For those of you that have been running the G43 for awhile, are you finding that it has the same level of reliability as the G26?
How reliable has the G43 been when firing with less than optimal grip or stance? Such as weak handed shooting or supine positions.
I ran a borrowed G43 for about 150 rounds on a static range and was very impressed, but am hesitant to replace my Colt Detective or S&W 642 with it.
Thank you for the input.
Shield owner with about 700 rounds through it. It's cycled everything I've put in it from crappy reloads to hsts and golden sabers.
I was in the same boat as you - years ago I sold my j frame to a co worker and bought a cm9 with the money. It had a decent trigger but everything else about it was a no-go for me. A trip back to kahr didn't fix the reliability issues so I traded it to a friend for an aim point, bought my j frame back from the co worker and drove on with the revolver.
In another attempt to skin the cat, I bought the shield from PSA when they had those insane deals last year and it's been a great purchase. In my opinion, other than the niche of pocket carry, the shield does everything I ask it, in a better way than the j frame. My revolver hasn't been out of the safe since I bought the shield and ensured its reliability.
I carried a g27 as a back up on duty for 15 years. It was reliable and I loved the fact that it took g22 and 23 mags. The older I got, the less fun it was to shoot, and I definetly felt it after a day at the range. No problems like that with the shield, although that could be a product of 9 v 40, rather than the platform.
After being a glock shooter for so long, the shields trigger took some getting used to and it's still a learning process. That's the only trouble I've had with it.
i know you asked about a g43, but I consider the shield as essentially the same animal.
These are just my observations and as always, ymmv. If you pocket carry the majority of the time then the g43 might not be for you. Other than that, I don't think you'll be disappointed in the g43.