Glock 26 Review

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Glock 26

You know how they say 'Great things come in small packages'? That is especially true of the Glock 26 Gen 4 which introduces some revolutionary new designs to the favorite concealable weapon since 1994.

The Glock 26 Gen 4 can be comfortably concealed in a pocket, and is the perfect weapon for handbags. Now that you've found out that you can easily walk around with a Glock and not raise alarms, let's find out why you would want this mean little piece in the first place.

Often known as the 'Baby Glock', the Glock 26 has been incredibly popular with both civilians and law enforcement personnel. At just over 26 ounces when loaded and only 6.41 inches long, the Glock 26 Gen 4 becomes a weapon to be reckoned with when you factor in the 10 + 1 rounds of 9mm. Glocks have always been rather monotonously reliable, so there was nothing to fix there.

Instead, Glock added the Modular Back Strap Design which makes the Gen 4 model customizable according to various hand sizes. The Glock 26 Gen 4 features the new scientifically designed Rough Texture Finish technology. It makes it easier to grip the weapon in humid and precipitous situations. It is also equipped with larger, reversible magazine catches but you can still use your older magazines with the Gen 4 model.

The single recoil spring of the Gen 3 has been replaced in the Gen 4 models with a double recoil spring system. This change adds considerable lifetime to the system. You won't notice the difference when you fieldstrip the Glock 26 since 'Baby Glocks' have always featured double recoil springs.

The drawbacks with the Glock 26 Gen 4 is that it doesn't feature a finger extension floor plate, which makes it difficult for people with large hands to properly grip the gun, even if it can be easily concealed. Additionally, it still features the traditional Glock plastic sights, which are damaged quite easily. Maybe it is time Glock finally introduced metal sights.

One of the biggest selling points of the Glock 26 Gen 4 is that three magazines are included in the package, but what has always sold the Glock and what continues to sell it more than anything else is the reliability associated with these guns and the G26 fails to disappoint. Though it is built for ease of concealment, the Glock 26 Gen 4 is best carried in a holster as it has no external safeties. Since that might not always, or ever, be possible for you, just ensure that you do not set it off accidently and you'll be extremely well-protected by this particular Baby Glock.

Model: G26
Action: DAO
Caliber: 9mm
Overall Length: 6.41"
Overall Height: 4.17"
Overall Width: 1.18"
Barrel Length: 3.42"
Sights: 3-Dot
Capacity: 10 + 1
Weight: 19.75 oz.