glock 43 vs 48

We take the Glock "43x" and the 48 to the range to see if there is a difference under time pressure. The Glock 43 dimensions make it an adorable mini Glock. Interestingly, I seemed to shoot the G43X better than the 48. $499.00 . Stainless always looks better than black, and the G48 and G43X are certainly eye-catching guns. Joe Matafome says: February 19, 2019 at 21:45 . I’ll admit that I had my own opinions on both pistols when Glock announced them. The wider frame at the same length of the 43. The silver nPVD coated slide and front serrations are the other two features that stand out. I’m able to conceal my Glock 19 most of the time. This gun shoots a little smoother and is easier to shoot accurately at longer ranges. Out of all my pistols, she settled on the Springfield Armory XDs as the one that felt right for her. This makes the entire setup much more comfortable. I assumed the first hands-on time I would get with them would be at the upcoming Shot Show 2019. It lacks finger grooves completely and only features rear serrations. First off, I’d like to say that I am not a Glock fanboy. Looking for more CCWs to choose from? I don’t doubt the Glock 43X, and 48 will be big sellers. I didn’t have a Sig P365 to compare them to but check out Gun Talk’s Glock G43X vs. Sig P365 video here. And the 6″ Glock 17L would absolutely slam that plate down. Both guns are the famed polymer Glock frame. I hate slide bite, and Glock gives it to me, especially the small ones. A Perfect Fit – GLOCK Introduces Two New Slimline Models. Whether or not they will offer the pistols in the usual all black finish remains to be seen. It was a relatively cold morning in Louisiana at about 40 degrees. The shorter barrel makes IWB way more comfortable than the longer barrel of the 48. Both guns look great, and the G43X may look better to some. Not a huge difference but they're so similar that I went with the 48. Weight: Glock 43 is 3 oz lighter. I am really glad they went with the Gen 5 grip without finger grooves. OK, so let’s cut to the most important difference between the two guns. As I said earlier, I didn’t think either of these would replace what I currently carry. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "aed471587266dedaf782ef4e2f1e231a" );document.getElementById("a29a53d660").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Glock Adds More Slimline Pistols with the Glock 48 and Glock 43X, However, when compared to the Glock 43X the Glock 48 is longer and heavier. The Glock 43X and 48 are designed to take a different route than the traditional pocket pistol. The Glock 48 doesn’t have an accessory rail and seems to be too thin to get a red dot mounted to it so I wouldn’t trade out my Glock 19 for the Glock 48 simply to gain 4mm less width. In all honesty, my favorite is the Glock 48, and I might add one to my collection if Glock added an optic’s ready option to the G43X I might have to grab one of those too. Proper Sight Alignment and the Keys to Accuracy, [FIRST REVIEW] The New Ruger-57 5.7x28mm Pistol. My main problem with Glocks is I get slide bite, and the addition of those grip beavertails is great, but they are bulky. I carried the Glock 22 for 15 years until our department switched to the S&W M&P. Clinger Holsters designs comfortable and adjustable holsters. Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by JORDANE410, Aug 15, 2015. Like the G45 this is a new addition that might become standard sooner than later. Firearms Face-Off: Glock 43 vs. SIG P365 Kat Ainsworth - 04/28/2019 When SIG officially launched its P365, my social media feed was inundated with its praises from both inside and outside the gun industry. 4 0. In the 1980s, the Austrian armed forces needed to replace the firearms from WWII with new ones. The gun is not necessarily a known generation in the Glock world. Winner: Glock 43. The longer grip of these two guns means they are easier to hold and easier to control. The 48 just took its place. I just don’t carry any of them or use them as my home defense pistols. In a falling steel plate match, the sponsors adjust the plates angle so only a solid hit will knock it down. The Glock 26 and 43X both have a 10 round magazine capacity, while the 43 only holds 6 rounds. The XD became my primary EDC since it was released back in 2014. It also comes with glock night, sights or their mirror glow. (The G43X has the same slide length as the original G43 of 6.06″.) The same frame equals the same thin width at only 1.10 inches wide. It was at the biggest firearms industry trade show in the world, SHOT Show that we got our first hands-on with both guns. The magazines are both ten rounders and have the same generation 5 high visibility follower. The Glock 19 is wider by a about a quarter inch (1.34” wide for the G19 as compared to the 1.1” wide for the G48). The difference being that the Glock 43X has a length similar to the Glock 43 and the Glock 48 has a length similar to a Glock 19. The grip texture is the same as the Glock 43 which has squares (or pyramids) that do not protrude as much as the textures on the Gen 4 and Gen 5 models. If I want 10 rounds, would I prefer the G26 or the 48? I own numerous Berettas and like shooting them to this day. Search for: Search. Add to wishlist . I think you’ll love the 365 and it’s a great little gun. SMYRNA, Ga. – January 2, 2019 Today, GLOCK, Inc. announced two addition s to the GLOCK pistol family. The G48 is great for IWB but to me its a better OWB gun (Clinger Holsters offers great Glock 48 holsters for OWB or IWB carry). Get one – if you like Glocks, you won’t be sorry. In this episode of TFBTV, James gets his hands on Glock's two newest single stacks, the Glock 43X, and the Glock 48. These dimensions have long been considered the perfect compromise for a concealed carry gun and easy to control weapons. If you want an easy to carry appendix carry option or you are a person with a smaller build go with the G43X, but if you want something easier to shoot that can be comfortably carried OWB and IWB then the G48 is the choice for you. The Glock series of handguns all have very similar ergonomics., In … I’ll leave the reason for the switch for another article. Well, there’s always next week to work with it. The Glock 43X has a 3.41-inch long barrel and an overall length of 6.5 inches. var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_b55b37"); rcds.appendChild(rcel); Yet I don’t carry it often because the grip pokes out. At first glance, you might fail to notice the … I was quickly reminded of why I need to get to the gun range to train more often, one of my 2019 resolutions. They are both thin, single-stack guns with a similar finish, and they are in the same caliber. Read our analysis on the 50 best concealed carry guns here. Got one last week. But I enjoyed shooting both pistols. The larger grip makes it easier to eject the magazine in my opinion. This is because, though Glock make a big thing out of it, the difference in size between the two weapons is actually pretty minimal. Glock is a master of mass production, and it shows in these two guns. I like the idea of the Glock 48. With standard Glock stippling. They stand out in a sea of black slides and black polymer grips. rcel.src = """&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+referer; The G48 is great for IWB but to me its a better OWB gun (Clinger Holsters offers great. 3D Printed Guns: What Are They and Why Are They Controversial? Glock 43x vs Glock 43: Fit and Finish . Everyone had different wants and needs so what works for me may not work for the next person. Not sure if the Glock 48 is necessary. I grew up shooting Berettas. The magazine catch of both guns is reversible and can be set up for right and left-handed shooters. I had fired the 43, as well as numerous pocket pistols and found the G43X and G48 to be pleasant shooters. These guns are designed to be easier to shoot and easy enough to be concealed. This is critical because the gun will be pressed against the body and exposed to sweat when it is being carried in deep concealment. I was very surprised, and it has colored my concealed carry choice since then. One of the first to get our hands on the Glock 43X and Glock 48 to do a detailed review after shooting 250 rounds through each of these 9mm pistols. It’s very easy to flag yourself with the 43X when you attempt a press check. Shot it last Friday. Much like any heated courtroom battle, the arguments over which gun is “the best” can play out with all the furor of a well-scripted television drama. I carry appendix and the Glock 48 barrel length is not uncomfortable, never carried the 43x. When it comes to the magazines these small single stack guns have thin single stack magazines, they are very easy to conceal and carry. Well done !!!!!!! If I want a longer barrel, I already have my G19. Neither pistol has a manual safety and instead, you get a small trigger safety that keeps the weapon from firing until the trigger is fully pressed. The 43x and 48 tell me the Glock should build the 43/8. The integrated Beavertail into the G43X and G48 need to become a stock Glock option. Their thin nature makes them comfortable to carry, especially in an IWB configuration. I have a g19,26, and 30s should I get a gen 4 17 or the new baby 43 I primary carry the 26 or 19 and don't think it's to big. The Glock 43 is smaller, the Shield carries more ammunition as standard. The shorter the barrel and slide mean you have a shorter overall sight radius, which makes the gun harder to shoot accurately. Glock models like the G42, G43, and now the Glock 43X and G48 fall outside of these typical generations. Anyway, the plates were set up properly. “The G48 requires a dedicated holster,” advised MC in one post. These dimensions have long been considered the perfect compromise for a concealed carry gun and easy to control weapons. It’s shorter and thinner than any other 9mm Glock. Both guns have a silver or stainless steel colored PVD finish. When I got my chance to hit the range with the G43X and G48 I was pleasantly surprised. rcel.async = true; The thin design of both guns makes them a solid and easy to conceal weapon. The Glock 43X and Glock 48 will be equipped with the Generation 5 Glock Marksman barrel. For example, both guns have a 10 round capacity, and both guns are in 9mm. Grip: Glock 43 has a … Single-stack 9mms have certainly been front-and-center for some time now, and SIG’s 2018 drop was met with the expected fanfare. Part of their GSSF shooting event includes a falling steel plate match. The grip has a built-in beaver tail design which allows the shooter to acquire a high and tight grip. Show Filters . Both guns have front slide serrations so you can press check the gun and double-check to see if there is a round in the chamber. The Glock 48 is slightly easier to shoot, but the 43X is much easier to shoot than the 43. I LOVE the Glock 19. GLOCK 43 The already legendary G43 is a GLOCK Single stack, 9 mm Luger caliber pistol. The designs for both guns are different than most concealed carry pistols. GLOCK 48 average of 5 pulls, 5.140 lbs GLOCK 43X average of 5 pulls, 6.86 lbs One thing I noticed that speaks to the “slimline” nature of these pistols, is how narrow the slide release is. So the 43X wouldn’t be of interest to me either. The Glock 48 overhangs slightly over the edge of the frame. The shorter length also makes it easier to carry and slightly faster to draw. With both range time and handling time down, I feel like we need to compare the two and identify the strengths and weaknesses of both platforms. They do share a few specs as well. Glock 17 Gen 5. The Glock 48 has the same overall length as the Glock 19—7.85 inches, with a slightly longer 4.17 inch barrel. Fine. I’ll start by saying that I had zero malfunctions with the Glock 43X and the Glock 48. It seems to be a staple of the single stack series. Right on cue, people jumped on social media platforms and gave their opinions on the gun before ever actually seeing, handling or shooting one. Glock 48 Combining the ergonomics of the Glock 19 and the slim profile of the Glock 43 with a new smooth, slimline Gen5 style frame, the Glock 48 is purpose-built for concealment and comfort. The 42 and 43 could be used as pocket pistols, but the 43X and 48 are much too large for that role. But I was shocked at the comparative authority of a 4.5″ barrel and the 6″ Glock longslide barrel. 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