That's exactly how they have always felt to me, although the 9rd magazine has never really been easy to get.I got to fondle one today at a Glock armorers class. It's very interesting how the baseplates on the magazines dramatically affect the size of the gun. With the stock 10 rounders, the grip is about the same as a G19, just a hair wider. With a flush 9 rounder, its barely any bigger than a 26 (lengthwise, width is still wider). I actually liked this, as it makes it very versatile for range or carry use.
What you see is a pinky extension on the mag. You will see this on a lot of sub-compact guns. It gives you the flexibility to have a comfortable place for your pinky or you can remove it to make it even more compact (but usually can't grip it with the pinky).Just a noob questions, why is the mag looks kinda "loose".
You are exactly right. So it's not that it is necessarily a new innovation but it is a better combo than just the 30sf. The slide is much less bulky. If you want more than 5-6 rounds of .45 but still want something that is concealable then this is a good choice. The gun is actually almost the same dimensions as my Ruger SR9C, just slightly wider but holds 10 rounds of .45. Obviously size is always the trade off for more rounds so you just have to decided which is more important.Can someone explain the new advantages of the 30s? I'm a bit confused about this new gun. Is this a 36 slide on a 30sf frame? If so, it is basically a double stack on just a slimmer slide. Someone correct me if I am mistaken. I'm just not seeing why this is a good option for carry when single stacks are out there like the 36, xds, and khar's. You get 4 more rounds is the only plus I see but at the expense of carry comfort.