Y’all asked for it, and here it is. Once again, I need to inform everyone of the numbers I’m using to makes the comparison images. I’m using the picture of the Glock 43 that is going around the internet today sized by the numbers listed in the picture of the Recoil magazine page in this post (6.26″ Overall Length). I traced the picture below into a vector image, and then laid it over other vector images from other popular pistols.
Disclaimer: I don’t have a Glock 43 yet, and this process is FAR from perfect. Images of the different guns were taken at slightly different angles, which can make things look off a little here or there, but this should be good enough to give you a basic ides of the size of this new Glock 43, assuming the numbers I’m working with are correct. (Last year I got incorrect numbers for the Remington R51 and almost broke the internet.)
(One last thing: The Glock 43 is always the red pistol in the pictures below…)
What do I think about the Glock 43?
I’m excited about it. A lot of people are complaining about the 6+1 capacity, and I would have preferred to see 7+1, however after making all of the graphics listed above I think I’m alright with 6+1, because it looks like this Glock 43 should be an actual “pocket” nine, whereas the XDs and Shield are both a little large for my pockets. It looks like a winner, hopefully I’ll have one in hand in a few weeks. Glad it’s finally here!
Edit: I finally got to shoot a Glock 43, and its pretty good. If you want to hear about it, we talk about it a bit near the beginning of episode 130 of the Triangle Tactical Podcast. You can also find it in iTunes or Stitcher.
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