thompsonkrav posted:

Picked mine up today and it feels great. The reach to the trigger is short and I can see that I'll have to fight jamming my trigger finger in up to the first joint.

Pat McNamara has something to say about the trigger finger, might be something to think about:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g2-46CxSLA 


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Cytez posted:
thompsonkrav posted:

Picked mine up today and it feels great. The reach to the trigger is short and I can see that I'll have to fight jamming my trigger finger in up to the first joint.

Pat McNamara has something to say about the trigger finger, might be something to think about:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g2-46CxSLA 

I've put about 300 through mine and can't group shit with it.  Swapped the factory sights out for Ameriglo agents, which I have on my 19x.  I'm almost positive it has something to do with the grip dimensions and my trigger pull, since I'm consistently pulling left (but no real grouping).  I really wanted to like the gun, but I'm leaning towards trading it for a 26 for the time-being.  My 43 pulls to the left a little, too, but it's not as noticeable when I shoot that and I can group with it.

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I picked up a blue label 48 on Sunday. I only had time to put 100 rounds thru it. I was generally happy with it. I want to upgrade the sights and find a holster for it. I plan on replacing my S&W shield with this in a couple months as my prefered carry if all goes well with it.

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How a gun fits your hand doesn't get the merit it deserves.   I've had people ask me which is better, G43 or Shield.  And/or which one do I have.  My answer is that I prefer the Shield because of the way it fits my hand, not because it is objectively better.  How it fits affects where your trigger finger naturally falls on the trigger, which then affects how you press the trigger and whether that pushes shot to the left, or pulls them to the right.  I've fondled the G43x and G48, I haven't shot them.  I've been following some extensive threads regarding shooting them and it doesn't appear they have a mechanical defect that affects the accuracy, it's a fit issue.  The common observation is that the longer, slightly thicker grip feels better than the G43.  I personally don't like the G26, but others prefer it to the G48 or 43x.  Once again, it comes down to personal preference.  So if you bought one, can't shoot it straight and find you don't like it, you got the bad luck of the draw.  Nothing wrong with the gun or with you, it just isn't a good fit.

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Fun story, but really not me: guy who used to do my job (old range bitch) retired several years ago. Went to work at some gun counter out of boredom. 

One of his coworkers asked him to take him out to our range (retirees can still use it when nothing official is going on). Coworker of retiree just bought a G48. Old Range Bitch (ORB) has some old 9mm lying around - factory reloads from decades ago.  We used to buy them as practice ammo for when we had MP-5s, and I’m sure he squirreled away partial boxes of leftovers. 

ORB’s coworker shoots one mag, then hands it off to ORB. ORB fires 2 rounds. The 3rd Kb’s the gun. Cracked the frame behind the trigger guard, shoots the mag out, extractor goes into low earth orbit - just makes a mess of the gun. Complete case-head separation. Shows me the pics. Minor scrapes, no real injury. 

I just thought it was fun they shot a gun that was maybe 45 minutes old and it blew up. No doubt bad ammo - so Glock likely will not replace it.  He says he really liked the gun until it blew up. Now he thinks he has a flinch. 

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SPDSNYPR posted:

Fun story, but really not me: guy who used to do my job (old range bitch) retired several years ago. Went to work at some gun counter out of boredom. 

One of his coworkers asked him to take him out to our range (retirees can still use it when nothing official is going on). Coworker of retiree just bought a G48. Old Range Bitch (ORB) has some old 9mm lying around - factory reloads from decades ago.  We used to buy them as practice ammo for when we had MP-5s, and I’m sure he squirreled away partial boxes of leftovers. 

ORB’s coworker shoots one mag, then hands it off to ORB. ORB fires 2 rounds. The 3rd Kb’s the gun. Cracked the frame behind the trigger guard, shoots the mag out, extractor goes into low earth orbit - just makes a mess of the gun. Complete case-head separation. Shows me the pics. Minor scrapes, no real injury. 

I just thought it was fun they shot a gun that was maybe 45 minutes old and it blew up. No doubt bad ammo - so Glock likely will not replace it.  He says he really liked the gun until it blew up. Now he thinks he has a flinch. 

So he really liked it for one mag plus 3 rounds one of which Kb’d the gun?

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MOJONIXON posted:

So he really liked it for one mag plus 3 rounds one of which Kb’d the gun?

Yup - this guy is really funny. He visited a few days ago, and I took him down to our shift brief. He had everyone rolling - he's just a really funny guy. 

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"No doubt bad ammo - so Glock likely will not replace it." 

My buddy blew up his G27 with his reloads, and Glock DID replace it.  He even called them to see if they could fix it and got the shop crew on the phone "Hey guys, it's Mr Abcd!   Mr Abcd, are you OK?"  And a new gun came to him with (he swears) the same serial number.  Of course, this was back when Glock was getting a bad reputation for KBooms in .40 S&W pistols so maybe they were trying to improve PR.

As soon as I got the G48 home a few days back, it was slide switcharoonie time.

Yes, the G48 slide fits right onto the G43 frame.  I am even going to fire it that way, once I can manage to get to the range.

Glockmeister's sale this week resulted in an order for TruGlo sights and I've ordered the adapter to fit the skinny slides to my sight pushing tool. 

The G48 trigger is great.  I guess it is the Gen 5 version and it is noticeable better than the triggers on my Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glocks.

Glockmeister is taking pre-orders for the magazines, although the pre-order price at Brownells is $2 lower.  I haven't seen anybody online who actually has them in stock yet.  My pistol was not one of the police purchase ones and it came with 2 mags.  Maybe the LEO pistols will have more, I don't know.

AIM Surplus got some in today but they already sold out

https://aimsurplus.com/glock-m...48-9mm-10rd-magazine

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SPDSNYPR posted:

Fun story, but really not me: guy who used to do my job (old range bitch) retired several years ago. Went to work at some gun counter out of 

 He says he really liked the gun until it blew up. 

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libertarian45 posted:
SPDSNYPR posted:

Fun story, but really not me: guy who used to do my job (old range bitch) retired several years ago. Went to work at some gun counter out of 

 He says he really liked the gun until it blew up. 

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I feel the pull of one of those 48s.  

I stopped by my old agency today for my LEOSA card.  The Alpha Captain who gets to pick gun shit had a big box of Glock and box’o Springfield Armory 9mm pistols. 

I’m not a Glock fan but the G48 seems to be a really decent pistol.  The G19 might be more conducive to swapping magazines with duty size guns but the G48 (and G43X) are very nice EDC pistols.  

Bart Noir posted:

As soon as I got the G48 home a few days back, it was slide switcharoonie time.

Yes, the G48 slide fits right onto the G43 frame.  I am even going to fire it that way, once I can manage to get to the range.

 

Interested to hear how that goes

Finally got my 48 but all they had was the craptastic plastic sights available and I want to upgrade to night sights. Searching all over I'm unable to find the correct size/model. I'm assuming that the 43 sights are what I need but wanted to check first before ordering.

Yep it uses 43 sights.

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FYI, I've seen a video of a company testing their flush fit, 15rd magazine for the G43x/G48.  Probably a metal magazine to get enough room for it to fit 15rds.  No idea yet if there are any restrictions on bullet shape, or the intended price.  If they are cost effective, durable and reliable, they'll set a new bar in the compact 9mm market.

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MSRP is supposed to be $39.99, hopefully they're reliable and metal mags won't destroy the mag release.

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Shield Arms is the outfit that is working on the 15 rd. flush fit mag.

Like anything today, there are a variety of perspectives. Mine is that a forty dollar mag that increases capacity by 50% in a slim pistol is the one to carry- if it is reliable.

If this pans out, I may have to buy a Glock again, dammit. 

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Finally handled a 43x yesterday. Basically...Glock made a Shield..

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So, I went to grab some ammo for tomorrow,  and ended up walking out with a G48as well.  I like it a lot thus far and will put rounds through it tomorrow.   

My guy doesn't like the two-tone lik of the new glock offerings,  and does in cerakote at NO cost, because he can't stand it that much.  I dont care much for it either, and so it's done in graphite black.  

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The best thing about it is having already purchased and run a G43 for about 2 years now,  I really walked out with the capability of 4 hybrid pistols.  The standard G43 and G48 above,  and a G43X and G43L below. 

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The slides swap and function flawlessly and I'll put some rounds through in each configuration tomorrow.  For  summer or minimalist carry, these options are almost perfect.  

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I just picked up a barely used G48, finally putting rounds downrange tomorrow.  It's really light and slim plus the grip feels great- it's going to be the perfect non RDS summer carry gun for me.

My only concern is replacing the sights- I'm finding very contradictory info on if 43 sights will work so I just put on a set of Trijicons and will find out soon enough. I'm not crazy about the silver finish, but it's growing on me. I accidentally scraped the holy hell out of it installing the sights and the scratches pretty much wiped off, so it seems pretty durable. And everyone needs a pimp gun at some point, right? 

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HST 124gr (both standard and +P) should be fine for the 43/43X, but with the 48 I'm sticking to the standard 147gr. Whatever you do, avoid the 150gr HST- they somehow lost their ballistic superpowers on that one... it does terrible in gel tests. 

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bjw182005 posted:

So, I went to grab some ammo for tomorrow,  and ended up walking out with a G48as well.  I like it a lot thus far and will put rounds through it tomorrow.   

My guy doesn't like the two-tone lik of the new glock offerings,  and does in cerakote at NO cost, because he can't stand it that much.  I dont care much for it either, and so it's done in graphite black.  

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The best thing about it is having already purchased and run a G43 for about 2 years now,  I really walked out with the capability of 4 hybrid pistols.  The standard G43 and G48 above,  and a G43X and G43L below. 

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The slides swap and function flawlessly and I'll put some rounds through in each configuration tomorrow.  For  summer or minimalist carry, these options are almost perfect.  

He threw in a free range bag also since ive paid his mortgage the last few months.  15562389296498993576428232657288

It was my understanding that the G43 was not interchangeable with the G43X and G48, due to the different external and internal dimensions, and the use of different (wider) magazines.

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The magazines don't interchange, but the slides and barrels will swap.

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Dorsai posted:

The magazines don't interchange, but the slides and barrels will swap.

I know some people have swapped out the uppers, and they fit, but how do they function in terms of reliability and safety, given the different dimensions?

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From what I understand it's like swapping a 17 slide for a 34. The frames are the same, it's uppers that are slightly different. 

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kaltesherz posted:

From what I understand it's like swapping a 17 slide for a 34. The frames are the same, it's uppers that are slightly different. 

I thought that the frames were a little different too, as the G43 is not supposed to be able to use the G43X/G48 magazine, due to it being wider.

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MWL posted:
kaltesherz posted:

From what I understand it's like swapping a 17 slide for a 34. The frames are the same, it's uppers that are slightly different. 

I thought that the frames were a little different too, as the G43 is not supposed to be able to use the G43X/G48 magazine, due to it being wider.

Regards.

Mark

43X and 48 have the same frame, but the 43 uses the same slide as the 43X. It's all a little complicated... 

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The G43x and G48 share the same frame, with a 10rd mag.  The G43 has a 6 rd magazine and can't use the 43x/48 10rd mag, and vice versa.  But the slides are interchangeable between the 3.  Allegedly, Glock has heard the displeasure regarding the silver slides, and is releasing versions with the standard black color.

On an interesting note, I've read a few threads on other forums regarding magazine options for the G43x and G48.  With slight modifications, the Mecgar CZ75 compact magazine (15rd capacity) fits.  It is a little bit long and doesn't lock the slide back on an empty magazine, but people are exploring options.  Apparently, the only modification necessary is to cut a new mag catch.  The floor plate is not flush fitting, but I expect that Mecgar might consider making magazines if they perceived a demand.  However, I would also suggest a steel mag release if one is made to avoid the steel mag tearing up the polymer mag catch.  To be 100% functional, it needs a modified follower so that the slide will lock back.  That's a fairly easy engineering task for Mecgar.

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Finally got some time with my new 48, here's what I found:

200 rounds, mix of GECO 124gr FML and Federal 147gr- 0 malfunctions. Despite being much slimmer and lighter, still very comfortable to shoot and not snappy at all. The trigger on mine is pretty heavy but seems to have smoothed out a little (take this with a grain of salt as the carry G19 has a Taran Tac trigger job). It's pretty accurate and easy to shoot. Here's 50 rounds of 147gr at 7 yards:

I was aiming between the eyes, so I still need to drift the sights a cunt hair to the right. Also it's a little low, probably due to using 43 sights- Glock now offers tritium sights explicitly for the 48 which I might be trading out for shortly. 

My GF has a hard time shooting semi's well (strangely she's a murder machine with my S&W 581 .357), but she shoots this guy really well. It's noticeably slimmer in both slide and frame, and it's got a really comfortable grip. Yet it's got the recoil impulse of a G19. 

The only drawback after shooting it a bit is slide bite. I shot Glocks for years with no issues, then after carrying a VP9 for a year suddenly my grip has changed and I need beavertails on my Glocks. I'll work on my grip a bit and see if I can correct it over time- either that or just get used to missing a chunk of my hand.

I carried it for about 24 hours with the Vedder Holster it came with and can tell you with absolute certainly that it's a very noticeable difference vs my G19. Much much easier to conceal and lighter. I can easily carry under a t shirt, which is impossible with my G19.  The previous owner didn't think it really had anything on his G19, but that's where it really shines and I'm happy to finally have a CCW that bridges shooting and concealing well. Hell, it even seems to draw faster than my G19. I'll be ordering a mag carrier ASAP (I usually carry a spare anyway),  as 10+1 isn't bad but I'd have a much bigger piece of mind with another 10 rounds.  

 

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