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Glock 43 is one of the most popular handguns by Glock. Introduced in mid-2015, Glock 43 is a semi-automatic hand-carry pistol with gas nitrate finish polymer frame and grips. The gas nitrate finish of this gun helps to control the part distortion that occurs due to overheating. The beavertail design on the grip helps the shooter to achieve maximum control and accuracy. This ultra-concealable single stack gun holds 9mm Luger caliber and is perfect equipment for all types of shooters regardless of hand size. The magazine of this gun can hold 6 rounds. You can find Glock 43 for sale in many online stores. The dimensions of Glock 43 give a nice look and the design is almost similar to other Glock handguns. It is considerably thinner and shorter than other 9mm Glock handguns. Finger grooves are not provided on this handgun, but rear serrations are provided for better grip. On this page we've curated the best price retailers with high customer satisfaction that sell the Glock 17. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll find a list of reviews from real owners of the Glock 17 to help you determine if it's right for you! The Glock 43 comes with an enhanced three-part safety system to ensure there are no misfires or unintentional fires. The trigger system of this gun is specially crafted to offer extra safety. You have to pull the trigger and lever together to fire. This feature avoids the gun from firing off if it is dropped. The firing pin safety lever in the gun prevents the pin from striking the bullet until the trigger and lever are pressed together. The drop safety feature of this gun controls the firing pin from moving forward without pulling the lever and trigger. Glock 43 Specs: Overall Length: 159mm (6.26”) Caliber: 9×19 (9mm) Barrel: 86.1mm (3.39”) Slide Length: 154 mm (6.06”) Overall Width: 27 mm (1.06”) Slide Width: 22 mm (0.87 inch) Height with Magazine: 108 mm (4.25”) Weight without magazine: 460 grams Weight with the loaded magazine: 585 grams Weight with empty magazine: 510 grams Trigger Pull: 24 N System: Safe Action The ultra-concealable barrel in Glock 43 is suitable for all types of shooters. There is a 9mm compensator with a built-in tail design that can provide a tighter and secure grip. The barrel of this gun is made in such a way to offer a comfortable and consistent operation. The aggressive texture design on this pistol is worth a mention. The barrel allows easy removal of standard six-round from the large magazine catch. The barrels are torture-tested (stress-tested) to ensure durability and stability. The magazine in Glock 43 has a rugged design and is built using premium quality polymer-and-steel. Glock 43 magazine features a full-length steel insert, strong polymer construction, internal spring wires made of steel, and separate witness holes for each round. Glock 43 has a reduced trigger distance when compared to other Glock handguns. The angle of the pistol grip is similar to the larger handguns in the Glock line. Glock 43 handguns are manufactured both in the United States and Austria. People often think about which one is the best Glock 43 manufacturer. The answer is quite simple, both are of the same quality as they are made using the same machines and same materials following strict quality control procedures set forth by Glock.

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Glock 43 Specs

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Technical Data


9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm)


Striker Fire Action





Barrel Length


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16.8 oz


4.125 Inches



Glock 43 Features

The Glock 43 is a polymer-framed, semi-automatic, sub-compact pistol that is designed for concealed carry when discretion is paramount.  This pistol operates on the same short-recoil operated action with a tilting 3.41 inch barrel and even uses the same square-notch sights as its bigger brothers.  The 43 differs from other Glocks through its slim frame and single-stack magazine, yet it retains the look and reliability.  This Glock is compatible with a selection of other Glock magazines that allow for the potential of an incredibly versatile pistol, though its limitations in those scenarios are easily noticed.

Glock 43 Ballistics

9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Glock 43 Capacity

Often sold with a 6 and 7 round single-stack magazine (new), the Glock 43 offers capacities on par with the most common sub-compact pistols.  Aftermarket manufacturers also offer a 10 round single-stack magazine specifically designed for the Glock 43.  Magazines for the Glock 48 do fit into and work with the Glock 43, though a spacer sleeve is required around the magazine to prevent damage to internal parts in the Glock 43.  The aftermarket industry has recently unveiled a 15 round stamped steel magazine for the Glock 48, and with the employment of the same spacer and the replacement to a metal magazine release, the Glock 43 can offer the same capacity as a Glock 19.

Glock 43 Ergonomics

Though it’s one of Glock’s smallest pistols, it’s still large enough to get a decent grip without risking hand cramps.  The frame allows most users to get two fingers on the grip while extended magazine end caps can allow a full-handed grip on such a small gun.  The rounded edges of the slide allow for comfortable concealed carry, and when combined with the gun’s small size, it’s highly unlikely that this gun will cause any discomfort by digging into your hip or torso.  The other side of that coin comes in its recoil impulse whereas a lighter gun will have more snap when compared to a larger Glock of the same caliber.

Glock 43 Fit & Finish

The build quality of the Glock 43 is exactly what you would expect out of any Glock.  The 43 is available with a matte stainless steel finish or it can be coated with their nDLC coating that is seen on Gen 4 and 5 Glock pistols, primarily. The slides can also come in a variety of colors thanks to Glock cerakoting the slides often to match the wide variety of frame colors.  Every tactical color, robins egg blue, hot pink, white, and purple are currently offered along with many other color schemes.

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Glock 43 Concealability

The Glock 43 is small enough that it can be concealed just about anywhere and everywhere.  Its short grip and its 1” overall width allow it to be hidden anywhere on your person with minimal printing.  Whether you’re carrying inside the waistband, tossing it in your pocket, carrying it in a small bag or even carrying it around your ankle, the most difficult aspect of concealing a Glock 43 is picking out your favorite quality holster.  Seriously, the only two things you need to make this gun disappear under your clothing involve a good holster and clothing long enough to actually cover it.

How much is a Glock 43 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Glock 43 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Glock 43 and most handguns. The Price for a Glock 43 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Glock 43 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $284.19 $371.63 $437.21
Excellent $262.33 $349.77 $393.49
Very Good $240.47 $349.77 $393.49
Good $218.61 $327.91 $371.63
Fair $153.02 $284.19 $349.77
Poor $109.30 $218.61 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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