In the battle of Sig Sauer P365 vs Glock 43, which firearm will win? Here is a detailed comparison of all featured and specifications of these two practical concealed carry pistols.
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Sig Sauer P365 vs Glock 43; Which is the Best Concealed Carry Firearm
As far as the length is concerned, Sig Sauer stands at 5.8 inches, while the Glock 43 is a bit longer and stands at 6.2 inches. On the other hand, the height is at 4.3 inches for the Sig Sauer and 4.25 inches for the Glock 43.
Lastly, the barrel length on the Sig Sauer is 3.1 inches versus 3.39 inches on the Glock, and the width stands at one inch versus 1.02 inches on the Glock 43.
Here, the Sig P365 has two notable double stack magazines with a ten-round capacity. One of the magazines has a finger extension. The Glock 43, on the other hand, features two polymer magazines with steel inserts. They are reliable and come with a six-round capacity, but you can always extend with plus one, two, three extensions.
It makes the Sig P365 more economical in that you do not have to spend extra money on magazine extensions.
The Sig Sauer P365 boosts an X series grip style that extends to the front, back and sides. It also features undercut grooves that allow you to position your fingers higher on the gun for better control. What’s more, it features recess grooves at the back and on the sides for your thumb and index finger.
The factory magazine release is not ambidextrous but can be swapped and is similar to that on the P320. The slide lock slide release also works well and has excellent traction.
The Glock 43, on the other hand, features a Gen 4 style grip that might need a grip tape or sandpaper pistol grips. This is to keep the gun in place, especially if you have sweaty hands.
It also comes with a Gen 4 magazine release that is functional and easy to use. Like the Sig P365, it is not ambidextrous, but it is reversible. However, as far as undercuts or recesses are concerned, the Glock 43 falls short, which is why many owners modify it. It is minimalistic without a thumb safety, but its slide lock slide works excellent.
- Both guns have rear serrations on the slides, which makes using the firearms easier. The ones on the Glock 43 could do with a little more toughness for a better grip.
- In addition to the rear serrations, Sig Sauer P365 also features front notches for a better grip of the slide.
It has the standard SIG swinging down lever for disassembly, which you only need to lock, and you are good to go. While most people may not add accessories to such a small firearm, the P365 features an accessory rail.
On the contrary, the Glock lacks a lever and only comes with standard Glock takedowns. And this makes cleaning and maintenance effortless.
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Though this was not the case sometime back, Sig P365 handguns now come with X-ray night sights that are high definition. This is in addition to the tritium vials.
Nonetheless, the Glock 43 flaunts some standard polymer U-notch sights that are easy to acquire in various situations except at night. This is why most people swap out the sights as soon as they get their Glock. Fiber optics, night or steel sights
Sig Sauer P365 will mostly go for 599 dollars – mainly above the 500 dollar mark. However, depending on where you shop, you can get a Glock 43 in the range of 400 to 500 dollars.
This makes the P365 a little more expensive than Glock 43, but a worth buy considering that a Glock 43 might need upgrades hence extra money.
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The trigger on the Sig Sauer does not come with a safety lever, but that does not mean that the trigger is not comfortable and smooth. Though less audible and crisp than in Glocks, it’s still functional and gives you the feedback you need.
Glocks come with a safety lever on the trigger on the flip side, but it does not go all the way in the trigger face. It is not a big deal but can be a bummer for people with long fingers. Additionally, it has a stout trigger pull that is predictable and audible, as is the reset.
That said, each of these concealed carry guns is functional and hence a worthy self-defense handgun. However, from a shootability, feature, ergonomic and optics point of view, Sig Sauer P365 is a better gun if you could have one.
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A lot goes into owning an everyday carry gun. Comparing and contrasting the available options is a great way to narrow down your choices and ultimately settle for the gun that best suits your needs and budget. Remember that different people are usually looking for different things in a gun, so you need your own comparisons.
Which one would you prefer between the two? Let us know in the comment section below!
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