Glock 17 vs. 19

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  1. CleverName

    CleverName Active Member

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    Wanted to get some opinions about why some people like a g 17 over a 19. I have both, and enjoy shooting both. I carry my g19 daily, but the 17 usually comes with me when hunting, fishing or camping. I have a gen 1 g17, but have been looking for a gen 2 or 3 to switch to, as I shoot the g17 much better. Anyone prefer the g17 for daily concealed carry?
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    I have the 17, because it felt better in my hand. The 19 is next on my list, if I could find a WA gssf dealer with them in stock.
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    BAMCIS Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a 17. The wife's is a 19. It fits better in her purse.

    The 17 seems to fit better in my hand. And, conversely, the 19 fits better in her hand. So to each their own.
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    Another one who likes the feel of the 17 in my hand...have rented and shot both and bought the 17 because I was more accurate with it.

    Depending upon your build you can wear it IWB -- I have a Comp-Tac Minataur.
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    I can conceal my g17 pretty well in a Versa-Max II style holster. In lighter clothes the longer grip can print a little though.
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    Had many of both, now only have the 17. It's not that much more difficult to carry the 17 and I prefer the way it feels in my hands over the 19.
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    My every day work gun is my gen 2 17. Works good for me. :) Dave