Just bought a new Glock 26 Gen5

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by shadowlands, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. shadowlands

    shadowlands

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    Just bought a new Glock 26 Gen5. Tomorrow I'm off to Academy for some JHP's for it.
    I only have ball at the house.

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    Nice buy. With the micro compacts all the rage, the 26 is a forgotten classic.
     
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  3. shadowlands

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    I played with a few of these, but it just wasn't for me. I loved something about my former G27 way more than my former G42. Even though it's more difficult to have on my all day, I just love the "feel" of the G26/27's.
     
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    G26 Is THE Classic Sub Compact 10 round 9mm that all others are compared to. That’s saying something. Almost like the .30-06 bolt action hunting rifle.
    Nice purchase, been think of getting one myself. But I already own the G27...
     
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    10or45 NRA Benefactor Life Member

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    I prefer the G26/27 also if it were my only concealed carry gun. They are still slim enough and have a short grip to prevent printing. A big plus is the back up mag can be a G17/22 or larger. In this day and age capacity is important.
     
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    Congrats. They are great guns, especially If you have larger hands, need that beefier grip, and still conceals & shoots well.
     
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    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    Congrats!!!
     
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    Congrat`s Shadowlands! I love my G26-4. I`m trying not to buy the G5 though. It wont do anything different than my G4. But damn, i really like the look without the finger bumps. Yet again, my G4 with the finger bumps is not an issue for me. I wish i could hate my G4, but i dont...lol. Let us know how it works out! And the ammo you ran in it.

    Be safe ;)
     
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    My G26.3 is a great, great pistol. I love the feel of those grooveless gen 5s, too.

    Enjoy it!
     
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    Thanks. I love the Gen3 and Gen4 also.
     
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    HEXE9 Supports Our Flag

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    Congrats on a great new shooter!
     
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    H&K .45 AUTO Gunslinger

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    Should have kept the G27. This is like trading a V8 for a 4 banger. Nice gun, but wrong caliber. If it makes you happy though... Congrats.
     
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    OP, you only have ball Ammo at home?

    :holysheep:
     
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    Your prior G-27 experience and training will be a plus, as well as holsters and gear you swap out from that former carry package.
    You'll have a lot of fun with your new friend. Glock night sights, and an extended slide stop change out is all I would do, that and shoot the $#!+ out of it.
    Congrats!
     
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    Good luck with it and have fun!
    I once had a G27 and couldn't get used to the grip. I wound up buying a spacer to use the 13 round mag. Then it was too heavy. Fast forward…now I have a G43 that is perfect for me.
     
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    You got rid of your G27?
     
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    Congrats!

    The 26 is a great gun
     
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    Congrats again and this answers the question I asked in another thread about the G27. Why did you sell/trade it? Not that the G26.5 is a bad purchase at all, just wondering why you didn't just get a conversion barrel for the G27 and have both calibers.

    On a side note, not that I'd recommend it, but you can shoot 9mm out of a .40 magazine. I did it by accident years ago. I use to have both a G19 and G23. During my annual qualification with the G19 I realized I had grabbed one of the G23 mags out of the safe. I was more than halfway through the requal when I realized I was carrying two G19 mags and one G23 mag. And I'd already shot the G23 mag and it ran flawless.
     
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    Congratulations on the 26. It is a great, versatile gun. I bought a Gen 4 a few months back and like it real well. If I have to go into a dangerous area, I carry the stock mag and two happy sticks. I feel well-armed. Glad it is in my arsenal.
     
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