GLOCK G43 Single Stack 9mm Concealed Carry Pistol

GLOCK Releases Single Stack 9mm Concealed Carry Pistol – The New GLOCK G43.

GLOCK G43 Pistol :
GLOCK G43 Pistol :
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SMYRNA, Ga. –-(  Today GLOCK, Inc. announced the release of the new GLOCK single stack slimline 9mm pistol, the GLOCK 43 pistol.

The G43 is the most highly desired and anticipated pistol release in GLOCKs history. Designed to be the answer to everyday concealed carry needs, the G43 is ultra-concealable, accurate, and comfortable for all shooters, regardless of hand size.

“The G43 is the most exciting product release to date because it addresses a variety of issues that many shooters face with pistols in the concealed carry category,” stated GLOCK, Inc., VP Josh Dorsey. “It will be the pistol of choice for law enforcement and civilians. The G43 sets a new standard for concealed carry pistols.”

A true slimline pistol, the frame width of the G43 is just over one inch and the slide width measures only 0.87 inch. The overall length is 6.26 inches. For those who have smaller hands, the trigger distance is only 2.6 inches, making it ideal for functionality.

The single stack magazine holds 6 rounds and is the perfect concealed carry pistol for both duty and civilian use. The G43 is engineered to the same superior standards as all GLOCK pistols and the reliability instills confidence for all lifestyles.

G43 Glock Pistol Right Side :
G43 Glock Pistol Right Side :

The G43 will debut at the NRA Annual Meeting, April 10-12, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn., at the GLOCK booth (#633).  Shipments of the product will begin directly following the convention.

Glock 43 Magazine
Glock 43 Magazine
G43 Glock Pistol Right Side larger :
G43 Glock Pistol Right Side larger :

Order the GLOCK G43 Pistol online at Brownells :

The GLOCK Group is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK’s superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation’s law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit

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Glocks are the best handguns period !


I love all the guns experts that have taken down so many perps or intruders they have the best insight on how each round performed in each situation. I have a G21 and love it because it fits my hands great, my favorite gun. I also own a Sig 9mm and G42 in .380 and have confidence that my shooting would “do the job” no matter what gun I grabbed, and the G43 will fit right in.

Robert Jones

I have 4 Glocks…..42, 17, 23, 36. These are the most reliable guns on the market. I am looking forward to the 43 9mm. I have the 42 .380 and it’s a great CCW with the Glock reliability. A 9 in the same size is a dream. CAN’T WAIT

Papa Joe

Recently purchased a G lock 26 gen4 with trijicon HD sites #104O. I was going to wait until the G lock 43 was avail but the 26 looks to be a better choice for a everyday carry. The 26 is a proven reliable pistol it allows for the use of different capacity magazines upgrades and holsters are easy to find. I have shot the G lock 42 and was not impressed the size of the frame and limited capacity that it has. At my local gun shop they have many used G lock 42 pistols to purchase I feel that… Read more »

Jerry Chris

I have several S&W MP 9mm and 3 or 4 Glocks in 9 and in 40, and the Glock 9mm with some updated internal parts shoots as good as any of them. If you find a local gunsmith that u can rely on, I would suggest that you have him put some updated parts in your older Glocks and fine tune any of the guns for better and easier shooting.

Nipon Ginko

S&W already makes a pistol that has similar traits to this weapon -except it is narrower less than 1 inch at any point, slightly shorter holds one more round in the 9mm & the .40 holds 6 rounds normal & with extended mag it holds 7 – it’s known as the MP/shield – I have both of them – got to wonder what the price of this Glock is the “MP/shield sells for around $450 & it wears real nice .

Mark Are

If it is as big as the G42, I won’t be impressed. My G33 is barely bigger than the G42. Side by side it is a bit wider and bit longer and a bit taller. Unless you’re a midget that needs that small amount of difference, the G33 is also a LOT more powerful and holds 10 rounds.

I.P. Freely

It’s only interesting if it fits in a pocket better than a pm9. If it needs to go in my belt I’ll just carry a g26 that I can load g17 mags in whenever I feel like it. I chose glock for capacity and reliability, but this gun just got rid of one reason I like glock. Unless they did something better than the shield or pm9 it brings no significant usefullness over guns that are already out there. I really wish consumers hadn’t pushed glock to make a gun cause everybody else did.


Your comments are fair enough but this gun is sold as a backup gun, when your primary one fails. I for one love glocks but I also love my springfield EMP, Ruger GP100, Colt Model 80, G19, G36, G41, G42 and will like my G43 too! In addition, my SW body guard, FN 5.7 and Ruger LCP are great too! I don’t limit myself to one brand like some here and the guns serve specific purposes.


It’s not a backup gun when your primary one fails. Where do you come up with that BS ? Do you say that nonsense because of magazine capacity ? Where is it marketed or sold as a backup gun ?


I’m picking up my 43 Tuesday to, hopefully, replace my pm. It’s been a great carry gun but I’ve always disliked the do trigger. That being said, I don’t think you can get much lower profile than a pm in a crossbreed. Size wise, the two are almost exact minus the slightly longer barrel/slide on the 43 but the striker on the 43 gives me the carry piece I’ve always wanted. Tried the s&w 342, shield, 26, xds, and the pm. All are fantastic firearms. 342 and 26 were too thick, xds was too heavy, Closest to the pm was… Read more »

Don Bailey

I’m not a fan of Glock handguns because they don’t point well for me. The one thing I do like about Glocks though, I’ve never heard anyone criticize their reliability, something that everyone is looking for in their chosen handgun. Reliability is a must in every carry handgun whether it is a semi- or a revolver.


Only 6 rounds? And this is supposed to be an improvement? Better just get a revolver and have zero chance of it jamming.


Haven’t put many rounds through a revolver have you? When you have a primer back out and jam one solidly you’ll truly know what trouble is.


I’m not sure what type of garbage factory or reloads your firing though your revolver, but I have never had a primer back out or fall out or what ever you claimed jamming one of my revolvers in literally thousands of factory and my hand reloaded ammunition over the past 45 years.


A primer back out ? BS !


Keep in mind Vanns40 is an idiot ! The two village idiots who post on Ammoland are Vanns40 and Clark Kent ! The SOB’s might even be one in the same !

Wild Bill

Yeah, I’ve shot thousands of rounds through revolvers, all the ammunition was standard commercial stuff. I never heard about a primer backing out of a standard commercially produced cartridge. I have heard of wildcatters reloading their rifle cartridges too hot and backing out a primer, so maybe someone could reload their pistol cartridges too hot and back out a primer. I’d like to hear more about this experience and especially how you got the revolver unjammed.


6+1 ! If you need more than 7 rounds you don’t need to carry no how !


Hell yeah Tex!

Ted Walker

Why not in .40? Why start out with a less than adequate round in the first place?


Old outdated info. Check the latest technical reports on good bonded bullets in both calibers.

Craig Butelo

Myth Buster, Don’t know much about anything, however I hung a regular old metal teflon frying pan from a tree. Using a 9mm GLOCK and my old reliable S&W 9506, I began my experiment. I shot about 20 rounds at that frying pan. Using FMJ Winchester target ammo, every round ripped through the pan leaving jagged holes. I then stacked 12 pieces of one half inch sheet rock and blasted through those like butter. I scrounged around and found a couple of hollow points and they zipped through also, leaving a larger exit hole. Personally, I don’t think my internal… Read more »


So, you’re comparing shooting a frying pan to a defensive shooting, expending kinetic energy etc.? I see. Let me know how that’s reviewed by the ballistic community.

Craig Butelo

I am responding to the guy that thought Glock should have made the 9MM slim in a .40 cal. Do you find fault with my comments that the 9MM easily penetrated a steel frying pan.? I am saying that a 9mm packs a bunch of energy.


After taking a dbl tap in the chest I really don’t think you’ll ever hear a bad guy say…”oh…thank goodness it was only a 9 and not a 40…maybe a couple of burgers and then home to watch the game..honey where’s the bandaids”… Please…no one is, or should be, carrying FMJ ammunition in a defensive handgun. With the technology of the defensive rounds out there as they are now the old “9mm’s are pathetic” thought process simply does not apply. Personally I will, and do, choose a 9mm over a .40 simply because I can put more rounds downrange more… Read more »


You put the 9mm RIP ammo in it and you only 1 maybe 2 rounds to stop any bad guy not wearing body armor.

Dr. Strangelove

I’m going to run to my LGS and trade in my XD-S! Heh heh… Hahaha… AHAHAHAHA!

Jeff Wollman

Can’t wait to get one. Drooling…


6 Rounds? Any revolver carries that many. How soon will you have an 8 or 9 round extended magazine?


7, 8 a must & 9 better !!!


To be fair, a .38 S&W J frame is only five rounds, it’s considerably wider, it has a higher bore axis, and it’s slower to reload.

Wild Bill

All true Brian, and revolvers don’t have the habit of leaving all that inconvenient evidence laying around, just waiting to be gathered up, either. Nor does a revolver’s box magazine spring get weak if you leave it loaded for years on end. Maybe a fella should carry a revolver, for first use, and a semi auto, for additional problem solving, as needed.

Carmen Lucas

Why do all Glocks look like they are made of Legos?


Ah yes, I have three of those “Lego” guns, two of which have almost 300,000 rounds through them. And yours have??


Those “Legos” are the most dependable pistols around.
They still do the job.


Best pistols made. I own several makes of handguns, and without a doubt, my most dependable.


dude don’t say anything bad the fanbois of glock will instantly claim they’ve shot 500,000 rounds through them (ignoring the fact 95% of people out there couldn’t afford that amount of ammo)