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    View Poll Results: would a single stack 9mm from XD or Glock be in your future if made?

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    1. #21
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      Understood, Wyatt. However, it is very convenient to just use one gun for everything if you can make it work. The 26 goes from carry gun to bedside gun just by a change of magazines. This means I don't have to run to my gun safe just to get my "dedicated home defense" gun every night before bed. The 26 is very effective with the full length mag, and the practical difference between it and my Glock 17 for HD is negligible.
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      The convenience of that is duly noted, Mike. And after your post I've thought of some scenarios where I would seriously consider the G26 or something like it just for the versatility you mentioned. For instance, if I was traveling alot on business or vacation it would be convenient to only take one gun and the appropriate mags to perform all the duties you describe.

      But for day to day defense of my family every night, I'm not trading the extra energy provided by the 5" barrel nor the accuracy of that long sight radius (and trijicon sights) just for the convenience of not having to get my Beretta out of a safe. For me, trading performance for that convenience for night-time HD is just not gonna happen. But then again, my gun is not in a 14 gun rifle safe with a five number combo two stories down in the basement either.

      My HD guns are in an Amsec box right under the bed where I sleep at night, within arms reach. Yes, I am making a trade-off there in regard to it would probably take me a second longer to draw than from the night stand drawer, but I'm willing to make that trade since the benefits are a) the security of knowing that while I'm asleep my gun is always secure with children in the house, and b) I'm not going to get woken up by a BG who is pointing my gun in my face.

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      Fair enough. I don't get that wound up about a few dozen foot pounds of energy, and I certainly don't care about an inch of sight radius when fighting at distances often measured in feet rather than yards.

      My safe is in my garage, which is as far from my bedroom as possible. And I am lazy.
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      The double stack models are so compact now that I see no real use for one in my case. The reason I got another 9mm was just that. For concealed carry one might find the single stack a little better. I would have to try one out first though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      ... And I am lazy.
      You forgot to add that you are also highly trained.

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      There are already compact, single stack 9mm's out there. If they are selling well enough, Glock will certainly introduce their own version.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Teuthis View Post
      There are already compact, single stack 9mm's out there. If they are selling well enough, Glock will certainly introduce their own version.
      I'm not so sure. The American civilian market for such a gun would be a tiny drop in the giant Glock bucket. Glock already sells all the guns they make. It may not be worthwhile for them to divert R&D time and production capacity away from the hi-cap police/military guns that they sell by the boatload.

      They'd probably need a slimmer slide, in addition to the smaller frame, to compete with the narrow Kahrs, KelTecs, Rohrbaugh, etc. This means they lose the production ease they have with, for example, the 26, which is a very direct descendant of the 17.

      Also consider the Glock 36, the "slimline" .45. It is the slowest-selling Glock with the exception of the GAPs. Glock may look at that near-failure and consider a slimline 9mm just as risky.
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      I'm sure the other guys, particularly Kahr, hope that's true.

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      No leave the glock the way it is

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      So Glocks sold in states that require 10-round mags aren't actually Glocks?

      I'd buy a single-stack 26 in a heartbeat.
      Amen on that bro. A single stack 26 would rule the planet.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      What I like about the 26 is its versatility. With a flat mag baseplate, I can carry it on an ankle or in the front pocket of my cargo pants. If I switch to a pinky-rest mag, I can carry it on my belt and shoot it as well as a 19. When I put in in my nightstand drawer, I can switch to a full length mag from a 17 and have an easy-to-shoot high-cap pistol.

      It is wider than I'd like, but all guns are compromises, and the 26 somewhat makes up for its fatness with versatility.
      Agreed again. The 26 its just a bit too chubby.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      Understood, Wyatt. However, it is very convenient to just use one gun for everything if you can make it work. The 26 goes from carry gun to bedside gun just by a change of magazines. This means I don't have to run to my gun safe just to get my "dedicated home defense" gun every night before bed. The 26 is very effective with the full length mag, and the practical difference between it and my Glock 17 for HD is negligible.
      Other than giving up a bit of velocity.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Teuthis View Post
      The double stack models are so compact now that I see no real use for one in my case. The reason I got another 9mm was just that. For concealed carry one might find the single stack a little better. I would have to try one out first though.
      Id love a smaller 26 for bike riding/walks in the park etc. But my G19 seems to be the perfect concealed carry weapon size wise. I do carry my Sigpro as well even thought its a bit bulkier than the 19.

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      And some sight radius, too, but I don't think either matters much at HD distances. I don't get too wound up about a few dozen foot pounds of energy or an inch of sight radius, when the guy I'll have to shoot will likely be ten feet away or less.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt View Post
      I'm sure the other guys, particularly Kahr, hope that's true.
      IDK, People are practically begging for a single stack 9 over at GlockTalk. I think they'd sell quite well.

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      Absolutely!!! Slim and trim a XD sub and I would by 4 of them right now.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zaakir*Abdullah View Post
      Id love a smaller 26 for bike riding/walks in the park etc. But my G19 seems to be the perfect concealed carry weapon size wise. I do carry my Sigpro as well even thought its a bit bulkier than the 19.


      I agree as I don't like my finger waving in the breeze on my main carry pistol. I sure like having that extra 1" on the grip.

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      Oh yeah. I've been clamoring for a single stack version of the 26 for years now.

      A true pocket Glock would blow away Walther, Kel-Tec, and Kahr.

      I still can't believe that we don't have such an animal.

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