Compact or not? - Page 2

Compact or not?

This is a discussion on Compact or not? within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by searx My Bersa thunder .380 is about as compact as i want to get I'm not fond of the idea of a ...

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 36
Like Tree60Likes

Thread: Compact or not?

  1. #16
    Senior Member
    Array 9uc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Humble/Atascocita, Republic of Texas
    Posts
    1,039
    Quote Originally Posted by searx View Post
    My Bersa thunder .380 is about as compact as i want to get I'm not fond of the idea of a firearm jumping out of my hand in a heated situation; just like to have a firm grip on the situation is all.
    Same here on the BT .380. I've carried the bersa 9UC, but due to the double stack mag configuration and the lack of a finger extention, I find that I'm not as comfortable as comfortable with it as I am with the BT380.
    USAF, Retired
    ✟✟✟ Then said He unto them, ...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36 ✟✟✟
    Life Member: VFW, VVA, DAV, VSPA, NRA

  2. #17
    Senior Member Array searx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    642
    Quote Originally Posted by 9uc View Post
    Same here on the BT .380. I've carried the bersa 9UC, but due to the double stack mag configuration and the lack of a finger extention, I find that I'm not as comfortable as comfortable with it as I am with the BT380.
    Maybe they make an extension for that model somewhere over yonder, not necessarily an extended mag but just the extension, have you checked at Mec-Gar
    9uc likes this.
    ďHe is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.Ē

    ― Jim Elliot

  3. #18
    Member
    Array Dutch70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    NW Indiana
    Posts
    46
    Up is high ,
    Down is low ,
    And Middle is somewhere In-between...

    I do not remember where I first heard that quote

  4. Remove Advertisements
    DefensiveCarry.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #19
    Member Array Anubus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    O Re Gun
    Posts
    210
    I would consider my M&P shield a compact but not my commander 1911

  6. #20
    Senior Member
    Array 9uc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Humble/Atascocita, Republic of Texas
    Posts
    1,039
    Quote Originally Posted by searx View Post
    Maybe they make an extension for that model somewhere over yonder, not necessarily an extended mag but just the extension, have you checked at Mec-Gar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch70 View Post
    Up is high, Down is low, And Middle is somewhere In-between...
    The basic bag and working I'd go with only oem, but I'd be willing to give a mag base extension like the 380 9rd extension, but to date, I've seen nothing.
    USAF, Retired
    ✟✟✟ Then said He unto them, ...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36 ✟✟✟
    Life Member: VFW, VVA, DAV, VSPA, NRA

  7. #21
    Member Array genrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Ft Worth
    Posts
    207
    Quote Originally Posted by flphotog View Post
    The last thing we need are more regulations. What difference does it make what you call it, it is what it is and you pick what you want.
    This

  8. #22
    VIP Member Array Bad Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The BAD lands
    Posts
    12,254
    Tactical compact.
    OD* and Sister like this.
    A man has got to know his limitations.

    In a world of snowflakes, be a torch.

  9. #23
    OD*
    OD* is offline
    Senior Moderator
    Array OD*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Staff lounge
    Posts
    21,421
    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    Tactical compact.


    PEF, PhaedrusIV, Bad Bob and 7 others like this.
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

    "Terrorists: They hated you yesterday, they hate you today, and they will hate you tomorrow.
    End the cycle of hatred, donít give them a tomorrow."




    NRA Patron Member

  10. #24
    Ex Member Array bsms2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    216
    My 92 Compact is compact. It must be, because it says so on the label - although I've got a S&W 686 that takes up less room...

  11. #25
    VIP Member
    Array PEF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Georgia, w/summers in Pottsylvania
    Posts
    6,916
    Compact "X" = Smaller than the Full Sized "X"

    Sub-compact "X" = Smaller than the Compact "X"

    That's about all there is to it.
    bsms2 and OD* like this.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    -PEF, Refugee from the Island of Misfit Toys

  12. #26
    VIP Member
    Array PhaedrusIV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,662
    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post


    Is that GREEN stuff Frog Lube, OD* ???
    OD* likes this.
    - testing was halted after a brief kinetic episode -

  13. #27
    OD*
    OD* is offline
    Senior Moderator
    Array OD*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Staff lounge
    Posts
    21,421
    Quote Originally Posted by PhaedrusIV View Post
    Is that GREEN stuff Frog Lube, OD* ???
    Very well could be!
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

    "Terrorists: They hated you yesterday, they hate you today, and they will hate you tomorrow.
    End the cycle of hatred, donít give them a tomorrow."




    NRA Patron Member

  14. #28
    Member Array xwmstormx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Toledo Ohio
    Posts
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by Daddydon View Post
    Often the lines are blurred on what makes a pistol qualify as a compact. I have my own view. Let me know what you think.
    Would have been nice if you had actually typed in what you think as well as adding the video as an option instead of trying to force people to your youtube video for likes/views/subs whatever to see what you think. I didn't watch the video so no clue how you think but keep on keeping on!

  15. #29
    VIP Member Array flintlock62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    4,404
    Quote Originally Posted by xwmstormx View Post
    Would have been nice if you had actually typed in what you think as well as adding the video as an option instead of trying to force people to your youtube video for likes/views/subs whatever to see what you think. I didn't watch the video so no clue how you think but keep on keeping on!
    In my opinion, anything less than a full size 1911, Sig P226 or such is compact. YOMV
    OD* and Ianthin like this.
    NRA lifetime member

    Flint

  16. #30
    Member Array Archie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Hastings, Nebrasksa - the Heartland!
    Posts
    497
    "Compact" in terms of handguns is a rather useless term. As mentioned prior, it seems to be a marketing tool.

    Walther introduced the Model PP in 1929. It was considered a full size, holster pistol for police (and military). The PPk was introduced in 1930. It was designed as a concealment pistol for plain clothes police or military (or a private citizen, I suppose). The PPk is just over a half-inch shorter over all and barrel length, weights one to two ounces lighter and slightly thinner and shorter (top to bottom) than the PP. As Jeff Cooper once said, the differences are subtle.

    I carry a Colt Commander (LW) as a hideout pistol. I carry it summer and winter. I find the twelve ounce weight difference to make a lot more advantageous than the three-quarters of an inch cut off the barrel and slide. I've tried a couple of 'small' pistols with steel frames. It feels like having a brick in my pocket.

    Just for the tally, I prefer not to have some 'entity' dictate the definition of 'compact'. If I want to carry a 'full size' pistol, so what? And the buyer can decide what pistol he or she wants.
    G-man* and bmcgilvray like this.
    Anyone Worth Shooting Is Worth Shooting Well
    Please take a look at my Blog: http://oldmanmontgomery.wordpress.com/

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •