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by TVGuy
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2757

Re: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)

cyphertext wrote:
TVGuy wrote:
A-R wrote:
TVGuy wrote:I think width is the biggest thing the 43 has going for it when compared to the 26. I was going to grab a 43, but I found the width difference didn't make up for the 4 round disadvantage. Also, with a 26 I can easily carry a spare 15 or 17 round mag, all you get is another 6 with the 43. Major downside to the 43 as I see it.

Weight is the big difference between G43 & G26. Based on carrying both in an ankle holster, I'd estimate about a half pound difference- substantial if you're carrying on ankle or in a pocket. The half inch shorter barrel/slide also makes G43 a better pocket gun than Shield.
Empty, the 26 Gen 4 is 3.76 ounces heavier than the 43, that's next to nothing. It's all opinion and personal preference, but the items I listed above are the reason I'll be sticking w/ a 26.
I don't carry my guns empty, so weight can and does make a difference. As others have stated, just a quarter of an inch, or just a couple of ounces can make a difference in how the gun rides in certain holsters.
My point is that you can only equate the weight empty. If you want, you could carry the G 26 with 6 or 6+1 just like the G 43 and the weight difference would be the same.

Carry all the ammo you think you need, and then carry more.
by TVGuy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2757

Re: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)

cheezit wrote:The glock single stacks are to little to late. Theres better and cheeper options.
Imo the best single stack .380 is going to be the sig or colt, the best 9 in its class the p938. Both however cost more.
The best deal going mp sheild.
I saw no real advantage in size to swap out my g26.
You're right, there are cheaper options. I have a 938 and although it's a beautiful, wonderful firearm, I wouldn't put it in the same class as a Glock 26 or 43 for carry.
by TVGuy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2757

Re: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)

A-R wrote:
TVGuy wrote:I think width is the biggest thing the 43 has going for it when compared to the 26. I was going to grab a 43, but I found the width difference didn't make up for the 4 round disadvantage. Also, with a 26 I can easily carry a spare 15 or 17 round mag, all you get is another 6 with the 43. Major downside to the 43 as I see it.

Weight is the big difference between G43 & G26. Based on carrying both in an ankle holster, I'd estimate about a half pound difference- substantial if you're carrying on ankle or in a pocket. The half inch shorter barrel/slide also makes G43 a better pocket gun than Shield.
Empty, the 26 Gen 4 is 3.76 ounces heavier than the 43, that's next to nothing. It's all opinion and personal preference, but the items I listed above are the reason I'll be sticking w/ a 26.
by TVGuy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2757

Re: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)

I think width is the biggest thing the 43 has going for it when compared to the 26. I was going to grab a 43, but I found the width difference didn't make up for the 4 round disadvantage. Also, with a 26 I can easily carry a spare 15 or 17 round mag, all you get is another 6 with the 43. Major downside to the 43 as I see it.

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