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Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« on: December 11, 2013, 04:51:07 PM »
I've been carrying a compact glock for a while and am considering trading it for a sub compact. I liked my SR9c way back. My concern is trading off the shootability of the compact. I really need to go a bit more concealable and am not impressed with the single stacks. My question is how many of you went from a 23 to 27 or 19 to 26 and do you have any regrets? Have you found any significant disadvantages?


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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 05:30:11 PM »
my EDC is a 27.  I was using the Pierce plus 1 mag before the factory started putting them on, and I add a Hogue sleeve.  Very shoot-able.  I actually do better with the 27 than with my full size 22, but that's mainly a matter of practice and use.  good to go, both open carry on duty and concealed.

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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 05:40:26 PM »
I can not answer as far as Glocks go, but I can relate to switching between my midsize and more-compact Sigs.  I found that I could carry the P6 slightly easier than the P228 or P229, but at the cost of capacity.  Thing is, I'm a capacity whore - I like more rounds.  My reasoning is that of all of the animals that I have shot with a handgun, (varmits) only rabbits go down with less than a CNS shot.  All of the others - raccoons, groundhogs, possums - keep going until they can't physically go any more.  In this vein, I imagine that if an assailant is high on drugs, their sensory functions are going to be impaired, and only CNS shots will stop them.

But how sure am I that I will be able to get CNS hits?  Not very.  Add in the fact that I'm not nearly as proficient as I should be...  And the possibility of there being multiple assailants...  I'll take capacity over concealability.



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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 05:44:37 PM »
Word. I have two 19's. I rarely carry my 1911's anymore. I've come to the belief that running out of ammo is for chumps.

The 26 is a great gun but I would only choose it in a very strict NPE.
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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 05:45:20 PM »
That's what has me somewhat on the fence. I like the 19 but am not the best fit for its size with the holsters I've tried and I've a few really nice ones.


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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 05:49:10 PM »
That's what has me somewhat on the fence. I like the 19 but am not the best fit for its size with the holsters I've tried and I've a few really nice ones.
Before you give up on your 19, try Adam's Holsters.  Luke makes excellent rigs.  Right now I am carrying an all-steel BHP clone in one of his IWB holsters - I can't even feel it.  Literally.  Part of that is I am using a stiff Glaco belt - It makes all of the difference in the world.



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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 05:55:49 PM »
I carry a G23 off duty in Galco Combat Master. It is more comfortable and conceals at least as easily as the G27 that I used to carry in a Bianchi Black Widow.
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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 08:15:15 PM »
I have both a Glock 19 and 26. I don't notice the difference in a Comp-Tac Minotaur holster. The only time it makes a difference is when I tuck my shirt in over it. Both shoot very well
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 10:11:04 PM »
Here's my 19 in OST's Cuban holster. It is basically a trigger guard tethered to your belt. I modified it but you can see how it works. It's perfect for me. One quick pull and it's free.








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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 10:12:23 PM »
It ties to your belt, but I fabricated a leather belt loop that the cord runs through for easy on/off.


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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2013, 10:18:38 PM »
personal choice.   I carry 10+1 and a reload of 15. 

which is more than I used to carry when my duty was a .357 wheel gun with 2 speed loaders.   or when the off duty was a 5 shot with 18 rounds in a wallet case.




Word. I have two 19's. I rarely carry my 1911's anymore. I've come to the belief that running out of ammo is for chumps.

The 26 is a great gun but I would only choose it in a very strict NPE.
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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2013, 10:26:29 PM »
I've never noticed a difference in concealability between the 19 and 26. I've concluded that the 26 is (for me) a good backup gun but for on the belt carry give me a 19 every time.
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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2013, 10:47:34 PM »
I own a 19. I've messed with a 26.

Which to go with depends on what your concern is.

Actually shooting? The 19 every day of the week, and twice on Sundays. It is far easier to shoot, it is much more comfortable to shoot, it has a larger capacity, and it has a longer sight radius (greater practical accuracy).

Carrying concealed in a really difficult environment? The 26. It weighs less, has a smaller butt/grip. Width is the same.

I'd try a GOOD holster designed for IWB concealment for the 19 before I gave up on it. I second Adams Holsters. I carry a M&P40 FS with a TLR-3 off duty. That gun is bigger and heavier than a G19, and it has a flashlight on it. I can carry it comfortably under an untucked buttondown shirt or a polo with very minimal printing if I am wearing my Adams. If I am wearing my Raven Concealment Phantom, it prints readily, and is uncomfortable. The G19 is even easier to hide in either, but it vanishes in the Adams rig (just sitting it in there, it won't retain right).

The M&Pc is in between the G26 and the G19, and I own one that I do not use, because there are very few scenarios in which I can carry the M&Pc that I cannot carry the M&P FS, and in those situations I find I'm better served by something slimmer than either, like the Ruger LC9. I suspect that, with the right rig, you'd be in the same situation with a G19 and a G26. Are there situations where the 19 would not work but the 26 would? Probably, but not many.

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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2013, 03:08:24 PM »
Word. I have two 19's. I rarely carry my 1911's anymore. I've come to the belief that running out of ammo is for chumps.

The 26 is a great gun but I would only choose it in a very strict NPE.

 Zero, what is the sight you have on the 19? 


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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2013, 04:27:01 PM »
I have the 19, 23 and 26. I can carry all three in my Shepperd IWB holster. The 26 is for
summer and wearing a T shirt. I have no trouble concealing the 19 and 23 the rest of the
year. The 19 shoots the best with the 23/26 a close second. I usually carry a g19 mag as
backup mag for my 26.
I usually carry my XDS9 in my pocket with pocket holster.
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Re: Glock compact vs Sub compact for carry
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2013, 01:59:35 PM »
Figured I'd give it a try...


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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2013, 02:02:40 PM »
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