Hitting the shelves the day before the SHOT Show floor opens. Great timing.
I’m looking forward to handling them at the show. I like some of the changes, but that two-tone look is ghastly.
No one I work with uses a 43 as a primary handgun. It's not what it's designed for, in my view. Sure, Glock will market it to the EDC crowd because they want to sell pistols. But it's not a fighting pistol. Most of us at work use it as a BUG on/off-duty, and as a primary handgun in very limited/specific circumstances.
Shoulder holsters are comfy and convenient (especially in vehicles), but they come with a price tag--you're stuck wearing the jacket unless you're in a very permissive environment. For that reason and others, I carry either appendix or IWB at about 3:30. I'll use a tuckable holster/mag pouch if I need to wear a tucked shirt/suit and anticipate taking the jacket off if I don't want to ID myself with a badge next to the gun. Appendix works very well in a vehicle; I'd say it's faster than a shoulder rig.
Nine times out of ten, I carry a Glock 17 with a light or a 1911 Government Model with a light, each with two extra magazines. For example, I was in DC and Virginia yesterday, and DC has a ten round magazine limit so I wore the 1911. Ditto if I'm in NYC. I'll be in Vegas in a few weeks; no magazine limits but airline travel so it'll be a Glock. Around my town it depends on my fancy.
I used to wear my H&K HK45 a lot, but that was my duty gun at the time. We're now an all-Glock department, so the G17 wins.
Played with a friends 43X, I really like it...feels good, shoots good. GT Dist offers a black slide cerakote version...blue label $399. I am resisting the purchase, since I have a 43 and love it.....but the evil demons are tempting me...damn you demons of Hell!!
so yeah, will be buying one pretty soon.....
Not very, I end up flipping guns I don't use to fund other projects....currently just at;
Pistols: 4 (Glock 19 x2, Glock 43, SW Airweight .38)
Shotguns: 2 (Remington 870, Benelli Entry)
Rifles: 3 (LWRC M6, Colt 9mm, Modern Outfitters .300)
I don't hunt anymore and have passed on those types of firearms to daughter and family.