Glock 43X and or the G-48

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  1. scaatylobo

    scaatylobo Member

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    I would LOVE to hear from anyone that has shot one of these,other than a gun writer.

    The average guy might actually dump on either one without fearing their cred's with the company would be in danger.

    I do admit to being a "glock guy" in as much as I most often EDC one.

    So I am not looking for a tromping of the guns,just an honest 'every day guy' breakdown of them
     
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    I only have 500 rounds through my 43X, so I’m still getting to know it. I’m liking it. It pretty much shoots like a G43. If you like the G43, you will probably like the 43X. If you don’t like the G43, you should maybe look at something else.

    It’s hard to explain. Comparing the 43X to my G43 with Pierce +1’s. It’s like Glock added to the grip to add more rounds, and at the same time the grip has the same contact points in my hand. So even though its bigger when you pick it up, it handles the same when I shoot it. I thought it might be a little softer shooting but its not.

    On the plus side, it holds ten rounds. And so far, no problems of any kind with Blaser, Tula, and my standard reloads aka "Glock Chow". I am not ready to call it a carry gun yet, but it does fit fine in my current G43 holsters.
     
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    Thank you for the comparison.

    I have a G-43 and love the grip and the way it shoots.

    Not as accurate as my P365,but that has an issue for me as to grip angle.

    But I miss the extra rounds in the Sig,so the G-43X may be the next buy.

    Still rockin the G-23 that I have carried for about a 1/4 century..

    Only carry the G-43 when I want to conceal REALLY well,including an ankle rig .
     
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    I picked up a 48 as a possible replacement for the 43s I and my wife carry. I have not shot it, and after both of us determined that there wasn't a great need for it, it's now listed for sale.

    I like that if one has a 48 and a 43, they can create a 43X or a "43L" with a simple slide swap. Any of those four combinations fit fine in my open-bottom 43 holsters.

    For my purposes, carry style, and body type, the footprint of the 48 is large enough that I might as well just keep going with carrying my Glock 19 (which also gives me a weapon mounted light and RMR). Basically, the hole between the 43 and the 19 is so small as to not be worth filling.
     
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    I finally handled a G48 yesterday, and it immediately landed on my Want List. I don't know if it's at the top, but it's certainly near it.
     
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    I've considered them, but the grips take them out of pocket territory for me, which is the way I use my G43. There would nothing wrong with hanging them from my belt in a holster, but I already have enough belt handguns. OTOH, I expect they'll do just fine that way.
     
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    I’m torn between the two. I like the feel but can’t decide if I want the longer sight radius or the more compact 43x
     
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    I have a G-43 and am thinking the 43X is the one I want.
    More of a purchase on the grip,extra rounds,about as easy to conceal as I don't pocket carry.
    But the G-43 would still be a better ankle rig .
     
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    If you have a G43, consider going for the G48. You can swap slides with your 43 to create a 43X, while also having 3 other potential combinations for different guns.
     
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    I have not had the pleasure of shooting either, they sure feel good in the hand. The 48 just may be the perfect Glock, but then the same could be said of the 43X. Confusing at times!
     
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    Only problem is,I lose the extra rounds in the longer 43X & 48 grips.
    Which is a really good reason that I am looking at the 43X & 48.
     
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    If I didn’t live in Cali I’d have a 48
     
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    Apologies in advance if I'm misunderstanding or could have been clearer above, but you'd still have those rounds. Take a Glock 48, put a Glock 43 slide on its frame, and you've assembled a 10-round Glock "43X". Put the 48 slide back on that same frame, and you've got the capacity still. Or, you can use the smaller 43 frame with either slide on it for something that's better suited to deeper concealment.
     
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    Sorry if I misunderstood.
    Thanks for making it clear and I see your VALID point !
     
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    My 48 feels great, but I can't seem to shoot it very well, I have a 43 that shoots much more accurately . Granted Ive only put 200 rounds through it so Im not giving up on it yet.
     
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