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Author Topic: 43X and 48 (New stupid model numbers from Glock)  (Read 953 times)

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Re: 43X and 48 (New stupid model numbers from Glock)
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2019, 12:24:35 PM »
Well as a fellow with smaller mits, the 19X fits my hand very well. My Gen4 34 is a close second. My two Gen3 19s?  I have to work hard to shoot those well. Finger groove removal and stippling are likely in the future.

Which is to say, if the 48 runs well and fits my hands, I’ll likely be all over it. Shoot, I’ll probably buy the 43x too.
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Re: 43X and 48 (New stupid model numbers from Glock)
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2019, 01:57:47 PM »
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Well as a fellow with smaller mits, the 19X fits my hand very well. My Gen4 34 is a close second. My two Gen3 19s?  I have to work hard to shoot those well. Finger groove removal and stippling are likely in the future.

Which is to say, if the 48 runs well and fit my hands, I’ll likely be all over it. Shoot, probably the 43x too.

I prefer the 43x - The recoil doesn't bother me...

There is noticeably less recoil from the 48 though - Obviously because of the longer slide - A lot more than you'd think too.

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Re: 43X and 48 (New stupid model numbers from Glock)
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2019, 03:46:55 PM »
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Well as a fellow with smaller mits, the 19X fits my hand very well.

as someone who has never touched a 19X, how is the grip different from a regular 19?

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Re: 43X and 48 (New stupid model numbers from Glock)
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2019, 03:48:49 PM »
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Advanced Armor and Instructor, sir.  :eng101:

Both qualify as "same shit, different day"...


glock armor/instructor? you "wend down ta jorjah?"

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Re: 43X and 48 (New stupid model numbers from Glock)
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2019, 07:25:14 PM »
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I prefer the 43x - The recoil doesn't bother me...

There is noticeably less recoil from the 48 though - Obviously because of the longer slide - A lot more than you'd think too.

Can you speak to how the G48 carries compared to the G19?

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Re: 43X and 48 (New stupid model numbers from Glock)
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2019, 10:37:15 PM »
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as someone who has never touched a 19X, how is the grip different from a regular 19?

Here are the differences that I see comparing my 19x to my Gen3 19's.

- It appears the grip is about 1/10" less in circumference. While that may not seem like much, it is enough to be noticed and appreciated.  I understand this was a feature dating way back to the Gen4.

- Finger grooves are absent.  A feature now found on the Gen5 guns.

- The longer grip allows for the arch on the back strap to fall lower than on my 19's.  This allows for my smaller mitts to get a better purchase before coming in contact with the arch. It does seem the gun points better with this grip.

- The texture on the Gen4/5/19X is much improved over my slippery Gen3's. I didn't realize how much the texture was an improvement until I bought my Gen4 34 and the 19X

I'm pretty sure most everything I mentioned can be found on the Gen5, especially the Glock 45.

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Re: 43X and 48 (New stupid model numbers from Glock)
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2019, 10:59:03 PM »
One of the many small  things I like on the G19X is the chamfered front corners of the slide. If you were ever in close to an adversary and could not avoid pressing the muzzle into them, those chamfered corners would reduce the risk of pushing back the slide enough to disable firing. G19 3rd gen is squared-off in the front corners of the slide that are much more likely to catch in that scenario.

I have always had a Talon Grip on my G19 3rd gen. Summers can hot and sweaty in the sun at our range and when we’re moving and shooting, the last thing I want to do is drop my gun. G19X I feel a much more confident grip and better overall balance in my hands.
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Re: 43X and 48 (New stupid model numbers from Glock)
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2019, 02:11:50 PM »
The more I think and look into the Glock 43X and 48, the more I like them.

I hope they run well.  I will likely be buying both once some of the crazy demand tapers off.