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  1. #11
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    Mar 2011
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    19 for carry. The point is to minimize printing for concealment.

    Can use 17s for reloads
    Brent Yamamoto
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  2. #12
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    Sep 2009
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    I agree with Brent 19 for carry and 17 mags for reload. I have a guttersnipe 17 and a 19 and I have to say having the magwell is almost essential for me. I had SI chop my 17 and install a magwell and have the Gun Fighter magwell on my 19. The Gun Fighter is superior to the other magwells. It does not protrude off the back of the grip, that is the part of the gun that prints for me,however, it it does have slim sides and a medium front extension. The magwell accomplishes a few things for me. I have large hands and it makes the reloads very manageable without having to think about opening the bottom part of hand. It also allows me a better grip using the front extension of the magwell to resist the torquing of the gun in my hand during recoil due to the bore axis being above my hand. I can shoot a 19 without a magwell, but I could also shoot it with my RDS, but they make the gun more effective.
    Don M.
    Scottsdale, AZ

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  3. #13
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    I currently do what Brent is doing, I carry with a 15rd Glock 19 mag but have a 17 as a backup. The more I think about it, the more I want to send my frame in for the proper guttersnipe treatment. Then a SI slide in the future. But is it crazy to want a comp on my chopped 17? I donít think so after watching the videos on it.


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  4. #14
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  5. #15
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    Gunfighter-SI-317-RMR-NP3-Black-_4.jpg
    THIS IS A GUNFIGHTER 17

    Guttersnipe-SI-417-Twotone_2.jpg

    THIS IS A GUTTERSNIPE 17

    IOW...a G17 Slide on a G19 Length Frame. In my opinion this is the ultimate best-of-all-worlds carry pistol.

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    This is what our frames look like now. We are no longer doing the Marine-tex texturing and have moved to this process.
    Gabriel Suarez

    Turning Lambs into Lions Since 1995

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  6. #16
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    Suarez-SI-317-Desert-Coyote_5.jpg

    THE MAGWELLS ARE LIKE THIS NOW AS WELL
    Gabriel Suarez

    Turning Lambs into Lions Since 1995

    Suarez International USA Headquarters

  7. #17
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    May 2015
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    Grand Prairie, TX
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    Those are really smart magwells.


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    Chris

  8. #18
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    Oct 2003
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    USA
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    Nice pistolas Gabe!

  9. #19
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    Feb 2012
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    I have decided to send it my frame for the guttersnipe treatment soon. Then I will be looking at a SI slide. Thanks everyone for the push and the pictures. I think after I get my G17 fully built I will look for a Glock 43 or Glock 43x to be built by SI for a deeper concealment setup.
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