Pistol width measurements

Pistol width measurements

This is a discussion on Pistol width measurements within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; When manufacturers denote "width" of a pistol, where is this measured? What I am wondering is: can a pistol with a stated width of "x" ...

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    Pistol width measurements

    When manufacturers denote "width" of a pistol, where is this measured?

    What I am wondering is: can a pistol with a stated width of "x" have a grip with a width of "x +1". i.e. is the width taken at the slide or at the widest part.

    I hope this makes sense.


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    your looking at the widest part Of the gun, be that the frame or the slide

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    Grip panels are not included in width,Like back40 said the thickest part of the slide or frame,and I don't think it includes the slide release or takedown levers
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    Thanks. So it looks like a gun can have an advertised width of the slide and frame (minus the release and takedown lever), but it can actually exceed that width when taking that measurement across the grip?

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