Home Forums Classifieds GT Store Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups


Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2015, 14:36   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 3
26 question

I've decided to get a 26. I'm OK with used. Is there any generation I should avoid? I'm looking for a problem free gun. thanks for any info
behere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 18:10   #2
Truth&Balance's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 52
Great choice. I can only speak to the Gen4 which I own two of. Have a few thousand rounds in one and a few hundred in the other. Not a single issue thus far. They go bang every time. With medium size hands I chose the Gen4 because it's the smaller size grip which can be made larger with the grip back straps. Good luck and let us know what you get.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke 1729 - 1797

Glock G19 Gen4/Glock G26 Gen4 x 2/Sig Sauer 1911 Nightmare
Truth&Balance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 19:24   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central FL
Posts: 153
Hello, and welcome!

I've got a Gen2 with 5,500+/- rounds down the pipe. No issues, none. Of course, I've left it completely stock. I've added no aftermarket "improvements" and I've replaced necessary parts with OEM.

Hasn't missed a beat, trust it completely.
All who wander are not lost ...
be a traveler, not a tourist.

A traveler doesn't know where he's going ...
a tourist doesn't know where he's been.
LandRover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 19:32   #4
DJ Niner
DJ Niner's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: North-Central USA
Posts: 18,355
I have both a Gen3 and Gen4, and both have been absolutely trouble-free. I think Glock had evolved into a very reliable basic mechanism as the subcompact Glocks were being designed, and the Gen4 improvements didn't make many changes to the subcompact Glock mechanisms.

A few things to consider in making your choice:

- The Gen4 with no backstrap installed will have the smallest grip, so if you or your spouse/SO have small hands, a Gen4 G26 will give you the smallest possible grip size.

- If you shoot left-handed, the mag catch on the Gen4 can be switched to the other side for more comfortable use by lefties.

- Mag catch button is larger on the Gen4 pistols; some folks like this (easier to hit during a hurried reload), others do not (easier to hit by mistake and drop the mag when didn't want to do that).

- If you plan to carry using an Inside WaistBand (IWB) holster, be aware that the aggressive grip texture of the Gen4 pistols can be abrasive on any bare skin or even clothes it contacts. Gen3 is more comfortable (not as abrasive), but also not as sure-gripped in wet/sweaty or very cold conditions.

- New Gen4 subcompact Glocks should come with a total of 3 magazines; Gen3 subcompacts only come with 2 mags.

Really, you can't go wrong with either pistol.
DJ Niner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 19:47   #5
Senior Member
wrenrj1's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Huskerville
Posts: 10,579
I've owned a couple, and currently own a Gen 3. I'll stick with it vs. a Gen 4 personally. Saying that, all my Glocks are of the same generation for a reason.
We are told by our government NOT to judge Muslims by the actions of a few crazies. We are also told by this same government TO judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few crazies.
wrenrj1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 20:25   #6
CLM Number 25
Da Da
JimBianchi's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 7,225
Blog Entries: 1
I have a gen3 with about 3K down the pipe, I like the finger grooves, some folks don't. Super reliable, even likes steel cased ammo and light hand loads all the way up to +p+.

I have big hands and prefer carrying with the stock GLOCK 12rd mags, hard to find, but worth it.

Makes the G26 grip 3/4 inch shorter than the gun would be if I used 15rd mags and just big enough to get a full grip on.

Lots of options with the g26, you won't regret it.
NRA Life Member

The scariest words in the English language: I'm from the government and I'm here to help! President Ronald Reagan
JimBianchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015, 08:27   #7
Senior Member
MinervaDoe's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Way out in left field
Posts: 7,530
Blog Entries: 5
I have a G26 generation 3. It's a great gun and it is surprisingly accurate. I damaged a spring in my G34 during a tactical shooting class and simply started using my G26 with my full length magazines. The two guns feel so similar, that I didn't miss a beat. My accuracy didn't drop off noticeably and I really enjoyed shooting the class with a subcompact. I've even shot PPC with my G26, and my score was only about a dozen points lower than with any of my full size guns.
I never minded that my pinky finger hangs off in space with any of my subcompacts, but I have noticed over time that I do shoot them slightly better with a Pearce grip extension on them.
Have fun. I have a number of subcompacts that I haven't taken out of the safe since I got my G26. I just like it that much.
MinervaDoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2015, 18:38   #8
Join Date: May 2012
Location: California (:-(
Posts: 93
G27=bad dna stopper!!
johnjasonchun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2015, 21:54   #9
DJ Niner
DJ Niner's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: North-Central USA
Posts: 18,355
G27 = ill-mannered obnoxious little beastie, compared to the G26, which is the subject of this thread; let's keep our posts on-topic, please.
DJ Niner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2015, 15:02   #10
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 3
Thanks for all your input guys. I'm going to have to rent each one at the range and see how the differences effect my shooting.
behere is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:25.

GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
GT Store

Users Currently Online: 931
272 Members
659 Guests

Most users ever online: 4,634
Apr 18, 2015 at 3:37