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Finally, a replacement for my G43

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Wisco, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Wisco

    Wisco Member

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    My G43 just wasn’t what I wanted it to be (lacking capacity), so I went back up a size.

    Traded it for a G26...with Trijicons and a bunch of mags. I’m almost embarrassed to say how cheaply I got it.

    I think the new 43X is on to something, but I always kept a fondness for the original “Baby Glock”
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  2. Tallball

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    I have one of each. They are both nice pistols. The G26 is really no harder to carry.
     
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  3. beeb173

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    I went to the range with my gen 4 G26 today in fact. I went to sight in my Crimson Trace grip laser. Turns out it was sighted in out of the box. Might be the best gun purchase i ever made. What a great combination. Great trigger with point of aim accuracy and fast (for me) follow up shots got even better.
     
  4. Good Ol' Boy

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    Congrats.

    Love my G26. Shoots like a full size and with 12rd mags I think its the perfect compromise between capacity, shootablility and concealability.
     
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  5. Wisco

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    Thanks - I shoot this almost as good as my 19’s.

    It carries more comfortably than the 43 did and although heavier, I don’t notice it too much.

    10 rounds are definitely better than 6 and I’m deciding how well I like the 12 round mags.

    I’m not however a fan of the Trijicon XD sights. Need something else, probably Ameriglo Hackathorns.
     
  6. Good Ol' Boy

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    You should take a look at the Ameriglo iDots. I like them very much. Have them on my 26 and my 17.


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    Nice g26. I think the g43 offers a lot to a person who requires a smaller grip. For me however, i'll take a little extra size and weight for a gun that shoots better. I dont dislike the single stack glocks but i cant shoot them as well(have a g42). I had a g27 years ago and really liked it, sold it when i moved away from using 40s&w .

    Ive got some trijicon sights (dont know the model) on my g42, i think they are ok for very short range but i can't shoot bullseyes at 7 yards with them ,theyre just too coarse (i could use the stock sights better). But theyre nightsights and they work for the intended use. 20190312_201216.jpg 20190312_201245.jpg
     
  8. eam3clm@att.net

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    Mine is a gen 4 that sports a TLR6. Only negatives I have is the grip texture is rough on t-shirts. Talon grips fixed that for me though. Got to love a gun that size that's capable of having a 33 round reload.
     
  9. FL-NC

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    The only thing I don't like about the 26 that can't be changed is the thickness. Otherwise, as long as I have pinky floor plates on the mags and night sights, I'm good.
     
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    Same issues/questions; definitely getting the 43X.
     
  12. Wisco

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    Change #1

    Blacked out rear sight. Other than that, this is how it’ll stay until I find a deal on AmeriGlo Hackathorn sights.

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  13. mrmike7189

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    10 +1 rounds beats 7 everyday imo
    I will probably never get a 43. The original "baby glock" justs does it for me!
    sorry gaston
     
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