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Old 10-16-2012, 11:39   #1
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new baby Glock

I just picked up my first baby glock! G26 Gen 3. I was still debating until I got there if I wanted a gen3 or 4 and went with the 3. I have not had the chance to shoot it yet, I'm hoping to get some range time later this week. I'll upload some pics here in a little bit. I intend on using this as my carry gun, and am going to add a slide release extension, mag plate extensions, and a ghost 3.5 trigger connector. What else would every one recommend?
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:48   #2
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I just picked up my first baby glock! G26 Gen 3. I was still debating until I got there if I wanted a gen3 or 4 and went with the 3. I have not had the chance to shoot it yet, I'm hoping to get some range time later this week. I'll upload some pics here in a little bit. I intend on using this as my carry gun, and am going to add a slide release extension, mag plate extensions, and a ghost 3.5 trigger connector. What else would every one recommend?
Congratulations! This is what I carry, too. All I did with mine was put Pearce +1 extensions on the mags and put in a grip plug. Bought mine earlier this year and have had hundreds of rounds through it. More accurate than my full size G22. I'm thinking you'll love it even more once you shoot it. As far as any other add-ons / upgrades... I say do what you want, it's all yours.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:27   #3
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sorry about the cell phone pics
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:28   #4
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sorry about the cell phone pics
never mind the pics did not upload
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:32   #5
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Congrats on your new Glock... how long of a wait was it at that Gun shop ?? Im assuming it was Vances ??? LOL I picked up my blue label 34 from them a few weeks ago and waited for a good 45 minns till my number was called ...
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Old 10-16-2012, 13:05   #6
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Congrats ! My best suggestion is buy as much ammunition as you can afford and shoot,shoot and shoot some more,then if you think you need to change something go for it. SJ 40
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Old 10-16-2012, 13:50   #7
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Mine worked pretty darn good with just a cleaning. I later added a night sight (singular - I prefer front only), and then a grip plug just because. Ammo is a good expenditure.
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Old 10-16-2012, 14:00   #8
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Congrats on the new addition to your family! I own a couple Gen3 26's as well and have to say you picked a fine carry piece.. Only thing Id change is leaving the stock connector in for a carry gun, but thats just me. Be safe!

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Old 10-16-2012, 14:00   #9
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Recently picked up a Gen. 4 for the same purpose. I wanted the Gen. 4 with the DOT connector. I'm happy, it has quite a good trigger, as Glocks go.
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Old 10-16-2012, 14:19   #10
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Wait on the mods.

Congrats on the new 26. I'm rather partial to my gen 4 27, which I've had a little over a year now.

Before you make any modifications, especially on a CARRY gun, shoot a couple thousand rounds through it. By then, it'll be broke in, AND you'll have a clearer idea what you need.

Most SD gurus say not to monkey with a carry gun, as "overzealous prosecutors" could have a field day with you in court if you DO have to defend yourself.
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Old 10-16-2012, 14:34   #11
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Congrats, I also purchased this same Glock. This is what I have done to mine.


Trijicon HD Tritium Night Sights GL 1010 Glock Green Dots
Slide release extention
Pearce extension on mag...other than this, I see no more reason to add anything else

I really enjoy shooting this gun
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Old 10-16-2012, 15:35   #12
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Congrats on your new Glock... how long of a wait was it at that Gun shop ?? Im assuming it was Vances ??? LOL I picked up my blue label 34 from them a few weeks ago and waited for a good 45 minns till my number was called ...
I have never been to Vances. i go to the Powder Room in Powell.
and it took about two mins to fill out the paper work and two mins on the phone and that was it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 15:51   #13
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Enjoy your G26. I continue to believe it is one of Glock's best efforts. I would probably shoot it some first so you have a base line to compare. Not every part change always goes as planned. http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1447998
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Old 10-16-2012, 16:41   #14
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Congrats on the new 26. I'm rather partial to my gen 4 27, which I've had a little over a year now.

Before you make any modifications, especially on a CARRY gun, shoot a couple thousand rounds through it. By then, it'll be broke in, AND you'll have a clearer idea what you need.

Most SD gurus say not to monkey with a carry gun, as "overzealous prosecutors" could have a field day with you in court if you DO have to defend yourself.
congratulations to the OP on your new purchase. My EDC gun is a 27. I agree 100% with what this poster above said. FWIW
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Old 10-16-2012, 17:46   #15
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I'm considering a G26 as my next handgun purchase. I currently have a G19, but am a little concerned about using it as EDC because of the size (esp. the grip for IWB carry). Leaning towards Gen. 4, as I had to add a Hogue grip to my Gen. 3 G19 to keep it from slipping around in my hand when doing a lot of shooting at the range. This probably wouldn't be an issue with a carry gun, but the more aggressive grip texturing on the Gen. 4 might be an improvement, nonetheless.
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Old 10-16-2012, 17:55   #16
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Congrats on the G26!
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Old 10-16-2012, 18:01   #17
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Congrats on your 26. I would recommend to just polish the internals, get a "." connector and a 6 lb trigger spring. I have a 27 and have tried a drop in 3.5 and the ultimate. Went back to the "." connector because it is a lot smoother
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Old 10-16-2012, 18:05   #18
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I would add some night sights and you are good to go.
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Old 10-16-2012, 18:10   #19
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G26's are cool!

I'd recommend several thousand rounds of Tula or Brown Bear ammo!
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Old 10-16-2012, 18:17   #20
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You mentioned magazine floor plates. I first heard of Gap floor plates on this forum. I purchased a set and am in awe how well they keep my hand from slipping on the grip when drawing and firing. I prefer them much more than the Pearce grips. Its just my opinion but worth a look.
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Old 10-16-2012, 18:21   #21
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need a laser grip? almost new..
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Old 10-16-2012, 21:35   #22
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im completely opposite of most people i guess.. i have a g19 and g26 for carry, but i decided the g26 is too small so i never carried it...........next is a g21 for iwb..
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Old 10-16-2012, 21:48   #23
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Congrats on the G26.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:12   #24
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I carry a G26 (Gen 3) daily. Gotta love it!

The only thing I've done is add Talon Grips.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:34   #25
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Night sights if it doesn't come with 'em. GAP floorplates as others have mentioned. I've found I do NOT need an extended slide release, and would recommend you try the standard version for a while before deciding to replace it. I did add the longer magazine release (from the larger frame guns) which makes for faster mag changes in IDPA/USPSA matches, where I frequently shoot the G26. The longer release does not interfere with any of my holsters and I've never accidentally dropped a mag. But if you are going to use it ONLY as a carry gun and are not carrying a spare magazine I would stick with the standard mag release.

I also prefer the smooth triggers over the grooved triggers that come standard (supposedly the grooved ones qualify as "target" triggers and so help the G26 get enough points to be imported). I find the smooth face is easier on my trigger finger over long firing sessions.

I'd also recommend polishing the sliding surfaces of the trigger system, but would NOT replace the connector until you have a lot of rounds through a standard setup. For a carry gun you want a trigger action that's smooth but not too light. After a few thousand rounds you'll probably find that the standard connector is just fine.
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