I love this render a lot. All the things I don't like about this design are more or less personal preferences, and not design complications/flaws. I'm anxiously awaiting some textures Looking good man!
I think you have a pretty interesting design here, and without redundantly repeating most of what testsumi21 has said, I'd like to touch on the top picatinny rail a bit. A picatinny rail on top of a pistol is a complete waste, hence why through so many years, no one has done it. The plain and simple reason is that the lugs get stuck against everything, and if you're drawing this pistol, it will easily snag everything it comes against through the entire draw until it's completely freed of the holster and up and ready to fire. The holster also raises another issue, which is size/shape. If you mount anything on top of this pistol, you won't be able to fit it in any holster on the market today. There is nothing designed for top-mounted equipment, because again, on a pistol, those items are unnecessary, and redundant. You also have to keep in mind, that any kind of optical equipment you would decide to put on this, is being mounted on a rapidly moving part. You are basically going to be able to use the sight for 2-4 shots, and the reticle will either break inside the sight, or you will lose zero near instantly. There is no sight decided to be placed on a rapidly recoiling portion of any firearm. This would also be like trying to mount an ACOG to the bolt-carrier of a rifle...not gonna happen.
Well hey, I expect real-world critiques on my designs, so I think it is fair that he gets one as well, if he is trying to "purposefully" design something, and not just trying to make a gun "look cool". If I got the feeling that this was just for looks, I wouldn't even comment on it. lol.
My idea was to make it posible to attach other ironsights or these little reflexsights for pistols. You right, the weapon dont need the rails. I will correct this mistake in next time.
I use the slide mounted safty switch, because I dont have enough space on the frame. My service weapon have a frame mounted safty switch. I also shoot with models with slide mounted switches. I think, it depends were the switch is positioned and how easy I can reach it with my fingers.
As for that comment above concerned about optics being a problem on pistols - that's a bit of a dated opinion. Quite a few professionals and competitive shooters run Trijicon RMR's on their Glocks, M&P's, and whatnot. Optics will only fail if they're poorly made, and they'd fail just as easily on a rifle or shotgun.
For a long time, open division competitive shooters ran frame mounted optics, while holsters weren't necessarily an issue either since they had custom/specialized rigs to hold their weapons.
I've never had an issue with engaging/disengaging the 92FS safety (or any slide safety), though the ergonomics of the gun are not for everyone. Furthermore, on a DA/SA gun like the Beretta, you could just carry it in condition two. I really just treat the safety as a decocker that needs to be manually reset. Carrying a DA weapon on safe is redundant when you already have a long and heavy D/A trigger pull to boot.
If you wanted to, you could just run that gun without a safety altogether. Most duty Sigs don't have them, Glock's don't either.
The only liability with the safety is accidentally engaging it using an overhand rack during a malfunction clear or reload. Slingshotting mitigates that risk.
I like the design, its gunna be a great finished product. I can't say anything that hasn't been said but like many designs I've seen I really want one of these in real life!! Please keep up the great work!
I don't mean to be a nay'sayer here. There are a lot of things I like about this too. The grip DOES look really comfortable and ergonomic. I love that the barrel is already threaded for a supressor. The light looks small and lightweight, and the trigger looks nice. I like the sharper edges of the rear sight, too. Sharp sights aren't good for a concealed carry weapon, but for a full-size combat pistol, those edges come in handy for one handed slide manipulation. You can hook them on a pocket, the edge of your plate carrier, or the heel of your boot to rack the slide back with one hand. The Novak sights that everyone seems to love are great for concealed carry, but a lot of the oldtimers and the military operators like the old-school traditional front and rear sights for exactly that reason. I can personally tell you that it makes a huge difference to have sights that aren't rounded. Also, the magazine release looks nice and large and easy to hit when you need to, which is another great feature. A lot of pistols have smaller mag releases which make them a little tedious to use. If you're reloading in the middle of a gunfight, you have to figure you're already in a world of shit. You're going to be rattled and have blood pumping, and a small release is gonna be tough to get.
Well, I have to start by saying that the things that "I" see as a problem obviously aren't validated by everyone because the Beretta 92 or M9 is used by the entire US military. Somebody likes the slide mounted safety. I, however, have always found it difficult to reach with my thumb when I want to. I find that I have to flick it off with my left hand as I'm pairing my hands up to fire.
The Marine Corps taught me to shoot, and I learned on the venerable 1911 .45. I was in the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion for awhile, and they are one of the last units in the military to still use the old 1911's. As you know, they have a frame mounted safety, which I happen to think is a whole lot easier to take off.
Additionally, from a tactical standpoint, you want to be able to fire your weapon as soon as it clears the holster, and with one hand. You don't ever go for your pistol unless you're in a really tight spot, so it's nice to know that you can bring that thing to bear as fast as possible. It's just not as easy to do that with a slide mounted safety as one mounted on the frame. You could get in the habit of doing it as you break the bale on your holster and prepare to draw, but that's one more little detail in your draw stroke that takes up time. A frame mounted safety is faster, and allows you to save those extra fractions of a second.