POTD: G-Plated Glock 43X – Reptilia Corp

Photo Of The Day and let’s take a look at the Glock 43X and the Sig ROMEO Zero Elite in a marriage through Reptilia Corp‘s G-Plate. My history with my Glock 43 didn’t last too long. For sure it’s very compact, but I live in a country where carrying a firearm is not permitted unless it’s a very specific case (read: impossible). Also, the amount of handguns I’m allowed to own is limited, so I found something with a more competitive edge to replace it. I still miss it though, and I would have loved to try it with a red dot. So when I found these images, I thought they had to be shared.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Small Semi-Autos Vs Revolvers

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about some carry tips that make a big difference to carry comfort. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I recently picked up another Smith & Wesson 686 and started wondering if revolvers are still a viable option with the unlimited options of semi-auto pistols on the market for the concealed carry space. While most revolvers are outclassed, there are a few specific benefits to having a revolver over something like a semi-auto. Semi-autos certainly have their own benefits though. let’s take a closer look at the benefits of small semi-autos vs revolvers.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Smaller Guns Aren't Always Better

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at some classy carry options for Christmas. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check out last week’s fun article. This week, I want to take a look at another topic not everyone talks about. With the recent trend in guns becoming smaller and now becoming slightly larger, there are a few very good reasons for this trend which I would love to look at closer. This isn’t by chance but there are a few specific reasons why bigger is sometimes better. Let’s take a closer look at why smaller guns aren’t always better.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Best Carry Spots For Daily Tasks

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week I talked about some of the rules people choose to break when they concealed carry for one reason or another. If you happened to miss that, be sure to check out the link here to give it a read. This week, I wanted to go over some of the questions I get from people about the best way to carry in certain situations. It can be hard to know exactly what the best route is for various situations, so I decided to make a list of the most common questions to go over. Let’s take a look at the best carry spots for daily tasks.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Best To Worst Carry Positions

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we discussed the biggest mistakes concealed carriers make when starting out. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. For this week’s topic, I wanted to dive into some of the most common carry methods and rank them from best to worst in my experience. I often question why I carry a certain way, so I figured this would be the easiest way to break down how and why I carry the way I do. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best to worst carry positions.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Levels Of Carry Guns

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at whether it’s better to be self-taught or start off by taking training. Both had their perks and it was a great conversation in the comments so thank you to everyone who left their thoughts in the comment section. If you happened to miss last week’s article, be sure to click the link here. Recently I’ve heard a number of people say they don’t want to carry a concealed firearm because it’s too expensive to get set up. I think it’s a common misconception to think it costs a huge amount of money to get set up as a concealed carrier. Let’s take a closer look at some levels of carry guns.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Top 3 Carrying Stereotypes in 2023

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about flying with a carry gun. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I wanted to look at some of the personalities I’ve started to notice more and more over my time in various gun shops and events. Keep in mind this is to have fun and point out certain things in the community that may not be perfect. Let’s take a closer look at some carrying stereotypes.

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Concealed Carry Corner: My Updated Personal Carry

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about cleaning and maintenance on your carry gun over time. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check the link here. This week, I thought it would be fun to revisit my most used carry loadouts and what I have changed or kept the same from the initial article I wrote a while back. Let’s take a closer look at my updated personal carry.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Top Options for Summer Carry

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about convenient carry methods other than IWB carry. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check the link here for more info on carry methods. This week, I wanted to look at some of the more popular options on the market and explain why they have a place on the table regarding concealed carry. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it highlights a number of great options on the market for carrying concealed so this may be part one of a larger series. Let’s take a look at some top options for summer carry.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carrying and Training With Similar Firearms

Welcome to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week we talked about some of the dangerous distractions we have to face on a daily basis when it comes to our phones. If you missed last week’s article and want to check it out, be sure to click the link here. When it comes to carrying and training, we can often get distracted by other styles of firearms as well as different action types if we decide to buy something new. It happens all the time, but what most don’t think about is the amount of proficiency lost due to switching around from one gun to another. I certainly know some of you are like me where you enjoy buying various action types and moving around from one system to another. This poses a few problems so let’s take a closer look at carrying and training with similar firearms.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Popular Carry Gun Breakdown

When it comes to carrying a concealed firearm, there are a few really popular models that the vast majority of people either have as their personal carry gun or at least have heard of. The most common questions I get when it comes to carry guns are usually the same three questions: capacity, ergonomics, and ease of carrying. As a result, I decided to give you guys a quick rundown on some of the more popular carry choices by each category on a scale of 1-10. Let’s take a closer look at the popular carry gun breakdown.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Popular Carry Gun Shakedown

When we think of carrying concealed guns, we oftentimes go back and forth about the pros and cons when it comes to size vs shootability. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the argument for either smaller guns to carry versus carrying larger handguns that are easier to shoot under stress. I ended up deciding to take a few of the most popular handgun models on the market and do a simple drill from 10 yards to see how well each does comparatively. Let’s take a closer look at how each pistol did in our popular carry gun shakedown.

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Concealed Carry Corner: "Good Enough" Gear

Every week I sit down and look at the number of topics I have written down for the Concealed Carry Corner articles. One thing that blows me away is seeing the vast differences between people willing to upgrade every aspect of their carry pistol on one end, and on the other people not spending money and continuing to use the same gear they have for years. These are two very different ways to look at carrying a concealed firearm but each attitude has its merits. Whatever side you agree with, it’s always interesting to look at what is considered good enough gear.

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9 Rounds in a Glock 43? NEW Shield Arms Z9 Magazine Review

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves reviews the new Shield Arms Z9 magazine for the Glock 43. Adding less than a half-inch of length to the G43, the Shield Arms Z9 magazines increase the Glock 43’s magazine capacity by 50%, with 9 rounds of 9mm instead of the 6 rounds provided by the factory magazine. Magazines are a critical piece of equipment: Are these Shield Arms Z9 mags reliable, or even worth your attention? James tests them out in today’s video.

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Product Announcement: The Shield Arms Glock 43 Z9 Magazine

Not too long ago Shield Arms released the S15 Magazine for the Glock 43X. This revolutionary little mag brought the 10rd capacity of the slim pistol to 15, in line with its fatter older brother, the Glock 19. On the 18th of May, Shield Arms will be adding the Glock 43 Z9 magazine to their lineup. As the name implies, this is for the standard Glock 43 and brings the capacity up to 9 rounds in a mag that’s the same size as the OEM mag with a pinky extension. Our favorite guntuber  James Reeves has a video showcasing this new mag. I suggest you give it a watch.

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