SCT 43X 48 Frame

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Does anyone have experience with the new 43X / 48 frame from SCT?

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No experience but I did go looking for reviews or videos about them. Not much out there yet. SCT didn't hype them much at all. They just showed up one day recently.

From what I gather, they use some Glock internals, some of their own. Glock grip angle. G43X size.
 
I liked my chopped SCT17 so much that I got on the waiting list for the SCT43 at Aim Surplus and Brownells. Aim got it first.

Mine is put together and safety checked but has not been to the range yet. It started out as the built frame but I had issues with trigger reset and the barrel dragging on the locking block. Yes, SCT uses a mix of OEM Glock parts and their own aftermarket stuff. Swapping in an OEM slide takedown lock, locking block and connector got the pistol to bench test properly. The PSA Micro Dagger 15 round magazine fits. This particular combo of parts fits perfectly in a KnightFall Customs hoster for a PF9SS w/G48 slide.
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Compared to the SCT17 it is quite a bit slimmer.

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I'm not sure if I can get this to work as a concealed carry piece as the grip is kinda long. But having 15 rounds vs the 10 in my chopped G17 size might make it worth the effort to try. I'll have to see how this one shoots. It is G19 dimensions, only thinner. But at its heart it is a subcompact gun. I much prefer shooting a gun that feels like a full size which is why I went the chopper route.

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Hopefully, you've found some good answers here so far, @meanmotorscooter.

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The SCT 43 has peaked my interest since I built a Strike 80 a while back which I think strike industries just rebranded as there own. The frames look super cool but I'm not sold on their ergonomics. I need to put in some more range time with the Strike 80 before I decide to move forward on an SCT43. Thanks for all the replies!
 
Brownells has them in stock at 55 bucks, plus a 15% off coupon at the moment.


If you buy lots of gun part it might be worth signing up for the $99 Brownells Edge membership. You get free 2 day shipping on everything, including firearms. It has the potential to save you a bunch on shipping, especially when you are putting a gun together only to discover you are lacking a $2 slide lock spring or some such thing.
 
I have a love/hate relationship with Brownells. They usually have whatever you are looking for. But it is the worst web site ever. Quite obviously built by a middle aged IT nose picker who couldn't get into an engineering program and has no talent or training as a web designer :)

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Search is the worst. It turns up the oddest results. Or nothing. This is not rocket science anymore.
 
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These are starting to pop up on sale and in different colors. AIM Surplus I believe?

The only thing holding me back is that they are Glock grip angle. The Micro Dagger ends up being between 1911 and Glock. I intend to train my hand to adapt to any grip angle. Baby steps. Not easy and I may possibly be too old, grumpy, and set in my ways to change. I do enjoy stirring the pot and enjoy the great grip angle discussion. Don't let me down you Glock fans.
 
Brownells has them in stock at 55 bucks, plus a 15% off coupon at the moment.


If you buy lots of gun part it might be worth signing up for the $99 Brownells Edge membership. You get free 2 day shipping on everything, including firearms. It has the potential to save you a bunch on shipping, especially when you are putting a gun together only to discover you are lacking a $2 slide lock spring or some such thing.
Why do they charge a $10 FFL fee?
 
The most annoying side of serialized frames for me is if you buy more than one, the FFL has to submit a form to the Atee Eff. The downside of that is obvious. You know those serial numbers are going into a database with your name attached.
 
I don't know, mine shipped free because I  am was a Brownells Edge member. I just noticed my membership expired. 😿
Add another $20 or so for transfer fee and the “deal” doesn’t look so good. I don’t think I’ll be buying any frames or receivers from them.
 
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One of my LGSs was kind of a gun builder's emporium. Half of their shop was devoted to gun parts. Back in the good old days they had a whole wall stacked to the ceiling with P80 frames. That was the place where I first put my hands on a Lone Wolf frame.

Maybe ask your local arms dealer if they will order a frame for you?
 
One of my LGSs was kind of a gun builder's emporium. Half of their shop was devoted to gun parts. Back in the good old days they had a whole wall stacked to the ceiling with P80 frames. That was the place where I first put my hands on a Lone Wolf frame.

Maybe ask your local arms dealer if they will order a frame for you?
I'm afraid that I am out of luck. Adnan Khashoggi was my arms dealer. He died in 2017. I never did get that RPG he promised me.

His nephew, Dodi Fayed, was killed along with Princess Diana.
 
I'm afraid that I am out of luck. Adnan Khashoggi was my arms dealer. He died in 2017. I never did get that RPG he promised me.

His nephew, Dodi Fayed, was killed along with Princess Diana.
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Well, wouldn't anyone be... in that job? ;)
I sure would. Most of them are glorified clerks. Incredibly boring job. I hate to admit this but in a small way I am sympathetic to some of them because the job and the pay sucks. The fat cats in DC make all the money.

Like the Eff Bee Eye, a limited number of field agents are engaged in armed law enforcement. There is a fairly recent scandal going on as we speak. Non-enforcement Aytee Eff agents were being paid a premium for what is considered 'hazardous duty'. To the tune of 20 million dollars. It has been suggested that in order to make this right and comply with the law, the money has to be repaid. It has also been pointed out that some agents had no idea they were in correctly receiving a premium salary for the role they were in.

Imagine getting your pay docked and it wasn't your fault. I'd quit. And many will.
 
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The most annoying side of serialized frames for me is if you buy more than one, the FFL has to submit a form to the Atee Eff.
I don't know about that... :unsure: Last summer when I had 3 frames and 1 lower transferred at the same time, I was aware an additional form had to be filled out for transfer #4. My guy does all the paperwork, I just have to sign. :) But when asked about the extra form he said he just staples it to the 4473 and files it as normal. AyeTeeEf won't see them until he goes out of business and sends the 4473s to them.
 
I don't know about that... :unsure: Last summer when I had 3 frames and 1 lower transferred at the same time, I was aware an additional form had to be filled out for transfer #4. My guy does all the paperwork, I just have to sign. :) But when asked about the extra form he said he just staples it to the 4473 and files it as normal. AyeTeeEf won't see them until he goes out of business and sends the 4473s to them.

Here's the rule for FFLs in multiple handgun purchases. It does not apply to long guns, which makes no sense. You could buy five AKs and it is not required. The FFL have to file the form the day of the sale. No exceptions.


Reporting Process for Pistols and Revolvers

  1. Fill out three copies of ATF Form 3310.4, Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Pistols and Revolvers.
  2. Send the first copy to the ATF National Tracing Center no later than the close of business on the day that the multiple sale or other disposition occurs. Send by fax at 1-877-283-0288, email : MultipleHandgunSalesForms@atf.gov(link sends e-mail), or mailto:

    U.S. Department of Justice
    NTC - MS
    P.O. Box 0279
    Kearneysville, WV 25430–0279
  3. Send the second copy to the Chief Local Law Enforcement Official (CLEO). The CLEO is a local or state official designated to receive this form. If you do not know your CLEO, contact your local ATF office to find out.
  4. Attach the third copy to the corresponding Firearms Transaction Record ATF Form 4473, executed upon delivery of the pistols or revolvers [Regulation 478.126a]


They require this allegedly to catch people making straw purchases of multiple handguns for the purpose of reselling them illegally.
 
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