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Old 05-15-2013, 20:35   #1
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Grip Extension on G26 - Yes or No?

Who uses grip extenders on their G26 magazines? Do you find them necessary or do you just prefer the stock flush floor plate?

I'm considering adding a G26 for another carry option. Currently its either a snub (LCR) or G17 so something to go in between those two in terms of size/capacity would be nice.

My concern is basically "needing" the grip extenders to have good control, but then having ability to conceal being hindered.

I suppose draw is easier with extenders as well. But then with the extenders, going to the G19 might not be much more of a step up, and you get the extra 5 rounds.

Insight is appreciated
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Old 05-15-2013, 20:38   #2
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Old 05-15-2013, 20:46   #3
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I don't think they are necessary to shoot the baby Glocks well. But, YMMV.
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Old 05-15-2013, 21:04   #4
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I've had a Glock 26 since 2005. For five and a half of those years it has been my only daily carry gun. I have a stock flush fitting 10 round mag, one with the GAP ledge that was linked above, a +0 Pearce pinky extension and a +2. I also have plenty of 15 and 17 round magazines (and a G19 I've had since 2009).

I primarily carry with the +0 extension, but I do often use the GAP baseplate from concealablecontrol as well. The most noticeable difference I see is in the draw, although follow up shots do seem to be faster (haven't tested enough with the timer to quantify it).

This inevitably turns into a discussion about "why put an extension on a sub compact instead of just getting a compact?".

Well, in my (extensive) experience, a sub (like a G26) with a +0 pinky extension carries/conceals better than a compact (like a G19). It's very easy to grow a sub, but not so easy to shrink a compact.

Bottom line:
If I could only have one gun, it would be a Glock 26. For my birthday later this year I am fairly certain I will be getting a second Glock 26. The G19 is nice, but it cannot do what the G26 can...while the G26 can (basically) do what the G19 does.
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Old 05-15-2013, 21:15   #5
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I've had a Glock 26 since 2005. For five and a half of those years it has been my only daily carry gun. I have a stock flush fitting 10 round mag, one with the GAP ledge that was linked above, a +0 Pearce pinky extension and a +2. I also have plenty of 15 and 17 round magazines (and a G19 I've had since 2009).

I primarily carry with the +0 extension, but I do often use the GAP baseplate from concealablecontrol as well. The most noticeable difference I see is in the draw, although follow up shots do seem to be faster (haven't tested enough with the timer to quantify it).

This inevitably turns into a discussion about "why put an extension on a sub compact instead of just getting a compact?".

Well, in my (extensive) experience, a sub (like a G26) with a +0 pinky extension carries/conceals better than a compact (like a G19). It's very easy to grow a sub, but not so easy to shrink a compact.

Bottom line:
If I could only have one gun, it would be a Glock 26. For my birthday later this year I am fairly certain I will be getting a second Glock 26.
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Old 05-15-2013, 21:18   #6
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The G26 is such a soft shooter that i came to the realization that the pinky finger is way over rated and totally unnecessary for good marksmanship.
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Old 05-15-2013, 21:29   #7
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I totally agree that the grip extensions are not needed to control the g26.

I do carry mine with the 10 round mag and the gap floor plate for a more secure draw.

I also carry (2) spare magazines on my week side; either (2) 10 round Mag's with the +2 grip extension or (2) GLOCK 19 Mag's with the xgrip sleave, but that is only for higher round counts for reloads......not for added control.

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Old 05-15-2013, 21:31   #8
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I should specify...I never carry with the stock flush 10 round magazine any more. I haven't for a long time. As soon as I tried those GAP floor plates they took the place of the flush mags. I personally see no reason at all to carry with the stock regular flush plate when you can go with the GAP plate instead.

And I checked my mags, I don't have any with the stock baseplate anymore. They all have GAP plates now. Or a +0 pinky extension or a +2.
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Old 05-15-2013, 21:35   #9
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I have been waiting for the opportunity to try the gap plates for my G26. The grip is fine for mr and I don't need a place for my pinky, but I would like to see how they effect the draw.
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Old 05-15-2013, 21:36   #10
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I have been waiting for the opportunity to try the gap plates for my G26. The grip is fine for mr and I don't need a place for my pinky, but I would like to see how they effect the draw.
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Old 05-15-2013, 21:37   #11
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I carry my G26 with the GLOCK 12rd mags.

hard to find, not cheap, but they are worth it!
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Old 05-15-2013, 21:39   #12
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I carry my G26 with the GLOCK 12rd mags.

hard to find, not cheap, but they are worth it!
I carry the 10 round in weapon and a 17 round mag as backup...
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Old 05-15-2013, 21:53   #13
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Get GAP floor plates and a set of Talon grips. It makes a great little gun even better. G26 rules the sub compact world!! IMHO.

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Old 05-15-2013, 22:35   #14
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Try them....you will love them!
Once I find someone at the range with them on their magazines I will make my decision -- I am too cheap to shell out $20 for something I may or may not like!
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Old 05-15-2013, 22:39   #15
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If you go with any + extensions stick with the Glock factory extension. Tried some others but found the Glock OEM were the best. My opinion of course.
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Old 05-16-2013, 00:17   #16
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I use Pierce +0 extensions once-in-a-while, but most of the time, I use the flush mag. When my GAP floorplates arrive, I have a feeling I'll be using them all of the time.

For me, the +0 extensions are concealable, but I prefer to carry at 3:00, and they poke out just a hair. They don't offer very much in the way of retention during the draw, so I generally don't bother using them. I just carry my 19 if I want a bigger grip.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:59   #17
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I bought my safe queen g26 used from a friend. It already had pearce extension grips on the mags. I'm sure I'd have no problem shooting it without them on there, but I will say I do like them, and have no plans of removing them. They really do not play a part in trying to CC the pistol.
Being that they were on there when I got the pistol I always forget they were an add on accessory.

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Old 05-16-2013, 04:43   #18
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I use the Pearce PG 2733 +1 floorplates on my G26. Supposed to be +1 for the G27 and G33, +2 on the G26, but I have to force (using an UpLULA) the 12th round into the magazine, so I carry with 11.

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Old 05-16-2013, 05:08   #19
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Carry 10 rounds in weapon with the GAP plate and 17 round mag in the truck.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:08   #20
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I use the Pearce PG 2733 +1 floorplates on my G26. Supposed to be +1 for the G27 and G33, +2 on the G26, but I have to force (using an UpLULA) the 12th round into the magazine, so I carry with 11.

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LOL Yea that's another feature I always took for granted and never give much thought when using the Pearce extension grips. +1 capability. I never even tried to put the 12 th round in the mag.. Thought it might be putting a little to much pressure on the mag spring. 11+1 in a pistol the size of a g26 isn't bad.
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