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First batch of shield s15 mags have begun shipping..people started getting shipping notices today..they also just got in their second batch for packaging and shipping...hope they were worth waiting for ...
Nice! Looking forward to seeing them. The 48 is a whole different level gun with a 15 round reliable mag.
 

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I should probably buy a bunch more carry ammo to run through it. 5 rounds of 124 grain +P bonded golden sabers weigh 2.2 ounces. My G48 stuffed with 11 of these rounds weighs exactly 26 ounces. I might have to take a few keys off my key ring to carry my 48.s15 at 28.2 ounces.
 

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That's funny is the grip length of the 43X is the same as a 19 which has 15 rounds, now you want a 15 round magazine that will extend past a glock 17 haha. Go buy a 26.
 

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That's funny is the grip length of the 43X is the same as a 19 which has 15 rounds, now you want a 15 round magazine that will extend past a glock 17 haha. Go buy a 26.
19 and 26 are thicker. If you IWB thick matters.
 

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19 and 26 are thicker. If you IWB thick matters.
Agreed, a 43x is NOT a 19. The entire point of 43x is slim /single stack and it succeeds. These magazines in a 43x make for a great, thin, easier to conceal and wear option.
 

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Had a Gen 5 Glock 19 and a Glock Gen 5 48 (I guess all 48s are Gen 5 anyway). Sold the Glock 19 Gen 5 even though it was a great pistol. The 48 has a noticeable increase in recoil, but its about the same accuracy wise, just a little harder to shoot as well to extract it, but definitely easier to use for conceal carry thanks to the smaller dimensions. For a duty size pistol I would prefer the Glock 34 or Glock 19X. I wish Glock would take a hint from Polymer 80 and cut out the goofy grip angle and actually stipple the frames along with the undercut. Those frames are terrific IMO. I'm also not a fan of the serrated trigger, I wish Glock would offer the Glock 48 with the same smooth face trigger as the rest of the line.

I've been testing self defense ammunition at the range at 25 yards with 5 shots, standing unsupported for accuracy. Very slow, composed and without distraction or undue stress. Hornady seems to be the most accurate in my Glock 48, which the Glock 19 did not do so well with. Best of the group was Hornady Critical Duty 135 gr JHP. However, it was about 3" - 4" left of the center of the target and I need to drift the rear to adjust. I didn't move the sights during testing since I was going through various types of ammunition and no point to continually shift zero on fixed sights. If you cut the group and move it where it should be, you can see that the little pistol can be a decent shooter WITH the right ammunition below. Barnes sadly looked like a shotgun and I wouldn't carry it if you paid me. Unfortunately, factory barrels tend to be more sensitive to ammunition types/lots than quality barrels from makers like KKM/Kart.






 

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Had a Gen 5 Glock 19 and a Glock Gen 5 48 (I guess all 48s are Gen 5 anyway). Sold the Glock 19 Gen 5 even though it was a great pistol. The 48 has a noticeable increase in recoil, but its about the same accuracy wise, just a little harder to shoot as well to extract it, but definitely easier to use for conceal carry thanks to the smaller dimensions. For a duty size pistol I would prefer the Glock 34 or Glock 19X. I wish Glock would take a hint from Polymer 80 and cut out the goofy grip angle and actually stipple the frames along with the undercut. Those frames are terrific IMO. I'm also not a fan of the serrated trigger, I wish Glock would offer the Glock 48 with the same smooth face trigger as the rest of the line.

I've been testing self defense ammunition at the range at 25 yards with 5 shots, standing unsupported for accuracy. Very slow, composed and without distraction or undue stress. Hornady seems to be the most accurate in my Glock 48, which the Glock 19 did not do so well with. Best of the group was Hornady Critical Duty 135 gr JHP. However, it was about 3" - 4" left of the center of the target and I need to drift the rear to adjust. I didn't move the sights during testing since I was going through various types of ammunition and no point to continually shift zero on fixed sights. If you cut the group and move it where it should be, you can see that the little pistol can be a decent shooter WITH the right ammunition below. Barnes sadly looked like a shotgun and I wouldn't carry it if you paid me. Unfortunately, factory barrels tend to be more sensitive to ammunition types/lots than quality barrels from makers like KKM/Kart.






That’s nice shooting.

I had a couple of gen 4’s that I was OK with but I really like the gen 5’s. With the new barrel I think they’re a lot more accurate, at least for me they are, and I like the texture of the gen 5 grips. I carry a 48, my night stand gun is a 19x, and I recently added a gen 5 19 with forward serrations and night sights in trade. The only downside is the crappy polymer triggers but I’ve replaced the stock trigger in all of them. 2 have Apex triggers and 1 has a Zev. I just factor in the cost of a new trigger when buying a Glock.

The M&P 2.0 has a polymer trigger and it doesn’t bother me, I love the 2.0’s, but I hate the stock polymer Glock trigger.
 

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The stupid serrated trigger has to be on it for importation laws. It's classified as a "target" trigger.
 

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Received my 3 + mag catch on Thursday. Installed the catch, seems well made. Loaded the mags with 124 grain gold dots. Looking forward to testing them and running a bunch of range fodder through them to qualify the mags. From (pre)order to delivery was about 4 months. G48 weighs 26 ounces 10+1 glock mag, 28 ounces 15+1 S15 mag. I can live with that (if they work well of course).

The mags themselves fell very solid, and have the look of typical double-stacks. They drop free in my G48 with silver slide.
 

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Cool..Glad they got to you..Still waiting here..any minute now..:rolleyes:
 

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I have the 3 pack with shield arms mag catch.

Glock 48 silver-slide, S15 mags with +10% springs (would not lock back with original springs). Two handed, one handed, weak handed, deliberate limp wrist numerous times. Lock back was 100%, feed, fire, eject 100%:

Speer Lawman 115gr (108 total)
Mag 1 (+1),2,3 all good
Mag 1 (+1),2,3 all good
Mag 1 (+1) all good.

Speer gold dot 124 gr standard pressure (62 total)
Mag 1 (+1),2,3 all good
Mag 1 (+1) all good

Mixed rounds (4)
Mag 1, GD,fmj,GD,fmj, weak hand deliberately limp wrist, stovepipe round 3 and fail to feed last round.

Would you carry with this result?
 

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I have the 3 pack with shield arms mag catch.

Glock 48 silver-slide, S15 mags with +10% springs (would not lock back with original springs). Two handed, one handed, weak handed, deliberate limp wrist numerous times. Lock back was 100%, feed, fire, eject 100%:

Speer Lawman 115gr (108 total)
Mag 1 (+1),2,3 all good
Mag 1 (+1),2,3 all good
Mag 1 (+1) all good.

Speer gold dot 124 gr standard pressure (62 total)
Mag 1 (+1),2,3 all good
Mag 1 (+1) all good

Mixed rounds (4)
Mag 1, GD,fmj,GD,fmj, weak hand deliberately limp wrist, stovepipe round 3 and fail to feed last round.

Would you carry with this result?
I’d keep shooting them and see if they break in.
 

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Roger that. Today I disassembled all three, wiped out a bunch of residue out and then went over the inside of the mag tubes with renaissance wax. It took a bunch of gunk out that a dry patch didn't. CLP might have done the same. Reassembled and the followers seem to run more smoothly. Did the out side of the mags too, just because. Don't know why I chose to do this with ren wax. Have had a jar of it on my workbench for a while :)
 
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