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Old 04-04-2012, 03:13 AM   #11
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Some lines offer 14 9mm in a compact. Most 9mm only take 18 rounds. However, the CZ 75 semicompact has a full size frame with a compact barrel, which sounds pretty decent.

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In many lines, there is a price curve in which the compact models are the least expensive and the smaller sub-compacts are more expensive.

Smaller size has a higher price because people value it in a carry gun. If I am not going to carry it, I think bigger is better, within certain limits.

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:23 AM   #13
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There's some counter argument to that, but what you're saying makes sense. However, as JonM stated before, the cost in maximum effective range seems minimal, and lines like sig sauer don't even change the price between full, semi and compact.

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This is my Beretta 92L Compact. It is approximately .5" shorter than the regular 92 in the barrel and handle length. The magazine holds 13 rounds. The action is built the same as the full-size models. I don't now how much that half-inch difference makes in accuracy but I seem to be able to hit my targets just fine. The shorter length makes it a litte easier to pack and conceal.

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The great thing about handguns is the variety...there is something for everyone whether you value size, weight, capacity, price, or power.

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Fine looking gun BT.

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This is my Beretta 92L Compact. It is approximately .5" shorter than the regular 92 in the barrel and handle length. The magazine holds 13 rounds. The action is built the same as the full-size models. I don't now how much that half-inch difference makes in accuracy but I seem to be able to hit my targets just fine. The shorter length makes it a litte easier to pack and conceal.
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In 1911s it is very easy full size is 5" while the Commander is 4" and people love it. The officers uses a 3.5" barrel and has the frame shortened plus loss of one rd.

IMHO get the full size for range, Tgt, SD but if you are going to carry it a lot, then the compact makes sense. If the compact is too big & heavy, then go down to micro which is usually 9mm. Mouse guns are great BUGs or for warm weather, super concealment like duties. Hell, Rugers LCP is 9.4 oz. and those NAA revolvers in 22/22mag are even smaller. Amazing tech jump, they mademan itty bitty laser for the NAA set up.

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I have a Glock 27 sub compact, its more accurate than me. I also have a Colt Commander can't tell the difference in accuracy from a full size 1911.

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I still and always will have my beloved Colt Series 80 Combat Government Model 1911 but I will be shooting my Beretta a lot more. It is cheaper to shoot and field strip for cleaning.

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