I usually shoot mid-size or full size guns, but I wanted to shoot a G26 in my standard 50 shot drill and see how it compares to say a G17.
My standard eval drill used to be 5 shots each at 3, 5, 7, 10, and 15 yards, which takes 25 shots with 25 left in a box of 50. Not long ago I modified my eval drill to include rapid fire as well. I reduced the slow fire shots from 5 to 4 and that leaves me with 30 rounds. I divide those 30 into two 15 round groups and shoot three five shot strings with each group. That works out nicely for a box of 50.
So here's the 4 shot, slow fire, although not "that" slow.
Modified standard eval drill - 4 shots at 3, 5, 7, 10, & 15 yards. This isn't my 'best' effort, but if you like the G26 size guns, you should like this:
As you can see, there is a nice group centered in the X ring - for such a small gun, I think that's pretty remarkable. There only 3 shots out of the X ring and one of those is almost touching it, so a near miss.
I was disappointed in the rapid fire drill. I just could not keep the hits in the orange. In fact, there were a number of pretty bad misses - I'm too embarrassed to post the rapid fire targets. I'm not sure what the problem was. It looked to me like I was on target just about every shot, but they sure didn't go where I thought they were gonna go.
I shot the slow fire only with an extended mag; I figured it would be tough enough with the small gun without having a grip issue.
I alternated the mags, one with the extension, one without, in the rapid fire - didn't see much difference.
The gen 3 trigger worked just fine, although being used to the lighter gen 4 trigger, may have had something to do with the rapid fire, or maybe it was a sight radius issue. I'm just not sure. But one thing I am sure of, the little fellow has plenty of accuracy.
I did a follow-up eval using a gen 4 G17 and did little if any better in the slow fire portion. The rapid fire however was a different story. Fifteen rapid fire shots all in the orange save one:
Hmmm, looks like one round just barely had enough powder to get out of the barrel
Know what I did with the last 15 rounds? Eyes closed at 3 yards. Again with the G17 gen 4. Here's how that went:
The highest group has three hits that make a great group, but I could feel that I was getting pushed out of position by the recoil - I wasn't paying enough attention to technique, and that was the first group too.
The middle group is a 2" group no matter how you measure it.
The lower group to the left, is a 2-1/4" group counting the low hit; not counting it it's a 1-1/2" group.
Remember this drill is not about absolute accuracy. It's a drill to measure body mechanics and repeatability. But, I'm rambling off topic now; somebody should have stopped me.
Anyway, pretty impressed with the little G26 gen 3!