Giorgio Brancaglion took a look at the PD10 Pistol and how is goes against some of the current trends in defensive firearms. The PD10 is a Mid-sized gun that has a full size grip and carries like a compact. How is all of that possible at the same time?
The PD10’s grip fills the hand due to its length and front to back width. But, it accommodates those with shorter fingers or small hands with its thinness and contouring. The grip is only .8 to .9 inches wide and the slide is only .9 inches wide. The slide stop makes the widest point of the pistol about 1 inch, coming in thinner than many sub-compact guns that are perceived as being “smaller” and easier to carry. Thinness is a huge contributor to carry comfort. While a tenth of an inch or two may not sound like much on paper, when it is a 20% reduction in width, it’s significant.
In his article at All4shooters.com, Brancaglion thoroughly covers all of the features and design points of the PD10 Pistol and comes to the conclusion that:
” [The PD10 is a] semi-automatic pistol midway between contemporary market desires and classic U.S. pragmatism.”
We’re okay with that description! The article touches on the major questions of size, capacity, function and reliability. Issues that everyone needs to consider when considering a defensive firearm.
For those interested, the PD10 Article is also available in Italian!
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