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GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,678 Senior Member
So as I mentioned a few weeks back I bought a 48 frame for my 43 making it into a 43X Frankenglock.  Damn if this is not a fine handgun!  Since it's been a few weeks I thought I'd post an update.

I have been spending some quality time with it at the range and as a final touch I got a set of TFOs at a serious discount from one of my local partners and she is now complete.  This simple, ultra light rig has been spending a LOT of time with me carrying AIWB lately.



The larger 48 frame gives me 11 rounds (21 with a reload) in a handy container that is significantly lighter and slimmer than even my Kimber Ultra guns.  When the Shield Arms test mag arrives (seriously back ordered), if it works as advertised, I will have 16 rounds (!!!) of 9mm at the ready in a package that is VERY manageable and smaller than the 19!  The 48 Frame is only a smidge bigger than the old 43 with the Pearce mag extensions that got me to 7 rounds per mag, but it's also big enough to fit my full hand so the trade for the extra fraction of an inch is a plus!

I'm not a full convert yet, my 1911s are never far away from my hand, but this new size frame is awesome and actually fits my hand nicely!  For folks that never liked how the Glocks "feels" in your hands, go find a 43x or 48 to try out.  I think you'll notice a BIG difference.

As to performance, well, it's a Glock.  Has never jammed with anything I've fed her even my mixed mags and running her ragged and dirty.  Accurate as I'll ever need it to be and shoots everything to same POA.  Shouldn't have even wasted the keystrokes to type this... :sleeping:

Now I'm gonna go wash my mouth with soap and scrub my hands with alcohol before I go cuddle with my 1911s...  :cry:
Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,678 Senior Member
    Ps, I've also been using the gun extensively to train new shooters and she is the overwhelming FAVORITE of anyone that has shot her amongst multiple platforms.  AND I do not give anyone preconceived notions or advice.  I just train and let them shoot a bunch of guns.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,083 Senior Member
    GunNut said:

    As to performance, well, it's a Glock.  Has never jammed with anything I've fed her even my mixed mags and running her ragged and dirty.  Accurate as I'll ever need it to be and shoots everything to same POA.  Shouldn't have even wasted the keystrokes to type this... :sleeping:

    Bandwidth thief! ;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,678 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    GunNut said:

    As to performance, well, it's a Glock.  Has never jammed with anything I've fed her even my mixed mags and running her ragged and dirty.  Accurate as I'll ever need it to be and shoots everything to same POA.  Shouldn't have even wasted the keystrokes to type this... :sleeping:

    Bandwidth thief! ;)
    Meh, I have a gig to play with  B)
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,297 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    So as I mentioned a few weeks back I bought a 48 frame for my 43 making it into a 43X Frankenglock.  Damn if this is not a fine handgun!  Since it's been a few weeks I thought I'd post an update.

    I have been spending some quality time with it at the range and as a final touch I got a set of TFOs at a serious discount from one of my local partners and she is now complete.  This simple, ultra light rig has been spending a LOT of time with me carrying AIWB lately.



    The larger 48 frame gives me 11 rounds (21 with a reload) in a handy container that is significantly lighter and slimmer than even my Kimber Ultra guns.  When the Shield Arms test mag arrives (seriously back ordered), if it works as advertised, I will have 16 rounds (!!!) of 9mm at the ready in a package that is VERY manageable and smaller than the 19!  The 48 Frame is only a smidge bigger than the old 43 with the Pearce mag extensions that got me to 7 rounds per mag, but it's also big enough to fit my full hand so the trade for the extra fraction of an inch is a plus!

    I'm not a full convert yet, my 1911s are never far away from my hand, but this new size frame is awesome and actually fits my hand nicely!  For folks that never liked how the Glocks "feels" in your hands, go find a 43x or 48 to try out.  I think you'll notice a BIG difference.

    As to performance, well, it's a Glock.  Has never jammed with anything I've fed her even my mixed mags and running her ragged and dirty.  Accurate as I'll ever need it to be and shoots everything to same POA.  Shouldn't have even wasted the keystrokes to type this... :sleeping:

    Now I'm gonna go wash my mouth with soap and scrub my hands with alcohol before I go cuddle with my 1911s...  :cry:
    That looks might handy. Should serve you well.
    I just picked up a set of Hi Viz light wave sights for my Shield.  Going to try again this weekend, but could not get the bad front sight to budge
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,678 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    GunNut said:
    So as I mentioned a few weeks back I bought a 48 frame for my 43 making it into a 43X Frankenglock.  Damn if this is not a fine handgun!  Since it's been a few weeks I thought I'd post an update.

    I have been spending some quality time with it at the range and as a final touch I got a set of TFOs at a serious discount from one of my local partners and she is now complete.  This simple, ultra light rig has been spending a LOT of time with me carrying AIWB lately.



    The larger 48 frame gives me 11 rounds (21 with a reload) in a handy container that is significantly lighter and slimmer than even my Kimber Ultra guns.  When the Shield Arms test mag arrives (seriously back ordered), if it works as advertised, I will have 16 rounds (!!!) of 9mm at the ready in a package that is VERY manageable and smaller than the 19!  The 48 Frame is only a smidge bigger than the old 43 with the Pearce mag extensions that got me to 7 rounds per mag, but it's also big enough to fit my full hand so the trade for the extra fraction of an inch is a plus!

    I'm not a full convert yet, my 1911s are never far away from my hand, but this new size frame is awesome and actually fits my hand nicely!  For folks that never liked how the Glocks "feels" in your hands, go find a 43x or 48 to try out.  I think you'll notice a BIG difference.

    As to performance, well, it's a Glock.  Has never jammed with anything I've fed her even my mixed mags and running her ragged and dirty.  Accurate as I'll ever need it to be and shoots everything to same POA.  Shouldn't have even wasted the keystrokes to type this... :sleeping:

    Now I'm gonna go wash my mouth with soap and scrub my hands with alcohol before I go cuddle with my 1911s...  :cry:
    That looks might handy. Should serve you well.
    I just picked up a set of Hi Viz light wave sights for my Shield.  Going to try again this weekend, but could not get the bad front sight to budge
    I hate it when that happens... 🤬
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,840 Senior Member
    I will be ordering a 48 MOS soonish. Never had any issues with the Glock 19, but if I can run an optics gun that holds 15+1 AND its thinner, why not? Plus then the only aftermarket items will be the dot and the mag. 

    Also very interested in Surefire's new light meant for the minis. 
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,678 Senior Member
    I will be ordering a 48 MOS soonish. Never had any issues with the Glock 19, but if I can run an optics gun that holds 15+1 AND its thinner, why not? Plus then the only aftermarket items will be the dot and the mag. 

    Also very interested in Surefire's new light meant for the minis. 
    I have a similar one on one of my Ultra Carry Kimbers and it works great!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,678 Senior Member
    edited September 2020 #9
    Also get your magazines from Shield Arms mags now.  They are soooooooo back ordered!!!!!!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 612 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    GunNut said:
    So as I mentioned a few weeks back I bought a 48 frame for my 43 making it into a 43X Frankenglock.  Damn if this is not a fine handgun!  Since it's been a few weeks I thought I'd post an update.

    I have been spending some quality time with it at the range and as a final touch I got a set of TFOs at a serious discount from one of my local partners and she is now complete.  This simple, ultra light rig has been spending a LOT of time with me carrying AIWB lately.



    The larger 48 frame gives me 11 rounds (21 with a reload) in a handy container that is significantly lighter and slimmer than even my Kimber Ultra guns.  When the Shield Arms test mag arrives (seriously back ordered), if it works as advertised, I will have 16 rounds (!!!) of 9mm at the ready in a package that is VERY manageable and smaller than the 19!  The 48 Frame is only a smidge bigger than the old 43 with the Pearce mag extensions that got me to 7 rounds per mag, but it's also big enough to fit my full hand so the trade for the extra fraction of an inch is a plus!

    I'm not a full convert yet, my 1911s are never far away from my hand, but this new size frame is awesome and actually fits my hand nicely!  For folks that never liked how the Glocks "feels" in your hands, go find a 43x or 48 to try out.  I think you'll notice a BIG difference.

    As to performance, well, it's a Glock.  Has never jammed with anything I've fed her even my mixed mags and running her ragged and dirty.  Accurate as I'll ever need it to be and shoots everything to same POA.  Shouldn't have even wasted the keystrokes to type this... :sleeping:

    Now I'm gonna go wash my mouth with soap and scrub my hands with alcohol before I go cuddle with my 1911s...  :cry:
    That looks might handy. Should serve you well.
    I just picked up a set of Hi Viz light wave sights for my Shield.  Going to try again this weekend, but could not get the bad front sight to budge
    They put a drop of loc tite under the front sight. Use a soldering gun and heat it a bit before driving it out with a punch.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,678 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    GunNut said:
    So as I mentioned a few weeks back I bought a 48 frame for my 43 making it into a 43X Frankenglock.  Damn if this is not a fine handgun!  Since it's been a few weeks I thought I'd post an update.

    I have been spending some quality time with it at the range and as a final touch I got a set of TFOs at a serious discount from one of my local partners and she is now complete.  This simple, ultra light rig has been spending a LOT of time with me carrying AIWB lately.



    The larger 48 frame gives me 11 rounds (21 with a reload) in a handy container that is significantly lighter and slimmer than even my Kimber Ultra guns.  When the Shield Arms test mag arrives (seriously back ordered), if it works as advertised, I will have 16 rounds (!!!) of 9mm at the ready in a package that is VERY manageable and smaller than the 19!  The 48 Frame is only a smidge bigger than the old 43 with the Pearce mag extensions that got me to 7 rounds per mag, but it's also big enough to fit my full hand so the trade for the extra fraction of an inch is a plus!

    I'm not a full convert yet, my 1911s are never far away from my hand, but this new size frame is awesome and actually fits my hand nicely!  For folks that never liked how the Glocks "feels" in your hands, go find a 43x or 48 to try out.  I think you'll notice a BIG difference.

    As to performance, well, it's a Glock.  Has never jammed with anything I've fed her even my mixed mags and running her ragged and dirty.  Accurate as I'll ever need it to be and shoots everything to same POA.  Shouldn't have even wasted the keystrokes to type this... :sleeping:

    Now I'm gonna go wash my mouth with soap and scrub my hands with alcohol before I go cuddle with my 1911s...  :cry:
    That looks might handy. Should serve you well.
    I just picked up a set of Hi Viz light wave sights for my Shield.  Going to try again this weekend, but could not get the bad front sight to budge
    They put a drop of loc tite under the front sight. Use a soldering gun and heat it a bit before driving it out with a punch.
    Having a good gunsmith on board is damn handy! 😁
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,297 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:


    That looks might handy. Should serve you well.
    I just picked up a set of Hi Viz light wave sights for my Shield.  Going to try again this weekend, but could not get the bad front sight to budge
    They put a drop of loc tite under the front sight. Use a soldering gun and heat it a bit before driving it out with a punch.
    You are probably right
    I started with a wood dowel, no joy
    went to a brass punch, no movement at all
    Hit it with a heat gun, wood, then brass punch and again no movement at all.
    Will try the soldering gun, if that doesnt do it, a local guy says he will do it for a small fee.

    The insert on the front sight fell out.  I attempted to fill it with glow in the dark paint and build it up, but just do not like how it looks.  Plan A was to replace the front sight.  now working on plan B is replace front and rear sights with the Hi Viz ones Green in the rear and Red up front.  If i dont like that all will be green
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
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