Glock 43 significant change brought a difference in the Glocks line . For example, it has a single-stack magazine compared to Glocks double stack magazine.
There are single-stack 9 mm pistols that are even easier to carry and conceal. So, it is convinient to carry a Glock 43 than a larger effective pistol.
Features of Glock 43
The pistol tips the scales at slightly less than 18 ozs, with an empty magazine installed. With a flat-based magazine installed the overall length is 6.26″ and height 4.25″. The sights are of the Glock standard variety. As a result, the Glock 43 has striker ignition system, as other Glocks.
The slide lock, magazine release and take-down lever have been lifted from the Gen4 pistols and can be found in their usual locations.
The magazine release button is reversible for left-handed shooters.
In addition, during recoil, a raised ridge on the left side catch avoids the slider catch from inadvertently bumped up into slide lock. (a problem that cropped up for some shooters when using the smaller G42).
The trigger stroke is typical Glock, with a slightly mushy takeup, a distinctive break and a short reset. The trigger pull weighed in at 6 lbs., 2 ozs. according to a Lyman digital trigger gauge.
Furthermore, the front strap of the grip frame is flat with the backstrap featuring a fixed lower arch. All four sides of the grip surface are lightly textured with small, blunted, pyramidal bumps. This texturing is not particularly aggressive which is a plus for deep concealment. As a result, it does not offer much in the way of recoil management when firing hotter 9 mm loads. However, the overall grip shape is quite comfortable to work with. A distinctive downward-curving beavertail successfully protects the shooting hand from the slide.
Glock may be fashionably late to the single-stack 9 mm party, but the company sure did make a grand entrance.