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Psst ! Talon Grip Tape is your friend
Actually, I like the slight palm swells and finger groove.

I don't like the fullsize Hogue, but this is the Hogue Jr. I have one on my Walther P99, PX4 compact and Hk P2000. I plan to put one on my M&P Shield too - I ordered it yesterday.
 

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Take a deep breath

Ship,

Take a deep breath and slow down! If you are concerned about CARRY get a HIGH RIDE holster which takes a serious load off your hips for your SIG P365! GIT RID of those Glocks, now! All non-carry guns can get shopping carted to the range so stop worrying about carrying them!

I've been a Don Hume fan for their OWB for my larger guns for a while, but recently bought a Cardini (now known as MAX carry) leather OWB Open Top thinking an OWB Left hand might be an option as a BUG. I often times carry the Sig (or Beretta Nano) as the primary in the pocket. Anyway,the MAX Carry came in really stiff, but broke in nicely quick! I might consider this same holster for some of my primary strong side OWB carry options!

Anyway, prior to mid-October 2018, I wouldn't have even been considering TWO weapons on the hips (Severe Osteoarthritis - bone-on-bone grinding with bones spurs jumping the gap -- Genetic). Now that I've had DOUBLE HIP REPLACEMENT surgery and a quick recovery, I can actually ride a bicycle again and realize just how miserable I was.

Seriously, shop for a reputable Orthopedic Surgeon who can show you details of your bone structure, lack of cartilage, whatever. It may very well change your life.

In general, the Doctor is last person I'd ever want to visit, but I bit the bullet, actually contracted a female Family Practice Doctor who easily knew my mobility was restricted, listened, and verified via pin pointed X-RAY that was even obvious to my eyes that non-surgical alternatives were NOT going to work. Thus being able to "recommend" MY preferred specialist. It does help to have someone on the inside to weed out the incompetents -- thanks, Honey!

YOU OWE THIS MEDICAL ATTENTION TO YOUR BERETTAS (and maybe your significant other)! DON'T DELAY!
 

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Glock (Gen 3) was my very first semi-automatic pistol. Super-easy to disassemble, ate everything I fed it with nary a whimper and could be cleaned with just a baby wipe. I loved it...until I shot the Walther PPQ and realized I hated it. The Glock trigger sucked, the Glock grip ergos sucked and my groupings sucked (compared to the PPQ). I got rid of it in short order, and I no longer buy plastic pistols...unless they're a gift for someone (if I were a wealthier man my gifts would exclusively be 1911's, but *sigh* alas, I am not), and the PPQ is the only Tupperware pistol in my collection (and only because it's the ultra-rare "First Edition"). After discovering a love of the 1911 I wouldnt own a Glock if you gave it to me. In fact, one was given to me (on trade) and I immediately traded it for a CZ Rami. The other problem with Glock is...they're just ugly. You dont have a bug, you have a full-blown major illness. 😉

Kidding, of course. Shoot what you enjoy and can shoot proficiently.
 

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They are on back order - but I have read that you can still order them from the manufacturers website, and just wait until they ship
For reference.... I ordered two back-ordered 15-round G48 magazines on Friday February 28 (6 days ago) from Shield Arms and they shipped yesterday. They are simply calling them “back-ordered” , but in reality the demand is high and they are just filling the paid-in-full orders before placing excess stock for sale immediately. Don’t let “on back-order” stop anyone. I wasn’t expecting to see these arrive until April or May, but here I am a week later ready to beat my wife to the mail so I can toss the package in the bushes before she sees yet another package.

And I’ve also been bitten. I’ve had many Glocks over the years....in fact I’ve had at least 7 Glock 19s. I always shot left....no matter how far I moved the sights, so I got rid of them or threw them in an apocalypse safe somewhere. After some internet discussion on another forum, I decided to dedicate a little time to my Wilson G19. A month later, it’s my EDC and I’m shooting lights-out with the sights nearly perfectly centered (I still have them drifted a tiny-bit right).

Not to derail the thread, but I had been practicing drawing my 1911s from holster (empty) and was failing to squeeze the grip safety enough with my high-hold that I lost confidence in my ability to reliably use one in awkward self-defense draws. Just my story....the 1911 remains top of my list. I just carry and shoot the Glock better for self defense purposes.
 

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I’m not a Glock hater, but never got one (yet), because I shoot my sons here and there.
Glocks imho are just “vanilla’...nothing bad, but as soon as you get it home, they need things done to make them better.
For striker fire/Poly gun, I went with an HK VP9 and like it better than the Glock.
Triigger, grip, sights all better than the Gs. I probably have 6+k rounds through mine without any issues and the trigger just keeps getting better. They’re accurate and bomb proof.
Their newer VP9s is the smaller carry version which is essentially the same gun.
 

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I was unaware that the Coronavirus attacks ones ability to reason...Ya’ll have fallen off the turnip truck. This is a forum for men that like steel guns, leather holsters and large primed .45! Not plastic, in plastic shooting girly rounds!:eek::eek::rock:
 

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I love 1911's and carried them for many years. Also I have a number of Sigs (SAOs), P320, and P365 that I consider to be nice guns. Recently I took the plunge and bought a G45 MOS because I did not want to be locked into Sigs limited optics. In all honesty, it is growing on me especially after adding an after market trigger. There are many good guns on the market and they all have their pros and cons.

If it is dependable and you can shoot it well, then go for what every meets your needs. While I like nice and pretty things, to me a gun is a tool and aesthetics does not enter into the picture. Which is not to say that Glocks can not be highly customized in their own right.
 

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I doubt it will ever happen - But as the 48 is basically a single stack Glock 19.... I'd love to see them make a single stack G17 or G34. With the longer grip, they could probably make a 12 round mag. If they ever did that, I'd buy one....
 

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I was unaware that the Coronavirus attacks ones ability to reason...Ya’ll have fallen off the turnip truck. This is a forum for men that like steel guns, leather holsters and large primed .45! Not plastic, in plastic shooting girly rounds!:eek::eek::rock:
Is Goatse still in business? :mad::barf:
 

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You now have a terminal case of Glockitis. There is no escaping the Glock. I love my 1911s; but I must admit that a pistol that is inexpensive, reliable, durable, dependable, and simple is a real phenomenon. Loved by the troops and the bean counters. Has a tremendous number of users: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock scroll down and take a look. Now used by the Border Patrol and the Secret Service. Used by Delta Force and Navy Seals, Recon marines and a lot of other spec op groups in the world.
Even Ken Hackathorn, 1911 lover and ambassador for Wilson Combat, said that if he could have only one pistol it would be a Glock.
Now go and buy that Glock cause you will have to have it. Glock has toothy, little toe chewing elves just waiting to chew your toes off if you do not buy that Glock.
 

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I was unaware that the Coronavirus attacks ones ability to reason...Ya’ll have fallen off the turnip truck. This is a forum for men that like steel guns, leather holsters and large primed .45! Not plastic, in plastic shooting girly rounds!:eek::eek::rock:
You forgot 4X4 trucks and muscle cars not flashy, prissy sports cars, campfires back in the woods they build themselves and light with a single match, or flint and steel. Not those pretty little fires built by the staff in cute little fire pits for guests at the resort. :biglaugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsBd9xZ4qy4

Of course a real man runs what he likes and could care less what anyone else thinks. :rock:
 

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You forgot 4X4 trucks and muscle cars not flashy, prissy sports cars, campfires back in the woods they build themselves and light with a single match, or flint and steel. Not those pretty little fires built by the staff in cute little fire pits for guests at the resort. :biglaugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsBd9xZ4qy4

Of course a real man runs what he likes and could care less what anyone else thinks. :rock:
Dern tootin!
One thing though......real men don’t buy no ugly truck!
As far as the 4x4 gettin’ back in the woods to build a fire as opposed to a Subaru pulling up to the resort.......spot on brother....”ewww, the bugs”....:biglaugh:
 

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Dern tootin!
One thing though......real men don’t buy no ugly truck!
As far as the 4x4 gettin’ back in the woods to build a fire as opposed to a Subaru pulling up to the resort.......spot on brother....”ewww, the bugs”....:biglaugh:
That's right. Ugly trucks are made by earning their ugly, not bought. Like honest worn bluing on a long carried firearm. :)

I do have to admit though. I really like my Nissan NV200 cargo van. Despite all the free candy jokes. I call it the White Tardis. My wife calls it the Plutonium Van. I keep telling people I'm going to hang rope, zip ties, duct tape, and a meat hook on a rack in the back. If they only knew that in the survival kit/camp box in the back there is a long bundle of rope, knives, and a folding saw. :eek: :biglaugh: Oh, and the important stuff. TP.

I tell people that with the stash in the back and the van to sleep in that if I get stranded between two floods I'll call back and tell folks, "If I'm lucky I'll be back in 4 or 5 days. If not I'll be back in 2 :( )

I can sleep in it, haul stuff, and even use it as a rifle shooting platform in the rain. More importantly, I can actually get in and out of it. Love the howl of a Ferrari, but at this point in life just looking at one and thinking of trying to fold myself into one hurts. Grey man vehicle all the way!
 

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Here, deposit your Glocks in here please!:biglaugh:
And the irony of the whole situation is that the "Goatsee" Glock would probably just need a TP wipe down to function as intended.

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