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#1 DozerD9

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Posted March 18 2021 - 06:15 PM

Greetings, new member here. I'm looking to get some input on a Glock 43X vs. the M&P 9 Shield Plus, considering both. I know the Plus is a brand new model so info may not be specific to this particular piece but any info on either will be appreciated. Thanks in advance...



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#2 TJ Ironhorse

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Posted March 18 2021 - 06:59 PM

Welcome to the forum. Just curious if you have a friend named Gina, aka Master Q
Im curious because I was asked my thoughts on exactly this by my friend Gina today, for someone she knows.

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Posted March 18 2021 - 07:40 PM

Greetings, new member here. I'm looking to get some input on a Glock 43X vs. the M&P 9 Shield Plus, considering both. I know the Plus is a brand new model so info may not be specific to this particular piece but any info on either will be appreciated. Thanks in advance...

If this pistol is going to be carried concealed. I would look at other pistols that are even smaller like a Sig Sauer P365 or Springfield Armory Hellcat. The Hellcat has the OSP feature that allows for micro Red Dot sights. From doing a little research, For reliability the Hellcat wins.

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Posted March 18 2021 - 07:50 PM

Welcome to the forum. Just curious if you have a friend named Gina, aka Master Q
Im curious because I was asked my thoughts on exactly this by my friend Gina today, for someone she knows.

 

Yes Sir, small World! Thank you for your input, went in for one thing and got sidetracked, now I'm undecided. Maybe both, LOL! The Glock felt really good in my hand, that's what has thrown me...


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Posted March 18 2021 - 08:02 PM

It certainly is a small world. Lol.
While I do own a few Glocks, they tend to spend most of their time in the safe. Truth be told, my choices for cc are plentiful. Maybe too many choices. Also 2 S&W Shield in the bunch. 9mm and 45
Having said that, my favorite is my P365. I put the standard slide on the Sig XL frame. It is about as perfect as I have come across. For me that is. Great in the hand, conceals well, and it runs great. So far 1200 flawless rounds.
Good luck making your choice. Please let us know what you choose.
Stay Safe.
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Posted March 18 2021 - 08:05 PM

For the p365 did you with or without a safety?


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Posted March 18 2021 - 08:15 PM

Initially without but added it when I bought the XL frame.

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Posted March 18 2021 - 08:23 PM

It certainly is a small world. Lol.
While I do own a few Glocks, they tend to spend most of their time in the safe. Truth be told, my choices for cc are plentiful. Maybe too many choices. Also 2 S&W Shield in the bunch. 9mm and 45
Having said that, my favorite is my P365. I put the standard slide on the Sig XL frame. It is about as perfect as I have come across. For me that is. Great in the hand, conceals well, and it runs great. So far 1200 flawless rounds.
Good luck making your choice. Please let us know what you choose.
Stay Safe.

 

I certainly will and thank you again. Now another option to check, the 365. I was just watching YouTube videos about the 43X and the instructor (Hickock I think his name was) was praising the 365 as his go-to gun for CC. Plus boosti above mentioned that piece also. Maybe back to the gun shop again tomorrow...speak to you soon, you stay safe (and healthy) as well! 


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Posted March 18 2021 - 08:37 PM

I own a 43X and it is equipped with the TLR 6 light. You have to be able to identify your target so a light is a must. it's dark half the day after all. It is an excellent pistol for CCW.  I bought it to replace a 43 which I was carrying. You don't want to carry with anything less than a 9mm these days. I  carry OWB or AIWB depending on what I'm doing that day.  Federal hydra shok 124gr is my carry ammo.  Should you have access to free states (vacation home) you can keep the Shield Arms S-15 magazines there. They are metal magazines designed for the 43X which hold up to 15 rounds of ammo. Good luck and make sure you get some training.



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Posted March 19 2021 - 07:33 AM

I own a 43X and it is equipped with the TLR 6 light. You have to be able to identify your target so a light is a must. it's dark half the day after all. It is an excellent pistol for CCW.  I bought it to replace a 43 which I was carrying. You don't want to carry with anything less than a 9mm these days. I  carry OWB or AIWB depending on what I'm doing that day.  Federal hydra shok 124gr is my carry ammo.  Should you have access to free states (vacation home) you can keep the Shield Arms S-15 magazines there. They are metal magazines designed for the 43X which hold up to 15 rounds of ammo. Good luck and make sure you get some training.

My service ammunition in my G19 was the Federal Hydra Shok 124 grain +P+. It wasn’t the best round, The agency switched to the Winchester SXT 124 grain +P , definitely an improvement.
If carrying a 9mm, I would recommend the +P loads as minimum.
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Posted March 19 2021 - 05:27 PM

Initially without but added it when I bought the XL frame.

Why did you decide to add the safety?  I am trying to decide.  Thanks


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Posted March 20 2021 - 10:25 AM

Why did you decide to add the safety? I am trying to decide. Thanks

I had the opportunity to shoot one with the safety and felt it was unobtrusive enough to put one in. That, and the fact I prefer an added measure of safety when appendix carrying. My comfort level. Others will disagree, and perhaps rightly so. Their take is that you should be consistent in your carry/ training method, in the event the need arises to use it. You may leave that safety on in a stress situation, resulting in a big friggin problem.

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Posted March 20 2021 - 11:52 AM

Shoot both and more

 

I prefer the glock, my son prefers the M&P. Both have their fan base

 

I also like featherweight revolvers. But I’m into grappling and revolvers have a slight advantage there


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Posted March 20 2021 - 05:28 PM

My carry gun (when I'm out of NJ) is a Springfield Armory xD mod.2 9 mm subcompact.  It's very similar to a Glock (of which I have several), but it has a grip safety that should prevent an ND should anything snag in the trigger guard while I'm reholstering. 



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Posted March 20 2021 - 05:49 PM

My carry gun (when I'm out of NJ) is a Springfield Armory xD mod.2 9 mm subcompact. It's very similar to a Glock (of which I have several), but it has a grip safety that should prevent an ND should anything snag in the trigger guard while I'm reholstering.

Springfield Armory finally listened to customers and did away with the grip safety on their new Hellcat line of pistols . I am not a fan of the grip safety on the Extreme Duty pistols.
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Posted March 21 2021 - 07:25 PM

Still carrying a Ruger LC9s Pro. Have the Sig P365 but not enough time with it to be comfortable with my accuracy. Added the LIMA Green laser to the Sig, liking it so I have to grit my teeth and go through a few boxes of ammo with it to get comfortable. Here where it's warm most of the year, you can't carry too bulky a handgun that easily w/o giving it away ...



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Posted March 21 2021 - 07:31 PM

Shoot both and more

 

I prefer the glock, my son prefers the M&P. Both have their fan base

 

I also like featherweight revolvers. But I’m into grappling and revolvers have a slight advantage there

 

I do have a S&W Airweight, .38, 5 shot, hammerless. A nice small gun, easy to shoot and easily concealable. I was looking for something with a little more capacity and more bang, the 5 shot .38 seems a little tame these days. Thank you...


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Posted March 21 2021 - 07:51 PM

You will make some choices with your early firearm purchase that you will second guess. The good news is you can always purchase more and you will.

There are many good choices for cc. I like the P365 but prefer my Glock 43 with extended mag 8+1. The size with IWB just works for me.

The 43x is nice no that they have with the black slide.



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Posted March 21 2021 - 08:05 PM

Glock 26 or 19 since 1995. Since retirement I can carry anything I want.

Glock 26 or 19.

No gimmicks, no lights, they just work every time.



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Posted March 22 2021 - 07:57 AM

Ill second the comment about adding an XL frame on a standard 365 slide. I have probably around 1k of various ammo thru it with zero issues. The XL grip is more comfortable if you have larger hands.
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