Hey everyone! I am a new member here at Glock talk, and I have a quick question for all you Glock experts, specifically regarding the grip. I went against everyone's advice and probably broke one of the ten Glock commandments today when I traded my Glock 17 Gen 3 RTF2 Fish Gill model in excellent condition (gun looked new, 1000 rounds or less) for a brand new Glock 19 Gen 4 Modular Optic System that the guy literally went out and bought just so that he could trade me same day. I had the 17 for only a few months.. I bought it from someone else. However, I am happy with the trade, because the only reason I wanted to get rid of the 17 in the first place was because the grip simply felt much too large in my hand. I never could convince myself that it was acceptable. Every time I held it, I felt like I wanted something smaller. It never felt secure. More like I was holding a 2x4. Even after shooting with it at the range multiple times. Which is what led me to the 19. If I hadn't already invested hundreds of dollars into extra magazines, holsters, aftermarket parts, a flashlight, etc. for the Glock platform (I bought a lot of crap prematurely, before even shooting my 17...), I would have probably dumped it altogether and bought something with a grip the size of a M&P Shield (used to own one). But since I'd heard so much about the 19 having a smaller footprint on the hand, in addition to the Gen 4's having the smaller frame, I gave it a shot. Now, I'm sitting here with a Glock 19 in my hand, debating whether it is actually too large for my hand or I am just not used to guns with double stack mags... because it, too, feels rather large. Does it feel better than the 17? Wow, miles better. Definitely. But still not right. On the contrary, I'm an inexperienced shooter who is also inexperienced in holding handguns. In fact, it could be that anything smaller would actually make it harder to shoot and be effective with the gun. It may not "feel right" until I'm holding something the width of a pencil. I can reach all the controls easily, and based off of pictures from the internet, it seems that my fingers come around the gun as far as anyone else's. My hand measures 7 inches from the palm to the tip of my middle finger. Here are pictures of me holding the gun. I am squeezing as hard as I can. http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/AKmotorider/media/IMG_09151.jpg.html http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/AKmotorider/media/IMG_09161.jpg.html http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/AKmotorider/media/IMG_09141.jpg.html Also, pictures of the 17... and the 19. http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/AKmotorider/media/IMG_09111.jpg.html http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/AKmotorider/media/IMG_08961.jpg.html What do you think? Do you think my hand is plenty big, and that I'm just crazy? Or am I onto something here? Thanks guys!