just finished this one up and it is one of my favorites. it is made from 1/4" aluminum plate. although it is small it doesn't feel like when holding and shooting it. It is bigger than the credit card shooter. I thought the quarter inch plate might be too thin and uncomfortable but it isn't too bad. I think if this was made with 3/8 or half inch aluminum or G10 it would be real nice, I don't think i'll be able to do that though, don't have G10 and don't have very good metal workign tools to do anything much over 1/4" aluminum. I really like how slim it is and comfortable to hold. Enjoy!