View Full Version : barrel length for semi's

01-14-2012, 2:56 PM
Why is it when you increase the barrel length with a semi they have to carry more rounds? I would love to see a 4 1/2-5" barrel on a compact frame.
You can find small frame revolvers with longer barrels and large frame revolvers with small ones.

01-14-2012, 5:32 PM
Buy an Officers model 1911 and make it a "Long Slide".

01-14-2012, 7:06 PM
There are posts to shorten the length of XDs and Glocks grip length to use the compacts magazines on the web. Grip chop.

01-14-2012, 10:41 PM
i have an m&p45c, and an m&p 45, and have switched the slide/barrels, but why?

01-15-2012, 10:06 AM
Thanks for all the responses with other options.

As to why, for a few reasons.
1. Easer to handle with smaller hands.
2. Longer sight radius for accuracy.
3. Smaller frame easier to conceal.
4. We are limited to ten round mags here in CA, so whats the point of the extended capacity.

I am currently stashing away funds for a CZ 75B and a CZ 75B Compact for a slide swap so the information on other options are greatly appreciated.