You can't carry in Maryland ?? That's BS! I thought Illinois was the only right denied state.. that sucks manI agree with all the previous posts, and I shoot several pairs of the same model firearm, but in different lengths and yes, the longer one gives me a tighter group of holes on the paper target. Since we can't carry in my state, what I look for in a firearm is different than what many others look for. Some firearms with a short barrel are very accurate with a proficient operator behind them -or in my case one who is just very, very lucky most of the time!