Glock has never (nor do I think they ever will) covet the consumer market. Seeing as how the primary use of a single stack pistol would mainly be a civilian CCW piece I doubt glock has any interest.
The downside is that this design makes the mags thicker. Look at all the slim single-stack pistols on the market, and they all have bare sheet steel mags. If Glock came out with a single stack, but kept the polymer-and-steel mag designs, it wouldn't be as thin as the competition (see the G36 for an example). So - why bother? Just keep making the lightest, highest capacity double-stack pistols on the market. After all these years, no one is able to make a polymer pistol that matches the comparable Glock in rounds/weight.
Just a thought.
You'll be able to use it to shoot down flying pigs.
We are talking thousands of an inch (0.0003) plastic coating so if you take that and times it by 4 (four sides) you are talking about 0.0012.Quote:
The downside is that this design makes the mags thicker
not enough to make a grip fat, no the double stacking adds to the thickness but that is what most want.... a high cap mag.
Single stacks are good but polymer and injection molding makes what used to be heavy much lighter
Just thinking out loud here, I own a Browning BDM and it's a double stack but only 1" thick. Glock could just make a thinner gun.
In my opinion the double stack design supporting the rounds is what makes the Glock feed so well. If they made a single stack it would have feeding issues as well, it's the tapered cases of 9mm that cause this and not the brand of gun.
I like the way the G19 feels. I feel it's slim enough and wouldn't want a slimmer version. I can easily conceal the thicker G30. I like the capacity of the double stack and would have no interest in a single stack.
Why? the G19 is not big or wide at all