I’ve been taking concealed carry seriously for almost 5 years now, and in that time I’ve carried a lot of different pistols. Some have stuck around longer than others, but for the most part, I’ve carried a Glock 19, with either a S&W J-frame, or Kel-Tec PF-9 as a smaller option.
Recently I pulled my old Glock 17 out of the safe, and began dry-firing with it. I’d forgotten how much I loved the Glock 17! There’s just something about it that makes me like it better than the Glock 19. The grip is a little slimmer, and I feel like I can grip the Glock 17 higher without getting slide-bite like I do with the Glock 19.
Long story short, I pushed my Ameriglo GL-405PRA sights out of the Glock 19, and pushed them into the slide of the Glock 17. I’ve been carrying the G17 in my Desantis Thumb Break Scabbard for a couple days (and my Crossbreed Supertuck once), and I’ve got to say, it really isn’t any harder to carry than the Glock 19 was, and I gained two rounds of capacity, and a little sight radius.
I’ll probably keep carrying the Glock 17 until summer comes here in the Carolinas, and hopefully by then, the Springfield XDs 9mm will be hitting gun stores, and I’ll be able to carry that little guy until fall arrives.