Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Airbrush Artist, Mar 19, 2013.
OTOH I have handled compacts like the S&W MP and Glocks, that have the extended magazine and those are easy to get a good grip on. The Walther PPS was nice as well.
Thks Taz, The Beretta has one mag that has a Flip extension[13 in the mag] on it that sold me as a possibilty,It will be my carry so I'm thinking compact frame ,full grip,I figured by asking I might not miss any possibilities of other models and brands.
for a proper answer, in 9mm a P-11
Then I found the Sig P938, put a little hogue slip on grip on it, and discovered my perfect pocket pistol. Check them out, most expensive of the class, but so worth it to me. Excellent sights usually only found on larger guns, tritium and made to allow racking the slide on belt or heel. Trigger a bit heavy, but breaks clean. 1911 style platform that I'm used to, so also a plus for me. You can leave safety engaged while clambering a round. I can make one big ragged hole at seven yards fairly quick, and put all 8 rounds in a 6 inch target at 25 taking my time.
It took me a few days to get used to a cocked and locked single action in my pocket, but the safety doesn't move unless you make it, and I use a good pocket holster.
Obviously YMMV, but this is my Holy Grail of pocket or tiny IWB pistol and I hope it helps give you options to ponder.
Have you tried a Kahr Cw9? I think it might be right up your alley, thin enough to carry well, but long enough in the grip to keep your pinky out of the wind, and in the action.
I carry a full size CZ75B, and I'm a scrawny 21yo computer programmer haha.
Its all about location and cant. I see no reason for those tiny guns when you can pack as much heat as you can.
Also, as you age, ailments like hernias and back problems or others I haven't experienced yet can make snugging up a good gun belt impossible for a while or ever. Everyone deserves good protection right? Get it now?
pretty much every like of compacts takes full size mags and has grip spacers available as OEM accessories.
I learned to shoot my 642 with an over-sized grip then switched back to factory boot grips and applied what I had learned with my pinky off the grip. It worked, and now I can shoot it better than well enough for close-up encounters. In fact, when I shoot a handgun with pinky on the grip, I have to consciously remind myself not to over use it and pull the rounds low.
99% of mine are.. The other one percent is for my PPK.That I dont carry.
My carry guns are a 1911 Commander - 45acp but you can get them in 9mm
Beretta 92 Type M - Single stack Compact.
Not an issue,but
I find that a 'J' frame shoots just fine for me with pinky under,been doing it for a "few" decades.
Just bought a XDs and shooting it with pinky under was ok.
But a close friend and fellow former instructor for our agency,told me and then showed me his XDs with Pearce grip finger extension.
I bought 2 for the 5 rounder mag's and I have to admit they are much more comfortable and controllable.
Something for you to consider.
My fingers do the same thing.
After 45+ years of playing guitar, I suppose my pinkie also must do something...it does...it curls under the mag on most of my pistols.
I wish they was all like this Grip NO Danglin anything on My current Carry Gun.
It has already been back to Sig for same issue, and after return ran 250 rounds of varied flavors perfectly. Today however was a different story, and I wanted to share my experience to give you full disclosure.
The pinkie is important, too.
Any hand surgeon will tell you that the little finger is there for a reason. While it's small, it plays a big role in grip strength. A bigger role, in fact, than the forefinger or middle finger.
Since grip strength is an issue in proper gun control, it stands to reason that getting the little finger involved would be the best idea.
I bought the Model 60 Pro grips for my M637 Airweight and the extra half-inch of grip made a huge difference in handling and shooting.
I tried the LCP and found it unpleasant to shoot. I have two .380s, a Walther PK380 and a Beretta 84FS Cheetah. The Cheetah is for cold weather when I can use a shoulder holster but the Walther is dandy year-round.
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