I’ve carried a Glock 26 for about 8 years now. For almost that entire time I had been carrying magazines with a +2 round extension. A couple years ago I started carrying a Glock 19 magazine with a spacer on it.
Basically, I was carrying a Glock with a Glock 19 grip but a Glock 26 barrel. Which is the equivalent of handicapping myself by using a shorter barrel with a shorter sight radius.
The grip is what is hard to conceal, so if I’ve got a bigger grip I might as well have the longer barrel that helps to shoot more accurately as well.
I finally upgraded to a Glock 19.
I took it outto the range and burned 100 rounds through it, practicing drawing from concealment and firing, one and two handed, than practiced clearing a plate rack as well.
I loved it.
There is definitely a reason the Glock 19 is the most popular gun that Glock makes.
It’s hard to describe it, the best I’ve come up with is what I posted on facebook recently.
Going from carrying and shooting a Glock 26 to a Glock 19 is like dumping a girl that ranks a solid 5 on the 1 to 10 scale of attractiveness and dating a perfect 10. Why did I wait so long?
“Can’t you see? Every shot I have taken, since I was that little boy on the gun range, was to bring me closer to you.” – Memoirs of a Geisha (paraphrased)
I’ve never seen Memoirs of a Geisha, but I googled top romantic movie quotes and that one seemed perfectly editable for my purpose.
The factory sights leave something to be desired. So that will need to be remedied.
I was rocking some old Dave Sevigny Competition Slant Pro sights. He was the Team Glock Captain until the whole underage sex fiasco blew up, when Jessie Abbates husband got caught up with then-underage Tori Nonaka. (Which is why I assume she is on the Team, but the rest of the Team seems to avoid her like the plague.)
But I think it’s time for me to jump on the Night Sights bandwagon.
Although I fully intend to rock this thing in some competitions. Sorry my dear, sweet Glock 35, you are going to have some much deserved time off.
Speaking of Glocks, AimSurplus has law enforcement trade in Glock 22’s for $309, and they have mis-matched serial number Glock 22’s for $280.
That’s an incredible steal.
Go get one.
If you aren’t a .40 fan, you can drop in a 9mm barrel for about $100 bucks and use some Glock 17 magazines.
Glocks are awesome like that.
For people who have no idea what I’m talking about, see below. Glock 26, with +2 round extension is on the left. Glock 19 is on the right.
Doesn’t seem like a big difference until you hold it in your hand.
(That’s what she said)