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Glock 26 with Glock 17 mag failures?

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  1. rem44m

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    Hey I'm wondering if there are any of you out there that have significant round count through your G26 with G17 mags without any failures?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. PabloJ

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    I never owned 9x19 Glock, but can tell you that G29 worked perfectly well with 15 cartridge G20 magazines.
     
  3. L-2

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    I have two G26 guns, a Gen3 and a Gen4, with 4300 and 5550 rounds, respectively. I can't recall having failures using either G26, G19, or G17 mags. I don't keep round counts by magazine however.
     
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    My 26 has ran flawless with the 33 round glock mags.
     
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    I've had no issues doing that during range time or IDPA matches
     
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    I havent had any issue with the 17 or 19 mags in my 26's. Factory or Korean.

    The 33 rounders are a different story, and thats not just the 26's. They seem to be problematical in the 17's and 19's as well.
     
  7. Wanderling

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    I don't particularly like shooting G17 mags out of G26 but whenever I did, no failures.
     
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    I've had a few failures using the 33 round mags in my G-26. Never in the G-19. I've never had any issues with the G-26 when using G-19 or G-17 mags.
     
  9. rem44m

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    That's great! I had a G27 that would occasionally have failures with G22 mags and I was worried if I got a G26 it would have the same issues.
     
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    Youtuber Nutnfancy has had such failures on camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSGS9eg9XJM

    Please consider this post only a link relevant information about the OP, and not an endorsement of NNF or his style.
     
  11. TreeDoc

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    G26 3,000 + and counting, 0 failures. However, I don't throw it a water tank, bury it in mud, drop it from a cliff, drag it down a dirt road, fill it with sand. I just shoot it and clean it when I'm done.
     
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    The wife's Gen4 G26 has never malfunctioned even with G19, G17, or G18 mags...

    Edmo
     
  13. Capt. Ct.

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    I never had any problems even with a 33 round mag in my G-26. Looked kind of cool or funny depending on your point of view.
     
  14. Jesse H

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    Gen 4 G26 with ~500 rounds down range. Usually grab 10, 15 and 17-rounders when I'm at the range and no issues. This is with early "LE only" mags, gen 3 and gen 4 mags.

    Our qualification course is 50 rounds, so it's nice to load it all up into 3 17-rounders and be done.
     
  15. rem44m

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    psyopspec, I did see that video, it looks like nutnfancy was having the same issue or a similar one that i was having with my G27. I wish I could figure out what it is that's the issue. I've tried to get it to fail in a lot of different ways and can't duplicate it and then during regular shooting it sometimes it will happen.
     
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    ^^ My only guess might be the physics that come into play with an extended mag. Shooting a G26 with a 33 round magazine adds a weighted pendulum, possibly magnifying any softness in the wrists that might not induce malfunctions with other magazines.

    My personal experience is limited with the longer mags. I have one or two kept in a state where legal, but they haven't been pulled out in a while. I vaguely recall having 1-2 similar malfunctions in a Glock 19, but wasn't too upset since I considered a mag that long nothing more than a range toy.

    Still, I too am curious as a gun guy and a science nerd, about the higher rates of problems given a higher capacity mag.
     
  17. rem44m

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    The physics intrigue me as well, I have read things saying slide velocity is different on the baby Glocks vs the compact or full size so the compact or full size mags don't run 100% in the baby Glocks. I've heard the round "nose dives" into the base of the feed ramp with the larger mags and I don't know what to think. It seems the nose dive issue may be what I'm seeing but I don't know. Either way, they are 100% with the subcompact (baby Glock) mags and it isn't very often I have an issue with the larger mags. I'm kinda a geek and I like to know how and why.
     
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    I had a g33 that shot fine with extended magazines until I put my pinkie on the mag and squeezed too hard. I thought that if I ever needed it for self defense, that adrenalin would probably cause me to use a death grip on it. I traded it for a g32 so that I could keep all three fingers on the grip.
     
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    Who makes a good sleeve/adapter for the extended mag's?
    I've used G19 mag's and never had an issue
     
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