Smith & Wesson MP9 M2.0 9mm Centerfire Pistol with No Thumb Safety
Sig Sauer P365 9mm Micro Compact Striker-Fired Pistol
Springfield XDS Mod.2 3.3 Single Stack 9mm Gear Up Package with Front Night Sight, 5 Mags
Smith & Wesson MP9 Shield M2.0 9mm Everyday Carry Kit w/ Crimson Trace Laser, Flashlight, Knife
Smith & Wesson MP9 Shield 9mm Centerfire Pistol with No Thumb Safety
Walther PPS M2 9mm LE Edition with Night Sights
Taurus G2C 9mm Sub-Compact Pistol with Stainless Slide
Kimber Micro 9 SHOT Show Special 9mm with Holster and Two Magazines
Century Arms Canik TP9SFx 9mm Optic-Ready Pistol
Century Arms Canik TP9SFx 9mm Pistol with Vortex Venom 6MOA Red Dot
Taurus G2C 9mm Sub-Compact Pistol with Dark Purple Frame and Stainless Slide
Sig Sauer P938 Desert Bronze Two-Tone 9mm with Sig Lima-38 Laser
CCI 9mm 124 gr FMJ Blazer Brass 50/Box
($0.18 / round)
CCI 9mm 115 gr FMJ Blazer Brass 50/Box
($0.18 / round)
Sig Sauer 9mm Luger 147 gr JHP Elite V-Crown 20/Box
($0.60 / round)
Federal 9mm Luger 115 gr FMJ Aluminum Case Champion 100/Box
($0.16 / round)
CCI 9mm Luger 147 gr FMJ Blazer 50/Box
($0.20 / round)
Winchester 9mm Luger 115 gr FMJ Steel USA Forged 500 Round Case
($0.15 / round)
Winchester 9mm Luger 147 gr FMJ Flat Nose 50/Box
($0.22 / round)
Remington 9mm Luger 115 gr FMJ MIL/LE Training Ammo 50/Box
($0.18 / round)
Hornady 9mm 115 gr Critical Defense 25/Box
($0.76 / round)
Sig Sauer 9mm Luger 115 gr JHP Elite V-Crown 20/Box
($0.65 / round)
Winchester 9mm NATO 124 gr FMJ 50/Box
($0.22 / round)
Hornady 9mm Luger+P 135 gr FlexLock Critical Duty 25/Box
($0.78 / round)
The Glock 43 Single Stack Pistol is the newest member of the slimline subcompact pistol family, and the smallest 9mm pistol Glock has ever introduced. Engineered with the Glock Perfection promise, the Glock 43 pistol presents confidence that fits into every lifestyle with its ultra-concealable profile and versatility.
As the most highly anticipated release in Glock’s history, the Glock 43 is the answer to your everyday concealed carry needs. The frame has a built-in beaver tail design, along with an aggressive texture which allows the shooter to acquire a higher and tighter grip, while the large magazine catch allows for easy removal of the single stack six round magazine.
The Glock 43 is ultra-concealable, accurate and perfect for all shooters regardless of hand size. Backed by superior engineering, the Glock 43 is able to withstand the rigorous testing proven by the Glock family of pistols.
I needed my gun while walking to my car parked in a bad neighborhood after a gun show. I bought some really nice sights for the Glock 43. Someone accosted me, while I was getting in my car, and the gun jammed. The guide rod assembly is broken. I almost got killed thanks to Curtain Rod Gaston Glock's garbage. Glock WILL either fix it, or I am taking another 30 year hiatus from Glock's garbage. Thank God I had a tiny OLD metal Beretta .32 ACP Tomcat. That Beretta has 1000s of rounds through it, the barrel is wobbly on the pin, but it still works every time.
Glock let me down, when I NEEDED it, and I am very unforgiving with incidents like that, with what is supposed to be the best gun on the planet. The ONLY upgrade to the Glock 43 was Talon Grips. That's it! I just put the new night sights on it, and noticed the recoil rod assembly is coming apart at the metal disc, and that is why the gun jammed. I have the Vickers Tactical slide release, and a trigger, but those are going to be returned, or resold. I didn't even get to the point where I started replacing parts, and this gun failed at the worst possible time.
From the mediocre trigger, to the poor slide release to the 50 cent plastic sights, its the oh so typically masterfully marketed piece of Glock. These are seriously about a $300 gun that people, including myself are dumb enough to pay $500 for. Then I need to drop another $150-$300 just to make it a decent carry gun. Glock is the Bic Lighter or Timex Watch of handguns, except Gaston Glock has managed to perpetuate a mythical cult status of perfection with a gun that is very reliable, but its overall performance is mediocre at best. Anyone who says he has shot 10,000 rounds without any misfires either cannot count, or he is lying his ___ off. I have yet to buy any Glock that did not need to be bashed into battery a few times, or have some FTF, FTE or type 3 malfunctions. Guns that chamber up easily, new, right out of the box are very rare, and Glock is NOT one of them. The Beretta PX4 is. The Daweoo K5 is. No Glock is, period.
First thing to go is the slide release, next are the 43 cents plastic sights, then the trigger bar. If Glock is so perfect why do I always wind up with a box full of stock Glock parts before I start to carry the gun Its a $300 gun, not a $500 gun. I am ditching my Glock 43 for a Walther PPS Classic. Its just a better gun! The Walther CCP, & Remington R51 are both far more collectible, and more innovative. Americans are very gullible, susceptible to advertising and movie BS and willing to follow trends, even if those trends are toward very mediocre products, that are so mediocre you wind up spending double what the gun costs, just to make it useable. Thats actually pretty stupid! Id rather max out the credit card for a Pardini than fix up a race Glock. Its still just a Glock. I dont hate Glocks, I just realize they are way way overpriced for what you get. I actually like Glock, because of all the aftermarket stuff that is available for them, but that is about the only reason.
It truly is The Bic Lighter of handguns. If you need the best disposable lighter, you buy a Bic. If you need the best disposable handgun, you buy a Glock. I have put more Glocks into the landfill than any other make of gun. Eventually, they break, and you go buy a new one. Glocks availability is another plus. The price you pay for what you actually get, is the major detractor for Glock. I can rattle off the names of dozens of guns that are a better value.
Like it a lot. It is small. Like the looks. Like to shoot it, so easy to conceal with IWB.
I never imagined I would appreciate a weapon, so plain and simple, but buddy let me tell you. This Glock feels much smaller than a Shield when carrying in a IWB holster. That's important to me. After installing a Glock minus connector with a strong polish job, I don't feel the trigger needs anymore. It's crisp with just the right weight pull for a carry gun. My instinct shooting is much better with this gun than any others which I've tried . My long running EDC search has ended.
I have had the Glock 43 for a while and have ran about 1500 rounds through it. The gun jams almost never as long as it is not over lubricated. The gun fits my medium sized hands very well. The only complaint I have is the trigger pull is overly strong, even for a conceal and carry pistol. I have found a connector by ghost that may help some, but am having a hard time finding a spring kit to lighten the trigger pull even more. This is a great gun if you can get over the powerful trigger pull. .
I'm not sure why some are saying the Shield is just as good and better because it's cheaper. The Shield is what it is, cheap. Feels cheap and shoots cheap. I've had the opportunity to try out 2 different Shields, and each had issues with misfires and jamming. I won't put my life in the hands of one. I've tried out the G43 at the range a few times and each time it was flawless. I will say the extended mag makes it a lot easier to control. G43 and XDS are great for conceal carry and on the same level. The Shield is a fine if you don't rely on it for a daily carry.
Really like this single stack Glock. Sold my Ruger LC9 to replace it with the Glock 43. Easier to conceal than the LC9 as well. The Shield is a nice option, just a little bigger. I pocket carry my 43 as often as I carry in the waistband. It's a great gun and worth the extra money compared to other single stack 9mms, especially if you are a Glock fan.
Great carry pistol. Very comfortable and easy to conceal. Reliable and accurate.
I have both a Glock 43 and a S&W Shield in 9mm. The G43 is lighter but also holds less ammo. I really like them both and switch back and forth as a carry gun. I can't say anything bad about either one. The Shield can be bought for less money and in my opinion is every bit as good as the G43. I like the trigger better on the Shield also, but that is not a deciding factor for me.
I love this gun !!! The best thing about this little gun is ... Its a GLOCK !!! Never had a problem with any of my Glocks. Shoots straight out of the box. I barely clean my Glocks after shooting & never had any misfires & never expect too either.
Small, light weight, & great for conceal carry. I prefer the 9mm sub compact Glocks over the .40 or .45. Glocks are my go to guns for accuracy & precision !!!!
Less rounds than the M&P Shield or the Ruger LC9, and almost twice the price. What was Glock thinking. The gun itself isn't bad, but with other options on the market that do the job better and cheaper, I'm left wondering what the point of this gun is.
Glock seems like the Apple of the gun world.