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    learn to shoot what you carry or carry what you shoot the best.

    I am trying to decide if I should learn to shoot my Glock 26 better since its easier to conceal, offers more round count, faster reloads, cheaper to shoot etc. or do I carry my S&W model 13 4" k frame. The K frame is concealable and the pistol I shoot the absolute best of any I own. I know that concealing the 13 will be a little harder than the 26. I shoot 38+p in the 13 and I am confident in either round. I shoot the 26 acceptable I can ring steel plates fine. I dont have the resources, time or money to shoot thousands of rounds a week. I do shoot enough to be proficeint with either. I am confident both have been 100% reliable. I am 5'7" 150lbs and find both concealable.I wonder which I should invest in a tuckable holster for and whichever one. I guess my question is in which direction should I focus?


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    IMO Carry what you are comfortable with. If you like your 13 but want to move to the 26 then then carry the 13 until you gain confidence with the 26. It shouldn't take thousands of rounds to get comfortable with a CCW. As long as you can draw out and nail a target where you aim at 7 yards you should be ok.

    Hope this doesn't turn into a wheel gun vs semi auto debate
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    Concealed carry selection should involve assessing of multiple variables. Round count is one. Ease and speed of reloading another. Speed of sending accurate rounds on target still another. I prefer a weapon with some type of night sights because statistics tell us that hours of darkness should be a concern (although there may be plenty of ambient light).

    There is nothing wrong with a revolver but in the 21st century you can probably do a little better at addressing the multiple areas of concern that should be considered when carrying.

    I would seriously consider a little more practice with the 26 before deciding. And actually if you feel you can carry a 4" model 13 with relative ease, why not a Glock-19?

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    CC whatever you shoot best & have confidece in ; ) JMO
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    I don't carry anything that I can't shoot. Which one I shoot the best is splitting hairs. Since you're proficient with both, carry what's comforting?

    Ahh the beauty of multiple choice. Sometimes I feel like a wheel gun, sometimes I don't.
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    I think its a matter of I am about to invest in leather and not sure for which one yet. If the 26 I am probably going with CTAC or Crossbreed and if the 13 Im going with the Simply Rugged or Tucker IWB. Man decisions decisions.

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    I would carry what I am most comfortable with.In your case it would be the model 13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    I would carry what I am most comfortable with.In your case it would be the model 13.
    ^^yup thats what i was thinking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    I would carry what I am most comfortable with.In your case it would be the model 13.
    Ditto, at least for now, while you practice with the Glock. Once you are equally confident and accurate with both, then choose again.
    I have 4 EDC options and find myself reaching for my K-frame most often, and practicing more with the others.
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    If you're about to invest in some leather, I'd carry which ever one you enjoy shooting the most. They are both Glocks so they are fairly similar.

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    My vote goes to the 13. You're comfortable with it now, which is what's important. Work with the glock and eventually move up to that if it feels comfortable for you, but for now stick with what you know.

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    I've been shooting and carrying the same 4-inch S&W K-Frame revolver for 35 years now. I never intended to become primarily dedicated to that particular revolver or cartridge but it was the one that was generally on hand whenever things were happening. The other handguns were dedicated for specialized purposes or else were "collectible." Over time this gun became a habit. Extreme familiarity is a confidence-builder.

    I'll certainly vote for the Model 13.

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    Stay with the ancient 13 that you shoot the best of the two weapons. If you're that comfortable with it, the old war horse should serve you fine. I carry a 1911 Commander with my old model 36 as a BUG. With it's Tyler T adapter I can shoot it rather well IMO for an antique revolver that I trust my life with. I used to do alot of IPSC shooting and most of the shooters are spraying and praying as speed is what wins matches. I found my accuracy went down by speeding up with the Beretta Vertec I was using. I now do my own version of tactical shooting on my property and practice/aim for accuracy as that's what will count in a life or death situation. JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by camsdaddy View Post
    I am trying to decide if I should learn to shoot my Glock 26 better since its easier to conceal, offers more round count, faster reloads, cheaper to shoot etc. or do I carry my S&W model 13 4" k frame. The K frame is concealable and the pistol I shoot the absolute best of any I own. I know that concealing the 13 will be a little harder than the 26. I shoot 38+p in the 13 and I am confident in either round. I shoot the 26 acceptable I can ring steel plates fine. I dont have the resources, time or money to shoot thousands of rounds a week. I do shoot enough to be proficeint with either. I am confident both have been 100% reliable. I am 5'7" 150lbs and find both concealable.I wonder which I should invest in a tuckable holster for and whichever one. I guess my question is in which direction should I focus?
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    I would do both. Carry the 13 and get familiar with the 26. The 26 is a very eay pistol to shoot well with some practice and some pointers from those familiar with them. No flies on the 13 either!
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