Glock 43 Love my 43

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  1. DADoser

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    Recent convert to Glocks (story in a previous post).

    Bought a Glock 43 on 3/2/17. Ordered a couple extra magazines and installed Vickers +2 extensions. Went to the range today and shot it for the first time. Everything worked flawlessly. And, I shot it decently at 30 ft. It was just a natural shooter for me. (Like my 19.) Shot a lot better than I expected - due to size, barrel length/site radius, I thought I would be more off - shooting it the first time.

    It was a joy to shoot with very satisfying results. Not uncomfortable at all.
     
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    I am averse to +2 extensions, but favorable testimonies like your may make me rethink my view.
     

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    I've bought two (2) G43's in the last week. The first one for my wife and I liked it so well I bought one for myself a few days later. Excellent little pistols.
     
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    The G43 is getting a pretty big fan club :)
     
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    Money is tight, however - the Vickers +2 ran about $11 each and shipping. I'd read good things about them and a salesperson at the shop I bought my 43 from recommended them (and they didn't even sell them). For $11 each I thought it was worth the risk (plus they come with a replacement spring). If I really did not like them or they failed, it was not too much of a loss. I've lost more money on dumber purchases/failures. Also that's 8 + 1 in the chamber in a very concealable package. If you don't like them, one can always return the magazines to stock with little loss/trouble. My nexy influx of cash will involve another 2 magazine purchases and either 2 more of the Vickers +2 or I may try the Pearce +1's.
     
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    My g43 is sporting +1s and +2s made by Taran Tactical. 800 rounds with 0 failures. I really like the gun and those extensions.
     
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    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Hope is works well for a long time.
     
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    Same here....I really like the Taran Tacticals......
     
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    Bought one for my wife for Christmas. Just didn't shoot well for her. But I do. :)

    She then discovered that she loves the mini-Sigs - P238 and P938 . Of course, they're purdy!!!!I

    So I just carried that G43 and may have to put the Kahr PM9 to the side.

    If you are looking for a great IWB and OWB holster, my G43 disappears on my hip with a K Rounds "In N Out" kydex holster:

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    https://www.krounds.com/products/the-in-n-out-holster

    I have six of them. Like Com-Tac as well.

    For max concealablity, avoid the magazine extensions.
     
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    Our experience went the opposite. My wife grabbed my G43 at the range and it was all I could do to get her one before she took mine...:supergrin:
     
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    Our G43 works hides well and is accurate and reliable. Our one (minor) complaint is the serrated trigger is irritating after only a few rounds and limits our practice to 50 or less per session. Strongly considering changing to a smooth trigger, but no plans to part with the G43.

    We trudge on.
     
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    I like my Glock 43 (gray) as well. A great carry here in Florida where you wear light clothes all year. I don't carry a spare mag, so I use the Taran Tactical +3 on my 43. Works great and not printing carried at 5 o' clock.
     
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    The trigger shoe swap is pretty easy. I have a SSVi shoe in mine and I put a G17 shoe in my wife's. I probably spent 30 minutes on the swap and a .25 trigger job. There is a good video for the swap on the SSVi site, I believe it's on the G43 trigger page.
     
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    Congrats! Although I favor the 26, the 43 may just be one of Glocks best pistols ever!
     
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    ^ agreed, I like mine even more since I installed the Apex trigger shoe...before it seemed the trigg broke too far back for me, this trigger shoe gets my finger further away from the back of the frame, resulting in a more comfortable break.

    I suppose it's all dependent on hand shape/size.

    Stay tuned for the range report. :dancing:
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    ( yeah, I know the pic shows my only mag base without stipple)
     
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    I just recently bought the USA version. Had some trouble right out of the gate feeding federal HST 124 gr, but I switched to hornady critical defense 115 gr and it seem to like them. Im getting pretty happy with it
     
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    Great gun

    I carry mine often.
     
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    Have you gone back to the HSTs after running a bunch of the 115s to see if there is any change in feeding? I have never had a problem with the 124 HSTs and they are my predominate SD ammo. I typically shoot 3 or 4 mags of them every range visit, before going to the Freedom Munitions 124 gr reloads for training. I hope you get better results with the 124s. I'd hate for you to be bottle necked to 115s.
     
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    No I havent gone back to the HST's yet but I am planning on it.
    Im going to continue to run a bunch of ball ammo thru it and hopefully break it in more. Then I'll try them again. I love the HST's but I had 4 failures to feed in 38 rds at the beginning.
    As for the 115 gr critical defense, I'll run them for now. At least I feel confident in them.