Like many Glock fan boys, I had been waiting (impatiently) for Glock to release a single stack 9mm pistol. Along the way I tried lots of small semi autos that were mostly hammer-fired guns and I just could NOT get used to the long trigger pulls; in fact, I hit several 'no-shoots' in IDPA and BUG matches because I pulled down just as the trigger broke.
Finally got my own G43 after reading a lot about the little guy on GT and other website locations. I also found a spare magazine and a Pearce mag extension, so I figured I was ready for my first official IDPA match yesterday. I actually shot it in the BUG division so I was able to just use the 6-round mags and as long as I kept my head in each shot, I didn't have to shoot any makeups. Compared to those in SSP and some other divisions I was a bit handicapped due to the extra mag change, but I can account for that when the scores are posted in the near future.
Mainly I wanted to report that the gun ran without a hitch, except for me not getting my first mag change completed seated. After that, the rounds went where I pointed them ... all of them WWB 115 ball ammo ... which means I now have 142 rounds downrange without a hiccup, including Golden Saber 124 +P, Federal 115 +P+, and BVAC 115 reload HPs.
After reading the recent Guns & Ammo shootout between eight different single stacks, I've decided that my G43 is now ready for concealed carry. I will continue to shoot and practice with the gun in as many IDPA matches that I can locate within reasonable distance. This gun is definitely a keeper.