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Glock 26 Questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MikePGS, Aug 27, 2007.

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  1. MikePGS

    MikePGS Member

    Aug 4, 2006
    Metro Detroit, Michigan
    I'm sure this has been done before, but if you type the word Glock and any number into the search function its nearly impossible to come up with any usable result:p I'm considering getting one of these, but have no experience firing one as of yet. I would be using it for CCW purposes, but i'm mostly wondering how it compares to the G19. I've fired a G19 and found the recoil to be very manageable and it fit my hand decently. How is the recoil on a G26 compared to a G19? Also i know there are some grip extension magazines in case the gun is too small... what are some good companies that make these? Also are there any other guns that are comparable in terms of reliability that are this size in 9mm? Thanks in advance for the help.
  2. Kevin108

    Kevin108 Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Portsmouth, VA
    I have a G17 and a G26 and they feel about the same when fired. I bought a G17 over a G19 because my hands are too big for the 19. The 17 fits great, as does the 26. I shoot my 17 better, but I've spent a lot more time with it.

    http://www.concealablecontrol.com is one of the most popular makers of pinky extensions. If you think you want a pinky extension for a G26, I would suggest just getting a G19 to begin with.
  3. tydephan

    tydephan Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Huntsville, AL

    I own a Glock 26 and a 19.

    I bought the 26 first and installed Pearce +0 grip extension on two of the magazines. Recoil is soft. With the grip extensions you can get your pinky on the weapon which helps control it. However the grip extension adds length to the grip that you must conceal. With the grip extensions installed, the grip is not much easier to conceal than the 19.

    The 19 has more capacity and longer barrel. I can conceal my 19 very easily and shoot it better than the 26. But I feel completely comfortable carrying either pistol. The 26 isn't difficult to shoot without the grip extensions. Just wrap the pinky under the grip and you're good to go. The recoil on either of these pistols is not significant.

    I also have a full size Smith and Wesson M&P9 and a M&P9 compact. The compact is the same size as the Glock 26. I'm still putting it through it's paces to insure reliability. The ergonomics of the M&P9c are far better than that of the G26. It's a nice little pistol and cheaper than the G26.

    Honestly, you won't go wrong with either the G26 or the 19. Take a look at the Smith M&P compact and see if you like it. Take a look at the Springfield Armory XD compact as well.

    If I were to make a straight recommendation, I'd say go for the 19. It's not much more difficult to conceal than the 26 and would serve as a better all-around weapon (home defense, range gun, etc.) Personally, I'll not get rid of either.

    Good luck with your decision.

  4. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

    Mar 16, 2007

    I also have a Glock 19 & 26. Love them both. Difference is very little.
  5. conan

    conan Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    I can conceal my 26 better than my 19. As far as an extension at the range goes (or a reload), put in a 12, 15, or 17 rounder in:)
  6. Desertscout

    Desertscout Member

    Jan 25, 2006
    Another option is to have this done to your 19/23. All the attributes of the longer barrel/slide but the concealability of the 26/27.

  7. Onmilo

    Onmilo Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    I own two Glock 26 pistols and a Glock 19 and Glock 34.
    I consider the Glock 26 to be acceptable replacements for snubnose .38 revolvers and the Glock 19 to be the best compromise, do-all, Glock if you are planning on owning just one.
  8. esq_stu

    esq_stu Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    I have both, but carry the 26 more. Not really sure if the 26 is more concealable or not, but the 26 feels more concealed. It's probably in my mind only. Both are very shootable.
  9. MPanova

    MPanova Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Houston TX
    As far as something that is the same size you could get the Taurus MILLENNIUM PRO PT111, its a 12+1 9mm with an external safety that you can use or ignore if you so chose. It also does not need anything done to it like that Glock pictured above to have a place for your pinky to rest, it also does not need the +2 round extended mag, both of which cost extra on top of the $500+ price tag of the G26, All that and it costs about $300 bucks if you shop around. That would leave you with some extra cash for ammo and a holster. My wife carries one everyday and it has been flawless for about 8000 rounds in a years time.

    specs for both guns

    Mil Pro

    Capacity 12+1
    Weight: 18.7 oz
    Length: 6.125"
    Width: 1.125"
    Height: 5.125"
    Barrel Length: 3.25"
    Safety: Firing Pin Block,Manual Safety

    Glock 26

    Capacity: 10 + 1
    Weight: 19.75 oz
    Length: 6.29"
    Width: 1.18"
    Height: 4.17"
    Barrel Length: 3.46"
    Safety: Trigger/Firing Pin

    As far as I can tell the Glock only wins in the height department but that will be null and void if you add the mag extention with or with out the added rounds. In my book The Taurus is the way to go, and thats why I own a PT145 and my wife has a PT111 ;)
  10. Rokman

    Rokman Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    The Lone Star State
    The 26 is a great little pistol with the Pearce grip extensions or the plus 2 mag extensions. The 19 gets great praise also, so I don't think you can't go wrong with either.
  11. strat81

    strat81 Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    I CCW a G26 everyday. Great little pistol, very mild recoil. I carry it with the flush 10-round mags. At the range, I'll use G19 mags with grip adapters or G26 mags with the +2 extension. Great gun!
  12. PhillyGlocker

    PhillyGlocker Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I find the recoil on the 19 to be a bit softer but it's not that big of a difference. You'll do fine by choosing either.
  13. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    I have a Glock 19 & 26. Both great guns. Negligible diference in recoil about 1" shorter in length and profile. I trust my life to Glock 19 & 26. I would NEVER buy a Taurus.
  14. another okie

    another okie Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I have a 17 for home defense and competitition and regularly carry a 26. I also shoot the 26 in IDPA sometimes. I shoot them about the same. "+p" in the 26 requires you to really hang on.

    I love my 26 and have about 10,000 rounds through it with one failure from a too-light ammo. It is a tough little gun that can survive ankle carry and hot, high round count days at the range.

    I don't use any of the grip extensions. If I curl my pinky around the bottom of the gun I don't really notice any problem.

    The backstrap of the 17, 19, and 26 are each a different shape, and one of them will fit you best. The 26 fits me best, so I use a Hogue handall on the 17.
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