Opinion on Glock26 Gen4

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by linduhluvz, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. linduhluvz

    linduhluvz New Member

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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.
     
  2. NativH

    NativH New Member

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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.
     

  3. Hammy517

    Hammy517 New Member

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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 ;)
     
  4. cakesterkiller

    cakesterkiller New Member

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    why not try the g27 i can't recommend a 9mm to anybody
     
  5. CincyG27

    CincyG27 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. Rarity

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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.
     
  7. cakesterkiller

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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
     
  8. Quentin

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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.
     
  9. cakesterkiller

    cakesterkiller New Member

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    yeah ya can just need a new barrel and mags..... and ejector if ya going from 9mm to .40
     
  10. FCross7

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    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.

    -Fred
     
  11. ryguy00

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    Bigger caliber, heavier bullet, equal velocity (with correct ammo)... all without giving up much magazine capacity. What more do you want? But i still wouldnt volunteer to get shot with a .380 either...
     
  12. CincyG27

    CincyG27 New Member

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    Saying all duty calibers suck is a subjective statement. Where is the proof?
     
  13. FCross7

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    You could say its subjective, but it's not only my opinion either. I can't post links right now because I'm on my phone, but ANYONE who knows their stuff will tell you that a pistol is what you use to fight your way to a rifle or shotgun.

    Most handgun calibers are sub-par self defense rounds at best when compared to long guns. However, long guns are, well long, so people compromise by developing and carrying handguns because they're convenient.

    -Fred
     
  14. FCross7

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    All I'm saying is don't get hung up on caliber. Shoot what you're comfortable with. Don't listen to what anyone tells you you should be shooting, because in the end you know what's best for you, and they know what's best for them.

    -Fred
     
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  15. CincyG27

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    Now that's better advice! Lol. I still say if your looking at a 26 you might as well try the 27 on for size.
     
  16. cakesterkiller

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    yes that is exactly what im saying.... poor shot placement with a .40 is a whole lot more effective than poor shot placement with a 9mm..... but I also agree with ya on the fact that all pistol rounds are kinda worthless when compared with other rounds

    good luck carrying a 12 gauge around all day
     
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  17. Quentin

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    Changing the ejector every time you want to switch calibers sounds like fun. :p Also you want the newer three pin frame if you try to go up from 9mm to 40/357. Makes much more sense to go with the sure thing, down instead of hoping you can go up.
     
  18. JTJ

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    Get the round that is comfortable for you to shoot. If you are comfortable shooting the 40 then get a 40. Try it before you buy it though. The lighter recoil of the 9mm will allow you to get aimed multiple shots faster then the heavier more powerful 40 S&W on the same light weight platform. A lot of people do not like the snap of the 40 on light small frame pistols. It is easier to control the 40 on heavier pistols than the lighter ones. I gauge caliber by the weight of the pistol. Lighter calibers for lighter pistols and heavier calibers for heavier pistols. Control, speed and accuracy are more important than size.
     
  19. MichSteve

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    I don't believe that a bad shot with either a 9mm or a 40 cal. (10mm) is going to make any difference. Shot placement is what stops the fight, you can not justify that 1mm makes any difference, and with modern bullets the difference is not measurable.
     
  20. tucsonjw

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