New Glock 26 gen 5 purchase

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  1. Anthony210

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    Went into my local gun shop and picked up a 26 gen 5 , One thing I did noticed and again it’s no big deal, it just something I caught with my eyes ,after looking at a few 26 gens 5’s some had 26 gen.5 and a few others had only 26 gen 5 on the slide. Found that kind of strange lol.. anybody have insight on that? Just a dot difference lol
     
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    Interesting... I remember people commenting on the “dot” when they first came out. I just looked, my blue label USA 26 gen 5 has no dot.
     
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  3. Anthony210

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    I’m thinking when they first released they had the “dot” but guessing Glock did away with it with the recent gen 5’s
     
  4. Pistolay

    Pistolay Wut?

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    No dot on mine, but a lot of barrel wear after 500 rounds. I guess that's the price of the tighter tolerances, from what I've read. Very accurate though, so I guess it's worth it.
     
  5. Anthony210

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    I just purchased my 26 gen5 and it had the “dot” I thought the early runs only had it.. hmmmm
     
  6. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    Oh Great!...now we will have another endless round of threads about dots or no-dots...and the added value of each iteration...sigh
     
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    2A3D431D-2199-4671-A8FD-922C93F3B19B.jpeg Congratulations! I love mine and actually find the perfect handle to fit my hand is that with a 15 round magazine. It doesn’t have the “Glock hump”

    I think the 26.5 is an early run Austrian made thing. Not positive but it appears that way. Mine is a USA made and doesn’t have the dot. Will be interesting to see what others have to say.
     
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  8. Anthony210

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    Thanks
    if you don’t like the post why comment? ‍♂️
     
  9. Anthony210

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    Than
    thanks! And I agree
     
  10. MikeG36

    MikeG36 Have Gun Will Travel

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    The ones with the dots have RFID government trackers inside. :bump:
     
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  11. Anthony210

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    Awesome!
     
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    Congrats! I have been looking at one for about a month now, I will be getting one myself.
     
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  13. Anthony210

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    Thank you sir! You won’t be disappointed!
     
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  14. rock_castle

    rock_castle Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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    I wish they hadn’t come out with the Gen 5’s. It’s already caused me to buy another G19, and I know there’s likely another G26 in my future. Damn you, Gaston Glock.
     
  15. Anthony210

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    Lol.. trust me it’s well worth it brother..
     
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    Pistolay Wut?

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    Several small but worthwhile improvements.
     
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    Well I use to carry a Glock 26 Gen 4 ... Traded it in and pick up a CZ Rami .... Well can tell while the CZ Rami is a decent gun, I should not had traded my G26... But luck struck in January the week before Shot Show here in Las Vegas. I walk in to one of my local gun stores and I ask about anything new in and there it was a couple of Glock 26 Gen 5 !!! Well I pick it up right away and is once again my primary carry gun.... And Yes is extremely accurate. By the way mine does have the DOT... pics below[​IMG]


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    I don't have a gen 5 yet, but wear from tight tolerances usually happens early and then slows to normal wear. I have a Kahr pm9 that was TIGHT when new, and it showed a lot of wear by 500rds, but to my eye hasn't gotten worse since and well over 1000 now.
     
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    Looks like all the austria26 gen 5s have the “dot” ...the USA models don’t have it.