Thanks to everyone for their help with my subjective questions...but I picked up a G26 today...the last one for about $80 less than I was expecting to spend. I had to jump on it.
I rented a Gen 3 G26 and a M&P 9c and both shot well. I was very impressed with the M&P as a shooting platform, but the mag release was a bit too high...that combined with the pinky rest plastic on the mag being so high made for an awkward reload for me. I'm left-handed and I had to keep my fingers around the mag release while tapping. I also inadvertently released the mag once while racking the slide.
The Glock shot well and I can only imagine the Gen 4 will shoot even better with the smaller grip. The 3 mags in the case, an abundance of lefty holsters, and the interchangeability of 9mm mags (I have 2 G19 mags on backorder) sold me on the Glock.
Now...any tips for my initial cleaning and lubing? Or must-have accessories?
Thanks again this is a great community.