Glock 26 Gen4

Glock 26 Gen4

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    Glock 26 Gen4

    I've been carrying my M&P Shield for a while now due to it's thinness and easy of carry here in Mississippi and I love my Shield. Took a few guns out to the range this past weekend and one of them happened to be my neglected Glock 26 Gen 4. As soon as I started shooting it, I was thinking to myself, "Why did I stop carrying you?". After the first mag or two, I quickly realized why I bought the gun in the first place.....As an awesome carry option.

    The thing is dead-nuts accurate and the felt recoil is almost non-existent. It's just one of those guns that always works and works well. I've been carrying it since that range session and feel very confident in it's reliability and my ability with it. I honestly find it very easy to carry OWB under an un-tucked short. Though the grip is beefier than the Shield, it still felt extremely comfortable in my hand and I've never been concerned or bothered by the pinky resting under the mag floor plate.

    Anyway, if you're like me and you were kind of "iffy" on the previous Glocks, give the gen 4's a try. I'm not a brand snob in anyway as I own Glock, S&W, Ruger and Springfield pistols. I think each manufacturer has its pros and cons and that's the reason I like to have a variety. But I have to say, the Glock 26 is tough to beat and may be one of Glock's finest......right along side my 19.


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    I have one, but opt for my XDS more often because the G26 feels like I'm sitting on a brick in a IWB holster. OWB must be the way to go.
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    Never owned a Shield, but nothing wrong with the 26 for carry (mine is Gen 3). Easy to shoot, easy to carry and combat accurate. I never found IWB that comfortable, so every weapon carries outside. Stripesdude, if you want a "brick" just try a G30. Mine is an amazing shooter, but it didn't last long as a carry pistol .
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    I've had the Gen 4 26 and 100% agree with you. I have a shield in 9mm also. One thing that always makes me lean toward the 26 over the shield is the mag situation. I can carry a 15 round G19 mag as a reload, in the Shield I only have an 8 rounder. I don't like carrying 2 mags to = 1 glock mag.
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    I've really been enjoying carrying my new Gen G26. IWB...after a slight mod to my holster...actually quite comfortable for a short gun.

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    I've tried so hard to like IWB but it just doesn't work for me. I never tuck in my shirts anyway so OWB is perfect.

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    Nice gun and I have owned two Gen3 and two Gen4 over the last few years. However, if I am going to carry OWB, I rather go with the G19 because I can conceal a larger gun carrying OWB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remy View Post
    I've really been enjoying carrying my new Gen G26. IWB...after a slight mod to my holster...actually quite comfortable for a short gun.
    Never could carry a Glock owb under a tshirt without printing. The Shield however, in a desantis mini scabbard is easy to hide that way.
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    Been carrying a G27 OWB for better than 15 years. Nuthin' sexy about a GLOCK, but the are great tools.
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    I have a Gen 3 G26 that I carry in a Galco IWB holster. I have thinner pistols (a S&W 3913 and a Nano) that are slightly more comfortable, but the G26 just works for me. And with the short grip length it prints very little. For me, the appendix carry is the secret to comfort, once I got over the fear of where the gun is pointed
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Never could carry a Glock owb under a tshirt without printing. The Shield however, in a desantis mini scabbard is easy to hide that way.
    Same for me. The only OWB holster I have is a modified (more cant) Glock Sport Combat holster. It holds the gun to what I think is pretty close to the body (never tried any other OWB holsters). With a normal sized t-shirt (not too big or too small), the width of the Glock prints just enough to bother me.

    Maybe one day I'll buy a small single-stack...but I don't know how I'd like a gun that size with my long fingers. The width of a Glock is perfect for my hands.

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    My most carried gun is my G26 which happens to be a Gen 3. There is almost no difference between G3 and G4. I've shot them side by side and they shoot the same. They both have a dual recoil spring. The texture of the grip is the big difference and Gen 3 is easier on my old hands.

    I have an XDs .45 for summer carry. It's just enough thinner to be significantly easier to hide.

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    I love my G26. It's the first Glock I've ever purchased. I love the fact it has 10 rounds but for summer I'm going to try carrying my Nano. G26 is still a little hard for me to conceal with certain clothes. I'm a short waisted woman so that makes a difference.
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    I find the Gen 4 Glocks shoot great. They just rub my side too much when carrying IWB without a t-shirt. The 26 is certainly a great carry piece.
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    I agree.....having carried the Gen 3's on duty before I retired from law enforcement, and having Gen 4's now, I can say with all honesty that I prefer the Gen 4's. Though I thought it would be hard to improve on them, they have done exactly that.
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