I think gun owners can talk themselves into liking or disliking certain guns. The obession over the gap between the mag plate and the grip of the g26 is telling. I own a 27 and didn't notice this gap. I did end up adding +1 mag extensions, so it is a moot point with me. I have not experienced an ftf with either Glock I own. The ftf pictured is a duplicate of what happens when my wife shoots my 27 with the 9mm conversion barrel. She is recoil sensitive and jambs all of my guns. I ended up buying a .22lr Buck Mark Camper for her. She shoots it great, she just can't rack the slide if it misfires because she doesn't have the hand strength...Oh well.