The Glock 43 at RAFA

G43 single stack 9mm pistol

The Glock 43 is a polymer-framed striker-fired pistol chambered in 9x19mm.

Single stack 9mm Glock 43

At the time of its release in 2015 it as part of Glock’s fourth generation line of handguns, and the manufacturer’s first commercial single-stack 9mm handgun. It is very similar to the Glock 42, which is chambered in the .380 cartridge. It is frequently the choice of gun-owners with a Kansas concealed carry license

The Glock 43 9mm single stack pistol
The Glock 43 is one of the most popular pistols of its size available. They can be purchased or rented at Rainier Arms Firearms Academy.


9mm Glock 43


1 Length (Overall)** 159 mm | 6.26 inch
2 Slide Length 154 mm | 6.06 inch
3 Width (Overall) 27 mm | 1.06 inch
4 Slide Width 22 mm | 0.87 inch
5 Height incl.Mag. 108 mm | 4.25 inch
6 Line of Sight (Polymer) 133 mm | 5.24 inch
  Line of Sight (Steel) 132 mm | 5.20 inch
  Line of Sight (GNS) 131 mm | 5.16 inch
7 Trigger Distance** 65 mm | 2.56 inch

Glock advises the following not the G43 product page:

For Gen4/Gen5 models: Check out the Gen5 and Gen4 Technology area for medium/large backstraps. 

Technical Data are rounded and do not reflect tolerances – they may be altered without notice! Subject to technical changes.

The manufacturer describes the weapon as a…

“[S]ingle stack, 9 mm Luger caliber pistol. It is ultra-concealable, accurate and a fantastic tool for all shooters regardless of one’s hand size. The grip has a built-in beaver tail design which allows the shooter to acquire a high and tight grip. The aggressive texture of the grip surface allows for comfortable and reliable operation of the pistol. The large magazine catch makes quick work of removing the six round magazine. Engineered based on the same superlative standards that GLOCK is famous for, the tiny G43 tolerates the same torture tests all its bigger brothers in the GLOCK pistol family withstand.



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