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G26 for daily carry?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by F-111 John, Nov 22, 2012.

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  1. F-111 John

    F-111 John Member

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    I currently carry a J-Frame IWB with an Old Faithful kydex/leather holster, but I'm thinking of getting a Glock 26 to replace it.

    Anyone carry a G26 daily, and if so how do you carry it and how does it work out for you?
     
  2. coolluke01

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    I carry the 26 every day. It's nice and light and carries well. I carry with a ankle holster due to my line of work on weekdays. Weekends and nights I carry IWB with a crossbreed supertuck.
    I use a +2 extension when I carry on my ankle. It's hard to conceal with the extended mag IWB. So I use a normal 10 rounder then.

    For fun I shoot at 200 yards with this gun. It's an amazing gun. I really don't see the need for the 27. .40 cal is kinda snappy and really not necessary when the 9mm is sufficient. I shoot 147gr Ranger T's.
     
  3. eam3clm@att.net

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    Off duty I carry my glock 27 in either a galco King Tuk holster at around the 4 oclock position, or a galco mx7 holster. I tried the sepra holster route, but it didnt suite my needs. I would like to get a high end custom holster, but I have too many mouths to feed.
     
  4. Inebriated

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    Yup. Carry my G26 in a Nate Squared Pro holster, and it's by far the most comfortable setup I've used. I carry at 3:00, and still conceal the gun with even just a t-shirt. And I do mean conceal... bending, twisting, getting in/out of the vehicle... it stays concealed.

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  5. MikePaiN

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    I appendix carry a G26 in a High Noon "Mr. Softy'. The setup is surprisingly comfortable, easy to carry and conceals in anything.
     
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  7. Fiv3r

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    I carry my 26 in an owb holster i made. I wear an over shirt mosy days, so iwb isn't something i have to worry with. I'm thinking about getting an ankle holster for it.
    I usually carry the 26 when i can't carry a bigger gun in the summer.

    Fantastic shooter and would probably be the last gun i gave up.
     
  8. Dr_2_B

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    I've often carried its 40 caliber cousin, the same-sized G27. Most recently I've carried it in a FIST kydex or ultra thin kydex rig. I carry it inside waistband (IWB) at about 3:30 or 4 o'clock. My particular favorite is the forward cant of about 15 degrees.

    No problems.
     
  9. RBid

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    I'm of the opinion that most people could easily conceal a G26/27, or G19/23 in a Crossbreed Super Tuck or DeSantis Intruder. They really aren't excessively large or wide.
     
  10. Girodin

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    I carried a G26 for a couple years. I carried it in either a FIST leather IWB holster or RCS holster. Worked very well in all respects. Its a big enough gun that I could shoot and run it well, yet small enough it concealed relatively easily. My G26 was very reliable.

    I prefer mine to my J frame and think that on a balance it is a better fighting gun. I generally prefer autos to revolvers though.

    There is something to be said for the argument that if you can carry G26 IWB you can often carry/conceal a G19 just as easily.
     
  11. Dreamliner787

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    N82 Tactical is good as well as the Galco Triton holsters.
     
  12. Sgt_R

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    Edit: that's a Dale Fricke Gideon Elite OWB holster. It's the most comfortable holster I've ever owned, and conceals completely under an un-tucked t-shirt or polo.

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  13. JohnBiltz

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    I get up in the morning and when I get dressed my G26 goes IWB at 3:30. It stays there until I go to bed. In the summer I use the standard 10 round magazine with a T-Shirt over it and in the winter I put a +2 magazine in it. I don't think I could carry a G19 as easily. It shoots very well and is my range gun as well. It handles very well. To me the G26 is as big as I care to carry and as small as I would care to fight with.
     
  14. scaatylobo

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    G-27 v/s G-36

    I have a G-27 and dont use it as I prefer the G-23 as my EDC.

    But I am looking at the G-36 but it will have to be the gen 4 for me to like the grip.

    I like the comfort of shooting the .45 over the .40.

    I wish I had gotten the 26 as its a less recoiling gun and more fun/accurate to shoot.

    Leastwise that is what I have found.

    Take a look at the G-36 and see if that is a bit slimmer and still plenty of punch,not saying anything wrong with the new .9 MM's as they are great.

    just think the G-36 is slimmer.
     
  15. The Lone Haranguer

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    Sure, it would make a great carry gun. A gun roughly the same size, holding twice as many of a more efficient cartridge, with good sights and a short trigger pull - what's not to like? :cool: The revolver would carry better in your pocket, however. I would recommend putting a finger extension on at least one of your magazines - or better yet, another magazine with an extension and two extra rounds - for belt holster carry, substituting a flat-base mag for times when you want to make it smaller.
     
  16. David E

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    The G-36 is slimmer, but you need properly adjusted calipers to prove it.

    Holding 6+1 of .45 compared to 13+1 of .40 and 15+1 of 9mm

    I love .45, but I'm choosing one of the other two.

    Or if I want a smaller package, enter the G-26 holding 10+1 or 12+1 of 9mm when you add a +2 base plate.
     
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    Generally carry a G26 with a 10-round mag and the GAP floorplate IWB at 3:30, with a 17-round mag as a reload in my front weakside pocket.

    As far as carrying a G19 -- I could conceal it just as well, but it wasn't as comfortable for me sitting in a car with the longer grip. Plus, I switched out before the Gen4s came out, and the hump on the lower part of the Gen2/3 G19 backstrap forced the barrel to point above my point of aim.
     
  18. F-111 John

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    Sgt_R, is that a G26 with a Trijicon RMR?
     
  19. Sgt_R

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    Yep. Sorry about the blurry pic, it was one of those spur of the moment bathroom mirror jobs.

    Here's a better one:

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    G26 Gen 4 w/ Trijicon RMR RM02, suppressor BUIS, Glock factory "-" connector, G17 smooth trigger, extended slide stop lever, and GAP floorplate. Slide work was done by TSD Combat Systems.

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    Nothing compares in size vs. weight vs. capacity, as well as the ability to take +1. +2. +3, 15rd, 17rd and 33rd magazines. I find it the smallest gun that performs well in action shooting.
     
  21. hentown

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    I carried a G30 daily, until I wised up a few years back, and acquired a G26. Liked it so much that I bought one for my daughter and one of my sons. I carry mine in a Sidearmor IWB holster @ about 11:30. I believe I have a 20* cant custom J hook.

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    I prefer my G36 over a G26. The grip is noticeably slimmer and much more comfortable. The G26 grip is just block feeling in my hand. I'm comfortable with 7rds of 45. I wish they made a slim line 9mm for the extra couple rounds it would carry over the G36.
     
  23. Inebriated

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    No, not really. I just got a 19 tonight, and after a 300-round check, I carried it in my 26 holster.

    The grip requires a tad more concealment effort (I.E. sliding my holster forward to about 2:30-2:45). I also won't be able to throw this in a pocket like I can the 26 (though the 26 is far from ideal, it's still doable). So while I think the 19 is very close, the 26 is just a better gun from a CCW standpoint due to the magazine options.

    That said, I like my new 19 so much more from a shooting standpoint, and will be carrying it full time, aside from the few times where the smaller grip of the 26 is ideal.
     
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    I carry my G26 80% of the time, and when I do, 94% of that is in the pocket of my cargo shorts or pants and the other 6% is in a Cobra Skin IWB holster. I carry a 10r mag with a Pearce +2 grip extension and I have a backup 15r mag in my pocket.

    Though I'm thinking, I might start carrying my G30 a little more often.
     
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