The long awaited and begged for single stack 9mm Glock has finally arrived. I expect it to be an excellent performer in all categories, but I have no intention of buying one. At least not yet.
The main reason is one of economy. A while back I was in need of a single stack 9mm and of course the Glock 43 was not on the radar yet. So instead I picked up a Kahr CM9 and all the necessary supporting gear and it was performed with boring reliability (just like I suspect the Glock will). So how do the 2 guns stack up? The following table will show you.
As you can see the Kahr is slightly smaller, lighter, yet offers the same capacity as the Glock. I have yet to shoot a Glock 43 so I don’t know how this relates to in terms of performance, but I do know that the Kahr CM9 shoots just as well as my Glock 19. It just needs to be reloaded more often.
Next is the cost of switching platforms. First is the cost of spare magazines (rough guess is that they will run about $35 each). Then there is the cost of a holster at around $150 and a Laser Sight at $240. As you can see the cost of supporting a new platform is more than double the estimated retail cost of the G43.
So there you have it. It’s a question of cost that leads to my choice. I may eventually switch to a Glock 43 but I don’t have any compelling reason to do so right now.
David Codrea on the new law in Indiana.
I also find it curious that many of those upset about the new law in Indiana under the guise that it violates civil rights, are also those who express an interest in denying individuals their civil right to self-defense.
FBI Admits All Registered Motorcycle Owners Are On Classified Gang List.
After a few moments of introduction, Lancaster bluntly asked the following question,” Mr. Cornia, if I were to make the statement, all registered motorcycle owners are currently showing on a classified FBI gang list, would the statement be true or false?
Cornia responded by saying, “That would be a true statement, the FBI has been collecting and compiling Department of Motor Vehicles and Drivers License Division records for the purpose of adding those that own motorcycles to a classified gang list since 1994.
Yeah I know a redundant question. It’s just fun to watch them paint themselves into a corner they can’t get out of.
Misfires and Light Strikes has the chilling details.
“Any 5.56 round” is “a challenge for officer safety,” he said. Jones asked lawmakers to help in a review of a 1986 bill written to protect police from so-called “cop killer” rounds that largely exempted rifle ammo like the 5.56 because it has been used by target shooters, not criminals.
The reality of the situation is that there isn’t a rifle round out there I am aware of that won’t penetrate your standard officer’s vest as most are rated to stop 9mm or .357 Magnum. Some will go up to .44 Magnum, but at increased weight and discomfort. For rifle proof vests officers would have to strap on 10 to 15 pounds of ceramic plates like our soldiers in Afghanistan.
Banning a popular round for the most popular rifle in America will be the proverbial camel’s nose under the tent that the anti-civil rights activists have been trying to get in place for a long time. Do not think this is out of ignorance. The anti-rights faction is well aware that rifle rounds pass through soft vests with ease. Once they get one banned under this guise the rest follow and with it the arms to use them. An added benefit is this will greatly reduce hunting nationwide a goal many anti-rights activists share with anti-hunters.
Fortunately such a ban may be difficult without Congressional approval. The last attack to ban ammunition via administrative fiat may have been able to work had it not gained so much attention. However this does not mean we can relax, in fact we must be more vigilant than ever. We must also engage in education outreach to both the general public and legislators regarding rifle bullets and what they do. Finally we must push for stronger legislative protections against administrative bans as was recently tried. Yes, we have the Second Amendment but courts are still either outright ignoring or pushing the boundaries of the Heller and McDonald decisions. So it would be best to have a comprehensive approach rather than take a chance something may slip through.