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Introducing the new Glock 43
Last month, Austrian arms maker Glock unveiled its latest handgun for the civilian market, and it's tailor-made for concealed carry. Dubbed the "43," Glock describes its new polymer pistol as a "subcompact slimline" and a "single-stack 9mm" -- meaning rounds are loaded into the magazine straight up and down, permitting a narrower grip.

Mind you, Glock has done compact pistols before. Its most recent effort was the .380 (the Glock 42), but that one arrived to less than universal acclaim. So now, Glock is taking the path blazed by Sturm, Ruger (NYSE:RGR), whose well-received .380 LCP pocket pistol was followed in 2011 by the LC9, pleasing gun owners who prefer the more common 9mm caliber, but in an easily concealable package.

Now, Glock, too, is giving customers what they want. Its new gun "Glocks" in with these svelte dimensions:

    1.02 inches wide
    4.24 inches tall
    6.26 inches long
    A 6.06-inch slide

The Glock 43 weighs just 17.95 ounces unloaded. Fully loaded, the gun can carry six 9mm rounds in the magazine, and one in the chamber (making it a "6 + 1"). That's an ammunition load equivalent to what a Beretta Nano can carry, and one round less than a Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) Shield or Ruger LC9. Relative to these two competitors, the Glock 43 is both longer and wider, but not as tall. Its weight slots right in between the lighter Ruger and the heavier S&W.
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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 09:57:27 am »
Still not as small as the KelTec PF-9

Technical specs
Calibers:                    9mm Luger    9 x 19 mm
Weight unloaded:    12.7 oz.    360g
Loaded magazine:    2.8 oz.    81g
Length:                    5.85"     149mm
Height:                    4.3"      109mm
Width:                    0.88"            22mm
Barrel Length:            3.1"      79mm
Capacity:                 7 + 1
Trigger Pull:            5 lbs     23N
MSRP                   $333.00

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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 03:10:49 pm »
Guess it is just a new flavor of the Koolaide glock fanatics swill and serve...

I personally never cared for any Glock product
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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 03:26:15 pm »
how is it going to shake up the market? For cryin' out loud, they're the last ones to the table with a single stack concealable 9. It's going to be hard to beat the S&W shield. Sure the fanboys will love it, but it doesn't do anything kahr wasn't doing 15 years ago.  Steve

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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 03:56:55 pm »
how is it going to shake up the market? For cryin' out loud, they're the last ones to the table with a single stack concealable 9. It's going to be hard to beat the S&W shield. Sure the fanboys will love it, but it doesn't do anything kahr wasn't doing 15 years ago.  Steve

I agree fully, Dona's dad has one, I fired it and love it, it fits my hand well, and was actually accurate at defensive range of realistic "gunfight" situational respects... hoping it ends up in our collection someday... but hopefully not soon.. meaning I want him around a long time... love that guy with all my heart.

I will say tho, you pay for that quality, base price is 2x what the others have, but then its still 3x the pistol for that money.... it just "feels" good in the hand, unlike the others that call themselves concealment weapons....
I still find the .44 Bulldog fits my use better... and there is no argument about capacity or incapacitation specs related to it in my book of defense...

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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 06:19:06 pm »
Even the all metal SIG P-938 carries smaller and weighs less than the poly Glock does... Sorry in my book this is like the Chevy HHR coming out years after the fan fair wore off the PT Cruiser....
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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 08:00:30 pm »
Plus the Springfield XDs 45 has been out about a year now with the 3.3" barrel.
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I own two Shields one in 9 and one in 40 and they are both awesome guns. And like Steve said Glock was last to the dance.
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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2015, 04:43:58 pm »
I've owned a Kahr PM-9 for years, no one has beat it yet for slim dimensions and functionality.
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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2015, 06:07:41 am »
I am still very happy with my Kel-Tec P11.  I also love the clip attached to it so I don't use a holster. Works great.

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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2015, 03:36:48 pm »
I like my Ruger LCP, I carry it every day. I really liked the Glock 43 I looked at. I have a Glock 19 so I have some experience with them. Hmm. That's a nice pistol. Hmmm. Price a bit high, but its a Glock. Carry pistols have gotten so alike, and so good, and so inexpensive the last 5 years......
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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2015, 04:38:35 pm »
While not a plastic pocket heater this is my newest carry piece and it is about as close to perfect in my book as it get....
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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2015, 05:49:00 pm »
Oh, that's nice Tony, lovely, and I would carry it too, but the single most important thing to me in choosing a carry pistol, after caliber, is weight. A hunk of steel in my shorts bouncing around is not good.......pistol, pistol, a hunk of steel pistol!
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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2015, 05:57:20 pm »
Oh, that's nice Tony, lovely, and I would carry it too, but the single most important thing to me in choosing a carry pistol, after caliber, is weight. A hunk of steel in my shorts bouncing around is not good.......pistol, pistol, a hunk of steel pistol!

Well I didn't buy that one for pocket carry (as I rarely do) but it only weights in at 24 oz empty (alum frame) and when placed along side my 938 SIG it is just a little bit bigger. With a good OWB holster I would all but forget that I had on the 938 on my side...
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Re: Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2015, 06:18:53 pm »
I agree, in the winter, I carry OWB, but in the summer, its thin swim shorts type shorts, t-shirt and sandals. I use the inside the pocket sleeve type holster, my Ruger weighs about 12oz. Doubling that to 24oz. is not an option for me. Nice pistol though.
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