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Attention Glock 43 owners

Thread in 'Firearms Chat' started by eldrima, Jan 11, 2017.

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  1. olchevy

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    Training training training....

    It took me about 2,500 rounds or so through the little 43 till I felt proficient with it. I'm not talking one hole groups but Coke can accurate at 15 yards and 2 liter bottle accurate at 40. I have always been able to adjust to shooting any handgun tiny or huge, and it bothered me immensely that I was getting gigantic 5" groups at 7 yards and fricken 10-12" groups at 20 yards. So I shot the little f'r till I finally adjusted to it. It took WAY to much concentration and rounds down range to adjust to that little bugger. I finally did but in hindsight with what I spent on ammo, it was not worth it. I sold it and never looked at them again. On a side note never shot a 42 and I had to put many rounds down range to become proficient with the Shield as well.
     
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    Yeah, its a bit better feel with the extended mag. I know a lot of guys like em.
     
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    I haven't found that Glock will let you use a Sig in their match so I will stick with the 43 for now, lol.
     
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    I hear ya...that's why I thought I'd see how I fared with my dad's 42...no better. I've done so bad with my Pocket Glock entries that I feel it isn't worth the wasted ammo, $25 entry fee, or embarrassment I endure. Only thing keeping me entering that division for now is the added entry into the Random Pistol drawings.
     
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    That day I ran a mag thru yours at Bobs it was quite accurate :)
     
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    Nice work...you should have kept her. Not sure I would have the patience to put that many rounds down range with only experiencing marginal improvements. I'm still trying to get proficient with the larger Glocks I own so the 43 will see less range time until that happens.
     
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    Bought mine from a guy who did a lot of upgrades. It cost me, but worth every penny. It shoots like a charm. I had it under control in under a 100 rds. I'd like to try one of those Sig 238 anf 938's just for comparison sake. I love Sigs overall.

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    The key to the 42/43 is running the first joint of the finger on the trigger vs a normal pad placement. The gun is physically smaller and lighter, resulting in your finger not being able to press straight to the rear as easy; as well as a higher ratio of trigger weight to gun weight that you're fighting.

    I was having some left/right issues with my smaller Glocks until I switched to the first joint, not it is much easier and more consistent.
     
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    Still took to much conscious effort. I would go run a 1/4 mile to get my heart rate up to simulate bad situation and accuracy would fall apart again. I mean yes I could always hit a human silhouette out to 20 yards but that's not good enough to me. Maybe it should be I dunno I'm no expert.
     
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    For me the 43 will be a pocket gun. Currently the only pocket gun I own is a S&W Model 60. It will fill a niche as most days I carry my 26. I find I shoot my Shield more accurately at rest but when pushed the 26 Shines. I hope to one day shoot the 43 as well. I look at the 43 as a k frame snub capacity wise without the weight and faster reloads. I will continue running ammo unless I get to a point I see it doesn't make since. The only addition I am doing to any Glock these days are sights and maybe talon grips.
     
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