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Posted: 12/17/2003 6:01:19 PM EDT
I'm looking for a small semi auto and have settled on a Glock G 26. I pretty much like everything about this model. Anyone have any bad expieriences with this model? Thank's in advance for any responses.
Sleepy717
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 7:54:28 PM EDT
Nothing but good remarks over here. I guess it really depends on the price you get on it, and what features. I got mine w/nite-sites, a box of cor-bons, and two mags for $450.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 7:58:41 PM EDT
Because you'll end up putting a grip extension on it so your pinky doesnt dangle, and it'll then be as long as a G19, but with a shorter barrel and the appropriate increase in recoil and decrease in velocity.

Get a G19...the thinking man's Glock.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 5:23:08 AM EDT
I purchased a Beretta 9000 in .40 instead of a Glock 26. 3 months later the Beretta was gone and the Glock 26 has been on nightstand duty ever since. I've shot approx 500 round thru it without a single failure. I can't talk you out of a Glock 26, unless you can financially step up to an HKP7M8. I own both and currently I'm thinking of a second Glock 26 for the Explorer. Time will tell.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 5:48:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2003 5:49:23 AM EDT by Steve9060]
The only reason I would say no is becuse of the Glock 27, same size, same price bigger hole! If it was a matter of amount of rounds, but current laws, I would get the .40, and did! Love mine!
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 6:59:40 AM EDT
I can't think of one single reason. It is my dily carry weapon. I shoot mine fine without the finger extension, and it is extremely accurate. You should love it.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:09:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Steve9060:
The only reason I would say no is becuse of the Glock 27, same size, same price bigger hole! If it was a matter of amount of rounds, but current laws, I would get the .40, and did! Love mine!



Amen to that, Sister. Why would you settle for a 26 when you could have a 27? The recoil isn't bad at all from a 27.

The only reason to get a 26 is if your Duty weapon was a 17 and you want compatibility from your back up gun!

Link Posted: 12/18/2003 9:43:48 AM EDT
"Why shouldn't I buy a G 26?"

Because it's a Glock?
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 9:50:41 AM EDT
You guys sound like you're talking about Chinese food... "Why would you settle for a 26 when you could have a 27?"

I'll have a number 18, two number 21s, and an egg roll.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 10:01:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911Shootist:
"Why shouldn't I buy a G 26?"

Because it's a Glock?



WOW! Six whole meaningful replies before the inevitable...

I find the G19 very comfortable to conceal/carry (and a natural companion to my G17s), but if I wanted something smaller I wouldn't hesitate to buy a G26. FWIW, my best buddy (a local cop) carries the G27 as a backup to his duty G22, and what they said above is correct - surprisingly controllable for the size. I was very pleasantly surprised the first time I fired his.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:00:09 PM EDT
Thanks to all for the advise. I have a 17C and a 22 now, so ammo compatibility is not a issue. I thought about a 27; what's the history with KB's on these. I think you can KB any gun if you try, but all the talk made me a little paranoid. I like to shoot...alot, that's why I was thinking of the 26 over the 27.
Sleepy717
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 3:06:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By 1911Shootist:
"Why shouldn't I buy a G 26?"

Because it's a Glock?



WOW! Six whole meaningful replies before the inevitable...

I find the G19 very comfortable to conceal/carry (and a natural companion to my G17s), but if I wanted something smaller I wouldn't hesitate to buy a G26. FWIW, my best buddy (a local cop) carries the G27 as a backup to his duty G22, and what they said above is correct - surprisingly controllable for the size. I was very pleasantly surprised the first time I fired his.



Sorry, but you should have expected that, given my screen name.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 6:58:45 PM EDT
The Glock 26 is the perfect carry gun.

100% reliable and cheap to practice with.

It has been my experience that most of the 1911 guys don't carry one except from the car to the range.

They shoot them and claim they are the best of the best but for everyday carry they take something smaller and MORE RELIABLE.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:04:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sleepy717:
Thanks to all for the advise. I have a 17C and a 22 now, so ammo compatibility is not a issue. I thought about a 27; what's the history with KB's on these. I think you can KB any gun if you try, but all the talk made me a little paranoid. I like to shoot...alot, that's why I was thinking of the 26 over the 27.
Sleepy717



The XD... I too am in the market for a smaller, polymer pistol. I really, really wanted to like the Glocks because of their reputation, reliability, etc, but I cannot get past the discomfort-- the angle on the grip, and the grip itself is odd shaped for my hand. The XD feels awesome in my hand, and the sights are where I expect them to be when I bring the gun up. I haven't shot one though, so just my .02.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:06:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cornbread2:
It has been my experience that most of the 1911 guys don't carry one except from the car to the range.

They shoot them and claim they are the best of the best but for everyday carry they take something smaller and MORE RELIABLE.



Dude, you're on crack. The same 100% reliable 1911 I slid into its holster at 8am this morning is still there at 9pm.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:20:05 PM EDT
I like their compact appearance, but I could never get one to feel comfortable in my hands. That, and I really do like some kind of safety on a gun.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:46:01 PM EDT
KB's! and ballistic fingerprinting
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 9:42:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2003 9:47:56 PM EDT by imposter]
I usually carry a 19, but have had no problems with my 26. It is surprisingly accurate and easy to shoot, even without the finger extensions, for something so tiny. I have a little pocket holster for it when I can't carry IWB. It looks like a big wallet or PDA.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 10:02:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Because you'll end up putting a grip extension on it so your pinky doesnt dangle, and it'll then be as long as a G19, but with a shorter barrel and the appropriate increase in recoil and decrease in velocity.

Get a G19...the thinking man's Glock.



In all fairness, I do think the 26 has a niche. I own both a 19 & 26. The 19 is my favorite all-around handgun. I do have pinky extensions on most of my G26 mags, but I also practice firing it with standard mags. I find the recoil more managable than the 19, and I attribute this to the compound recoil spring.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 5:10:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
KB's! and ballistic fingerprinting



This thread is about the Glock 26. It is a 9mm. They have NO history of KB's.

Link Posted: 12/19/2003 6:11:05 PM EDT
Because, even though they're a little more money, a polymer Kahr is much smaller and nicer. I just got a PM40, and love it so far. I've shot some G27's, and it's been a while, but I don't think the recoil is as bad with the PM40 as it is with the G27, despite the fact that it's lighter and smaller. Also, they're a lot easier to conceal. I carry a G22 for work, which seems huge after shooting the Kahr.

I'm not sure what -Absolut- meant by Kb!, but if he's talking about guns blowing up, I've been told that Glocks actually did. Evidently SAAMI had to lower the pressures in the .40, because the early Glocks couldn't handle the pressures and went Kaboom!
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 8:07:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cornbread2:

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
KB's! and ballistic fingerprinting



This thread is about the Glock 26. It is a 9mm. They have NO history of KB's.



it goes to the overall quality of the company
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:15:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fizassist:

In all fairness, I do think the 26 has a niche...




Indeed. It's round and about 36 inches tall.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 12:42:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VanBo:

Originally Posted By Sleepy717:
Thanks to all for the advise. I have a 17C and a 22 now, so ammo compatibility is not a issue. I thought about a 27; what's the history with KB's on these. I think you can KB any gun if you try, but all the talk made me a little paranoid. I like to shoot...alot, that's why I was thinking of the 26 over the 27.
Sleepy717



The XD... I too am in the market for a smaller, polymer pistol. I really, really wanted to like the Glocks because of their reputation, reliability, etc, but I cannot get past the discomfort-- the angle on the grip, and the grip itself is odd shaped for my hand. The XD feels awesome in my hand, and the sights are where I expect them to be when I bring the gun up. I haven't shot one though, so just my .02.


another vote for the Sub XD
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 1:08:07 PM EDT
Carried a 27 daily since you could buy one, no mag extension for pocket carry, +1 mag extensions for IWB, and full 15 rd mags (w/sleeve) for shoulder carry. Shot weekly, it's reliable AND highly accurate- something XD fans sure can't say.

My wife has carried her G26 for several months and loves it. If you're a fan of the 9mm (I still prefer the .40), then the G26 is the ticket for concealed carry.

Two thumbs up for the Glock 26.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 10:51:50 PM EDT
1911.......first off the 18 is fully automatic therefore illegal, the two number 21's are aight, so the egg roll and a fortune cookie come to $5.50. Thanks again for visiting coastie wok.

long live china
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:58:26 AM EDT
http://www.hunt101.com/img/080158.JPG

safe as hell,and shoots like a rifle.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 2:08:46 PM EDT
1) the ergonomics suck.

2) The companys track record for recalls and repairs sucks.

3) ballistic fingerprinting sucks.

4) The trigger pull sucks.


Reasons TO purchase a G26:

1) Reliability is pretty good (as long as you got a good set of frame rails)

2) Maintinance and upgrades are easy to do yourself.

3) Average lifecycle and total cost of ownership is pretty damn low.

I wouldn't get one because I hate the feel. Fits my hand like a cinder block, and the trigger feels like something that belongs on a kids toy. I was also far less than impressed with Glock's handling of a buddy's busted G-17 rails. You should make up your own mind though, and get whatever gives you a nice warm fuzzy when you think of it loaded in your bedstand at night. Opinions are like assholes.. Everyone's got one and most of 'em stink.
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