Glock 43 best +1 /+2 options G43

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  1. Borg Warner

    Borg Warner

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    The best, and the only one I would ever stake my life on, would be a Glock OEM Plus+1 or two, but Glock wants you to buy a G43x instead of giving you any options like carrying the gun with a flush mag and having a reliable factory hi-cap back-up as a spare
     
  2. judgecrater

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    Why hesitate, I have been using +2 on my 9mm Shield. I think MagGuts is a great product. Hard to argue with success.
     
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  3. Tito's Glock

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    This post makes me sad.
     
  4. GlockyQ

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    I’m still using Pearce +1 on my range mags with no reliability issue whatsoever (with extra power springs). But now I’m only using MagGuts+1 and +2 in my carry mags.

    MagGuts+1 does not increase the size of the OEM flush-fit mag. MagGuts+2 extends LESS than the factory non-capacity adding pinky rest. Actually MagGuts+2 only extends as little as TTI+1. (See the photo below.)
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    (Left to right: MagGuts+2, OEM pinky rest, and TTI+1.)

    MagGuts+1 and +2 cost a bit more than many other mag extensions. But they are the smallest of all aftermarket mag extensions for the G43, and they work reliably. I have never experienced any reliability issue over 2K+ rounds of JHPs that I have shot with them so far.
     
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  5. BBMW

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    It'll be interesting to see if Shield Arms can work some magic on the G43 non-X magazine. I wonder if they could make a flush fit 10 round.
     
  6. peepaw

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    I did not know that MagGuts had a +2. I run the +1 in one of my mags for when I want the smallest pkg. The other mags all have Pearce +1 on them. They all function perfectly.
     
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  7. DonGlock26

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    I use Pearce +1 with no issues.
     
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  8. GlockyQ

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    Yeah, that will be interesting.
    Or perhaps Glock can release a new version of G43 with a slightly wider grip (G43x width). The new G43 (gen 2) will come with two 8 rounder flush-fit magazines and also accommodate G43X/G48 10 rounder magazines... Then MagGuts can make the gun 9+1 rounds capacity without increasing the grip length of the original G43....

    Such a gun would be much more exciting than a “plastic” rimfire handgun of the G19 size...
     
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  9. JDJ

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    I’d buy that all day long. Are they actually working on such a mag for the G43?
     
  10. BBMW

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    I have no information that they are. I think I emailed them a while back to suggest it.

     
  11. yep380

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    Probably not. A p365 mag doesn’t fit in the g43 magwell, and those are metal walled 10 rounders of about the same height (actually shorter by about 1/4”).

    My ballpark estimate is an all metal G43 mag could hold 8. I came to this conclusion by balancing empty 9mm cases on the back of a G43 mag. Maybe with some spring/follower magic they could hold 9, but that’s a big maybe.

    Would be a nice option and certainly breath some life back into the G43.

    Still, I’m always skeptical of non-glock mags. I only carry stock.