Glock 43: Finally a Single Stack 9mm
With the wild popularity of single stack 9mm pistols from such industry giants as Springfield Armory and Smith & Wesson it was only a matter of time. The Shield found immediate popularity because of its two different sized magazines (basically one for carry and another for the range) as well as its well-contoured and comfortable grip. The XDS most people can appreciate for its Match-Grade parts and well-known XD package of accessories you might inherently buy anyways.
So why would an idea some might consider “an old hat” coming from Glock be so tremendous?… They have a following like none other! Over two-thirds of law enforcement use Glock pistols and countless civilians trust and love them as well. My personal collection is comprised entirely of Smith & Wesson and Colt pistols, but you might consider me a convert with this new model!
The Glock 43 offers the normal stippling of a Gen4 Glock pistol, but what surprises most people is the feel. It contours better to your hand than all other Glocks and yet it retains the classical functionality that most people have become accustomed to. It has a strong beaver-tailed frame, keeping the shooter’s hand protected when the slide moves rearward. The distance to reach the trigger from the palm to the shooter’s trigger finger should feel very familiar because it is the same distance as if you were to shoot the Model 17 or Model 19 from the 9mm Glock family.
Most retailers are beginning to receive their first batch of these new, highly anticipated pistols. As this blog goes to internet print, we at The Guns and Gear Store have already received 5 of them and every single customer has come back to tell us… How Happy They Are With Their Purchase! There is a multitude of competing firearms for the title of “Best Single-Stack Carry Pistol,” and the Glock 43 is absolutely in that conversation. Some legitimate and worthy contenders at the moment would be the Ruger LC9s, re-engineered with a striker-fire design to alleviate a lot of trigger pull complaints; the Springfield Armory XDS, built with Match-Grade parts and a shooter’s kit that is unmatched; and the Smith & Wesson Shield, which defines shooter comfort and ergonomics.
So if you’re in the market for a new carry pistol, do like Glock’s mantra states: go with Confidence.