Massad Ayoob reviews the new Glock 43, Single Stack 9mm.

Tempted to do Glock Fanboi jokes… so very tempted. It is a Glock which means it will work and the Horde will buy it like it is a Holy Relic.

At least we are done with the incessant and annoying gun forum whining “When will Glock come up with a single stack 9 mm?” of the last 7 years.

 

6 Replies to “Massad Ayoob reviews the new Glock 43, Single Stack 9mm.”

  1. The only question I have is, why? I found a single stack 9 that I wand and it’s made out of metal. I’ve never been a Glock fan and I just don’t understand all the hoopla over another plastic gun.

    In the mean time, I will keep looking for the single stack 9 I want, a S&W 39 with wood grips.




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    1. If you are having trouble finding one, might I suggest a S&W 3913, I got one while waiting to find a 39 and then after I got it I forgot about the 39! I suggest you hurry, though the 3913 is starting to get hard to find too.




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  2. I just don’t get it. I don’t hate Glocks, I just don’t have any love for them either. I own two (a 19 and 23) because in a SHTF type situation, you know that they will work and there will be magazines lying around everywhere (half of LEOs carry Glocks in 40 or 9mm) to collect off the dead bodies (I didn’t say that out loud did I). I’ve just never felt the triggers were all that great, I get “Glock bite” real bad so after a couple of mags the web of my hand is bleeding, and I really don’t feel safe carrying a pistol in which the only safety is a short trigger pull.

    As for the 43 in particular, I can only come from the same angle as I did with the S&W Shield vs. M&Pc. The shield is good gun, and if you only have one S&W pistol, it is a fine one to have. But if you have a full size M&P, the extra 0.13 inches in width of the M&Pc means magazine interchangeability. I usually carry my M&Pc with a 12 rd mag in the gun and a 17 rd spre mag that I glued an X-grip to, Figured if I need to reload, I might as well have 5 extra rounds and a better grip on the gun (the x-grip adds a surprising amount of accuracy to the M&Pc just by increasing purchase on the grip). Also, in practice, a difference in width of 0.13 inches isn’t that much more difficult to conceal.

    If you already own a Glock 17 or even a 19, I don’t see what advantage the 43 has over a 26.




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    1. But at the same time in the SHTF situation when you’re grabbing the glock magazine off the dead cop – can’t you just grab his Glock at the same time?




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  3. Awesome, Glock finally answered a 7 year old question about making a single stack 9mm. When will they get around to answering a 32 year old question and make a pistol with a better grip angle?




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  4. Glock makes a GREAT product. Our private security teams carry the G 17 into some of the most dangerous locations in Florida. They are very safe, dependable, and combat effective. However, it is disappointing to see Glock be influenced by left wing gun restrictions.




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