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Old 11-21-2023, 12:47 PM
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The PSA Dagger Micro slide is compatible with the Glock 43/43X/48 frame.

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PSA Dagger Micro with Holosun 407K
That's kind of hard to beat. Slide WITH Optic. I presume I'd have to swap slide internals, but that was my assumption anyway with other options.

I was strongly considering the Holosun anyway.
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That's kind of hard to beat. Slide WITH Optic. I presume I'd have to swap slide internals, but that was my assumption anyway with other options.

I was strongly considering the Holosun anyway.
I got the regular Dagger slide. It had all the internals; all I needed was my G19 barrel. I put a HS red dot on it. After 1000 rounds, I had one FTE, but that was likely operator error on my part. Otherwise, it's been very dependable.
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FYI.
The PSA Dagger Micro slide is compatible with the Glock 43/43X/48 frame.

Currently in stock...
PSA Dagger Micro with Holosun 407K
That's kind of hard to beat. Slide WITH Optic. I presume I'd have to swap slide internals, but that was my assumption anyway with other options.

I was strongly considering the Holosun anyway.
I got the regular Dagger slide. It had all the internals; all I needed was my G19 barrel. I put a HS red dot on it. After 1000 rounds, I had one FTE, but that was likely operator error on my part. Otherwise, it's been very dependable.
What I linked, is for a complete slide with barrel, recoil spring assembly, and Holosun 407K for $380ish.
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I love my G43 and it was my preferred EDC. I saw someone else mention that the Sig P365 was better than the 43. Well I owned both and never did like the 365 (I didn?t like the Sig 320 either). I don?t carry my 43 much since I got my Staccato C2.
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What I linked, is for a complete slide with barrel, recoil spring assembly, and Holosun 407K for $380ish.

What a great deal! I?m not a high volume shooter, but I felt like the slide was well made.
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That's odd. I've read several accounts where other people thought the exact opposite, and chose the 43x over the 365 after shooting both. I guess different strokes for different folks.

Exactly, some people born with a penis think they are women too. Different strokes.
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I love my G43 and it was my preferred EDC. I saw someone else mention that the Sig P365 was better than the 43. Well I owned both and never did like the 365 (I didn?t like the Sig 320 either). I don?t carry my 43 much since I got my Staccato C2.
I think the argument is more 10 is better than six if the gun is the same size.
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Huh..interesting, I always thought the G43 would sell like hotcakes over here in CA
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Finally took the Shield Z9 magazine to the range.

I'm having trouble so far.

It works fine with 8 or less rounds.

Going 9+1 is asking for trouble.

Going with any sort of flat nose or hollow point gets caught on the magazine.

The spring tension with 9+1 is insane and makes racking the slide difficult.

I will give it one more chance with round nose FMJ loaded up as hot as I can make them, but for now, this magazine is a range toy until it breaks in or I can develop a trouble free load for it. I'll even play with overall length.

Keep in mind folks............ yes, I'm using my reloads, but I developed a nice load that works in my G17, 19 34, 26, and 43 already across the board with OEM magazines. Now it's giving me problems, but it does work fine with 8, or just as 7+1.
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I think the argument is more 10 is better than six if the gun is the same size.
They aren't the same size. You can't fit 10 rounds in a space that only holds 6.
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^The 365 is smaller than my 43. The 365 accomplished 10 rounds by using thinner steel mags and staggering rounds instead of bulky polymer straight stack ones.
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^The 365 is smaller than my 43. The 365 accomplished 10 rounds by using thinner steel mags and staggering rounds instead of bulky polymer straight stack ones.
But the Glocks just work. I don?t care if I have to reload, i do it quickly and very well. I don?t trust today?s Sig as far as I can throw one. Glock magazines are “metal” with polymer encasing the magazine. They’ve been that way for a long time now. They handle far better than all steel magazines with “thinner steel” (your words). Drop your sig mag on the feed lips onto concrete and the chances are pretty good that they’ll bend. My Hk steel mags always bend if dropped onto the feed lips and/or have cracked along the weld seam that runs along the backside of all Hk mags. Not so with any Glock mags I’ve dropped onto concrete at the range.
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I?m not saying the sig is better. But a metric ton of people have got one that works. Just look at the sales numbers. These day a lot of guns just run. Just running no longer makes you the best.

I don?t think most people realize how hard it is to hit a moving target, with a pistol that is actively avoiding getting shot and making a complete stop on them. There is a reason that metro PD?s are running extended magazines in their pistols. They don?t think 17 is enough and they are not wrong.
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Turn it into an ankle carry gun or get a shoulder rig LOL
I miss my G43... as with most of the guns I've sold off. *sigh*
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^The 365 is smaller than my 43. The 365 accomplished 10 rounds by using thinner steel mags and staggering rounds instead of bulky polymer straight stack ones.
The grip looks longer to me. Maybe it's just my eyes. Certainly more real estate below the trigger guard.
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https://www.handgunhero.com/compare/...sig-sauer-p365

They have the same grip size down to a few millimeters. Check out the link. Holding both in your hand the 365 has more grip but smaller size overall. Handgunhero has the best virtual comparisons of almost any guns.

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Picked up my P365 yesterday. it’s really nice. I already like it more than any of my glocks.
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Picked up my P365 yesterday. it?s really nice. I already like it more than any of my glocks.
It?s a nice pistol but so is the Glock ~ the advantage is that Glock has a long proven record of reliability.

The sig and others are still making their way towards that goal.
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I have a Glock 43 in Cali. Its very small and thin compared to my G26. Good for CCW or a back up. I like it. Its very reliable, very easy to work on and theres a lot of aftermarket parts for it. I wanted a full grip on it, so I got a few Taran Tactical +2 base pads so I can put my pinky on it. Also helps add capacity
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Finally took the Shield Z9 magazine to the range.

I'm having trouble so far.

It works fine with 8 or less rounds.

Going 9+1 is asking for trouble.

Going with any sort of flat nose or hollow point gets caught on the magazine.

The spring tension with 9+1 is insane and makes racking the slide difficult.

I will give it one more chance with round nose FMJ loaded up as hot as I can make them, but for now, this magazine is a range toy until it breaks in or I can develop a trouble free load for it. I'll even play with overall length.

Keep in mind folks............ yes, I'm using my reloads, but I developed a nice load that works in my G17, 19 34, 26, and 43 already across the board with OEM magazines. Now it's giving me problems, but it does work fine with 8, or just as 7+1.
The z9 mags.are terrible
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https://www.handgunhero.com/compare/...sig-sauer-p365

They have the same grip size down to a few millimeters. Check out the link. Holding both in your hand the 365 has more grip but smaller size overall. Handgunhero has the best virtual comparisons of almost any guns.
P365 is a vastly superior gun vs a g43
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You can chill with the attitude?.

Type 3's can also be cleared using the same mag. How do you know your spare mag will work? What if you don't have enough rounds to begin with despite the spare?
What Attitude? No need to get all boo-boo’d now defending your side of the argument. Someone simply disagrees with your point of view. Deal with it.

…and clearing a jammed up/failed magazine as you suggested… Hopefully you never have to, but I’d love to see you trying to resolve that circumstance in the middle of a gunfight. Good luck with that.


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P365 is a vastly superior gun vs a g43
How so exactly? There’s been more reported failures and reliability problems with the P365 than the G43. Just GTS.

Excluding round count and for RELIABILITY if nothing else, the G43 outshines the P365. It just does. I’ll take a reload with a G43, knowing the gun will cycle everytime I pull the trigger, over a P365 with a larger capacity magazine any day.
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What Attitude? No need to get all boo-boo?d now defending your side of the argument. Someone simply disagrees with your point of view. Deal with it.

?and clearing a jammed up/failed magazine as you suggested? Hopefully you never have to, but I?d love to see you trying to resolve that circumstance in the middle of a gunfight. Good luck with that.



How so exactly? There?s been more reported failures and reliability problems with the P365 than the G43. Just GTS.

Excluding round count and for RELIABILITY if nothing else, the G43 outshines the P365. It just does. I?ll take a reload with a G43, knowing the gun will cycle everytime I pull the trigger, over a P365 with a larger capacity magazine any day.
Maybe early p365s? The g43 is much less reliable than currently produced p365s. Have both and shoot between 12 to 25k rounds a year through a p365. No issues with current ones.

G43 much more finicky about ammo, bullet weight, spring changes, and optics (if you cut for one)
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No kidding and Sigs are no longer made in Germany, now the US. Everything Springfield Armory Inc makes is cheap junk that Hellcat is made in Croatia. The 43 is made in US or Austria and they?re pretty transparent about it clearly stamped in big letters across the slide. Glock still makes most of their guns in Austria which is nice.
I don't think my Croatian made XD40 is cheap junk, as it is total quality. I also have 2 Sigs made in Germany, and 3 Glocks made in Austria, also like them.
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I'll be looking for a new carry gun to put on my ccw permit soon. The g26 feels too thick for me. I was thinking g43 or p365. Going g to have to rent and try for myself.
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I went through a micro gun ‘phase’, since I don’t carry I have since sold the ones I owned. The G43 always pinched the fat in my hands when I squeezed the trigger. It was a decent gun but not fun to shoot. The Colt Mustang felt better in the hands and really fun to shoot but couldn’t justify holding on to it since it was delegated to range shooting only.
My bedside was a Colt Commander and now a CZ P01. They are much better feeling and balanced when shooting. I kept an Sig P6 in my trunk for a while.
I’m a big proponent of the idea of CZ compacts or 1911 commanders as a carry. But I don’t carry soooo, just pissing in the wind.
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Sig 320 and sig 365 feel great in hand but with prior sig 320 drop issues... i sure as hell wouldnt trust a 365 no matter what. Glocks striker not being fully cocked and drop safe is hard to beat.
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I love the Glock 43! It's a great pistol. There are others out there that hold more rounds, but the Glock 43 is still a great concealed carry option!
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I bet if you listed that Glock 43 for $300 in Cali. it would sale fast.
If your parents or grandparents live in CA and they could peddle it to help their retirement accounts.
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There is one redeeming quality that will keep me wanting the 43. If you add a Striker control device, it now becomes the smallest 9mm you can reholster safely by ?thumbing the hammer?.

Until there is another SLIM 9mm carry gun with that capability, the G43 (maybe a 26) is the only appealing carry gun in my eyes.
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A 43X MOS with Shield 15 round flush fit mags will do everything a P365 or Hellcat can do or more. The primary criteria influencing your choice is the grip angle. Go with what grip you're more used to.
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Historical context, from what I can remember...

During the late-2000s, some German Gov/LE agencies were still using the .380ACP Walther PPK as a deep concealment sidearm for undercover agents and they put out a request for a replacement subcompact sidearm.

This prompted Glock to develop and make the .380ACP Glock 42 and 9x19mm Glock 43, as a replacement for those .380ACP Walther PPK.
^SIG developed/made the 9x19mm P290 for this request.

The German Federal Police (BPOL) ended up adopting the 9x19mm Glock 43 over the 9x19mm SIG P290, as the replacement for their .380ACP Walther PPK.
^This contract delayed the civilian market release of the 43, which is why the 42 was available 1-2 years before the 43 was released.

Lessons learned from the SIG P290 and P290RS, lead to SIG developing and making the P365.
Once the SIG P365 was released, SIG discontinued the P290RS.
I wanted a SIG 290 bad, until I saw one. They are really tiny.
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I bought a G43 upon moving to TX as one of my first carry guns. Later I bought others since you can pretty much get anything and that G43 was unused.

Tried to sell it on gunbroker, $300. Listed for about two months, no hits. LNIB.

PSA to all - that gun is kind of a POS compared to other options out there. Do yourself a favor and skip it:

- Low ammo capacity
- Not comfortable to hold
- Not particularly concealable for what it is (typical boxy glock)

So I still have it but I'm giving up. It's going into my SHTF bug-out-bag and will stay there.

Get yourself a P365 or Hellcat instead. Much more gun!

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Nope. Glock 43 with Magguts +2 rocks. The Hellcat is unknown to me; maybe it's just fine but the track record seems short.

The P365 is decent, but the whole discharge when shaken thing due to unknown circumstances (could be dirt for all we know) gives me pause. I am heavily invested in the SIG P365 to the tune of a stack of FCU's, extra slides and a pile of grip modules. It **was** the gun I was looking for, but I had what I really wanted already: the Glock 43. Small, compact, 7+1 or 8+1 and super accurate to stupid distances (50 yards).

I won't dump my P365 stuff any time soon. Maybe it'll shake itself out.
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