Glock 43 and Sig V-Crown 9mm 115gr JHP Ammo

Glock 43 with Sig V-Crown 9mm 115gr JHP Ammo
Glock 43 with Sig V-Crown 9mm 115gr JHP Ammo

I’m a firm believer that you should test ammo before relying on it in your everyday carry pistol. Until today, I hadn’t put any hollow points through the Glock 43. Given that I prefer to carry with hollow point ammo, I was anxious to run some though the pistol.

The hollow point ammo up for testing today was Sig Sauer V-Crown. I’m happy to report that the Glock 43 operated flawlessly with the 40 rounds of Sig V-Crown 9mm 115gr JHP ammo that I put through it. Of course, I’ll definitely want to run some more through the pistol. But for now, that is enough to give me some confidence that I can carry with this ammo.

On a sidenote, in our last Glock 43 post I mentioned a failure to eject malfunction. I was positive that it was due to the poor grip I had on the pistol during that particular round. For today’s test, I switched to the magazine with finger extension. This definitely improves my grip on the pistol. And as expected, I experienced no further issues.


Cumulative Range/Function Test Results – Glock 43
Test # Ammunition # Rounds Results
1 Winchester 9mm 115gr FMJ 50 No Issues
2 HPR 9mm 115gr TMJ 50 1 Failure to Eject – Shooter Error
3 Sellier & Bellot 9mm 115gr FMJ 29 No Issues
4 Sig V-Crown 9mm 115gr JHP 40 No Issues

Glock 43 Specs:

  • Caliber: 9×19
  • System: Safe Action
  • Length: 159 mm / 6.26 in
  • Width: 26 mm / 1.02 in
  • Length Between Sights: 132 mm / 5.20 in
  • Height: 108 mm / 4.25 in
  • Barrel Height: n/a
  • Barrel Length: 86 mm / 3.39 in
  • Weight:
    • Unloaded: 509 g / 17.95 oz
    • Loaded: 634 g / 22.36 oz
  • Trigger Pull: ~25 N / ~5.5 lbs
  • Trigger Travel: ~12.5 mm / ~0.49 in
  • Barrel Rifling: right hand, octagonal
  • Length of Twist: 250 mm / 9.84 in
  • Magazine Capacity:
    • Standard: 6
  • More Info: Glock

Sig Sauer Elite Performance Ammunition

Sig V-Crown 9mm 115gr JHP Ammo:

  • Stacked hollow point bullet design with additional hollow point cavity
  • Unique toothed cannelure half way up shank ensures maximum weight retention and terminal expansion
  • DUCTA-BRIGHT 7A™ coated brass cases provide enhanced lubricity, superior corrosion resistance, and reliable feeding and extraction
  • Low flash propellant
  • Also, V shaped jacket skives and scores provide controlled, uniform expansion.
  • Calibers:
    • 380 AUTO, 38SPL, 9MM, 38 SUPER +P, 9MM, 357SIG, 357MAG, 40S&W, 10MM, 44SPL, 44MAG, 45AUTO, 45COLT
  • More Info: Sig Sauer Ammunition

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