Some questions regarding the Glock 26

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  1. Irfan

    Irfan Millennium Member

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    I’ve been thinking lately about getting some smaller pistol to accompany my CZ85B, one of my options is the Glock 26 so I’d like to ask those who are more experienced some questions:

    1. Regarding the recoils spring assembly I’ve read that it breaks easy so my question is: Is it made of two plastic parts which are somehow joined together or one is plastic and the other is metal? (What about those new recoil spring assemblies for larger Glock of the new generation)

    2. Is it possible to carry it in a vest without a holster, in a pocket, as I wear a vest most of the time?

    3. Does it lack some durability if we compare it with the larger Glock 17 or Glock 19? Or they last as long and work as reliably?

    4. Does it have the same locking block as the Glock 19 or a different one? :)
     
  2. Range Rat

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    I don't own a G26 but wouldn't consider carrying a Glock without a holster or a way to cover the trigger. If it had a safety, maybe, but it doesn't so I wouldn't recommended it. Good luck with your decision.
    Say, are you happy with your CZ?
     

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  4. mr smithglock

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    I love my G26 wouldnt carry 10 +1 without a holster though.
     
  5. Duck of Death

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    1. Two plastic parts, 2 springs, metal end piece and metal sheath. Pitch it and install a Wolff uncaptrure GR.
    2. Yes, just don't put a round in the chamber.
    3. G26 is as durable as any Glock.
    4. Don't know. Go to Lone Wolf and look it up.

    www.lonewolfdist.com/
     
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  6. jsunsr

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    It's my new favorite CCW. I'd say it's a little blockey for vest pocket carry, but I use the +2 extension so I can have a full grip. Don't like my pinky in the wind. Shot about 50 rounds today and it was all it's advertised to be. No hiccups at all. Nice control and good accuracy. I wish Glock would make a version similar in size to the Kel Tec PF9. I like the size of the PF9 but am not confident it will go bang if I need it to. Where as with the Glock and my experience with the G26 thus far and my G23 I'm certain it will go bang. If it was a parachute I'd have no hesitation jumping.:perfect10:
     
  7. Armed-N-Ready

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    I've had my G26 since 1996 with zero difficulties...
     
  8. tango44

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    My answers in red, go for the G26 you won't be dissapointed.
     
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    Love my G26! No problems and stock after 3k rounds.

    You won't go wrong.
     
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    This is the first I've ever heard about recoil spring assemblies being a problem. I'm shooting three G-26s (yeah, I like them that much) and carry one CCW all of the time. 100% stock. Thousands of rounds. Never a single glitch or hiccup. All have been flawless, fun to shoot and quite accurate. Exceedingly ammo tolerant .. seems to shoot anything I can buy to put into it.

    I won't carry without some type of holster ... even if it is only a Desantis pocket holster. Still, it is probably a bit thick for pocket carry so I just go IWB (Supertuck).

    Durability ... not an issue. I fully expect them to last quite as long as any of my other Glocks .. never even crossed my mind but now that I think about it, I think I have heard that some of the smaller pistols (especially in .380) are not really made for continuous shooting and so perhaps that is what caused you to ask ... ? Worry not. This is a serious weapon, not a belly gun.
     
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    It is the best Glock, get one.
     
  12. wrenrj1

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    Regular cotton, polyester, ripstop vest ok. Sweater vest not ok, that's just dorky.

    No round in the pipe w/o holster as others have said.
     
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    my first and only Glock... so far?
     
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    Cant go wrong with the G26
     
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    They sell a very thin holster it is made of some sythetic material with a belt clip not bulky at all. the plastic recoil spring should last you a while, if you want to replace it go ahead there are some stainless steel made. It is a Glock they wouldn't put their brand if it was not reliable.
    http://www.uncle-mikes.com/products/inside_the_pant_holsters.html
     
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    4. yes, you can use a 19 barrel in a 26, just like you can use a 23 barrel in a 27 (I assume that is why you'd be asking that question).
     
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    I love my G27 it does everything the big ones do just a shorter frame and slide/barrel.
     
  19. renr

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    Nope.

    The G19 - 2 pin locking block is #SP02471.
    The G19 - 3 pin (2000 and later) locking block is #SP04361.
    The G26 locking block is #SP06355 (same as the G27, G33, and G39).

    From the Glock Part List - Rev 12 / 04.22.09

    Ren --
    Glock Certified Armorer
     
  20. mad.gunsmith

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    My first Glock was the G26 I did install the stainless guide rod
    But is was told it was for better control, accuracy and less recoil
    Not for reliability