S&W 442 or Glock 26..Which will conceal better??


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anheiserglock
February 9, 2010, 03:26 PM
Looking to pick up either one of these babies. Need deep concealment and most of all affordability. Both seem to fit the bill for both catagories. Ammo availabilty isn't a problem anymore. What do you think?

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7an
February 9, 2010, 03:39 PM
I have both (and a 642 as well) and would say that the J-frame conceals quite a bit better than the baby Glock. It's also a lot lighter. Its shapes are more rounded and hide better than the blocky Glock. Also, you'll have the option of pocket carry should you need it. The only concealment drawback is that speedloaders are bulkier and more awkward to carry than even double-stack Glock magazines, IMO.

Unrelated to concealment, the Glock obviously wins the firepower/capacity contest.

In daily life, I pick a J-frame (or two) over the Glock practically every day.

Best regards

Willy G.
February 9, 2010, 03:59 PM
My 442 is in my pocket and 3" 1911 is IWB. Perfect for me.

D Rock
February 9, 2010, 04:05 PM
I have a Glock 26 and a J-frame, and CC each at different times.

I agree with 7an that the J-frame probably conceals a bit better, handle a bit smaller. You could practice with speed strips for the J-frame, but again 7an's comment about capacity puts the G26 ahead IMO.

Daily I go with either a Glock or M&Pc.

Dave

almostfree
February 9, 2010, 04:05 PM
They are both great choices, but I feel the 442 does conceal a little bit more easily. For pocket carry, I would go with the 442.

oneounceload
February 9, 2010, 04:07 PM
A j-frame will pocket conceal much better than the G26. Your body is a compilation of curved surfaces, as is most of the Jframe, while the Glock is a squared off block. The J frame will blend in better in that scenario.

ArmedBear
February 9, 2010, 04:20 PM
I can conceal a 642 in a Nemesis pocket holster quite easily. It's far and away my most common way of carrying.

I can and sometimes do conceal a full-size XD45 Service IWB, too, but it's not as easy, nor as comfortable.

A J-frame in a pocket holster is IMO the easiest way to carry a gun in a real caliber, without having your whole life revolve around CCW strategies. It's like carrying a wallet or a pocket knife.

easyg
February 9, 2010, 05:05 PM
Yep, the revolver will conceal better IMO.

W.E.G.
February 9, 2010, 05:19 PM
I think its a matter of personal preference.

The differences in size are not significant.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/Glock-G26SWM60.jpg

greenlion
February 9, 2010, 07:29 PM
To me, its not the length and height that matter as much as the width and shape when you try to carry inside the waistband. The bulkiest part of the GLOCK sits right at your waistband and it FEELS so much fatter. The bulk of the revolver sits below the waistband and the smaller part (the grips, if you don't fit enormous target grips to a gun meant to CONCEAL) is the only part you really have to conceal. Much easier in my opinion. I love my G26, but the 642 is much more comfortable to carry and easier to conceal.

Boulder
February 9, 2010, 09:33 PM
442 conceals easier for me but G26 is easy too with good belt and holster. 442 is the upper limit size-wise for pocket carry for me (at least in normal pants).

SOCO
February 9, 2010, 09:43 PM
Have you considered the Glock 27? Same package as the G26, but it's 9+1 of .40 S&W.

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