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Old 10-15-2014, 15:54   #1
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Glock 26 vs Shield for CCW...again....

I know this subject has been discussed over and over again and beat to death...but...

I want to know which one you prefer for CCW....AND....what holster and belt you are using. I read a lot about which gun people prefer, but not much about what holster and belt they are using to make the G26 or Shield their preferred carry gun.
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Old 10-15-2014, 16:29   #2
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I suggest you try and shoot both fist. I had. Shield and sold it. I preferred the G26. Shoot it better than the Shield and I prefer the thicker grip of the G26. I also like the higher round count of the G26, plus my Galco IWB holster fits the G19 and my G30S which I rotate with the 26. But that is me. Some prefer the thinness of the Shield for carry. So try both if you can.
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Old 10-15-2014, 16:37   #3
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I prefer the G26 and if I want a slim gun, I'll just use my Kahr K9 cause I do like the heavier weight when shooting one handed.

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Old 10-15-2014, 16:41   #4
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i've shot both pretty extensively

i'm mainly looking at people's setup to see what makes them choose the gun

i.e. if they hate the G26 because it was 'too blocky'...i'm wondering what holster and belt it was used with, or love the shield but carry it in a cheap holster
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Old 10-15-2014, 16:50   #5
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I own both guns and the shield is easier to conceal. But I shoot tighter groups with my G26.
So for that reason I prefer the G26. But I would be comfortable carrying either gun.
I have a Remora holster for both guns. And also use a foxx hybird.
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Old 10-15-2014, 17:30   #6
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The Shield is ok, but the G26 is my choice for the following reasons:
-Compatible with Glock parts and mags
-More capacity, but not more difficult for me to conceal
-Similar to my main carry gun (G19) and competition gun (G34)
-I shoot it better than a Shield
-I trust Glock more than M&P
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Old 10-15-2014, 17:34   #7
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Have both. I carry G26 more than the Shield. I have Crossbreed holsters for both.
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Old 10-16-2014, 14:37   #8
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Me:
G 26 Gen 4, N82 professional IWB EDC
1 1/2 sewn leather belt
Son: LEO
g 27 Gen 3, DeSantis IWB off duty
Uncle Mikes Velcro duty belt
Son in Law:
9mm Shield, Crossbreed IWB EDC
Heavy lether belt

A good belt really helps with comfort. As with everything it really is a personal choice with holsters. I really like my N82 my son tried it and also liked it and is going to add one to his holster collection.
As far as the Shield IMHO it is just ok. I shoot it ok but shoot the 26 better because I practice with it. We all have full size frame pistols a G17, G 22 and a M&P 9 and maybe it is just the transition.
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Old 10-16-2014, 14:38   #9
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Me:
G 26 Gen 4, N82 professional IWB EDC
1 1/2 sewn leather belt
Son: LEO
g 27 Gen 3, DeSantis IWB off duty
Uncle Mikes Velcro duty belt
Son in Law:
9mm Shield, Crossbreed IWB EDC
Heavy lether belt

A good belt really helps with comfort. As with everything it really is a personal choice with holsters. I really like my N82 my son tried it and also liked it and is going to add one to his holster collection.
As far as the Shield IMHO it is just ok. I shoot it ok but shoot the 26 better because I practice with it. We all have full size frame pistols a G17, G 22 and a M&P 9 and maybe it is just the transition.
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Old 10-16-2014, 14:42   #10
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One is slimmer and conceals better, the other holds more ammo...... choose one
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Old 10-16-2014, 15:51   #11
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No, one is a bit slimier and a bit easier to conceal, the other is well known for it's reliability, holds up to 50 percent more ammo (or more if you use Glock 19 or 17 mags), eats +P+ ammo three meals a day, has many add ons, and is very accurate

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No, one is a bit slimier and a bit easier to conceal, the other is well known for it's reliability, holds up to 50 percent more ammo (or more if you use Glock 19 or 17 mags), eats +P+ ammo three meals a day, has many add ons, and is very accurate

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All valid points. I got caught up on the micro nine craze. Then woke up. I'll carry the the LCR or the D Frame.

You can keep the micro nines.

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Old 10-16-2014, 19:15   #13
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I can't compare the Shield to a G-26 because I've always passed on the baby Glock (a G-33) because I could never warm up to curling my pinkie underneath the magazine.

The Shield is new but so far has been flawless through 200 FMJ break-in rounds, is accurate, and I can get all fingers securely on the grip even with the 7-round magazine.

The ace in the hole for me is that a second CCW pistol I own is a superb Steyr S9-A1, a 10+1 pistol that's slimmer than a G-26, has a grip that accommodates all my fingers, and has substantial build quality. If I can find the right holster the Steyr could possibly end up as my primary CCW, especially in cold weather.
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Old 10-16-2014, 19:36   #14
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I had a g26. Sold it. But I loved it. Needed fast money at the time.

I have a Shield now. For me the Shield is an easier carry. Being thinner makes it easier to conceal. I carry it in the same holsters I used for the g26. Mostly it's an mtac. And I use a 511 casual belt. Both are excellent products.

I shoot both guns about the same. This is one time having small hands is a good thing!

For me it's not an either or thing. I will be adding another g26 or g27 in the future. I like options!
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Old 10-16-2014, 20:35   #15
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I can't compare the Shield to a G-26 because I've always passed on the baby Glock (a G-33) because I could never warm up to curling my pinkie underneath the magazine.
Either get a Pearce extended floorplate or just a Glock 26 +2 mag. Yes P2. 12 shot mag and no dangling pinkie.

Easy CCW carry and virtually the firepower of a Browning High Power 9mm (and it last alot longer than the P-35 ever could.)

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One is slimmer and conceals better, the other holds more ammo...... choose one
Yep. It really boils down to this.

Even though these are smaller guns, you still need a good sturdy belt and a decent holster. I prefer leather holsters from High Noon for my guns.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:56   #17
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Their is no prefect answer to this but to get an ideal is good I have a G27 and also have the Lone Wolf Conversion barrels in the 9mm and the .357 Sig so I can convert it to whatever I feel like. I have a Alien Gear holster with all of the shell for each gun.

Now I just pick up a Shield 9mm about two week ago and love it, it's my go-to gun like if I'm going to Wal-Mart or etc I can just put in on with no problem but it's not my main edc.

It's all depend what you looking for, if you don't have any sub-compact gun the G26 is ideal for your first sub-compact gun.

This is the Shield that I just pick up for $333 out the door.
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Good luck on your quest and let us know what you went with. Both can conceal perfect but the Shield is a little slimmer and can disappear with the right holster for the Shield I have an all Kydex holster on the way.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:14   #18
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No experience with the Shield, but I have been carrying the G-26 for several years.

When wearing on a belt, I carry my G-26 in an Aker Flatsider leather holster. I like this holster a lot and have one for my Sig P220 and S&W 6906.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:15   #19
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I have a Shield 9 and love it. With the extended mag, it's 8+1. But, I want a G26 too. Maybe my next gun.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:56   #20
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My friend has a Shield, I dont like it. Im not a fan of the grip at all. That being said, I just sold my single stack XDS to get a gen 4 G26. I loved the XDS but I have thought about the G26 for a few years now and have came close to purchasing one many times. I am VERY glad I finally took the chance and did the swap. The G26 shoots so accurate for a gun its size its rediculous. Is it a little thicker? yea......but.....3 more rounds and with modern cell phones being the size of tablets and people wearing them with belt clips, I am not the slightest concerned if there happened to be the littlest bit of printing at my waist, nobody would give it a second look. I tuck my G26 in a kydex tuckable IWB, appendix carry at about 2pm and i dont even know its there.........in basketball shorts

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