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Old 12-04-2012, 15:04   #1
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First G26!

I just picked up a new Gen 3 G26 yesterday for a very nice price. Got it home and stripped and cleaned and lubed it for the range trip today. Took three boxes of 115gr blazer brass jacketed, a box of Hornady 135gr +P Critical Defense and a few magazines worth of Winchester 147gr Ranger Hollow points and some +P 124gr Winchester hollow point ammo as well. The gun did real good as far as ejecting way out to the right every shot with the heavier 147gr loads as well as all of the +P loadings. The 115gr target stuff ejected to the rightish about 60% of the time and sailed the rest over my head to the rear or straight up and down on my arm or over the left side. Seemed like it was ejecting better near the end of the session sending the lighter rounds where they should have been going. There was zero malfunctions and the accuracy was either on par with my G19 or better suprisingly! Recoil was very comfortable with everything fired and I was using the stock mags and baseplates for the whole range trip. I did pick up a couple of Pearce XL grip extensions to try and they give the G26 a much better feel for my hands. After the bad experience with a new Gen 3 G34 a few months back (used my forehead as a target for the ejecting brass consistently!) I can say this G26 is much more to my liking and I'm sure, with the kind of defensive ammo it's most likely to be used with most often, ejection will be flawless.
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Old 12-04-2012, 15:11   #2
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Congrats on the new Glock,perhaps with more shooting the RSA will break in and you will have perfect ejection even with target 115 grainer's. SJ 40
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Old 12-04-2012, 15:24   #3
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I put a Pearce grip insert and a PG-2733 magazine extension on mine and I am good to go. 11+1 rounds of 9mm. What's not to like in an easy to carry pistol.

Now I'm in the process of stocking up on the mag extensions in case Congress decides to sneak in and pass a full capacity magazine ban as a rider in a bill sometime. That way I can turn all my stock 10 round magazines into plus ones. Happy carrying!
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Old 12-04-2012, 16:48   #4
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Good to hear your G26 is working better than the other gun. You would not be the first to report finding the G26 a bit more accurate than bigger versions.
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Old 12-04-2012, 17:02   #5
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Congrats on the G26.
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Old 12-04-2012, 17:20   #6
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Congrats, 26s are nice.
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Old 12-04-2012, 18:54   #7
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Good choice with the G26!
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Old 12-04-2012, 19:27   #8
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I EDC a 26 (gen 3). It's the sweetest gun you'll ever own.

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Old 12-04-2012, 19:47   #9
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Great choice. It's become my only gun (Gen 4) and I have absolutely no regrets. Next thing you know, you'll be picking up some G19 mags with X-Grip extensions for a full handhold on that little beauty for home defense, etc. Just one of the wonderful assets of a G26; you can shoot ANY 9mm Glock magazine, up to and including the 33-rounder.

I'm still amazed at how easy it is to conceal this gun, especially now that some of the major OEMs are coming out with single stack guns that weigh as much or more than the G26. The accuracy issue is well documented by Massad Ayoob in the Harris Publications' Complete Book of Handguns (published last spring). The only thing you give up with the G26 is the accessory rail and I find that I like holding my flashlight separately anyway.

Enjoy and keep running those rounds down the tube. You can't go wrong, only get better at making every shot count.
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Old 12-04-2012, 19:58   #10
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Glad you are enjoying it. I have several hundred rounds through mine and am pleased with it. Blazer aluminum ejects pretty much straight back but I recently switched to Remington UMC 115 JHPs and they are a little more energetic and eject a little cleaner. Working on making a new pancake holster for it now.
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Old 12-04-2012, 20:23   #11
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What a gun the G26 is, excellent choice. Congrats
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Old 12-04-2012, 21:05   #12
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Congrats on your G26!
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Old 12-04-2012, 21:23   #13
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Good choice;enjoy!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:27   #14
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Thanks everyone. On further reflection I did notice that slightly different gripping angles, and where and how firmly I held the G26 also seemed to affect the ejecting with the 115gr stuff. I would try to start each string of ten shots ever so slightly different as far as my stance or how I would brace myself and then hold that pose rigidly for the entire magazine full. If the first shot tossed the brass over my head then what I noticed was most of the rest of the shots fired would keep ejecting the brass in the same direction. Or, if on the first shot the brass ejected normally, the G26 would continue ejecting normally for the most part. On multiple occaisions I noticed this. Sometimes it just seemed more random than not. But, like I said before, with good defensive ammo and some NATO spec 124gr FMJs it didn't matter how I was holding the gun, they all ejected properly. Just thought I'd throw my personal observations about ejecting for those who're trying to nail down the causes of erratic ejecting.
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