I have a glock 20 10mm that I purchased a kkm 6 inch barrel so I can shoot double tap 230 grain hard cast lead bullets out of. I feel it will be adequate as hiking and back up side arm so that is not the question.
What i was thinking of is with the long slide if a bear was on top of you the firearm could go out of battery if it hit the front of the slide. but with that extra 2 inches of barrel sticking out if the barrel is pressed against something it goes out of battery less than 1/8 inch and doesn't unlock so as soon as pressure is off the barrel it moves forward and you can shoot . So would it be better just to live with the ugly nose sticking out because then it is acting more like a revolver in that you could still shoot? I know I will probably never get in that situation but before I spend an additional 400 dollars its something to consider.
what are your thoughts?