I was talking to a good friend of mine recently and asked what she would carry if she were allowed to do so (California...) She said that she wanted a Glock 17. I commented that I thought that is a bit large to conceal and, of course, she disagreed. She used to shoot the 17 regularly at the range (probably a better shot than I am) so she knows it pretty well. On the other hand, I have never held a 17 myself, but I have the 26 and think it is just the right size. Any larger and it would start getting annoying to hide.
I was wondering though, how big is the 17 in comparison to the 26? I don't mean measurements, but just feel wise. Does anyone carry one regularly that could comment on how comfortable/convenient it is for someone with an average build? It was kind of funny that she picked the full size and I'm sitting here with the little dinky version. My manliness was embarrassed.