Like it's beefier compatriots chambered for cartridges including as .45 Colt, .357 Mag. and 10 mm, the Slim features a 3" stainless steel barrel, hammer and controls. However, the barrel and frame have been narrowed to reduce weight. The frame is constructed of anodized aluminum instead of steel and sports an integral trigger guard. The grip frame accepts the standard grip panels the company already offers.
The 9 mm and .38 Spl. barrels will be interchangeable within the Slim line-up and the pistol is rated for +P ammunition in both calibers. The unloaded weight is just 12 ozs., or about half that of the all steel models, and the suggested retail price has been trimmed down to just $299. This pistol is slated to ship later this year.