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Old January 13, 2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Glock 26... Gen 3 or Gen 4?

Pretty straight forward. I can get both for the same price. I don't see much of a reason to not get the Gen 4 and all of its improvements. The spring assembly didn't seem to change much for the Glock 26. (Perhaps I'm wrong?)

Basically I'm looking for reassurance that the the Gen 4 Glock 26's are squared away. Good or bad, tell me about your experience.
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Old January 13, 2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Gen 4 better IMO, I have Gen 4 19 and 26, the grips are much better, the gen 3 it is slippery for me.
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Old January 13, 2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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Where are you getting a Gen 4 G26 at the same price of a Gen 3? I'm trying to find a Gen 4 G26 and I'm having a hard time finding a reasonable price on one.
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Old January 13, 2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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I bought a gen4 G27 a year ago and it is great. No problems and I like the multiple backstraps. I shoot it with the large grip better than my gen3 G23!
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Old January 13, 2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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I have a Gen 3 G22 and a Gen 4 G27. I much prefer the Gen 4 in terms of ergonomics, fit options of the multiple back strips and grip texture. I also like the trigger better. My Gen 3 trigger makes my finger sore after a 100 rounds where my finger doesn't feel a thing after 250 rounds of shooting the Gen 4..
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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I’ve had a Gen4 G26 for about six months and put maybe 800 rounds through it with zero issues.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:48 PM   #7
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The spring assembly didn't seem to change much for the Glock 26. (Perhaps I'm wrong?)
No, you are right. For the GLOCK, 26, that is. Since the smaller Glocks like that basically already had dual recoil springs anyways, so the gen 4 isn't really any difference for the Glock 26.

Now a Glock 19 say gen 3 vs gen 4 has more differences - the gen 4 has the dual recoil springs while the Glock 19 gen 3 does not. But that's for the Glock 19, you don't need to worry about that since you're talking about the Glock 26.

So for a Glock 26, get the gen 4. It's the same stuff internally but had a few improvements like grip and mag release. If same price get the gen 4
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:59 AM   #8
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Gen4. The larger mag release is much better as is the grip.
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Old January 14, 2013, 01:03 AM   #9
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Gen 4 all the way
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Old January 14, 2013, 02:49 AM   #10
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If the size of the Gen 3's grip is just fine for you, I say go with whichever grip texture you prefer. But keep in mind that the larger magazine release on the Gen 4 isn't necessarily an improvement. Sure, it's nice that it's easily reversible, but its larger size increases the chance that it will be accidentally pressed when carrying in a soft holster such as a belly band or an ankle holster, effectively turning your Glock into a single-shot.
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Old January 14, 2013, 08:17 AM   #11
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If the size of the Gen 3's grip is just fine for you, I say go with whichever grip texture you prefer. But keep in mind that the larger magazine release on the Gen 4 isn't necessarily an improvement. Sure, it's nice that it's easily reversible, but its larger size increases the chance that it will be accidentally pressed when carrying in a soft holster such as a belly band or an ankle holster, effectively turning your Glock into a single-shot.
Actually this is false for me. About it being easily pressed.

It's longer and thinner. More stretched out. It's as if its more close to the finger grooves, than it is sticking out on the grip.

I'm the king of accidentally engaging the mag release when I'm carrying at 4:00 IWB.

I'll post a pic or two in a second comparing the two.


I feel it's a major improvement.


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Old January 14, 2013, 08:29 AM   #12
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ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358169828.654072.jpg

That's my blue label Glock 17

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That's my personal carry Glock 19 4th gen.

Its an even spreading rectangle that gets pressure to engage the mag release on the gen 4 then gen 3 is like a button. I'm sure they changed it for a reason.

That said though, honestly. One isn't necessarily better than the other for most people.

But one definitely is not better than the other in terms of being easier to press.

I've maybe done it once on my Glock 21 at 4:00 IWB or with my old Glock 27 that I had.

Never happened to me with the G19


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Old January 14, 2013, 10:02 AM   #13
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In the Gen 4 camp

I love my G27 Gen 4 and am currently searching for a 26 for MRS. Vermonter. LGS had me run over for a 26 only to find out that it was a Gen 3. She specifically likes the grip on the Gen 4 as supposed to the 3 so its easy for us. Now to find one.

As for the mag release on the Gen 4 Never an issue here.
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