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Hello out there. I have been ghosting around, reading for a couple of weeks. Just thought I'd throw my hat into the virtual discussions out there.
Does anyone know how to make the manufacturers get with the program as far as designing stuff for the concealed market? Most of the new weapons developed out there fit the need for service weapons. Some work OK for a private citizen carrying concealed, but few of the major producers seem interested in making stuff for the civilian market that is actually practical.
What I mean by practical is a small, easily concealable pistol with maximum firepower, controllability, and concealment. I'm a big believer that the marketplace needs generate new ideas for the manfucaturers. So why hasn't Glock made a slimline, single stack version of the G26? Is there some way that we can make them do so? I'd buy one, and I'll bet there are quite a few folks out there who would jump on such a pistol.
I live in Texas. The best way to carry down here for the civilians is a pocket pistol of some sort. A typical G26 doesn't fit in your pants pocket very well. Anything that does is pretty much woefully underpowered. (I.E. the Beretta Tomcat, Kel-Tec .380's, etc.)
So how do we get our wants and needs as consumers met?
Hey, welcome to the forum. Can't help U about the other stuff. Glock has been rumored to have new guns for years, but nothing has come out.
There are a few small 9mm pocket guns - but realize that usually they recoil so much that they are not even fun to shoot. As things get micronized, there is also much more chance of the gun not working right. Micro 1911s are much more prone to issues. The design was taking from a much larger gun, and by shrinking the gun down, U get timing problems sometimes. Not to say that ALL micro 1911s have these problems, but the small guns are more prone to issues...
Robargh makes a small 9mm, but I have read that its almost $1k, and it is far from being trouble free.
Thanks, glad to be here.
I would hope the market pressure would be enough to get top engineers out there to work some miracles. It seems nobody will design something until there is a need for it.
And, by golly, there IS a need for a pocket pistol with serious firepower. About the best pocket pistol out there appears to be an S&W Airweight of some sort.
As you know, it's hard to conceal a gun down here where it stays in the 90's until November.
Welcome to the forum.
I'm guessing your in the southern part of the state, since your complaining about the long summers. How far South are you?
The one S&W airweight I fired was difficult to get any kind of tight grouping with.
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Thanks, glad to be here. I'm located South Central Texas, College Station, Austin area.
Originally Posted by Wandering Man
I agree about the groupings issue. They aren't tack drivers. These guns are more useful as the proverbial, "belly guns."
With normal, mildly recoiling loads, you can get all your shots within the kill zone at 21 feet.
Welcome....and Howdy from another Texan..........
Welcome from dowm in the swamp Spenser. Enjoy.
Glad you're here, welcome to the forum! New guy buys cigars.
Welcome. I'd love a single stack G26! I love my G23 but am considering a smaller weapon for CCW.
I think it would be about perfect for concealed carry. Glock did it with the 36 in .45, you'd think the 9mm would be an easier design and a logical follow-up.
But that's just me....
Originally Posted by Shipwreck
Thanks, and howdy back. Texas appears well-represented in this forum.
Originally Posted by Charlie
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