close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

New G43. What to do first?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Az.Old Guy, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Az.Old Guy

    Az.Old Guy

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2017
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Anthem, Az.
    Just got a 43 and new to this group. I'm sure there are several little tricks you guys know on how to improve this little gun. I'm pretty comfortable taking guns apart and tweaking things. Where do I start? Thanks
     
    BillP858 likes this.
  2. hogarth

    hogarth

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,673
    Likes Received:
    399
    Shoot it and figure out what you don't like.
     
    Lee Elliott, Edhaney1, B0308 and 14 others like this.

  3. dudel

    dudel

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    8,933
    Likes Received:
    6,159
    Location:
    Texas Hill Country
    Clean it, then shoot it. Repeat till familiar with the gun. All mine needed was sights.
     
    Lee Elliott, TNG26, RamGlock and 11 others like this.
  4. myright

    myright

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Utah
    I liked how it shot right out of the box....I just added night sights.
     
  5. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    15,782
    Likes Received:
    7,088
    Location:
    In The Green Mountains
    Improved sights,shoot and repeat. SJ 40
     
    Lee Elliott, TNG26, slugger6 and 5 others like this.
  6. GasHouseGlocker

    GasHouseGlocker

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    MS
    Other than maybe adding some Talon grips, resist the urge to improve a pistol that doesn't need any improving. Sink all that money that you would spend on tweeks into ammo instead.
     
  7. BamaBud

    BamaBud NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,273
    Likes Received:
    1,363
    Location:
    Heart of Dixie
    Get a Pachmayr Grip Sleeve.

    You'll thank me later.
     
    Lee Elliott, Haygre, Brass3 and 3 others like this.
  8. powernoodle

    powernoodle

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,942
    Likes Received:
    3,337
    Location:
    secret underground bunker
    Leave the dang thing alone. This compulsion to tamper with a new gun - which is fueled solely by excess testosterone - is of satanic influence. Just buy a case of ammo and shoot the gun.
     
  9. Uncle Don

    Uncle Don Wood butcher

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    1,705
    Likes Received:
    356
    Location:
    Midwest
    I vote with the "shoot it" crowd. I haven't changed anything on on mine (including the sights) and it's never missed a beat over about 600 rounds.

    Believe mine still has the tighter trigger and never bothered changing it. Not a target gun, it's for defense and I prefer to leave it completely stock.
     
  10. elde

    elde Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,582
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    RR12
    Sights and a Talon Grip. The grip makes a huge difference in controlling the gun. IMO the factory plastic sights are nothing but "dovetail protectors" as some have stated. The factory rear plastic sight can easily be jolted out of position, obviously affecting accuracy.
     
    ScottR65 and ThrowinRocks like this.
  11. Az.Old Guy

    Az.Old Guy

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2017
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Anthem, Az.
    Is the Talon that stick-on stuff?
     
  12. STARCOM

    STARCOM

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    16
    People say to get different sights. I never had trouble with them. If it is a personal protection firearm and not a range toy for you, then all stock is perfect. Shoot, familiarize, and have a nice holster. Enjoy your Glock!!
     
    TNG26, G19 fan and Earl Smith like this.
  13. Dr_fast

    Dr_fast

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2017
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    40
    IMG_0369.JPG I added Truglo TFX pro night sites, crimson trace laser guard and extend mags. No messing with internal stuff that could effect carry reliability ( except the mags).
    Just got home from testing 2 of the 9 round ETS mags. 3 target loads and 2 critical duty +p loads through each mag with no problems. The other mag you see is a ghost +2 MED. that one has the best look and grip extension but really doesn't feel that much different in the hand and Only eight rounds.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. hank_612

    hank_612

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    3
    Tru glow sights, and a Pearce +1.

    Personally I also use a ghost connector and a plug but neither is necessary..
     
  15. STARCOM

    STARCOM

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    16
    The extended mag could effect reliability. Wouldn't it have been simpler to carry a G19?
     
  16. Uncle Don

    Uncle Don Wood butcher

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    1,705
    Likes Received:
    356
    Location:
    Midwest
    To each their own and I hear this more than not. As for myself, I've never changed the sights. The reason is two fold. The first is that at least in my experience, they have never moved and some have been on for 10 years.

    The second is that the idea of needing night sights is only valid at 15 plus yards and I've never actually heard of a case where at a greater distance, they made the difference in an incident. Under 15 yards, I don't use any sights but lower and level to hit center mass. Just my own opinion, but "aiming" at less than 15 is target shooting.

    Again, only my opinion and not suggesting it's right for anyone else.
     
  17. Camdenbullit52

    Camdenbullit52

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    33
    Tru Glo's are nice and will probably improve your range scores, leave the rest of that 43 alone!
     
    slugger6, G19 fan and porschedog like this.
  18. NoComp

    NoComp The Shootist

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Texas
    I picked up an early g42, put night sights on it, and use +1 Pearce grips. OVER 1300 rounds through the pistol and one FTFire with a hard primer on a Corbon 80gr round.
     
  19. Az.Old Guy

    Az.Old Guy

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2017
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Anthem, Az.
    The shop where I got it installed the Strike +2 on one magazine already. Like the feel. May get another.
     
  20. GasHouseGlocker

    GasHouseGlocker

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    MS
    The grip is custom cut to fit your pistol and it does use adhesive to apply. Once applied you warm the grip with low heat from a hair dryer and further mold it to the frame. The grip sticks tight and looks and feels great. You can later remove it later if you wish with little to no residue left on the frame. The grips come in rubber or granulate texture. I have them on all my GLOCKS and really like them.