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Got my new Glock 26.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Alaskapopo, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

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    I purchased a Glock at a silent auction. I won the bid with $380. I also paid an additional $50 for the Glock night sights. I love the glock brand night sights. They have a clear coating that keeps the dirt out of the white ring area. On my previous glocks the white outline fills with dirt and disappeared after just a few days of carry. The new sights are an improvement. I have put about 500 rounds through it so far with 2 malfunctions. one was with a full size 17 mag. No worries I have yet to see a mini Glock (27.33,30 now 26) work 100% reliably with full size mags. I also had a strage stove pipe when firing left handed. It could have been limp wristing or a underpowered shot. Other than that it works great. I am carring it till my Kimber gets back from being re-finished. Its not a bad little gun at all. Anyway I think I finally found a mini glock that will meet my reliability standard. the last 2 I tried did not work out for me. A 27 then a 33. I also noticed the finish looked a little more textured and blacker than my previous Glocks. Anyone know if Glock changed its Tefner finishing process?
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    turbonatr Senior Member Millennium Member

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    My G26 works fine with my G17 and G19 mags, FWIW.

    The most probable reason for the stovepipe is limp wristing.

    Tenifer is NOT a coating (or finish), it is a metal treatment. The black finish on Glocks is a black phosphate coating. Glock has changed their finish from a flat black to more of a semi-gloss black phosphate over the years.
     

  3. Washington D.C.

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    What problems did you have with your G-27 and G-33.My first subcompact Glock was a G-27 but I never tried 40 S&W in it.I bought it before Glock came out with the G-33 but there were a couple of aftermarket companies making 357 Sig conversion barrels for the G-27 at the time.I bought it with the purpose of converting it to 357.I used it in 357 until Glock came out with the G-33.Then I traded it for a G-33.It has been 100% for me.It is the earliest version Glock made.Now with all of the good 9mm ammo available I want to get a factory G-26 top end for the G-33 or get a G-26.I have also been looking at the SW99C compact for $399.I bought a factory G-27 replacement barrel for the G-33 recently.I haven't fired it yet and it seems to chamber difficultly.Not as smoothly as the old 357 barrel anyway.
     
  4. Alaskapopo

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    Rounds would nose dive on the feed ramp with the 27 if the mag was loaded with more than 5 rounds with full power 155 and 165 grain ammo. The 180 grian stuff worked fine.

    The 33 rounds would nosedive on the feed ramp when I was firing with my support hand only. (left handed)
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    Thanks for the info.My G-33 works great but I heard the newer ones have a different feed ramp and tighter chamber.My new factory G-27 barrel looks like it might be a problem.I haven't shot it yet but it's a new L series replacement and seems "jerky" chambering a round.I had a Federal 40 S&W barrel for a short time time that worked but I swapped it for the factory barrel.The feed ramp on the new factory barrel looks like it's higher in the rear near the magazine.I bought a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel too and I like some of the 9mm ammo available these days.
     
  6. Pred8tory

    Pred8tory Retired Copper Lifetime Member

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    The Tenifer finish is a metal process and is part of the metal itself. The exterior oxide finish has varied over the years from a sandpaper-like flat black to a semi-gloss. It is merely cosmetic.