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Old 02-08-2013, 14:15   #1
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glock 26

Hey fellas, im in the market for a glock 26. Found a new gen 3. Was wondering if they were any other differences besides the better feeling grip on the gen 4. Would i be ok with the gen3? Any reliability issues?
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Old 02-08-2013, 14:18   #2
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Your good to go with a Gen 3. The only difference in the two is the grip and mag release.
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Old 02-08-2013, 14:20   #3
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Get it! It's a good gun.
I have both Gen 3 and 4 26's and they are both very good.
No problems with either.
Go to http://us.glock.com/ to read about the differences between Gen 3 and 4. The 26 gen 3 already has the dual springs so it's mostly the grip that you will notice.
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Old 02-08-2013, 14:52   #4
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Difference is mag release, grip profile, and grip texture. I prefer the Gen 4 because of all those.

That said, the Gen 3 is just fine.
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Old 02-08-2013, 15:00   #5
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Hey fellas, im in the market for a glock 26. Found a new gen 3. Was wondering if they were any other differences besides the better feeling grip on the gen 4. Would i be ok with the gen3? Any reliability issues?
My dad has a gen 3 26 and I have a gen 4 26 that I carry as my back up & have shot both & gotta say your good with either but I do like my gen 4 because of the mag release & grip but thats jmo
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Old 02-08-2013, 15:12   #6
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I just purchased a Glock 26 Gen 3 and fell in love all over again. You wont go wrong.
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Old 02-08-2013, 16:48   #7
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Thx guys!
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:08   #8
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Shhhh! My Gen3 26 is two years old and doesn't know it can give problems -- because it hasn't given a one! It is my primary EDC weapon.
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:12   #9
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Personally I prefer a gen3...
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:44   #10
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I prefer a third generation also.
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Old 02-08-2013, 23:59   #11
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I can't speak for the gen 4 as i've never shot one but love my gen 3 g26. Bet you'll like either. The gen 3 felt good in my hand, was 80 bucks cheaper so went with it. I've had no problems with mine or regrets.
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Old 02-09-2013, 00:17   #12
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I have a gen 4 26 and I love it, but with that said I'd buy a gen 3 in a heartbeat if I didn't have one already. Both are awesome guns, it's just a preference.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:05   #13
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I have both Gens 3&4 and the Gen3 is way better grip!
But you can also install Talon Grips on it!
The mag release is way too big on the Gen4 not for me!
I wish I coild get a gen3 in OD green frame!
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:40   #14
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Thanks fellas for the input .The truth of the matter is that i have a brand new unfired xd 9mm full size. I was thinking about trading it or selling it for the 26. But i thought i would keep it and just buy a 26!
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Old 02-09-2013, 13:18   #15
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I bought mine used for $300 two years ago. It is a Gen 3, and someone did a decent job of removing the trigger guard finger hook. No idea how many rounds through it when I bought, but probably not many.
I find I shoot it as well as a full sized 9mm...in fact, I spent a fun range visit outshooting my friend and his Browning HiPower, which he has shot for 20 years!
The G26 is a special pistol.
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Old 02-09-2013, 13:43   #16
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I have two Gen 3 G26's and both my wife and son carry these, also they are very accurate. Get the Gen3 you will be happy with it.
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When comparing the price of a Gen3 vs a Gen4, make sure you take into account any difference in the number of magazines included.
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Old 02-09-2013, 14:24   #18
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I never tried a gen 4. I love my two gen 3 26s.
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Old 02-09-2013, 14:29   #19
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Personally I prefer a gen3...

Same here . . . G26, 27, and 33, all gen 3.
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Old 02-09-2013, 18:34   #20
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I like the Gen 3's better but I still like the Gen 4's.I daily carry my Gen 3 G26.
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