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.
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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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.
Originally posted by RogueJSK: 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."
Glock learned from the Gen 4 problems. These newer guns are just outstanding.
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