This is a discussion on Gun purchase dilema within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Glock 17....
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?" [Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch]
Glock 17. You know you want it.
Glock 26 9mm, Ruger LCR .357mag
"Protect yourself at all times."
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."-Clint Smith
Go with the 17. Besides, I might be selling my LCP done the road anyways. You can always wait a bit for it.
i'd go with the G17 personally for many of the same reasons you seemingly have pushed yourself that way over.
On a side note, the quote in your sig (Doc) is one of my favorite lines from Tombstone.