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Old August 7, 2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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G43 - Tough Triggers!

I bought a Glock G43 a few weeks back. Love it, except for the insanely stout trigger pull.

Have any of you tried a Ghost disconnect specifically on a G43?

I know they work reasonably well on other models, but I've heard mixed reviews regarding how they work on a G43.

Thanks much.

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Old August 7, 2015, 07:33 PM   #2
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Is this your first Glock?
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Old August 7, 2015, 07:37 PM   #3
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The G43 trigger pull is quite a bit heavier than previous models. I put a Ghost Edge connector in mine which gave it a pull weight like my other Glocks.
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Old August 7, 2015, 08:06 PM   #4
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Not my first Glock. I have two 19, a 34, a 36, and now the 43.
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Old August 8, 2015, 06:12 AM   #5
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The 42's also have a noticeably (at first) heavier trigger than the larger guns, but its not a hindrance to shooting well with them. Once you shoot them a little, you dont even notice it.

Im guessing that since the likelihood of them being stuck in a pocket is higher than the others, they stiffened them up a little.
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Old August 8, 2015, 09:34 AM   #6
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AK103K, I am thinking the same thing...that they made the trigger pull stronger because some people are going to be carrying them in their pockets. Stronger trigger pull = less A.D.s

I am going to be carrying mine in a IWB holster. I was carrying my G36 for a while, but the G43 is much smaller, and with the defensive rounds for 9mm these days, I'd rather carry the G43. I hardly notice the G43 when I'm carrying it, and to be frank, I'm a lot more accurate with it than the G36. The G36 is about the only gun I have that I'm not accurate with...not bragging, it's just the fact. And it's not the recoil; I have a couple Smith 686s and a 629 and a Kimber .45 I shoot with no issues. With the G36, I've tried different ammo, stance, no luck. I'll probably be selling it to my buddy.

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Old August 8, 2015, 09:36 AM   #7
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I don't have a 43, but the Ghost connector did make a noticeable improvement in my 42.

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Old August 8, 2015, 06:30 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input. I'll probably do a polish job myself and if it still doesn't feel good, I'll get a Ghost disconnect.

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Old August 8, 2015, 07:53 PM   #9
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I am always amazed at different perceptions regarding issues like this. 5.5 - 6.5 lbs is an "insanely stout trigger pull" ??? To each his own.....and I mean no disrespect whatsoever....but that statement strikes me as flat out crazy.

But, as I said, perceptions differ.....WIDELY.
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Old August 8, 2015, 08:06 PM   #10
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Old August 8, 2015, 08:49 PM   #11
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An FFL dealer who is a friend of mine was selling two of them and said the same thing. I tried it out and it didn't seem too bad to me, not as stiff as the S&W Shield I owned. I run all my Glock triggers stock though.
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Old August 8, 2015, 08:55 PM   #12
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but that statement strikes me as flat out crazy
I feel your pain.

Im beginging to think its an "era" thing. The farther you go back from today, the stronger the trigger finger. The closer you get to today, the wimpier the trigger finger. Mmmmm....maybe it has something to do with weight distribution in the current American physique, and the XBox effect too.
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Old August 8, 2015, 08:59 PM   #13
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G43 - Tough Triggers!

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I feel your pain.



Im beginging to think its an "era" thing. The farther you go back from today, the stronger the trigger finger. The closer you get to today, the wimpier the trigger finger. Mmmmm....maybe it has something to do with weight distribution in the current American physique, and the XBox effect too.

I played my fair share of Xbox in college and I still learned to shoot on a Model 19 and a German P228 with a 12 lb. DA. I think it's all just a matter of perspective and past experience. I always tell people that if you can handle a heavy trigger you can look like a pro on a light trigger.

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Old August 8, 2015, 09:19 PM   #14
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I always tell people that if you can handle a heavy trigger you can look like a pro on a light trigger.
I agree 110%!

You also look like a pro with either too. Especially to those who havent bothered to learn to shoot DAO.
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Old August 8, 2015, 09:25 PM   #15
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If you shoot the heck out of it the trigger should smoothen up some, I wouldn't want to light of trigger for something that might find it's way into my pocket or someone else's for that matter. I have a friend who keeps buying these compact guns and complains he's not shooting as good as groups at 15-25yds. as we are with full size service guns with better triggers and sights. To each his own I guess.
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Old August 8, 2015, 09:45 PM   #16
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I shot these groups offhand, at 10 yards, sighting in one of my 42's. The ragged holes were multiple magazines worth (2-3 each). The holes surrounding them, were when I started to get bored, and got a little more "energetic".

The group under the chin, was basically a point shoot mag dump a little closer.



The 42's, and Im going to assume the 43's as well (I havent shot one yet), shoot just as well as their bigger brothers and sisters, and out to about the same distances. Their triggers are in no way a hindrance to shooting them well.
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Old August 8, 2015, 09:56 PM   #17
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My bad, I talked him into going to Glocks after the assortment of pocket guns he was trying, Glocks to me are much more easier for me to shoot than most other's of there type, ( I've been carrying 1911's for 35years ) I've been shooting a 43 a bit here and the trigger is a bit much and grip is small for my hand, but for it's intended purpose and shooting it off hand at silhouette targets I like it. I'm not going to hunt small game with it, but it's a fine conceal gun.
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Old August 8, 2015, 11:49 PM   #18
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There are actually some benefits to heavy triggers.
While everyone seems to go towards the lightest trigger they can manage, let me state another perspective.

Anyone who has ever fired a free pistol, or olympic quality air pistol, knows that even a light trigger on the scale can feel like a thousand pounds in competition. It's called chicken finger!
That's when one is psychologically afraid of pulling the trigger, and the lighter the trigger, the more likely that is to happen. Like freezing on the shot, and at that point the trigger feels like a ton. Because with a light trigger you will have less distinction of the break. Remember the old adage that fine muscle control goes out the window when nervous or scared or adrenaline dump and yes, that can happen in the heat of competition, no matter what the type, even the slow fire at the long line at 50 yards.

So with a heavier trigger one is able to do the pre-press with more confidence, not afraid that it will go off, not have to hold back so much and can concentrate on the press and just let the break happen.

And remember that all triggers break at a fraction of an ounce. How's that?
Because the weight is the press, but the break happens at some point in the press, so no matter if the takeup press is 2 pounds or 12 pounds, the break happens somewhere between 2 pounds to 2.01 pounds or 12 to 12.01 pounds.
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