Glock 48...like or dislike?

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Kirk Freeman

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I went M43X. Bought a few.

I wear it in a Kenai when rucking. Have Blade Tech for belt carry.

My hand hangs off but they shoot well for me even with the HST rounds that I carry. Every platform is a compromise.
 

Denny347

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Just bought a 43X and am waiting for my 2 Shield Arms 15rd mags to show up. I was really eyeballing a 48 but settled on the 43X, the shorter slide was more appealing to me. My off-duty gun has been a Gen5 G19. I bought one of the first Gen5 to be released. LOVE that gun. However, the 43X will carry the same number of rounds and weigh significantly less, sign me up. I did find the perfect AIWB holster in the Tenicor Velo2. Wow, it is the most comfortable AIWB rig I've worn, and I've worn dozens.
 

bwframe

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I cannot speak to the interesting G48/G43X, because of my (mainly magazine,) investment in the original G43.

Something to think about on switching back and forth on the differerent Glock platforms is that small variances in grip can sneak up to bite you. If you don't stay in tune with both platforms, your consistant accuracy can go away.

I shot a season of steel matches with the G43 and called that my handgun practice overall, only shooting PCC otherwise. End of the year, I drug out the G34 for a USPSA match. Shot terrible with the bigger gun.

Luckily I "relearned" by the end of the match, but the first 100 rounds were not up to standard. In a self defense situation, that could have been problematic.
 

2A-Hoosier23

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I cannot speak to the interesting G48/G43X, because of my (mainly magazine,) investment in the original G43.

Something to think about on switching back and forth on the differerent Glock platforms is that small variances in grip can sneak up to bite you. If you don't stay in tune with both platforms, your consistant accuracy can go away.

I shot a season of steel matches with the G43 and called that my handgun practice overall, only shooting PCC otherwise. End of the year, I drug out the G34 for a USPSA match. Shot terrible with the bigger gun.

Luckily I "relearned" by the end of the match, but the first 100 rounds were not up to standard. In a self defense situation, that could have been problematic.
Great point. Shot the crap out of my G43 for 2 years or so before buying a G19 recently. I thought, a Glock is a Glock, so however well I can shoot the 43, I should be able to shoot the 19 better...

Not quite. Even after lots of dry practice and an okay amount of live fire (considering current ammo prices), I now shoot just "okay" with the 19, still not as well as the 43.
 

BigRed

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I recently picked up a slightly used Glock 48 9mm pistol and I finally got to shoot it this past weekend!
I actually like it...it's accurate, the grip is more than comfortable in my (somewhat) smaller hands, and the 10+1 magazines are sufficient for what I need!
Thoughts from others who have one... like... dislike... anything you would like to see improved on it, etc


While I am not a big Glock fan, I do like this pistol for CC.
 
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