Good idea or bad idea?

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  1. cosmose

    cosmose

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    So I really like my 26 until i shoot it, for whatever reason i cannot shoot a 26 or 43 well at all (other glocks are good to go) the 26 is just hand size groups at 7-10 yards. For years i have always said a S&W sigma felt the best in my hand right below a 1911. well i finally got to shoot a sdve and it totally out shot my 26 but maybe not as well as a 19 but i only shot about 20-25 rounds thru it. long story short i'm considering trading my 26 for a sdve:outtahere:

    Part of me feels like its a stupid ideal but on the other hand the sdve holds more ammo feels better and shoots better for me. My understanding is the sdve are good to go as far as reliability and durability??
     
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    if it works for you... go for it. i don't see a downside to it.
     
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    Do what you like.

    And it's "idea".
     
  4. J_Rico

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    If you shoot it better it is a good idea.
     
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  5. sciolist

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    In the brave new world, ideas have been replaced with ideals.
     
  6. SargeMO

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    If you can proficiently operate a DA revolver, you can learn to proficiently operate the SD or Sigma. Several years ago I carried an 'Allied Forces' 40 Sigma and used it to kill a coyote at about 70 yards, from the seat of a idling tractor. I think they're pretty good pistols.
     
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    Maybe try a mag extension? You will get a full grip or nearly so.
    If you just can't get along with the 26, trade for another 19. This is Glocktalk after all.
     
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    If you shoot it well, get one!
     
  9. CDR_Glock

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    Getting what you shoot best is always a good idea.


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    I've nothing against getting a different gun.

    But, you might want to try various shooting test, comparing between guns. If the purpose is self defense, then tests with an eye toward that. I like things such as draw and put 3 shots on target, as fast as you can (a miss is a dq). Maybe 8" circle at 10 yards. Try it 2 hand, strong hand, and weak hand from (that one from low ready). They can all be from low ready, but using the draw can help assess how well the grip works with carry.

    Reliability factors into the testing, too. Weak hand might cause malfunctions.

    The best gun for you is whatever it is. I'm just suggesting some sort of accuracy testing under a clock.
     
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    Your 26 is worth probably $200 dollars more than a sigma . I would consider that in my trade deal . You might find someone that will trade you even for their 19 . That would be a even trade .
     
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    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    Like others have said go with what you can shoot best. If you ever do need it that is the one that you will want.
     
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    Seaweed02 Boatswain's Mate

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    I had the same problem with a Glock 42. I just couldn't shoot it accurately even when I took my time.

    I think you should get the one you shoot better with because that is what I would do.
     
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    H&K .45 AUTO Gunslinger

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    I had an SD9VE with a set of XS Big Dots and it was a hell of a nice gun for keeping in the center console of the car, or tossing in the tackle box. Value-wise... I think you could get a few bucks cash on top of the S&W for your G26. Quality wise, you won’t be giving up anything. If you don’t mind the long heavy trigger pull, the SDVE series are nice guns. I wouldn’t mind having another one.
     
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    Whatever works best for you.
    Just curious, why not get a G19?
     
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    Might be the better way to go, but I have always liked the sdve/sigma's but was scared of the triggers until I shot one
     
  19. BrickwallBomber

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    DON'T DO ITTTT! Just throw a couple bucks @ your 26 and MAKE IT feel right in your hand! I have a 26 and personally I love it, albeit I threw quite a few bucks at it as well, but the biggest thing for me was upgrading my trigger and sights (Pyramid ultimate flat face, a Trijicon RMR and a Blacklist threaded match barrel) aaaannddd MANNNNNN does it make a huge DIFFERENCE in shooting behavior, group size, and accuracy! The trigger is so crisp and smoother than the cream cheese I spread on my bagel bubbie! Try it you'll see! Promise
     
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  20. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Yes.. every time.. shooting what you shoot well is a good idea. 45 long colt.. 1911.. 22 ruger pistol.. whatever you can perform with when needed.
     
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