[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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Concealed Carry Corner: Training With Your Carry Gun

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about small semi-auto pistols versus revolvers and the benefits of both systems. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check it out by clicking the link here. This week, I want to talk about a topic we all know but rarely address when it comes to actually training with your carry gun. Of course, people go out and shoot at the range but most times it’s everything but the gun they carry daily. Although it’s probably one of the most important items to practice with, most of us pick full-size options instead of training with our actual everyday carry gun. Let’s take a closer look at training with your carry gun.

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In Glock We Trust – NEW Galco Concealable 2.0 Belt Holster for Glock 48

If you are one of those rare people that falls within the categories of “loves Glocks” and “loves leather holsters” on a Venn diagram (extremely unique confluence of interests if you ask me), then you will be elated to hear that the  Galco Concealable 2.0 Belt Holster is now available for the Glock G48 and the many permutations that currently exist – optic-ready, optic-equipped, and standard.

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Concealed Carry Corner: My Top 5 Summer Carry Guns

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about carrying in your vehicle as well as ways to safely store your firearms in a vehicle. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here.. This week, with the weather becoming warmer in the northern states, I wanted to take a look at some of the firearms I really enjoy carrying during the summer months. Some people who live in areas with seasonal weather like to carry various firearms depending on the year. The summer months are a fine balance of size and capacity. Let’s take a look at my top 5 summer carry guns.

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TFB Review: G48 MOS – Could This Be Concealed Carry Perfection?

For quite a few years, I considered the Glock 19 to be the gold standard by which all concealed carry handguns should be measured. I carried the G19 almost exclusively – first a Gen 2 model, then I later updated to a Gen 4. Anytime I tried a different handgun, the question I always came back to was, “Taking all factors into consideration, from shootability and reliability to concealability and capacity, along with every other facet of everyday carry, would I rather use this gun than my G19?” While I tried out some excellent pistols, many of which were highly capable of sufficiently fulfilling that concealed carry weapon role, time after time I returned to my trusty Glock 19. After swapping out the sights for a set of Hackathorn-style aftermarket upgrades and housing the gun in a quality Kydex IWB holster, I called it good and never left home without it. Before the advent of the slim-frame revolution with models like the G43X and G48, along with other manufacturers’ takes on skinnier carry guns, this double-stack 15+1 9mm setup served me exceedingly well in a gamut of training classes and my everyday life.

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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: Everyday Carry Examples

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last time, we talked about the most overlooked problems when carrying a concealed firearm. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to take a look at it. This week, I wanted to take a closer look at three different people I know who carry concealed firearms but are drastically different from one another. Often times people think individuals who carry a concealed firearm are all the same but in reality, people can come from drastically different walks of life while still valuing their self-defense. Let’s take a closer look at some everyday carry examples.

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Concealed Carry Corner: My Most Used Carry Guns

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about what type of handguns are good for taking out into the woods when you’re hunting. 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 my favorite guns to carry lately and how it has changed from years ago. Some of my choices you may have seen before, but there are a couple new options as well.  Let’s take a closer look at some of my most used carry guns.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Polymer versus Metal Compact Handguns

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we discussed the difference between practical and tactical carry bags. If you happened to miss that article, click the link here to catch up on last week’s article. This week, I wanted to talk about the increase in full-metal construction handguns on the market over the last few years. While heavier carry guns do offer a few advantages, they are by no means perfect. Let’s take a closer look at some of these new models and differences when it comes to polymer versus metal compact handguns.

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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: The Mythical Do-All Carry Pistol

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at the importance of magazines when it comes to your carry pistol. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to talk about a common topic for people who have become comfortable with carrying a concealed firearm but tend to shuffle between full-size handguns and sub-compact depending on the season and time of year. People who reach this point often talk about the mythical do-all size pistol that can be carried all year round comfortably. Every person is different but there are certainly a few models that can fill the spot of that particular need. Let’s take a look at some options for the mythical do-all carry pistol.

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Concealed Carry Corner: The Importance Of Magazines

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we looked at various products that help carry concealed and some items to avoid entirely. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check it out by clicking the link here. This week, I want to discuss a topic that not many consider in the overall concealed carry world which is magazine selection. With countless options and manufacturers of magazines, it can be tough to know exactly which one is best for you and your carry needs. Let’s take a closer look at what options are on the market and the importance of magazines.

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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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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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