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$580.00

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$539.99

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$599.99

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Glock 43

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Glock 43 is one of the most popular handguns by Glock. Introduced in mid-2015, Glock 43 is a semi-automatic hand-carry pistol with gas nitrate finish polymer frame and grips. The gas nitrate finish of this gun helps to control the part distortion that occurs due to overheating. The beavertail design on the grip helps the shooter to achieve maximum control and accuracy. This ultra-concealable single stack gun holds 9mm Luger caliber and is perfect equipment for all types of shooters regardless of hand size. The magazine of this gun can hold 6 rounds. You can find Glock 43 for sale in many online stores. The dimensions of Glock 43 give a nice look and the design is almost similar to other Glock handguns. It is considerably thinner and shorter than other 9mm Glock handguns. Finger grooves are not provided on this handgun, but rear serrations are provided for better grip. On this page we've curated the best price retailers with high customer satisfaction that sell the Glock 17. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll find a list of reviews from real owners of the Glock 17 to help you determine if it's right for you! The Glock 43 comes with an enhanced three-part safety system to ensure there are no misfires or unintentional fires. The trigger system of this gun is specially crafted to offer extra safety. You have to pull the trigger and lever together to fire. This feature avoids the gun from firing off if it is dropped. The firing pin safety lever in the gun prevents the pin from striking the bullet until the trigger and lever are pressed together. The drop safety feature of this gun controls the firing pin from moving forward without pulling the lever and trigger. Glock 43 Specs: Overall Length: 159mm (6.26”) Caliber: 9×19 (9mm) Barrel: 86.1mm (3.39”) Slide Length: 154 mm (6.06”) Overall Width: 27 mm (1.06”) Slide Width: 22 mm (0.87 inch) Height with Magazine: 108 mm (4.25”) Weight without magazine: 460 grams Weight with the loaded magazine: 585 grams Weight with empty magazine: 510 grams Trigger Pull: 24 N System: Safe Action The ultra-concealable barrel in Glock 43 is suitable for all types of shooters. There is a 9mm compensator with a built-in tail design that can provide a tighter and secure grip. The barrel of this gun is made in such a way to offer a comfortable and consistent operation. The aggressive texture design on this pistol is worth a mention. The barrel allows easy removal of standard six-round from the large magazine catch. The barrels are torture-tested (stress-tested) to ensure durability and stability. The magazine in Glock 43 has a rugged design and is built using premium quality polymer-and-steel. Glock 43 magazine features a full-length steel insert, strong polymer construction, internal spring wires made of steel, and separate witness holes for each round. Glock 43 has a reduced trigger distance when compared to other Glock handguns. The angle of the pistol grip is similar to the larger handguns in the Glock line. Glock 43 handguns are manufactured both in the United States and Austria. People often think about which one is the best Glock 43 manufacturer. The answer is quite simple, both are of the same quality as they are made using the same machines and same materials following strict quality control procedures set forth by Glock.

Glock 43 Specs

1 Brand

2 Category

Technical Data

Caliber

9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm)

Action

Striker Fire Action

Capacity

6+1

Finish

Black

Barrel Length

3.39"

Gun Type

Pistol

Sights

Fixed

Grip

Black

Length

6.30"

Weight

16.8 oz

Glock 43 Features

The Glock 43 is a sub-compact 9mm pistol that uses many of Glock’s Gen 5 features.  It has a reversible magazine release holding a 6-round magazine in a small package.  Its grip uses Glock’s Gen 5 grip texturing and measures only one inch wide.  Its short 3.4 inch barrel allows the gun to measure only 6.3 inches long and its short magazine gives it a short 4.25 inch height.

Glock 43 Ballistics

9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 -0 1138 356 0 0
50 -3.5307 1050 304 0 137
100 -14.988 985 267 0 285
150 -35.3116 932 239 0 442
200 -65.3932 884 215 0 606
250 -106.7647 841 195 0 781
300 -160.657 802 177 0 964
350 -226.106 767 162 0 1155
400 -306.6746 733 148 0 1355
450 -406.3077 700 135 0 1564
500 -518.6297 669 123 0 1784

Glock 43 Capacity

Often sold with a 6 or 7 round single-stack magazine, the Glock 43 offers capacities on par with the most common sub-compact pistols.  Aftermarket manufacturers also offer a 10 round single-stack magazine specifically designed for the Glock 43.  Magazines for the Glock 48 do fit into and work with the Glock 43, though a spacer sleeve is required around the magazine to prevent damage to internal parts in the Glock 43.

Glock 43 Ergonomics

Ergonomics
Though it’s one of Glock’s smallest pistols, it’s still large enough to get a decent grip without risking hand cramps.  The frame allows most users to get two fingers on the grip while extended magazine end caps can allow a full-handed grip on such a small gun.  The rounded edges of the slide allow for comfortable concealed carry.

Glock 43 Fit & Finish

The build quality of the Glock 43 is exactly what you would expect out of any Glock.  The nDLC coating is consistently applied across the slide, and the polymer frame is free of any overpress defects from the injection molding process.
Fit and Finish

Glock 43 Concealability

Concealability
The Glock 43 is small enough that it can be concealed just about anywhere and everywhere.  Its short grip and its 1” overall width allow it to be hidden anywhere on your person with minimal printing.

Glock 43 Variations

How much is a Glock 43 worth?

In 2023 a new or used Glock 43 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Glock 43 and most handguns. The Price for a Glock 43 has increased in cost by $80.29 in 2023 compared to 2022.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Glock 43 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $284.19 $371.63 $437.21
Excellent $262.33 $349.77 $393.49
Very Good $240.47 $349.77 $393.49
Good $218.61 $327.91 $371.63
Fair $153.02 $284.19 $349.77
Poor $109.30 $218.61 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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Apr 21, 2021

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Feb 20, 2021

Rating: 4/5

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Oct 29, 2019

Rating: 5/5

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Nov 01, 2019

Rating: 5/5

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Oct 13, 2019

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Sep 23, 2019

Rating: 5/5

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