mag release.
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  13. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yep but that sucker weighed enough to sink a good swimmer.
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  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    LOL Carried 1911 for 20 years, the glock doesn't mind sweat and is light weight and much shorter than my 1911's accuracy is just as good too.
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  15. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I carry either a Glock G-30s or my personal favorite my Star .380 .. the star for most occasions... the Glock when I feel I need just a little bit more....
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  16. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I like this Glock as it's putting a 9mm in a .380 sized package.
    I'm with @melbo it's not going to be used for a zombie horde situation, it's just downright concealable.

    The only reasons I want a p6/225 is that I shot one, It fits my hands perfectly ie it feels right. I can shoot it pretty well .. and maybe the fact that I've got a number of mags for it helps.

    I've always been a single stack fan. Doesn't matter the caliber.
  17. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Sig P220 Carry SAS Gen 2 .45 ACP Pistol 220R3-45-SAS2B
  18. Uccoper

    Uccoper Monkey

    Why a small weapon? I currently have a Glock 42 my wife carries it more than me. She is petite and we live in So. FL so when she is walking the dog or out and about no one ever knows she is carrying. I use it also in the hot weather it's a great weapon. When the G43 comes out and if the weapon is the same size as the G42I will probably grt one or two and sell the G42. IMO all things being equal as far as the weapon I'd rather my wife be sending a 9mm at an attacker rather than a .380
  19. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    My local gun shop is just now getting allocated a single G42. Its been over a year since the pistol was introduced, so I really don't think I'll see a G43 in person for at least a year from now.

    The only other way is to pay up (letting of blood) and buy one off an online source and have it shipped to my local FFL.

    Things I like about a Glock that I cannot get in a single package from other pistols:
    -A consistent trigger between models, regardless of size. I know it's not the greatest trigger, but they are all the same.
    -Tennifer finish does not rust. I sweat a lot, and I really like the Tennifer finish on Glocks. They may turn a funky color, but not rust.
    -I like the sights. I've shot dozens of different types of iron sights, and the ball in a box just seems to work for me.
    -I like the grip. A lot of people don't like the grip angle. I have no problem with it.
    -Modularity of parts, except for the newest models (G42, G43) many parts interchange between models.
    -Changing calibers for several of the models is really easy. A Glock 22 can support 9mm, .357 Sig, and 40 S&W. A Glock 20 can support far more than that.
    -The majority of police departments use Glocks, pretty much guaranteeing parts availability for the foreseeable future.
    -The aftermarket segment is prolific; if a company makes a holster you like, chances are they make a model that will fit a Glock. Unfortunately, there are several other pistols that I really like, but I cannot find the quantity or availability of holsters or even spare magazines.

    Having support for your weapon when it is needed is crucial. If you only own one pistol, this will not be as big of a deal. If you own several or have family and friends who are running the same platform that you shoot, it is a deal-winner for me.
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