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Best CCW Glock: Glock 19-size or Glock 26-size? Chime in!

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by 2ndAmVA, Jul 20, 2011.


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  1. 2ndAmVA

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    What is the best CCW Glock?
    The Glock 19/23/32 size versus the Glock 26/27/33 size?
    How do you carry your CCW Glock?
     

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  2. up1911fan

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    Mostly a G19 in a Kramer #3, Kramer Belt Scabbard, Raven Phantom, or MTAC. G26 in the hot part's of summer as it hide's slightly better in lighter clothing. G38 in the winter, same holster's as the G19 ( They don't fit the same holster, I have the same holsters for both guns).
     

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    I found with my subcompacts that I put mag extensions on. That makes it about the same size grip as the compact (19). I got rid of the subcompacts and just carry my 19 now. The best all around pistol IMHO.
     
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    I find that the single stack Glock (eg, Kahr P9) is best for carry...
     
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    They are pretty close. Depending on the shirt I am wearing will determine which one gets carried. I use a Comp-Tac M-TAC IWB mostly so the slide length isn't an issue, just the grip length. Depending on which shirt I have on, I go from the 26 to the 34.

    That said, if I could only have one for CCW, I would go with the subcompact. That one you can conceal year round.
     
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    Well, yes, the Kahr P9/K9 is best for concealing.

    But if it's between the G19 or the G26, then definitely the G19. For the past 3 or 4 summers, I continued to carry the G19 instead of switching to the G26. This is because I realized that the G19 conceals as well as the G26.

    And the G19 has the advantage when it comes to gun presentation from concealment. Many people will say they can shoot the G26 as good as the G19. And that is true when you're at the range, where you have all the time in the world to get a proper grip, etc... But just try presenting a G26 from a CCW position when you needed that gun 1.2 seconds ago. Then try presenting your G19 under the same conditions...
     
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    26/27 size is easier for appendix carry, concealment in very hot weather, and pocket carry. For all other purposes 19/23 is just as concealable. If I could have only one it would be the 26/27.
     
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    g26 hands down, i use a MTAC Slide version which facilitates my G26 and my G22 as the slide version allows both a 9mm and .40 to slide in...

    I conceal with a t shirt with the g26..

    I do however have a Comptac Infidel coming today, another slide verion as well as it is smaller than the mtac.
     
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    Patchman is correct things change when you go from range shooting to real life combat.
    I favor the 26 for conceal-ability.
     
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    Even with a g26 you still need a cover garment. I find that my g19 and g23 conceal very easily and they are much more shootable.
     
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    The G26/27/33 size is much better for CCW, if you can get comfortable shooting with a two-finger grip. I'm 5'11" 170lbs and when carrying my G23 in a Don Hume H721 I have to wear a jacket or a very baggy shirt to avoid printing. With my G27 I usually carry it in a cargo pocket so I don't have a nice hip holster for it yet, but even carrying it on the hip with a cheap Blackhawk nylon IWB holster it doesn't print unless I tuck my shirt in. I wear baggy shirts anyway, but with the G23 I have to wear a very baggy shirt.
     
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    Can't go wrong with either one, really. For IWB, the G26 can go as far back as 4:00, but G19 conceals better at 3:00. People are all built/shaped differently, so you'll have to figure out what works most comfortably for you. Nothing like having a holster or grip of a pistol digging into your ribs or back while driving...

    I have several concealment holsters for each frame type, too. My current favorites are the Comp-Tac MTAC, and the Remora reinforced top w/sweat shield options.

    As Patchman stated in his post, you'll have to practice with the smaller grip of the G26.

    I've adapted my grip to work with just two fingers for the subcompact Glocks I own and carry, as well as for my SIG P238. That same grip is also working for me when I shoot the larger (compact, full size) frames, too.

    The guns cost about the same, as do the standard capacity mags for each. That being said, I'd go with one of each...:supergrin:
     
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    Between the 19 and 26 I'd go for the 26. I've found that I prefer a smaller lighter gun for all day carry.
     
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    with the G26 do yourself a favor and get the GAP floorplates!
     
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    i have both the 23 and the 27. if i only had one for ccw it would be the sub. you can make the grip on the sub bigger or smaller as needed.
     
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    My G26 is easier to conceal than my G32 during the summer months. However, during the winter/fall/spring, either is easy to conceal. Depending on your physique and how you wear your clothes, makes a big difference on how you can carry either firearm.

    Trial and error.

    Good luck!


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    G19 goes with me everywhere i go, on the seldom occasion that i need something smaller, G26 goes with me...on the even more rare occasion i need something even smaller, j-frame in the pocket.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    You can always make the G26 larger. You can't shrink the G19.
     
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    G26,G33 and G36 during the summer in a DeSantis Insider in the appendix posistion with an untucked shirt. The remainder of the collection with a covering garment IWB & OWB in cooler weather.
     
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