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Old 09-04-2012, 20:18   #26
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Gen2 is more desirable (19) than the current gen4 imo. A police trade in with 7 mags sounds like a steal if all you are doing is trading a 26 for it. In my department 19's are for detectives. They get shot only once a year during qualification and never see the abuse the partol 17's see. I'm not far from your size and conceal a 23c easily. I think you are crazy if you don't make a trade. The 19 is much easier to shoot accurately also. I've had and sold both a 26 and 27. Too much of a compromise in controllability for me just to have a smaller gun.
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Old 09-04-2012, 20:27   #27
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My three Glocks. G26 on a G19 on a G34. As you can see the G26 with 2x extender is still smaller than the G19. I started carrying with the 19 and went to the 26, have never looked back. Go with what feels and shoots best for you.

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Old 09-04-2012, 22:27   #28
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I've got the 26, 17, 22 and the 24. I'm a little bigger than you all in the cross breed super tuck. The butt are the same size, but the 26 gives me the most flexibility with pocket carry and ankle carry, I can't get with the bigger guns. The reason I will carry the 24 is because I shoot it the best. Since you shoot it good with the 26. I would keep it and plan for your next purchase. Good luck in your search!
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:42   #29
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The g19 he is wanting to trade me looks barely used. It actually has 10 mags not 7. The thing I would hate to do is to trade, find that. Wanted something a little smaller then end up buying another subcompact glock.


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Old 09-05-2012, 05:43   #30
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:50   #31
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The g19 he is wanting to trade me looks barely used. It actually has 10 mags not 7. The thing I would hate to do is to trade, find that. Wanted something a little smaller then end up buying another subcompact glock.


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If you did the trade and didn't like the 19 for CCW, you could easily sell it and put the money toward another 26.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:59   #32
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The g19 he is wanting to trade me looks barely used. It actually has 10 mags not 7. The thing I would hate to do is to trade, find that. Wanted something a little smaller then end up buying another subcompact glock.


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Well, you will not conceal the G19 any better than the G26. If you want more of a pocket carry gun, save some $$$ and buy one of the smaller mouse guns.....shoot'm before you buy one though; but keep your G26. Then after you have your pocket gun, at that time if you think a G19 is something you want to carry, then go for it, trade your G26.

JMHO, I think you will regret trading the G26 for the G19, in your circumstances. But to each their own.



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Old 09-05-2012, 09:14   #33
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If I was getting a 9mm the only one I'd want more than this is a 19C. Frankly I wouldn't hesitate to do the trade.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:43   #34
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I like the G26 more than the G19, but that's just me. At the least though I would think that getting a G19 magazine with the grip sleeve before trading guns might be appropriate and possibly save you some money. Another consideration is that some people here have reported shotting the G26 better than bigger versions.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:04   #35
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I'm in the "keep the 26" camp. I have both and primarily carry the 26 with a 12 round mag and G19 mag backup in a Crossbreed holster. My experience is any holster for the 19 will fit the 26, but not vice-versa if the holster is closed at bottom.

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:31   #36
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Carry the 26, buy the 19 later and put it in the nightstand, and then the pocket gun if you want that.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:10   #37
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I'm in the "keep the 26" camp. I have both and primarily carry the 26 with a 12 round mag and G19 mag backup in a Crossbreed holster. My experience is any holster for the 19 will fit the 26, but not vice-versa if the holster is closed at bottom.



If I eventually want to carry a 19 in a crossbreed supertuck. Which model should I get to use both the g26 and g19? Should I get the 26 version or the 19 version?





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Old 09-05-2012, 12:54   #38
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I have both a 26 and 19 as well as a P3AT for pocket carry.

I carry the 26 more than the 19. Although since I have switched to AIWB the 19 gets more carry time now. It's actually pretty easy to conceal up front.

I went down the exact same road as you. Bought the 26 first. Bought the 19 because, well, if you like Glocks you kinda have to have one. And then the .380 for pocket carry. I never carry the .380. The more I read, the more I wanted to be sure to have a more potent caliber if the time came to use it and I found I just wasn't comfortable with the .380. In no way am I trying to start a caliber war here...just sharing my personal experience/opinion.

I will be selling the P3AT to fund either a 442/642 or 9 Shield. More than likely the Shield. With a good, tuckable, AIWB holster I'll be able to conceal that just as well as the micro-gun in my pocket in addition to having a more powerful caliber.

As far as the trade goes. If you can only have one gun for now, I'd stick with the 26 as it will be easier to conceal. However, the trade is definitely in your favor dollar-wise. Heck, the 10 mags alone are better than half the value of your 26.
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Old 09-05-2012, 15:25   #39
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Just keep in mind that you can always get another 26. A gen2 19 that appears as good as I assume that one is from the picture is not something you might find again in the future especially this cheap.
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Old 09-06-2012, 19:42   #40
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A gen4 glock 26 for a gen 2 glock 19? Bad trade. I have a gen 3 19 and just got a gen 3 26 because I wanted something to fill the gap between a near full size and a pocket 9mm. I carry them both depending on the weather. Overall for an EDC, the g26 is more comfortable and concealable, especially without a mag extension.
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Old 09-06-2012, 20:16   #41
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I use a Glock 26 (and S&W 642 also) for CCW.

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Get either a Pierce magazine finger extension or Glock +1 mag with a finger extension and it becomes quite comfortable.

And the shorter barrel is much easier to conceal in the appendix position as the butt is shorter. It is also more comfortable as it does not stick in your gut like a longer barrel will.

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Old 09-07-2012, 07:15   #42
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What do you want to do? If you are like me, you will second guess yourself no matter which decision you make. If you go with the 19 (would be my decision) make sure all of the mags are metal lined and drop free. There are still some of the old mags out there,
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Old 09-23-2012, 23:26   #43
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i have a 26 and a 19 for me the 26 conceals better but i carry the 19 the most the 19 wears better has more ammo and is easier to shoot i would get both. the 19 is in my opinion is a better range gun also as far as the pocket pistol i tend to stay away from .380 just not my thing i feel a lot better with a 9mm it may be all in my head but to each his own when i need a pocket gun i reach for my keltech pf9 cheap life time warranty made in usa and i have had great luck with mine no probs what so ever when it comes to a bed side table gun that's where my 17L sits i have a comtac ctac i have 5 glock 9mms and they all work in the same holser
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:09   #44
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i have a comtac ctac i have 5 glock 9mms and they all work in the same holser
That is a point that is often missed. A good holster is $50.00 and up. Having to buy multiples is really expensive. A additional thing I like is magazine interchangeability.
The 26 can use mags for the 17,18,19 and its own 26.




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Old 09-24-2012, 05:50   #45
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I have both (19 & 26). The 26 is by far the more flexible CCW weapon...especially IWB when driving or sitting a long time.

The 26 is every bit as accurate as the 19 at the ranges encountered in self-defense situations.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:29   #46
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Slow down just a bit....

I know you're excited about carrying but why not focus on what you have right now rather than other guns.

Get the CCP and where your 26 for a month. You'll discover all kinds of idiosyncracys, likes/dislikes, preferences, etc.... Weather (read clothes), situations (bathrooms come to mind), what you want in a holster (IWB, OWB, Remora, etc.), can you draw it quickly and easily, what to do with it when you encounter a place that doesn't allow carry. There are all kinds of things to sort out so when and if you make another gun/holster/belt purchase, you're making an informed decision.

I 26 has worked out well for me with the XL extensions. My hands are large and the extensions make the gun much more comfortable to draw. If at the range, I can shoot it fine without the extensions but leave them on regardless. I carry it in an OWB Bianchi pancake with a 511 gun belt and it's very comfortable and with my broad shoulders , conceals well.

I also carry a 4" SP101 when going out in the field and while it's a much bigger gun, I wear it in cooler weather so the clothing covers it well. I do carry a couple of speed loaders when I have the SP just to bring the round count up to the same as the 26.

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Don't forget that you can use larger mags with the 26. It can be an inexpensive way to "experiment" with carrying a larger gun.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:57   #47
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If you like your 26, keep it and buy either the Glock 12 round mags or a couple G19 mags. I have both and I almost always grab the 26 with 12 round mag for concealed carry, with a spare G19 mag in a pocket.

As for the LCP, I'm at a loss for the love of that gun. I'd choose the LC9 if I wanted a BUG/pocket gun.

I carry IWB in a Crossbreed supertuck, fits both great.

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Old 09-24-2012, 17:18   #48
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I recently went through the conceal license training course and applied for my conceal permit. The only gun I own is a Gen 4 G26. I got some training with it and I shoot it great.
There is your answer.

I use the sub-compacts as my main carry and J .38 when I just can't due to my attire.

Don't worry about 15 shots .vs 11 shots. Practice, practice, practice.

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Old 09-24-2012, 18:50   #49
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I consider my 23 and 27 as Winter and Summer wear.
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Old 09-24-2012, 21:58   #50
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I started with a G19, and got a G26 for carrying. Feels great, shoots great. I don't think I'd have any issues carrying my 19 daily, but I don't bother.

If I were you, definitely keep the 26. Forget the pocket pistol. Stick with 9mm. No reason you can't slap the G26 onto your belt even for a trip to the trash can. Just get a holster with a secure clip. Like the kydex ones from pjholster.com ...

Enjoy!

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