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Why not more companies making slim DA/SA hammer fired pistols?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Orion8472, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Member

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    tipoc, the main issue with needing thin is due to carry. I know guys can carry full size 1911's. . . . and more power to 'em. But for me, especially in summer, I need as slim as I can get.
     
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    Seems that most handguns that come out in 9mm now soon become available in 40 and 45 cal as well which makes me believe that these pistols were designed for the larger caliber to begin with and therefore thicker than necessary for 9mm.

    It would be nice if pistols would be designed specifically for 9mm and than could be made thinner.

    I really liked the very slim Tokarev pistol but it is a single action.
     
  3. tipoc

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    Orion8472,

    Well I figured it was for carry. I asked "how thin" to get an idea of what you considered thin. Some consider the M&P line thin.

    It's also why I mentioned you may need to compromise some to get the 9mm you're looking for.

    By the way, 1911s are thinner through the area of the slide than guns you've mentioned as being thin. They are just over .915 thick or so. Less than an inch. Through the area of the grips just over 1.200 with thin grips. This is thinner than most da/sa guns on the market and thinner than most polymer guns in 9mm. But they aren't what you're looking for so I didn't mention them.

    Though I should mention the ParaOrd LDA guns. A breed of da/sa 1911 based guns.

    I recommend you go to as many stores as you can and hold the guns in your hand with an eye to CCW. It's only in that way you will be able to feel the difference for yourself.

    A lot of folks have recommend specific ds/sa guns to you. Now go take a look.

    tipoc
     
  4. Sam1911

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    Wow, I was going to say the same thing! You want THINNER than a 1911? Is there such a thing? The 1911 is about the easiest-carrying gun I've ever tried!

    (And, a set of thin grips makes it even easier!)
     
  5. Orion8472

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    Thanks for the suggestions and help. I'll find something [eventually], I'm sure.
     
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