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. The problem with the 19 is it’s always shooting left, and inconsistently as to how far left. Adjusting the sights helped a little bit not much and if I stay focused, I can aim slightly high and to the right with the Big Dot and be on target. The problem is that in doing that, the Dot is still covering where I’m aiming either way and makes it difficult to judge. I’ve heard people say the dot is large enough to cover the target and even though it’s not that large it is large enough that I find it difficult because it does cover up enough of the intended impact point to be somewhat of a problem for me. Either way though, I’m really happy to be back doing something I had forgotten how much I liked and like both pistols and will cure the problem one way or the other. if I hadn’t purchased the 26, I probably would have just continued being frustrated with the 19.
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......