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Finally received my new pistol I plan to edc after I put a couple hundred rounds through it to make sure it goes bang every time.

Here is the thing..... I don’t carry a spare mag (maybe a bad thing but, I just don’t). I really do not like having to carry so many things in my pocket or belt, I just fee uncomfortable like that. Anywho, my current carry piece is a great little single stack by Walther (PPS M2) but, it only holds 8+1. That might be enough or it might not depending on the situation. So, I always feel “unprepared “ when I leave the house because I don’t carry that extra mag (I’ve tried in the past). Simple solution right.....carry a double stack. I’ve tried and it’s not comfortable for me. YMMV.

Then the Sig p365 comes out and my eyes light up. This is the one, I tell myself. Then, the reports come back that it has all kinds of issues. My heart sinks and I accept that I’m stuck with 8+1, blah. After a while Glock comes out with the G43X......a single stack subcompact pistol that holds 10+1. That’s more than what I got but, it’s a Glock (I don’t really care for them). So, I figure it’s not worth it to me to gear up with a new edc setup for two more rounds. A little time goes by and a company by the name of Shield Arms blows minds all over with their version of the Glock mag that holds...........take a breath.......15 freakin rounds! All in the same footprint as the OEM Glock mag. What?!? Wait, aftermarket mags usually are not as good as factory and usually have an unacceptable failure rate for carry. So, I wait for the reviews and tests and Bam! they are all positive (all the ones I’ve seen anyways) and these mags are the new bees knees. Now I’m sold!

The search begins then, Covid hits and the world goes crazy and buys all the freakin guns. Crap, can’t find a G43X in stock anywhere to save my life. So I wait patiently. Finally found one in stock at a really good price (below msrp) and order that puppy.

Time for a holster. I prefer leather for IWB carry so, I go to my usual leather company. Little Bear Customs. But, he seams to be closed or unresponsive to emails.....maybe because of the Covid shutdowns. So, I speak to AFJuvat and he recommends I try 1791 Gunleather Holsters. Found one that I like and ordered it, sooooo glad I did..... this holster is made by a true craftsman. Thanks for the suggestion bro!

I received the mags first then, the holster. The pistol took a week to ship and a few more days to arrive at my FFL. I picked it up on Friday and immediately started the break-in period by putting the pistol in a ziplock bag and holstering it. One night and it’s already breaking in nicely but, I’ll let it sit there for about a week.

Once I can get out to the range and make sure this thing fires the Federal HST hp rounds with absolutely no failures, I’ll start to carry it. I’ll put at least 2-300 rounds through it before that tho.

Sorry not sorry this post is a bit long winded but, I’m stoked (even with the fact that it’s a Glock). On to the pics!








Shield Arms mag on the left and Glock OEM on the right. Same exact size!





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Nice!

Curious how they get the extra rounds in there.

Glad you like the holster.
 

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Nice!

Curious how they get the extra rounds in there.

Glad you like the holster.
They are plastic and needs to be thicker for the needed strength. One look at my Hellcat magazines that hold 13 in a size smaller than the 10 round Glock mags makes you go awe I see says the blind man

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The Hellcat was a contender but I chose the G43X.


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Sweet. I have a G26 that is my EDC and have looked at the 43 but didn’t want the 6 round capacity. I was planning on the Sig365 next when everything calms down but this might be a game changer for me with 15 rounds. Haven’t really looked into that company at all but I’d be curious to know if they make a higher capacity G26 steel mag that is flush mounded? Maybe no market for that with the 19/17 options.

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Sweet. I have a G26 that is my EDC and have looked at the 43 but didn’t want the 6 round capacity. I was planning on the Sig365 next when everything calms down but this might be a game changer for me with 15 rounds. Haven’t really looked into that company at all but I’d be curious to know if they make a higher capacity G26 steel mag that is flush mounded? Maybe no market for that with the 19/17 options.

Looking forward to your range reports. (y)
Nothing on their website for the 19 and 17 for mags but, I’m sure they will come out with some soon. Imagine a g19 with 20+1 or a g17 with 22+1, oh yeah that’s the ticket.

Update: The holster is breaking in nicely, I can now remove the pistol with half the effort it took at first. I think another 24hrs and it’ll be time to remove the ziplock bag.

I’ve also ordered the metal mag release (recommended because the OEM is polymer and the mags are metal) to replace the polymer OEM one. I have also ordered my favorite sights to put on carry pistols (not that sights are needed). Trijicon HD night sights with orange front and blacked out rear.


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