A tale of 3 barrels and a baby Glock (G-26)

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    A tale of 3 barrels and a baby Glock (G-26)

    I finally got around to shoot a few pictures of my carry pistol.
    They show a baby Glock growing up ...

    Here are the barrels used:




    This a standard G-26 fitted with a Pearce mag extension; this adds a lot to the control of the gun at a very little increase in size.
    The mag extension does not add to the capacity of the mag (10)




    Now we are growing, the baby Glock is fitted with a G-19 barrel; it is a "drop-in" mod and a G-19 magazine with a sleeve.
    The sleeve is not a good idea, it adds a little on the aesthetics (if one can put aesthetics and Glock in the same sentence ) but the mag is not usable anymore in the G-19; it is fastened with an allen set screw which must be loosened to remove the sleeve.
    Interestingly enough the G-19 barrel gives the G-26 (9mm) more energy than the G-27 (.40) with a negligible increase in size.





    We are looking below at a pistol which could be used by Gecko45 as a secondary BUG (the primary BUG would be no less than a MAC-10 )
    The ported barrel became necessary for me to keep shooting in spite of arthritis in the right wrist; it makes a big difference in muzzle flip.
    I think it gives also a slight increase in muzzle velocity - not sure only 3 shots through the chrony.

    I took a lot of flack over the ported barrel:
    - the upward flash is blinding in low light > not true with Speer GD
    - bullet and powder residues will be thrown back in your eyes > did not happen
    - if you have to shoot through the passenger side of your car (while you are driving - a likely situation ) the gases escaping from the ports will injure your passenger > not true; I shot the gun with a piece of paper about 8 inches above the muzzle, nothing serious happened and if I had to shoot that way, I would probably angle the gun to the left (yeah, gangsta style) because it is a natural motion for me.


    Of course, I also got the "advice" that such a modified gun would make a field day for the prosecution.
    Maybe, maybe not.
    I carry my ported G-26 with the regular magazine w/ pearce +0.
    I carry the G-19 mag +2 as a spare; if I get to the point where I have to use it, meaning that the 11 rds in the first mag (10 + 1 in the tube) didn't do the job, I have a PROBLEM ... what a jury would think will be the least of my worries!!!

    About the ported barrel, my arthritis is well documented my lawyer should have no problem ...


    Note: For those who don't know about Gecko45, search this site or google it, it is highly entertaining - anybody have the link ?
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    Nice write-up. Good pics for comparison.

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    Nice write-up with nice pics. Thanks!

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    Whoa, good thinking! It never occurred to me that you might want to put a G19 barrel in a G26, but it makes perfect sense that it would work. Genius! Now how about a G34 barrel...

    As for the magazine sleeves, I really like the look of those. Since I only have a G26 it would not be a problem that I could no longer use the mags in the larger Glocks. Where did you get them?
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    Interesting ideas and pics...
    I hadn't thought about using a Pearce mag extenter...Mmmm
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    That last picture looks pretty crazy! Nice write up and pictures. I always like seeing Glocks for some reason. Even though "they all look alike". Haha. Thanks for sharing!
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    Glock perfection! :D
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    Well, I don't think having ports in a barrel will increase projectile velocity but, from tests done by Mag-na-port - surprisingly you don't lose any velocity even when the ports are positioned even closer to the barrel chamber and vent through mated holes in the slide.

    Ma-na-port claims that any velocity loss through porting is negligible and within the normal FPS variation cartridge to cartridge.
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    Well i have heard the stories of gecko45 but never looked into it........wow. Thanks for the info and i googled it and i really needed a laugh. People these days. Also the gun looks great. I knew about putting the 19 barrel in but never gave it any thought but i think i will try that the next time. Thanks
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    Make sure the Glock 26 slide & the Glock 19 barrel will fit properly.

    Otherwise, you might have an interesting (KA BOOM) day of shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    Whoa, good thinking! It never occurred to me that you might want to put a G19 barrel in a G26, but it makes perfect sense that it would work. Genius! Now how about a G34 barrel...

    As for the magazine sleeves, I really like the look of those. Since I only have a G26 it would not be a problem that I could no longer use the mags in the larger Glocks. Where did you get them?
    I believe I got the sleeves from Lone Wolf; go to the A&G brand, they are $9.99.
    They are also very knowledgeable and will tell you which barrels fit in which gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfl View Post
    I carry my ported G-26 with the regular magazine w/ pearce +0. I carry the G-19 mag +2 as a spare; if I get to the point where I have to use it, meaning that the 11 rds in the first mag (10 + 1 in the tube) didn't do the job, I have a PROBLEM ... what a jury would think will be the least of my worries!!!
    True, but carrying extra mags isn't always about quantity/firepower. Mags are often the source of malfunctions in autoloaders and swapping out for a spare is the quickest way of clearing such malfunctions.

    That being said, I usually carry a G-17 mag (17 rds) as the spare for my G-19. Part of the reason (especially at the range) is that it's easy to pinch the heel of my palm between the G-19 mag's baseplate and the magwell, causing a blood blister. Lots more clearance with the G-17 mag.
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    Nice write up...cool pics....love the title.
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    Thanks the G26 is on my list, here it must have a longer barrel (106mm, slightly over 4") Up here they come with the Lonewolf barrel, I think I will get some of those sleeves for the carry mags and keep the standard mag in the gun. I could get one new, but with the current exhange rate and State Department fees, they are going for $1000+ I hope to see a used one come up for sale.

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