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Honky Lips
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so for the first time since I started carrying I'm what you'd call normal sized, I used to be a big fat guy. with that, carrying my steyr or glock is now really quite bulky.

are we still all about the 365 for thin carry guns, or has the flavor of the month changed?

I'm fine moving to 9mm as a thin 357sig isn't a thing that exists beyond the P239 which I like but don't want to hunt down.




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The G43X and G48 are getting great reviews, and they're basically a thinner version of the Glock you're already familiar with.
 
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Since it's been out for almost 18 months now, I don't know about flavor of the month, but the 365 is a pretty solid choice in that arena.

Likewise, the G43 and variations (43X and 48), are also solid performers.

If budgetary concerns exist, the S&W Shield 9 and Ruger LC9s are also viable options.
 
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I have a Shield 9mm and a Glock 43 and love them both. They pretty much disappear in an iwb holster, with the G43 being slightly easier to hide. One thing I will say, Glock finally did it right in my eyes, as the tang is larger on the 43 and I don't get slide bite.
 
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I now carry the G43x in the Comp-Tac Infidel Max holster. Thinner, shorter, and lighter all translate to more comfort. I don't carry the G19 or the P228 much anymore.



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Originally posted by FenderBender:
so for the first time since I started carrying I'm what you'd call normal sized, I used to be a big fat guy. with that, carrying my steyr or glock is now really quite bulky.

are we still all about the 365 for thin carry guns, or has the flavor of the month changed?

I'm fine moving to 9mm as a thin 357sig isn't a thing that exists beyond the P239 which I like but don't want to hunt down.


I have a nice one you may be interested in. Just sent you an email.
 
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I've also gone full Glock with a G48 .
 
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Huh, I would expect that being thinner would make it easier to conceal.


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Huh, I would expect that being thinner would make it easier to conceal.


it's not been as such for me. but ymmv




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Thin for me is:
P239
P225 Classic.
G48
1911 Commander.


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Lightweight Chocolate 9, and now with Sprinkles has been my flavor for many months (LC9S). Yes, it's nice when you can carry appendix and the shirt front just hangs down straight. Wink
 
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The 43x and 48 don't do anything for me.

The 365 is.. and will be my favorite 'flavor' for quite some time.




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Kahr P9/K9/P40/K40, Sig P365, S&W Shield, Springfield XDS, Glock 43/43X/48, Glock 36, and a few other thinner firearms out there. The J-frame pistols aren't much thicker, and the Kimber K6 pistol is about the same but with six shots in .357/.38+P. The 1911 is still thin and comes in all kinds of cartridge flavors and sizes, big and small.

I've run out of excuses not to carry, so have been pocket carrying the P365 a bit (finally). That fabled pistol that one almost forgets is there? The P365 is pretty close.

I really like the G43. I have a G48 on layaway. It should be a comfortable inside the waistband pistol.

The more I think about it, the P365XL might be a gotta-try, when it becomes available. Depends if my wife catches me trying to spend on another firearm or not.
 
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Originally posted by 12131:
I now carry the G43x in the Comp-Tac Infidel Max holster. Thinner, shorter, and lighter all translate to more comfort. I don't carry the G19 or the P228 much anymore.



I carry my G48 in the same holster. It’s replaced my G19 for that role.




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I almost bought a 365 last weekend, but talked myself out of it. The Glock 43 is still serving as my thin 9mm.
 
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Walther PPS classic for me. Shoots like a big gun, carries like a small gun.


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The 365 has become my daily off duty gun. I bought a G43 and a P938 for that but, the 365 shoots better, holds more and is the same size.
 
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The G43X and G48 are getting great reviews, and they're basically a thinner version of the Glock you're already familiar with.


Totally agree with Rogue. I have fired both extensively and they are both superb firearms, especially the G48. The G43X is piece of work. Really, really impressed with these two pistols.

Side-note: Yesterday, my wife and one of her female friends were at my house and they decided that they wanted to shoot at my little home range. My wife's friend had just been bought a P365 by her husband. Both my wife and her friend have not shot in at two years and they don't know the difference between a Sig or a Glock or a Canik or a Ruger GP100. We did a side-by-side with the P365 versus my G43X. We told them not to think about anything other than subjective comfort and recoil. After firing both side to side, I asked the girls to spontaneously make a choice between the two and both immediately chose the G43X. They liked the longer grip, longer trigger pull, and to them, it recoiled somewhat less. Again, subjective, I know, but a good litmus test provided by people who were neutral and have no skin in the "brand names game."

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I’d look at a Kahr, they only make thin carry guns and their trigger IMO is superior to a Glock.


 
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Have you ever thought of a BHP? Yes the grip is a bit thick but it carries very thin in a IWB holster.
 
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