GLOCK® G26 Subcompact Pistol
I purchased this Glock 26 as a companion backup/CCW firearm to my Glock 17. I took it new from the box at the range and shot a perfect 50 out of 50 on the State qualification course from 35-1 yard distances. I put a Pierce magazine grip extension on my carry mag to give me a place for my little finger and a plus 2 extension on my second mag. It's small enough to conceal easily, yet handles well. This is the one all of my students come back to when trying different pistols, it's small enough for people with small hands and with the grip extension, it's big enough for larger hands. I have shot thousands of rounds out of it without any malfunctions. I carry a firearm every day, in every imaginable situation. I have carried other name brand firearms, but when my life is at stake, I carry a Glock 17 and 26.
May 27, 2013
Well Built Compact Pistol
My friend has this gun, and he let me fire around 50 rounds out of it the other day. It is well built, and easy to use, and is safe in your hand. 9 mm feels powerful with this compact weapon, but still very managable and easy to sight. The only downside in my mind is that the handle is so short for my big hands, the one finger was pinched between the end of the handle and the magazine, and the other just rested under the gun. I know that is par for the course with a compact pistol, I just prefer a full size pistol. It also is expensive in my book, but you get what you pay for in terms of quality.
December 10, 2012
Love My Glocks
We are a family with several Glocks (Husband, Brother, Sister in-law, Nieces and Nephews). We all started with .40 in diferent frame sizes. Recently my youngest daughter 24yo had also expressed an interest. After trying several calibers and manufacturers she also fell back to the 9mm Glock 26. This small/compact frame was a perfect fit for her. Her aim was dead on with it, it wasn't too powerful - so that it remained fun, and the ammunition costs are reasonable. Glocks are glocks. Always ready, always reliable, with point and shoot ease.
November 29, 2011
Glocks are Glocks. Having said that, I have to say that I appreciate the sub compact Glocks even more so than other handguns in this category. It does indeed conceal well, ergonomically appealing, and functions beautifully. One of the biggest praises I would give the G26 (or any other Glock sub) is that they shoot just as well as their bigger brothers in the compact and full size models.
If I had anything negative to say about it, it would only be half negative. A feature on the Generation 4 version of this, which I would consider an improvement, is a larger magazine release. Depending on what type of holster you are using, you may or may not feel that magazine release. What I mean is that if you are using a small holster such as the New Galco conceal the magazine release can be felt against your side. Not painful, but slightly irritating if you have to sit down a lot in a vehicle or seat with narrow armrests. It's not a hit against the firearm. Probably more of one against the holster. But it is something to consider when you purchase a conceal holster if you chose to make this a CCW. Just worth being aware of. I can literally find no other negative things to say. This is my second favorite Glock out of the 5 that I own.
September 16, 2011