Dan, I too prefer the G19 over the G26. The reason is that the G26 is only slightly more concealable than the G19 but you loose barrel length and a nice size handle. For me the handle size became a factor when trying to draw from concelment. With the smaller handle I tend to grab some of the material of my t-shirt and the handle when drawing with one hand. With the G19 there is enough handle sticking out that I can sweep away my t-shirt with the same hand I use to draw the weapon.