Thursday, May 31, 2012

Glock 26 vs Glock 19

Recently picked up a subcompact Glock 26 from a local  guy selling on gunlisting.org. This is a fairly mint low-round unit in olive drab that had been a daily carry. Subcompact has its own category in competition thus I could enter two divisions without a barrel change.

Handling the 26 subcompact seems more challenging than its larger counterpart in that there is no gripping surface for your pinkie finger, except for the magazine extension. The actual firing of the gun though is much more alike the 19 than not. Somehow, I am not aware of the smaller grip.

The other big difference ought to be in the shorter barrel and sight radius. In both cases, the results are almost identical to the larger 19 compact -- more than I would have ever expected.

My recommendation if you are trying to decide between the two, the handling and firing are not different enough to notice. So you can base your decision simply on which size would be more useful for you.
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