The grip size, compromize

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    Personally, I prefer small grips since I've got small hands. This can be a definite plus (as already been stated!) for CC .

    Even with the pinkie 'hanging loose', it feels much more comfortable to me than shooting a full-sized grip/frame. Being a newbie, I couldn't believe what a world of difference there was in comfort for me between my Beretta 92FS and a XD9sc.
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    I'm with ya P95...

    Smallish grips just dont do it for me, thats why I tend to tote the bigger guns like the Commander and the P225.

    I've got a Taurus 85 in stainless that I like but I never was crazy about that short little grip. I put an Uncle Mikes "Boot Grip" on it and it made a lot of difference in the way it feels because it added a bit of length to it.
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    JimmyC,

    You are absolutely right. The most important thing is to have the gun in the first place. But I must disagree with a grip extender on a G26 making it like a G19. True it will add a little size, but the barrel is still longer on the G19 and the grip would depend on what type you use. A pierce grip extender without adding capacity will not affect concealability much at all. A pierce grip extender that adds 2 rounds is larger but still not enough to equal a G19. The only one that comes close is a scherer grip extender that adds capacity like the one in my avatar (actually it's a 27). But the overall size is still smaller than a G19 or a G23 and is a little easier to conceal.
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    NY27...you sure know your stuff about all these dimensions and extensions; I just know what works for me.

    For me, the grip is what's most difficult to hide, so anything added there is bad news. I bought a sub-compact pistol for it's size (actually for it's lack of size!), shoot it just fine (even compete in IDPA occasionally with it), so I surely don't want to buy stuff to make it bigger.

    I guess others see it as you do, or the add on goodies wouldn't be on the market. I still say if you want a bigger gun, buy it, don't buy a small one and then grow it...heh.
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    JimmyC,

    To each his own. You should absolutely carry whatever makes you comfortable. Train with whatever you carry and it will serve you well.

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    without a place to put my pinkie I have problems shooting accurately.
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    Define "problems" rocky? Do you have a measurement of the stated problems vs. your normal groupings? Just curious how badly it affects someone else.
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