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    Hey guys wanted to hear a few opinions..

    I carry a Glock 26 off-duty via IWB kydex holster. I'm a fairly tall and thin guy (about 6'3 and 185 lbs) and prior to LE I never was into big baggy clothes and not much has changed since.

    My issue is, my hand is a little big for my 26 with the factory mag, and feels much more comfortable with a magazine extender. Do you think its worth it to carry with an extender or would it sacrifice concealment too much?
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    • #3
      You should be able to shoot your 26 well. If you have trouble handling your pistol without the magazine extensions, then whats the point!?

      My point is this: If you need the magazine extensions to comfortably and accurately shoot your pistol then you should have them and just work around them as far as concealment goes. If you can shoot your pistol great without the extensions then don't put them on.

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      • #4
        I am about 6'00, 160lbs. I carry a Glock 27 IWB with the plus 1 extender. For the first year I carried, I did not have the extender. After having one added, I don't notice any sizeable difference in visibility/concealibility.

        I would be guessing you carry IWB on your strong side, moved inbetween your outer thigh and lower back (imagine a clock, if you are right handed, 4:30). The magazine will protrude but since your elbow is there, it won't be much difference.
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        • #5
          if youre more comfortable with the gun setup id deal with the concealment issue.

          personally i used to carry my g30 with ext mag in a kydex IWB at 4:30. the handle would stick out a little depending on my clothes and movements and the gun was a bit uncomfortable when sitting.

          now i carry at about 3:30 in a galco summer comfort leather IWB and love it. holster is lower profile and much more comfortable. since the gun isnt behind me at all, its not uncomfortable to sit in any type of seat. due to the holsters cant, the handle doesnt protrude at all. the rear corner of the slide is the only thing that might print a little but because its right under my arm its not noticable.
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          • #6
            I've carried them all...

            Frankly, the gun "printing" isn't as big a deal as you might think. Carry the gun you want in your hands when the "defecation" hits the "ventilation."
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            • #7
              Originally posted by madcat816 View Post
              Hey guys wanted to hear a few opinions..

              I carry a Glock 26 off-duty via IWB kydex holster. I'm a fairly tall and thin guy (about 6'3 and 185 lbs) and prior to LE I never was into big baggy clothes and not much has changed since.

              My issue is, my hand is a little big for my 26 with the factory mag, and feels much more comfortable with a magazine extender. Do you think its worth it to carry with an extender or would it sacrifice concealment too much?
              You don't need to go baggy so much as dress differently.

              A slightly heavier or darker color shirt, better belt or better holster may make the difference between the Glock 26 printing and a larger gun disappearing.

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              • #8
                My father has the glock 27 which is about the same size and he has the extender clip... he loves his and wishes he got the extender earlier.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mitchell_in_CT View Post
                  You don't need to go baggy so much as dress differently.

                  A slightly heavier or darker color shirt, better belt or better holster may make the difference between the Glock 26 printing and a larger gun disappearing.
                  It took me two years to realize that tightening my belt up a hole, in jeans, made it about 50% easier to conceal my G23 in a pancake holster. It's still far from great, but it's better, and not uncomfortable since that's probably where my belt "should be" anyway. I'm about 6'2", 175lbs.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Blackdog F4i View Post
                    Are those your items in the picture? If so, how did you braid that "knot" on the end of your knife? What's it called?

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                    • #11
                      Keep your mag extender and just move your holster around and tighten/loosen your belt until you find the right combo for you. Darker shirts are a plus, longer is better too. No need to show off your six pack if you are trying to conceal your pistola.
                      My biggest improvement was to just strategically grow my belly larger to conceal my XD. On purpose...of course.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Frank Sector View Post
                        My biggest improvement was to just strategically grow my belly larger to conceal my XD. On purpose...of course.
                        Haha thats an option

                        Thanks all for the good advice but I think I'm gonna go stock mag just because this is an oh sh*t gun, and I don't wanna have to say oh sh*t a 2nd time if I have to pull the trigger.. if you know what i mean!
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                        • #13
                          I have large hands a have a one-round extender on my Glock 27. I usually carry it in my front pants pocket. On most pairs of pants, it does not stick out at all. If it does, I wear a jacket or shirt that goes down low. People carry so many things in their pockets these days that I have never had anyone notice (as far as I know).
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                          • #14
                            I usually carry it in my front pants pocket.
                            IMHO, that's asking for trouble. I don't want a firearm pointed at my junk without the trigger covered/protected.
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                            • #15
                              I carry a XD .40 which is a heavy gun but I use a good belt (5.11 Operators belt, 1 3/4"). I use a Blackhawk Serpa with the big paddle on it, with the belt and the paddle at about 3 it holds the gun very tight to my body and it is not very noticeable at all. 5.11 also makes some nice Covert casual shirts which have design features to help conceal.
                              Last edited by 952melvin; 11-01-2009, 11:42 PM.

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