Compact 9mm G19 or G26?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by eapking, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. eapking

    eapking New Member

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    For conceal purposes, considering either. Would like some opinions on which they prefer. Leaning towards the smaller 26. Going 9mm mainly due to a good supply of 9mm ammo, for a full-size S&W 9mm I already have.

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  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Try them both. Personally I like the 19 for a carry gun. All you gain with the 26
    is a little less height and length, they are the same thickness.
     

  3. iloveguns

    iloveguns New Member

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    +1 I agree with BillM:D
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    FWIW, the 19 is, in my humble opinion, the most versatile and best Glock ever made.
     
  5. eapking

    eapking New Member

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  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Glock 18 is the only one that I'd ever buy.
     
  7. bgeddes

    bgeddes New Member

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    Damn you Matt!! I went to look up the 'Glock 18'!!
     
  8. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Between the two, my choice would be the model 19.

    Good luck in whatever choice you pick, though.
     
  9. squib

    squib New Member

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    Model 19 gets the nod because of the somewhat larger grip making
    it far more controlable W/ not much difference in conceability---in fact,it balances better than the 26,using belt carry, due to the slightly longer length
    anchoring the pistol better against your body ! More PDs issue the 19 for all
    around use.......................:D
     
  10. stetson

    stetson New Member

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    I have the 26 and I find it too small and it's only good for carry.I just as soon as carry mu G-17 for ccw as I find it quite easy to conceal most of the time.
     
  11. eapking

    eapking New Member

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    All good suggestions here - thanks. Now I've got someone (offline) trying to talk me out of 9mm and up to at least .40. Can I compensate with better ammo (higher grain)? Have a bunch of 115gr Winchester hollow-pt. Guy's telling me to to at least get near 140gr. True? Again, we're talking HD here, as well as CCW.
     
  12. h8dirt

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    I have a 26 and find it pretty easy to shoot well and it is very easy to carry IWB. I have pretty big hands and use the 12 round mag's for general use and switch to the 10 round mag for CCW. I do not have a 19 but I am sure it is a fine pistol (as Glocks go). I also have a 34 that runs well.
     
  13. Arby238

    Arby238 New Member

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    I like the 19. I have no trouble with CC. I like having 15 rounds.
     
  14. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I'm going to say the same. +1
     
  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If it must be 9mikemike, It has to be Browning HP, there is no substute!

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  16. kjhilsinger

    kjhilsinger New Member

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    The bigger caliber you go, the more stopping power you will have. From everything I have read, the one shot stop percentages are not that much different between the .45acp and the 9mm or anything in between. I say you should carry whatever you are comfortable with. If you can consistantly shoot a 9mm better than you can shoot a .40, you should carry a 9mm. I would rather hit someone 10 out of 10 times with a 9mm than 2 of 10 from a .40s&w
     
  17. fxstchewy

    fxstchewy New Member

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    I have the G26 and with 15rd mags works great for me at the range and with the 10rder's for carry.