I was on the fence about the 19 or 26. After talking to a couple local gun shops, they made a few small points that influenced me to go with the 19. It is not that much larger, and is still concealable. The smaller length grip on the subs can make drawing from a holster potentially a little more tricky, as well as getting a comfortable grip depending on hand size. With the 26 I would lose half of the magazine capacity as well. Everyone has their individual needs, but these were the points that helped me decide.