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Glock 26. Should I?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Olympus, Oct 20, 2011.

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  1. Olympus

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    Should I go over to the Dark Side? I'm looking for a replacement for my Ruger SR9c. I originally got the Ruger for a CCW piece, but I hardly ever carried it because I thought it was a little long and uncomfortable. I'm looking for something a little smaller to carry, even possibly pocket carry. But there are two things that are causing me hesitation. 1) Is the G26 going to be noticeably smaller than the SR9c or is it going to be roughly the same? 2) I have a ton of cast lead bullets reloaded for 9mm and I'd like to shoot them but have read back and forth info on whether it's okay.

    I've looked at other options haven't haven't found anything that really speaks to me. The next best option for me would be the LCP just because I like the option to pocket carry, but I'm not crazy about .380.

    Need some help from the good people of THR.
     
  2. Deaf Smith

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    Get a NY-1 trigger and 3.5 lb connector for your 26. Makes a 8 lb trigger that is smooth.

    Yes go to the dark side. I did it along time ago to replace my Browning HP for IPSC/IDPA and now I have a bunch of them!

    Deaf
     
  3. Olympus

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    I'm completely dumb to all the lingo and accessories for the Glocks. Never owned one before and have no experience with them.
     
  4. dagerv

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    comparatively the glock will be thicker.
     
  5. Frozen North

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    Absolutely, without a doubt, yes.

    Many believe that the Glock 26 is the ideal pistol for concealed carry. I am one of them.

    I tell people that it is the smallest "real" gun on the market that does not suck to shoot.

    It is ugly though.
     
  6. RNB65

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    I have a 26. It may be a "compact" but it's still a bulky gun. Just as wide as a full size Glock but with a shorter barrel and hand grip. Not exactly a pocket carry pistol. But great in a coat pocket or on a belt holster under a loose fitting shirt.

    Whatever form of carry you chose, be sure to ALWAYS keep the trigger covered with a holster (kydex pocket holster, belt holster, etc.). Carrying a small Glock with an exposed trigger is a disaster waiting to happen.
     
  7. Loosedhorse

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    If you buy a 26, buy used.

    If you want a great (expensive) alternative, look at the Walther PPS.
    If you buy one, that will last about a month.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Olympus

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    What about for a back pocket carry?

    I think what I'd really like is a small, single stack 9mm like a Kimber Solo. But they're too expensive and too many reports of problems. I don't like the looks and feel of the Kahr models either.
     
  9. Frozen North

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    A 26 will fit in many pockets, but by no means is it a pocket pistol. They are a thick little gun, too thick to be comfortable in most pockets.

    There are almost nearly pocket sized 9mm pistols, but they suck to shoot and have less capacity. That is the trade off.
     
  10. ugaarguy

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    You might look at the Walther PPS, or the Kel-Tec PF-9.
     
  11. Olympus

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    I've got plenty of full size guns for fun range shooting, so comfort while shooting isn't nearly as high of a priority. Comfort while carrying/concealability is probably the number one priority.

    I don't like Kel-Tec guns at all.
     
  12. ugaarguy

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    Olympus, you can always spend the serious money, and get a Rohrbaugh R9.
     
  13. RNB65

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    I've got a Kahr P9 that I can pocket carry easily. It's significantly thinner and more compact that a G26. I figure if I can't stop the bad guy with 7 rnds of +P 9mm, having a few more rounds probably won't make much difference.
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  14. Olympus

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    I think the Rohrbaugh guns are terribly ugly. What is it they say, "Life's too short to shoot an ugly gun."
     
  15. ugaarguy

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    Springfield Armory EMP in 9mm then?
    Yep, that's why I don't own a Glock. :D
     
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    Get a proper holster for the tool that you expect to bet your life on.

    Pretty guns are what we show to our friends.
    Ugly guns are what we show to our enemies.

    The G26 is a small gun.

    G26comparedtoSWM60.jpg

    With a good-sized magazine.

    G26withammoandpennies.jpg
     
  17. Olympus

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    I'd rather not drop $1000 for an EMP to use as a carry. For $1000, I will be buying a full size 1911 for range fun.
     
  18. Frozen North

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    Have you seen a G26? It is a square black block that shoots bullets out one end! :D
     
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    No. If you can't hide a SR9c, then you won't be able to hide a G26.

    This has also been my experience. I can fit a baby glock in some pockets, but not all. Even if it can fit, I have another gun that gives me a quicker draw from the pocket. I still do sometimes pocket carry the baby glock though. Good luck.
     
  20. ugaarguy

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    The only other thing I can think of to fit your wants is a Ruger LC9.
     
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    Yrs do it with out a doubt. I carry a g27. It carries well for appendix carry as well as 4 oclock carry. It is thick but not noticeable in a good holster. I carry iwb in a wild bills concealment, or a galco king tuck. Also if to want to carry a higher capacity mag as a back up the its interchangeable with the g19 and g17. If the grip isn't comfortable to you, you can get a pinky extension. Lots of things you can do to make the g26 a perfect ccw.
     
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    I am a fan of the G26. I think it is a very viable carry gun and would readily recommend it. However, I don't think the G19 is a lot harder to conceal in many modes of carry and thus it is probably worth considering as well.

    The LCP makes a great BUG. It is a huge compromise as a primary. I own one. If I were ever to have to be in a gun fight, I cannot put in words how much I would rather have one of my glocks than just my LCP. The LCP is a great gun to own because it is so easy top carry. It is easy to take anywhere that is legal. However, it is hard to shoot well, and hard to run well. My times on drawing and firing from the pocket versus a glock on my belt are notably slower. IMHO get the LCP as a bug but get the glock as your primary carry.
     
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    I carry a Glock 26 every day

    in an ankle holster (back up gun) when I'm working

    when off duty it's my primary gun

    I can hit the small size pepper poppers with it out to 100 yards and it fits my hand great with the Pearce grip adapter

    I carry it everywhere
     
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    With all the talk about the various smaller 9's, I can't believe noone has mentioned the PM9.

    I front or back pocket carry a PM40 everyday without a hitch.

    Either of the PM's very reliable and very pocketable.

    Dirty
     
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