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Glock 43: So far nothing but love!!!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by stmcelroy, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a Glock 43 on Friday from Rapid Fire Firearms in Sandy and boy am i a happy camper:D

    Feels great in the hand, slightly smaller than both my Springfield Armory XDs and S&W Shield, but feels much smaller.
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    I love all guns and feel totally safe carrying the Shield, XDs or my newest carry gun the H&K P2000SK; but at the end of the day my Austrian roots(yes my grandmother and dad are from Austria:cool:) come through.

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    I love all guns and feel totally safe carrying the Shield, XDs or my newest carry gun the H&K P2000SK; but at the end of the day my Austrian roots(yes my grandmother and dad are from Austria:cool:) come through.

    So far I've only been able to shoot 103 rounds through the gun(97rds S&B 115gr FMJ, 3rds Winchester Ranger 127gr and 3rds of Hornady Critical Duty). No issues at all except me covering the slide stop which is not surprising on a small gun.

    Recoil is snappy but very controllable and keeping all shot in the chest region even shooting fast was no problem(11 yards).

    The only cons that I can come up with this far is capacity if you don't believe 6+1 is enough, the grip texturing isn't aggressive enough to me(of course I live in a dry climate and this may not bother you), and of course the biggest issue is having to pay an early adopter price.....:eek:

    Looking forward to shooting the gun more and carrying it this summer.
     
  2. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I want one. Bad.
     
  3. 10010110

    10010110 Forest Grove region Active Member

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    I got a Glock 42 last week and love it. Very easy to carry, very easy to clean, etc. I like my Glocks because they are dependable, affordable, and easy to clean.

    I purchased grip textures from GlockMeister. I prefer the granulate grip, but put rubber on my Glock 42 to try the feel. I can be effective with either. The Glock 43 is too new for them to have product, but give it time and they will.
     
  4. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    Did u have a deposit on it? If so how long of a wait?
     
  5. Pancake

    Pancake Aloha, OR New Member

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    I love my shield but this Glock 43 has been tempting me like crazy.
     
  6. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Traction Grips makes rubber granulated wrap around grips for it. Just ordered a set and looking forward to them.

    I just happened upon it at Rapid Fire and bought it. Paid more than I wanted to but it was more than worth it for personal and business reasons.

    Do it, you won't be disappointed. :D
     
  7. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    :)
     
  8. 10010110

    10010110 Forest Grove region Active Member

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    MK Tactical
    in Hillsboro had several Glock 42 in stock. I walked in, bought one, walked out.
    He may be getting Glock 43 as well.
     
  9. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    Thanks for info.