Skip to comments.Took my new baby Glock 26 for test today
Posted on 02/02/2013 5:45:05 PM PST by RoosterRedux
Just got the Glock last week and received some Independence 115 grain FMJ this week for practice. Also got some PNW Arms Tacops for defense...didn't shoot any of the good stuff today.
It was smooth as a good cigar...and surprisingly accurate.
Got 46 shots on target. Missed 4 but tried shooting fast and in motion (me, not the target)
So far, have only good things to say about the Glock.
Working to find the best way to grip the weapon. The nose wants to jump up on recoil and the grip only has room for 2 fingers.
I tried moving my left hand back on the wrist...didn't help holding the aim down. Moved it forward and ahead of my right hand. That helped to stabilize the barrel and aim.
Here is a video that shows what can be done with the Glock 26...this guy is amazing at even rifle distances.
Have been told that one needs to shoot around a thousand rounds before getting comfy with the Glock 26 and getting accurate. That's a lot of money...but perhaps money well-spent in Obamaworld.
I’ve put over a thousand rounds through my first generation .40 cal Model 22 Glock. It shows no wear and just keeps chucking...
May I humbly suggest you try the Pearce +1 baseplate extensions. It gives you a full grip, yet the heel of the grip isn't any longer so it still conceals easily. Your mags will also hold 11 rounds, giving you 11+1 for carry.
Best of all, they're only around $8 each, shipping included, from a few different eBay sellers.
I am amazed at how well the gun points, and how accurately I shoot it. I'm a wheel gun, with a Dan Wesson 715, a Smith & Wesson Model 19 4" barrel, and a Smith & Wesson Model 60 J-frame snubbie with 2" barrel. In defensive point shooting, the Glock outshoots them all.
You may be aware, but there are pinky extenders for the grips.
Beautiful CCW however.
Now shopping for a comfy inside the belt holster.
Can you get longer, extended mag so 1-2 more fingers can grip it?
G26 has optional mags: 12/15/17/19/33 rnds, w/ extended base plate.
Thx for that...very helpful information on grip and aim and accuracy.
Kahr PM9, S&W Airweight and the Glock G26
Loved the video! Looks like a sweet pistol! Wish I had one and the ammo to practice like that!
I believe that someone makes a magazine extender that will extend the grip somewhat.
I will say (having shot mine today), it is a very accurate little pistol.
Of course, practice makes perfect.
One the minor things I do not like about the Glock is the tiny mag release. So I bought an extended mag release. It only protrudes another 1/16” or so but it makes a lot of difference. Takes about 2 minutes to install.
Have a Kel-Tec P-32...but as good as it is for carry, I worry about the quality (trying to field strip a Kel-Tec P-32 is a potentially big problem because of that little pin and the spring inside the frame that holds in pin in place).
If you can't field strip and clean your weapon with ease and confidence...you are in trouble IMHO.
I.e. try field stripping a Kel-Tec in the dark and in the field.
Mine is for sale BTW.;-)
you gotta get magazines that have the third finger grip on them.
That said, I am either getting used to mine or it is loosening up...or both.
Extremely reliable and accurate.
The Pearce extension will help you.
Anyone who has a G27 (.40 sw) can get a 9mm conversion barrel and G27 mags and shoot 9mm at the range for a little
Can do...does the 3rd finger grip solve that barrel jump problem? I love the 26 but it is hard to hold the aim down with only 2 fingers.
sure, it helps, it allows you to use your whole hand to keep the gun directed where you want it to be. full grip equals fuller control. i have a small pistol that offers mags with a third finger extension and it does help, and you just end up with a better grip on your gun.
I currently have a Ruger LCP 380, which I very much like. Am wondering if the 26 packs a little more punch.
Yeah they are going for $600 on Cheaper Than Dirt.
Have had good experience with Buds so far.
Glock 26 4th generation are available at Cheaperthandirt.com for the present time. That said, I have only bought ammo from CTD. Don't know and cannot testify as to their guns.
I switched last spring from a Ruger LCR 38 revolver to the Glock 26. I immediately experienced an improvement in accuracy. It’s definitely a grea CC gun!
Thanks for that info.
Winchester 9mm 147gr FMJ box of 50 for $13.95
Seems pretty cheap.
Kahr CW9 here. Love it. Very concealable. Next on the list is the Glock 26.
“couldn’t hit anything with it”
Laser-grips make it easier to hit stuff with them.
Thanks for the tip!
I just ordered 3 boxes and the shipping charge is only $3!
I like my Kimber Super Custom Carry 1911. It works just fine although the capacity is limited, I carry a couple of extra mags.
Watched a couple of his other videos and learned the difference between a clip, which was used to load the 1898 era Garand, and the Magazine we use today.
At about min. 16:20 in this video he shows how a clip of 30-06 rounds was used to load the Garand and he explains the history of the 30-06 designation of that caliber round. Interesting stuff!
Sorry about that it wa a Springfield 03 he was demonstrating the use of clips to load the rifle!
Are you using a thumb high or thumb down grip on the weapon? This affects your ability to recover from recoil.
The Glock 23 I lost in Hurricane Katrina shot the same way with even more punch.
I love my G19. Got about 600 rounds through it from various manufactures. No issues with accuracy (other than my own), always feeds, fires, extracts.
“May I humbly suggest you try the Pearce +1 baseplate extensions.”
Yes to this. I shoot a 27 which is the 26 chambered for .40 caliber. The pearce makes it an almost perfect gun. It almost shoots itself.
“Anyone who has a G27 (.40 sw) can get a 9mm conversion barrel and G27 mags and shoot 9mm at the range for a little
The 27 can also be converted easily to shoot .357 SIG, one of the hardest hitting handgun rounds around. I love my 27.
I have a few “pocket” pieces and have found for me that just using the left hand to cup the right hand seems to work best for consistency and comfort. I don’t worry about nose jump as the cupped hand serves to allow everything to settle back on target and it all happens fast so about the time you are ready to squeeze off the next round, your hands/eyes have made the adjustments. I can empty mine into a grapefruit size circle at 25’ in 2-1/2 to 3 seconds which is plenty of accuracy for something designed for close up defense. For real accuracy, my 1911’s adjustable sights work great and my .357 stainless Ruger with 6” barrel is the bomb. Also have an old Ruger Mark III .22 equipped with a gas ramp and it served Dad and me well during competition shoots. Don’t have any Glocks, but from shooting with friends, they don’t seem to make a poor weapon.
Which is best?
To control the little Glock, thumb down on the thumb rest set into the side of the grip. That’s why it is there, to help control the pistol.
I no longer have it, but I used to be able to shoot my Glock 27 Gen 3 out to 25 yards as well as my full size Glock 21 Gen 3 (both with 3-dot night-sights).
My Governor Susana Martinez (NM) packs a G26.