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Old 02-16-2015, 13:08   #1
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What's the best reflex sight option for a Glock 26?

I'm thinking about getting a sight to mount to the top of a Glock 26.

What should I get? What's out there? What's worth owning? What should I avoid?
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Old 02-16-2015, 13:11   #2
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I'd like to ask a couple questions before offering an opinion:

What is your intended use for this Glock 26?
How are you doing shooting it now, as is, without an optic on it?
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Old 02-16-2015, 13:19   #3
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I'd like to ask a couple questions before offering an opinion:

What is your intended use for this Glock 26?
How are you doing shooting it now, as is, without an optic on it?
I feel that that I am an "above average" shooter.
I do have a little trouble with "heeling" the grip on a 26, but that can and will be remedied.

I'm attempting to stretch the Glock 26 into sort of an improvised PDW role.

I want something that can be carried on the body in a holster, but easily converted into a [even MORE] capable weapon with a few moments.

If I can just get a good sight on the top, then a 33 round mag will complement it nicely.

Iron sights are fine, but I would like to try something with a single plane of alignment, and see if I can be faster that way.

Does that answer your questions?
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Old 02-16-2015, 13:42   #4
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I feel that that I am an "above average" shooter.
I do have a little trouble with "heeling" the grip on a 26, but that can and will be remedied.

I'm attempting to stretch the Glock 26 into sort of an improvised PDW role.

I want something that can be carried on the body in a holster, but easily converted into a [even MORE] capable weapon with a few moments.

If I can just get a good sight on the top, then a 33 round mag will complement it nicely.

Iron sights are fine, but I would like to try something with a single plane of alignment, and see if I can be faster that way.

Does that answer your questions?


Yes, it does, and my response is: you have no idea what you are actually looking for and wanting to do, but throwing a $500 optic on a Glock 26 with 33 round magazines is one goof ball idea.
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Old 02-16-2015, 13:45   #5
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Gee, thanks for the help.

Now I remember why I don't come here very much.

I stated precisely what I want to do with this gun, so I don't know where you get off saying that I have no idea what I'm actually looking for, or wanting to do.

As for your comment about it being a goof ball idea, the PDW concept is nothing new. If you're not a fan of it, fine, take it up the chain of command there Budd, 'cause it works for me.

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Old 02-16-2015, 13:48   #6
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You should also consider an aftermarket stock. I keep one duct taped to my weak side in case things go sideways in town. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 02-16-2015, 13:51   #7
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You should also consider an aftermarket stock. I keep one duct taped to my weak side in case things go sideways in town. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 02-16-2015, 13:53   #8
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It'd run you about $250 to get the slide work and refinishing done from ATEi, plus the cost of the optic and sights.
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Old 02-16-2015, 13:59   #9
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Johnny,

With such a short barrel it's not really a great idea to put a reflex sight on a G26.

I shoot steel plates and IDPA with my G26 and I consider myself a great shot. I can tell you that from my experience that a refelx sight will not make you more accurate outside of 10yards with this pistol.

A reflex sight is pointless for self protection.
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Old 02-16-2015, 14:00   #10
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Johnny,

With such a short barrel it's not really a great idea to put a reflex sight on a G26.

I shoot steel plates and IDPA with my G26 and I consider myself a great shot. I can tell you that from my experience that a refelx sight will not make you more accurate outside of 10yards with this pistol.

A reflex sight is pointless for self protection.
Thanks. That's actually pretty helpful.
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Old 02-16-2015, 14:14   #11
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A G17 is much better suited for a reflex sight. I've seen used gen4's in the $450 range.
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Old 02-16-2015, 14:42   #12
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Here, this should pretty much take care of the OP's desire for a super-tactical ninja PDW Glock-Brand-Glock:

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Old 02-16-2015, 14:57   #13
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Here, this should pretty much take care of the OP's desire for a super-tactical ninja PDW Glock-Brand-Glock:

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What about a holster?
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Old 02-16-2015, 15:23   #14
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Here you go:

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Old 02-16-2015, 17:25   #15
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I am kind of not into the reflex sight on a pistol idea. Maybe something chambered in 5.7 or .22 tcm. Just not enough maximum effective range on a 26 to make it worthwhile. I also imagine it will destroy the resale value on the 26 too.
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Old 02-16-2015, 17:52   #16
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Old 02-16-2015, 18:07   #17
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Gabe Suarez has written about a counter terrorist team that uses a rmr ed glock 26 for concealed carry the website above is his retail site . A red dot makes any pistol a better pefermormer at longer distance es
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Old 02-16-2015, 18:22   #18
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What's the best reflex sight option for a Glock 26?

Well the red dot sighted glock will not replace a PDW.

That said it does extend the effective range of the handgun significantly. And the dot is even more of an advantage on the shorter sight radius guns like the glock 26.

But again. It will not replace a PDW. It will always be a handgun.

And just because his name has been brought up a bunch here.

Gabe Suarez is a dick. My favorite company to mill my guns is ATEI. They do great work and aren't gabe Suarez.
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Old 02-16-2015, 18:32   #19
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I do not hide my opinion that I believe that the G26 is about Glock's best. I believe that as there are not many other pistols its size and price that have a couple of decades of reliability; my opinion is that making it bigger goes a long way to negate its specific advantage. I also do not think it is coincidental that a couple of manufacturers that are offering pistols prepared for an optical sight seem to offer full size versions.
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Old 02-16-2015, 18:49   #20
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I first put a Burris Fast Fire 2 on the Glock 21. I have a Docter Optics that will go on, it uses the same bolt pattern. I tried a both the Burris and a Triqicon on a rail on a 22 pistol. The Triqicon was the one with out the battery and I found it to lacking in brightness. So I put the Burris on.
Shooting results for me at 10 yards where that I was shooting all of the red out of the center of the target, and then was shooting the numbers on the target. Big improvement over the iron sight.
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