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    Default If you could only have one. Glock 43 or Glock 45?

    I live in NH, I have a concealed carry permit even though itís not required in my state. I am an Army vet that gave up my Sig SP2022 9mm that I bought brand new and had some malfunctions with it and decided that I wanted an excuse to go a bit smaller to carry more. I wanted a Glock 19, I can only afford one gun for the foreseeable future and showed up to my shop too late. Both 19s were sold within 30 minutes. They only have Glock 19 MOS (not worth the extra $80+ for optics Iíll never use. The have Glock 45s and 19x but I hate the tan. Long story short Iím debating whether to exchange my Glock 43 that I picked up new to replace my SP2022. Capacity is the ultimate concern only being
    able to have 1 gun for the house, carry, camping, everything. I ordered a CYA holster and two base plates (+2 from Taran Tactical) but also have concerns about how terrible these shoot (snappy, small, not fun) and while Iíd like to carry more I need a do all gun. Am I foolish to exchange my unshot 43 for the 45?
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    Default If you could only have one. Glock 43 or Glock 45?

    I like the 43 for its size. Itís a pistol that youíd most likely carry all the time because of convenience. Capacity is a big limit, in my opinion, and I ended up getting 3 Glock 19 pistols (2 MOS and the Glock 19X). But a G43 is such an easy gun to pocket. Just take it with your keys and youíre set. I personally also carry a Sig Sauer P365 along with 2 other pistols, but no spare magazines.

    The 45 shoots exactly like a Glock 19X with combat sight alignment (cover the target with the front sight, as opposed to a 6:00 or standard hold). Size is great for control and follow up shots. It is not hard to conceal (I use a Bravo Concealment Torsion or an OWB for my Glock 19X).

    If you donít plan to get an optic, a Gen 4 is non-MOS is an option, as is a Gen 5 Glock 19.

    I usually stick with my first purchase, and I rarely sell a gun to acquire another these days (I have 12 Glock pistols, in 9 mm, 45 ACP, and 40 S&W, though). I always get sellerís remorse.

    If it were me, Iíd work on what I had. It takes a few hundred rounds to get used to it. It is not that hard. Same thing happened with a Glock 42, for me, and I shot a Sig P238 very well. It took about 300 rounds to get used to the size for me.


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    Neither, but that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Neither, but that's just me.
    Actually, that would be me too.
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    I have the Glock 19 and the Glock 43. Both are very nice firearms and both have their good points. I can carry the 19 like I carry the 43. The 43 is lighter and very easy to carry under your shirt, while the 19 is a little bit heavier you might need the XL shirt instead of the L shirt that day. Grip size is one of those "to each their own" things. I like both grips and shoot both well. The accuracy on both is very good with the 19 being a bit better imo. The magazine on my 43 does have the plus two and plus three extensions from T/Tactical. Depending on the size of your hand these feel good to me and control is better. I use a De Santis leather holster for my 19 which keeps it a bit closer to the body then my Black Hawk CQC level one retention holster. I will say the 43 does hides very nice and is light. So on those hot days or if you're running round, or playing with your trucks, working in the yard, fishing, etc. the weight and size wont be s problem.
    Though if you want the 19 then get the 19, its a nice firearm and you'll still be able to carry it under your shirt. I've worked n played while wearing both, just the 19 every-now-n-then when I'm under my vehicles working on them gets to be pain when rolling round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgedWarrior View Post
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    I'd get a Sig P226 or Sig P229 or a 1911, but that's just my opinion.
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    Sorry, neither

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    If you aren't comfortable with the capacity of the G43 then you are going to have to figure out how much of a beating you will be willing to take trading in on a G45.

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    When it comes to glock i guess I'm old school. I like the 17.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Neither, but that's just me.
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