[NRAAM 2024] G43X/48 SF? Shield Arms New Glock Chop Shop

Luke C is back for day 3 of the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits to talk with Shield Arms about some of their latest products and services. Today Seth shares Shield Arms’ new ROC (Revolver Optics Conversion) mount – a no-mill option that easily attaches to your J-Frame revolvers (like the S&W 442) giving you an instant optics solution for iron-sighted revolvers. Shield Arms is also showcasing their new Split Rig – an easy on-and-off chest rig perfect for shooting prone, and finally their Grip Chop service for the Glock 48 and 43X. This service shaves off just enough of the grip to fit the new Shield Arms 10-round flush fit mag made specifically for their Grip Chop – Did they just invent the Glock 43X/48 SF?

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Glock 43X-Sized, Sig P365 Mags? The Zev OZ9sc

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at ZEV to talk about their newest prototype Glock 43X size pistol, the OZ9sc. This is – again – a prototype, but it will be a modular frame like its big brother OZ9, and there’s a good chance it will be designed around the SIG P365 series of magazines. Let ZEV know what you think in the comments!

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Shield Arms Now Shipping The S15 Magazine +2 Extension

Shield Arms shook up the concealed carry scene with their 15-round flush-fit Glock 43X/48 magazines. They have continued to improve that design and to add new accessories. The newest optional upgrade is a +2 extension for the S15 magazines.

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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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Pushing for Perfection: XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher Kit & Meprolight Hyper-Bright Sights – Glock 48

One of my all-time favorite carry guns has to be my Silver Slimline Glock 48. I’ve had this handgun going 4 years now and I’ve carried it extensively more or less in its original configuration save for an aftermarket trigger shoe and a flared magwell. Recently I decided to give the OEM Glock night sights that were on the pistol a swap and to do that I worked with the guys at Meprolight to get a solid set of day/night sights to go with the Glock 48. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I had three new pairs of sights to pick from. To install them, I enlisted the help of recently released the XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher Kit, which is designed specifically for Glock pistols. In this review, I will share my experiences using both the XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher Kit and the Meprolight Hyper-Bright sights to see whether or not you’d want to pick either of these items up for your own home gunsmithing needs.

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Concealed Carry Corner: The Major Problems With Lightweight Pistols

Welcome to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about buying or building out your carry gun for self-defense. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out and get caught up. This week, I want to talk about a common issue I see in the community when it comes to smaller carry guns. Going with a smaller concealed carry gun is oftentimes a mistake people new to the community make, but I’ve seen just as many knowledgeable people make this same mistake. The silver lining is the fact many companies have fixed this issue by adding capacity and adding weight to the frame making the handgun have a better balance in your hand. Let’s take a look at some of the major problems with lightweight pistols.

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DeSantis Gunhide Adapts the #N38 Nemesis for Pistols with Optics

The Nemesis holster has seen a fair amount of service as part of my old daily carry routine and today DeSantis Gunhide announced its latest adaptation now capable of hosting micro-compact pistols with optics. The #N38 Nemesis holster is great for those who like to carry in a jacket pocket but are worried about it slipping around and moving from its original position.

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Concealed Carry Corner: The Perfect Size Carry Gun

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about when to trust your carry gun and what to do when it comes to break in. If you’d like to check it out, be sure to click the link here. In the past, I’ve talked about the evolution of carry guns from full-size metal firearms all the way to micro ultralight single stack guns. Based on the trends and new firearms coming out today, the perfect carry gun size is somewhere in the middle. Some of you may disagree with my interpretation and that’s ok, but looking at general sales along with what’s prevalent in the market today, there certainly appear to be some new favorites on the market for people who carry concealed. Let’s take a closer look at what potentially could be the perfect size carry gun

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Last Samurai or Wanna Cry?

Welcome everyone to the 155th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal?  Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

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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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The New Shield Arms Glock 43X/48 Premium Magwell

Most of you will know Shield Arms for their novel 15-round flush-fit magazines for the Glock 43X and 48 pistols. The S15 magazine took what was already a great handgun and turned it into a contender that could keep up with guns released shortly after that featured 12-rounds or more as standard magazine capacities. Now Shield Arms is proud to introduce their new Glock 43X/48 Premium Magwell that is designed to allow for faster reloads and a better grip on the compact-sized slimline handguns.

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Swedish Security Service Goes Glock

The Swedish Security Service has chosen Glock as a supplier for their duty pistols. This means that the current SIG Sauers will be replaced by various 9mm Glocks. The approved and chosen models are the Glock 17, 19 and the sub-compact 43X, but there are no details as to which generation. The Swedish Police have been testing no less than twelve different pistols, but earlier this year the Swedish Security Service, which is independent of the Police, left the specific evaluation to continue on their own. The result is now official.

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TFB Review: Tyrant Designs Glock 43x/48 I.T.T.S. Trigger and Magwell

Glock pistols can quickly turn into projects once you start attempting to adapt them to fit your personal preferences. I’ve been carrying my Glock 48 for about 2 years now and over many range sessions and rounds downrange, I finally decided that I wanted to change up a few things to turn it into a more versatile pistol. While this may have been a misguided and fruitless attempt to prevent me from buying more guns, I went for it anyway and the guys over at Tyrant Designs sent me over some of their newest aftermarket items for use with the Glock 43, 43X, and 48. Among those Items were the new Tyrant Designs I.T.T.S. (Improved Tyrant Trigger System) Trigger as well as their new Glock Magwell for use with the Glock 43X and 48.

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Shield Arms Drops the New Gen 2 S15 Ambidextrous Magazine

Shield Arms blew us all away in late 2019 with the release of their S15 Magazine. The original Shield Arms S15 took the already great Glock 43X and 48 and turned the platform into a compact package that can hold 15 rounds – flush fit. TFBTV Executive Producer James Reeves did some torture testing of the magazines and they held up incredibly well. Through my own use and testing, I found that while the magazines themselves held up well – the nature of my carry situation led to the magazines rusting and me having to coat them in Alumahyde to keep the rust from spreading. Now, Shield Arms has just dropped the Gen 2 S15 ambidextrous magazine full of improvements to take their already game-changing magazine for the Glock 43X and 48 to the next level.

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Video: New Shield Arms Glock Magazines – S15 Gen 2

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves gives TFBTV viewers a sneak preview of the new magazines that Shield Arms is releasing for the Glock 43X and 48 tomorrow. Not long ago, Shield Arms released the remarkable Shield Arms S15 magazine for the Glock 43X and Glock 48. The S15 mags hold FIFTEEN rounds in the 43X or 48, flush fit, and they work! So what is different about these new Shield S15 Gen 2 magazines? Check today’s video to find out.

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