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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by TheMailman, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. TheMailman

    TheMailman

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    Im an XD guy by trade, but I want something that without a doubt is going to work every damn time I pull the trigger, and the Glock line seems to be that. I want to trade my XD for a G26 because I can get Glocks for $400 brand new (gotta love the MIL discount!). Heres my questions:

    Does the 26 conceal well IWB?

    Is it too big for pocket carry?

    Are the magazines inerchangeble between the 17/19 into the 26?

    Has anyone ever had negative experiences with the 26?

    Are parts inerchangeble between the 17/19/26? (Such as roll pins, springs, triggers, etc?

    Any other info would be greatly appreciated, sorry if I didnt search well enough but I need to know.
     
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  2. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    XD's tend to work every time. Did yours for some reason fail you?

    Sorry, I don't have the answers.
    I've only SHOT the 17, 19 and 21. I've field stripped the 21 but no others.
    Sorry.
     

  3. TheMailman

    TheMailman

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    Not at all, the XD line is pretty reliable as well, but, it just doesnt fit me ergonomically. My most ergonomically correct pistol is my P239, but thats my baby.
     
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    GREAT GUN! LOVE my G26!
     
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  5. I.Hate.Glocks.

    I.Hate.Glocks.

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    Welcome to GT! Go Glock.
     
  6. voyager4520

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    Welcome to GT! I'll answer what I can, not owning a mini-Glock *yet*. In 9mm as long as the magazine is long enough to fit in your gun, it will work. You could use G17, G19, or G26 mags in it. You could even use G18 mags(31 round, +2 with the Glock +2 baseplate for 33).

    The parts that won't interchange: slide lock spring, locking block, barrel, slide, recoil assembly(guide rod). Everything else will interchange to my knowledge. You could even put a G19 barrel in a G26, but that's the only other barrel that would work.

    Other parts like the magazine components, the firing pin assembly, the extractor components, trigger w/trigger bar, and the trigger housing are caliber specific. There's one set each for 9mms, another for .40/.357SIG/45GAP, another for .45ACP/10mm. Some other parts like the slide backplate and magazine catch will be for .45ACP/10mm or 9/.40/.357/.45GAP.

    One common part that people change from the G19 and G26 is the trigger w/trigger bar. The compacts and sub-compacts come with a serrated trigger, which many people don't like. So they take a smooth face trigger w/trigger bar that normally goes into the full size 9mm Glocks and put it in their G19 or G26.

    http://lonewolfdist.com/schematicslist.aspx

    (and thankfully Glocks are devoid of one of my pet peeves, roll pins)
     
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  7. TheMailman

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    No roll pins?! Thats it, Im sold.
     
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  9. oISHUTupNrocKIo

    oISHUTupNrocKIo Glock Lover

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    Read my answers in the quote :wavey:.
     
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