After years of being (mostly) glock free, I'm seriously considering giving having a fling with the G43. What has your experiences been with this one?
I like the 43 a little more but the price on the shield has me seriously considering picking one up as a bug.King_Mud said:It's a good pistol but shooting them side by side a lot of people end up liking the Shield a little better. The Shield also has a great deal on right now, you can get one relatively inexpensively and they're offering a $75 rebate on top of that.
On paper the 43 doesn't look smaller, but it feels a lot smaller when you're wearing it IWB. I carry mine every day, and it has improved my carrying habits. I had been carrying a G19, but wasn't real religious about it. I've found that my 26 gets no love at all, as it's no slimmer to carry than a 19, and for comfort I prefer the 43. If I'm going to carry for capacity, I carry my 19. If I'm carrying for comfort (such as long trips, movies, ball games, church, etc) I carry the 43. I've shot my 43 in a couple IDPA matches as well, and I score better with the 43 than with the 26.Real Name said:What does it do that a 26 doesn't? Is it really that much smaller?
The Shield is priced right, plus has a substantial rebate right now. The savings doesn't make up for the garbage trigger, odd grip/bore axis and sharp recoil impulse of the Shield over the G43, IMO.MikeF said:I like the 43 a little more but the price on the shield has me seriously considering picking one up as a bug.