The 6 inch barrel/slide configuration gives the pistol some added velocity, but it’s biggest advantage is the lengthened sighting plane and additional weight to stabilize the pistol with heavy loads and larger calibers. The 6 inch long slide pistols are most popular for hunting and long range target shooting, but we do see use in action style shooting as some just like the added length and weight forward of the pistol to stabilize their shots during rapid strings . We have Added optics to many of the long slide pistols for long range shooting and hunting applications. The choice of base model is made primarily by type of application, but is also a personal preference on the style and look you are trying to achieve. We have many different frame, slide and parts options for you to choose from to come up with your very own recipe. The Long Slide is produced in 45 acp., 40 S&W, 400 Corbon, 10mm, .357 SIG, 38 Super, 9×23 and 9mm, in both tactical and standard frames.