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Posted: 4/22/2015 3:32:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2015 3:48:44 PM EDT by glockftwbbq]

Glock 43 left, Glock 19 right.


Glock 43 left, M&P Shield 9mm right.


Glock 43 on top, Shield on the bottom. Nearly identical in size. Barrel on the 43 is a bit longer, but the grip is a bit shorter with the standard magazine. This photo obviously includes the finger extension.


Glock 43 top with flush mag, Shield on bottom. Very minimal difference in grip.


Glock 43 on top, Glock 19 on bottom


Glock 43 on top with flush mag, Glock 19 bottom.


This photo gives you an idea of the height differences between the 43 and 19. The Glock 19 is only a bit taller compared to the 43 with the finger extension.

Overall, I really love the feel of the 43. While it only holds six rounds, I love the snappiness of the trigger, and the overall comfort of the gun.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:35:46 PM EDT
Good post. I was really looking forward to this pistol but I'm disappointed with the mag capacity. Maybe I'll change my mind if I get to handle one but for now I will stick with my 26 for CC.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:36:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2015 3:37:42 PM EDT by thesandstertx]
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:37:30 PM EDT
Piss on CA ...
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:37:49 PM EDT
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That's so original. Never seen that before!
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:38:04 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:38:14 PM EDT
Please use the flush mag when doing size comparison pics
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:38:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WyattEarp:


That's so original. Never seen that before!
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Originally Posted By WyattEarp:


That's so original. Never seen that before!
So is a glock 43 thread!
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:41:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mcantu:
Please use the flush mag when doing size comparison pics
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I can add more pictures. I just need a moment.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:50:00 PM EDT
nice next on my "do want" list
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:50:36 PM EDT
Couple pictures added with flush magazine.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:52:11 PM EDT
I can't get all of my fingers around the grip on it.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:53:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
I can't get all of my fingers around the grip on it.
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My three fingers barely manage to fit with the extension added. Definitely a two finger firearm.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:55:12 PM EDT
Thanks for taking the time. I would really like to see some comparison pics with a Glock 26, asi may consider trading out for one if it is decently thinner.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:58:28 PM EDT
Kinda looks like it "Points" more than normal Glocks maybe that's just an illusion caused by the lack of finger grooves, or my tired eyes.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 3:58:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 4:00:36 PM EDT
Im not a 43 owner but looking at the pics you posted I think I am giving up very little and gaining a ton by staying with the 19. I love my wifes 42 but something about the maga capacity and handling that I cant get over
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 4:00:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DetrhoytMAK:
I was really looking forward to this pistol but I'm disappointed with the mag capacity.
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I'm disappointed with the size.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 6:17:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By runcible:

I'm disappointed with the size.
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Originally Posted By runcible:
Originally Posted By DetrhoytMAK:
I was really looking forward to this pistol but I'm disappointed with the mag capacity.

I'm disappointed with the size.



TWSS
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 6:23:24 PM EDT
I like mine, so far everyone's that's checked it out liked it.


Link Posted: 4/22/2015 6:25:26 PM EDT
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dude, just think of how safe we'll be with the microstamping and safety for dropped magazines...
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 6:31:05 PM EDT
can you compare it to a 26 ?
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 6:34:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By whiskerz:
can you compare it to a 26 ?
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I may have sold my Glock 26 at one point...
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 6:38:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By whiskerz:
can you compare it to a 26 ?
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Link Posted: 4/22/2015 6:38:35 PM EDT
I am afraid if I am going to trade off that much ammo, I am going to carry my Glock 36.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 6:39:02 PM EDT
Meh

I would of bought one over a Shield years ago. But I bought a Shield and love it. After the Shield, I bought a Pro and loved it. Now the only Glock I own is a G19 and I haven't sold that because I have $500 worth of holsters and mags for it.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:22:45 PM EDT
I'm on the waitlist, but I'm still undecided as to whether or not I'll buy one.

I'm already so heavily invested in the Shield with sights, trigger kit, mags, and a holster set-up(s).

Still, we'll see. The Shield has a certain finesse to it; the Glock can go in the mud for all I care.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:29:45 PM EDT
How thick is the 43 slide compared to a 19 slide, measurement wise?
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:34:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 50cal:
How thick is the 43 slide compared to a 19 slide, measurement wise?
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I believe .87" vs ~1.0".
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:37:40 PM EDT
I absolutely love my 19, but I'll stick with my PM9.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:38:13 PM EDT
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I'm not sure why mag cap is being referenced as a deficiency since 43s are a magazine fed firearm and that is easily addressed by the aftermarket. It looks like a nice and tidy package.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:40:07 PM EDT
So is LARGER than the Shield?
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:41:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By POINTMAN380:
Im not a 43 owner but looking at the pics you posted I think I am giving up very little and gaining a ton by staying with the 19. I love my wifes 42 but something about the maga capacity and handling that I cant get over
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This. It's just hard to justify the loss of capacity. I also despise 2 finger guns.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:45:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DetrhoytMAK:
Good post. I was really looking forward to this pistol but I'm disappointed with the mag capacity. Maybe I'll change my mind if I get to handle one but for now I will stick with my 26 for CC.
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Honestly, what capacity were you expecting out of a single stack 9mm?
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:46:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FreeFloater:
So is LARGER than the Shield?
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Only in barrel length.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 7:52:13 PM EDT
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Honestly, what capacity were you expecting out of a single stack 9mm?
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Originally Posted By Scared_of_zombies:
Originally Posted By DetrhoytMAK:
Good post. I was really looking forward to this pistol but I'm disappointed with the mag capacity. Maybe I'll change my mind if I get to handle one but for now I will stick with my 26 for CC.


Honestly, what capacity were you expecting out of a single stack 9mm?

7+1 to match the shield.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 8:08:39 PM EDT
there's already a 43 for private sale on the EE.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 8:25:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LS1POWERED:

7+1 to match the shield.
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Originally Posted By LS1POWERED:
Originally Posted By Scared_of_zombies:
Originally Posted By DetrhoytMAK:
Good post. I was really looking forward to this pistol but I'm disappointed with the mag capacity. Maybe I'll change my mind if I get to handle one but for now I will stick with my 26 for CC.


Honestly, what capacity were you expecting out of a single stack 9mm?

7+1 to match the shield.

Because the capacity of the Shield is the 'correct' capacity? A +1 extension can always be added to the G43 and make it the same height as a Shield but a Shield can never be made as short as a G43. Options...
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 8:30:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Jason280:
Thanks for taking the time. I would really like to see some comparison pics with a Glock 26, asi may consider trading out for one if it is decently thinner.
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G26 is the same width as the 19.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 8:33:38 PM EDT
all that for only 10 less rounds?!
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 9:34:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LS1POWERED:

7+1 to match the shield.
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Originally Posted By Scared_of_zombies:
Originally Posted By DetrhoytMAK:
Good post. I was really looking forward to this pistol but I'm disappointed with the mag capacity. Maybe I'll change my mind if I get to handle one but for now I will stick with my 26 for CC.


Honestly, what capacity were you expecting out of a single stack 9mm?

7+1 to match the shield.
But it's shorter than the Shield. That's like being upset that a CCO has less capacity than a Commander.

Link Posted: 4/22/2015 9:35:07 PM EDT
What's the blast radius compared to a G26?
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 9:36:51 PM EDT
Thanks. I'm interested to see it next to a 42
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 9:36:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By glockftwbbq:
http://oi61.tinypic.com/oko57l.jpg
Glock 43 left, Glock 19 right.

http://oi61.tinypic.com/2nun8zm.jpg
Glock 43 left, M&P Shield 9mm right.

http://oi60.tinypic.com/b9a9ap.jpg
Glock 43 on top, Shield on the bottom. Nearly identical in size. Barrel on the 43 is a bit longer, but the grip is a bit shorter with the standard magazine. This photo obviously includes the finger extension.

http://oi58.tinypic.com/9qwbgi.jpg
Glock 43 top with flush mag, Shield on bottom. Very minimal difference in grip.

http://oi57.tinypic.com/aaizb5.jpg
Glock 43 on top, Glock 19 on bottom

http://oi62.tinypic.com/op78qp.jpg
Glock 43 on top with flush mag, Glock 19 bottom.

http://oi62.tinypic.com/2cibvq1.jpg
This photo gives you an idea of the height differences between the 43 and 19. The Glock 19 is only a bit taller compared to the 43 with the finger extension.

Overall, I really love the feel of the 43. While it only holds six rounds, I love the snappiness of the trigger, and the overall comfort of the gun.
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I know they work and a lot of people like them, but they are god-awful ugly.


Link Posted: 4/22/2015 9:36:54 PM EDT
I think I'd rather have the shield THB.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 9:55:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mr_Smiley:
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that's just b/c you watched the yeager vid....
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 9:56:26 PM EDT
damn everyone cries about 'one less round than shield'... it's really not that big a deal...
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 10:03:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Flattopfan:

TWSS
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Originally Posted By runcible:
Originally Posted By DetrhoytMAK:
I was really looking forward to this pistol but I'm disappointed with the mag capacity.

I'm disappointed with the size.

TWSS

Okay, I had to think about that one. Derp.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 10:04:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bennjammin:
damn everyone cries about 'one less round than shield'... it's really not that big a deal...
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People REALLY want to hate this gun.

Most of them couldn't wait and purchased something inferior, so they must hate it.


Link Posted: 4/22/2015 10:06:24 PM EDT
Very helpful OP. Looks like I am keeping my Shield. No point in paying more for the G43.
Link Posted: 4/22/2015 10:07:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Sedona:
I am afraid if I am going to trade off that much ammo, I am going to carry my Glock 36.
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No tangible difference between 9mm and .45 with modern defense ammo these days.

I never saw the need for less ammo in a package not appreciably smaller than a 26....

But whatever,
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