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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.

Video Link


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1 posted on 02/02/2013 5:45:10 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
I was shooting about 35 feet from target. Will move on to greater distance next weekend.

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.

2 posted on 02/02/2013 5:49:20 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ve put over a thousand rounds through my first generation .40 cal Model 22 Glock. It shows no wear and just keeps chucking...


3 posted on 02/02/2013 5:52:34 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: RoosterRedux
I purchased a G26 Gen 3 on December 1st, just before all the craziness.

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.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 5:53:53 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: RoosterRedux

You may be aware, but there are pinky extenders for the grips.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 5:54:18 PM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Yo-Yo
I will order the Pearce +1 next week (has been recommended by numerous friends). The accuracy of the Glock 26 was astounding, but there is definitely room for improvement. Three fingers should help.

Beautiful CCW however.

Now shopping for a comfy inside the belt holster.

6 posted on 02/02/2013 5:59:20 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

http://www.handgunsmag.com/2010/09/24/tactics_training_combatg_100306/


7 posted on 02/02/2013 5:59:43 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: RoosterRedux

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.

http://us.glock.com/products/model/g26

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-MGGL26012 (12)

&

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-MGGL17133 (33)


8 posted on 02/02/2013 6:04:42 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: VRWCarea51

Thx for that...very helpful information on grip and aim and accuracy.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 6:04:55 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Many years ago, I started my quest for the perfect CCW handgun. Went thru a lot of them before I settled on the G26 for my primary carry. Just a little bigger than true pocket carry, but has a 10+1 capacity. BTW, I don't use them, but Pierce and many others offer a little extender to the mag that allows one more finger on the grip. Her are my 3 favorite small guns.

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Kahr PM9, S&W Airweight and the Glock G26

10 posted on 02/02/2013 6:06:25 PM PST by umgud
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To: RoosterRedux

Loved the video! Looks like a sweet pistol! Wish I had one and the ammo to practice like that!


11 posted on 02/02/2013 6:08:56 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I believe that someone makes a magazine extender that will extend the grip somewhat.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 6:11:24 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Can you believe how accurate that guy is at rifle range? It's just ping, ping, ping.

I will say (having shot mine today), it is a very accurate little pistol.

Of course, practice makes perfect.

13 posted on 02/02/2013 6:16:04 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 6:21:29 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: umgud
I used to own a S&W .38 feather weight with an internal hammer. Well engineered...couldn't hit anything with it.

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.;-)

15 posted on 02/02/2013 6:25:30 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

you gotta get magazines that have the third finger grip on them.


16 posted on 02/02/2013 6:27:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The mag release is a beatch...my first complaint.

That said, I am either getting used to mine or it is loosening up...or both.

17 posted on 02/02/2013 6:28:00 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Great choice.
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
cheaper shooting.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 6:28:25 PM PST by skyman
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 6:30:31 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 6:38:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Good post. I'm in the market for a 26 myself. waiting for the craziness to settle down. Am afraid they might be a bit overpriced now. Did you experience that?

I currently have a Ruger LCP 380, which I very much like. Am wondering if the 26 packs a little more punch.

21 posted on 02/02/2013 6:39:10 PM PST by deweyfrank
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Yeah they are going for $600 on Cheaper Than Dirt.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 6:46:59 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: deweyfrank
I bought mine from Budsgunshop.com for what was a pretty good price ($575). I wanted a Gen 3 because I knew the weapon. I felt lucky to get one...though I might have saved $50 if I had shopped at online shops I didn't know.

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.

23 posted on 02/02/2013 6:52:49 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

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!


24 posted on 02/02/2013 6:57:44 PM PST by MNGal
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To: Red_Devil 232; RoosterRedux

Thanks for that info.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 6:58:02 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: RoosterRedux

Winchester 9mm 147gr FMJ box of 50 for $13.95

http://www.atlantictactical.com/category/ammunition

Seems pretty cheap.


26 posted on 02/02/2013 7:04:17 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: umgud

Kahr CW9 here. Love it. Very concealable. Next on the list is the Glock 26.


27 posted on 02/02/2013 7:10:56 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: RoosterRedux

“couldn’t hit anything with it”

Laser-grips make it easier to hit stuff with them.


28 posted on 02/02/2013 7:34:50 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Thanks for the tip!

I just ordered 3 boxes and the shipping charge is only $3!


29 posted on 02/02/2013 7:42:46 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bookmark


30 posted on 02/02/2013 8:05:34 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (A gun is like a parachute. If you don't have one when you need one, you may never need one again.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I like my Kimber Super Custom Carry 1911. It works just fine although the capacity is limited, I carry a couple of extra mags.


31 posted on 02/02/2013 8:10:49 PM PST by slouper (Love it or leave it.)
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To: RoosterRedux

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!
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXh4Qhmt3xA


32 posted on 02/02/2013 8:13:43 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RoosterRedux; Red_Devil 232

Sorry about that it wa a Springfield 03 he was demonstrating the use of clips to load the rifle!


33 posted on 02/02/2013 8:30:37 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Are you using a thumb high or thumb down grip on the weapon? This affects your ability to recover from recoil.


34 posted on 02/02/2013 8:55:09 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The Glock 23 I lost in Hurricane Katrina shot the same way with even more punch.


35 posted on 02/02/2013 9:34:45 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


36 posted on 02/02/2013 9:41:08 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Yo-Yo

“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.


37 posted on 02/02/2013 9:59:22 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: skyman

“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
cheaper shooting.”

The 27 can also be converted easily to shoot .357 SIG, one of the hardest hitting handgun rounds around. I love my 27.


38 posted on 02/02/2013 10:01:55 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


39 posted on 02/03/2013 4:41:50 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Spktyr
I tried both thumb high and thumb down and cupped in my left hand.

Which is best?

40 posted on 02/03/2013 6:39:29 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


41 posted on 02/03/2013 12:27:27 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Get some Talon rubber grips and apply them. They are fantastic, especially for pre-4th gen.

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).

42 posted on 02/03/2013 8:14:28 PM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran)
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To: RoosterRedux

My Governor Susana Martinez (NM) packs a G26.


43 posted on 02/03/2013 8:16:00 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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