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    Quote Originally Posted by Alude904 View Post
    I have the g23 and i prefer to carry my g27 with the pierce grip extension. The reason is yeah the grip is longer but the barrell isnt. When i conceal my 23, and i sit down, im literally sitting on half the barrell which isnt comfortable. To each their own i guess.
    Purely to discuss options, and NOT to argue how/what you choose to carry, could you let us know what holster/belt you use to carry and approximately where on your body? For example, I carry in a Personal Security Systems OWB kydex holster that attaches with belt loops at approximately the 3:00 PM position (right side) of my body. I typically use a double layered leather "gun belt" or my kydex reinforced 5.11 leather belt.

    For me, with the proper holster, belt and position, I can carry 5" 1911s all day, including IWB which is how I normally carry my 1911 when I carry it.
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    When i carry my g23, i use uncle mikes iwb holster and carry at my 5 o'clock. I wear a utility belt with a 1.5" width. Its possible that its just the way i carry it but i carry my 27 with a cobra iwb leather holster and its fine. However, the cobra holster is open on the bottom while the uncle mikes has that little bit of fabric covering the end. Im always looking at new holsters. I LOVE the cobra though.

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    Thank you for sharing. If you ever get a chance to try out a Comp-Tac C-Tac IWB holster (as it appears you like to carry IWB) give it a try. I'd suggest moving it around the 3:30 - 4 PM position. I believe if you were to try that you'd love it.

    Also, the height at which you wear the firearm will obviously make a difference. I haven't seen a Cobra holster. If you can, would you be willing to take a photo of it and share it with us?
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    Sure thing. I was looking into comp-tac but i was hoping i could find one in a store.

    Its funny because i was actually on a hunt in the supposed only store in jacksonville to sell comp-tac and i didnt find anything i like but i found this instead. I had never heard of the brand before so i was skeptical but this holster is well built and comfortable. It no more bulky than an uncle mikes iwb.
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    Looks pretty good. My personal preference for owb or iwb is always a holster with two connection points, preferably as far apart on opposite sides of the holster as possible. The dual belt loops or whatever is used to secure the holster to the belt, helps spread the weight out evenly making for a much more comfortable day. When I get a chance I'll take some photos of some of my Holsters for you to see. Thanks for taking the time to post the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    I recently bought this gun and LOVE IT. the best concealment glock there is. low recoil, small frame. and don't be fooled, 147gr HP will do plenty of damage! don't worry about not getting a recent model, as popular as this model is, your most likely getting one that was recently made. It will serve you well.

    side note...I just got a mag extension that I'm not happy with, the Pierce with no capacity added and don't like it. while it is a place for your pinky to rest, it doesn't seem to add comfort to my grip because it doesn't change the length of the back strap. that part still sits pretty high in my palm against the pad of my thumb. so.....I've also been toying with the idea of the GAP extension. shoot me a PM if you wouldn't mind when you try it out. I have no problem with the pinky hanging off the end (actually feels kinda good) but would like the piece of mind knowing the gun will be slightly more secure in my hand.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamweve View Post
    I bought the GAP floorplate for my G26 mags. I am really happy with them. They feel like they really "lock" you in. Very secure feeling and does not add any extra to conceal. I think they are well worth the money.
    I was going to reply to the GAP question but when I saw your answer I realized you said exactly what I would have said. I have them on four mags and agree with everything Dreamweve said.

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    Glock 26 Gen 4 range report

    Hey guys,

    I ended up purchasing the Glock 26 gen 4. She's a beauty, but I'm not too happy about what happend at the range. Here's my (very long) story interposed with questions:

    First of all, this was my 2nd time shooting a gun. First time was renting Glocks in different calibers. Thus, I have no experience (besides researching YouTube & this forum).

    Day before my range visit, I carefully stripped the gun apart following Hickok & Nutnfancy's videos, scrubbed the inner bore, and lubed the 3-2-1 points w/ some old Militec lube. Went out and bought 200 rounds of cheap Wal-Mart brand Federal 115gr ammo to tease her, then picked up some really expensive Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P ammo (for future carry).

    I gotta admit, I was a bit nervous at the range on my own. The new magazines were hard to load, I could only fit 9 rounds, making sure they were flushed against the back. First, I racked the slide and checked the chamber to make sure it was empty. Then I released it and let it return to normal position. Next, I loaded a fresh magazine & slowly racked the slide. Stupid move- the bullet popped out the side. Didn't know what to do, so I racked it slowly again and a bullet got stuck in the chamber. Scared to do anything, I called over the range staff and they racked the slide or something and somehow got the bullet out. He said I was supposed to rack the slide & LOCK it, load the magazine, then release the slide stop lever. Lesson learned.

    The first 100 rounds were flawless, taking my time to learn the sights. Apparently, I'm more accurate with the front sight dot superimposed OVER the bullseye target. I thought the very top of the front sight was supposed to be UNDER the target? For some reason, I felt a few of the bullets had very low recoil- is this usual?

    Sometime midway through the next 50 rounds, I pulled the trigger and the gun didn't go off. Couldn't have been an empty magazine since it was only the 3rd round out of 9. I think I remember seeing the slide cocked back ~1 cm or so and locked. I racked the slide and the bullet popped out. On close examination of the tip, I see a very tiny half of the tip "scraped/indented" off. Silver metal was underneath. This is what it looked like= /L instead of /\. Is this a "failure to feed"? What the heck happened? Is this a misaligned bore, bad firing pin (stupidly threw the bullet away so I forgot to examine the back), bad magazine, or bad bullet?

    The next 50 rounds were flawless, before ending the day I fired off 9 rounds of the Gold Dots ($1 a bullet!?!).

    My confidence in the gun is hurt . I don't know if it was me (I held the gun with a firm grip the whole time), her (new magazine didn't push the bullet up into the chamber all the way?), or the Federal-branded bullet?

    I was planning on having this as my daily carry in the future, but I'm not sure what to do now. Should I take her apart and clean/lube her once more (I bought Hoppe's #9 pistol cleaning kit w/ a bronze brush tip- is this OK?). Or leave her as-is and take her out to the range again for another 100 rounds? Perhaps I should try the Winchester White Box next time?

    Well, I'm all ears guys. Let me know what you think.

    Thanks
    Last edited by nsx; 06-28-2011 at 02:58 AM.

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    The Gen4 G26 would make a great "First Gun"

    Clean the pistol & shoot it some more..
    You should be fine, Sounds like it was ammo related as the round didn't go fully into battery..
    Could be some initial rubbish in the chamber as well...
    Good Luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsx View Post
    Hey guys,

    I ended up purchasing the Glock 26 gen 4. She's a beauty, but I'm not too happy about what happend at the range. Here's my (very long) story interposed with questions:

    First of all, this was my 2nd time shooting a gun. First time was renting Glocks in different calibers. Thus, I have no experience (besides researching YouTube & this forum).

    Day before my range visit, I carefully stripped the gun apart following Hickok & Nutnfancy's videos, scrubbed the inner bore, and lubed the 3-2-1 points w/ some old Militec lube. Went out and bought 200 rounds of cheap Wal-Mart brand Federal 115gr ammo to tease her, then picked up some really expensive Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P ammo (for future carry).

    I gotta admit, I was a bit nervous at the range on my own. The new magazines were hard to load, I could only fit 9 rounds, making sure they were flushed against the back. First, I racked the slide and checked the chamber to make sure it was empty. Then I released it and let it return to normal position. Next, I loaded a fresh magazine & slowly racked the slide. Stupid move- the bullet popped out the side. Didn't know what to do, so I racked it slowly again and a bullet got stuck in the chamber. Scared to do anything, I called over the range staff and they racked the slide or something and somehow got the bullet out. He said I was supposed to rack the slide & LOCK it, load the magazine, then release the slide stop lever. Lesson learned.

    The first 100 rounds were flawless, taking my time to learn the sights. Apparently, I'm more accurate with the front sight dot superimposed OVER the bullseye target. I thought the very top of the front sight was supposed to be UNDER the target? For some reason, I felt a few of the bullets had very low recoil- is this usual?

    Sometime midway through the next 50 rounds, I pulled the trigger and the gun didn't go off. Couldn't have been an empty magazine since it was only the 3rd round out of 9. I think I remember seeing the slide cocked back ~1 cm or so and locked. I racked the slide and the bullet popped out. On close examination of the tip, I see a very tiny half of the tip "scraped/indented" off. Silver metal was underneath. This is what it looked like= /L instead of /\. Is this a "failure to feed"? What the heck happened? Is this a misaligned bore, bad firing pin (stupidly threw the bullet away so I forgot to examine the back), bad magazine, or bad bullet?

    The next 50 rounds were flawless, before ending the day I fired off 9 rounds of the Gold Dots ($1 a bullet!?!).

    My confidence in the gun is hurt . I don't know if it was me (I held the gun with a firm grip the whole time), her (new magazine didn't push the bullet up into the chamber all the way?), or the Federal-branded bullet?

    I was planning on having this as my daily carry in the future, but I'm not sure what to do now. Should I take her apart and clean/lube her once more (I bought Hoppe's #9 pistol cleaning kit w/ a bronze brush tip- is this OK?). Or leave her as-is and take her out to the range again for another 100 rounds? Perhaps I should try the Winchester White Box next time?

    Well, I'm all ears guys. Let me know what you think.

    Thanks
    Couple of things to try at your next range visit.
    1. As the Range Officer stated, you can allow the slide lock to release the slide, loading a round into the chamber or, you can use what is called the slingshot method. Lots of people arguing over which one is best, so let's just stick with the fact that these are two of the best ways to load a handgun.The key to either method is that the slide is "slammed" forward. Never slowly let a slide close as it will most likely fail to properly load a round. Here is a video on how to use the slingshot method.

    Keep the fingers out of the trigger guard area. Grasp the firearm with your shooting hand. Grasp the slide with your support hand. Push with your shooting hand while pulling with your support hand. QUICKLY. Your firing hand will pull the slide out of your support hand and the slide will slam shut, properly loading a round. Again, this is similar to letting the slide lock down, which releases the recoil spring assembly's force, slamming the slide shut. Try both methods until you find the one you like best. (Keep your finger out of the trigger guard!)

    2. I have a feeling that if you were being gentle with the slide, you were probably being gentle with the magazine as well. Slam the magazine home as I like to call it when you are inserting it into the firearm. The key with the sub-compacts like the G26 is that you have to watch the meaty part of the palm of your hand. Grab the magazine where your support hand index finger tip is touching the top round's bullet, "point" the magazine into the magwell and then "slam" the magazine into the magwell. (Again watch the palm on the sub-compacts) This will properly seat the magazine into the firearm and be ready for you to use either the slingshot method or the slide release to properly drop the slide on the round. Obviously I'm not talking about super human strength slamming but give it a good pop into the firearm.


    3. Use an UpLula magazine loader. When new, all magazines are tough to load. They get a little easier as you use them however, it's just so easy and convenient to use the UpLula mag loader. If you do a search on that loader on this forum, you'll find lots of members that swear by them!


    Ammo wise -you could have gotten a bad round. I shoot the yellow box Walmart Mega Packs on occassion and have never had an issue however other members have. I do try to do a visual check on the rounds that I load into my magazine. Based on your description above, I think the magazine wasn't seated properly but it could have been ammo. You shot about 150 rounds with one FTF so I'm leaning towards magazine.

    Cleaning the pistol - sounds to me like you've already done a good job. I check the barrel of any new firearm, to ensure nothing is blocking or stopped up in there, drop some oil/lube where needed and then function check the weapon. If all is well, I go shooting. With GLOCKS, you don't have to keep them spotless. They will shoot and shoot well. That's the great thing about them!

    If you get a chance, get some 9mm Snap-Caps that you can load into a magazine and practice loading, slamming the mag home, slingshot etc at home so you'll feel more comfortable. As always, check that the gun is not loaded, then check it again, and then check it a third time. Always keep a firearm pointed in a safe direction no matter how sure you are that it is empty.

    Let us know how your next trip to the range goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBH View Post
    The only thing better than a Glock 26 for CC is TWO Glock 26's. Make sure at least one of them has a serial number.
    would one of those be "scarface"?
    This is my Glock. There are many others like it, but this one is mine.

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