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    I would seriously consider the 26. It will accept the 17 mags you already have. And, if you get a gen 4, it comes with 3 mags, but, I would just get one +2 extension and use the 17 mags as backup.

    Later you can get .45. If you have not tried one yet, you might find the thickness surprising IWB carrying.

    The .45's are nice to have around. But, IMO, can't beat the 26. And I love the .45's too.....

    The 19's are no slouch either.

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    At this time, I am staying away from the 19. It offers me very little over my 17. Its less then 1/2" difference in height and length. For dropping the barrel length and the rounds, to me, the trade off just isn't there. I do not dislike the G19 but for my CC protection, I want one easier to keep covered and more importantly, draw without discomfort. As for the .45 models, I am sold. This would not be the time for them. You all pose some very nice information about what you prefer and your experience with them. The G26 is most assuredly on the list along with the G43. They are both comparable in size. 1 having a longer barrel (and a bit wider)and the other having a larger grip but only 6 round capacity standard. I am not too awful keen on dropping down to 6 rounds for my personal protection though. The 26 will probably be the one I purchase. I'll go out and see what's available. I may pick it up before Christmas.

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    I've given it some thought and I most certainly am going with the 26 model. I think it offers what I'm looking for. Last night I went to a local dealer and talked to the guy. He carries one himself. It's a nice looking pistol and feels not to shabby with the extender on. Again, thanks for all your input

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    I wondered why you would not go for the 26 since you were looking for another IWB carry piece; moving from the 17. Makes sense either the 26 or the 19. The 26 is carry perfection in double stack 9's. Next up would be the 19. If I could only choose one 9mm, it would be the 19.

    Luckily, I don't have to make that choice. But, go figure, I carry the 26, but only own one. I've got many 19's LOL. I shoot the 19 and the 21 most often of all them.

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    I looked at all the options available, but really I wanted to get the input of other people who carry them. Its easy to read articles (more then likely by company people) who tell you how incredible their products are. Its better to get advice from those who have gone through the trials of using the items. A lot of bling and eye candy out there - most of it is garbage. I just want a reliable pistol that offers me the least amount of discomfort on the draw. Looking at it now, yes, the 26 does seem like the logical choice. Thanks to all the feedback I've gotten, It cemented my choice. As I have read here on the forums, Glocks do seem to multiply. HAHA. I will end up with a .45 version eventually, for now, the 9MM G26 is most assuredly going to be my next... and soon.

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    You've made a great choice. The G26 is a very reliable gun. It was my second Glock. Just don't do what I did when I first got mine. It was my first subcompact and I was anticipating the pistol causing FTF and FTE. I also had one bad mag (I think-I sent it to Glock and they sent me another never saying if there was a issue with the original one).

    But since then, she's never had a hiccup and shoots anything I feed her. BTW, her name is daisy LOL. I never go anywhere without her at least being in the car. I go to many places I do not carry being in healthcare.

    Add: If you get gen 4, you'll get (3) mags w/it. I went and bought more of her mags and added Pearce +2 extensions on all (6). That was a mistake. I would NOT do that again. I wasted my money on the extra mags. They ONLY fit G26, and with just 12 rounds (w/the extensions), it makes much better sense to carry the G17's mags as backup.

    So, now, she has her G26 mag w/+2 ext for holster/IWB/OWB carry and the two 17 mags as backup. When you decide you want to get a G19 (and you will want one, it's one of the must have Glocks) all the double stack 9's accept the 17's mag. It makes sense when you get extra mags, just always buy the 17's mags. I have alot of the 19's mags, but, finally came to my senses and stopped collecting them (I do have many G19's).

    I ONLY buy G17 mags now (in 9mm). And do the same with G21 mags when you get your first .45 My first Glock was a G21. All of the smaller .45's accepts G21 mags (except G36-single stack). It's ALWAYS nice to collect mags. Never know what f'd up law could come our way; hopefully we're safe for the next (4) years.

    Here is my 26 as it's carried. I have night sights on all my Glocks except two. I use mainly Glock's night sights, but have bought both pistols that were police trades which already had Trijicon HD's and bought individual sight sets from Trijicon. Trijicon's are nice and their bling. But, unless your wanting a color other than green dots, the Glock night sights are by far the best value at 56 bucks/set and last just as long.

    Notice the back strap. I did not have it in correct position. It sorta snaps onto the back of the pistol just below the slide with the beaver-tail. I like the beaver-tails on smaller pistols especially since I have sorta big hands. It helps me keep my hand positioned correctly on smaller pistols.



    BTW, when you get your first .45, look for police trades. I got a G21SF from GT Dist that has Trijicon HD's and it was the BEST value I have ever gotten from a gun buy. The thing looked nearly new. And that is one of my favorite pistols today. I do like the gen 3's grip, but, I also like the ability to adjust the grip on smaller frame pistols.
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    The extended grip looks cheap and sloppy. Do you have problems with it not being secured to the handgrip? I also have a larger hand, hence my questions earlier about being able to confidently draw it on "short notice".
    It sure is a nice looking pistol. I plan to purchase mine before the year ends. Let me see if I can figure out how to post an image of my 17.

    I guess I needed to make a Photo Bucket account. Oh well, I have one now.
    The Glock is Gold inlayed on the lettering. I had that done when I put the Trijicon sights on it back in the 90's (Ahhh the wonders of youth)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired_E8 View Post
    The extended grip looks cheap and sloppy. Do you have problems with it not being secured to the handgrip? I also have a larger hand, hence my questions earlier about being able to confidently draw it on "short notice".
    It sure is a nice looking pistol. I plan to purchase mine before the year ends. Let me see if I can figure out how to post an image of my 17.

    I guess I needed to make a Photo Bucket account. Oh well, I have one now.
    The Glock is Gold inlayed on the lettering. I had that done when I put the Trijicon sights on it back in the 90's (Ahhh the wonders of youth)

    That is not a extended grip. That is a mag extension with a finger grip built in. The gap you see is because it has a full mag locked in place not in battery.....
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    Does battery make the gap disappear ?

    I know the mag is not a tight fit ergo the extension must float along with the mag.


    Looks ain't everything, ask Frank !



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    Quote Originally Posted by Otintx View Post
    Does battery make the gap disappear ?

    I know the mag is not a tight fit ergo the extension must float along with the mag.


    Looks ain't everything, ask Frank !


    When it's in battery, it doesn't 'seem' as wide a gap, but, I've never measured it either....I do know that 12th round is pure hell to load and it's real tight when I lock it in out of battery. When I sit and think through it, it's probably no different.....

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