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Old 10-24-2018, 04:31 AM   #1
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Trading a show pony for a workhorse

I picked up a glock 43 earlier this week; wanting something easier & more comfortable to conceal than my bigger glocks, and the 43 seems like a decent compromise. Some donít like the low capacity, but itís the same 6+1 I had in the old Detonics ccw gun in the 80ís and early 90ís; and with a +1 it gives the same 7+1 as I had in the big govt model 45 as well. If I could live with that capacity then, I suspect I can live with it now.

Best part was that it was zero out-of-pocket cost. I traded even up for a Ruger Mk4 with threaded barrel that I pretty much never used. The ruger was a nice gun - it was the NRA limited edition with threaded, shrouded barrel and Bushnell micro red dot - but I seemed to always end up using a different .22 pistol instead, and it just sat around accomplishing nothing.

The 43 has the typical (ie, not good) trigger that the tiny glocks have. I may upgrade the trigger eventually, or may just see if is gets any better with use. Only put 50 rounds thru it so far last night, just to function test it. Like most glocks, it was boringly predictable.

Have an 'axis slim' holster and XS sights on order for it now; I expect Iíll like it a lot.
 
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:59 AM   #2
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Checked further into most common upgrades and accessories. Turns out the 6-round factory magazines are really about 6 1/2 round capacity, and a +1 basepad adds pretty much no additional length.



They make them up to +3 and even +4, but not something I'm going to mess with. The +1 and maybe +2, I'll look into.

Fact is, back when carrying 1911's, I adopted a practice of never topping off after chambering a round, but with the glocks it's been no problem. If this holds true with this micro-glock, the little +1 baseplate will give actually one round MORE capacity than I had in the big 1911 and two more than in the Detonics. That's pretty cool if it works out reliability-wise.

Main reason for this whole thing is primarily the lack of top-quality holsters for the kahr CM/PM series. Sad because I really like the kahrs, but there's just not much market demand for holsters for them compared to the micro-glocks.
 
Old 10-25-2018, 09:50 AM   #3
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John, it's been my understanding the +1 models are generally good to go but the +2 and higher can get iffy.

That was my experience with one model of extension as pictured when I had a Glock 43. It felt great in the hand but just didn't work.
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:55 AM   #4
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Btw, what brand is that one? Does look more compact than any other +1 I've seen.

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Old 10-26-2018, 05:55 AM   #5
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That's the Taran (TTI) +1, not my gun just a pic I found online.

I ordered that one, a TTI +2, and a Pearce +1 to try; haven't messed with them yet. The TTI +2 comes with an extended spring, fwiw.
 
Old 10-27-2018, 10:41 AM   #6
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It's good that it comes with an extended spring. Mine didn't and I ordered one and it still didn't help.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 01:55 PM   #7
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Fwiw, ran into something odd on my 43 this weekend. First time I've ever had a repeating functional failure on any of my glocks; and to clarify up front, it was NOT the gun's fault, it was mine. Something that I did unawares, and after which the gun managed to run fine for 70-80 rounds before showing a problem.

I remove the chambered round at night when I take the gun off, and re-chamber it in the morning. When clearing the chamber on Friday night, the trigger didn't reset properly. I hand-cycled it 10-20 times and it would reset maybe half the time is all.

Opened it up and found that the trigger spring catch was under the cruciform instead of over it. I disassembled & corrected this morning, and it seems ok. Haven't test fired it yet, but with 30-40 manual slide racks it reset every time.

Pretty much a given that it was user-induced. I bought the gun new and tried an Agency Arms trigger briefly before putting the factory trigger back in; so it's almost certainly on me. Hopefully will get to test it in the next couple days. Ended up carrying a G26 in the meantime and I'd forgotten how spoiled the 43 has me. Both of them carried in t-rex raptor holsters, the 26 feels clunky & blocky compared to the 43 with TTI +2 extension. That small ~0.2" difference in thickness doesn't sound like much, but for some reason makes a real difference in how deep it conceals; at least for me.

Hopefully, will get some successful test firing done pretty soon. Didn't realize how bad I'd miss my 43...
 
Old 06-18-2019, 06:28 AM   #8
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Yes, it's good and work well. My friend ordered this and working good.
 
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