When it comes to concealing a handgun, women don't have as many options as men. It's a sad fact, what works for him won't work for her. As simple as it may sound, it plays a critical role regarding one of the J-frame's features.
Springfield Armory sought out to further improve upon the idea within its own well-established M1A product, and the SOCOM 16 was born. The most obvious change came with the shortened 16-inch barrel, giving the SOCOM a decidedly tactical look and feel.