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G26 carry for 10 years...

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Indymann99, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Indymann99


    Sep 29, 2007
    I just noticed that I have been CCW'ing my G26 for 10 years... so natural now I am used to sitting on the couch in sweats with my IWB G26... and my G26 shows ZERO holster wear .... +1 to Glock for the perfect CCW hardware.
  2. Lior


    Jul 23, 2004
    Kudos to ya. Stay safe.

  3. If you don't have any holster wear after ten years you aren't practicing your draw enough.
  4. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001

    10yrs is a long time to carry with no holster wear. That gun must almost NEVER clear the holster.
  5. Skadoosh

    Skadoosh Tap Rack Bang

    Nov 4, 2010
    I've been carrying my g19 for one year and i can notice holster wear. it was new when i got it obviously.
  6. What has been you holster of choice for the last decade?
  7. BailRecoveryAgent

    BailRecoveryAgent Rude Member

    Aug 2, 2010
  8. I've had my Glock 26 for over 10 years. Zero holster wear, too. Heck just the other day I went to draw it from the holster to check the wear, but I couldn't find the gun under the dust bunnies :rofl:

    More seriously, my 26 has an overall fine worn aged petina (kinda like antiques roadshow stuff), hard to notice wear in any one specific spot :)
  9. I have a practice Glock 26 for all my drawing.. And a carry 26 that is shot only a little. So does my J .38 setup.

    Yes well past 10 years as my CHL goes way back into the 3xxx number range!

    I prefer my carry guns to stay tight and little wear as I'd sure hate for the extractor to fail, due to so many rounds fired, just when I need that gun badly.

  10. If it's the old style flat finish, having no holster wear marks is quite an accomplishment. If the gun has the glossy finish, no visible holster wear marks is possible. But not sure when the glossy finish became available (in 2001?).
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  11. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    NE Oklahoma
    What kind of holster do you use?
  12. That's pure genius!

    That same sort of concern is why I recently bought a 17 G4 for a range gun. I know, it's a different model than the 26. But I also wanted to take advantage of its longer grip and sight radius for target games.

    Still, even if you have 2 identical 26 models, there has to be some sort of optimal number of shots taken to establish reliability, yet not over risk wear and potential breakage.

    For example, if you shoot your beater 26 about 5,000 times with no malfunctions, and you shoot your carry 26 about 200 times with no malfunctions. Which gun is statistically more reliable for the next 10 shots?

    Any body remember that Happy Days episode with Laverne and Shirley, where Laverne says to Richie, about his hankie, "is that for showing or for blowing?"
  13. LongGoneDays

    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

    Nov 12, 2005
    I'm almost done with year 3 on my G26. It is usually on my side, but with cooler weather it goes (holstered) into my sweat pants pocket. I even figured out that my shorts I wear with a draw string will hold them up for around the house activity.

    The gun was 6 years old when I bought it, no holster wear at all. I've got a few shiny spots starting now, I'm sure a lot of it comes from never cleaning it or the holster, friction. It'll be ok.
  14. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

    Jun 15, 2011
    it's because glock's plastic/polymer slide doesn't have any finish to wear off of like other pistols.

    Watch....Some dummy is about to quote me and try to gimme a "lesson" on glocks.
  15. G19aps


    Aug 2, 2009
    I'm amazed that you guys are successfully carrying these guns with drawstring sweat pants. I have a hard enough time keeping my pants up with a gunbelt.
  16. Skadoosh

    Skadoosh Tap Rack Bang

    Nov 4, 2010
    i made the mistake of carrying in basketball shorts one day :( to make a short story G19 took a swan dive right into McD's parking lot.
  17. LongGoneDays

    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

    Nov 12, 2005
    My 26 isn't that hard at all to carry in sweat pants. Mind you these are rather large sweat pants so maybe the pockets are deeper? With my 26 in the holster the only thing you can see is the very tip of the bottom, where the hole would be if I didn't have it plugged.

    A long shirt usually fixes that. I do not carry like this unless I'm going to the grocery store right up the road.
  18. ithaca,

    I've maybe shot my carry 26 1000 rounds. And at the end of each year I shoot all my carry ammo that is in the weapon and spare mag. Yep all that +P+ 127gr Winchester ammo. Then I get fresh ammo from my stock are reload a second set of mags.

    Yes I change the mags once a year to (rotate them that is.)

    Usually in the summer once a year I shoot a 100 rounds or so of Winchester white label FMJ ammo.

    Here it is with my E2D and 'Viagra tactical pen'.


    Oh, and I also have a fake metal Glock 26. One of the type used to make holsters. That and my laser glock.


  19. wrenrj1


    May 22, 2002
    The real question is; are you still wearing the same sweatpants!
  20. Ought to be proof enough :)
    You've got some good rotation schedules there.