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Posted: 1/21/2021 1:05:58 PM EST
I would like to try the Glock 48 upper on my 43, but where to get one?

I’ve stalked the places I know, like EE and GB, and locally.  Nothing.  I’ve done a couple of internet searches but nothing.

Ideally I’d like a complete, optics ready upper.  I’m almost ready to buy a complete Glock 48 MOS to get it done, almost.

I do understand, its not the best time to do so.  Any help would be appreciated.

If y’all say its not worth it, let me know.  I’m more curious than anything.
Link Posted: 1/21/2021 1:21:36 PM EST
My 48 shoots softer and more accurate than my 43x.  You should give it a try
Link Posted: 1/21/2021 1:23:54 PM EST
I'd post in the hometown forum to see if someone will let you try theirs.  Be worth trying before buying.
Link Posted: 1/21/2021 3:11:22 PM EST
Don't shoot the messenger...
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Ebay has some.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 10:41:25 AM EST
The OEM ones on Ebay are selling for more than the pistol.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 10:47:24 AM EST
I have a 43 and 48 and have played with swapping them. I could see some merit to the longer slide/barrel, but not as much as the longer grip of the 48/43x.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 10:59:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MallNinja531:
I have a 43 and 48 and have played with swapping them. I could see some merit to the longer slide/barrel, but not as much as the longer grip of the 48/43x.
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And the capacity.

I carried the 43 for a couple years.  Now I carry the 43x.  And I have a 48MOS range toy.  For me, the 43 frame is too short and capacity sucks.  It needs a +2 baseplate to even be able to hang onto it and shoot it accurately.  By the time you got that, you're at the same size as the 43x/48 which can hold the 15rd mags.

Another difference is the 43X size MOS frame has a rail for a light.  Whenever the new tiny lights are finally available for these things, I'll probably swap my lowers between the 43X and 48MOS so I can carry with a light.
Link Posted: 1/25/2021 12:48:28 PM EST
The pro gamer move is to buy a 43 and a 48 and swap the slides to whatever configuration you want.
Link Posted: 1/25/2021 1:15:09 PM EST
Not cheap, but I saw this on the EE a little while ago.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/t_7_89/2096705_WTS-Glock-48-OEM-Complete-Slide-with-Trijicon-HD-XR-Sights.html

No relationship to the seller, etc.
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