The Glock 43x and 48 Thread.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Turnkey7242, Dec 31, 2018.

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  1. Doc Holliday

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    The catch is designed very well, it's just made of plastic. Sure, you can slam the mag home if you want, but it's not really any extra effort to just push in the catch while inserting the mag.
     
  2. Bradd D

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    Not an issue with a range gun I guess, although I don't think I'd consider a KelTec for a range gun.
     

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    Ditto!
    You can't buy entertainment like this! :dancing:
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    What I'd like to see is some detailed close up pics of a metal SA 15 mag that has been taken apart to it's shell, inserted in a mag well and pics of how an OEM poly and a SA catch indexes in it's slot. Moved around in all directions for play to show how much "catch" there is into the stamped metal slot and compare them.
    Might need a good camera and lighting.
     
  5. whsbuss

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    Just became a G43X owner today. Its the perfect carry pistol for me. Wondering what's the consensus for night sights.... AmeriGlo or Trijicon?
     
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    Take a look at Night Fision. Love them on mine.
     
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    I just got my 43x and started testing the S15 magazines. I'm sold. 15 rounds and a 15+5 backup. Thin profile I like it. I usually don't carry the G19 very much during the summer but a thin profile 15 shot. Magazines are both +800 rounds into testing and have my confidence.
     
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    Just picked up my first G43X. Looking forward to some range time! C067AD9C-3DDC-45A6-A90D-5C1D476807E3.jpeg
     
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    OK, so don't buy it. Be stuck with 10 round mags instead of 15. :). They're expensive if you want to play.
     
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    10 rounds in a gun that size is hardly being stuck. I hope we're not going to have a new generation of SA snobs now. As I've said before, the mags interest me, but a 50% increase in capacity is not worth a 200% increase in price plus a new mag catch.
     
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    If you tweak the mag out very slightly where it contacts the mag release, it will stop falling out. Worked for me to no apparent detriment to anything.
     
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    No, but they’re expensive for mags only proven reliable enough for range plinking and play.
     
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    Being a new owner I'm not so sure I want to modify my mine right now. Besides with 9mm ammo at such a premium right now, 5 less rounds saves some $$$
     
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    I sold that P32 and got a 43X. After a punk pointed a loaded gun at my head a few years back, I realized I may only be able to get one shot, should be a good one with decent ft/lb energy from a reliable gun. Yes, it's bigger and heavier than the P32, but when you've looked down the barrel of a .40 caliber, you come to realize what your life is worth and what kind of gun you want in that moment.
     
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    I sold my LCP to help fund my 43X purchase for the same thought process.
     
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    LMAO! Most reasonable response I've read so far between this OEM vs SA mag debate.

    Lately I've only been loading 5 rds per mag while at the range.
     
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    I don't understand the push back on not being able to use both magazines. I view it like putting a suspension upgrade on my vehicle, I'm not upset that I can't use the original parts. You're changing the original design intent some argue for the better, there's a dissimilar materials issue that's it, use it or don't no big deal.

    Personally I'm going to treat the polymer magazine release as a consumable and change them out as necessary. I will continue to do so untill a steel replacement part is available.

    As for the cost that's what it costs play, consumers will vote with their pocketbooks. Seems like they are doing pretty good as they are in high demand and usually sold out.
     
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    Thanks for your permission!
     
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