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vic bastige 11-17-2012 11:23

C'mon Gaston!
 
I know this is a beaten to death topic, but after returning from the range where I spent time with my new S&W Shield, I am reminded just how badly I wish Glock made a single stack 9mm with a standard 7 round mag. The Shield is really nice, but Glock could do better. I guess I can dream.

MarcDW 11-17-2012 11:52

This will not happen until Glock sales slow down so they have the time to play around.

Brad55102 11-17-2012 11:58

we can all dream..

Go get a single stack 45. Glock 36

Bruce M 11-17-2012 12:02

It would be interesting to see what Glock would come up. But for now I am quite content with a G26 and a Shield.

MikeG36 11-17-2012 12:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by vic bastige (Post 19641037)
I know this is a beaten to death topic, but after returning from the range where I spent time with my new S&W Shield, I am reminded just how badly I wish Glock made a single stack 9mm with a standard 7 round mag. The Shield is really nice, but Glock could do better. I guess I can dream.

I can hear the debate now..... "7+1 isn't enough in a firefight!" "Other 9mm mags won't work in it." "It's not that much smaller than my G26 which holds three more rounds - plus it accepts my 33 round spare mags." "Etc, etc, etc."

Personally, I think there's a market for it. The question is; how big a market and would it be worthwhile for Glock to exploit it?

If it comes out, I'll prolly be one of the first to own one. :cool:

G26S239 11-17-2012 12:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by vic bastige (Post 19641037)
I know this is a beaten to death topic, but after returning from the range where I spent time with my new S&W Shield, I am reminded just how badly I wish Glock made a single stack 9mm with a standard 7 round mag. The Shield is really nice, but Glock could do better. I guess I can dream.

I just got a Beretta Nano last weekend. I only have 226 rounds through it so far but I am less concerned about Glock ever building a single stack 9. Mine is 6+1 but Beretta already has 8 round mags out. If Glock ever did build a single stack 9 I would probably get one just because I like my 26s so much but it matters less than ever now with so many good alternatives on the market.

vic bastige 11-17-2012 17:12

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Originally Posted by MikeG36 (Post 19641169)
I can hear the debate now..... "7+1 isn't enough in a firefight!" "Other 9mm mags won't work in it." "It's not that much smaller than my G26 which holds three more rounds - plus it accepts my 33 round spare mags." "Etc, etc, etc."

Personally, I think there's a market for it. The question is; how big a market and would it be worthwhile for Glock to exploit it?

If it comes out, I'll prolly be one of the first to own one. :cool:

Do you have ANY idea how hard a 9mm Shield is to get right now? I waited in line at a LGS that received over 40 for their anniversary sale. They were all gone before 11:00AM that day. Some people must have no issue with 7+1. I happen to be one of them.

barth 11-17-2012 17:20

Glock makes a single stack 45.
So with all the other Glock models and calibers.
And the current wild popularity of single stack 9mms.
I really thought a single stack Glock 9 was on the way.

I was wrong...

vic bastige 11-17-2012 17:25

I would fight someone for one...and I'm not even that tough.

That said, the Shield IS the best thing going in my humble. And I have tried them all like Goldilocks.

G26S239 11-17-2012 17:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by barth (Post 19641977)
Glock makes a single stack 45.
So with all the other Glock models and calibers.
And the current wild popularity of single stack 9mms.
I really thought a single stack Glock 9 was on the way.

I was wrong...

People have been wanting/hoping that for years. I really like my Nano, lots of positive reports on the S&W Shield and I believe the 9mm version of the XDs will be a nice one too. This market will likely pass Glock by.

Bruce M 11-17-2012 18:09

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Originally Posted by vic bastige (Post 19641946)
Do you have ANY idea how hard a 9mm Shield is to get right now? ...

I do not think the difficulty getting them is coincidental. My guess is that S&W may have been unaware how popular this one would be. I am guessing that when the first Model 60s and before that the first Chiefs Specials came out they were probably tough to get for a while too.


I have also wondered to what extent the issues over the years with the G36 have caused Glock to be cautious with another single stack pistol.

MikeG36 11-17-2012 18:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by barth (Post 19641977)
Glock makes a single stack 45.
So with all the other Glock models and calibers.
And the current wild popularity of single stack 9mms.
I really thought a single stack Glock 9 was on the way.

I was wrong...

They sure do and it's my favorite carry pistol. IMO there should be a market but who knows what their marketing department thinks. I think if they came out with a robust design the CCW market would beat a path to their door.

They could make it right here in the USA and not have to worry about import points or any such BS.

MikeG36 11-17-2012 18:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by vic bastige (Post 19641946)
Do you have ANY idea how hard a 9mm Shield is to get right now? I waited in line at a LGS that received over 40 for their anniversary sale. They were all gone before 11:00AM that day. Some people must have no issue with 7+1. I happen to be one of them.

I sure do and I'm with you 100%. :cool:


There are plenty here who disagree for the reasons stated above. If I lived in a war zone I might feel differently but IMO for most SD situations 7 is enough. Besides, I have one or two reloads just in case.

Larry V 11-17-2012 18:41

They are selling guns faster then they can produce them. I just got my Gen 4 30 , I waited 6 months for it.

MikeG36 11-17-2012 18:43

It may pass them by if they don't get up and attack this with the same energy that they (Gaston and company) attacked the military pistol market 26 years ago.

JW1178 11-17-2012 19:02

There is a market for it no doubt. Why they don't do it, I have no idea. Perhaps Gaston has a thing for things that are thick and black?

G26S239 11-17-2012 19:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larry V (Post 19642244)
They are selling guns faster then they can produce them. I just got my Gen 4 30 , I waited 6 months for it.

Glock has made such claims their entire import history selling in the US. It has not prevented them from introducing models in 10mm, 357 Sig and 45 GAP. A slim 9mm would very likely have more buyers than any of those 3 calibers.

G26S239 11-17-2012 19:12

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Originally Posted by JW1178 (Post 19642326)
There is a market for it no doubt. Why they don't do it, I have no idea. Perhaps Gaston has a thing for things that are thick and black?

:rofl:

tnd2 11-17-2012 19:25

Yup, as much as I like my Glocks, I own a Kahr PM40 because it carries easier.

Bruce M 11-17-2012 19:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by JW1178 (Post 19642326)
There is a market for it no doubt. Why they don't do it, I have no idea. Perhaps Gaston has a thing for things that are thick and black?

:rofl::rofl:


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