Took all of my Glocks out this morning to see where they'll hit after I centered up all of the XS Sights. The G37, 38 and 39 all hit pretty much center and I'm happy with the sight setting but the G26 hit high/right and for all the world if felt like it had more recoil than my G39 did. I'm running 124gr plated at around 1120fps and 124gr XTP's at around 1170fps out of the gun and it has Peirce XL mag extension so I get a good full grip on the gun. I shot over a makeshift rest at 10 yards for all the guns.
If they were all shooting high right I'd say it was me but the G26 was the only one out of the 4 that did that and I just can't explain why the recoil felt like it was more then in the G39 with factory mags, no extension on em' and 185gr plated at around 925fps.
I almost feel like pulling the XS Sights off of the G26 and putting the factory sights back on and then selling it for funds to buy a G19 since this is going to be my wife's gun and she really doesn't like recoil. Anyone else find the 45 GAP softer shooting then the 9x19mm?
I have (3) 26's and (2) 30s along with (2) 17's. All are used to compete and carry, trijicon hd's on all (7). I shoot all three platforms equally well and the 26's have taken (3) groundhogs at 45 yards this year.
I recall the 26 and 39 that you have were bought this year, considering your results it might be time to thin the herd, especially with having difficulty.
The recoil situation you are experiencing I also cannot relate to but again, I am shooting around 12k a year, factory, and my own reloads and in 9mm I am loading hot 115 @ 1200fps .