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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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Nice! I love my G26 Gen4 and can’t inagine how Glock could improve it any more. Keep us posted.
 

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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.
I have a laser on my gen 4 G17 house pistol. Grip laser which I like because it won’t come on unless I put a good hold on it, I can actually decide to have it on or off just with the grip pressure. I know some don’t like it except for possibly training but I’m not one of them and feel the advantage far outweighs the theory of giving up where you are or any of that kind of thing. If I wake up to an intruder in my home I have a feeling they might already know where I am. I don’t think of it as a toy or a give away to your position, I regard it as an advantage for many different reasons.

Anyway, I changed out the sights back to the stock ones and can tell already it’s going to be better for me and my eyes. That will most likely change but for now all I can do is find what works and stick with it.

I’ll let you know how it goes after getting to the range and putting a few hundred rounds through it.
 

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You might to try the stock trigger first, to me it’s much better than Gen4 and earlier.
The Gen5 trigger is, in my opinion, better that the Gen3 or Gen4. My G19.5 is the first glock I have owned. I dry fired a 26.5 today and the safety tab would not fully recess and bit into my finger. My G43 did the same thing. I have an Apex trigger in my Plock 34, G19.5 and G43 and I really like them. The Stock trigger in my 19.5 was OK but I really like the Apex shoe.
 

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Okay, I am going to bes honest. It has been. long, long time since I owned and shot a G26. I thought finger grooves was the issue. No, just me, I hated shooting this thing. I shot 200 rounds and one, I sucked worse than normal. Two, hated how it felt when shooting. Three, brought my Gen 4 G19 along (I was carrying it) and just shot so much better. I like my P30SK, grooves and all but it is larger. Yeah, this isnt for me.
 

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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.
So......went to the range today with both my 19.5 & 26.5 shot 300 rounds on the 19 after the sight changeover. Both shot equally the same. But the positive change to the 19 was instant with the stock sights back on. Made all the difference with my eye sight to go back to them. Neither the sights or target are in focus normally for me. But instead of seeing almost a double imaged white dot that is fuzzy around the edges, I am getting a much clearer picture and focus with the stock sights. The light reflection seems better for me to focus on and presumably was all along. The light reflection possibly had something to do with the way my eyes reacted to the round XS sights also, just not favorably.

I can tell you for certain that the stock sight change back is far better for me, and was a lesson learned. I assumed way to quickly that my sights must be the reason for poor performance, so all I needed was something else that worked better with my eye sight. What I realize now is I was going in the wrong direction. The sight changes I was making to my 19 were actually causing me more problems. I was putting a lot of range time and rounds through it which was good, but was still having consistent problems and was getting somewhat frustrated with slow progress. But picking up a stock 26.5 and shooting it along with the 19.5 I quickly realized after doing so much better right away with the 26 that I should have left the 19 alone and I was seeing all the range time and practice showing up on the stock 26 in a much better positive direction now that I could get some type of fix on the stock sights.

So the reality here, at least for me, and is only my opinion, is I should have invested the money in ammo and range time. All 3 Glock models I own, 17, 19, 26 all seem to shoot about the same. If there are differences at any given time, it’s not the pistol, it’s me.

I’m not touching my Glocks for now or spending anything on them that will change them from stock. All are just fine the way they are. Anything I spend to achieve better results will be on range time and possibly some professional time.
 

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I traded my Gen 4 last summer and regretted it right away ... So when one of my local gun dealers had one just before Shot Show I pick it up !!! Is back to be one of my main Daily Carry piece ....


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I’m looking forward to adding a 26.5 to my collection. I got a couple Cabela’s gift cards for Christmas burning a hole in my pocket. Just doesn’t appear they are stocking them yet.

Hopefully, soon.
I saw a 26.5 at a Cabela’s in Minnesota about a month ago. Also, with Cabela’s you can order from their website and they will ship it to the store of your choice if that store doesn’t have one on hand. Good luck with your search.
 

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That is odd, you’re right. They have the standard Gen 5, the compact Gen 5, and the 19X...but nothing for the 26.5. I held one when I was on the search for my 19.5, it felt great - I was tempted! Hopefully they’ll be able to track one down for you.
 
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