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Preference between g3/4/5 g26?

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im looking at picking up a Glock 26. I like the gen 4 over the 3 due to the increased grip texture and magazine release. I’m not a huge fan of the gen 5 as it seems without the finger grooves my hand slips down the grip and I don’t seem to get the best grip. I’m one of the few where the finger grooves actually fit me well. The gen 3 I don’t mind but the less grip texture and the magazine release I don’t like. I have a hard tome reaching the magazine releases without severely breaking my grip due to my small hands. In your opinions what generation do you like the most? Pricing local to me I can get a frying pan gen 3 very very lightly used for 425, gen 4 fde used with some wear for 395, gen 4 brand new for 510 and a gen 5 brand new for 565
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First of all, don’t let a few dollars one way or the other help you to buy a gun that you regret forever. Long after the few dollars you saved is gone you’ll still be griping about the gun you don’t like.

I, like you, I can’t get by the texture and mag release of the GEN three. I own Gen 3’s and fours and just love the Gen 4s.
The most important thing that I will say about the five beside the finish is awesome is that a GEN five trigger sure seems to be a notch or two better then the four. The four is fine, but the five is substantially better in my opinion. But I will also say that one of my GEN three’s has a trigger almost that good after running 1000 or 2000 rounds through it overtime. I’m not a guy keeps track of his rounds. My experience with GEN five trigger comes from some time with a Glock 19 Gen five. I haven’t actually handled the 26 GEN five yet. I do hear though that it’s trigger is great. Also, I’m not sure the finger grooves will have as much affect as you may think with the GEN five because they still have the most important bottom finger groove right next to the magazine. Bottom line is maybe you should wait until you can have some trigger time with a five, and four and then make your decision. It’s no fun to wait but that’s probably smart.
 

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Honest question from someone considering a gen 5:

Out of curiosity, do those who say the gen 5 is hard(er) to handle without the finger grooves, say this from live fire experience and comparison to earlier gen guns?

When it was first announced, several writers who had not yet shot one mentioned that such a small pistol might be better served by leaving them on for better control.

And yet, any number of us own G43s with no finger grooves and don't have any trouble controlling that even lighter pistol.

Just curious if those who have shot the gen 5s are actually noticing less control over older G26s.

Thanks.
Honest question from someone considering a gen 5:

Out of curiosity, do those who say the gen 5 is hard(er) to handle without the finger grooves, say this from live fire experience and comparison to earlier gen guns?

When it was first announced, several writers who had not yet shot one mentioned that such a small pistol might be better served by leaving them on for better control.

And yet, any number of us own G43s with no finger grooves and don't have any trouble controlling that even lighter pistol.

Just curious if those who have shot the gen 5s are actually noticing less control over older G26s.

Thanks.
I’m not sure I push the right button’s for quoting the above, but what I wanted to note is that the analogy to the 43 and handling it without finger grooves seems that it would make sense when you think about a GEN 5 - 26 without finger grooves even though it still has that one grove at the bottom next to the magazine. I don’t think I’ve heard a single person who owns a 43 complain about them not having GROVES has hurt their control, not one.
 
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