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Roo
11-04-2007, 3:20 PM
Instead of making a new thread I thought I would edit this one...

I have narrowed my next purchase to a compact 9mm and I am having a hard time to decide between a Glock 26/19 or the XD 9mm Sub Compact. Anyone here have a Glock 26? Thoughts? Opinions? Should I go with the Glock 19 to be more versatile? I am looking for a pistol to be my main bug out gun and something I can take when I camp. Anything and everything is welcomed, thanks..

69Mach1
11-04-2007, 3:27 PM
Yes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock_26

CSDGuy
11-04-2007, 3:27 PM
Yes it will. It will look funny, but it will work. The reverse is not true.

xxG3xx
11-04-2007, 3:27 PM
im sure it would....it would stick out a little though

xxG3xx
11-04-2007, 3:28 PM
wow we all posted at the same time

Akula1
11-04-2007, 3:28 PM
A Glock 17 mag will fit into a Glock 26. I have heard of people experiencing occasional feeding problems in the G26 since the G17/34 mag can rock ever so slightly in the G26 magwell. I have a G34 and a G26 and have used the G17/34 mags in the G26 and have experienced no problems.

Roo
11-04-2007, 3:37 PM
Sweet! I have a 33 round magazine for my old Glock 17 but I was going to buy a Glock 26 tomorrow and I was hoping it would fit :)

savasyn
11-04-2007, 5:21 PM
Just to throw it out there, you could get a G27 in .40 and a conversion barrel to 9mm. Then you'd have both a .40 and a 9mm in the same frame. You can use the .40 mags with 9mm ammo, but it's certainly not recommended. Glock mags are cheap enough, though, that you could get a few of each.

You can convert the .40 to a 9mm, but you can't convert the 9mm to a .40.

CSDGuy
11-04-2007, 5:30 PM
Sweet! I have a 33 round magazine for my old Glock 17 but I was going to buy a Glock 26 tomorrow and I was hoping it would fit :)

Yes, this combination would work too. Since you're looking at the 19 or the 26, you could go with a 26 and get a small grip extension for a 19 mag. A mag for the 17 will still look funny with that extension. I'd say that given that you have GLOCK magazines, I'd recommend sticking with the GLOCK platform.

If you buy a 26, the magazines for the 17, 18, 19, and 26 will all work. Yep, even the 33 round mags...

randy
11-04-2007, 5:33 PM
Unless you are going to CCW the thing then the 19 is by far a better choice.

People buy the 26 and put on the finger extension to make it more comfortable to shoot then the grip is right there with a 19.

Teletiger7
11-04-2007, 5:50 PM
I have both the 19 and 26. I love em both and I was amazed at the accuracy of the 26. For such a small weapon to still function so well made me really happy. Maybe it's the slightly different grip but I sometimes shoot it better than the 19 even thoguh it has a shorter barrel. Go figure! Yes, the 19 is more versatile since it's size makes it more useful for both concealed carry and open carry. The 26 takes all glock 9mm mags and i've borrowed a friends 33 rounder at the range and it's alot of fun having that many rounds in such a compact piece. If you purely want concealability get the 26. It also depends on your hand size. If you got bigger hands the 26 might feel uncomfortable without a grip extender. Myself, i don't mind my pinky under the grip(actually kinda like it). Also, don't forget that the 19 has a rail if that matters to you and a slightly longer barrel meanes slightly higher muzzle velocity. In the end you may end up getting both like I did.

CSDGuy
11-04-2007, 5:53 PM
Unless you are going to CCW the thing then the 19 is by far a better choice.

People buy the 26 and put on the finger extension to make it more comfortable to shoot then the grip is right there with a 19.

Exactly. I own a 23, which is the same size as the 19. About the only place I haven't been able to conceal it well is in an ankle holster. No I don't have a CCW, but if I do carry around the house, I CCW to keep from freaking out the wife. She does not do well with guns...

Roo
11-04-2007, 6:39 PM
A reason why I was considering the 19 was for the rail and the use of a light. I am really torn between the 19 and the 26 so I guess I am going to have to shoot them both first.

Teletiger7
11-04-2007, 9:24 PM
If you want a rail to use a light then get the 19.

Black Majik
11-04-2007, 9:29 PM
I agree with randy, unless you plan to conceal carry the G26, go with the G19. The G19 has a long sight radius and the grip fits the hand better. Sure, you can get a grip extension so your pinky doesn't hang, but then why not get a G19 with the longer barrel and sight radius.

I vote for the G19. Honestly, if I was gonna carry a Glock, I'd still pick the G19 over the G26.

rkt88edmo
11-04-2007, 9:54 PM
19.

SFFRONTMAN
11-04-2007, 10:06 PM
I have a 26, but I like the 19 more.

Roo
11-05-2007, 10:03 PM
Ok I shot both today and I liked the 26 a lot but for right now the 19 is better for me. If and when I get my CCW I will get the 26. I was actually surprised at how good the XD9 felt in my hands and it was hard to say no to it. But I don't have any XD9 high cap mags only Glock. I am going to go on the 11th to buy it since I leave for vacation on the 14th and return the 21st. On my way home fri the airport I can swing by and pick up the gun :)

WolfMansDad
11-06-2007, 8:57 AM
One thing you will find is that the 19 is easier to draw than the 26. Being able to get all your fingers around the grip makes for a much surer hold. I have to kind of grope for my 26 when drawing it.

The 26 is a great little gun, but unless you are pocket carrying, it's smaller than it needs to be for ccw.

BHPFan
11-06-2007, 9:11 AM
Instead of making a new thread I thought I would edit this one...

I have narrowed my next purchase to a compact 9mm and I am having a hard time to decide between a Glock 26/19 or the XD 9mm Sub Compact. Anyone here have a Glock 26? Thoughts? Opinions? Should I go with the Glock 19 to be more versatile? I am looking for a pistol to be my main bug out gun and something I can take when I camp. Anything and everything is welcomed, thanks..

I don't know much abot the XD, so I cannot help there.

Regarding G26 or G19, IMHO, if you have a CCW permit (not many of us can have it here in PRK), then G26. If not, the G19. If rails is a must, then G19.

One suggestion: Get a G19, have the butt of the frame cut down to G26 size (Arizona Response Systems can do that job) anf you have the best of both G19/G26.