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by jmra
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

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

carlson1 wrote:
jmra wrote:A bunch of rounds through the 43 today. Recoil is very manageable but the factory sites have to go. Had to stack the sites to get on target. Shoots very low otherwise. Noticed the same thing with the 42. After market sites on my 19 and 26 are right on.
I replace all my carry guns with XS Big Dot 24/7 Night Sights. They may not work for you, but they are actually great for me.
I'll give them a look. Thanks
by jmra
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

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

A bunch of rounds through the 43 today. Recoil is very manageable but the factory sites have to go. Had to stack the sites to get on target. Shoots very low otherwise. Noticed the same thing with the 42. After market sites on my 19 and 26 are right on.
by jmra
Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

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

rentz wrote:
carlson1 wrote:
rentz wrote:
carlson1 wrote:My thought is if your physically able to handle a 9mm there is no need for G42 unless it is for your BUG. The G43 is Just a tiny bit larger in size, but in a better caliber.
you know whats funny is early this year i decided to try out the g42 for a light carry gun and i dunno i just can't shoot it worth a darn, maybe it's the difference in the trigger from other glocks it feels stiffer but shorter.
is the 43 trigger similar?
I don't think the trigger on the G42 or the G43 is as nice as the larger Glocks. Although it states the trigger pull is 4 1/2lbs. That could be to the fact they knew some would pocket carry.
i havent measured the pull but i don't think there is any way its 4.5, maybe i'll try a ghost connector before i sell it.
I watched a video where they measured the trigger pull on a 42 and a 43. The 42 was just under 6.5 and the 43 was just over 6.5. I think both were straight out of the box.
by jmra
Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

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

Well, spent most of the day at the gun show today playing with the 43, shield, XDs, and several other single stack 9s. As much as I wanted to like the shield ($90 cheaper), once I held the 43 with the extended mag I was sold. $459 (only $10 more than the SWFA price but worth it since I didn't have to wait).
I know there isn't a lot of difference in size between the 26 and 43, but when carrying IWB it doesn't take much to feel a difference - I know carrying the XDs was much more comfortable than carrying the 26. Of course it could just be my body type.
by jmra
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

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

How much difference in width between the 42 and the 43? From the pics it doesn't look like much.
by jmra
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

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

carlson1 wrote:
jmra wrote:I have a G26 and had a XDs .45. I can tell you that even though there isn't much difference in size and weight the XDs was much more comfortable to carry. I moved away from the XDs because of the design issues and never really liked the trigger.
I believe the G43 will give me exactly what I was looking for in the XDs.
I am 4th on the list at SWFA for their next shipments.
I have already said I am a fan of Glocks, but the Shield has the best trigger for me. I carry my Shield as a BUG and I will the same with the G43. Someone mentioned the G43 as a pocket carry. I don't see the G43 as a pocket pistol. It is larger than the G42 and it is a tight fit.
Sorry Carlson my post was directed at the poster who didn't see a need for the single stacks vs the g26. I have no experience with the shield but I've heard good things about it. The only reason I'm not looking at the shield is due to my familiarity with glocks and wanting the trigger to be as much alike between my different weapons as possible.
The purpose of my post was to stress how much more comfortable for me personally a single stack is over a double stack.
by jmra
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

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

I have a G26 and had a XDs .45. I can tell you that even though there isn't much difference in size and weight the XDs was much more comfortable to carry. I moved away from the XDs because of the design issues and never really liked the trigger.
I believe the G43 will give me exactly what I was looking for in the XDs.
I am 4th on the list at SWFA for their next shipments.
by jmra
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Look At The Glock 43 (Several Photos)
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

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

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.
This is why they make so many different guns. Everyone has a preference.

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