Bought a Glock 26 last night


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Sportcat
January 14, 2004, 10:29 AM
I've moved into the world of Glocks. I traded-in my Kel-tec P32 and my brother bought my S&W 642.

Any idea if/where I can find a front pocket holster for the 26?

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WhoKnowsWho
January 14, 2004, 10:38 AM
Both DeSantis (Nemesis at http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=DIN38BJE1Z0 ) and Uncle Mike's make pocket holsters large enough for the G26. www.highnoonholsters.com also has two models to fit the G26. Congrats!

Sportcat
January 14, 2004, 10:42 AM
I had an Unlce Mike's for my 642 ($7.99 - Sidekick), but couldn't find a similar one on their website for the 26. I'd like to find the exact same thing for the Glock.

Ala Dan
January 14, 2004, 10:58 AM
Greeting's All-

Well sportcat my friend, I probably would have
kept the S&W 642; but you're going to love the G26!
I bought a G27, instead of the G26; and wish I could
have afforded both. Found myself, dissatisfied with
.40 caliber weapons in general; favoring the larger,
slower delivery of the .45 ACP.

I do know quite a few people with the G26, and they
would rather "fight than switch"! :uhoh: Enjoy~

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Sportcat
January 14, 2004, 11:03 AM
The 642 (probably revolvers in general) just didn't work for me, plus I'd rather have 11 rounds than 5.

I wish I could have kept the 642, but I needed the funds to buy the 26.

Master Blaster
January 14, 2004, 11:12 AM
I have been pocket carrying a G-26 in the desantis nemesis for about 2 years now, and its the best pocket holster for it IMHO. I had an uncle mikes made out of the suedy stuff (it was actually the IWB with a clip).
The nemisis is under $20 delivered, and has a sticky outer cover that keeps it in place on the draw.

stans
January 14, 2004, 11:54 AM
Another has fallen victim to the dark side.:(

ChickenHawk
January 14, 2004, 01:51 PM
Personally, I think the G26 is a tad too big/heavy for pocket carry (just my opinion).

It is a great gun though. I really like shooting mine. Enjoy! :)

Cheers,
ChickenHawk

Sportcat
January 14, 2004, 02:45 PM
I just ordered the Nemesis; however, I hated paying $10.00 shipping for an $11.49 holster.

It's only going from TN to SC!

GeorgeAtl
January 14, 2004, 03:54 PM
I just ordered the Nemesis; however, I hated paying $10.00 shipping for an $11.49 holster.

Heck, that's their PROFIT!!

I bought some Cigars, from a outfit in New York State. They had great prices on the box of Cigars....then proceeded to charge me $12.00 for GROUND freight, UPS.

I figgered out real quick where they make their money.:mad:

Sportcat
January 14, 2004, 03:59 PM
I searched the web to get a better deal, but even with shipping, they came out with the best price.

Master Blaster
January 14, 2004, 04:15 PM
www.desantisholster.com

I always order direct from them they are in New Hyde Park NY. the shipping sounds high.

Sportcat
January 14, 2004, 04:18 PM
MB,

Desantis price was higher, but lower shipping. Still came out a little higher than Natchezss.

Mastrogiacomo
January 14, 2004, 05:17 PM
You might check out Cheaper Than Dirt -- they usually have good prices. Congrats on the Glock 26, wish I had one in my collection....:)

clubsoda22
January 14, 2004, 05:48 PM
I like the Fist pocket holsters.

dave3006
January 14, 2004, 07:04 PM
I carry the Glock 27 in a Galco PH286. With Levi jeans, and a good belt, it is very workable. The trick is to have a untucked shirt to cover the entrance to the pocket so it blends in well.

another okie
January 14, 2004, 08:02 PM
Kramer has a good one. You do need big pockets, though.

ront
January 14, 2004, 08:40 PM
I love my G27, but I would not carry it in my pocket at all. It rides in a Comp-tac Gurkha kydex holster.
www.comp-tac.com

Ron

vikesh
January 15, 2004, 02:21 AM
I too own a G26, but find it a tad to big to fit comfortably in the pocket, and without filing the pocket out too much.

I felt most comfrtable with a holster that sat high and close on my hip, thus concealing the G26 perfectly, with the small 10 round mag.

355sigfan
January 15, 2004, 02:49 AM
The 642 (probably revolvers in general) just didn't work for me, plus I'd rather have 11 rounds than 5.
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The problem is the 642 and the Glock 26 fill different tactical roles. The Glock is simply too big for pocket carry. Even if you find a pocket holster it will be painfully obvious where your glock is. The 642 fills the pocket gun role perfectly. The Glock on the other hand is a good belt gun and a general ccw weapon. Its one of the easiest small autos to conceal in a belt holster or shoulder rig. But a pocket gun it aint.
Pat

dave3006
January 15, 2004, 08:43 AM
The Glock is NOT too big for pocket carry. I do it twice a week on day I go to the gym and don't want to hassel with Smartcarry. Just wear a nice sweater that does not tuck in and partially covers your front pocket.

So far, moms with kids have not screamed killer when I walked by. Police have not tackled me. And, no one at the office refuses to go into meetings with me.

It works. PLUS, I have learned a valuable secret since I started carrying. NO ONE CARES OR NOTICES ME. Sad, but true. I would probably have to run around naked with it in my hand to "print" for most people to have a clue.

355sigfan
January 15, 2004, 07:03 PM
The Glock is NOT too big for pocket carry. I do it twice a week on day I go to the gym and don't want to hassel with Smartcarry. Just wear a nice sweater that does not tuck in and partially covers your front pocket
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As a mini glock owner I beg to differ. Also if you have to wear a sweater or a long shirt you could have concealed it in a inside the waste band holster. Which is a better location to carry a gun for speed of access.
Pat

another okie
January 15, 2004, 07:14 PM
This is a little off-topic, but since some others have mentioned favorite holsters for the 26, let me say that I have lots and lots and lots of 26 holsters. I have no sales resistance at all for holsters for the little beast.

And the best holsters I have found are:

IWB: Sidearmor

OWB: Fist Kydex

Ankle: Galco ankle glove.

artherd
January 15, 2004, 07:16 PM
Sad, but true. I would probably have to run around naked with it in my hand to "print" for most people to have a clue.

Lol! So true, most people are so 'condition white' all the time, that they wouldn't notice me trying to 'CCW' a desert eagle in bermuda shorts... on my head...

shu
January 15, 2004, 07:40 PM
Ditto much of the above. Love the G-26, but a bit heavy and bulky for routine pocket carry. Do it on occassion without holster - after removing the normally chambered round! Otherwise, it's sidearmor iwb or smartcarry.

dave3006
January 16, 2004, 12:59 AM
Sigfan, IWB is good. But, when you absolutely can not afford to print gun or have someone accidently touch your gun in a work setting, the pocket holster is better. Besides, I can draw it in 1.6 seconds when I need it. That is fast enough.

It may not work for you. But, it does work for me. Your experience is not mine. It looks like I have my wallet in my front pocket.

Doug S
January 16, 2004, 11:19 AM
I have a Galco Horsehide pocket holster. Forget the model number, but it is relatively cheap in price. I think I paid in the $30's for mine. I agree the Glock can be carried in a pocket pretty easily with an untucked shirt. I prefer an Uncle Mikes small size gun pack though.

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