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GLOCK 26 factory +2 extensions

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 21GlockStreet, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. 21GlockStreet

    21GlockStreet

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    Anyone been able to cram 13 rounds into a Glock 26 12 round mag? I did inadvertantly on one and found the others can hold 13 also. Any possible problems doing this?
     
  2. 1337Rob

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    you would be better off just using a G19 mag. The factory magazine springs were not engineered for +1 or +2. Try a 19 mag in place of the + mags, they are surprisingly comfortable.
     

  3. SARDG

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    GLock sells G26 12 rnd mags or one can simply purchase OEM "+" floorplates and inserts to be used with those floorplates on the 10 rnd mag. Never heard of a problem with that OEM setup and I use them on my competiton G26.
     
  4. RLZIII

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    You may want to take a peek at this recent thread: http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1437405

    To answer your question: it's not recommended to loaded the magazine with more rounds than it is rated for. This can cause problems in actual shooting, and can cause unwanted stress on the parts. You're better off just keeping the magazines at 12 rounds.

    Some people have even been able to get 18 rounds in recent GLOCK 17/17L/18/34 magazines without any extension. This is also not recommended for the same reasons.
     
  5. TeeJay37

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    I've been able to put 18 in my stock 17 mag, but afterwards, there is NO room for further compression. I can also put 20 in my 17 with Glock extension with the same result. Someone mentioned that the 26s 10 rd used the same spring as the 19s 15 rd. I took apart one of each and they were the same length. Im sure of they're good for a 15, they'd be good for a 12.


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  6. SARDG

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    The Glock #2429, 9 coil spring is shared with the G19, 23, 26, 27, 29, 32, 33, 38, and 39.

    If you choose to put a Glock OEM + extension and insert on a G17 mag, the spring should be changed to a #2551, 11 coil spring.

    Standard G17, 18, 34 spring is the #448, 10 coil.
     
  7. tango44

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    A hazard waiting to happen, just don't do it, 12 are enough!
     
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  8. TeeJay37

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    Thanks for that. I was about to ask if I needed a new spring for a 17+2.


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  9. DougW

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    I only load 12 rounds in my G26 mags with the +2 bases. Never any issues for me.
     
  10. 21GlockStreet

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    Thanks for the replies. I was curious about the extra round. I use OEM +2 extensions. I keep 12 rounds in them because I didn't feel comfortable cramming an extra round in. Lately I've been carrying spare Glock 17 mags w/my Glock 26, especially after all these out of the blue spree of "lone nut" shootings.
    I only noticed I could fit an extra round into the magazine after I finished cleaning my Glock 26 one day. I had loaded an extra round in by mistake. After crawling around the floor for about 20 minutes looking for the "missing" round, I counted the rounds I had loaded into the magazine, and there it was.