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Posted: 3/2/2019 12:42:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/2/2019 12:48:22 AM EST by Overkill777]
15 Round Mag - Glock 43X / Glock 48


Looks like Shield Arms is working on a flush fit 15 round mag for the G43X/G48.

This could be a game changer if you ask me.

No info on their website yet.

https://shieldarms.com/glock-43x-48-15-round-mag
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 1:15:19 AM EST
What is this sorcery and witchcraft?  
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 5:09:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ptlm724:
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There is actually a lot of empty space in the G48 magazine. I was actually working on getting a CZ75 compact magazine to fit, but if these guys can actually mass produce it, then that would be a lot nicer.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 6:11:12 AM EST
Okay, I’m interested. I snapped up a pair of mags when AIM got their shipment last week because I like spares, but if I can carry 15 reliably I’d be happier.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:21:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/2/2019 7:24:16 AM EST by inkaybee]
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:23:07 AM EST
If this company can make a reliable 15 round mag for the 43x it would convince me to buy a 43x.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:33:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tipsovr:
If this company can make a reliable 15 round mag for the 43x it would convince me to buy a 43x.
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I want a 43X cut down to 43 size with a flush fit 10rd mag.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:36:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ptlm724:
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it's neither

you have to remember, Glocks are insanely fat due to the polymer coated metal mags.  You can take a PT111G2 and insert the grip frame inside a standard Glock magwell.  The Taurus uses Sig Sauer P226 mags.  Basically the G48/43X is the same grip frame width as a Taurus now and with METAL mags, you can fit a high cap in there just fine.  Remember, the 48 frame is just as long as a G19.  I'm sure you might even be able to fit a SD9VE mag in there which holds 16, possibly even a flush fit 18rd Mec-Gar for a P226.  If Glock would just switch to purely metal mags, they could massively increase capacity in these "slimline" guns.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:37:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By inkaybee:
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
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not until they start making the G48 frame with a rail on it...then?
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:46:08 AM EST
Will be keeping an eye on this.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:50:28 AM EST
In this one.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:56:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By inkaybee:
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
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I see ALOT of cheap glock 19s flouding the market.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:03:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By vengarr:
I see ALOT of cheap glock 19s flouding the market.
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Originally Posted By vengarr:
Originally Posted By inkaybee:
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
I see ALOT of cheap glock 19s flouding the market.
But muh RMR!

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Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:08:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By inkaybee:
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
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Wrong.

20 round flush fit g19 mags please!
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:12:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/2/2019 8:15:05 AM EST by Royalwithcheese]
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Originally Posted By Rock7:
But muh RMR!

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Originally Posted By Rock7:
Originally Posted By vengarr:
Originally Posted By inkaybee:
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
I see ALOT of cheap glock 19s flouding the market.
But muh RMR!

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I know Suarez isn't super liked around here, but they make a plug and play rmr slide for the 43 and 48.

Eta: Pretty cool.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:17:42 AM EST
Oh boy
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:29:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By inkaybee:
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
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Nah, I wouldn't say that.  I'm not replacing my 19 for one, but will get a 48 for my wife.   This makes it even better for sure.

Now stick a +4 base on this for almost master race status.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 9:00:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Fooboy:
Wrong.

20 round flush fit g19 mags please!
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Originally Posted By Fooboy:
Originally Posted By inkaybee:
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
Wrong.

20 round flush fit g19 mags please!
Not possible
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 9:01:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Fooboy:
Wrong.

20 round flush fit g19 mags please!
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Originally Posted By Fooboy:
Originally Posted By inkaybee:
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
Wrong.

20 round flush fit g19 mags please!
How? What are you going to do, make it a triple stack? I don't think that's going to work.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 9:03:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DCopp:
it's neither

you have to remember, Glocks are insanely fat due to the polymer coated metal mags.  You can take a PT111G2 and insert the grip frame inside a standard Glock magwell.  The Taurus uses Sig Sauer P226 mags.  Basically the G48/43X is the same grip frame width as a Taurus now and with METAL mags, you can fit a high cap in there just fine.  Remember, the 48 frame is just as long as a G19.  I'm sure you might even be able to fit a SD9VE mag in there which holds 16, possibly even a flush fit 18rd Mec-Gar for a P226.  If Glock would just switch to purely metal mags, they could massively increase capacity in these "slimline" guns.
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Originally Posted By DCopp:
Originally Posted By Ptlm724:
What is this sorcery and witchcraft?  
it's neither

you have to remember, Glocks are insanely fat due to the polymer coated metal mags.  You can take a PT111G2 and insert the grip frame inside a standard Glock magwell.  The Taurus uses Sig Sauer P226 mags.  Basically the G48/43X is the same grip frame width as a Taurus now and with METAL mags, you can fit a high cap in there just fine.  Remember, the 48 frame is just as long as a G19.  I'm sure you might even be able to fit a SD9VE mag in there which holds 16, possibly even a flush fit 18rd Mec-Gar for a P226.  If Glock would just switch to purely metal mags, they could massively increase capacity in these "slimline" guns.
Yeah I am speculating it is a metal mag.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 9:17:02 AM EST
FWIW here is a Beretta 18 rounder in the 48

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Link Posted: 3/2/2019 10:08:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 11:28:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By JoshAston:
https://shieldarms.com/glock-43x-48-15-round-mag
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Wow.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 12:37:30 PM EST
This puts a completely different spin on these slim guns.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 12:43:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ugh:
This puts a completely different spin on these slim guns.
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Now we just need a rail, or better light options that will work without a rail.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 1:27:21 PM EST
I'm aroused.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 1:35:41 PM EST
I’m very lukewarm about the 43X and 48, and doubt I’ll ever pick them up given how happy I am with my 365 and 19.5.

If they had flush fit 15rd mags though? I’d buy the shit out of one.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 1:40:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By doty_soty:
I’m very lukewarm about the 43X and 48, and doubt I’ll ever pick them up given how happy I am with my 365 and 19.5.

If they had flush fit 15rd mags though? I’d buy the shit out of one.
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Yeah it would be a no brainer. Same capacity as a glock 19, and basically the same profile as one, but significantly thinner.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 1:46:01 PM EST
Is there room in a standard 43 mag that maybe they could do this to (to bring it to 8 or so)?
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 2:08:13 PM EST
ETS did ^^^
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 4:23:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Overkill777:

Yeah I am speculating it is a metal mag.
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It is.  It says so on Shield's website.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 6:29:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DCopp:
ETS did ^^^
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They make an 8 round 43 flush fit mag?
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 6:44:01 PM EST
A game changer. 15 round single stack with the same length as the oem will destroy any  competition. Shield Arms might be the first to offer but won't be the last. Glock 43x/48 will clean up the market.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 6:47:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MaverickAA:
They make an 8 round 43 flush fit mag?
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Originally Posted By MaverickAA:
Originally Posted By DCopp:
ETS did ^^^
They make an 8 round 43 flush fit mag?
7, I don't think they thinned the walls any.  I have one, I'll inspect it but I'm pretty sure it was the floor plate and follower they nodded.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 6:54:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LGK:
A game changer. 15 round single stack with the same length as the oem will destroy any  competition. Shield Arms might be the first to offer but won't be the last. Glock 43x/48 will clean up the market.
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I agree. It might be time for me to pick up a G48.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:14:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LGK:
A game changer. 15 round single stack with the same length as the oem will destroy any  competition. Shield Arms might be the first to offer but won't be the last. Glock 43x/48 will clean up the market.
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If..they are as reliable as oem. Also the G43x and G48 are not as compact (grip length) as other options which can be a big deal to some (bug, concealing in certain situations etc.). This is certainly a good thing for the G43x and G48 though.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 7:32:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LGK:
A game changer. 15 round single stack with the same length as the oem will destroy any  competition. Shield Arms might be the first to offer but won't be the last. Glock 43x/48 will clean up the market.
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It's not a single stack.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:02:08 PM EST
This is awesome.

Hopefully the mags are made by Mecgar, or Mecgar releases some in the future.

Really, this is what Glock should have done from the get go with their slimline series. The G43 should have had a 10rd mag similar to the Kel Tec P11 (which is 1" thick.)
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:02:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/2/2019 8:03:28 PM EST by eviljoe]
My biggest concern is reliability.
I'd rather have a 13 or 14 round mag that's 100% than a 15rd mag that's 99.5%.

I've been okay with the the 2 or 3 ETS and Magpul mags I have, but I've heard others have had issues with all but OEM mags...so I sure hope these guys get it right. I was expecting mec-gar to win the race to a 13rd mag, and was shocked to hear this is a 15.

NOTE:  Glock mags aren't really "FLUSH" fit....I'd really love a 14rd FLUSH fit mag that didn't add any length to the gun (like a flush fit 1911 mag).
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:15:45 PM EST
Here's some video of the 15rd mag firing:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuhO76RnWsu/
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:39:46 PM EST
GAME. CHANGER.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 8:53:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DCopp:
it's neither

you have to remember, Glocks are insanely fat due to the polymer coated metal mags.  You can take a PT111G2 and insert the grip frame inside a standard Glock magwell.  The Taurus uses Sig Sauer P226 mags.  Basically the G48/43X is the same grip frame width as a Taurus now and with METAL mags, you can fit a high cap in there just fine.  Remember, the 48 frame is just as long as a G19.  I'm sure you might even be able to fit a SD9VE mag in there which holds 16, possibly even a flush fit 18rd Mec-Gar for a P226.  If Glock would just switch to purely metal mags, they could massively increase capacity in these "slimline" guns.
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Originally Posted By DCopp:
Originally Posted By Ptlm724:
What is this sorcery and witchcraft?  
it's neither

you have to remember, Glocks are insanely fat due to the polymer coated metal mags.  You can take a PT111G2 and insert the grip frame inside a standard Glock magwell.  The Taurus uses Sig Sauer P226 mags.  Basically the G48/43X is the same grip frame width as a Taurus now and with METAL mags, you can fit a high cap in there just fine.  Remember, the 48 frame is just as long as a G19.  I'm sure you might even be able to fit a SD9VE mag in there which holds 16, possibly even a flush fit 18rd Mec-Gar for a P226.  If Glock would just switch to purely metal mags, they could massively increase capacity in these "slimline" guns.
Interesting....and brings me to my current situation..
I have a pt111 g2 i got for less than $195 OTD New.and it holds 12rds...
I've yet to jump on the "slim single stack" bandwagon yet..
I know I know...but Mah Taurus'
Yeah.but it's seriously gone well over 600rds and no issues...
id like a 43x...probab!y someday..right now the g2..lcp..and g23 suit my needs fine.
M&p shield in 40 is what I originally lusted after way before the 43 and 43x came out...they have dipped down to below used 43/43x prices so that's an upgrade i suppose to the Taurus
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 9:20:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By spydercomonkey:
This is awesome.

Hopefully the mags are made by Mecgar, or Mecgar releases some in the future.

Really, this is what Glock should have done from the get go with their slimline series. The G43 should have had a 10rd mag similar to the Kel Tec P11 (which is 1" thick.)
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The P11 is quite a bit thicker than the 43.

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Link Posted: 3/2/2019 9:57:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By inkaybee:
This will obsolete the g19. This will be the gun to have for decades to come. If it is reliable that is.
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I dont think so. Even with a flush-fitting, 15 round magazine, it still can only take 43X/48 mags. The 19 can take 19 mags, 17 mags, and the 33 rounder fun-sticks, as well as this monstrosity:



I would say this would hinder future sales of the 19, but not make it completely obsolete. Course, once they start making 15 round mags for the 43X/48, I cant see someone not going, "you know... I wonder how many bullets a Glock 17/19/26 could hold with a magazine like this?"
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 10:20:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Wandering_minstrel:

I dont think so. Even with a flush-fitting, 15 round magazine, it still can only take 43X/48 mags. The 19 can take 19 mags, 17 mags, and the 33 rounder fun-sticks, as well as this monstrosity:

https://ii.cheaperthandirt.com/fcgi-bin/iipsrv.fcgi?FIF=/images/cheaperthandirt/source/mag-2421_1.tif&wid=575&cvt=jpeg

I would say this would hinder future sales of the 19, but not make it completely obsolete. Course, once they start making 15 round mags for the 43X/48, I cant see someone not going, "you know... I wonder how many bullets a Glock 17/19/26 could hold with a magazine like this?"
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The failure in your logic is that the G19 is already in a doublestack configuration. You're not going to get more rounds flush fit in a G19 that will feed reliably.
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 10:20:44 PM EST
17/19/26s are already double stacked.
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Originally Posted By Wandering_minstrel:

I dont think so. Even with a flush-fitting, 15 round magazine, it still can only take 43X/48 mags. The 19 can take 19 mags, 17 mags, and the 33 rounder fun-sticks, as well as this monstrosity:

https://ii.cheaperthandirt.com/fcgi-bin/iipsrv.fcgi?FIF=/images/cheaperthandirt/source/mag-2421_1.tif&wid=575&cvt=jpeg

I would say this would hinder future sales of the 19, but not make it completely obsolete. Course, once they start making 15 round mags for the 43X/48, I cant see someone not going, "you know... I wonder how many bullets a Glock 17/19/26 could hold with a magazine like this?"
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Except they won't. The 17/19/26 mags are already double stack flush fit. The reason this can work in a 48/43x mag is that there is a lot of wasted space internally. It also helps that they are using a metal magazine as the polymer on the coated mags cuts down on the available space even more.
Link Posted: 3/3/2019 7:31:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By eviljoe:
My biggest concern is reliability.
I'd rather have a 13 or 14 round mag that's 100% than a 15rd mag that's 99.5%.

I've been okay with the the 2 or 3 ETS and Magpul mags I have, but I've heard others have had issues with all but OEM mags...so I sure hope these guys get it right. I was expecting mec-gar to win the race to a 13rd mag, and was shocked to hear this is a 15.

NOTE:  Glock mags aren't really "FLUSH" fit....I'd really love a 14rd FLUSH fit mag that didn't add any length to the gun (like a flush fit 1911 mag).
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CZ75 compact mags are rumored to fit flush
Link Posted: 3/3/2019 8:53:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By doty_soty:
I’m very lukewarm about the 43X and 48, and doubt I’ll ever pick them up given how happy I am with my 365 and 19.5.

If they had flush fit 15rd mags though? I’d buy the shit out of one.
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Are you going to be happy WHEN (not if) your P365 breaks down?
Link Posted: 3/3/2019 9:40:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Veprz:
If..they are as reliable as oem.
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Has ANY aftermarket magazine been able to make that claim?
Link Posted: 3/3/2019 9:42:12 AM EST
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Has ANY aftermarket magazine been able to make that claim?
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If..they are as reliable as oem.
Has ANY aftermarket magazine been able to make that claim?
PMags (AR, not Glock) and Mec-Gar.
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