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4 years 42 weeks ago, 12:59 AM

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SUP EVRYBODY. IM LOOKING FOR A HANDGUN WITH SMALLER HANDGRIPS THEN NORMAL. IM 5'4.. IVE SHOT THE BARRETA 9MIL AND DIDNT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THE PISTOL GRIP SIZE. ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED. THANKS

4 years 42 weeks ago, 1:38 AM

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hmm... ok ..

will just deal with the question.. We have a son-n-law who has a 40 Storm Beretta.. The grips are pretty small.. im assuming when you talk about Beretta 9's your talking about the whole 92 mil contract series that are double stacked magazines.. Think you will find that a single stack magazine from any company is smaller, and will work.. I've always liked the 39 series early S&W's ...and the new M&P from them has rather small grips.. That's just a trial and error thing..

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 7:51 AM

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Thank you for the info. Would "slim frame" pistols be similar to single stacks? Do single stacks still pack the punch of a double stack? whats the difference?

4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:15 AM

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WHORUNIT

If you are refering to Glocks "Slim Frame" line then no it is nothing like a single stack. All single stack means is the bullets stack one on top of the other, where a double stack is staggered and creates two side by side stacks...........making it wider, therefore making the grip wider. They will use the same ammo so the energy of the weapon will not change, only the capacity.
Single Stack: 1911, Luger, Glock 36, Kel-Tec PF9
Double Stack: Beretta 92, Glock 19, Springfeild XD

Hope this helps!

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:00 AM

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Whorunit, have you looked at a Kahr? They have some single stacks that are very slim. Look at a CW9 or P9. They make a really tiny one called the PM9. Very slim grips on all of those.

4 years 40 weeks ago, 1:18 PM

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Whorunit,I have a

Kahr K40(40 cal,i hope you figured that part out),the grip is really thin,almost too small for me
but it is a nice accurate gun,can even be pocket carried.If you looking for large frame I agree with Shakleford's list of single stacks,the 1911 being my favorite.You may also look at a HK USP Compact 40,their grips are what I would call slim to medium.You also get the benefit of double stack 10 rounders.That is what carry I the most.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:12 AM

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The Walther PPS

is very slim as well, it comes with two interchangable back straps to suit your hand, the mag release takes a little bit of getting used to but it grows on you. I really can't compare it to the others mentioned as I don't have experience with them but I have plenty of experience with the Walther.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:19 AM

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Yes Hamp is right, the

Yes Hamp is right, the Walther PPS is extemely slim. And reliable and suprising accurate for such a small gun.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 12:55 PM

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thanks folks

thank you everyone for your input. I appreciate it.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 7:26 PM

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welcome

look into a good used smith and wesson...sw-99...it is a combo smith with walther. very slim grip...and a very recomended value for your buck gun.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 12:28 AM

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is the S&W-99 the same

as the waltherp99?

4 years 41 weeks ago, 6:22 PM

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basically yes

i was gonna get one, but im the opposite as you....i like the bigger grip

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 6:38 PM

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I am with ebear

(sort of...you mutt), with my PPS I use the fat back strap and an extended 8rd mag in order for it to fit my hand the way I like, in other words, I love my Ruger P89 but you just can't conceal that portley fuck in the summer time.........unless I want to wear it 'rammed' down my pants gangst'a lean and risk blowing my balls off.....LOL!

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 7:04 AM

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Defense and Aerospace industries was as a Human Factors engineer. So, if someone tells me he did not "feel comfortable with the grip size", I can think of lots of questions to ask to try to diagnose the "problem"----as a Doctor would, for an illness. [Same thing for fitting golf grips].

What I would be trying to find out is: Just what those words mean to the person who is complaining. Example--I have the same complaint about the Beretta PX4. What that means to me is that the PX4 feels like it is too rounded, filling up my right hand much too much, and causing me to feel that I do not have a secure stable grip on the weapon. Even though that is true for me, for the PX4, that does NOT mean that the same thing is true for me, for ALL double stack pistols.
I feel comfortable with my Glock 23, my wife's S&W M&P, and any Springy XD or XDm, for example.

Having said all of that, YOU might also feel uncomfortable, as many shooters do, because the "pull length" might be too long. That simply means that when you take your shooting grip on the pistol, your index finger cannot reach the trigger properly. If that is the case, it will effect your accuracy, and if you have to cant your wrist to reach the trigger properly, it might cause "limp wristing" which inturn will cause malfunctions in some pistols.

Fitting a pistol is something most people do not pay attention to. 5 feet 4 inches in height has nothing to do with it. In my golf club business, I have seen people 6' 5" with tiny hands, and vice versa. You have to go to the gun store and try them all. Off hand [no pun intended], I would recommend the S&W M&P sub compact for anyone with small hands. It is the only double stack that fit my wife's hand, perfectly, yet it also feels good to me.

[Note: I am not compensated in any way to say what I just said!!! Dammit. And this is not a shameless attempt to slip in a commercial for golf work] LOL

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 9:44 AM

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Thank you Mr. LLE

from your post i realized that i failed to add all factors into my grip situation. I will check out the S&W M&P and i appreciate your information

4 years 41 weeks ago, 9:55 AM

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Take your time and try them all. But be sure you are using your best [combat grip] hand placement.

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