13 May 99

This from a student who is both an engineer and competent gunman:

“I’ve also found that the Glock 30 provides for only a nine round magazine plus one in the chamber. Competition is forcing everyone (designers and engineers) into trying to maximize all features, with no or little attention being made towards what’s going to happen after a little wear and tear (actual usage, heaven forbid!) is experienced by the equipment.

Small, autoloading pistols exhibit this problem far more than do full-sized autoloaders. For real-life reliability, nothing beats full size and loose tolerances.”

On the other hand, small pistols are a joy to carry when compared with full-sized ones. One can’t have it both ways!