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Midsize vs Subcompact Glocks

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Restless28, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Although I often think about getting another smaller glock I have gotten so use to me G20 10mm open carry around the farm slip on my jean shirttails out going in to town but even at time just open carry More and more are starting to open carry around here all the hipe of concealed is becoming a thing of the past. I'm 6'6 255 personally I think the full size is the way to go. I'm just totally blown away with my G 20 with so many choices from kick A ss power to 40 weak load then if you want just change the barrel and shoot 357 40 9... But I garantee if you can handle the 10 it is VERY hard to shoot any thing else.:perfect10: It's Perfect every time
  2. steve581581


    Oct 9, 2011
    Troy MI
    I was comparing side by side a g26/27/33 with a s&w642 and they are almost identical in size. The snubby is more rounded making it easier to draw from the pocket though.

  3. abq87120


    Nov 2, 2007
    Prescott, AZ
    I traded off a G26 to buy a G23. I needed a finger extension on the G26. This made the grip as large as that of the G23. Almost the same size gun but with a couple of LWD barrels, I can shoot 9mm, 40 S&W and 357 Sig. I'm a very happy camper. The G23 weighs only four ounces more than the G23 with the +2 finger extension.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  4. I normaly carry a 17 with a 26 as a back up.

    While I do have a couple of 19's, I really never got their place in the scheme of things. The difference between the 17 and 26 is enough to be a difference. The 19's, meh, to big to go where the 26's go, and not enough of a difference between it and the 17 to bother with it.

    As far as the smaller guns grips. If you shoot them as they come for a little while, you soon learn the extensions are not necessary, nor are they desirable.
  5. alabaster

    alabaster Swollen Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    I think so. I have a 19c and a 26. I looooove my 19c, but I do have to admit the 26 carries much easier. I too like many people I've spoken to am shocked at how well it shoots for as small as it is.
  6. greentriple


    Mar 11, 2010
    S7, the shorter grip is key for concealment, even with extension which does not affect the heel of the grip.

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  7. otter1422


    Jan 29, 2012
    Barth that gun is a thing of beauty, argh now I want one. :steamed:
  8. thinkfast


    Aug 24, 2003
    When I picked up a subcompact G27 I didn't feel the need to go IWB anymore. My 14.00 Glock Sport/Combat holster holds it so high & tight it's almost as good as a stiff CCW-specific belt and a (not 14.00) Sparks Executive Companion.
  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Te subs CC just a bit better IMO.
  10. scosgt


    May 25, 2011
    G19/23 is good in the winter, in the summer G26 with a pinky extension is the way to go.
    However, if you want pocket carry, go for the Kahr MK9 (the PM has a reputation of not always being perfect, the all stainless MK9 seems to be trouble free).
    The MK9 has about the same trigger as a Glock (no reset though, have to release it all the way like a revolver), is totally safe to carry in a pocket in a #4 Mikes holster, and will do what you need done.
    Mostly I carry the G26 in summer but have been known to carry the Kahr in a pocket as a backup in winter when heavy clothing won't let me get to my gun very quickly.
  11. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    I rotate between the G19 and G26 depending on different situations, where Im going, how Im dressed, weather, etc

  12. truetopath


    Nov 26, 2011
    I have a pearce +0 extension on my G27 and conceal it IWB just fine with a T-shirt over top. I think it's all in the holster choice and how it holds the gun as to whether you can conceal the extended grip or not. I'll also carry OWB in a Bianchi Acumold holster that cost about $30 on Amazon, and holds the gun real high and close, also very really have to find what works for you IMHO.
  13. 257 roberts

    257 roberts

    Mar 18, 2012
    I can hide my 26 better than my 19/23 especially in the summer time.
  14. Glockworks

    Glockworks Ready/Aim/Fire Silver Member

    I had G19/26 in both Gen 3 and Gen 4s. I loved them all but the Gen 4s fit my hands better, so Now I just have the Gen 4s. You cannot go wrong either way though.
  15. wagonm


    Jul 28, 2009
    Restless: my 32" waist has trouble in cc the 26 during summer months, so.. G26 for winter, Kahrs for summer. G19 for IDPA & USPSA shoots / range fun. Both Glocks are keepers due to their ifrepower and interchangeability

    I hope the pix below can give you some idea between 26 and 19.. also how they compare with the "summer guns".

    Happy shopping.


  16. greentriple


    Mar 11, 2010
    My 32" waist hides g27 just fine in So Cal summer.

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  17. JORO1


    Feb 29, 2012
    NE Ohio
    19 or 23 with a good pancake holster conceals well i have a g26 and a g23 i carry both equally just depends what kind of mood im in and i dont want one to feel left out or unloved
  18. IllinoisGun


    Oct 12, 2011
    The Glock 19, the Glock 26, and me S&W (no lock) 442 are the three deadly components of my concealed carry trio.
  19. How hard is to change out the mag baseplates for the extensions? I would like to have a couple extended and also us 19 mags for backups.