In my rough and tumble days as a bouncer I carried a G17 out in the open. I liked the fact that I had 18rnds in a full barrel length.
I'm noticing however that alot of departments issue their LEO's G19's. Does anyone know the reasoning for this? I know an ounce saved on the duty belt is an ounce saved. But if you aren't having to conceal, is there any other specific reason for going with less of a round count or shorter barrel?