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Old 08-17-2011, 12:09 PM
10ring 10ring is offline
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FWIW, I believe the single stack 4053 is built on a .45 frame, and that is the reason that while thinner, the grip is a bit "deeper" front to back.

The double stack frames on the other hand, are the same between the 9mm and .40.

So the single stack feels better for concealed and plainclothes carry, but from a shooting standpoint, the grip is overall not really much smaller, exchanging width for depth (front to back). As stated by Handgunner356, the 4053 grip is shorter (top to bottom) than the full size guns, making it easier to conceal.
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