Originally Posted by pistolero_loco
If you use the mag pinkie extensions on the G-26 you will find the size and weight difference between the G-19 and G-26 almost negligible. Therefore if you are going to use it for the range, and also IWB carry, you might as well just stick with the G-19. In my mind both of these pistols are top shelf, but for my needs, too big for easy comfortable carry. The G-26 is not a pocket pistol. I prefer something a little thinner and a little lighter such as the M&P Shield.
Actually, mag extensions only give more length to the front of the grip; the rear of the grip, which is the culprit in regards to printing IWB is NOT lengthened. Thus; I don't find the G26 with mag extensions to be totally comparable to a G19 in size and weight. I personally find the G26 better from me for IWB; without any mag extensions on it. I have A UBG Canute holster for both the G26 and G19. The 19 is quite concealable under most circumstances, but the 26 is even more so...YMMV. Regardless, I won't get rid of either of these guns; they are both top shelf self-defense pistols. And I might add; I do sometimes slip the G26 into a Mika pocket holster when I am not wearing covered IWB and go run my errands in Wally World or whatever. It's a load in the pocket for sure and I wouldn't want to carry it that way all day, but for quick in and outs, it works okay.