Good Article on the Glock 26

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    I like the photo of the 2.5...I had one, loved it..never should have sold it!
     
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    Thanks for the article. I just posted a thread asking about the 26.

    Does that mean the 26's 10 round magazine and the 17's 10 round magazine are one and the same ?

    EDIT: Never mind. Realized the 17 mag would have to still stick out as the 17's magwell is deeper, just like putting one in a 19. DOH
     
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    Same capacity, but different lengths.
     
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    Thanks
    I was editing my post at the same time. Realized the error in my thinking.
     
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    The author of the article is mistaken when he writes that the G26 was introduced in 1994. The ten-round magazine limit of the September 13, 1994, federal "assault weapon" ban provided the motivation to begin Glock's development of the G26 and G27 Subcompact models, but the very earliest G26 (BMX###US) and G27 (BMY###US) pistols were not imported until July 1995. These were so-called Gen2.5 models, but they in actuality set the basic pattern for the Gen3 models (called FGR by Glock) of 1998. They are Glock's first ever pistols with finger grooves and thumb dimples (plus a dual spring RSA). The Gen2.5 lacks checkering between grooves, and because of the short dustcover there are no rails. Otherwise, it is classic Gen3 almost three years early.

    His description of the Gen5 G26 centers on the superficial alterations made to the frame polymer shapes, and ignores the very significant internal mechanical improvements that solve several issues that have been present since the first Glock was made. He is correct about the polygonal rifling of the post-Gen4 barrels...it's still polygonal but stepped between contour changes. It is definitely NOT traditional land and groove rifling.

    The author makes his greatest error by not addressing the other Subcompact models G27 and G33, identical in size and weight and features but superior in ballistic performance to the 9mm G26. At the expense of only one round, the G27 or G33 put a G26 to shame. A G33 will send an Underwood 125-gr JHP 357SIG bullet down range at better than 1400 fps and 550 ft•lbf from its 3.4-inch barrel. You won't get anything similar with commercial 9mm +P ftom even the G17's 4.5-inch barrel. Like so many others the author is stuck in the world of 9x19mm mediocrity and completely ignores the Glock Subcompacts in the better calibers.
     
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