Tuesday, 07 June 2016 14:32

Glock 43-great for CCW but surprisingly shoots left in my hands

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Well, it appears that summertime is here in Seattle with temperatures actually up in the 90s (well, at least for a day anyway).
This is warm weather for us and I forgot that I had actually bought a Glock 43 a few months ago for the warm weather.

A Glock 43 you say? Well, that is pretty boring now. It was the hot new(est) slim 9 when it was first released but a lot of people have talked about it. 
Well, despite being a Glock fan my opinion may surprise you. 

Let me bore you for a moment. My EDC is a Glock and I have several different models and calibers. I was a Glock Certified Armorer (expired now).
The design is great. I got the 43 because of the size, and there it is excellent. It is significantly smaller and thinner than anything I own, but large enough
to still be functional. I like the stock grip size and thinness for concealment. A definite win for CCW.

But, I did not like shooting it. No, it wasn't the recoil but the pistol itself. My main EDC is a Glock 23 and in the summer-time I 
switch  to a 27. I have both guns in Gen3 and Gen4. I have no problem with the recoil, grip, trigger, etc.

 Quite simply I shoot to the left with it. The short frame to trigger distance I think puts it uncomfortably in my hand. The connector is 
steep, short, and rough. It is by far the worst trigger of any of my Glocks. The break is heavy and when it does it kind of goes "Sproing"!

I have talked to a couple of other people and they have similar opinions and coincidentally shoot to the left with it. Make no mistake there are
plenty of people (with bigger hands than me too) that have no issues with the little pistol. I know that it is me (along with a few others). 
I will probably end up getting a laser just to see what I am doing to master it, but in the meantime it is not going to be my summer carry. 

I have already replaced it with something a little more old school, but more on that shortly :)

The lesson? If you can, shoot it first! Even though its a Glock and they are famous for building pistols that look and function exactly the same, this  one is not the same (to me at least).

 

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