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Re: Glock 43 or ???
« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2018, 09:56:44 pm »
This P365 is a snappy little devil.  I am feeling it in my right forearm.  I really like the sites and it seems to be very accurate.  I did not shoot at any paper, which I will do before settling on carry ammo.  I did notice variation in POA/POI between different bullet weights.

Prior to shooting I took down the gun and it was wet with oil, no sign of shipping grease, so I just took it out to the back yard range.

I shot 150 rounds of Blazer 147 TMJ aluminum cased ammo.  100 rounds of American Eagle 124 round nose brass cased.  50 rounds of Winchester White box 115 round nose. 50 rounds Speer Gold Dot 147 hollow points, 50 rounds Speer Gold Dot 124 hollow points.  Also 17 rounds of mystery 115 hollow points I had stuffed in a Beretta mag.  All rounds were fired standing at 12-15 yards at steel plates. 

I first shot 50-60 rounds of Blazer and noted that I had to hold on the top of the 6" steel but could hit it consistently if I concentrated on my shots.  Shots on the 12" steel plates were gimme's as long as the front site was centered on the plate.

I next went to the WWB 115 and they were laser beams.  I went 10 for 10 on the 6" plate, and switched to the kiddo's .22 rebounding plates 3"wide x 10" tall and still hit consistently.  I barely shot at the big plate at all.

The 124 AE was hard to figure out where POA/POI was.  I have not shot much of this at all and have no real comparison in my other 9mm, at this time, to figure if it is this ammo or this weight.  I was quickly frustrated with more misses than hits unless I went to the big plate.

I then decided to see if mixing ammo in the mags would induce a failure to feed or eject, so I dumped the 17 115 HP, 10 each of the other hollow points 147 and 124, and 10 each of the FMJ's in a bag and mixed them up.  I closed my eyes and grabbed a handful and loaded up with out looking to see what went in the mags.  I just shot at the big 12" plate and had no failures of any kind.  If I waited for the plate to slow I had no misses, again at 12-15 yards.

By this time I had fired approximately 300 rounds and noticed that my accuracy was falling off.  I was starting to flinch and jerk a bit.  I took a bit of a break and rounded up the cases, I tried to pay attention to where cases were grouped and if there was a difference in brand and bullet weight.  I was moving around a bit, and some of the cases are the same despite brand and bullet weight, so no real conclusions.  I did not remember to look for primer drag until I sat down at the computer, so will have to walk back to the range to check on that.

I finished with about 40 rounds of each of the GD's, and 20 or so of the 124's and 147's.  I noticed that it was much harder to keep the 124's whether round point or hollow point on the steel, compared to the 147's hollow or round.

For what ever reason the gun or I seemed to prefer 115's or 147's over the mid weight 124's no matter bullet shape.  I am going to do a thorough cleaning and slipstream job on it later tonight and will likely do a bunch of dry firing to work it in.  I need to dig into my ammo stashes to see what else I have for 9mm.  I want to try some other brands and bullets to see if that makes a difference in how this beauty shoots.  I also need to get some paper plates out and see what the groups look like, now that I know it functions.   

 
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #51 on: October 28, 2018, 10:43:51 pm »
    Good review.  Thanks for posting it.   :thumbup1
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #52 on: November 03, 2018, 03:44:18 pm »
    Was playing with multiple holsters at work yesterday.  No nail belt, but caulking and painting baseboards, and cutting tile.  Need to run to town to pick up Kymeara holster that came in after I went by the PO.  But ankle holsters came in, as did belly band and back brace.  Wife did not notice I was carrying until she wrapped her arms around me. I will have a Galco ankle holster going up on the pay it forward thread for someone with smaller calves shortly.  I will post some pics later today.
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    « Reply #53 on: November 03, 2018, 04:39:06 pm »
    Keep me posted;)

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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #54 on: November 03, 2018, 05:21:04 pm »
    This is the better of the ankle holsters I got.  It holds the pistol securely and does not flop around and stays in place with out being to uncomfortable.

    The Galco COP ankle holsters is too small for me to wear anything but running shoes, and I worry about it showing and falling off as I can barely fasten the Velcro.
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #55 on: November 03, 2018, 05:31:18 pm »
    Holster on.
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #56 on: November 04, 2018, 04:04:26 pm »
    This belly band is by Nature's Wild.  It is designed to be in the belt line, and it slips down over my belly. But it conceals well.
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    « Reply #57 on: November 04, 2018, 04:11:39 pm »
    Good pics.  Nice T-shirt, BTW.   :cool
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #58 on: November 04, 2018, 04:16:35 pm »
    This is the Yeeper Deep Concealment Shoulder Holster, I really like it, but I bought the wrong size. I have re-ordered the next size up. And this one will go up on the pay it forward/karma thread when I get the new one. Not sure it will be EDC, but it will be in the trial rotation.
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #59 on: November 04, 2018, 04:50:37 pm »
    My favorite set up right now is a Blackhawk Tecgrip sticky holster tucked in a cheap elastic back support.  This is the set up that I think the Adams Holsters Shark Bite will shine in.  I also use this holster tucked in an inside chest pocket of a couple of my jackets.
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    « Reply #60 on: November 04, 2018, 04:58:36 pm »
    I got an idea for ya Mike when you get a chance give me a shout I just left ya a message;)

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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #61 on: November 05, 2018, 11:07:32 pm »
    Good pics.  Nice T-shirt, BTW.   :cool

    I have a hard time visualizing how something works, and how someone else is actually wearing the holster.  So I am trying to show how I am utilizing the holsters, especially as I am trying to do something a bit odd.

    It seemed like a good time to pull that one out of the closet.  But something in a t-shirt pocket, like I normally wear, does break up the outline of the Yeeper and I would imagine any other similar mid rib holster a bit better.

    I got an idea for ya Mike when you get a chance give me a shout I just left ya a message;)
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    I will say that I am super impressed with the Edict holster.  Nobody but Luke could get me to consider let alone buy a IWB kydex holster.  I hated appendix when I tried it first, but a well designed, and well made holster makes it good.  More pictures will be incoming, but I am leaving in the morning, so maybe next weekend.
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    « Reply #62 on: November 06, 2018, 01:08:37 pm »
    Looking forward to it.   :cool
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #63 on: November 10, 2018, 02:04:02 pm »
    The Edict holster from Kymera Holsters
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    « Reply #64 on: November 10, 2018, 02:14:49 pm »
    Very nice;)
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #65 on: November 10, 2018, 03:18:42 pm »
     :thumbup1
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #66 on: November 10, 2018, 09:54:20 pm »
    I was running out the door to work when I posted those pics.  My review on the Edict is in the Edict thread on forum sponsor page for Adams Holsters here, and at https://kymeraholsters.com/store/edictholster

    It is very thin holster especially for kydex.  Luke has figured out a way to minimize the normal bulk that I find annoying in kydex holsters.
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #67 on: December 08, 2018, 02:23:47 pm »
    If you have not tried a Texas rig from Adams Holsters with a small gun...It is amazing.  Smallest gun I have previously run in a Texas rig is a G29, it works very well.  But with the P365 it just disappears.   
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    « Reply #68 on: December 08, 2018, 02:29:49 pm »
    If you have not tried a Texas rig from Adams Holsters with a small gun...It is amazing.  Smallest gun I have previously run in a Texas rig is a G29, it works very well.  But with the P365 it just disappears.   

    Glad to hear it Mike:) I've used my PF9 Texas as my goto back is hurting and need a light gun or just not feeling like carrying a gun gun. Thing just disappears for me in a Texas rig. I actually have a Crossroads for it somewhere but I haven't actually used it in years, small gun in a Texas rig. Something the size of a shield, P938 etc just disappears;)

    Either way glad to hear it got there alright;) And if anyone else wants a Sig 365 Texas right handed black, I've actually got another one hanging on the line in the shop I haven't had time to put in the in stock section yet;)

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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #69 on: December 23, 2018, 02:45:43 pm »
    I'll make my perennial suggestion: Kahr K9...
    Posted by: booksmart

    Why?  I looked at Kahr's years ago, and was not all that impressed.  Of course small 9mm, or any 9mm were just meh to me then.
    I would say pm9 not k9. Because they shoot awesome. Not sure what can be told from "looking" at them.

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    « Reply #70 on: December 24, 2018, 01:07:45 am »
    I would say pm9 not k9. Because they shoot awesome. Not sure what can be told from "looking" at them.
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    I have only seen one Kahr in my home town, and that was in the local gun store.  That was a PM 40.  Even the "local" big box gun shop 75 miles away, did not have a Kahr PM9, or any 9mm Kahr.  I have never seen one loose in the wild, where I might be able to ask to shoot it, and have heard mixed reviews about them from the very few people that I know who used to personally own them.  I can not think of one person I know of besides Booksmart who owns one currently.  And all the ones I know of who used to own and carry them have replaced them with Shields, or LC9s or G43s or P365s.   
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #71 on: December 25, 2018, 02:40:19 am »
    Well, I own and carry a Kahr P9, but it's trigger is pretty different from a Glock.  Long DAO, smooth, no trigger blade.  It also has better sights out of the box.
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #72 on: January 06, 2019, 09:55:20 pm »
    Of course now that I have the P365 and love it, Glock comes out with their 43X.

    https://guntalk.com/news/guns/glock-43x-v-sig-p365

    What does the brain trust think, Glock or Sig?  I have had zero issues with my Sig, but it is still sitting at around 400 rounds.
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    « Reply #73 on: January 06, 2019, 10:28:56 pm »
     :shrug

    I never had interest in Glock single stack guns. The 43x looks to be a large single stack gun  :banghead . Slide is 6 inches long it says with a height of 5 inches. At that rate, why not just carry a Glock 19?
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #74 on: January 06, 2019, 10:37:52 pm »
    I’d stick with the Sig because of its compact size compared with the Glock—as stated before the 43x is the same height as the 19. The only reason I’m going with the 43x is because work requires a Glock. Although many internet critics have had problems with the Sig, others have gone over 11k rounds with no problems.

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