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Well I pulled the trigger and bought one, but haven't pulled the real trigger yet, so to speak!I I am a gun person by nature and have always owned several. My semi auto pistols consist of the old S&W model 645's. The glock is my my first hammer less semi auto. If anyone wants to share any tips, safe handling, or generalities about the gun I have open ears. As you can see in my picture, I bought a Watchdog Tactical pocket holster too. I have been practicing my draw with the new gun and holster, unloaded of course. The gun transitions easy out of the holster and my index finger is pointing forward every draw, so I guess it is safe to say that the gun has a great feel to me. Plus, my hands are probably on the small side and this is my first single stack. What a difference in feel over my old 645"s.

A couple of quick questions come to mind.

1. Correct Terminology, When pulling the slide and chambering a round, do you say a round is chambered and leave out the cocked part because there is no hammer. Just wondering on how to present myself to a officer if asked. Unfortunately, I get pulled over more for speeding in a year than probably every one on here combined. When handing the LEO my CCL I always tell them that I have a round chambered but the gun is uncocked. Referring to my 645's.

2. I have read much about some people being unhappy with the sights, would love to hear opinions on this.

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Were they out of .45's ???

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ps it's cocked in that pic (watch how the trigger moves forward when you cock it)
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
Were they out of .45's ???

Cool

ps it's cocked in that pic (watch how the trigger moves forward when you cock it)
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Do you live in a state where you must notify the officer if you catch a traffic stop ?
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Nice, go ahead and order Talon grips for it and enjoy.
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Good to know. I think that is my next gun.
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Do you live in a state where you must notify the officer if you catch a traffic stop ?
They already know by running your plate. I only tell them if they ask if I have a weapon in the vehicle. I respond by saying it is in the door pocket and loaded with one in the chamber. The last time about a month or so ago I was stopped the LEO told me he would blow his air horn when he was ready to return to my vehicle, and at that time to place both hands on the wheel while he approached.
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Originally Posted by CORALREEFER View Post
They already know by running your plate. I only tell them if they ask if I have a weapon in the vehicle. I respond by saying it is in the door pocket and loaded with one in the chamber. The last time about a month or so ago I was stopped the LEO told me he would blow his air horn when he was ready to return to my vehicle, and at that time to place both hands on the wheel while he approached.
Depends on the state, not true in FL.
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Like all Glocks the G43 is a striker fired pistol.

If a round is chambered the striker is cocked and ready to fire

There is no manual safety other than not pulling the trigger

Also like all Glocks the trigger and the sights suck. The trigger will get better the more it is shot. If you are mechanically inclined check online for the 25 cent Glock trigger upgrade. The sights are plastic which makes no sense for a defensive pistol. There are lots of good night sights available like Trijicon HD's

Your purchase will help support Cracker's retirement (his 401(k) is fully vested in Glock stock). He should be along soon to congratulate you
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Definitely order some Talon Grips...
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Do you live in a state where you must notify the officer if you catch a traffic stop ?
Bad advice NOT to tell any LEO when you are being stopped... A sure way to get a ticket if they find out your armed and did not say so, common sense.
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Coral Reefer,

The Glock 43 is a nice CC weapon. I have shot several. One friend bought two and had one gun that had a failure to extract but no issues after 200 rounds put through them.

Enjoy, good choice.... there are many choices available and some may have different configurations and features but none of them are any better.
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I've always wondered something cracker! If glocks are your thing, what the hell are you carrying a sword for?
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Bad advice NOT to tell any LEO when you are being stopped... A sure way to get a ticket if they find out your armed and did not say so, common sense.
In my state I am not required to notify. If I were to be stopped in my state I don't believe there would be justification to be ticketed simply for failure to notify.
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Originally Posted by Squidd Vicious View Post
In my state I am not required to notify. If I were to be stopped in my state I don't believe there would be justification to be ticketed simply for failure to notify.
My point was no warning for what I stopped you for (like speeding or whatever) You get the full deal if you can't be courteous and considerate but that is another thread... Glock on...
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I really like my 43, and i got a cool light/laser combo for pretty cheap. It's a streamlight TLR-6 and you can get a CC holster for the combo.
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My point was no warning for what I stopped you for (like speeding or whatever) You get the full deal if you can't be courteous and considerate but that is another thread... Glock on...
Oh Kaaaay, lets say, hypothetically, you stopped me for speeding and I was not required to notify you. I am neatly dressed in business attire, I pulled right over, placed my hands on the wheel, was courteous and polite, had all my paperwork in order and did not tell you I had a loaded concealed handgun. How would you know ?
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If the state does not require notification then no notification is required. Period.

LEO tries to get around it by asking but just because they ask does not mean you need to answer. My standard reply to any such question about guns, drugs, etc. is "Nothing illegal". Done. Repeat as required.

OP, if you feel that you want to tell that's your business and most LEO will be very familiar with a glock.
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
Bad advice NOT to tell any LEO when you are being stopped... A sure way to get a ticket if they find out your armed and did not say so, common sense.
Up here in free carry leo's automatically expect people that have in state reg to be armed we do not say unless asked . On the same token would not put any person in harms way

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