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 G19 barrel in a G26... drawbacks?
Beken  [Member]
9/28/2008 12:24:30 PM
I'm looking for feedback re: replacing my G26 barrel with a OEM G19 barrel. Any drawbacks to this? Will it jack things up: accuracy, increased wear and tear, etc.?

Thanks.
XMM  [Team Member]
9/28/2008 1:08:41 PM
Wutchoo wanna do that for?

If it's for CCW, it'll be the length of a G19.

I'd just leave well enough alone, myself.
HeavyMetal  [Team Member]
9/28/2008 1:10:48 PM
The cam angle is proabally different anyway.
Beken  [Member]
9/28/2008 1:59:25 PM

Wutchoo wanna do that for?


Just was thinking if it's 6 one way, 1/2 dozen the other, then the extra barrel length would help speed things up. With my IWB the extra length isn't too much of a concern.

I believe the 26/19 lugs are the same and different than 17/34(which are the same). So I am pretty sure it will operate mechanically without too much issue.

Pretty sure I'm not the first to think about it. Just curious if anyone knew of any issues with the set up before I go buy a Glock replacement barrel.

Thanks.
Postal0311  [Life Member]
9/28/2008 2:05:42 PM
You can, Mas Ayoob likes that set up.


IMHO, you are adding barrel length with out adding sight length. Personally after people put in longer barrels and grip extensions, I think they would have been better off with a G19.

Other then a little additional length to the front, there are no downsides to putting a G19 barrel in a 26. But then, why did you get the 26 to begin with?

On a side note, you can put a whole 19 top end on a 26.
Beken  [Member]
9/28/2008 2:34:59 PM

Other then a little additional length to the front, there are no downsides to putting a G19 barrel in a 26. But then, why did you get the 26 to begin with?


Good to know, thanks.

Honestly, size, but more importantly because I have been carrying a j-frame 642 for years, and the G26 fits my hand a lot like the J... with the backstrap "bump" pressing into the meaty part of my palm(not sure that makes sense). If the G19's backstrap "bump" would have been higher then I would have gone with it instead.



On a side note, you can put a whole 19 top end on a 26.

Really? Who's selling a G19 upper?

Thanks.
Postal0311  [Life Member]
9/28/2008 2:39:29 PM

Originally Posted By Beken:

Other then a little additional length to the front, there are no downsides to putting a G19 barrel in a 26. But then, why did you get the 26 to begin with?


Good to know, thanks.

Honestly, size, but more importantly because I have been carrying a j-frame 642 for years, and the G26 fits my hand a lot like the J... with the backstrap "bump" pressing into the meaty part of my palm(not sure that makes sense). If the G19's backstrap "bump" would have been higher then I would have gone with it instead.



On a side note, you can put a whole 19 top end on a 26.

Really? Who's selling a G19 upper?

Thanks.


There a whole ?2nd? gen one on Gunbroker.

With a Lone Wolff extended G19 barrel, you can even put a 17 slide on a 26.
With any longer slide, some of the recoil spring will be exposed. Lone Wolff makes a spacer for this. I do not own one, so I can not say how well it works, or if its worth it.
Beken  [Member]
9/28/2008 3:01:17 PM
Nice.

Thanks for the help, Postal.
wheel  [Team Member]
9/28/2008 4:55:41 PM
There are no drawbacks. It works flawlessly and gives you the extra velocity you lose in the shorter G26 barrel. Based on ballistics published by Speer, I estimate 75-100 f/s. Just be sure you have an open holster that will accept the longer barrel.
Marksman14  [Member]
9/28/2008 5:17:04 PM
and if its an IWB holster, make sure you don't reholster it immediately after shooting it.

Unless you like barrel shaped burns on your leg/ass
Tomislav  [Team Member]
9/28/2008 7:29:34 PM
From Glockmeister:

Barrel ------------Gun/s
G17.....................G17
G17L...................G17,17L,34
G19.....................G19,26
G20.....................G20
G21.....................G21
G22.....................G22,31
G23.....................G23,27,32,33
G24.....................G22,24,31,35
G26.....................G26
G27.....................G27,G33
G29.....................G29
G30.....................G30
G31.....................G22,31
G32.....................G23,27,32,33
G33.....................G27,33
G34.....................G17,34
G35.....................G22,31,35
Beken  [Member]
9/28/2008 11:20:11 PM
wheel, yeah I read in another thread that you have a 19 barrel in your 26. Did you go with a Glock barrel or another after-market manufacturer? How's it working for you? You wouldn't happen to have a pic?


make sure you don't reholster it immediately after shooting it.


Excellent point, Marksman! Sadly, one I would have learned(and still may learn) the hard way.
"Jake!"
"Yeah?"
"WTF is Lane 3 doing taking his pants off?"
"I dunno... you ask him."



G19.....................G19,26


Tomislav, Score! Where's the cookie graphic... I knew there had to be something like this out there!

Thanks.
ViniVidivici  [Team Member]
9/28/2008 11:29:45 PM
Yes it will work with no problems whatsoever. EVERYTHING about the G19 barrel is exactly the same as the G26 barrel, except for the additional length.

Alot of people do it, works just fine.

wheel  [Team Member]
9/28/2008 11:36:17 PM

Originally Posted By Beken:
wheel, yeah I read in another thread that you have a 19 barrel in your 26. Did you go with a Glock barrel or another after-market manufacturer? How's it working for you? You wouldn't happen to have a pic?


No I don't have a pic. The G19 barrel works 100%. It's completely compatible with the G26. I recommend only Glock OEM barrels for a defensive gun. The aftermarket barrels have tighter chambers for better accuracy, but at the expense of reliability (FTE, FTF, etc).


make sure you don't reholster it immediately after shooting it.


My holster (Tucker Texas Heritage) protrudes farther than the G19 barrel, so this is not an issue.