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Old 10-22-2019, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Glock 48 or 43x opinions

Looking at getting one of these for my daughter for a LTC gun. Does anybody own one or have shot one of them yet. Both are 9mm. Trying to get her to take a look at them this weekend and see what she thinks. If she likes either or both, I will look for a place that has them to rent so she can try them out.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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They're both great. I'd probably go with the x because it's slightly more concealable without sacrificing functionality and accuracy

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Old 10-22-2019, 11:56 AM   #3
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Any reason for the 43x over the 43 for her? The 43 will conceal easier.

The 43x and 48 should have the same grip length so they will conceal almost identical. I got the 48 for myself and love it but my wife can’t conceal it well with everyday wear. She has a 42. She’s pretty small though
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:57 AM   #4
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I just bought the 43x and shot it and qualified with it yesterday. It is an approved duty weapon for us and of course an approved back up gun. It is a tremendous little gun. I have carried a Glock 27 for off duty and office work days for the last 11 years. I like the 43x a lot better. The slimmer frame gives me a better purchase on the gun and there is very very little recoil with the 9mm. The magazines are 10 round magazines but will hold and will function properly with 11 rounds in them. I don't advise carrying 11 in it since they are made to hold 10 but just food for thought.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:59 AM   #5
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Any reason for the 43x over the 43 for her? The 43 will conceal easier.

The 43x and 48 should have the same grip length so they will conceal almost identical. I got the 48 for myself and love it but my wife canít conceal it well with everyday wear. She has a 42. Sheís pretty small though
Just personal preference. The x has a longer grip and I think helps with accuracy, while still having the slim frame and slide. You're right about all that. I just prefer shorter frames for concealing vs grip length. But I appendix carry. You can't really go wrong with any of
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:05 PM   #6
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Any reason for the 43x over the 43 for her? The 43 will conceal easier.

The 43x and 48 should have the same grip length so they will conceal almost identical. I got the 48 for myself and love it but my wife canít conceal it well with everyday wear. She has a 42. Sheís pretty small though
Only two I have seen. Trying to stay single stack so the grip is not oversized. I donít know anything on Glocks. I prefer XD for myself but she doesnít like the grip on my XDS.

Probably look at others also. Need dummy proof. Would go to a revolver if I could get her to carry it. She doesnít like them.
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:09 PM   #7
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Only two I have seen. Trying to stay single stack so the grip is not oversized. I donít know anything on Glocks. I prefer XD for myself but she doesnít like the grip on my XDS.

Probably look at others also. Need dummy proof. Would go to a revolver if I could get her to carry it. She doesnít like them.
The regular 43 is single stack also just with a shorter grip. You should take her to try them as I can say my wife couldnít conceal a 43x frame worth a crap unless she changed how she dresses. The 42 she has is even smaller but itís 380. They all shoot really well
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Not sure if it is an option but, may want to check out the shield 9mm. Wife tends to shoot the shield better than the Glock 43x.
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:20 PM   #9
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Not sure if it is an option but, may want to check out the shield 9mm. Wife tends to shoot the shield better than the Glock 43x.
100% agree

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Old 10-22-2019, 12:24 PM   #10
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Default Glock 48 or 43x opinions

I have the 43 with an extended grip/mag, and a shield 40. My wife and I both prefer the shield.


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Son-n-law has a shield. I will let her try it also. She would like a .45 but with her size, she not going to hide it.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:07 PM   #12
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My brother has the 43X and I like it, he looked at a few different pistols and ended up with that.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:18 PM   #13
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Trying to get her to take a look at them this weekend and see what she thinks. If she likes either or both, I will look for a place that has them to rent so she can try them out.

This is the best advice in the whole thread. If you do this, you'll find the best gun for your daughter.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:33 PM   #14
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Don’t know a lot about the Glocks but I love my Sig 938
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:14 PM   #15
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I prefer the Glocks, but another bonus of the Shield is that you can get one for under $200 right now.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:36 PM   #16
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Son-n-law has a shield. I will let her try it also. She would like a .45 but with her size, she not going to hide it.
If you can, try the Sig 938. I've had both and like the Sig better. My normal carry is a Glock though.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:39 PM   #17
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Unless sheís used to shooting a gun with a manual safety also look at the Sig P365 over the 938.

I know you said single stack but the 365 has the same or slightly smaller footprint than the 43 with double the ammo capacity.


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I bought my wife a 43 and looked hard at the 43x. While the X gives you more magazine capacity and a little more grip area, at the end of the day I wanted some a little more "concealable".
I have had her out shooting it at the range on a regular basis and she really likes it. I was never a Glock fan only because I had never owned one. I am more of a 1911 guy but the owner of the gun shop I went to talked me into the 43 over the P365. He used to shoot competitively for Glock so obviously he is partial to them.
For overall simplicity I decided on the 43.
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Default Glock 48 or 43x opinions

I carry the 43x and Sig P365. I am not a Glock fan but I do like the 43X...only because Shield Arms makes a flush fit 15rd mag for it. I prefer the size and shootability of the P365 but the 15rd capacity of the 43x makes it a good carry option.


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I prefer the Glocks, but another bonus of the Shield is that you can get one for under $200 right now.
I love the 42, and considering a new gun for my daughter. Was thinking 43
Shield has safety? Where is it sold less than 2 bills ?
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Unless sheís used to shooting a gun with a manual safety also look at the Sig P365 over the 938.

I know you said single stack but the 365 has the same or slightly smaller footprint than the 43 with double the ammo capacity.


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I'm completely happy with my recent 365xl purchase.
That gun feels right and carries well.
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I love the 42, and considering a new gun for my daughter. Was thinking 43

Shield has safety? Where is it sold less than 2 bills ?


Several places online have the Gen 1 shield safety or non for at or under $250, plus S&W is currently offering a $50 rebate.


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The way these guns operate now, I fail to see the need for a manual safety for an adult.


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Old 10-22-2019, 10:41 PM   #24
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The way these guns operate now, I fail to see the need for a manual safety for an adult.


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Iím with ya. No need on a striker fired pistol.


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Old 10-23-2019, 09:22 AM   #26
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Qualified with my 48 about half a year ago. Great gun for me to conceal (Iím 6í1). But I would like a 43x or 43 slide for little lighter weight. For a smaller frame, I wouldnít mind a 43 with an extension. That is probably a better bet for someone with smaller hands that donít really need the extra grip length of a 43x/48.




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Old 10-25-2019, 11:52 AM   #27
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I carry the 43x and Sig P365. I am not a Glock fan but I do like the 43X...only because Shield Arms makes a flush fit 15rd mag for it. I prefer the size and shootability of the P365 but the 15rd capacity of the 43x makes it a good carry option.


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Do you actually have a 15rd? Iíve yet to see them get to anyone. Iím waiting for one for my 48
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:17 PM   #28
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Any 43X owners having issues with the gun hitting left? I shoot my 43X slightly high left. I figured it was just me, but have read a few reviews where others were having the same issue with the 43x even after changing out sights.
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Son-n-law has a shield. I will let her try it also. She would like a .45 but with her size, she not going to hide it.


Take a look at the Glock 36

Single stack 45

Not much bigger than a 43 (but it is a little bigger)



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Qualified with my 48 about half a year ago. Great gun for me to conceal (Iím 6í1). But I would like a 43x or 43 slide for little lighter weight. For a smaller frame, I wouldnít mind a 43 with an extension. That is probably a better bet for someone with smaller hands that donít really need the extra grip length of a 43x/48.




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who did that stipple?


Im really wanting a 48 but put a 19 together for CC just in time for the 48 to come out
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:18 PM   #31
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Son-n-law has a shield. I will let her try it also. She would like a .45 but with her size, she not going to hide it.


Donít get hung up in caliber. There is no discernible difference in terminal performance between 9mm/40/45ACP.

The 9mm will be easier to shoot in a subcompact and will also hold more rounds.


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who did that stipple?





Im really wanting a 48 but put a 19 together for CC just in time for the 48 to come out


Rubber grip not stipple. Texture is great, huge improvement over factory finish.

https://www.handleitgungrips.com/


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Rubber grip not stipple. Texture is great, huge improvement over factory finish.

https://www.handleitgungrips.com/


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even better!

The sprayed on texture of my duty gun is coming apart and needs replaced. I guess its got 11 year 5 day a week carry life
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Do you actually have a 15rd? Iíve yet to see them get to anyone. Iím waiting for one for my 48
Not yet. Been impatiently waiting for mine. They said Oct. shipping and itís getting really close to Nov.
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Not yet. Been impatiently waiting for mine. They said Oct. shipping and itís getting really close to Nov.
Dang I was hoping they were getting out
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