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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

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    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
     
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  2. hogarth

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    Shoot it and figure out what you don't like.
     

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    Clean it, then shoot it. Repeat till familiar with the gun. All mine needed was sights.
     
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    I liked how it shot right out of the box....I just added night sights.
     
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    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Improved sights,shoot and repeat. SJ 40
     
  6. GasHouseGlocker

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    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

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    Get a Pachmayr Grip Sleeve.

    You'll thank me later.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    elde Lifetime Member

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    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.
     
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  11. Az.Old Guy

    Az.Old Guy

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    Is the Talon that stick-on stuff?
     
  12. STARCOM

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    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!!
     
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    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.
     

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    Tru glow sights, and a Pearce +1.

    Personally I also use a ghost connector and a plug but neither is necessary..
     
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    The extended mag could effect reliability. Wouldn't it have been simpler to carry a G19?
     
  16. Uncle Don

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    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.
     
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    Tru Glo's are nice and will probably improve your range scores, leave the rest of that 43 alone!
     
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    NoComp The Shootist

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    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.
     
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    The shop where I got it installed the Strike +2 on one magazine already. Like the feel. May get another.
     
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    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.