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Winchester Ranger T +P+ OK with G26 ??

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Zertek, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Zertek

    Zertek

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    Had a chance to pick up some Winchester Ranger T's 127gr +P+ today so I got them then I got to thinking will my G26 handle them OK Opinions ???
     
  2. DLL9mm

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    The G26 will handle them just fine.
     

  3. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

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    Got my G26 on my side right now loaded with them. :supergrin:
     
  4. NYStatePD

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    The G26 can handle anything its bigger brothers can.
     
  5. ColCol

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    I've been giving serious thought to the G26 and decided to rent one a few weeks back since I had the G19 with me and had a box of the Ranger T 126 gr +P+ ammo. I loaded up the G26 and can say it's at least the equal to my G19 in accuracy and fed it just fine. I'll be using that when I get the G26.
     
  6. NG VI

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    The 26/27 are some beastly little pistols, performance way out of line with their size.

    They'll be fine.
     
  7. glocknbruce

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    My G19 eats them with ease, im sure the 26 is no different
     
  8. Zertek

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    Thanks guys for all the replies, I sure feel better......
     
  9. cowboy1964

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    Anyone have chrono results for +P+ from a baby Glock? Seems to me you'd lose a lot of velocity with a 3.46" barrel. Kind of like shooting a .357 Magnum in a snubby. It's not worth it.
     
  10. There are actually 2 answers to your question.

    1. According to the Glock Owners Manual you should only use ammunition that meets SAAMI or NATO Specifications. Since +P+ is a designation for SAAMI member companies to use on ammunition that is over SAAMI pressure limits, you should not use +P+ ammo in your G26.

    2. According to the Glock Armorers Manual. American 9MM +P+ is just fine in 9MM Glocks.

    I carry +P+ ammo in my G17 and G19. They have suffered no ill effects from shooting it.
     
  11. You'll lose maybe 40-50 fps over a G19.

    Really don't lose that much velocity and I think they are worth it.
     
  12. JimBianchi

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    They go BOOM very nicely in my G26.

    I used them for awhile and they were 100% reliable for me.

    Big flash, big boom and never an issue.

    I carry HST 147 now. Faster flow ups and easier to find on a regular basis.
     
  13. betyourlife

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  14. G26S239

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    9mm does not lose that much velocity in a 3.46" versus 4" barrel. It may not be worth it to you but my 26 (the oldest of the two) has always been loaded with 115 +P+, 127 +P+ or 124 +P loads. The added recoil of +P+ versus standard pressure 9mm in a 26 is negligible, particularly when compared to the recoil of a 27.
     
  15. aujrb

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    Here are a few sites with +P+ velocity info from a G26. Other ammo info can be found, too.

    It doesn't look like the shorter barrel is too detrimental to the performance of the Rangers. They're my carry round.

    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Glock26Velocities.htm

    http://www.gunandgame.com/forums/glock/13730-range-report-glock-26-a.html

    http://www.thehighroad.us/archive/index.php/t-106581.html
     
  16. Travelin' Jack

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    I don't really notice a difference in recoil between 127gr +p+ Ranger-T's and 115gr WWB out of my 26 unless I am thinking about it. It's a good deal louder, though.
     
  17. I used to carry 127+p+ in my G26. I had one round fail to feed and lock up the gun. In other words, if I had been in a gunfight, it would have been curtains. I lost confidence in the round because of that and dropped back to 124+p which have been 100%.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  18. CDW4ME

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    127+P+ Ranger T average for 5 shots:
    Glock 26: 1,182 fps
    Glock 19: 1,238 fps
     
  19. jason.223

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    3.5 barrel glock 26 ..most 115 +P+ go 1250 fps. ( out of my glock 19 they go 1300 fps plus.. Rem 115 +P+ went 1400 fps!!! ) All shot over my chronograph

    Plus 357 magnum in 2.5 inch barrel S&W 66

    few of the loads I have chronographed

    Corbon 125 JHP = 1373 fps
    Win 158 JHP = 1120 fps
    Rem 125 JHP = 1297 fps

    I would say it is worth it...

    45 ACP chronoed out of glock 21 and 3.5 inch colt 1911 officers model

    Rem +p 185 HP 1120 fps in glock 1011 fps in 1911
    Corbon +P 185 HP 1143 fps in glock 1050 fps in 1911
    Rem 230 FMJ 812 fps in glock 760 fps in 1911

    Jason