is a really important factor in how well you can hold and shoot the pistol.
Though the frame, cylinder and barrel were kept pretty much the same (the frame was 3/16 inch deeper to allow for more grip length
), the "Special Target" was otherwise a considerable departure from the parent six-shooter.
The only change that I would make to the gun would be to give it a grip length
equivalent to the extended magazine floorplate and then put a flat magazine base on the gun with a lip that extends out from the front of the grip frame.
Because of its short grip length
I was only able to grip the frame with my third and fourth finger while my pinkie hung under the magazine's floorplate.
The major components are all metal and the downsizing that took place here were reductions in slide length and grip length
, not some total redesign of the gun to be used with a polymer frame.
For instance, the Walther I referenced earlier is called the Subcompact but is essentially the same size as the Ruger, while my Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Compact is bigger than the Ruger in both overall length and grip length
The G43X and G48 combine a fuller-size grip length
with a minimal profile of approximately 1 inch.
Both new handguns sport 3.7-inch barrels, but capacity and grip length
distinguish the Centurion from the Compact.
Yeah I too said I'd never carry a .380 but with the extra grip length
from the Pearce extension this thing shoots accurately 25 yds with no problem.
Weighing only 23 ounces, it had Novak low-profile sights, a 3.0-inch barrel, and an aluminum frame with the grip length
of the Colt Officer's ACP.
Diameter, grip length
, and fastener integrity are all checked during the feed process.