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RD928
01-29-2013, 13:38
Hey guys!

I'm new to the forum and just picked up a Glock 26 afew days ago. I had an XD40 for about 2 years and just never felt extremely confident with it. I could hit the target just fine but could never get a tight group. Picked up my buddy's Glock 34 and pretty much shot 5 rounds through the same hole! lol Needless to say I am proud to switch and say bye bye to my XD!

Haven't had a chance to get out and shoot it yet but I did rent one from the gun shop and put 50 rounds through it. It had an extended mag +0 for extra grip and if I wasn't careful where I put my pinky finger, I got pinched where the mag meets the grip. Are there any other extenders that dont pinch? I would like to get some tritium sights on it at some point after I've put acouple hundred rounds thru it. Also are there any mods/upgrades you guys have tried and like?

glockgt
01-29-2013, 13:40
Congrats on your 26!!! Enjoy it and welcome to Glocktalk!!

:wavey::wavey:

bac1023
01-29-2013, 13:51
:welcome: and congrats

BMiracletx
01-29-2013, 13:54
Congrats! About the only thing I would suggest is the extended slide stop. I have the GLock factory night sights and mine and they work great!

John Biltz
01-29-2013, 13:58
Different extensions on the grip will pinch different people, everyone's hands are different. Personally, I go with no extension or a +2 factory Glock magazine.

michael_b
01-29-2013, 14:01
Congrats! About the only thing I would suggest is the extended slide stop. I have the GLock factory night sights and mine and they work great!

Congrats OP! I agree with the above quote- extended slide stop is a must lol.

I think nights sights are always a good idea as well.

I like grip plugs as well. It mostly cosmetic but if you ever EDC your 26 I think it's a really good idea.

4095fanatic
01-29-2013, 14:09
Welcome! I use the GLOCK factory + extender on my G27 and works perfectly.


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wacopolumbo
01-29-2013, 14:13
Welcome! The Glock 26 is a great choice for an EDC. After trying a bunch of different mag bottoms on my baby Glocks, I have settled on the GAP floorplates for my mags. It really helps with drawing and keeping a hold of the baby Glock when firing. Aside from that, I like nightsights. I am getting older, so I like the Ameriglo Proglo front sight with really anything for the rear sights, as long as I can find the front sight, I am usually okay :-). The plug in the bottom of the backstrap is not needed, but for less than $10, it's doesn't cost too much.

Again, welcome to the forum and welcome to Glock!

Scrappy
01-29-2013, 14:18
Sights
http://www.topgunsupply.com/ameriglo-tritium-night-sight-set-i-dot-glock-9mm-.40-.357-.45-g.a.p.-green-green.html
Extension
http://www.pearcegrip.com/Products/GLOCK/PG-26
Ext slide stop
http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=544&CAT=137

pmer
01-29-2013, 14:38
Welcome from another newcomer. I just put 20 shots through a new gen 3 G26 today. Mine is bone stock from muzzle to magazine and it will probally stay that way. No pinching with my pinky curled under the magazine.

sharp
01-29-2013, 22:19
Congrats and welcome to GT! I also vote no extension!

sugarcreek
01-29-2013, 22:24
Currently carrying a 26 w/ the GAP finger rest extension and love it!
...but soon going to the new 19. WELCOME.

http://www.concealablecontrol.com/

tonyparson
01-29-2013, 22:49
Congrats on the new G26 and welcome to GlockTalk....:wavey:

faawrenchbndr
01-29-2013, 23:05
Congrats


Welcome

spartanranger
01-30-2013, 00:21
If you're new to Glocks I would stay away from the extended slide stop. If you have your hands high on the grip like you're supposed to, you can accidently lock the slide back on a full mag while shooting. I have done it more than a couple times myself. A G26 is for serious concealed use not a target gun in my opinion. Stick with the factory stop.

Trijicon HD night sights are excellent combat sights. I prefer the yellow ringed front sight. For quick shots, you'll hear the phrase "front sight, press". For quick snap shots, these sights are the best. Its what I carry on duty and a bunch of others have switched to them.

Have someone you trust do a .25 cent trigger job on it. Glock triggers are rough but with a little care they are sweet.

Past that you are good to go, I have tried every aftermarket toy out there and I keep going back to this setup.

Enjoy! And welcome to the forum!

Slug71
01-30-2013, 00:40
Welcome and congrats! :)

I have one of these for my Gen4 G26,

http://www.pearcegrip.com/Products/GLOCK/PG-26

Haven't experienced any pinching from it but have only run a couple mags through.


Will be adding the Tango Down Vickers extended slide stop too,

Tango Down Vickers Tactical Glock Slide Stop, Black:Amazon:Sports & Outdoors


Will also be getting a pack of these,

http://www.concealablecontrol.com/

The GAP plates from the link above seem to be a "must have" among the sub-compact owners here.

Enjoy. :)

janice6
01-30-2013, 00:45
Welcome to GT. Good shooting!

TheGlockTalker
01-30-2013, 01:33
Are there any other extenders that dont pinch?


Also are there any mods/upgrades you guys have tried and like?


I have a rubber ring around my G26 mags. Works fine.
Also....just fyi....if you get a G19 you will likely not have that pinky pinch.
Check it out next time you're at the range. Most have them ready to rent.

Other mods?
Extended slide release is about all you probably need but some like the extended take-down lever, metal guide rod and spring, trigger jobs, night sights, after market barrels the list goes on and on. There isn't an inch on a Glock that you can't customize.

spartanranger
01-30-2013, 02:22
Welcome and congrats! :)

I have one of these for my Gen4 G26,

http://www.pearcegrip.com/Products/GLOCK/PG-26

Haven't experienced any pinching from it but have only run a couple mags through.


Will be adding the Tango Down Vickers extended slide stop too,

Tango Down Vickers Tactical Glock Slide Stop, Black:Amazon:Sports & Outdoors (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0057IO0QA/ref=aw_d_detail?pd=1)


Will also be getting a pack of these,

http://www.concealablecontrol.com/

The GAP plates from the link above seem to be a "must have" among the sub-compact owners here.

Enjoy. :)


I had one of the vickers slide stops and it was horrible. Fortunately I was able to return it for a full refund.

The bottom of the slide stop that is curved in towards the frame was actually dragging against the frame. The hole for the pin was too small and caused a lot of friction. It would hang up on me all the time and was not smooth at all.

Not saying all the extensions are bad, but I wish I had not bought that vickers. Just a heads up.

Slug71
01-30-2013, 02:37
I had one of the vickers slide stops and it was horrible. Fortunately I was able to return it for a full refund.

The bottom of the slide stop that is curved in towards the frame was actually dragging against the frame. The hole for the pin was too small and caused a lot of friction. It would hang up on me all the time and was not smooth at all.

Not saying all the extensions are bad, but I wish I had not bought that vickers. Just a heads up.

Thanks for heads up.

Most people seem to prefer them over the OEM extended slide stop. I have the OEM one on my G19 and really like it. If I have any trouble like you had, I'll definitely switch for the OEM.

TSAX
01-30-2013, 02:39
Congrats, you made a great choice in the G26. I use the factory extended slide stop for 10 years and its still running great. The GAP floor plates are also a good addition. For sights............

XS Sights on Popular Conceal Carry Pistols - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nUWOZ4kBGgA






:50cal:

Slug71
01-30-2013, 02:42
OP, you can get custom slide cover plates too like these,

http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.com/searchresults;PdsSession=8a9c223413c0a47a19943334ffe58c47?kw=glock+slide+cover+plate&cmd=SREF&fads=All&call=All&sort=BestMatch&mfs=KWCLK&acimp=0&isNewKw=true

I want the Punisher one but not sure on any legal percussions if you ever had to use the gun and that being used against you....

Lowjiber
01-30-2013, 06:03
Welcome to GT.:wavey:

You'll love the 26. It's a sweetheart.

onearmsteve
01-30-2013, 06:16
i have a G26 and love it i bought the pearce extensions but took them off once i got use to it i perfer no extension and tru-glo TFO are the way to go they look the same in the day light and at night

ithaca_deerslayer
01-30-2013, 06:18
http://www.pearcegrip.com/Products/GLOCK/PG-26


This is the one I have.

I sometimes teach newbie women with it, and they've never mentioned a pinch, and they seem to like the 26 with that particular extension. I use it some, no pinch, but also prefer to carry without an extention, and just curl my pinky under.

In general with guns and mags, sometimes a mag fits tight to the bottom of a gun, sometimes the mag fits loose. All my Glocks seem to fit fairly tight or snug, not loose. But if the fit was loose, maybe that creates the opportunity for a pinch.

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ca survivor
01-30-2013, 06:43
Welcome and congrats!

filerunner
01-30-2013, 07:07
I have a G27 and use the GAP floor plates on the mags. They don't provide a pinky rest but are great for added control.

Beanie-Bean
01-30-2013, 07:11
Congrats on the new G26, and welcome to GT!

deathpriest
01-30-2013, 07:14
Welcome
+1 on pearce

pizza_pablo
01-30-2013, 08:12
+4 on the GAP floor plates! http://concealablecontrol.com/about.html
They aid both draw and grip of the sub-compacts.
The wife has a 26, also. We have them on all 12 magazines for the subbies.

:welcome:

RD928
01-30-2013, 09:46
Awesome, thanks for all the advice! I will def look into it

SGT278ACR
01-30-2013, 12:32
Hey guys!

I'm new to the forum and just picked up a Glock 26 afew days ago. I had an XD40 for about 2 years and just never felt extremely confident with it. I could hit the target just fine but could never get a tight group. Picked up my buddy's Glock 34 and pretty much shot 5 rounds through the same hole! lol Needless to say I am proud to switch and say bye bye to my XD!

Haven't had a chance to get out and shoot it yet but I did rent one from the gun shop and put 50 rounds through it. It had an extended mag +0 for extra grip and if I wasn't careful where I put my pinky finger, I got pinched where the mag meets the grip. Are there any other extenders that dont pinch? I would like to get some tritium sights on it at some point after I've put acouple hundred rounds thru it. Also are there any mods/upgrades you guys have tried and like?

Congratulations! I love my G26. As far as the pinching with the mag extension... go to Lowe's or Home Depot and tell them you need small black O rings. Put the O ringall the way down the outside of the mag and make it flush to the top of the extenstion. Should fix the problem. As far as mods... all I did was add the Pearce +1 extension... put a grip plug in the bottom of the pistol grip... and I changed out my slide cover plate with an aircraft grade aluminum one with a custom emblen on it. I thought about tritium sights too, but just haven't done it. My G26 is my EDC gun. You'll love it! :wavey:

michael_b
01-30-2013, 12:36
Congratulations! I love my G26. As far as the pinching with the mag extension... go to Lowe's or Home Depot and tell them you need small black O rings. Put the O ringall the way down the outside of the mag and make it flush to the top of the extenstion. Should fix the problem. As far as mods... all I did was add the Pearce +1 extension... put a grip plug in the bottom of the pistol grip... and I changed out my slide cover plate with an aircraft grade aluminum one with a custom emblen on it. I thought about tritium sights too, but just haven't done it. My G26 is my EDC gun. You'll love it! :wavey:

That o-ring idea is pretty clever- well done.


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sugarcreek
01-30-2013, 12:40
I pine for a set of BIG DOT sights...

robhic
01-30-2013, 12:50
Gotta go with the GAP floorplates http://www.tacticalsight.com/enterprises-floor-plates-finger-rest-extension-glock-p-175.html

And the XS Sight Systems Big Dot tritium night sight. I use just the front, and it is the way to go!:supergrin:

Bruce M
01-30-2013, 16:26
Enjoy your new G26. I continue to believe that it is about Glock's best effort. I have Big Dots on one and Truglo TFOs on another and like each set but I suspect sight preference varies alot from one person to the next.

JBS
01-30-2013, 16:38
#17 O-ring form hardware store around the magazine body will fill the gap and prevent finger pinch.

dgriffith11
01-30-2013, 20:22
I'm with you on the pinch -- thought it was just a girl thing.
Got the o-ring at Home Depot, now there's no problem. Love my new G26. Pierce extension is nice too. Might get a couple more.

A Regular Joe
01-30-2013, 20:37
Welcome to the forum! Try the GAP baseplates, they work really well on the subcompacts. The O ring is a #17 and can usually be found in the plumbing section where the washers for faucets are located. They are cheap too!

bobcatseger
01-30-2013, 20:55
I also just put a Glock 26 Gen4 on layaway today. I doubt if it is there long because I am not very patient when it comes to something new. Thought I better pick it up while it was right there in stock, after the way all guns are flying off the shelves right now. This will be my first concealed carry size(compact gun).........already have ordered the Scherer Mag Grip extensions....

TTex
01-30-2013, 20:57
Congratulations! I love my G26. As far as the pinching with the mag extension... go to Lowe's or Home Depot and tell them you need small black O rings. Put the O ringall the way down the outside of the mag and make it flush to the top of the extenstion. Should fix the problem. As far as mods... all I did was add the Pearce +1 extension... put a grip plug in the bottom of the pistol grip... and I changed out my slide cover plate with an aircraft grade aluminum one with a custom emblen on it. I thought about tritium sights too, but just haven't done it. My G26 is my EDC gun. You'll love it! :wavey:
The O-ring thing didn't work for me. I tried several different types, but none was just right not to cause mag loading issues and prevent the pinching. Also O-rings like to ride up the mag for some reason.
What worked for me was ditching the extension all together, and adding the medium back-strap. Different back-straps will change the position of your fingers slightly, so before spending a lot of money just experiment with different straps and see if one of them cures your problem. Also make a conscious effort to keep your finger off the gap.
I would suggest shooting and/or carrying without the extensions, but if you absolutely must have something then I recommend a G19 mag (good luck finding one now though) and the X-grip. I have one of these setups and it makes a nice full grip with the extra 15 round capacity. Very comfortable, but your back to a full G19 grip.
Congrats on the G26!

Two Guns
01-31-2013, 08:29
Congrats on the fine choice.

marcoh
01-31-2013, 15:36
I put the extended slide stop, extended slide lock, and Meprolight night sights on all my Glocks.

colin1230
01-31-2013, 16:17
No extensions for me, I like my pinky tucked under. What made a big differece in my grip was the addition of Talon granular grips.

Photoman642
01-31-2013, 22:38
After trying just about everything, I settled on the GAP floorplates for the G26 I used to have.