One of the many benefits of Glock is the variety. No matter one’s preferences on caliber, frame size, or weight, there’s a Glock that could be a good fit for any shooter out there.
The Glock 48 is unique in that it appeals to a variety of shooters due to its longer, but also slimmer, grip that grants a comfortable feel for both men and women.
The Glock 48 and Glock 43X are basically slimmer versions of the Glock 19.
The Glock 19 came out in the late 1980’s and enjoyed a lot of success. However, many folks, especially women, found that the thick double stack magazine wasn’t ideal for concealed carry. Glock heard these concerns and in 2019 launched both the 48 and 43X models.
Here’s a quick comparison of the two: the 43X weighs 18.7 ounces, has a barrel length of 3.4 inches and an overall length of 6.5 inches. The Glock 48 weighs 20.7 ounces, has a barrel length of 4.2 inches and an overall length of 7.2 inches.
Both have a grip width of 1.1 inches, a height of 5 inches, and both hold 10 rounds in the magazine.
I’ve shot both and for my money, the Glock 48 is slightly more accurate and fun to shoot. The longer barrel gives the shooter more control and causes less muzzle rise. The longer slide also delivers a longer sight radius, making it easier to be precise at longer ranges.
For these reasons, the Glock 48 is also one of my favorite teaching tools. The size suits a variety of shooters and grants them more control and less kick – ideal for helping build confidence and skill in newer shooters.
Thus, if you’re looking for a good carry gun or teaching tool on the range, the Glock 48 could be the perfect fit. Thanks for watching everyone!