Skip to comments.Glock G43X MOS: The Ultimate Compact Self-Defense Gun?
Posted on 04/19/2021 7:25:17 AM PDT by Onthebrink
The pistol is named G43X MOS — for Modular Optic System. The MOS configuration allows the G43X MOS to mount a variety of optical sights directly to the pistol’s slide, which when mounted, allows for “faster target transition and quicker sights acquisition of your target,” according to the Glock website. In the case of the Slimline group of Glocks, cuts are made into the pistol’s slide for micro-optic mounting and are covered with a removable cover plate.
The G43X MOS also features Glock’s Marksman barrel, a polygonally rifled barrel with “enhanced rifling” for improved accuracy. In contrast to most traditional barrels which have rifling grooves scored in the inside of the barrel, Glock pistols forego traditional rifling scores and are instead polygonal.
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A red dot sight will work fine on a compact pistol for concealed carry, if the sight is no wider than the pistol slide. But pistols with red dots are expensive.
1911s are obsolete in their original design. You have to throat the chamber mouth to feed most HP, and the the leaf spring style extractor gets more stress. There is a reason cars do not use leaf springs anymore.
All modern designs have the feed ramp integral to the barrel, and use a coil spring rocking extractor.
I am a mechanical engineer who wasted a lot of money on 1911s in my youth because all of the hype about how great they are.
You have to spend a lot money on 1911s to get them to the standard of modern engineered pistols that cost a fraction of what the custom ones do.
Some of the new 1911s have been built with modern features and tighter tolerances, and I do like them.
You know, I think it’s about to be a good time to buy a pistol -because- Ammo is in unavailable. Two thoughts;
You can play the “I’d buy it but there’s just no ammo” to negotiate a better price.
And second, most dealers keep a small back stock on ammo so they can send you out the door with a box or two.
That ammo can at least get it operational even if you can’t enjoy it at the range again yet.
My brother has a 1911. When he buy a new box of ammo, he runs the cartridges through the action and set aside any that seem like there’s a problem. He uses them for reloading.
"My mother hung me up once."
Because life doesn’t always run on percentages.
Because most doesn’t mean always.
If your not training at longer distances.
You are short changing your skill level.
Just because you can not for see it happening dose not mean it well not.
I bought a Colt "Combat Target Model" 1911 back in the 90s, and it would not feed the HP I kept for defense. A gun shop told me it needed to be throated. Magazine writers always wrote about how great 1911s were. They are all hype because they served the Military so long. They were using hardball ammo in combat, and that is what it was designed for back then.
here’s is just one example of a need for longer range accuracy.
By Dean Weingarten
When I first heard the reports of a pistolero making a long shot, stopping a mass murder and saving the life of a police officer a year ago, I knew that I would work to find the details if the possibility were offered
details and pictures at the link
The new breed of 1911 do not have a lot of the problems the older ones did.
I say pre 1990 made ones.
I am by no means am a die hard 1911 fan.
I own more Glocks then 1911s but the 1911 is a worthy platform to have in ones arsenal.
That is still my favorite carry pistol. I’ve tried several but I always come back to that one.
A nice red or green laser completes the “system”!
Nice S&W revolvers were less than that, because everyone was trading them in. When "Lethal Weapon" came out, everyone had to have a 9mm Beretta because it could shoot smiley faces at the back of the range, just like Mel Gibson in the movie!
I heard you could not find a S&W M29 44 Mag in a gun store when "Dirty Harry" came out.
Taking a shot at 50 yards towards a perp is outside of the original ultimate “Self Defense” weapon premise as stated in the article.
Self defense as taught is more focused on the immediacy of reaction and the accuracy of that reaction to the imminent threat as it presents itself.
A 50-yard shot is more of a Hail Mary pass with intent. The officer was very, very fortunate that that shot was successful and that it saved the life of the officer.
But, although not impossible at all a 50-yard shot would certainly get the attention of criminals and maybe even ward them off from their attack.
I get blue label pricing, so there is no negotiating. Besides, with every pistol going out the front door as fast as it comes in the back door, there is no incentive for dealers to negotiate.
In certain cases it is not out of the realm of self-defense.
Just because one does not process the skill to to something oneself.
Doesn’t not mean others do not process the skills to do the same.
It is a jewel! I was turned on to it by a pal who is a sheriff’s deputy, the department bought them all 43xs as their backups. I got mine six months ago, it resides on my ankle and is barely noticeable. All things considered I prefer a .45 1911, but it is almost three times as heavy when fully loaded.
So which is it, the 43x more expensive or the Sig?
“In certain cases it is not out of the realm of self-defense”
A 50 yard shot with a compact?
That 50 yard shot that was cited in the article you sent me was made with a Colt Python .357 with a 6-inch barrel. That’s not a compact.
Here’s the quote:
“That’s when Stacy received the call for help, grabbed a .357 stainless Colt Python with a six inch barrel and headed toward his friend’s RV.”
A compact in the right hands can still make a 50 yard shot or further.
With a dot sight makes it even easier.
When my eyes were 40 years younger the best group I fired with a compact Walther ppks in 380 was 4 inches for 5 shots at 100 yards.
Using larger handguns 50 yards is easy if one is properly trained.
100 yards plus is very doable.
Killed a coyote at 32 yards with my 2 inch 38 and another at 50 yards with my 3913S@W 9mm.
It not the pistols that are the problem most are plenty accurate.
It is the shooter.
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