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This is a discussion on Single stack - or double? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Looking here out of pure curiosity, to see where preferences lie statistically with carry semi's. This is not meant to be cal specific ....... seeing ...
No real preference
Looking here out of pure curiosity, to see where preferences lie statistically with carry semi's. This is not meant to be cal specific ....... seeing as there are a good many double stack .45acp's these days.
I have fairly large hands and invariably prefer fat grips and so double stackers (EDC SIG 226 ST). I recall dr_cmg is the opposite and IIRC went the single stack route. I always feel at ease with a 1911 in hand but when I had the P12-45 liked that feel better than a Gov't A1 single.
So - apart from seeing the stat's on this poll, wonder too if folks think it is mostly governed by hand size ... for me I think that is it. Good fat grips feel more controllable for me. I love the SIG 220 but it lacks a slight fatness compared with the 226 or 228.
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I'm a Glock man until the bitter end! I voted first!
Could be my big hands play a part in it. That's one of the reasons I don't like S&W's. I've always found the grips to be too thin.
Hard to discount the additional capacity as a factor, though.
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No preference here....I have small man hands, so for the most part, I do best with a single-stack gun. However, the new breed of polymer-framed, interchangeable-backstrapped, double-stack mag guns like the Walther P99's, Beretta Px4's and similar "slim" double-stacked guns like the polymer-framed Steyr M, S, and M-A1's and Browning HPs make all the difference in the world for digitally-disadvantaged folks like me.
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+1 on the Walther/S&W P99. If I wasn't a Glocker - that would be my next choice!
I've got small hands, but like srfl, some of the newer (and not so new, like the BHP) can go a long way to help with that.
Generally, single-stacks feel better to me, but a double stack has got that many more shots. And I don't think you can have too much ammo if you are in a gun fight.
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I carry a Beretta 9000 (Double Stack) and a Beretta 85 (Single Stack), so where is the choice for both?
No preference here...but with my semi's, its leaning toward doubles...
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Glocks. 17 and 26. Not big hands, it's what I learned on, and I like that damn grip angle.....LOL
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I prefer double stack. They just feel more comfortable in my hands even though I have little hands. I like to have lots of ammo. ( no rude comments now!!!! LOL) I even carry two extra mags. There are some things you can't do without when you need them: runway, fuel, altitude and ammo.
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I voted yes. I have a hard time deciding between my 1911 and my XD45. No preference.
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Single stack 1911 of course or a wheelie
I have some pretty big paws, and don't really care. At the moment I am leaning toward double stacks, but I could always change my mind.
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For me it depends on the gun - some double-stack grips are too large; others (the CZ P-01 for example) fit me perfectly. Single-stack 1911's fit my hand very well, as does my single-stack P225. I have a couple very small single stacks that don't fit as well (Kahr MK9 & Kel-tec P3AT), but they are mainly for when I can't conceal anything larger.
My preference is single stack. It just makes it easier to conceal. However, I carry a double-stack when I can. ie when the weather is cooler in Texas I will automatically go for my USP. When is so hot an egg can fry outside, I will go for the Sig 239 or Kimber Ultra Carry. At least here in the summer the less clothes the better!!
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