For a while now I've been using a Kydex holster that is for a G17 but carry my G26 in it. It seems to help the shorter gun stay put. It also can help eliminate the bottom of th holster digging in to the hip depending on body type. That was an issue I had with a P229 and a Summer Special holster. The muzzle end always made a hot spot. I know now that I prefer other holsters and would probably have fixed that.
Doing this with a leather holster may collapse the muzzle end over time, but may be wither it.
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Are there any retention issue by using a holster that arguably is too big for the gun you are carrying? I know you said it helps it stay put, but I'd be worried about it not being snug enough on the gun.
I doubt it. The slide width and contour around the trigger guard are pretty much the same on all the Glocks within the same "family" 17/19/26
I have often carried a Glock 27 in an old Bladetech IWB made for a G23. I found the extra length of the holster made carrying this combo more comfortable. The holster didn't move around and make the pistol feel top heavy. I also had a nice horsehide Kramer IWB for the G27. I never could quite get used to it. There just wasn't enough barrel length to make it feel secure. The G27 in the Bladetech made for the G23 was fast and secure.
This is why IWB rigs for subcompacts made by makers that know what they're doing put a "wing" to aid in stability and comfort.
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It definitely will.
With guns built on the same platform, just with longer or shorter slides and grips, that's usually not a problem. So different sized double stack Glock 9mms will work, but obviously if you stick a Glock 42 in a Glock 21 holster, that would result in retention issues.
Correct. I think the Brommeland Max Con V is one of the best examples of this concept in practice. Very comfortable and stable, and no chance of it digging into your side, even with a subcompact.
that makes sense. Thanks. Learn something new every day I guess.
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