How come rail on the .45 but not on others?

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    How come rail on the .45 but not on others?

    Ok, Baby Glock .45 - Accessory Rail.

    Baby Glocks .40 and 9mm - No Accessory Rail.

    Taurus PT145 - Accessory Rail.
    Taurus .40 and 9mm counterparts - No Accessory Rail.

    Why is this?
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    I don't know, but I'm going to be following this tread to see what the answer is.
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    The baby Glock .45/10mm is a larger frame and dustcover than the 9mm/.40 size frame. There isn't enough room to mount a light on most 9mm and .40 subcompacts. Those that do have longer dustcovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    The baby Glock .45/10mm is a larger frame and dustcover than the 9mm/.40 size frame. There isn't enough room to mount a light on most 9mm and .40 subcompacts. Those that do have longer dustcovers.
    I made this point in another thread not too long ago. The G29/30 used to be in the 'compact' category in the Glock lineup rather than sub-compacts. I agree....that the frame of the G26/27/33 are too small to support most attachments. Weight and balance wouldn't be worth a darn either IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    The baby Glock .45/10mm is a larger frame and dustcover than the 9mm/.40 size frame. There isn't enough room to mount a light on most 9mm and .40 subcompacts. Those that do have longer dustcovers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    I made this point in another thread not too long ago. The G29/30 used to be in the 'compact' category in the Glock lineup rather than sub-compacts. I agree....that the frame of the G26/27/33 are too small to support most attachments. Weight and balance wouldn't be worth a darn either IMO.
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    And I think we all know how Sixto feels about the weight and balance on a fighting gun. LOL
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    Ram Rod is correct the29 & 30 are listed as compacts not sub contacts.

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    Ok, I considered the thickness thing - but if that's the case - how come Walther has this: http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore...ther%20PPS.pdf

    It's thinner than all the others - but yet has a rail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbird View Post
    Ram Rod is correct the29 & 30 are listed as compacts not sub contacts.
    No, they are listed as subcompact, not compact.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    Ok, I considered the thickness thing - but if that's the case - how come Walther has this: http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore...ther%20PPS.pdf

    It's thinner than all the others - but yet has a rail.
    It's not the thickness, it's the length of the dustcover.
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