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Old 03-16-2012, 03:50 AM   #1
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So I'm interested in the Glock 26, it'll be my first gun purchased. Just seeing what kind of reviews people have on it.

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Old 03-16-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, and the G26 is a great pistol for a small 9mm. But I've always thought Glocks are the best, and worst, pistol for untrained folks. If you are in a true life or death situation, the manual of arms couldn't be easier. Just pull the trigger and hold on. Glocks rarely jam or malfunction. But, the same ease of function can also be deadly to someone who is even slightly abscent minded. And I don't mean stupid or anything like that, just not fully aware at every moment what they have in their hand. Mishandle a Glock, even accidently or just slightly the incorrect way, and you run an excellent chance of it going off when you least expect it. My suggestion is get the G26 but treat it with extreme respect, as you should any gun loaded or unloaded. One slightly abscent minded episode and you can quickly wish you had a pistol with a manual safety.

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I have a gen 3 26 and love it. 10 rounds is great and I carry glock 17 mag for backup. Nice way to arm yourself with 27 rounds. 28 if you carry one in the pipe. I don't know as if there is much difference in the gen 3 or 4 for the 26. Both have dual captured recoil spring. Look at gen 3 for less money would be my thought. I had 2 gen 4's and the texture sucked in my opinion. There is a reason they still make the fen3

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why not try the g27 i can't recommend a 9mm to anybody

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why not try the g27 i can't recommend a 9mm to anybody
I realize this doesn't answer your original question OP, but I agree. If you like the way the 26 feels the 27 is the same frame.
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why not try the g27 i can't recommend a 9mm to anybody
Why can't you recommend a 9MM to anyone? The 9MM is just as effective as a 40S&W.

Ammunition is very important. Velocity, penetration, and a good shot all counts. You find a good 9MM round that penetrations well enough and doesn't give exit wound it is just as deadly as a 40S&W.

It all depends on what you feel comfortable with.
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Why can't you recommend a 9MM to anyone? The 9MM is just as effective as a 40S&W.

Ammunition is very important. Velocity, penetration, and a good shot all counts. You find a good 9MM round that penetrations well enough and doesn't give exit wound it is just as deadly as a 40S&W.

It all depends on what you feel comfortable with.
my feelings on it all are that a .40 outperforms a 9mm in every category except price per round and I'll pay a few extra cents every time I pull the trigger. my reasoning behind it are all these stories bout people catching a 9mm or worse a .380 and it doesn't even slow em down.... and the .45 is awesome but ballisticly its a pig so that pretty much puts the .40 s&w at the very top of the list in my book... maybe the .357 sig or a 10mm but ammo for those are tough to find in my neck of the woods
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I also went with the G27 over the G26 to get the .40S&W and because you can drop in a 9mm barrel easily. Actually I'm getting a LW 9mm barrel for my G23 that also fits in my G27. The opposite isn't true however, with Glock there is no .40 conversion for the G17/G19/G26, you can go down in caliber but not up.

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I also went with the G27 over the G26 to get the .40S&W and because you can drop in a 9mm barrel easily. Actually I'm getting a LW 9mm barrel for my G23 that also fits in my G27. The opposite isn't true however, with Glock there is no .40 conversion for the G17/G19/G26, you can go down in caliber but not up.
yeah ya can just need a new barrel and mags..... and ejector if ya going from 9mm to .40
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my feelings on it all are that a .40 outperforms a 9mm in every category except price per round and I'll pay a few extra cents every time I pull the trigger. my reasoning behind it are all these stories bout people catching a 9mm or worse a .380 and it doesn't even slow em down.... and the .45 is awesome but ballisticly its a pig so that pretty much puts the .40 s&w at the very top of the list in my book... maybe the .357 sig or a 10mm but ammo for those are tough to find in my neck of the woods
You're saying that a 9mm is inferior without showing any proof that the 40 S&W is superior. In reality, all duty handgun calibers suck.

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