For y'all who carry one of these, is there 2 cents worth of practical carrying and shooting difference between the 43, 43X and 48, considering their different grip and barrel lengths? I realize that magazine capacity is an issue.
For example, for concealment, the grip length is usually the worst offender. That would mean that (other things being equal) the 43 has the nod for concealment. In theory, a 43 with a +2 or +3 base pad should print less than a 43X. I wear medium gloves, so a longer grip isn't a must-have for me. Does better control from a long grip outweigh the concealment advantage of a shorter grip?
Same idea with barrel length. It doesn't really affect concealment, so the 48 should have an advantage with sight radius and muzzle velocity. Thoughts?
As I said, do any of these paper differences make a practical difference in how they carry and shoot?