I've wanted a G43 for a while now -- because it's one of those few duty caliber pistols whose controls are all workable in my small hands … using one hand without shifting my grip. This is uncommon, so when I find a duty caliber firearm that meets that set of criteria, I tend to buy it pronto. However, in the G43's case it would just sit in the gun locker most of the time. The P365 is a similar animal, except not only would it sit in the gun locker most of the time, but it's a firearm that's had some challenges.Not real hard to figure out the inspiration for that...can we say Sig 365?
At a bare minimum, Glock should have long since made higher capacity magazines for the 42 and 43, even if they are only to be carried as spares.
The upside to Glocks is the absolutely absurd number of holster and aftermarket part options for them. While Glock may not be my first choice of firearm, it's absolutely the AR-15 of the modern pistol world and should be a go-to staple for anyone who likes to tinker and/or tweak.Glock?
They have their rabid fan base, but some people know there's better options. I don't really care if they come with a 15 round mag in a G43, they are still ugly, blocky, horrid grip, and quite frankly, I'm sick of Walther making everything look like a damned PPQ, to say nothing of that Austrian outfit making ONE gun in 652 different sizes.
Walther, you copy this?The Glock 43X makes a lot of sense and Glock will see lots and lots of them. With so many states with 10 round magazine restrictions it will be really big there rather than a Glock 19 with a 10 round magazine. I am very interested in seeing and handling the Glock 43X. I hope Walther comes out with something similar in a version of the PPS. The SIG P365 is too small for me. A 10 round PPS the size of the current PPS with 7 round magazine, probably with a bit thicker magazine, would be perfect.
I'm not sure I'd trust a 10-round Walther produced by Umarex. I mean, just look at their history with the CCP … and the PPS M2. Not good.Walther, you copy this?
Wanna bet it's more like they start with a G26 frame and slap on a G43 slide, with only other required part tweaks and magazine adjustments? Glock is famous (notorious?) for parts reuse/interchangeability...If they are going to build a 10 round 43, I hope they step away from some existing technology (the poly mags in particular) and get more rounds with no greater size.
As long as Arsnberg was left the hell out of the design/construction of the pistol, I'm fine with it. Don't forget, I too had a PPS that had to go back to Fort Smith (though mine was the "BD code no reset" issue on the Classic 9mm...) and was left very happy once I got it back.I'm not sure I'd trust a 10-round Walther produced by Umarex. I mean, just look at their history with the CCP … and the PPS M2. Not good.
Wanna bet it's more like they start with a G26 frame and slap on a G43 slide, with only other required part tweaks and magazine adjustments? Glock is famous (notorious?) for parts reuse/interchangeability...
Moon, They are "fully metal lined" (FML) now. If you were to melt the plastic off, they'd look very similar to a Sig magazine with the zig-zag up the spine of the mag.Having never taken a hacksaw to one, it isn't clear to me how much metal is actually involved in Glock mags. Apparently the early ones were nearly all polymer, and there were issues with loaded mags bulging and feed lips distorting.
Current production is a poly/steel hybrid, with the steel to solve the above problems.