Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Republic of Texas
In a revolver, 3" minimum unless you work really well under stress, and 38 caliber or better in say a K-frame smith. L-frames are nice but heavy.
Let's say the 1911 commander size frame is just about perfect, but a full size is better.
My problem is, I don't want to carry a 3lb pistol around anymore, and there are more reliable pistols.
There are many choices, and the term compact is deceptive. My choice is the Glock 23. For me, it is the best pointing pistol I've ever shot, and the caliber is perfect in my opinion, and I like the capacity.
I've tried smaller pistols, and revolvers, and they do have their place, but I prefer, and carry a fighting size pistol that I would not hesitate to enter into a fight with.
Remember that in a mechanical rest such as a Ransom, a snub nose will shoot pretty close to a 4" barrell. The problem is movement with a snub nose more dramatically changes impact. SO! Sight radius is important. Stress under fire will deplete accuracy 70% or more.
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Last edited by Dee; 11-17-2017 at 12:02 AM.