Dennis from Nevada calls this the “EDC blues” and it’s easy to see why. He must like blue because it’s on several of his Glock 43 mods and his notebook, too. (Hey, I like blue, too.)

Years ago my first EDC was a Glock and I vividly recall when the 43 was new…and my surprise at the different feel and performance compared to the classic double-stack Glocks. What do you guys think: double-stack Glocks or the 42 and 43 singles?

27 COMMENTS

  1. Single stack = FLAT. Double stack = FAT. When you live in places that are HOT most of the year you carry single stack + a spare mag for your extra rounds.

  2. Why not the best of bothe worlds
    I carry a Sig P365 small as G43 and your choice of 10 or 12 rounds
    Have gad mine for over a year over thousand rounds not one hic-up

    • Maybe because some of us have carried for decades and are not going to switch every time a new gun comes out. Been rocking a Kahr for 20 years. Biggest move was from a K9 to a CW9 (some times carry both). To give up all that muscle memory for 3 rounds is just not worth it.

      • I’m with you. My EDC is a CM9. I occasionally carry my MK9 but it’s more a range gun. Most of my shooting is done with Kahrs. No matter which Kahr I shoot, my muscle memory is still being improved. Carried a P9 for about as long as they’ve been available. I traded a P239 for it. Switching to a lightweight handgun made me carry my handgun more often.

        I only carry my G43 when my CM9 is dirty.

  3. Stacks are for exhaust fumes. That pocket watch with metal bracelet for attaching to your wrist would seem quite bulky in one’s pocket I would imagine. I’d probably take the bracelet off if this was in my POCKET

  4. I carry either a Kahr CM9 or a G43 most of the time—or my CW380—or a single stack 9 and my .380.

    It’s easier to carry a single stack 9 and a reload than a double stack, unless it’s a P365

  5. PX4Storm Compact. A little beefy (but then, so am I) & accurate as hell. A 15+1 capacity makes it, along with the two 17 round mags on my belt, the best choice for me. In an AlienGear 3.0 IWB, I’m good summer & winter.

    • I picked up a sub compact Px4 in 40S&W from a friend who was moving to Kommifornia (love makes you do stupid things) and that is the only Sub Compact Polymer pistol that I have ever shot that the recoil was not bad at all.

      If I hadn’t promised to give it back to him when he returns to Texas. I would add it to my CC lineup.
      Also like that the subcompact mags actually have a little fold down pinky extension.

  6. I’ll stay with my G27 for my 40 carry but my 45 is a Shield and my 9 is a PPS M2 or a P938. o, I guess I bridge the single v. double debate.

  7. I carry a Walther PPS M2 in a vedder iwb holster in the hot summer months here in Texas with 2 extra 8 round mags. But when it gets cooler and start wearing heavier cloths, I use a CZ 2075D in a vedder iwb or Bianchi Leather OWB holster (was for my 75 or S&W 5904 but works for the RAMI) with 2 14 round mags or sometimes an extra standard 16 round CZ75 mag if I am going somewhere in a sketchy neighborhood.

    And a good knife and flashlight are always in the pockets.

  8. Depends. Sometimes Shield 9mm with 9 in the mag and 1 hot plus spare with 8. Sometimes Ruger P89 15 in mag 1 hot and spare with 15.

  9. Neither,. I carry some form of 1911 except in the winter up here in the Great White North. If I wanted a single stack subcompact it would be either a Sig 938 or a Kimber Micro 9.

    It looks like TTAG is becoming The Truth about Glock.

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