Glock 43 or 43x, which should I get?
I am in the market for my first Glock. I’ve been carrying a Kimber .45 Stainless Ultra Carry for about 10 years (Picture below). I don’t love trying to conceal it and when I was younger I actually used to open carry it. Now with some more life experience, I realize I have no desire to open carry as I don’t think it’s a great idea. I’m wanting to move to 9mm, so I’ve been looking into the Glock 43 and 43x for a CCW.
I’m about 6’1″ and 190lbs. I’m not a huge guy and wear a large size glove. I normally wear t-shirts and cargo shorts in summer and t-shirts and jeans in winter. I also regularly attend church where I wear slacks and button downs often with suit jacket or sport coat. I am in a state where we are only allowed to have magazines that hold 15rds or less.
I don’t really care for the feel of a 26 or 19 as they are a bit fat to get my hand around comfortably. I prefer the feel of the slimmer 43x and 43. Overall though the 43x feels best as it has the full grip. I’ve been doing some intensive research for a few weeks, including watching videos, reading reviews, and reading forums. I finally decide to start asking other people’s opinions with my current situation.
What does everyone suggest? Or do you suggest something different. I can only buy one currently. Obviously I lean towards the 43x especially if I can get some shield arms 15rd magazines, but my main goal is to conceal and I wonder how much easier it will be compared to the Kimber. Is there a noticeable difference or would the 43 be the best bet? If I get a 43 then I will eventually look into getting a 48 so I can swap slides and frames to have the Franken-43x. I think I’ve listed most of the pertinent information, but ask if there is something else I should have mentioned. Any thoughts and opinions are welcome. Thanks!
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