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Old May 7, 2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Finally joined the Glock club.

Not too long ago my wife and I found out that we are going to be getting a new addition to the family. This made her re-evaluate daily carry (she very rarely carries at the moment, mostly because "it is too heavy!!" which I can agree with, as she typically purse carries a full size M&P 9). She decided to appropriate my 642, which of course meant that I needed another tiny pistol. I got a call early this morning from my friend at the LGS who said he had a Gen III Glock 26 that he was about to put out in the display case, but if I couldn't get there in the next hour or so it would be gone. Well, once it came home, my 642 became mine again, and pending our next range trip (this coming Monday), this is going to the ol ball and chain. Looks like it worked out for everyone. Except now I might be hunting down another Glock, hopefully a 36 if someone has one in stock.





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Old May 7, 2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Congrats and welcome to the dark side ... you will love that new G26 I have a 27 and its a great weapon, but it don't see much action anymore LOL I carry G30SF everyday now...
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Old May 7, 2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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Uh oh. You know that Glocks are like Pringles don't you? Once you pop, you can't stop. Congrats on the new piece.
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Old May 7, 2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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I too just bought a Glock last week, I am so glad that I did. Now time to order another kydex holster.
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Old May 7, 2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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That's awesome man! Welcome, welcome..We've been waiting for you.
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Old May 7, 2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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Most reliable pistol you will ever own. I owned a G27 and sold it when times got hard. Worst decision I ever made. Now I have a Gen 4 G17 for home defense and walking my property. You and your wife will love the G26.

Welcome to the dark side. Like Constantine said, we've been expecting you.
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Old May 8, 2013, 02:29 AM   #7
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Congrats to you and your better half. I just picked up a G19 a week ago myself.
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Old May 10, 2013, 07:59 PM   #8
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I have owned a G36 for several years and it's my daily carry gun. It's so accurate even though it is such a small piece. I also own a G22 which is a great shooter too!
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Old May 10, 2013, 11:11 PM   #9
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I fought the Glock wars for several years, but finally broke down and bought one. I have 3 now.I have a 27,30,and a 19. I think everyone should own a 19.
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Old May 10, 2013, 11:52 PM   #10
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Glock puts out a solid product. Like anything popular there are haters, but they're very well-made and reliable firearms.
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Old May 11, 2013, 01:00 AM   #11
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I tried seven times to like a Glock and sold each of them. If your wife finds her other guns too heavy to carry I am going to guess that after a while she will find the Glock 26 too heavy also. I switched over to single stacks and own them in .380, 9mm and .45. They carry much better than any of my double stacks do and that is now what I EDC. I survived 58 years carrying no bullets so 7 or 8 is many more than I have ever needed before. Plus a reload. Not too shabby if you are a good shot under pressure but only combat vets and LEO know that for certain.

However, I still love the Glock 26 and almost bought one yesterday for my birthday gift. I shoot I very well and I like tinkering with a Glock. It is the only gun I do my own gunsmithing on and I still have lots of parts for them. I am still mulling over buying my 3rd Glock 19 but the fact that I always end up trading them in or selling them for something else after a few months is making it a tough decision. Enjoy the new gun.
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Old May 11, 2013, 01:42 AM   #12
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the only Glocks i have a interest in is the G20 and the G32, cuz you can get a .50 GI conversion kit for the G20 and i like the hi-cap 10mm auto, and the G32 is a hi-cap .357sig/auto.
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Old May 11, 2013, 06:39 AM   #13
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I love my G26...it carries easily and shoots like a full sized 9mm. Probably the last gun I would sell.
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Old May 12, 2013, 03:13 AM   #14
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G26?

OK my sight is bad, why not get a G27?

Options....!!!!!

TBS, good buy!
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Old May 12, 2013, 10:58 AM   #15
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Finally joined the Glock club.

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Uh oh. You know that Glocks are like Pringles don't you? Once you pop, you can't stop. Congrats on the new piece.
This is funny. I work for a dealer. One of my sayings about firearms is, "They're like tattoos and Pringles."


As for Glocks... Convenience is addictive. The recent buying rush really made me appreciate the convenience of being able to buy accessories and parts, right off the wall of any shop.
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Old May 12, 2013, 12:21 PM   #16
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Welcome to the club!

Betcha can't buy just one.
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Old May 12, 2013, 12:37 PM   #17
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I hope you are not cursed with weak ejection or BTF
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Old May 13, 2013, 12:35 AM   #18
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This is funny. I work for a dealer. One of my sayings about firearms is, "They're like tattoos and Pringles."


As for Glocks... Convenience is addictive. The recent buying rush really made me appreciate the convenience of being able to buy accessories and parts, right off the wall of any shop.
I used to like Pringles, never liked Tattoo's, but I love my Glock 20, and always liked Glock (17) from when they first came out.

Now,.... I own the most powerful Glock on this board. Bar-nun. Got the 21 LS with the 6.61" barrel ($2000+ with the 9X25 dillon barrel). The best waste of money I ever spent, and I have the short ("pun" stock 4.6 set up) version too.

sorry for the lack of pick's, but I'm starting a new life very abstraked for my new life.

You won't be disapoinetd.

I'm been drinkink(I meant hunting) Wild Turkey with no gun so, saloute to a AA boy's, I made my statement "I'LL BE BACK"

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Old May 13, 2013, 03:51 AM   #19
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Now you have your new Glock 26, put a few essentials into it.

Original Glock sights? Gone. TruGlo fiber optics in green, extended slide release, bedside table at night, Glock 19 magazine, spare magazine, in purse? Glock 19 spare mag side compartment.
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Old May 13, 2013, 04:33 AM   #20
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Why not use the G17 magazine for bedside? Not trying to criticize, just curious.
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Old May 13, 2013, 12:20 PM   #21
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C'mon now guys. The gun doesn't need anything other than night sights and a steady diet of ammo going down that barrel.

Get some Glock 17 magazines. It should be carried with a flush mag (or +2 baseplate) and a Glock 17 spare mag which holds 17 rounds.

Since we're giving our personal $0.02 Trijicon HD's!!!!
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Old May 13, 2013, 12:29 PM   #22
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Rob228

Congratulations on your new G26.

Since you like the G26 and are now looking for another Glock for yourself you may want to look at G19. IMO it is the most versatile of the Glocks.

Good luck
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Old May 13, 2013, 06:44 PM   #23
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I am Glock 19 man, all the way.

When shooting a Glock 26, I find the Glock 19 Magazine seems more right, with the Glock 19, the Glock 17 spare Mag feels better? Just me.

When in a IDPA match, I have to use Glock 17 magazines with my Glock 19, the Glock 19 magazines on rapid reloads, PINCH!! My hand, big time.

When walking the streets/shops/malls? The spare being a 2 round more stick? On the belt, I like it. Takes up no more room than a 15 round one.

From my minimalist holster, a cut up Glock combat holster, the Glock 19, with the standard magazine, flies out! Perfect sized pistol, perfect weight.
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Old May 13, 2013, 06:48 PM   #24
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I'm looking for a 30 or 36 at the moment, as she has fully appropriated the 26. There are definitely night sights in the future, but the rest of it is staying stock. First range trip with this one is tomorrow afternoon, I'll grab what pics I can.
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Old May 14, 2013, 03:10 AM   #25
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Almost bought that same gun, but then I came to my senses and bought a G23 instead and absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!
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