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    Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    Love my G17 gen 4. Have been carrying it everyday for two years. Lately I think i might like a bit more conceal ability . My wife has a Glock G26 gen 3. Her arthritis keeps her from carrying it or even wanting to shoot it...So i will sgtart carrying it. I ordered a pair pf Magpul Pmag 12(12 rounders with an extended baseplate). Have been dry fire practicing with them and they are very LIKABLE ! So now I have a spot for my Pinky, with the G26. Hopefully next wek I'll get to a range where they don't have a COW when you shot JHP. If they cycle both range and my SD ammo. I'll start upgrading the sights and getting a decent Holster for it (First choice is a friend who expects to start bending Kydex again soon, or if he doesn't by summer I like Tulster Holster and Knightfall Holster products. I also want to eithe use XS Big Dot Sights or the New Mepro (Mako) FT Bullseye Sights.Pmag12-2a.jpgPmag12-3a.jpg

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    Re: Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    Sounds good
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    Re: Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    Sounds like you have a plan. Sometimes I go small for my carry gun, depending on dress and where I am going.
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    Re: Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    Talk to Eli, he will help you get that G17 into whatever dimensions you prefer.
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    Good plan. I'm a 1911 guy and I have all sizes I'm interest in CCing. The ones that see the most carry use are my Detonics Combatmaster and Kimber UltraCarry, mostly because of size. The Commander and Government sized mostly make it out during winter even though the Commander is by far my favorite size of 1911.
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    Re: Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    Sounds like a good plan. Now what are you getting to replace the G26 for the wife?
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    Re: Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    G17 mags work in a G26. And if you're creative you can cover part of the mag hanging out to make something 'grippy' for your pinky finger to hang on to while shooting. Paracord, dipping plastic, and even wood come to mind.
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    Re: Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    I don't like Glocks, if you can make it work good for Ya!!

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    Re: Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    Hickock 45 makes a point that he doesn't use the pinky finger grip. I do fine without it, but my practice range with a CC gun is short. I've never thought a CC weapon should substitute stability for speed, but I've never had to use a CC weapon in dire straits. Speed does the job at bad-breath range.
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    Re: Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene L View Post
    Hickock 45 makes a point that he doesn't use the pinky finger grip. I do fine without it, but my practice range with a CC gun is short. I've never thought a CC weapon should substitute stability for speed, but I've never had to use a CC weapon in dire straits. Speed does the job at bad-breath range.
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    Re: Looking to Downsize (Somewhat)

    I had not heard of those FT Bullseye Sights. I'm intrigued.
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