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G26 ammo questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Choclabman, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Choclabman

    Choclabman Well-Known Member

    I am curious about SD ammo for the small G26.
    I am looking at
    1. Winchester Ranger Talon 147gr.
    2.147gr HST
    3. 124gr HST
    4. GD 124gr +P

    Reliablity would of course, have to be tested, but I would like help on which direction to go, on such a small pistol.
  2. glockgod

    glockgod Well-Known Member

    My personal favorite PD round is Federals Hydra Shock Hollow point. 124 gr standard pressure in my G26, 129+P in my S&W 38 Airweight.
  3. Famine

    Famine Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm always told.
  4. Snarlingiron

    Snarlingiron Well-Known Member

    I carry RA9TA Winchester Ranger 9mm T-Series 127gr +P+ Rated at 1250 fps. in my G26 and my G19.
  5. DougW

    DougW Well-Known Member

    Triton JHP 115+P in my 26, Winchester 147 JHP in both G19's and the G17.
  6. hotpig

    hotpig Well-Known Member

    I have noticed a increase in customers buying the RA9T for the G26. Seven years ago everyone wanted the RA9115HP+ or the RA9TA for the G26.
  7. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    I use 147gr Remington Golden Saber.

    For all intents and purposes, any major brand premium JHP is gonna do what it's supposed to do!!

    After the infamous Miami shootout, which has been analyzed past the point of death, the ammo makers went on an engineering binge of major proportions, which as resulted in their top tier loads meeting all the specs put forth by the FBI.
  8. Choclabman

    Choclabman Well-Known Member

    I really do appreciate the replies and help.
    From a full sized 9mm, I would pick the Federal HST 147gr load.
    However with the G26, I am getting advice to go with a lighter gr/faster loading, to make up for the loss of velocity with the short barrel.
  9. MIL-DOT

    MIL-DOT member

    "From a full sized 9mm, I would pick the Federal HST 147gr load.
    However with the G26, I am getting advice to go with a lighter gr/faster loading, to make up for the loss of velocity with the short barrel."

    that's my understanding,as well. as for the hydra-shoks, though i also have a couple boxes stashed, i've read that it's an older, less ideal design that often has separation between the jacket and core on impact, sacrificing lethality, compared to other, newer designs..
    IIRC, i have 124 gr. +P remington golden sabres in my G26. from everything i've read, the best out there in 9 mil right now are the gold-dots, the HSTs,the golden sabres and the ranger/talons.as already pointed out, stay away from the real heavy projectiles in the short G26 barrel, and any of these are great choices.
  10. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    I guess I am an old fuddy duddy because my wife and I use Federal Classic 115 grain jacketed hollow points in our Glock 26 pistols on those rare occasions we feel the need for hollowpoints.
    Generally we shoot Geco 124 full metal jacket ammo and whatever surplus military 124 fmj we can find on sale.
  11. Devonai

    Devonai Well-Known Member

  12. glockman19

    glockman19 Well-Known Member

    In my Glock 26 I have used the following:

    1. 147gr HST
    2. 124gr HST
    3. GD 124gr +P
  13. Rokman

    Rokman Well-Known Member

    I carry 124gr Goldots or 124gr+p Golden Sabers usually. I never see any +p Goldots at the stores I shop or I would carry them.

    TOADMAN Well-Known Member

    For self defense, Speer makes a short barrel Gold Dot 9mm 124grn JHP..
  15. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    If you are concerned about velocity, then I'd carry any decent 124gr +P.
  16. Choclabman

    Choclabman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the help.
    The 147gr loads seem to be anemic, from a short barrel like the G26. From all the links I have read, the advice is to bump up to +P or +P+ when using a very short barrel. I am going to take a look at, the 127gr +P+ (RA9TA) for the G26.
  17. hotpig

    hotpig Well-Known Member

    Carry a modern jhp, they are not velocity dependant like the old ammo is.
  18. whited

    whited Well-Known Member


    I like the Corbon +P hollows. I look for high shoulders on hollowpoint
    rounds and these fit the bill nicely.

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