Full size refers to the model with a 4" barrel. High-capacity refers to the 17-round (in 9mm) magazine. They're really apples and orange terms.
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Full size refers to the size of the pistol. Like a 5" barrel is full size and a 4" is compact. Under that it is usually called sub-compact. High capacity refers to the amount of ammo the mags hold. 9mm go from 10rnds to 17rnds. So high capacity is any that is above what a normal mag for that pistol.
answered 9 months ago
- Central, Florida
The full size is high capacity at 14 rounds in the magazine. The compact has a capacity of 12 rounds, the subcompact has 8 or 10 I believe.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
- Middletown, PA
Full size refers to the size of the weapon. The PX4 is a full size weapon. The magazines are what is different. HIgh capacity is over 10 rounds and standard is 10 rounds and under.
Some states will not allow the use or possession of magazines with capacity higher than 10 rounds therfore Bass Pro will sells both models.
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
- Edmond, OK
For most popular guns there are full size and compact models, for instance I just purchased a Ruger SR 9 full sized high capasity model 17rds you can also buy the compact model which is the Ruger SR9c the c is for compact it also holds 17rds. However you can buy a standard or regular capasity model which would hold 10rds. Almost every major brand Glock, Beretta, Sig, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, ect. make model in both a full sized and compact. High capasity above 10rds & standard 10rds or less, they do this because in many state you can only have 10 max rounds in a magizine by law.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
- Shelby, Ohio