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Just bought a Glock 26 Gen 4 today. My first carry pistol, after I got my license, was a Springfield Armory XDS 9mm single stack. Back then I
thought, the chances of me actually needing to fire more than a round or two are slim. I liked the XDS well enough, but ended selling it. I replaced it with a Glock 42 .380 single stack. I really liked carrying the smaller pistol, and my old thinking was, I can never see myself needing more than a round or two.

After the last few weeks, I have hung up the Glock 42 for the Glock 26 with a 15 round 9mm magazine (and grip extension). Yes, I see myself needing the capability of 15 rounds. I am sort of sad this world has come to it that I need that capability, but I am a realist.
 

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I was carrying a double stack for a while but have decided I prefer a single stack with extra mags, to help distribute the weight and bulk when carrying. That's just what I've personally settled on. I carry 40 SW.

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Just bought a Glock 26 Gen 4 today. My first carry pistol, after I got my license, was a Springfield Armory XDS 9mm single stack. Back then I
thought, the chances of me actually needing to fire more than a round or two are slim. I liked the XDS well enough, but ended selling it. I replaced it with a Glock 42 .380 single stack. I really liked carrying the smaller pistol, and my old thinking was, I can never see myself needing more than a round or two.

After the last few weeks, I have hung up the Glock 42 for the Glock 26 with a 15 round 9mm magazine (and grip extension). Yes, I see myself needing the capability of 15 rounds. I am sort of sad this world has come to it that I need that capability, but I am a realist.
Why did you not just buy a G 19 if you were going to defeat the advantage of the G26 with it’s shorter grip?
 

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Might need to think outside the box, here. EDC is now for backup use. My main protection is a sign. I watch what the protestors are holding up and make duplicates to carry in the car. Whatever protest I find myself caught in, I just hoist the correct sign and get cheers and thumbs-up from everyone! :danceban:
Well, not really but, it is a thought.:smile:
 

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If you're not carrying 12 32-round back up mags, two NY-reload pistols and a snubbie in your back pocket, you are totally unprepared for life's reality.

Or you can carry on with life as usual with whatever floats the boat. I would not plan on holding off an angry mob with a G26 . . . or much else with less than a stack of 30-round mags.
 

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Might need to think outside the box, here. EDC is now for backup use. My main protection is a sign. I watch what the protestors are holding up and make duplicates to carry in the car. Whatever protest I find myself caught in, I just hoist the correct sign and get cheers and thumbs-up from everyone! :danceban:
Well, not really but, it is a thought.:smile:
Somehow that strikes me as brilliant.
 

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I don't see that any of the most likely scenarios for me carrying a gun have changed. A single stack or a j frame still suits me fine but, you have to do what feels right to you so carry on.
The g26 is a good carry gun.
Yeah, but you and I live in a part of the country that has remained sane and stable. :danceban: If I lived back East, I'd think about an SBR.
 

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Might need to think outside the box, here. EDC is now for backup use. My main protection is a sign. I watch what the protestors are holding up and make duplicates to carry in the car. Whatever protest I find myself caught in, I just hoist the correct sign and get cheers and thumbs-up from everyone! <img src="http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/danceban.gif" border="0" alt="" title="danceban" class="inlineimg" />
Well, not really but, it is a thought.<img src="http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/images/smilies/vol_1/smile2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
As is often said, "The important thing is that you have a plan!"
 

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Just bought a Glock 26 Gen 4 today. My first carry pistol, after I got my license, was a Springfield Armory XDS 9mm single stack. Back then I
thought, the chances of me actually needing to fire more than a round or two are slim. I liked the XDS well enough, but ended selling it. I replaced it with a Glock 42 .380 single stack. I really liked carrying the smaller pistol, and my old thinking was, I can never see myself needing more than a round or two.

After the last few weeks, I have hung up the Glock 42 for the Glock 26 with a 15 round 9mm magazine (and grip extension). Yes, I see myself needing the capability of 15 rounds. I am sort of sad this world has come to it that I need that capability, but I am a realist.
Good for you. I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but the world has ALWAYS been like that. You, like many Americans have been insulated from the horrors of the world. I suggest you acquire realistic training from somewhere like Rangemaster, Thunder Ranch or Gunsite.
 

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Still carrying either my S&W 360 or Dan Wesson 15-2 even though we've had some [-]protesting[/-] riots close to home. I stay out of the areas problems may arise if I see anything down the street that may look troublesome it is reverse course and find another route or just leave.

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I don't know that what you carry will make that much of a difference against a mob, but it's a sure bet that your situational awareness should be expanded to include the current atmosphere in your area.
Depends on the mob. Current mobs, they are financially motivated thugs, basically cowards. Venezuela. they are starving mobs. You also need to understand mob mentality.
 

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Still carrying either my S&W 360 or Dan Wesson 15-2 even though we've had some [-]protesting[/-] riots close to home. I stay out of the areas problems may arise if I see anything down the street that may look troublesome it is reverse course and find another route or just leave.

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Nice plan, as long as it works.
 

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Round or two? Double-tap is a given. Probably more like 3 or 4.
Reports show many fire until the gun stops, either empties a mag or jams. Even LEO's have had a tendency to do this.

Not something to strive for surely. The Israeli's method is to deliberately shoot until the threat is not moving, especially with suicide bombers.

Jeff Cooper tried to instill that 2 shots were needed, fast then assess the situation or move to the next target. This was due to studies that showed many people's nervous system/pain receptors tended to shut down, or go numb, after 2 shots. So he theorized that 2 shots to the body would, closer to the thorax region the better, inflict maximum shock, and hence stop the threat, before the system shut down. That was the beginning of the Double Tap, at close distance 2 shots with 1 sight picture. It takes training though to keep those shots in the thoracic region past a few feet. But that explanation isn't quite accurate either. Especially with training the Double Tap is refined to take 2 shots with the 1st aimed sight picture, and the 2nd a verified flash sight picture. Meaning one doesn't take time to aim that 2nd shot, but still verifies where it will go. You can still see the front sight and thereby know where the bullet went.
The Israeli's found that suicide bombers were less likely to trigger their vests while their body was reacting to impact. Both may be valid at the same time.
For Self Defense though deliberately continuing to shoot after the threat is down/removed is not a good idea, legally.

So a SS with extra mags does make sense. Another note it is usually easier to do reloads under speed with a double stack mag, tapered mag top to a wider mag opening.
Hey but I like to carry a Revolver?!
 

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You might want to check out a Glock 43X with a couple of Shield Arms mags for spares and another one in the gun. They also have 20 rounders.
 
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