I have had both. Gx4xl IMO is way better. I found myself trying to make my 26 into a 19...so i just got a 19 lol. Either way my 26 was very inacurate past about 10 yrs and the draw was horrible. My 43x and 19 are way better shooters, however my Gx4xl and my G3 have better balance/carry better/shoot better and the draw from concealment gives me the best grip purchase of any firearms I have ever carried.