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Glock 43 Gun: All the Amazing Glock Goodness in a Subcompact

One of the big advantages of the Glock 17, even nearly 40 years after its debut, is that it has a fairly large capacity magazine for a handgun. It holds 17 rounds (but the model number has nothing to do with the magazine capacity) – while 10 round magazines are available for those states that require it, or for anyone who wants to “lighten the load” as they say. While having more rounds can be better in a personal defense weapon, it comes at a cost – again the weight, but also the fact that the Glock 17 (G17) doesn’t exactly tuck neatly into one’s waistband. For those who legally carry a concealed weapon, the idea is to have it concealed. The G17 matches a Colt M1911 or Beretta 92 in the size category and that’s fine for a duty holster but a bit too big for daily concealed carry. That is where the slimmed-down Glock 19 (G19) comes into play – it is much like the bigger 17 on a bit of a diet. There are many good things said about the G19, but if concealment is really an important feature, then the Glock 43 (G43) could be the answer. This single stack, 9mm Luger caliber pistol was designed to be an ultra-concealable subcompact handgun. That alone doesn’t set the G43 apart from other 9mm handguns. The market is full of such single stack firearms. These offer a flatter profile and smaller overall footprint than the larger double stack weapons – the tradeoff being a LOT less ammunition in the magazine. However, the purpose of these weapons isn’t to engage in a prolonged shootout – but rather to ensure you don’t become just another victim.  [full article]

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