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I have yet to fire or break in my new 26 but I do have a few issues with one handed operation so far.
Has an extended mag release caused anyone major issue? If you use one which do you like, and why?
I am happy with the slide lock, I don't need to modify it.
I may also want an extended field stripping mechanism, I am not sure where to get one, or the proper nomenclature. Can someone help there?
And what experiences do folks here have with the trigger block lock accessory?
I'll probably want extended mags and such as well, but I think I can figure that all out. Does anyone know where to get items like these in olive drab green?
Thanks for reading!
extended mag releases can occasionally be problematic with some holsters as reholstering the gun releases the mag by the pressure on the mag release button as the gun slides into the holster. I took a dremel tool to a couple of my Kydex holsters to prevent that. Just have to try it to see what happens.
I suggest you fire a few thousand rounds through your new G26 before you go off in pursuit of accessories. I have been shooting Glocks since 1996 and I have no use for extended magazine catches or extended slide locks. My wife and daughters do like an extended slide stop lever on the Glocks that they shoot.
Thanks for the advice.. I'll break it in and get more familiar with it before I decide to modify it. It's no real issue to drop the mag with my weak hand, but I find it to be my least fav. part of the firearm so far.
It's difficult to get to with my strong hand alone, and until I get used to a proper grip for dropping the mag I keep having the other side of the mag release press against my hand, effectively preventing an ejection.
The slide stop is what is used to hold the slide open. The slide lock is the field stripping mechanism.
I'm not a big fan of extended magazine releases for defensive guns, but I don't really know that there's much of a downside to an extended slide lock.
Here's one that I have experience with.
I also have an extended slide stop on a defensive Glock to allow easier one-handed operation in the event that such a thing might be required.
Thanks John I might get one of those extended slide locks eventually. I have a tendon disorder and while I can generally shoot O.K. the takedown on these is a bit more difficult physically than a revolver. Funny though, it is VERY fast compared to a revolver.
I took it out for some shooting the other day. The dot sight is a bit odd and is taking me some time to get used to I couldn't get the elevation even in the ballpark for the first 40 shots. I am very accustomed to old western style blade sights.
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