Happiness with a new G26

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    Happiness with a new G26

    Finally got myself a G26 after having a G19 for the last 17 years. I figured that since my daily attire these days is cargo shorts (cargo pants in the winter), I can step up from my Kahr PM9. Realized there was PLENTY of room in the front pocket when I dropped my G19 in just to see if it would fit. So, the G26 with a proper pocket holster was acquired. I feel much better with the increased capacity and two 15rd G19 spare mags on the left side. The extra weight isn't a factor as I barely notice it. The PM9 was a good pistol, but she'll be riding the safe mostly these days. I purchased it new in 2004 and it's been reliable so, obviously, I will never sell or trade it off. Just thought I'd post as you never see stories about someone going from a PM9 to a G26 for daily pocket carry...at least I never have...
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    If I got a Glock it would probably be a 26... just need to shoot one some day (still a Glock virgin).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    If I got a Glock it would probably be a 26... just need to shoot one some day (still a Glock virgin).
    If you're only to carry it IWB/OWB...or not at all...I'd suggest getting a G19 first. The great thing is if/when you get a G26, all the holsters and magazines for the G19 will fit the G26. Even the 33rd magazines. Looks strange, but it works flawlessly!

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    Congrats. I have much love for the G26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Congrats. I have much love for the G26.
    I've always wanted one, but really couldn't justify spending the money because it's not really *that* much smaller than a G19 in the slide/grip lengths..same thickness, too... And, I predominately carried IWB all those years, so there's no advantage to a G26 over a G19, which I already had. I don't know what possessed me, as I was standing in front of my safe one day, to try throwing the G19 into a pocket. It worked very well, but was just a little bit too tall, although still totally concealed. That when I knew the slightly shorter G26 would be perfect and the PM9 went on the shelf. Again, this is ONLY because I can wear what I want and choose cargo shorts/pants 100% of the time. This wouldn't work in business attire which is, quite thankfully, never needed or wanted again...

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    I decided on a 26 over a 19 because it is like having two guns. I can add grip extenders for when im hunting(i always carry a sidearm in the woods) and keep the grip stock for cc. I shoot the 26 just as well as a full size pistol and it is much more accurate than i am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjblat View Post
    I decided on a 26 over a 19 because it is like having two guns. I can add grip extenders for when im hunting(i always carry a sidearm in the woods) and keep the grip stock for cc. I shoot the 26 just as well as a full size pistol and it is much more accurate than i am.
    Good point. Can't really make a G19 smaller... But, I prefer just actually having the two guns. Never know when you're going to need a backup to a well tested and practiced with platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunter View Post
    Good point. Can't really make a G19 smaller... But, I prefer just actually having the two guns. Never know when you're going to need a backup to a well tested and practiced with platform.
    Concur. If you're gonna be a Glock owner, the G19 is almost mandatory. I'm all pumped up because tonight I'm taking the slides from my G19, G26 & G30 to an armorer who's going to put on trijicon sights for me. I'll be sure to post pics when they come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Concur. If you're gonna be a Glock owner, the G19 is almost mandatory. I'm all pumped up because tonight I'm taking the slides from my G19, G26 & G30 to an armorer who's going to put on trijicon sights for me. I'll be sure to post pics when they come back.
    Really? The Glocks are some of the easiest pistols to install your own sights. I put XS Big Dot sights on both my G19 and G26. They are Trijicons in the sense they have Trijicon lamps. Very easy to install. Even came with the special flat hex head socket for the front sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunter View Post
    Really? The Glocks are some of the easiest pistols to install your own sights. I put XS Big Dot sights on both my G19 and G26. They are Trijicons in the sense they have Trijicon lamps. Very easy to install. Even came with the special flat hex head socket for the front sight.
    I may be an idiot, but at least I know that I'm an idiot. I watched some videos on how to do these and envisioned myself carving some horrible gash in the tenifer while attempting the rear sight. I decided that it's worth it to pay this guy $20 to make sure that I don't screw it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I may be an idiot, but at least I know that I'm an idiot. I watched some videos on how to do these and envisioned myself carving some horrible gash in the tenifer while attempting the rear sight. I decided that it's worth it to pay this guy $20 to make sure that I don't screw it up.
    Well, $20 is a good deal. I've know gunsmiths to charge much more. Good thing with the XS sights is they come with a delrin (fancy plastic) drift tool for the rear sights. No chance of marring the slide unless someone is so retarded as to actually bash the slide directly with the hammer. Even then, it doesn't take much force at all to drift off the rear plastic sight. I didn't even use a vice and just hung the back off my wooden work bench and tapped it off.

    What kind of sights? Are they actually from Trijicon? Trijicon farms their lamps out to other manufacturers...

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    The G26 is a fine pistol! I bought one a while back and I really like it. It is on my EDC rotation of .38, 9mm and .45. I paid too much for mine but I am still well pleased and would do the deal again. $ well spent.
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    Congrats!!! Love my G26. I am always window shopping for a 27 or a 30 but the 26 is so great it is hard to justify unless I get a sweet deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunter View Post
    Really? The Glocks are some of the easiest pistols to install your own sights. .
    I can certainly attest to this! Took my G26 to Buds and had meprolight sights installed. Took all of 10 minutes. Some time later I took in a Springfield XD 40 for the same thing and it took about an hour and a half and I mean the guy worked at it. turned out excellent but he sure had a time with the Springfield. The Glock was a piece of cake.
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    Well ya know what they say,once you go all black,ya never buy any other kind of gun!
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