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Old 03-04-2020, 10:16 AM
ShipWreck ShipWreck is offline
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I've got the Glock "bug" - someone help me!

For people who know me, I am a HUGE DA/SA guy. Have been for years. Sure, I've owned several striker fired guns over 20+ years - but they really have not been my thing for the past 12-14 years or so.

Anyway, the Glock 48 caught my attention a few months back. But, I have bought so many guns over the years (3 digits worth), and didn't like them after I owned them. I didn't wanna make that mistake again.

Well, my local range finally got one to rent. I rented it a couple of weeks ago, and I loved it. This gun is fantastic for a guy with smaller hands. But, it still has a 4" barrel. I had the shop order me a blue label one with Ameriglo sights. It came in a few days later, and I took it to the range. Shot very tight groups compared to some of my other guns. Now, it is in my carry rotation.

The gun is very accurate. I like the way it shoots, and it fits my hands better than the double stack G19. What I like it that while it is thinner, it's not TOO thin. The Shield and the XDe seem almost TOO thin. But, the width of the G48 fits my hands just perfect. I only added a Hogue Jr grip to it, because I like rubber grips on most of my guns.

Now, I'm wanting a Glock 43X. Damn, what is happening to me...





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Old 03-04-2020, 10:35 AM
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I always swore that I would never buy a Glock or any plastic gun. I bought a p365 a little over a year ago but It wasn’t enjoyable at the range because shooting it hurt my hand. I then bought a Glock 43X with the Ameriglo sights & everything changed for me. I can shoot the 43x a lot & comfortably & the sights are great on it. Even at age 65 I learned not to say never.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:37 AM
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Do you really want help, or is it a rhetorical question?????

If you really want help, and you're definitely after plastic, then I'd recommend the CZ offerings. Once you try those, you'll likely not go back to Glock.

If it's a rhetorical question, then enjoy. Congrats on the find!!!!
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:38 AM
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Congrats. I didn’t have any plan or desire for a Glock 43 until I made the mistake of saying, “Let me see that to say I did.” First gun I reach for now for carry and one I don’t need suspenders for. Me and Hank Hill. Belly, no butt.

With the Shield Arms 15 round magazines the G48 and 43X are essentially a slim G19. Single stack grip with double stack capacity. I kinda want a G48 just so I can mix and match slides and frames to make everything from a 43 to a 43 long slide to a 43X to a G48. Different mags for the 43 and 43X/48 of course.

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Old 03-04-2020, 10:40 AM
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Do you really want help, or is it a rhetorical question?????

If you really want help, and you're definitely after plastic, then I'd recommend the CZ offerings. Once you try those, you'll likely not go back to Glock.

If it's a rhetorical question, then enjoy. Congrats on the find!!!!
Well, I can't carry metal guns anymore. I have hip/SI joint issues. I used to carry a fullsize Beretta 92 for years. Berettas have always been my thing - I think I've owned like 38 of them over 20+ years. Now, the heaviest gun I can carry is my Hk P2000... That has been my fulltime carry gun for the last 5 years.

However, this G48 is so light. I've been carrying it the last week and really love it.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:45 AM
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Well, I can't carry metal guns anymore. I have hip/SI joint issues. I used to carry a fullsize Beretta 92 for years. Berettas have always been my thing - I think I've owned like 38 of them over 20+ years. Now, the heaviest gun I can carry is my Hk P2000... That has been my fulltime carry gun for the last 5 years.

However, this G48 is so light. I've been carrying it the last week and really love it.
Funny you say that. Iím going to carry my M9 today. One of my favorite big guns to carry was an older SIG P220. The light gun was a SIG P938. Both of those just retired from the carry stack to be enjoyed at the range and cherished.
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:13 AM
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Congrats on discovering a handgun you shoot well and like. Kinda the only two criteria (after cost) that I use for my purchases.
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:21 AM
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Please take a look at a CZ P10c before you decide.

I have several CZs and they are all great.
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:01 PM
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Please take a look at a CZ P10c before you decide.

I have several CZs and they are all great.
Well, I have several polymer double stacks already. The thing that attracts me to the G48/43X is the frame size. It is almost single stack. With my smaller hands, this frame size is just perfect. Not as thin as the Shield and XDe, but not as fat as a double stack.

I have a Beretta APX centurion that I really like, and have occasionally carried that. And, then I have my main Hk P2000, as well as a Beretta PX4 compact. So, I am not looking for another double stack.

Plus, I've owned over 100 guns over 20+ years. So, I've owned almost everything at some point or another...

But, thanks for the suggestion
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:39 PM
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No surprise, and you don't need help. As much as a lot of guys like to admit, the Glock is simply "better", than anything currently made. It's the NEW 1911, only better value, more reliable, more accurate, simpler design. Enjoy your Glock!
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:49 PM
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No surprise, and you don't need help. As much as a lot of guys like to admit, the Glock is simply "better", than anything currently made. It's the NEW 1911, only better value, more reliable, more accurate, simpler design. Enjoy your Glock!



On a serious note, the Shield Arms 15 rd. mag for the G48 (& G43/G43X) has changed the playing field re weight/size/firepower. A G48 with the capacity of a G19.


https://shieldarms.com/glock-43x-48-15-round-mag
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:50 PM
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You've succumbed to practicality. Nothing wrong with that. It's just not a "cool" gun with soul. It has no mojo. It's vibe is: one of the tools on an officer's belt.

But it will serve you well, no doubt.

Hey, I collect amazing classic cars. But I also have, and use, a Toyota truck. It's all good.
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:50 PM
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No surprise, and you don't need help. As much as a lot of guys like to admit, the Glock is simply "better", than anything currently made. It's the NEW 1911, only better value, more reliable, more accurate, simpler design. Enjoy your Glock!
Now that's funnny!!!!! Well done!!!
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Old 03-04-2020, 02:14 PM
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On a serious note, the Shield Arms 15 rd. mag for the G48 (& G43/G43X) has changed the playing field re weight/size/firepower. A G48 with the capacity of a G19.


https://shieldarms.com/glock-43x-48-15-round-mag
I have seen the utube on the 15 round mags but I canít find one in stock to buy for my 43x. Is there a place to get them from?
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Old 03-04-2020, 02:20 PM
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I have seen the utube on the 15 round mags but I canít find one in stock to buy for my 43x. Is there a place to get them from?
They are on back order - but I have read that you can still order them from the manufacturers website, and just wait until they ship
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Old 03-04-2020, 02:36 PM
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Buy it and enjoy shooting it. There is nothing wrong with owning a Glock. Whether you like them or hate them they are very good and reliable guns.
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:21 PM
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Agree with some of the above....go with a CZ is you want polymer.
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:25 PM
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:25 PM
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Psst ! Talon Grip Tape is your friend
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:47 PM
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ShipWreck, you asked what's happening to me. What happened is you discovered one of, if not the most reliable handguns on the planet. As a bonus it sits low in the hand bringing recoil almost straight back allowing very quick target recovery. They are accurate, as you discovered, light, & easy to carry. Enjoy, youre on a great path.
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Old 03-04-2020, 04:00 PM
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Psst ! Talon Grip Tape is your friend
Actually, I like the slight palm swells and finger groove.

I don't like the fullsize Hogue, but this is the Hogue Jr. I have one on my Walther P99, PX4 compact and Hk P2000. I plan to put one on my M&P Shield too - I ordered it yesterday.
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:33 PM
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:27 AM
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Take a deep breath

Ship,

Take a deep breath and slow down! If you are concerned about CARRY get a HIGH RIDE holster which takes a serious load off your hips for your SIG P365! GIT RID of those Glocks, now! All non-carry guns can get shopping carted to the range so stop worrying about carrying them!

I've been a Don Hume fan for their OWB for my larger guns for a while, but recently bought a Cardini (now known as MAX carry) leather OWB Open Top thinking an OWB Left hand might be an option as a BUG. I often times carry the Sig (or Beretta Nano) as the primary in the pocket. Anyway,the MAX Carry came in really stiff, but broke in nicely quick! I might consider this same holster for some of my primary strong side OWB carry options!

Anyway, prior to mid-October 2018, I wouldn't have even been considering TWO weapons on the hips (Severe Osteoarthritis - bone-on-bone grinding with bones spurs jumping the gap -- Genetic). Now that I've had DOUBLE HIP REPLACEMENT surgery and a quick recovery, I can actually ride a bicycle again and realize just how miserable I was.

Seriously, shop for a reputable Orthopedic Surgeon who can show you details of your bone structure, lack of cartilage, whatever. It may very well change your life.

In general, the Doctor is last person I'd ever want to visit, but I bit the bullet, actually contracted a female Family Practice Doctor who easily knew my mobility was restricted, listened, and verified via pin pointed X-RAY that was even obvious to my eyes that non-surgical alternatives were NOT going to work. Thus being able to "recommend" MY preferred specialist. It does help to have someone on the inside to weed out the incompetents -- thanks, Honey!

YOU OWE THIS MEDICAL ATTENTION TO YOUR BERETTAS (and maybe your significant other)! DON'T DELAY!

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Glock (Gen 3) was my very first semi-automatic pistol. Super-easy to disassemble, ate everything I fed it with nary a whimper and could be cleaned with just a baby wipe. I loved it...until I shot the Walther PPQ and realized I hated it. The Glock trigger sucked, the Glock grip ergos sucked and my groupings sucked (compared to the PPQ). I got rid of it in short order, and I no longer buy plastic pistols...unless they're a gift for someone (if I were a wealthier man my gifts would exclusively be 1911's, but *sigh* alas, I am not), and the PPQ is the only Tupperware pistol in my collection (and only because it's the ultra-rare "First Edition"). After discovering a love of the 1911 I wouldnt own a Glock if you gave it to me. In fact, one was given to me (on trade) and I immediately traded it for a CZ Rami. The other problem with Glock is...they're just ugly. You dont have a bug, you have a full-blown major illness. 😉

Kidding, of course. Shoot what you enjoy and can shoot proficiently.
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:50 AM
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They are on back order - but I have read that you can still order them from the manufacturers website, and just wait until they ship
For reference.... I ordered two back-ordered 15-round G48 magazines on Friday February 28 (6 days ago) from Shield Arms and they shipped yesterday. They are simply calling them “back-ordered” , but in reality the demand is high and they are just filling the paid-in-full orders before placing excess stock for sale immediately. Don’t let “on back-order” stop anyone. I wasn’t expecting to see these arrive until April or May, but here I am a week later ready to beat my wife to the mail so I can toss the package in the bushes before she sees yet another package.

And I’ve also been bitten. I’ve had many Glocks over the years....in fact I’ve had at least 7 Glock 19s. I always shot left....no matter how far I moved the sights, so I got rid of them or threw them in an apocalypse safe somewhere. After some internet discussion on another forum, I decided to dedicate a little time to my Wilson G19. A month later, it’s my EDC and I’m shooting lights-out with the sights nearly perfectly centered (I still have them drifted a tiny-bit right).

Not to derail the thread, but I had been practicing drawing my 1911s from holster (empty) and was failing to squeeze the grip safety enough with my high-hold that I lost confidence in my ability to reliably use one in awkward self-defense draws. Just my story....the 1911 remains top of my list. I just carry and shoot the Glock better for self defense purposes.

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