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Conceal

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by wallacefan, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. wallacefan

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    Bought a gen4 19 to carry i am a small frame guy
    i am 5'5" 170 and am having trouble carrying it my question is how much smaller and easier is it to carry the 26?
     
  2. SCC

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    you have to dress around the gun !!! and the 26 is a great little gun .. what holster are you using ?
     

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  3. wallacefan

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  4. SCC

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  5. NCHeel

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    I think the compact is just as easy to carry concealed as the sub compact is. How are you concealing? What holster? A good leather IWB holster will hide almost any pistol no matter the size of the person.
     
  6. wallacefan

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  7. jmor

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    I carry a 26, in a SOB holster. I could see where that would work for a 19
     
  8. wilme2

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    Same size here, and while I love my 19 & 35, I don't often carry them . J-frame or Rohrbaugh fit nicely.
     
  9. wallacefan

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    i have a compression shirt
    also have a belly band
    and a safari land als
     
  10. Here's thread with pics where I compare the 26 to smaller guns: PM9, 642, LCP.

    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18618518

    Seems a common question from people with the 19, asking if the 26 would conceal easier for them. It might, to some degree, but they (and you) probably could use an even smaller gun for your carry options :)
     
  11. kodiakpb

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    These aren't mine...what you are looking at is a 19 and 26 in a crossbreed supertuck (made for the 26) as you can see the only part of the weapon that you would need to be concerned about (printing) is the additional length of the grip. [​IMG]
     
  12. abq87120

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    Sub-compacts typically have +1 (+2 for 9mm) finger extensions on their mags. This makes their grip almost as large as that of the g19. The grip is the most difficult part of the gun to hide. I went from a G26 to a G23. Same size as the G19. I use a Galco Thck-N-Go IWB and a Comp-Tec Paddle OWB. The Tuck wears well at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 comfortably. I would take the advice above to dress around the gun and enjoy it. A great pistol.

    ~30 shipped:
    http://www.opticsplanet.com/s/tuck-n-go/
     
  13. barth

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    I have a G27.
    And have G23 mags with X-Grip sleeves - but never use them.

    For me, G26/G27/G33 is about the perfect size, weight and firepower for concealed carry.

    I have seven handguns.
    Including a Sig Sauer P239/357, Kahr MK40 Elite/40 and S&W 640-1/357.
    The G27 is my clear favorite for EDC.
     
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  14. alank2

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    Just today I was driving in my car pondering the wonder of how the Comp-Tac CTAC allows me to carry a G19 around so comfortably and easily. I'm 190 # and 5'8 and I carry around 5:30 on the back. No gouging into the back, very comfortable, excellent concealment. If you haven't tried one, give it a shot before moving to the smaller platform.

    For a long time I carried the G26 the same way, and at first I noticed the G19 was ever so slightly more difficult to conceal, but hardly much at all with any sort of printed shirt to cover it. I use a wilderness belt.

    Good luck,

    Alan
     
  15. MoneyMaker

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    i just use a Ritchie gun leather CQQR and a tshirt and my 22,23 or 27 just vanishes and its OWB ,i just cant stand any IWB holster,My 21 is my house gun only with TLR3 attached,but with the weight i dont wanna carry it plus 14 rounds of 45 ammo around anyway.
     
  16. 40 S+W

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    I conceal carry a G22 everyday on a full duty belt and all... Like someone said,,, Dress Around Your Gun!!!!!! A loose fitting over shirt'll hide anything!!!!!
     
  17. Doc8404

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    maybe i scanned too quickly...what position are you wearing it? what holsters have you tried? what angle/cant are you carrying it? they all make a huge difference.
     
  18. tango44

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    Get rid of it and get a G26 and G19!
     
  19. JJJJr Shabadoo

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    Started with a G19 but had grip printing issues even with a good holster and belt (crossbreed and beltman). Switched to a 26 and my printing problems went away
     
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