Not really true. My wife has a G26 and I have a G27, G21SF and a G30SF. Even with a magazine extender the G26/27 is much more compact and easier to conceal than a G19. You have to remember that in terms of concealment, it is the rear of the gun butt that tends to stick out first, and the magazine extension doesn't extend at the rear. It only extends at the front. But don't trust what I say, and certainly don't trust measurements from a brochure or a web site. Go to a gun store and hold both guns. You'll discover that, even with a magazine extension, there is a world of difference size-wise between a G26/27 and a G19.I could put an extender on but then it's basically the size of the Glock 19 in the grip and only about 0.5" shorter in overall length.