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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GunnyUSMC, Jun 11, 2016.

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  1. GunnyUSMC

    GunnyUSMC Member

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    I've been wanting to get a Glock 43 for off duty, but have been waiting for the ones with the coyote brown frames to come out.
    Today a friend gave me a call and asked if I wanted to buy a Glock 43, He said it was like new and would take $325 for it. I couldn't say no, what ar friends for. :)
    He came over and handed me the box. When I opened it the gun looked brand new.
    I asked if he was selling it so that he could buy something. He said that he had bought two, one for himself and one for his girlfriend. His girlfriend never shot the gun and they had just broke.
    I can live with another all black Glock. Now I have to buy a few extra mags and a holster.
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  2. Ibmikey

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    I wish you well with the G 43, i have a G 42 and really like the way it shoots...bought a G 43 and the first fifty rounds told me this was not the pistol for me. The 43 did not feel comfortable in the hand ( my Sig P 938 is total fun in a small package) stinging the palm and did not point naturally like my G 19 does. Anyway I traded it for another Sig P 238 and a pile of magazines.. Now I have three of those neat little shooters and do not miss the Glock 43.
     
  3. surjimmy

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    As I have said before, Hell just froze over and Pigs can fly. I have never been a fan of Glocks, never said they were junk just not for me. The crow I had to eat sure tasted bad and hung up in my throat, I really like my little 43. I bought one after shooting my Buddies. You got a great deal. We installed a Ghost adapter and brought the trigger down to 4.5lbs
     
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    Looks like a good bargain.

    I honestly have trouble shooting my Glock 23 accurately. I also struggled at first with my Kahr single stack 9mm. With practice, things are better. I know I had to shoot several hundred rounds through both of those to be accurate.

    Now take my buddies Ruger Blackhawk. Points great, feels natural, most accurate handgun I have shot. No learning curve at all.

    To the OP, let us know how it shoots. From the photos looks brand new.
     
  5. horsemen61

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    Good buy very good buy
     
  6. GunnyUSMC

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    This is the brand holster I will be getting. They are hand made by Kee Darnell.
    It's an inside the waistband holster that is comfortable and stays put.
    It also has a lifetime warranty.
    LEO cost is $50

    I had him make this one for my FNS9.
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  7. edmo01

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    I'm a fan of my GLOCK 43...

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  8. GunnyUSMC

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    Kee texted me Friday to let me know my holster was ready.
    While at work yesterday, I stopped by his shop and picked it up.
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  9. rc109a

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    I really like my G43. It has become one of my favorites to shoot and is so easy to shoot and conceal . I like your holster and mag pouch. I ended up with alien gear iwb and owb.
     
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    Your new gun and rig look great Gunny! First rate job with the holster and mag holder.
     
  11. Gummi Bear

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    I like mine.

    I am a Glock fan, I've put thousands upon thousands of rounds through my G22.

    The 43 is an entirely new experience for me. It is smaller, handles different and points different. Not a bad thing, just a different thing. I've only put about 600 rounds through it, and there has been a bunch of cussing along the way as I figured all this out. My groups are shrinking.

    I did put a Ghost connector in, and colored the back horseshoe sight all black. I am distracted by it. I have a new set of Trijicon, once I can get my hands on a sight press.

    I will be adding some Taran Tactical mag extensions in the not too distant future. They seem to be really well made, and I have yet to see a negative review on them.


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  12. Old Guy

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    Big difference, night sights!
     
  13. horsemen61

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    I'm picking mine up tomorrow so excited!!!!!!
     
  14. Cleveland48

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    I handled a G43 the other day and I have to say it was a good feeling little gun. Thinking of getting one myself.


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    For $325 I woulda been asking if he wanted paid in twenties or hundreds without a second thought. ;)
     
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    Holsters like that are great minimalist holsters and easy and comfortable to wear. I make them for myself and recently made one for my brother's Sig 938. One thing I have been adding is a piece of suede to the back. I notice that the gun would change cant as you moved around during the day and this took care of it, and added a little more comfort. I used contact cement and trimmed the edges.

    Congratulations on the 43 and carry rig.
     

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    Enjoy your Glock 43!
    I purchased one of the very first ones available blue label with night sights from the factory. I have carried it daily and qualified with it quarterly.
    It has become my constant carry gun both on and off duty.
    I load mine with 147 grain HSTs and feel it is an adequate off duty carry pistol as well as an on duty backup to my Glock 17.
     
  19. rgwalt

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    Agreed, $325 is a steal. I bought one used right after Christmas for $400 and thought I did well.
     
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