I bought a 48 at a gun show about a month ago. I figured I would turn it into a 43x since I already had a 43. I have shot it and carried it both ways and I like the 48 better than the 43x format. It is fast becoming my favorite Glock. I have 2 19s, a 26 and a 27 but for me this gun is special. It shoots great and carries great. For me it is a home run.