Took my brand new Glock 26 to the range today for a bit of fun. It was about 40 degrees, but that also meant there were very few people at the range. Despite not shooting it, I've kept it as my CCW gun for the last couple weeks. As I've shot 9mm before, I felt more comfortable with it than my usual .40, which I'm a bit less accurate with. (I do intend to become more accurate with it, though.)
So I get to the range, load up my four mags, and put one in. On the very first shot it doesn't extract properly. Odd.. never had that happen before in ANY handgun I've ever shot. So I'm immediately wondering if something is wrong.
Next shot goes well. Third shot jams in extraction. Casing is jammed a bit differently.
Fourth shot jams. Now I'm wondering.
The rest of that magazine went fine, and I gripped a bit differently, thinking it might be because I was limp wristing it on accident. I only had one misfire the rest of the time (about 120 rounds or so).
I assume, then, that it was because I was limp wristing it. I'm still extremely hesitant to CCW it, though, because I might limp wrist it on accident if I ever get in trouble. I do need to shoot with it more and get more practice, though.
What are your thoughts? Keep CCWing it despite accidentally limp wristing it? Once I had a tighter grip, I was more accurate with it than my .40, in general. But my .40 never had an extraction failure with it.
Another thing I wonder is if the extractions happened with the HP rounds. I mixed in about 4 or 5 extra HP rounds from my 25 round box, and unfortunately this thought didn't occur until at the very end of the range time, and I didn't really want to waste my other HP rounds at almost an doggone dollar per bullet. As they're Remingtons, though, I can't imagine it's the bullets' fault.