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    Experience carrying a full size Glock?

    Greets all,

    I know we recently got a "G22 or G23" question (in http://www.glockforums.org/showthrea...ng-some-advice), and I've read that, but I think what I'm looking for is a little different so I figured I'd ask.


    I've been spending time at the range with rental firearms, trying to get the right one down. My search has come down to what for me has been the more difficult choice. I'm sitting on the question of whether to purchase a full size or compact size Glock.

    My search initially started as a general defense and target shooting firearm. I hadn't put much thought into everyday carrying, but I will admit that has changed and I expect I'll be carrying more often than not (as where I go allows). With this in mind I started renting a G19 at the range to see how it fit. I have also rented a G26, but while I don't notice any problems shooting it doesn't feel right in the hand and isn't as comfortable as I'd like.

    The G19 felt alright and I've put some time into becoming more familiar with the size. The problem is that the 17 still feels more comfortable in my hand. I'm not bothered by the difference in capacities and the line of sight difference isn't an issue. It may just sound silly but the G17 just feels as if it fits better.

    So, in accepting that I am leaning towards the G17, I wanted to see if anyone here carries a full size Glock on a daily basis. I guess I'm looking to see what experiences those that carry a full size pistol (Glock or otherwise) have had. What adjustments due to the firearm were really needed to make it work for you? Aside from a proper belt/holster setup what else did you need to have in place?

    I understand that the G19 is easier to conceal and that carrying a G17 will mean my wardrobe may become a little looser than it is now, to lessen printing and possibly keep the firearm from playing peek a boo. And this doesn't mean I've written off the 19, but I'd like to try and get the benefit of the experience of those who are doing, or have done, what I'm considering.

    Any advice from those successfully carrying a full sized pistol, or those that gave up, would be very appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jeff.

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    I carry a G17 everyday with a X300 light. The grip was chopped down to a 19 so its a tiny bit easier to conceal. The right holster will make all the difference in conceal ability and comfort.

    I carry mine in a Raven Concealment Systems Light compatible Phantom. thin, modular and very comfortable.

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    I can't speak for holster choices because I use a Clipdraw, but the Glock 22's weight & smooth finish makes it decently comfortable to carry against one's side; even while carrying with 5-round extensions by Arredondo and an 1.6 ounce tungsten guide rod, weight is typically not a problem & that's been speaking of 20 rounds of 135 grain to 180. I've found that even when I slouch back, such as when I'm at the computer, the gun is long enough to rest on the chair but not long enough to press against it and thus push the gun upwards thus causing me to have to readjust it when I stand back up so the need for a half inch shorter slide & barrel isn't on my priority list.

    The only other concealed style I've tried with my Glock 22 is with my Blue Stone Concealment Vest which, admittively, just barely fits the chest holster pocket length wise. The only problem I seem to have with this style of carry is if I zip up the vest, which I really have no need to do so, the gun is pressed quite tightly against my chest but this may simply be because I have a BAD case of "Pigeon Chest". In sharp contrast, when the vest is unzipped, the vest naturally slips out & downwards to the point the Glock simply slips under my ribs quite comfortably; again, the weight is quite crucial while the vest is unzipped thus not giving way to sagging to one side(but having a magainze on the other side would balance this out if it were a problem)

    I think that's all I can add but hopefully it at least explains my experience in detail enough to help in some sort of way.

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    lhawkwing - I was in the same situation as you. I decided to get the 17 for a home defense and range pistol because it felt so comfortable in my hands. I'm still happy with my decision, but will probably get a 19 to carry...
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    I carried a G37 for a few years and it wasnt to hard to conceal. Like you said your clothes will have to be a little loser than normal.
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    I used to carry an issued 22 on duty. When concealed, it does print a little easier, but you can pull off concealing it.

    Do you carry IWB or OWB?

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    I'm not man enough to CC my 21sf. I conceal my 27 easily, but not the 21. It's just too much gun to keep from printing. My veiw is that if a gun that is carried concealed prints, then it isn't concealed & you might as well just OC it. Here in Georgia it isn't illegal to print, but some states will write you up as brandishing your firearm if it is printing

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    I find the Glock 19 to carry better than the Glock 17. One reason is the grip is not as long and is easier to conceal. I tend to bump the Glock 17 grip into things when open carrying in an OWB holster.

    I have also noticed that the Glock 17 grip length can cause discomfort when sitting in certain chairs and seats. It's just long enough to dig into my bottom rib when I lean back into the chair.

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    Buy larger clothes and you can CC just about any Glock without printing, and people will say,"Man you've lost a bunch of weight"!
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    FWIW, I bought a 26 knowing it wasnt the most comfy gun to shoot... I am 100% used to it now after a couple thousand rounds and larger glocks feel funny to me now. My next gun will be a 30sf. I actually prefer the sub-compact Glocks now over the larger ones.

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