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Old 02-27-2012, 19:00   #1
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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?
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:04   #2
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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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Old 02-27-2012, 19:05   #3
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is it that more easily carried than the 19
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:06   #4
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it is but i would keep the 19
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:11   #5
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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.
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:11   #6
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i have a 17l also

dont need three 9mms
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:16   #7
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I carry a 26, in a SOB holster. I could see where that would work for a 19
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:23   #8
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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?

Same size here, and while I love my 19 & 35, I don't often carry them . J-frame or Rohrbaugh fit nicely.
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:23   #9
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i have a compression shirt
also have a belly band
and a safari land als
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:29   #10
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Here's thread with pics where I compare the 26 to smaller guns: PM9, 642, LCP.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show...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
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:35   #11
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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. Carry Issues
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:36   #12
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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.

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Old 02-27-2012, 19:44   #13
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G26/G27/G33 - pick one and don't look back.

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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Old 02-27-2012, 19:50   #14
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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.

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Old 02-27-2012, 19:51   #15
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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.
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:57   #16
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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!!!!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 19:59   #17
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i tried the grip prints
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Old 02-27-2012, 20:05   #18
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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.
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Old 02-27-2012, 20:12   #19
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i have a 17l also

dont need three 9mms

Get rid of it and get a G26 and G19!
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Old 02-27-2012, 20:45   #20
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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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Old 02-27-2012, 21:06   #21
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If you are new to concealed carry, there are some things you need to consider. You really will need to dress around the gun, if you are serious about carrying a fighting pistol. Sure, you could drop a S&W Bodyguard .380 or a Ruger LCP into a pocket, but that is truly last ditch in my opinion. A G19 or G26 is more appropriate, but petite they ain't. I am larger than you, at 6', 230lbs(dammit), and I can easily conceal a G19 if I wear the right clothes. Since I no longer carry a badge with my gun, I am happy with the G26, which I typically carry with a Glock +2 in the gun, and two more in Comp-Tac kydex on my off side. I use an IWB holster from Kolbeson Leather most of the time, and in warmer weather, my usual attire is a button down shirt, with a square cut hem. Camp shirt, Hawaiian shirt, bowling shirt, whatever, they are meant to be worn untucked and look fine as casual work wear, normal casual wear, etc. Keep in mind that I am 48 yrs old, and don't dress like my 20yr old son. If you are younger, a polo or T-shirt, loosely fit, will also work just fine. I can carry the G26 in a pocket holster in loose khakis or cargo pants using the standard flat based magazine, or in an ankle holster the same way. I think that if you are willing to work around the gun, the G19 will hide just fine, but even with the extended mags, the G26 will be just a little easier to hide. I've been carrying concealed for about 25 years, and I find the G26 to be just about the best all around CCW pistol I have ever used.
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Old 02-27-2012, 21:16   #22
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IMO, the 26 is much easier to conceal than the 19.
But i love the 19 so i bought both
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Old 02-27-2012, 21:23   #23
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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?
Same height and weight here. 43" chest and 31" pants-waist. I've carried a G19 with no problem wearing a t-shirt/polo/oxford and chinos or jeans. I prefer an OWB holster and exclusively use Raven Concealment. Not a fan of IWB but there's no better IWB holster than Milt Sparks Summer Special-II (I've tried the VM-2).

Bottom line: carrying concealed is a lifestyle change. You're just not going to be able to wear the same shirts as you used to if you wear modern-fitted clothing; with the exception being those up here in the great white north and who know they'll not have to remove their coats.

Personally, I won't carry a Glock subcompact without a Pearce +0 pinky extension; and in that case, it's no more concealable than a G19/23 IMO. Just personal preference.
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Old 02-27-2012, 22:17   #24
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I own both a G23 and a G27. I find that even with the Pearce +0 extension my 27 conceals far better than my 23. I use a Bianchi Covert Option at about 3 o'clock with a pretty serious forward cant. I'm about 6' 190lbs, but these damn love handles are hard to contend with sometimes.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:51   #25
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I carry a Glock 19 daily without an issue I'm 5' 10" 180 lbs. I usually will carry it in a Desantis three slot holster with minimum cant at about the 4 o'clock position. A loose fitting t-shirt or polo will conceal it fine. When I am being lazy I will toss it in either a comptac paddle or a desantis viper paddle with a sweatshirt or un-buttoned button up shirt to cover it.
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