New shooter with new Glock 26

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by Al-Glock26, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. Al-Glock26

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    Hello All! Glad to be here and interested in learning quite a bit about Glocks in general. I’m relatively new to shooting and have been doing a lot lately.
     
  2. steve1911

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    Welcome!


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    :welcome: and congrats
     
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    Welcome from 7,850 ft up in the high country and congrats on having one of Glock’s greatest pistols! :waving:
     
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    Welcome to G.T. from southern Illinois.
     
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    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    Welcome from a fellow G26 owner.
     
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    Welcome

    Did you get a Gen 3, 4, or 5?
     
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    Welcome from Columbus Ohio
     
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  9. Vic Rattlehead

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    Welcome! You picked a great pistol!!! Give us a range report and/or pics when you can!!!! : )
     
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  12. Al-Glock26

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    Gen 4...after reviewing, I seemed to like this one best...but being new, what did I know. I do know that owning any Glock couldn't be a bad thing :)
     
  13. Al-Glock26

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    10/4; I can say a lot of my shots are just a tab bit low/left. not to mention I'm right handed with left eye dominant :headscratch:
     
  14. Vic Rattlehead

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    If you are newer to shooting, do a little homework on proper combat grip and stance. The biggest thing *for me* that corrected “low & left” shot placement was to literally squeeze the hell out of the pistol grip with both hands and lock my elbows & shoulders. After a while I then learned how much I could relax this “death grip” position just a bit and still hit accurately.

    Supposedly, the G26 is one of the most inherently accurate Glocks available- so it’s most likely your technique that needs some work.
     
  15. Al-Glock26

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    Thanks Vic, I’ll work on these. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!” I’ll be working on all these. What’s the best distance, 7yrds?


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    I usually do 5 yards to start and then out to 7 & 10 for fun near the end of my range sessions. The great thing about shooting is that practicing is always enjoyable! My worst days shooting are still better than my best days working!
     
  17. Al-Glock26

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    I hear ya on the shooting/practice at the range...it is fun all the way around. Thanks for the input!


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    Hello and Welcome.
     
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