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Is The G26 the best Glock??

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Gunmeister, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. Gunmeister

    Gunmeister

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    In the last few years I have owned or own many firearms, mostly Glocks and Kahrs. I own a few S&W and Taurus revos but that's a whole other topic.
    The Glocks I have owned/own:
    G26, my first Glock, I liked it a lot, for some dumb reason I sold it, big mistake.
    G19, had two of these, both great guns. The older, Gen 2, was the better, just a little too large LOA for me to CCW.
    G23, nice gun also, just a little too large LOA for me to CCW.
    G27, another good one which I sold in a moment of stupidity.
    G33, nice macho gun, too loud and too expensive to shoot.
    G30, like trying to CCW a brick, nice shooter but I can't say it was a really great gun.
    G26, Recently bought another one, this one is a keeper for all the obvious reasons. Easy to CCW, eats whatever you feed it, 9MM ammo reasonable and readily available, very-very accurate. Just an all round great firearm which IMHO, stock, right out of the box is the best of all Glocks for civilian CCW.;a
    Now if old Gaston could just come up with a lean, mean single stack 8 round 9MM, he'd sell a bunch of them. ;c
     
  2. DonGlock26

    DonGlock26

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    I too think the G-26 is at the top of the heap in the "Best Glock for CCW" category. I've had one since they came out. I have other pistols that I love, but I always go to my G-26 for CCW. It is very good in that role.

    I appreciate the light weight, but hi-capacity. The short overall length makes it a snap to conceal under a shirt or windbreaker. It gives up nothing in accuracy and handles 9mm recoil surprisingly well. The G-26 has all the advantages of the Glock pistols, too. ;3


    Cheers,

    Don
     

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    The 26 is a great CCW weapon.
     
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    After having handled and shot all the standard Glock models available in the US except for a G32, G33 & G37 ... (I liked the G31 fine, but I'm not particularly impressed by the caliber itself) ... when it came time to actually buy one for personal reasons I decided on the G26. It wasn't a difficult choice, and I've been very pleased with it.

    I recently decided to add a G27 to my collection ... but if I were only going to own ONE Glock as a personal defensive weapon, it would be the G26.

    The G26 may not be the BEST Glock when it comes to overall considerations (Duty use, service capacity, overall ergonomics for folks with large hands, etc., etc.) ... but it's the best choice for my off duty needs when I want something "more" than my 642, and offers an interesting alternative to my favored 3913 & CS9, as well as being lighter than my .40's & .45's ... (hence the change of mind to add a G27;) ) ...
     
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    PaulBk Grumpy Grandpa

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    Yes, it is ;f
     
  6. Pred8tory

    Pred8tory Retired Copper Lifetime Member

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    I second that emotion.;?
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  7. Jake-Gallows

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    I carried my G19 in the first couple personal protection classes that I taught, then I got a G26 and started carrying it in class to shoot demonstrations for students and love it. It will never replace the G19 for a daily carry weapon, or as my "go to" weapon when things may get bad. But it definately has it's place. Maybe not the best...but a close second
     
  8. Glennbo

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    Your experience reminds me of mine. All I owned for years was a little Beretta Jetfire. It carried easy, but as I learned more about firearms it's inadequacies became glaring (like the time I shot it at a crowded range and I heard laughter and "What in the world was that" comments). I could only really afford one gun, so I wanted to make the best choice possible. It had to be small enough to carry comfortably. I rented or borrowed several compacts (H&K, SIG, Browning, Walther PPK, and Glock 26) and range tested them all. The H&K was equal to the Glock but needlessly expensive and so, having to choose literally one gun to own, I've got a G26. I'm very happy with it. I carry it everywhere and it's even easier to conceal than I thought it would be. I can regularly shoot it on a tight budget. PERFECT!
     
  9. TimC

    TimC Uhavthecontrols

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    My G26 seems to point better or more naturally than the G19 for me. 1911's and BHP's piont like a finger, and the G26 is almost as "automatic" pointing.
     
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    No, have one and would rather have a G20, G21, G29, or G30........
     
  11. BusterDog

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    Yes!

    At the August 14 IDPA match at Prado Olympic Shooting Park I placed 1st (tied two others) in accuracy (not time) out of about 40 shooters. I was using a G26 and SideArmor IWB holster while the two I tied used full-sized 1911s with OWB holsters. Also, among the group were about four accomplished shooters that just returned victorious from the California IDPA championships held in San Luis Obispo.

    I'm not saying I am a top shooter because I'm not even close (only Marksman classification). What I am saying is for the course of fire that day (15 yards and closer, rapid fire, multiple bad guys) the G26 shined!

    On that type course the little gun points faster and hits where I point better than any other pistol I own. Out of 8 stages, about 35 bad guys, I only dropped 10 points (5 points were for grazing a no shoot blocking 90% of the bad guy behind).
     
  12. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

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    I'm thinking about shooting my G26 at Prado at the next IDPA shoot! I placed 6th overall the last shoot I attended shooting my G17. Did your hands get tired after all that shooting due to the small grip? I've been so impressed with my new G26 that I definitely want to give it a go at IDPA!

    As far as being the "BEST" Glock.......aaaaaaarrrrgggggghhhhh.....I can't think that hard!!!!!!! ;g ;g ;g
     
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    I own a 26 and it is an excellent point of aim pistol. Right out of the box I was kicking butt.
     
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    My hands were fine. I was using Winchester Value Packs. I can shoot the little gun all day with no ill affects.
     
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    I've shot my 26 at IDPA matches when I'm in the mood to shoot what I really carry. The only difference I find in my scores is that I'm a little faster with my 17. It could be due to grip, but I actually prefer the grip shape on the 26 to the 17. The location of the hump fits my hand better. I think I'm a little faster with the 17 becasue I have some incredibly bright fiber optics on the 17, but night sights on the 26.
     
  16. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

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    :cool: :cool: :cool: KOOL :cool: :cool: :cool:


    I'm gonna go for it! I'll be using one standard G26 mag and two G17 mags. I was shooting it a couple of days ago using Blazer. I use to detest that stuff in the old days but this fodder worked just fine with zero stoppages and accuracy was great.

    I found it and Winchester Value Packs for about $8 per 50 at the Stockade. Do you know of a cheaper place to get the ammo?
     
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    I have owned a G17 and now have the 19 and 26. The subcompact is my favorite. When you first pick up it seems that the grip is too short. I actually shoot it the best of anything I have had and of course it is great to carry and perfectly reliable.
     
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    That's my next one. If it weren't for my AA 22 conversion for my 17/22 I'd dump both of those for the sub compacts. I have the 19/23s but I dig that little 30. I carry that every day. The 26 would be invisible. Todd
     
  19. 9mmLuva

    9mmLuva Vote 4 Pedro!

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    I don't know about CA but, at any Wal-Mart in PA, Winchester White Box (100 Round Value Pack) is usually $10.89 - $10.99. For me, it's a great deal.
     
  20. Deaf Smith

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    I have all three flavors, 17, 19, and 26. The 26 is the most carriable CCW, and slow fire is actually the most accurate. The 19, if you live where you can wear a jacket most of the year, would be the most practical choice, BUT, I don't live in that environment.

    So, the 26 is hands down the best CCW, and the 17 hands down the best combat pistol. The 19 is for those who can only afford one I guess.

    Right now, I'm carrying my 19, but then it stays in the car while I pack the Smith Centennial around in the hot Texas sun.

    When it gets cooler, the 26 comes out and is on me and the Centennial goes back to the safe.

    Deaf