A Woman’s Review of the Glock 43



The trigger is nice. It seems to be a little heavier than the advertised 5.5 trigger pull. I’m sure this will get lighter as the pistol is broken in. It has a short take up, clean break and a very nice crisp audible reset.

At the Range

I did enjoy my range time with the Glock 43 over 2 week period there was a total of about 300 rounds shot through this pistol with zero malfunctions. That is very impressive to me. I really didn’t expect less from Glock. I have never had reliability issues with any Glock that I have owned. As I stated above, recoil is very manageable and it is easy to get back on target for follow up shots. My groups were good and I am pleased with the outcome.

This review comes to us from Beth Campbell, co-owner at Dark Sword Tactical.


BUT WAIT…..see the Glock 43 in action with this video…


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  1. Randi said:

    The Glock 43, in my book, is ok, just ok. I still prefer my Sig P938 or Kimber Solo. I tried out the G43 and was not terribly impressed.

    • Rick said:

      I absolutely love mine! 300 rounds through it first time at the range, not a single failure. My wife loves it as well, so do my two sons. Highly recommend it!

    • Brad said:

      That 938 is great until you forget to disengage the safety when you are stressed and lose your manual dexterity.

      • momsandgunsblogmomsandgunsblog said:

        Bottom line, if the gun fits your hand, then it’s well spent time in developing muscle memory during practice to disengage that safety before firing. Moms with small children are encouraged to practice this way because that safety could very well save a child’s life. Every season of life calls for different measures of safety. Thank goodness there are so many varieties of firearms out there – you’re bound to discover the right one for you if you don’t give up searching. If you don’t find the right one, don’t stop searching because in the next month or two a new model will hit the stores and it just might be the one for you. In the meantime, you can always use Hogue grips to adjust the grip size: http://www.hogueinc.com/grips

  2. momsandgunsblogmomsandgunsblog said:

    Thank you for sharing, Randi! It’s great to try them out and see if they make a difference – or not! You never know if you don’t try, right?

  3. Brad said:

    I like the 43 but it is too small for my hand. If you fit the gun correctly with a straight line through the gun up your arm your finger and barrel should align. When I put a 43 in my hand correctly the grip is so small that the barrel points off to the side. Fixable in target shooting, in quick defensive shooting you wont have time to change your grip. Great gun for smaller hands though.

    • momsandgunsblogmomsandgunsblog said:

      Actually, there’s a better way to tell if the gun fits your hand – or not. But no matter, if the gun clearly goes to the right or left, your grip is wrong or the gun simply doesn’t fit your hand and you must go to something else for sure. You are absolutely right in that determining whether the gun fits your hand is first priority. Some people, especially competitors, spend all their time developing muscle memory in adjusting the gun to make it fit but in a defense situation, this could be disastrous.

  4. Glock 43 said:

    Great post. I honestly think the Glocks are the top knock gun. Sigs are nice. Karhs are nice. But Glock are the top of the line.