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11-04-2012, 18:32
I purchased my 2nd G26 this past week, its a gen4, my other is a gen3. I went to the range on Friday and today and put through 436 rounds through it. I tested everything I had on hand:

115 grains (Win, Rem, PMC, Blazer Brass, Federal, Hornady Critical Defense)

124 grains (Golden Saber +P)

I mostly used 12 or 10 round magazines, but did use a 15 and a 17. I had one round jam on the 15 round magazine. I'm assuming it was because i was griping the magazine and causing a funny angle for it to feed. I had 2 rounds total land on my right arm. I had one round land on the top of my head(I think it bounced off the range wall). I had 2 rounds go to the left (If I remember right they were both the last rounds of a magazine) Everything else went to the 3-4ish position. I did notice that it seemed anytime I had an issue, I was also gripping the gun pretty lightly. I'd consider this acceptable in my book and this gun is good to go, but I will continue to shoot and see if it starts to develop any problems. I also want to do some more testing with using a bigger magazine and gripping it to see if i can create the same error.

I did some playing around with the 1911 test(firing without a magazine) I've been seeing people do. I took my gen3 (2007ish) g19 with me and tested it with the 1911 test. It failed to eject and jammed almost every time. The g26 gen4 on the other hand ran like a champ, although it ejected differently than normal, it was ejecting to more like the 5 o'clock position and ejected incredibly high compared to normal,which I was kind of impressed to see I did this 20 times and each time was consistent.

Overall I am very happy with this gen4 g26. I'm going to continue to shoot it and get the round count up. I need to do some looking into my g19 and see if I need to do some parts swapping as it has several thousand rounds through it now and might need to be updated.

11-04-2012, 18:35
I should mention. I like the gen4 26 much more than my gen3:

1. the gen4 grip with the medium backstrap on it is awesome. I really like the texturing on the gun
2. I love the new mag release
3. I really like the new trigger. I really cant tell if it is heavier or not, but it feels like it is a smoother pull when trying to shoot accurately at 15-25 yards

I also forgot to mention is seems between the gen4 26 and gen3 26, they updated the spring from the model I had on my gen3. My gen3 guide rod was all plastic. The gen4 looks has metal in it with plastic. If I can find my camera i'll take pic if anyone is interested in seeing the differences.

11-04-2012, 18:36
Glad you are happy with your new glock.

11-04-2012, 18:41
Glad you are happy with your new glock.

Thanks, now I am plotting a gen4 g34 purchase :devildance:

Bruce M
11-04-2012, 19:48
Good to hear your new G26 is functioning well.

11-04-2012, 20:58
Congrats on the G26.

11-04-2012, 22:11

11-05-2012, 09:27
I called glock about the g19 not ejecting properly with an empty mag. The guy said with 3-5k rounds through it, that I should replace the recoil spring and that should fix my problem. I'll give that a try, since i have a new one on hand from a service kit I bought a while back.

11-07-2012, 12:55
well, I'm so impressed with my g26 gen4 and given the recent events (obama winning) I am off to buy a high capacity gun. I'll be ordering a gen4 g34 from my LGS. I hope to have it sometime next week if all goes well. I'll post another report once I'm able to put a few hundred rounds through it, which may be awhile with deer season starting this weekend.

11-07-2012, 15:56
I might have to give a Gen 4 a try. That new mag release sure is nice. :)

11-07-2012, 16:42
I bought a Gen4 G26 last Friday. I was only able to put 110 rounds through it but I have not had any issues so far. I will probably run some more through it this weekend but so far I am happy.

11-07-2012, 16:53
G26 rocks! :thumbsup:

11-07-2012, 17:59
That is a rare review for a 4th Gen Glock - a positive one!

11-07-2012, 18:01
My G26 Gen 4 has been perfect. My main carry. If they a FDE version I will have two!

11-07-2012, 18:22
Congrats having 2 G26s is a great idea IMO.

11-07-2012, 18:25
Congrats having 2 G26s is a great idea IMO.

One for each hand! :2gun:

11-07-2012, 18:29
Love my 26... BTW this so called "1911 test" is uter BS, do not worry bout that. It is pointless. Congrats on the new G4

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11-07-2012, 18:37
One for each hand! :2gun:

How would one reload?

11-07-2012, 20:07
How would one reload?

Like the movies, for example Resident evil

11-07-2012, 20:12
Like the movies, for example Resident evil

I missed that movie.

11-08-2012, 11:09
Good luck with the new G26 Gen4 and thanks for a very informative post. :cheers:

11-08-2012, 12:23
I also have a new Glock 26 Gen 4 and love it. Great CC, and a great complement to my Glock 19.

11-08-2012, 12:29
That is a rare review for a 4th Gen Glock - a positive one!

Seriously? :dunno:

11-09-2012, 12:03 gen4 g34 is in. Going to pick it up today and take it to the range to put some rounds through it. Hope to have as good of luck with it as my gen4 g26. Starting to load up my mags

11-25-2012, 15:24
A few updates,

I have fired another 50 rounds through the g26 with no issues.

I swapped the g19 gen3 recoil spring and it still works perfectly, but does not pass the 1911 extractor test. I'm assuming it never will and its not a big deal, so I'm not going to worry about it at the moment

I purchased a gen4 g34 and started another thread about that. I sent it back to glock for weak erratic ejection. They sent it back, working a little better, but still has occasional brass coming back towards me and super weak ejection. I plan to call them again on monday and will update the other tread with how that all goes.

11-25-2012, 15:56
I too have a new 4th Gen G26 and find it to perform flawlessly. :wow:
I have tried every brand and model of ammo I can find and they all perform perfectly ,,,,, about 500 rounds through it so far.

11-25-2012, 16:13
The only gun I own anymore is a Gen 4 Model 26. I really like the idea of having the muscle memory for how one gun handles and shoots and I love the concealed carry options as well as the fact that I can shove a 15, 17 or 33 round magazine into the grip and keep on shooting if there's a war going on.

Oh, yeah, my wife only has one gun as well, and it's also a G26 (Gen 3). We've shared a lot of things in our 36 years of marriage and now we share magazines and ammo ... :-) That's not all bad.

11-25-2012, 17:50
Congrats on the new G26! I also have a new 4th Gen G26 and I have been very pleased.