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Glock doesn't make a single stack 9mm because...?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by sharpshooter, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Member Millennium Member

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    Glocks are fat and chunky, even the G26/27 subcompact series. Every major gun maker has come out with small 9/40 pistols geared towards the ccw crowd

    Everybody, that is, except Glock. They don't make a mid/small size single stack gun because...?
     
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    sharpshooter Member Millennium Member

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    The current design does not work on smaller guns?
     

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    Something about rules for imported guns. Also, they do make a single stack .45acp.
     
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    sharpshooter Member Millennium Member

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    Their single stack 45 is still quite chunky.
     
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    Actually the 36 is quite slim. I like it.
     
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    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Glock just needs to start making the damn guns in the US already.
     
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    Walther makes a single stack.

    And the 36 is no thinner than a 30 in any way that matters.


    Glock doesn't make one because Glock Austria doesn't like being told perfection can be improved by Glock USA.

    Thus why the Gen 4 backstrap mod was a known possibility when the P99 came out. It took them that long to convince them they'd lose market share (and they have) to everyone else. The M&P's success finally tipped them over.
     
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    A slim 9/40 would sell like crazy! I'd buy one and get rid of my Kahr PM40.
     
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    That's just crazy talk. The 30 feels like a brick IWB. The 36 feels much more comfortable IWB.

    The specs might not look much different, but anyone who has owned both will admit the 36 feels much slimmer.
     
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    Because... the Gen 4 was so good they now need to make a Gen 5 single stack too? :dunno:
     
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    Sounds about right
     
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    Because it takes lots of 9mm to get the job done? Signed...45 shooter. ha:tongueout:
     
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    Not if I put one right between your eyes.:tongueout:
     
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    Maybe because Glock cannot keep up with production of its current models?
     
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    It used to be b/c of importation laws (why the smaller guns come w/ grooved triggers and the larger ones come w/ smooth ones believe it or not - the grooved triggers make the smaller guns more "sporting" or "target gun like" - look it up), but now that they can build frames in GA, there is no reason other than stupidity not to do it.

    They'd sell every last one.

    :(
     
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    I think this question has been asked before....

    Possibly....

    Pretty sure, actually.
     
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    The 26 makes the minimum number of import points. If they did a single stack version and it weighed just one ounce lighter, it wouldn't qualify for import.
     
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    This just my opinion. But I don't think Glock should ever come out a single stack 9/40. The opportunity is already passed. Glock need to stay ahead and not follow someone else (look what happen to Gen 4). If they introduce single stack 9/40 now, they need to compete with other manufacturers that already make reputation on single stack carry pistol (walther, kahr...etc).

    Also, whoever draft out the import law need to get shot to came out with this stupid point system that make no sense.
     
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    Glock realizes the 9mm is a poor choice for a self defense caliber in untrained/inexperienced hands, and making a single stack in a marginal (at best) caliber would be doing a disservice to those to lazy or disinterested in their own safety to research the truth in the proceeding statement?


    I dunno. But I'd like to think they company has some morals.:dunno:
     
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    Single stack 9mm?

    Uh...no thanks.

    It's not difficult at all to conceal a G30 IMO. I have only slightly more trouble concealing a G21. I have yet to enter a situation where pocket carry was a necessity.

    So i'm not sure why less capacity is required to carry concealed.