I was looking at my HP pistols today and it got me thinking. Does the HP design have to be what it is currently? The HP-380 is the largest one I've ever owned and shot. Could HP actually shave a bit off the massive size of the slides used on their models? Do they have to be so tall and boxy? Would they actually save a little more money if the slide itself didn't have to be so big, or is the slide size exactly where it's supposed to be given the guns overal mechanics and size requirements of components due to functionality? One of the biggest complaints I've seen regarding HP's is the size of the weapon. I just wonder if more can be done to lessen the overall size. I can't imagine it costing HP more money to produce smaller and lighter firearms. They'd be saving $ as less material would be used. Anyone play around with HP's design, and ever really look into other design alternatives?