Practical Advantages of Grip Length Reduction on Concealed Handguns

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Rob Pincus discusses the advantages that can be gained in concealed handguns that have a short grip while retaining a standard grip length slide.

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10 Responses to “Practical Advantages of Grip Length Reduction on Concealed Handguns”
  1. Chip Chipperson

    Send that thing to Lou at Business End Customs. He’s fair and does great work.

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  2. Mick

    Sounds familiar; wasn’t this sort of thing done in the 70’s and 80’s with 1911’s? Another benefit, I would think, is less effort vs. spring due to mass of slide– manually operating slide would be easier.

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  3. David O

    A buddy of mine was talking about doing the same thing to a 17 shortening the length of the grip to the same length as a 19 for the same reason(s).

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  4. JGHarts

    I guest it is a personal choice on what length of a barrel is best for you. I had just read an article by another expert (not related to PDN) that stated he liked the short barrel on a subcompact since it allowed him to acquire his target faster. He also liked it in competitive shooting too. So as one might see, it can be a matter of personal choice. I also feel that I would hate to cut up a beautiful Glock too! lol It hurts just to think about it. Take a Dremel to smooth out the cut edges.

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  5. Simon

    You’ve got to try the Beretta PX4 Sub Compact. Best sub compact I’ve ever seen. Shoots like a full size frame.

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  6. Jim Coker

    If it works for you, it’s a good thing, but it also offers less grip and can be more easily wrested from your hand.
    “If it works, it’s good; you cannot argue with success.” – George S.Patton

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  7. Tuckersnocat

    Hmm, I wonder how that would work with my old Glock 20. The recoil reduction would certainly help in this platform vs the 29, and … then I could buy a newer 20 too (evil grin).

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