And I was able to spot something I had been looking for for along time.
|It's the one on the right.|
See my father was impressed with my PM45, and he had a P45 but he found that was a bit big. Amusingly the table I found it at was run by the same brick and mortar gun shop that I bought my PM45 at. It's another one with night sights and since this one was used and got on gun-show Sunday I got a good deal on it.
I put it through its paces and am now getting ready to have my FFL ship it to my father's FFL down in Memphis. It's a belated Christmas gift, or maybe an early birthday.
Then I noticed something. Despite being the same model guns are not actually identical.
|Again new one on the right|
That same difference can be seen on the barrels too.
|3-1/8" barrel on the left. 3" barrel on the right.|
Still, there doesn't feel to be much difference between that extra eight of an inch.
Edit: Checking the serial numbers I think the smaller one is older. And might even be a first generation. Or a "series A" variant.