This is a discussion on why won't Glock make a single stack sub-compact? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Mike1956 Narrow a Glock 26, and it won't be a 26 anymore. yes. it will be something else....
IMO, if 6+1 rounds and a spare 7 round magazine (PM9) doesn't get me out of the situation, I can't see how 10+1 and a spare 10 round magazine (Glock 26) would have.
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Ever since gaston went senile and married his caretaker. Glock has been allergic to money. Embezzlement scandals. Poor qc and testing of new products. Failure to react to the ever changing market. Glock of old is gone. I hope they can right the ship.
For the same reason Kahr wont make a double stack... They stick with what they're good at, and what they're famous for. I'm cool with that though
I carry XD's, Glocks, M&P's with enough firepower to handle any situation....but when it has absolutely, positively has to be covert undetected carry the single stack 9mm's from Kahr, Keltec, Ruger, Beretta fit the bill.
Just wondering if you consider a guy carrying a 1911 a fool, too since an Officers Model only holds 6+1 and the full size 7+1?
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The below comments are just my observations for myself in regards to the thickness of the handguns grip in relationship to my ability to conceal the handgun.
I carry IWB and for myself the concealment issue isn't how thick the slide of a semi-auto is or how thick the grip is.
It is the length of the grip that makes the weapon harder to conceal.
The length of the grip on my Glock 21 SF is what makes it more difficult to conceal than my Glock 36 not the grips thickness.
The grip extends out from the body in a horizonal posistion and that is the area that protrudes from your cover garment.
The slide or for that matter the cylinder of a revolver runs verticle to the contour of the upper body while the grip runs horizonal.
It makes no difference if you carry at 1:00 or 3:00 or any other location on the waistband, the grip is the hardest area to conceal.
The slight protrusion on the right side of my body under the chest pocket of the cover garment on the below photo is not caused by the cylinder of the 4" K-frame combat masterpiece it is caused by the grip.
The same situation applies for the Glock 23. The length of the grip is what causes the slight protrusion under the cover garment.
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'Concur with Old School.
Width doesn't make much difference to me. I own both a PM9 and a PF9, but the G26 still gets more carry time than they do.
Honestly, I wish there were more double-stack 1911's to choose from.
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^^^^^^^^^In my post that you quoted^^^^^^^
I make no accusations of anyones intelligence.
I am merely pointing out that in my experience of carrying various handguns, I've not thought the miniscule differences in width, with lengths and heights the same(or similarly close) to make that much of a difference.
Anyone carrying a 1911, is carrying a much wider firearm, than what the OP was wishing for.
As for the eight rounds. of .45? I have no qualms about that, I prefer, 12-16 rounds of 9mm but that is a choice we each make.
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Glock knows where their dollars come from. They target the 'spray and pray' market. Those people who NEED those extra rounds to HIT their target. Accomplished shooters shouldn't need a gazillion round stuffed magazine, when one or two well placed shots should do the trick.
Double stack mags, single stacked mags, revolvers or derringers, it all boils down to hitting what you aim at. And that bottom line takes practice.
those crazy "spray and pray" LEO's all over the world right?
being able to accurately deliver more firepower is better than being able to deliver less is isn't it?