G19 or G48 for EDC

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Contrarian, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. G19 is still worth it, it's not that bad to carry it while running

  2. G48 is basically just as good, being able to run with it is worth the reduced ammunition capacity.

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  1. Contrarian

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    I'm a Marine that's new to EDC since when I was active duty I spent most of my days on base and couldn't carry. I like Glocks and naturally, everyone says G19 is the way to go, but I've heard that I may want to go with G48 since I want to carry while running and it's a good bit lighter. What are your thoughts?
     
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    Buy a G19 for EDC and a G43 (or LCPII) for running.
     
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  3. Contrarian

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    I have too many things I need to buy, I only have room in the budget for one handgun for now... Unfortunately.

    Would you recommend G43 over a G48 for EDC and running?
     
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    If I had to choose only one between the two it would be the G19 any day but if it was primarily just for CC I'd go G48. like above ^, to have something just for running it would be a LCP or LCP II.
     
  5. Contrarian

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    To clarify for everyone. I am primarily looking for a concealed carry weapon for every day carrying. Running will only make up about 15% or less of my CC time. And while I will be buying many more handguns in the future, I really do have to pick one or the other right now.

    I'll mark you down as a vote for G48 then?
     
  6. BuckyP

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    I voted G48, although your poll has reduced ammo capacity and my G48 is currently stoked 15+1. ;)
     
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    I like a G19

    For warm weather, I like the G43. I just bought a Hellcat also.
     
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    Not on you list of choices, but I’d vote 43 or 43X.
     
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    48 with shield arms magazines gives you 15+1 in a package that is 18% thinner than a Glock 19. Personally I like the form factor of the 19, so I’d pick 19


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    It's hard to find the one size fits all. I alternate, when I carry a Glock, between my 19 and 43, depending on what I'm wearing.
     
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    When I got into guns, many of these options didn't exist. I bought a G19 years ago so my EDC method has evolved over time.

    The G19 can be carried while running but you're more limited with regard to clothing choices, lest you print more than the NY Times. A good belt and holster are required, otherwise the gun will jump around and wiggle loose or your belt will loosen and your pants will sag. The G19 also has the benefit of having one of the most commonly used pistol mags around. There are many 9mm pistol caliber carbines out there that take 15 round mags or larger and a G19 will take any double stack 9mm glock mag larger than a G26. The 26 takes ALL double stack 9mm mags.

    Years later, when concealment took precedence I bought a G43. These tiny pistols are magnitudes easier to conceal but shooting them well requires a much sharper learning curve than the 19, 48 and 43X. As mentioned above the limited ammo capacity of a 43 may leave you feeling paranoid at times. That said; you may want to consider the G48 / G43X with Shield Arms 15 rounders. The mags are pricey, but they supposedly work really well.

    The best thing to do now is to head to a range and shoot the 19, 43, 43X and 48. Find out which gun handles the best for you and while your at it, slip it unloaded into your waistband to sample its concealability. After that, check out IWB holsters and mag options that fit your budget.
     
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    I think the 48 popularity would greatly increase if GLOCK themselves offered a 15 + 1 solution. Heck, if Shield Arms could get 15, GLOCK should at least be 13, rather than 10.
     
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    If you are only going to ever by one gun, go with the 48 or 43X.
    Otherwise consider getting a 43 now as your EDC/Running gun, and save/plan in a year or two to get a nice G19 when you can afford it. You'll still have an option to going with the 43X then, and the advantage of sharing holsters but having the larger grip..
     
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    Carried my 19 for years. But now the 48 is edc. Slim and accurate. The aiwb teir1 makes it almost disappear with only a T-shirt. I couldn’t do that with a 19. I tried the 43 and was avg to below at combat distances. Yeah more practice would have solved that. But why? Slight grip memory adjustments for the 48 was far more appealing than a complete 43 overhaul.


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    If I could only have one right now, it would be the 43X. I like my 48 very much but the 43X is more versatile and just as accurate in that 20-40 foot range.
     
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    I have both a G-19, and a G-43X.
    But my EDC is a G23. I have had that gen2 G-23, since just after they came out, and we just kind of go together.
    Nothing wrong with a 19, or 43X, I just started out with that G-23, and she is like the Eveready Bunny just keeps on Going, and Going. When I start out the door, she almost jumps in my holster. I have to think about taking the 43x, or 19. If I hear something outside at night, the 23 is with me, after I have gone to bed, the G-41 is on the nightstand.
     
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    I would say get the slimline and stock it with some 15 rd aftermarket mags. Only variable is optic use. For me, sig 365.