Does the Glock 43x render the G43 obsolete?!
CrossBreed scored big time and got our hands on the all-new Glock 43x and Glock 48 before they were released, which gave us the ability to have holsters ready for our customers!
We’re excited to have a full lineup of holsters available for all of SlimLine Glocks including the 43x:
Since we had some extra time with the Glock 43x, we brought in our friend and certified Glock Armorer Kyle Braschler from “The Armorers Fix” to give CrossBreed fans an exclusive in-depth breakdown of Glocks’ new firearms.
Here’s a rundown of some of the most obvious changes:
Height with Magazine
The Glock 43x has a height of 5.04″ vs the Glock 43 that measures 4.25″.
This change gives shooters more grip length for a fuller grip of the pistol and therefore better control.
The extended height allows another advantage over the Glock 43: room for more rounds. While the Glock 43 comes with a flush 6 round magazine, the 43x holds 4 additional rounds to bump those rookie numbers up to 10 rounds with a flush magazine. When it comes to magazine capacity, bigger is almost always better and the 43x is certainly delivering with an additional 4 rounds.
You can always add an extended slide and/or magazine extension to your Glock 43, as there are many options on the market today. From Pierce Grip to Shield Arms, you’re only limited by your budget.
The Glock 43x not only features front cocking serrations, but it also features an nPVD finish versus the standard Gen5 nDLC finish found on the Glock 43.
The verdict is out as to how the nPVD will stand up compared with the nDLC but hey, it sure does look nice!
I mean… it’s a Glock. Comparatively speaking, a new Glock 43 or 43x is going to run you about the same price but as always, there are always great deals to be found on sites like Guns.com, Gunbroker, and Brownells!
As you know, all firearms purchased online will be shipped to an FFL, not your front door, contrary to what the internet may say.
Keep it Holstered, Hoss
No matter what you’re carrying, it’s easy to see which CrossBreed Holsters will accommodate any combination of firearm and/or laser or lights! Simply use the SHOP ALL FIREARMS feature on our website to better narrow down your choices based on your preferred method and style of carry as well as your budget.
What do you think? Are the changes Glock made to the 43x enough to spark a purchase?
Sound off in the comments, we want to hear from you!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nathan Engelking is a husband, father, and friend who was raised to respect gun safety, grew an appreciation of conservation through hunting, and taught the importance of hard work and a healthy sense of humor.
An approachable marketing authority in the firearms industry, Nathan worked his way through training courses both on and off the range to become CrossBreed’s Executive Vice President of Marketing or BMOC as his employees refer to him.
When he’s not traveling to shows or keeping the office humming, Nathan loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing with his Post Malone bobblehead.
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5 thoughts on “Comparing the Glock 43x to the Glock 43: What’s The Big Deal?”
I’ve searched the entire web and haven’t found a single video of someone showing off A: The actual concealment of the 43x in their holster and B: The tuck ability of your shirt while concealing with said weapon/holster.
Hey, Joseph – we appreciate your feedback! We have several videos and pictures showing the ‘tuckability’ of our holsters but you can find our most recent one on our Instagram account right now! You can find it by clicking HERE.
Like!! Great article post. Really cool – thanks for the comparison.
Great points. I really appreciate y’all taking the time to highlight the differences on these for me.
Great article! Appreciate the research.