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Mostly it's a size issue. If I could, I'd carry an Anaconda.

When it comes to concealed carry, key word is CONCEALED.

I'm not tall enough to be able to hide a full frame pistol on my person.

If I open carried, more, I'd be ok with a full size.

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CC of G17

It is indeed surprising that more folks dont carry a G17..lots of folks have them! Dimensionally, the 17 is no larger than a Govt model Colt and we all know the 'big rock' fans carry them all the time.

I have a G34 that I will carry, but normally in colder weather when concealment is a little easier due to outerclothing. In warmer weather, I will carry either my 19, 26, or LC9 depending on the occasion.
 

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When it comes to concealed carry, key word is CONCEALED.
x2. I am a fairly skinny dude (34 in waist, 6' tall, 185 lbs). Carrying a 17 would be difficult to conceal. I have chosen a 19, but I started leaning towards a 26 with a grip extension. In the end they are about the same size/weight though.

My first go to gun would be my competition 34. It shoots great, but I can't keep it covered up.
 

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CaptainJack said:
I have noticed that more of you tend to carry smaller Glocks, is it just a size issue or something else.
What got me interested in Glock was the fact that I could carry a high capacity gun and still keep the size down. I feel more comfortable carrying my Beretta than anything just because of the de-cocker and the way the entire top of the slide is open (since I'm a lefty) but it's too big and heavy. That's the main reason I chose the G19, I was able to shed weight and size and still have the same 15 round capacity. I have a Colt Mustang .380 that I carried for a while but was never comfortable with the caliber or the 5 round capacity. If the choice for me was only the 17, I would have just kept carrying the Beretta. It wouldn't be enough for me to just shed weight and keep the size, I wanted to slim down both.
 

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I'm 5'8" and 180lbs. It's much easier for me to conceal a G26 than a G17. Although, starting November 1st I won't have to worry about that since Oklahoma's Open Carry law goes into effect.
 

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I carry a G17, Gen2. I'm not petite, but not really tall either, but I carry IWB. WA state has an open carry, but I carry concealed, under my shirt. It's not visible, but it is obvious I'm packing heat.

I don't like the Gen 4s. The texture on the backstrap of the grip rubs my hand raw.

Size of the pistol is perfect for me though.
 

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I've carried mine a few times, depends on the shirt as I'm an OWB type of guy. I've got big shoulders so that helps to hide. Have a new holster coming, like my Raven, so it might be easier to conceal. It's just easier to carry my G19 though.
 

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It's about size...

In my case, the G17 is too large for my hand, so I carry, both open and concealed, the G19 with is a perfect fit for my hand. I'm kind of small, so concealed carry is still a problem even with the G19. Belt carry is a Glock combat holster that keeps it tucked in pretty well, or shoulder holster, under a jacket, when non-detection is a must. I also have the baby glock in 9mm in my sights.
 

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I OWB carry a gen 4 glock 17. Our CCW is super easy to get here, I'm just too lazy to do it, and can't find a free day to get it done. I prefer to open carry anyways, I don't mind if anybody sees it. I open carry in a Blackhawk Serpa.

<< Actually just like in this pic.
 

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I have a new one that I have had for 2-3 yrs and haven't even shot it, I even replaced the rsa from glock and it sits in the safe, I carry my G22, I never think about it. I alway end up taking other pistols to the range but the G17 looks so nice and clean in perfect condition
 

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J-Will said:
I OWB carry a gen 4 glock 17. Our CCW is super easy to get here, I'm just too lazy to do it, and can't find a free day to get it done. I prefer to open carry anyways, I don't mind if anybody sees it. I open carry in a Blackhawk Serpa.

<< Actually just like in this pic.
Yeah, open carry doesn't go into effect until Nov 1st in Oklahoma. I like the Blackhawk Serpa as well.
 
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