Lightweight CCW

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Re: Lightweight CCW

Postby db36046 » Thu May 09, 2019 4:23 am

Okay, so I finally went & got the Glock 43. I like it because my duty piece is a G17 and the controls are familiar. It’s relatively small, I can’t get my little finger on the butt unless I’m using one of the extended-grip magazines. But it’s surprisingly accurate in spite of that, even without the little finger. The flat-base magazine is easier to slip into a hip pocket. I will have to do a qualification run with it for use as a backup, but I don’t think that will be a problem. I’ve been carrying it steadily for about two years now.

The one thing I don’t particularly like about Glocks is that there is no de-cocking lever. The only way to de-cock it is to pull the trigger, which means drop magazine, clear breach, inspect visually, stick finger in chamber to be sure, point in safe direction, pull trigger, hope it doesn’t go “bang.” Gives me the willies every time I have to do it.

That said, I like the feel of the Glocks (both the 17 & the 43), and I like the lack of an external safety. I don’t have to try to remember whether the safety is on or off. I’ll probably keep them.
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