Alright so I just went to my gun shop and looked at another G26 and it has the same sized gap as mine. So maybe it is normal (that sucks). As for the FTF, I will just shoot a bunch more rounds and see if it happens again. If it doesn't then I will chalk it up to break-in/fluke.
I will say one thing though... buying a Glock has made me appreciate my XDm A LOT more. But that is for a different forum/thread