Last year Glock came out with the smallest Glock and the largest commercial Glock. The smallest, known as the Glock 42, is a .380 acp and represented as the pocket pistol and conceal carry Glock.
Last year Glock came out with the smallest Glock and the largest commercial Glock. The smallest, known as the Glock 42, is a .380 acp and represented as the pocket pistol and conceal carry Glock. The largest Glock is the Glock 41 which is a .45 acp and recommended for range and competition (a bit big to conceal and carry). To keep up the hype of new and “must haves” Glock introduced the secretive Glock 43. This is a single stack slim 9mm designed to compete with the Springfield XDS and S&W shield.
With an MSRP of $589, the cost of the gun is a bit more than the other two, but like all new things, demand is high and people like having something new. The test, as usual, will be with time. Will buyers of this new Glock be overwhelmed with satisfaction? One thing I did note this morning is that I saw quite a few of them on used gun trader sites for sale. So soon? How odd. I started asking around and found that most people found it too big for a conceal and carry and if they were going to carry a 9mm Glock then the good old Glock 19 was just fine.
Remember in the late 1980s when Coke changed its recipe? Didn’t go so well and eventually they went back to the original formula which was just fine the way it was.
There are a lot of great options for conceal and carry guns out there and most of them won’t break the bank. For less than $400 you can choose from the S&W Bodyguard .380 (now available with or without laser), Ruger LCP, Taurus TCP, and the Keltec P3AT. For the buyer with a little more change in their pockets, Sig 238 or 938 and Kimber Micros and Solos are a sound investment.
Remember knowledge is power the job of the advertising firm is to make you want a product, whether is right for you or not.
Dorothy Royal is the owner of Surf City Guns and Ammo, mother of two wonderful children, ringmaster of a herd of miniature ponies and an avid member of the Surf City Writers Group and Topsail Book Club.