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Glock 43

Sub-Compact Semi-Automatic Pistol (2015)

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New in 2015 for the sub-compact, concealed carry gun market is the Glock 43 semi-automatic handgun.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 05/22/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
New in 2015 to the Glock semi-automatic handgun lineup is the sub-compact Glock 43 for those requiring concealed carry. It features a new single-stack magazine design which promotes a thinner grip and slimmer overall profile. The basic magazine is restricted to six rounds (matching that of any competing revolver) while the textured grip fits well in most hands for increased control when firing. A large magazine catch is showcased to make magazine removal a quick affair. The G43 utilizes proven features seen in previous Glock handgun offerings.

Dimensions include an overall length of 6.26 with a height of 4.25 inches. Width is 1.02 inches. The barrel is 3.39 inches in length and features a right-handed, hexagonal rifling pattern with 9.84" length of twist. Iron sights are seated at the front and back of the slide. Loaded weight is 22.36 ounces and unloaded weight is 17.95 ounces. The trigger pull is listed at about 5.5 pounds with a 0.49" travel distance. The standard six-round magazine feeds 9x19mm pistol cartridges.


Service Year

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Sub-Compact Semi-Automatic Pistol

Glock GmbH - Austria
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Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.

Overall Length
159 mm
6.26 in
Barrel Length
86 mm
3.39 in
Empty Wgt
1.39 lb
0.63 kg

Iron Front and Rear



One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)



Sample Visuals**

Graphical image of a 9mm pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed

6-round detachable box magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.

Model 43 - Base Series Deisgnation

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