G26 Questions


April 6, 2012, 02:20 PM
I currently CC a G17 and am considering a G26 for summer.
My experiance with the 26 is zero, but it would seem a great carry gun in theory.
How does it work for you in practise?

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April 6, 2012, 02:36 PM
I own a G17 and a G26, and I have to say I like the G26 more. It goes to the range more often, and I find that I shoot it really well.
It carries like a dream...and it is accurate beyond expectations. The 10" steel plates at my club, which are 40yds out, are no problem to hit at all.
I vary between the 10 round standar mags and an OEM 12 round mag, as well as using 15rd or 17rd mags for a reload.
To me, the G26 is one of the finest Glocks made.

April 6, 2012, 02:37 PM
My wife's carry piece is a G26 and before it was hers it was my carry piece. I now have a G27.

The G26 is a typical Glock with all the usual beauty and performance features in a smaller package. Wife has had no problems at all with her G26.

Recently, I did replace the grooved trigger with a smooth-faced one because the OEM trigger was making her finger sore. That tells you how much she likes to shoot it ... shoot 'til it hurts. With the smooth trigger it's much more pleasant for her during extended shooting.

Besides the G26 and G27 I also own models 17, 20, 23 and 30SF. The G26 shoots as well as any of them.

el Godfather
April 6, 2012, 02:46 PM
I used to have one and I ditched it. Then recently I was thinking of buying it again, but after holding it bad accuracy memories came back and I dropped the idea.

April 6, 2012, 03:53 PM
Have mine on right now as i type this, just got in from doing yard work, messing with jeep and playing with the dogs in the backyard while wearing the G26 in a Fobus, i have never had an issue with it and it always goes bang, i give it a thumbs up. :)

April 6, 2012, 03:59 PM
My wife has a 26 and I have a 33, many people have asked to shoot it at the range because they were tossing around the idea of picking one up. They all owned one within a month of shooting mine. I did some side by side tests with it and a few other sub compacts, the 26 always came out on top in every category even price

April 6, 2012, 07:16 PM
The Glock 26 is a wonderful CCW and a great Glock 17 companion. I shoot them better than the Glock 19. And, I do not like the Glock 19 best "compromise" (size/capacity) idea. IMO nothing beats it for a small 10+1 9mm CCW offering 11/12rd, 15rd, 17rd or 33rd backup capacity. With the Glock 17 and Glock 26 you have the basics covered well.

Prince Yamato
April 6, 2012, 07:24 PM
I have a g26 and g34; both are threaded as suppressor hosts. My g26, like the above posters', goes with me to the range more. I find it extremely accurate.

April 6, 2012, 09:16 PM
Another thumbs-up for the G26. I like it better than either a G19 or a G17, but that's only because of how those backstraps fit my hand. As far as carrying goes, it is much more comfortable for me while driving vs. a G19, and I love the fact that I can also carry a G17 mag as a reload.

April 6, 2012, 11:08 PM
Gave in and picked one up last year. Haven't regretted it at all. Accurate, reliable, great firepower to size ratio. It is the smallest gun I own that feels like a 'real' gun, and not a 'compromise carry gun'. And as others mentioned, it's nice to carry the G17 mag as a backup.

April 7, 2012, 07:15 AM
I recently started carrying a G26, I'm very happy with it. Been toting it around in a High Noon Mr.Softy (http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/_Mr_Softy/_mr_softy.html), which has been a very comfortable setup. My full size 9mm is also G17 and I love the "system" between the two.

April 7, 2012, 11:36 AM
Like the G26 enough to buy two.
They replaced our snub .38s

April 7, 2012, 08:40 PM
I bought a G26 as backup to an issue G17. When qualifying I only dropped a few points with the G26.. Its the smallest pistol I can hit with so thats what I use. Had mine since they first came out. A G27 would also be OK. I get 1260 fps from the CorBon 115 gr load. Added a +2 floorplate for 13 shots. It dont rust or jam. Cant see myself getting rid of it.

April 7, 2012, 08:59 PM
I have a G23 and bough a G26 for the 9mm and the compact size. One thing I see no one talking about is the palm swell that the grip has to aid in controlling recoil. Some complain that they can’t get there pinky on the gun but the pinky has nothing to do with your grip and it feels so good when you do grip it

Prince Yamato
April 8, 2012, 09:52 AM
I also like the palm swell. I agree, it helps with control. To add, I also use the Glock +2 extensions on my mags. This eliminates the question of "where do I put my pinky?"

April 8, 2012, 11:10 AM
I like the mag extensions, too, but I prefer the Pearce +0.

April 8, 2012, 12:50 PM
You can have great control with no need for a pinky when you use these: http://concealablecontrol.com/

Beach Nut
April 8, 2012, 01:00 PM
I own a Glock 26 and it is a great shooting pistol! I do not carry it as often as I do
my snubbies and my Ruger LCP because of the blocky frame and the fact that it
prints more than my other carry guns. I usually carry it in the winter months when
I can use a jacket or a sweatshirt or lumberjack type shirt to hide it better.

April 8, 2012, 01:06 PM
I am in the market for one now, although pickings seem to be slim. I have contacted Glock and may use the LEO/Military discount and wait the 95 days for it to come in.
That or.
Find a decent inexpensive G19 and go out to the shop and do a grip reduction on it.
Either way this is an itch I need to scratch.

April 8, 2012, 03:13 PM
I'm all the way with Barstoolguru and nakanokalronin, the GAP floorplates and nothing else, the subcompact Glocks shoot and carry extremely well for a service handgun.

April 8, 2012, 03:22 PM
I went from pocket carrying a J-frame Airweight .38 to the G26...8 years ago! I really dislike the Glock grip angle, but with less grip to contend with, the little G26 just works for me. The gun has proven to be as reliable as the sunrise, and it shoots just as accurately as most of the larger "compact" sized guns. Being able to carry with a larger magazine (or carrying a higher cap spare reload) makes the gun very versatile.

As much as I dislike Glocks in general, the 26 has been the subcompact 9mm that every company has tried to upstage. I'm afraid that really just hasn't happened yet. Most small 9mm pistols that come close are too tall to fit in a pocket, cost as much or more, and don't offer the same firepower and "shootability" as the venerable Baby Glock.

Pocketable (with the right pants/short). Reliable. Accurate. Replaceable. That's what I need/want in a daily carry gun.

April 8, 2012, 03:54 PM
I don't consider my G26 to be pocketable, unless it is a large jacket pocket.
It does disappear with a kydex IWB holster though.
Recently, I brought a long time friend to my rifle club range. He brought his Browning HiPower, which he has been shooting for 20-some years. I think he was a little surprised when I outshot him with my G26... Both at close range and at the 40yd steel plates. I was knocking down the bowling pins we have faster too.

April 8, 2012, 04:09 PM
I don't consider my G26 to be pocketable, unless it is a large jacket pocket.

Depends entirely on your wardrobe, and whether or not you shop for clothes with CCW in mind, or you go the opposite direction and choose a gun based on what clothes you already own. Personally, if I can't put my hands in the pockets and spread my fingers apart, then I'm not buying that pair of pants.

Of course, we've discussed this ad nauseam here on THR.

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