The Glock 43 is a pretty difficult handgun to shoot. And strong hand only shooting doesn’t make it easier. At least if you’re engaging targets further away than 15 yards with precision and you care about my opinion.
In the main picture above, I think the G43 is probably empty and has locked back.
But the “43” has a lot of other qualities, its size is one of them. Fully loaded at 634 g / 22.36 oz isn’t bad either.
If you’re shooting a competition with a Glock 43, your planning will be similar to the people shooting revolver. You’re going to have to plan around 6 rounds per magazine change, that’s typically three targets (in IPSC) then you’re empty. Unless you start with a round in the chamber or, where rules allow, can use a magazine extender.
Here are a few more pictures with two empties in the air. Another Glock, but a larger frame.
Perfectly aligned in the air. You have to love super zoom optics and high speed cameras.
The G43 is our new single stack, 9mm pistol. It’s is the most highly desired and anticipated release in GLOCKs history. The G43 is the answer to your everyday concealed carry needs. It’s ultra-concealable, accurate and fantastic for all shooters regardless of hand size. The grip has a built in beaver tail design which allows the shooter to acquire a high and tight grip. The aggressive texture of the grip lets the shooter more easily operate the pistol. The large magazine catch allows for easy removal of the six round magazine. Engineered to the same standards, the G43 can withstand the same tortures as other GLOCK pistols.
All pictures taken by the author at various competitions in practical shooting. For the record the author owns a Glock 43 and a Glock 17. The Glock 34 is sold.