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  1. #11
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    The magazine incompatibility is disappointing. The 48 will not replace the 19 or 17. It's only competition is with the 43. Comparing the 43 and 48, magazine capacity is not a sufficient selling point. The question I still have, though, is whether the 48 will shoot measurably better than the 43. If I can squeeze more accuracy out of the 48, and it is sufficiently small to compete with the 43 in concealability, then it could be a keeper. But I'm less optimistic now than I was when I first saw the release. I still plan to buy one, but I won't be stocking up on mags or holsters. I'll upgrade the sights because that's necessary to do a fair comparison. Then I'll run it for a few months and decide. Unless it (a) bests the 43 in accuracy, and (b) offers a significant improvement in concealability over the 19 (or 17K in my case), it will eventually be put up on the auction block or gifted away.
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  2. #12
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    I just don't understand what the hell Glock is doing with the G 43! First of all I don't know what is the G 43s and second of all, this G 48 makes no sense to me at all! I have a G 26, G 36 and I sold my G 19, which was my Duty Weapon for 15 years and purchased my G 43. I love all my Glocks but I can't justify a need for a G 48!

  3. #13
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    I can see G48 for medium speed, some drag training loaner.

    I'd also love to see Glock spring and mag the G48 for the .380 ACP - call it the Glock EZ, not of interest to most of the folks here for sure but for new fish or those with diminished grip strenght -

    Hey somebody get Gaston on the horn for me.

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  4. #14
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    I like the look of it, will not buy one, as I have given up on glocks other than the 42 I use right now, but the 48 reminds me of the older s&w 39 size wise it was a great off duty carry rig back in the day
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  5. #15
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    If the 48 slide is compatible with the 43 frame, I would have some interest (because of COURSE I would). But 1. I strongly doubt that and 2. I am not buying another gun just to do this.
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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    If the 48 slide is compatible with the 43 frame, I would have some interest (because of COURSE I would).
    From what I've seen on the YouTube videos, the 48 slide should be compatible with a 43 frame. But I'd be more inclined to get a 43x, a threaded barrel, and a carry comp.

  7. #17
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    I can see that. I have been considering comping my 43
    Brent Yamamoto
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  8. #18
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    Saw a note that the 48 was the first out of the box Canadian-legal Glock. 10 rounds, and a barrel 1mm over their legal minimum.

    I think we need to look at the marketing intent. Just like the 19X was never designed as a CCW, the 48 isn't really designed for the free world.
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  9. #19
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    Who thinks this shit up? I agree that literally (in every sense of the word) no one is asking to have a bigger grip for more bullets when those things can be achieved by a 42 second internet search and putting in a credit card number and awaiting the arrival of your magazine extensions.

    It would have made more sense to just put that slide on a 43 and contracted with a reputable manufacturer of magazine extensions and included a couple "+2" ones in the box to go with it.

    But my guess is that free states is not their market demographic on this one.
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  10. #20
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    Nobody asked for a 19X either and they can’t make ‘em fast enough.


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