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Old 01-31-2016, 09:46 AM   #1
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Bought a G43 yesterday....

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This is not a 'I Hate Glock' thread, but....I really don't like Glock's.

https://us.glock.com/products/model/g43

Anyway....It's a Blue Label with Night Sights and it might make a pretty good truck gun, boot gun, paper weight or 'Hell I Don't Know Ugly Black Gun'.

Anyone have one, shot one, fell in love with it, hated it, sold it quickly, ect. ect. ect.?

Suggestions and Opinions good, bad, nasty or 'Whatever' welcomed.

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Old 01-31-2016, 09:54 AM   #2
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I agree. I don't like Glocks either--esthetically. But if I was a prepper I would buy a Glock 20, that caliber can do it all.

Nice gun, Tinman, good scoop.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:04 AM   #3
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I don't and won't own a plastic gun but that doesn't mean that they aren't good dependable guns.
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I've had a first generation Glock 21 now going on 25 years or so. Never a problem with it, but for me, not very accurate. But if I was to ever have a staring role in an action film involving real ammo and real bad guys, where I had to shoot blindly over a stack of lumber, give me the Glock.
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I bought a Glock 20 back in the early 90's. It's not my favorite handgun, but it packs a whole lot of firepower, and I trust it the most under the most adverse conditions imaginable.

For my purposes, the only negative characteristic of the Glocks is that sloppy handing is not an option. You have to be just a little bit more deliberate when holstering and handling the weapon, and casual pocket-carry is not an option.

If I was looking for another small 9mm, the G43 would be on my list.
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I have a G23 and a G27. Sweetie is looking to step up from her P238 to a 9mm. She is not terribly enamored with the P938. Maybe the price has something to do with it. IDK. She handled a P938, a Springfield XDs, and a G43 yesterday. Of the three, the one she liked the best was the G43. Being single stack it is nice and slim. The standard double stack Glocks do not appeal to her. We're still looking. If I added another $1,000 to the price of the Glock she could get a 9mm Stainless Ultra Raptor. LOL, that ain't gonna happen.
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:24 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
I have a G23 and a G27. Sweetie is looking to step up from her P238 to a 9mm. She is not terribly enamored with the P938. Maybe the price has something to do with it. IDK. She handled a P938, a Springfield XDs, and a G43 yesterday. Of the three, the one she liked the best was the G43. Being single stack it is nice and slim. The standard double stack Glocks do not appeal to her. We're still looking. If I added another $1,000 to the price of the Glock she could get a 9mm Stainless Ultra Raptor. LOL, that ain't gonna happen.
My G43 was purchased new a AO yesterday.
If Sweetie has a LNIB P238 SAS, I'm interested.
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My G43 was purchased new a AO yesterday.
If Sweetie has a LNIB P238 SAS, I'm interested.
Nope, not LNIB SAS. Asked her yesterday if she was going to sell it, she said 'no.'

Actually I'd love to get her an Ultra TLE in a 9mm (not available) I think that would be an outstanding carry gun.
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Nope, not LNIB SAS. Asked her yesterday if she was going to sell it, she said 'no.'

Actually I'd love to get her an Ultra TLE in a 9mm (not available) I think that would be an outstanding carry gun.
Actually....bet Sweetie buys what Sweetie wants.
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I have only shot the 43 for four mags. Running a plate rack at 20 yards was easy enough. It is a good gun for what is for.

I will start teaching a training a gal in the morning with a 43. Though my petite daughter enjoys a 9mm 1911, a G43 is probably more practical if she is to carry it daily. She runs a G19 I borrowed well enough.

My plans is to have my daughter have a G19 with a X300 light with grip switch for "bump in the night" nightstand gun (to back up the Malinois I trained for her) and 43 for carry and vehicle use (after she gets some trigger time with one).

In a year or so Glock will likely do a 19 sized 43 (narrow slide and frame single stack) which is what everyone wanted when they brought us the 42.

That will sell like hotcakes....probably even to me for the squaw. It will be the perfect Glock for concealed carry in my opinion. likely to be a 8+1 capacity.
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