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Picked up a new Gen 5 G26...

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...my LGS got one in finally. Unfortunately, not a Blue Label but this will do. I dislike finger groves on the G19 and smaller but the Gen 5 cured that for me. No range time for a while as I am moving but I think I will like. I put night sights and added two 12 round Glock mags.

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I got mine last month and put just over 250 rounds through it during two range sessions, without even the hint of a hiccup. 175 or so crappy 9mm and the rest were HST, DoubleTap 124, and a mix of HP stuff I had lying around. The only reason I stopped was because I ran out of ammo AND my face was hurting from the permanent smile:jumprope:

The 26 is MY "Holy Grail Goldi Locks", based on what is available out there. I did not like the 43 because it was too small FOR ME, so even if they ever fix the Sig 365 problems, I wouldn't be interested - as it is similar in size. I shoot the 26 at least as well as my 19, especially with a 15 round mag and GripX.

To be honest, when I pulled the trigger at the LGS, I was amazed at how "different", as in GREAT, it felt. When I actually shot it, I didn't notice it as much, but it probably did help me shoot it well. The barrel is "better", so maybe that contributed to my improved accuracy too?

I'm picking up a 12 gauge Shockwave today and hope to get to the range this Thursday. I'll also shoot the 26 and post a follow-up "review" then. You gonna love shooting this great gun!
 

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Picked up a G26.5 myself, totally stock and put 200 rounds on it yesterday. Shoots better then my G19.5

Both my 19 and 26 had a couple of ramp feed hang ups the first couple of clips. I polished both of the ramps on them and doesn’t seem to be a problem. I’ve had a couple of people tell me that the problem is more likely the white box range ammo from WM. but not sure. Either way though the triggers on both are better in my opinion then my G17.4 which stays in my home.

Because the 26 seems so much more accurate right out of the box, I’m second guessing my change to the sights on the 19. I went through a couple of sets and settled in on XS BIG DOT. But now in comparison I’m seeing the stock sights on the 26 easier. My problem is typical where I can wear glasses and see the sights or not and see the target. I ended up going with seeing the target because of defensive reasons I would not be wearing glasses. The BIG DOT sights might be good Sights for the right conditions or depending on your eyes but Ive been realizing that the large dot gets blurred very easily and sometimes it’s like I have double vision and see two of them slightly overlapping.

I think at this point I rushed into it all too fast and should have left the sights alone. Or, after reading another thread about the locking block it could also be that. I’ve put about 1500 rounds through the 19 and the first 200 rounds on the 26 was like night and day in accuracy. But like I said, I realized I could actually see the stock sights better now and it made a big difference. The BIG DOT just doesn’t do it for me. Too much messing around with the sights instead of lots of practice. And I should add that shooting isn’t new to me, I started my interest in shooting and guns while in the Army. But after getting married and starting a family I removed all the guns, sold them and sort of forgot about it until recently. About 25 years went by in between so I was a bit out of practice. I was never a great shot, but wasn’t bad either and could hold my own, just a bit rusty you might say.

So I’ll be comparing them again when I switch back the sights to stock on the 19. Hopefully my instincts will be right, if not I may consider the issue of the locking block change but hopefully it’s just a vision issue and I should have stuck with the stock sights until I had a lot more range time with it because the difference is very noticeable between the two and there really shouldn’t be that much of a difference and the only change was the sights.

So congratulations on your 26, I feel the same excitement. The size and conceal ability of the 26 seems perfect to me. I started with the 17, went to the 19 for size reasons and then wanted to check out the 26 for a summer Carry again because of the even smaller size. So now have all 3 and am happy with that lineup. The only problem is my wife doesn’t know yet I purchased the 26, I was a little bit hesitant to say anything because she couldn’t understand why I wanted the 19 sense I already had the 17 and like she said, you can only shoot one at a time!

I’m thinking of using the same logic and asking why she has so many pairs of shoes cause you can only wear one pair at a time. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes over. To be continued......
I'll be interested in your report on switching the sights back on the 19. I changed to the XS on my Shield and it's worked out great. I never bothered with my 19, because I use it almost exclusively for HD with a TLR6 light/laser. The 26 is my primary CCW and I have a small TLR on that.

I've been breaking in the 26 with the night sights it came with, and the accuracy is great. But, I really like the XS on my Shield. I was thinking of putting the night sights that came on the 26 onto the 19, and the new XS onto the 26. I'll have to think more about it.

OP - Again, my 26 is IT for me. I think you will love yours too.
 

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I’ll definitely report back about the sight change. Don’t get me wrong about the XS BIG DOT sights. I’m sure they are good sights and have a purpose. The problem is all about my eye sight and what works and what doesn’t. I’ve done a lot of testing with different glasses, no glasses and 3 different sets of sights, but I’m thinking I was actually trying for a little magic and should have remembered that nothing is going to compensate for range time and getting to know the weapon your using.
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My safety glasses have 1.5 magnification and it helps a lot. I can see both sights AND the target. The magnification isn't like a bifocal - it covers 80% of the lens. Maybe they'd help. I got mine on amazon, and they have .5 and 2.0 powers as well.
 

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I actually did try a couple different pairs of those. The problem is my shooting is strictly for defensive purposes. Not that I would mind being able to shoot the wings off a fly at 30 yards like some people seem to be able to do, or say they do, but I wanted to be realistic about it and I know in any situation I may find myself in where I may have to consider the actual use of a firearm I most likely would never be wearing any type of glasses. Therefore I chose to do whatever it takes to become consistent under normal conditions and be able to hit what I am for. But I do thank you for the suggestion, I do appreciate the responses.
That's a valid point. Wearing safety glasses that alter your vision (even if it's "positive"), has the downside that you'll be practicing with a different "sight picture" than you'll have during a SD scenario. It's probably better to get comfortable acquiring the blurry sights and/or target than to have a clear picture at the range and not when it counts in the real world.

A laser on your SD handgun could help, but a lot of "experts" don't advocate for their use, except in very specific situations. I know that searching for the dot on the target and hesitating/waiting until you see it could get you killed. It all goes back to the philosophy (many would say absolute truth) that in a stressful situation, you'll default to your training automatically. Fumbling around for a dot vs. getting your front sight on the target quickly could, again, not work. I have a light/laser on my 26, so I'm not bashing the use of one - just mentioning the potential downside.

In any case, I guess that training as closely as possible to your intended "purpose" is what's best. Either way, TRAINING is key.
 
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