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tnstaafl
06-13-2012, 17:49
I have a G36 - I like it just fine - it's my EDC gun - but I'm looking at a G26 and from the Glock site, the G26 looks a bit less than a half-inch shorter, a bit more than a half-inch taller, a bit wider (.08 inch), and almost an ounce lighter.

Ballistics aside, who else has looked at a G36 versus a G26 and what have you guys seen that I've missed?

Thanks !

ca survivor
06-14-2012, 07:26
the slide on the 36 is more the size of the 19/23 but been a .45 it sits different on the frame.

G26S239
06-14-2012, 08:26
The 26 is considerably smaller and is my favorite Glock but the 36 is a very nice 45 and is quite comfortable to shoot for such a light 45 ACP. Here is an illustration of height difference.

http://i40.tinypic.com/25f0z1g.jpg

tnstaafl
06-14-2012, 10:11
Thanks for the comparison pic - with the grip for each gun having two finger grooves, aside from the Pearce grip extension, it looks like the front of the grip for the 26 is a bit shorter than the front of the grip for the 36 - am I seeing that correctly?

And I'm wondering - I use a Pearce +1 on my G36 - if the grip on the 26 is in fact shorter, I'm guessing that I'd need the Pearce PG 2723 for the 26 ("converts the factory model 26 magazine to twelve round capacity"), to make the grip for the 26 about the same as how I have my 36 set up now - make sense?

G26S239
06-14-2012, 10:20
I don't know about the Pearce +2. As I have them configure the G26 is about 1.75" and the 36 is 2.4" grip length thstaafl.

tnstaafl
06-14-2012, 10:31
Your 36 is 2.4 inches WITH the grip extension shown in the picture?

G26S239
06-14-2012, 10:45
Your 36 is 2.4 inches WITH the grip extension shown in the picture?
I was measuring the grip below the trigger guard on both.

Rob1109
07-04-2012, 08:36
I have a G36 - I like it just fine - it's my EDC gun - but I'm looking at a G26 and from the Glock site, the G26 looks a bit less than a half-inch shorter, a bit more than a half-inch taller, a bit wider (.08 inch), and almost an ounce lighter.

Ballistics aside, who else has looked at a G36 versus a G26 and what have you guys seen that I've missed?

Thanks !

I have the 26/w CT Laser and a OWB holster, but mostly I carry it right front pocket in a DeSantis Nemisis. It is reasonably comfortable in the pocket. I have looked fondly at the 36, but, it just seems too close in size the the 19. In .45's I have 2 full size and 1 Combat Commander, so I'm having trouble justifying the 36. Best.

tnstaafl
07-04-2012, 10:41
Thanks for your thoughts. I shot my son's G26 the other day, comparing it to my G36 - less kick with the 26, obviously, and it's shorter (length and height), weighs a bit less when loaded, and a bit wider, but not by much - so now I gotta decide what to do - I can use my GSSF benefit to get a NIB G26 for $425 (+tax) here in Dallas - I don't see usde 26s for much less than that - maybe trade the G36 for a G26 - decisions, decisions . . . .

porschedog
07-04-2012, 10:50
Keep the 36, get a 26

G26S239
07-04-2012, 11:26
Keep the 36, get a 26
I agree. :wavey:

tnstaafl
07-04-2012, 11:54
Yeah, I'll probably just buy a new G26 Gen 3 with my GSSF discount - $425, +tax unfortunately ($460) - I'm not seeing any used G26s out there that are close to $460 - why buy used when I can get new for less.

tnstaafl
07-08-2012, 07:31
I ended up trading a Glock 23 that I don't shoot for a nice Glock 26 - don't know why I never bonded with the G23 - it was the first handgun I bought, but for some reason I just never shot it much - my G23 had a manual (Cominolli) safety that I had added to it, but the guy I traded with didn't mind the safety at all - so now it's off to get some Pearce grip extensions - since the G23 was the only 40 caliber I had, I'll have some ammo for sale.

G26S239
07-08-2012, 10:59
I ended up trading a Glock 23 that I don't shoot for a nice Glock 26 - don't know why I never bonded with the G23 - it was the first handgun I bought, but for some reason I just never shot it much - my G23 had a manual (Cominolli) safety that I had added to it, but the guy I traded with didn't mind the safety at all - so now it's off to get some Pearce grip extensions - since the G23 was the only 40 caliber I had, I'll have some ammo for sale.
:thumbsup:

Pecos Bill
07-22-2012, 01:39
Keep the 36, get a 26

Yea yea, this one. MORE is always better!!!!!:supergrin:

Redstate
07-22-2012, 07:59
I know that if I ever got rid of my G36, I would regret it sooner or later. G36 is awesome. So is the G26. I will never get rid of either.

ParisArms
07-22-2012, 08:03
I have a 36 and 26&27. If glock would offer a 5 round mag there really would be a size difference. I'd be okay with 5 plus one for concealment purposes.

G26S239
07-22-2012, 16:40
I have a 36 and 26&27. If glock would offer a 5 round mag there really would be a size difference. I'd be okay with 5 plus one for concealment purposes.
I have always liked that idea too.

MeanAction
07-23-2012, 08:07
I'm not getting rid of my 36. it will always be on my side. I have flirted with the G33 but i can't seem to leave the G36.

Ken43
07-25-2012, 19:12
My G26 with the +2 mag. is the same height as my G36. The two guns are pretty much the same size. The 36 is a tad longer. The 26 is wider.

GLOCK17DB9
07-25-2012, 19:21
There both nice carry guns so it depends what you want for rounds or more power! If you can't decide get both!:supergrin:

tnstaafl
07-26-2012, 06:18
I got the 26 and kept the 36 - I carry the 26 for now - as with my 36, my 26 has a Pearce +2 - versus the 36, the 26 is a bit shorter, not quite as tall, and weighs less (loaded) - the weight difference isn't that much, but it sure feels a lot lighter when I carry it.

G26S239
07-26-2012, 06:50
I got the 26 and kept the 36 - I carry the 26 for now - as with my 36, my 26 has a Pearce +2 - versus the 36, the 26 is a bit shorter, not quite as tall, and weighs less (loaded) - the weight difference isn't that much, but it sure feels a lot lighter when I carry it.
Post pics of them together.

G26S239
07-26-2012, 06:55
And congrats too. :thumbsup:

tnstaafl
07-26-2012, 07:12
My camera doesn't do well with close up stuff, but for the dimensions, I was just going off the specs on the Glock site.

G26S239
07-26-2012, 07:22
I suck at taking close pictures too.

LMGTEXAS
07-26-2012, 10:08
You are sacrificing a good "man stopper" (the .45 ACP) round for a marginal one (the 9mm) for not much difference in size. Not a good move. However, if you just must have a 26, go for it but keep the 36 (unless you want to sell it to me - I live south of Dallas near Temple!). I'll buy it from you, cash, F-T-F today!

tnstaafl
07-26-2012, 10:36
You could be right - but I've read so much about stopability rwith different caliber rounds that at least for now I'll just go with the right self defense 9mm rounds and I'll be OK - at least during the summer here in Texas.

I'm gonna keep the 36 though - but if you're interested in two Stoeger Lugers (gunsmith specials) let me know!

G26S239
07-26-2012, 21:27
You are sacrificing a good "man stopper" (the .45 ACP) round for a marginal one (the 9mm) for not much difference in size. Not a good move. However, if you just must have a 26, go for it but keep the 36 (unless you want to sell it to me - I live south of Dallas near Temple!). I'll buy it from you, cash, F-T-F today!
Yeah 9mm is crap. That's why I own 14 of them.

sawman1293
08-13-2012, 19:28
I carried my 36 for the first time today. I usually carry a 26 or LCP. It was very comfortable. Hardly noticed it. I think the single stack makes the difference in the feel of it IWB. Looks like I have a new EDC.