I bought a Gen 3 Glock 19 for some of these reasons. I thought the larger G17 would be easier to handle with my arthritis, but it's not. My 19 just fits my hands and will be easier to conceal. We've got an Eastman's Gun Show in town this weekend so I'm trolling the forums researching conceal holsters. The standard 'Sport' holster from Glock is only $14, so I'm thinking of getting that for range use. BTW, I've named my G19 "Betty," as in "Old Black Betty, Bam-A-Lam." I'm proud to be a Glock-head at last!