You're right, the G36 is a great pistol, and it is NOT going anywhere soon. It is still the slimmest pistol Glock makes. It's over all width is 1.10 in. The new G30S does have a 1.10 slide (the G36 slide) but it's mounted to the G30 SF slide which is still 1.27 wide. When you're trying to conceal a gun the width of the frame (lower) and the width of the grip is just as important as the width of the slide. And that is where the width of the G36 shines.