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Old 10-25-2016, 03:50 PM   #1
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Difference between Carry and Compact w/Xgrips grip modules and what I went with

Hi Guys,

So I thought I would take a moment to post up some pics of the differences/similarities between the large Carry and large Compact w/Xgrips grip modules. Just trying to help someone that may have been in the same boat that I was!

When I purchased my Compact P320, it came with the medium grip module. It fit my hand pretty good, but after handling a large grip module, the fit was much better and I decided I wanted to go that route. I purchased an Compact OD green grip module in large and was happy. Well I then recd my 20% off coupon for the Sig Store and went shopping. I decided I wanted to try a large Carry module because of the additional length. Even though it was only slightly longer, I wanted to try it. I purchased the large, black Carry grip module and 2 17 round mags. Everything was good and I really liked the extra length. Then I started thinking, I have a total of 4 magazines, but could really only use 2 of them when I had the Carry module on. So then I learned about the Xgrips. I read some reviews and as with everything, some liked them and some think they are garbage. Anyway I decided I would order one Xgrip and try it. I recd my Xgrip this past weekend, slipped it onto my 17 round mag and put it into my Compact grip module and thought it felt awesome! I found that I really liked the way the Xgrip was curved at the end! I took some pics to show the size comparison of my Carry grip and my Compact w/Xgrip installed. They are identical in size but with the way that the Xgrip is designed, I prefer the Compact over the Carry! And now I have 4 magazines that I can put in my P320 at any time!!

Also, I found out that the Compact module has one more rail slot than the Carry does. Now my Carry grip will be going on Ebay!!
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:06 PM   #2
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The Xgrips are nice when you first get them, but they stretch out with use and can interfere with rapid reloads.

Some use electrical tape to build up the circumference of the mag in order to fix this.
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The Xgrips are nice when you first get them, but they stretch out with use and can interfere with rapid reloads.

Some use electrical tape to build up the circumference of the mag in order to fix this.
This is good to know as I have been considering getting some Xgrips and some 17rd mags for my compact. 15rd mags have seemed impossible for me to find right now.
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From what I have read, there are a lot more positives than negatives about the X-grips . A lot of the loose fitting issues is remedied by using a piece of double sided tape or some other minor modification. I am not concerned about rapid reloads too much. I figure if I can't stop the threat with 18 rounds being able to load another 17 rounds quickly probably wont help me too much anyway! I just ordered more to fill the gap for my Glock 26 while using Glock 19 mags! Good stuff!
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From what I have read, there are a lot more positives than negatives about the X-grips . A lot of the loose fitting issues is remedied by using a piece of double sided tape or some other minor modification. I am not concerned about rapid reloads too much. I figure if I can't stop the threat with 18 rounds being able to load another 17 rounds quickly probably wont help me too much anyway! I just ordered more to fill the gap for my Glock 26 while using Glock 19 mags! Good stuff!
Afternoon Garman

True that is, BUT!, what happens if you shoot 1 round then get a stove pipe or non-feed/mag jam on the second round?

You just might need that rapid reload to get a new functioning mag in that gun QUICKLY.
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From what I have read, there are a lot more positives than negatives about the X-grips . A lot of the loose fitting issues is remedied by using a piece of double sided tape or some other minor modification. I am not concerned about rapid reloads too much. I figure if I can't stop the threat with 18 rounds being able to load another 17 rounds quickly probably wont help me too much anyway! I just ordered more to fill the gap for my Glock 26 while using Glock 19 mags! Good stuff!
These days I am more concerned with active shooter/terrorism scenarios than I am with getting mugged. Such situations often involve multiple shooters, rifles, and/or body armor.

Your first mag could go pretty quickly under circumstances like that, and if you're slide-locked empty with armed assailants bearing down on your kids/spouse/you, I think you'd appreciate the utility of a smooth and rapid reload.
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This is good to know as I have been considering getting some Xgrips and some 17rd mags for my compact. 15rd mags have seemed impossible for me to find right now.
P320 compact 15 round magazines
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Hey Mildot! Good point, but I do not carry my P320. It is my range queen with my VP9. However, the X-grip does not move with the double sided tape applied. If I had a problem with a rapid reload, it wouldn't be because of my X-grip.

My EDC is my Glock 26 with the standard 10 round mag and Gap Finger Extension base plate. My extra carry mag will be my Glock 19 mag with the X-grip on it that I will use in my 26 in case my first 10 rounds aren't enough!
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These days I am more concerned with active shooter/terrorism scenarios than I am with getting mugged. Such situations often involve multiple shooters, rifles, and/or body armor.

Your first mag could go pretty quickly under circumstances like that, and if you're slide-locked empty with armed assailants bearing down on your kids/spouse/you, I think you'd appreciate the utility of a smooth and rapid reload.
That is an excellent point! It is a different world now! You never know where terrorism will strike!
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