GLOCK Accepts TTAG’s Best New Handgun Readers Choice Award

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Love it or not (and I love mine) the GLOCK 43 made the biggest splash in the EDC pistol market last year. The slim, easily concealed piece of Perfection has found its way into the hearts and holsters of millions of People of the Gun. So much so, that you voted it the Handgun of the Year. That’s GLOCK’s Kie Wagner accepting the spoils on the SHOT Show floor.

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  1. avatar Mark says:

    A fine back up gun. Fits my pocket perfectly.

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    This is so unfair to TTAG. We gave Glock an award and, unlike everybody else, we didn’t get a bribe in return.

    Imperfect.

    1. avatar germanguy says:

      Thanks for the laughs Ralph.

    2. avatar Anon in CT says:

      Dude.

      You’re supposed to get the bribe up front.

  3. avatar glock26 says:

    This was the gun that was a day late and a dollar short. Remember?

  4. avatar Anner says:

    Well deserved. My new and favorite carry piece.

  5. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    I wouldn’t say the G43 made a splash… It was too little (of pistol), too late (of an enterance into the market.) At least, by my measure.

    Shield > G43, in every way, and I’m saying that as a guy carrying the G19.

    1. avatar twency says:

      I used to carry a G19 exclusively. Wanting a smaller option I bought a Shield. After the 43 was available. I agree the Shield is a better gun than the 43. (For me, at least.)

    2. avatar Stuki Moi says:

      But…. G26>Shield>G43… Leaving the poor Shield kind of jack of all, master of none. Limited to one CCW gun, I’d say Shield as well (of those three). But if one can have two? I’d say the Shield is either too small, or too big. Team Perfection’s strategy of surrounding it, worked, IOW.

      Funny enough, I felt exactly the same way about the M&Pc versus the 19 and 26, back before single stack mania. The perfect compromise, unless 2 is allowed….

  6. avatar BigBoy says:

    What does EDC mean?

    1. avatar Reef Blastbody says:

      Every Day Carry, i.e. your default concealed (or open now in TX if you have a CHL and choose to do so) carry handgun.

      1. avatar MurrDog says:

        Electronic dance concert. Glock is branching out into the day-glo and neon colored rave gun market.

        1. avatar rosignol says:

          Hey, it’s Gun Culture 2.0, right?

        2. avatar Cliff H says:

          A correction, sir – that is the Electric Daisy Carnival held in Las Vegas each year at just about the time in the Spring when it is confortable for the young female participants to attend with the minimal amount of (don’t arrest me for indecent exposure) clothing.

          I know this because I live in Las Vegas, not because I have ANY idea why it is a daisy carnival.

    2. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      It’s like you don’t even operate…

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        “It’s like you don’t even operate…”

        Optimally.

        Kie’s kinda cute…

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          … And here’s a video of her and R. Lee Ermey discussing actual gun safety:

  7. avatar Gabe says:

    Meh…the Sig P320 is the best new handgun

  8. avatar Ditto says:

    Sigh… I wish I were younger. Kie is kinda cute. And she knows about guns.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Here’s a video of her in 2013 when she worked for SOG:

  9. avatar James in AZ says:

    Make it in 45 and i’ll buy several

      1. avatar James in AZ says:

        Sorry brain malfunction

  10. avatar PointyHead0509 says:

    Regarding the Glock 43 vs. the Shield, I have both, like both, and carry one or the other everything I go out. The Shield is noticeably larger than the Glock 43, which makes the Glock 43 easier to conceal than the Shield. The Glock 43 has noticeably more felt recoil than the Shield, which makes the Shield easier to shoot than the Glock 43. If there is a difference in weight, don’t notice it. If there is a difference in thickness, I don’t notice it.

  11. avatar RickP says:

    GLOCK gets an award for being a johnny-come-lately to the compact pistol game. Sad.

  12. avatar Jason says:

    Shield any day, actually M&P compact. Almost the same difference a few more ounces for a huge gain in rounds. Smith needs to invest in prettier models.

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