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Old 5 January 2019, 11:11
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Not particularly excited about either. I can't even remember which is which. I do have a male relative who is a borderline dwarf and can't hold a full sized pistol. The G48 might be good for someone like him. As for the G43X I have extended base pads that do the same thing. I also have zero interest in a two tone gun, I think it looks stupid. A meaningless quibble but Glocks are black, damn it!
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Old 5 January 2019, 12:13
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Thoughts on G43X and G48?
I'm looking forward to shooting both, and will certainly buy one of each. Probably going to wait a bit for any bugs to get id'd and corrected, first.

I've heard the rumor that the 43X/48 mags aren't compatible with the G43. Curious to get ground truth on that.
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Old 5 January 2019, 14:48
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I've heard the rumor that the 43X/48 mags aren't compatible with the G43. Curious to get ground truth on that.
My Glock guru-guy is telling me the 43X mags, in order to get the 10rds single-stack are a-bit wider by design and that's why they're not going to be compatible in the 43. He's telling me when you look at both the mags side-by-side you can see the design and size difference.

I have not had hands-on or even seen the 43X yet.
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Old 5 January 2019, 15:51
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My Glock guru-guy is telling me the 43X mags, in order to get the 10rds single-stack are a-bit wider by design and that's why they're not going to be compatible in the 43. He's telling me when you look at both the mags side-by-side you can see the design and size difference.

I have not had hands-on or even seen the 43X yet.
That's my understanding...but is unfortunate, as (IMO) one of the best features of the Glock platform in general is mag compatibility between different models (G26/19/17/34, etc).
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Old 5 January 2019, 15:55
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I yearn for a time when men were men, women were women and Glocks were black.
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Old 5 January 2019, 16:05
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I yearn for a time when men were men, women were women and Glocks were black.
The good news is that such places exist today. The bad news is that those places are all foreign countries. The rainbow Glocks are generally only sold in a couple countries.
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Old 5 January 2019, 17:36
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FDE and Coyote Brown is the new Black. Quit being stuck in the 1990s.
I love the brown.
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Old 5 January 2019, 19:26
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Another new glock model-48
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Old 5 January 2019, 19:31
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Another new glock model-48
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Old 5 January 2019, 21:50
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I like the idea of the 48. However, I probably won’t buy one since my 30 gets carried almost always and probably will for quite a while. The 43x seems pointless to me. I’ve had 9rd mags for it for a while. No need to buy another gun.
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Old 5 January 2019, 22:21
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A guy showed up at the range today with a 19X and let me put a mag through it. I need one. The trigger is pretty much perfect.
Why every trigger they make cannot be like the 19X is beyond me.

Its the best Glock trigger I own.
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Old 5 January 2019, 22:50
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I don't know what's different about it but it seems perfect right out of the box.
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Old 6 January 2019, 10:29
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I find it interesting how Glock has evolved over the years. I was comparing my Gen 1 to the 19X and saw a few similarities. I always thought the finger grooves were a mistake on the Gen 3 and 4.
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Old 7 January 2019, 10:06
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one of the best features of the Glock platform in general is mag compatibility between different models (G26/19/17/34, etc).

Agree, I have like 3 mags for the G26 and 3 for the G19 and like 16 for the G17 which will work fine in all of them.

ETA: and probably why I wont get a G43, the G26 works fine for a pocket gun.
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Old 7 January 2019, 10:09
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I always thought the finger grooves were a mistake on the Gen 3 and 4.
That seems to be the consensus but for me they happen to be in the right place so they never bothered me. That being said if I ever had any work done to the frame I would have them removed.
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Old 7 January 2019, 11:09
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That seems to be the consensus but for me they happen to be in the right place so they never bothered me. That being said if I ever had any work done to the frame I would have them removed.
Same for me also.
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Old 7 January 2019, 23:59
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I find it interesting how Glock has evolved over the years. I was comparing my Gen 1 to the 19X and saw a few similarities. I always thought the finger grooves were a mistake on the Gen 3 and 4.
I have a Gen 2 with no finger grooves and a 19X, Even though my fingers fit the grooves, I like the Glocks without them better.
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Old 11 January 2019, 08:56
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Not particularly excited about either. I can't even remember which is which. I do have a male relative who is a borderline dwarf and can't hold a full sized pistol. The G48 might be good for someone like him. As for the G43X I have extended base pads that do the same thing. I also have zero interest in a two tone gun, I think it looks stupid. A meaningless quibble but Glocks are black, damn it!
I currently carry the G36. I have carried and FIRED EXPERT with the G21. Small hands are NOT an excuse!
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