Glock 26 For Sale
The GLOCK 26 is now available in GLOCK’s latest generation of perfection. A popular option for concealed carry, the GLOCK 26 Gen5 now features the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB), delivering increased accuracy with polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown. Other features include the removal of the finger grooves, an ambidextrous slide and the superior GLOCK hard-surface finish nDLC.
It comes with front serrations (FS) which provide an additional tactile surface choice when manipulating the slide giving the operator positive traction even with wet or sweaty hand.
The Glock 26 has a subcompact build that makes it excellent for concealed carry. The pistol stands out for its easy concealment because it measures:
- 6.5 inches long
- 1.26 inches wide
- 4.17 inches high (including the magazine)
You also benefit from a 3.43-inch barrel that won’t get in your way while you move.
Even if you need to break out into a full run, the Glock 26’s 25.75-ounce weight will not slow you down, especially when you have a Glock 26 holster that keeps the 9mm pistol in position.
Despite its small size, the Glock 26 lets you carry a lot of rounds. It comes standard with a 10-round magazine — giving you a 10+1 capacity. If you want more, you can upgrade to clips that carry as many as 33 rounds. The larger magazines will add to the gun’s weight and height, but they also help you secure your area when threatened by an active shooter.
Other features we like about the Glock 26 include:
- Glock’s patented Safe Action system that helps prevent unintentional discharges.
- Its ability to use the same magazines as larger Glock pistols, including the Glock 17 and Glock 19.
- A loaded chamber indicator.
- The universal Glock rail that lets you add accessories.
Best Uses of the Glock 26
The Glock 26’s small size has made it popular among open carriers who also want to have a backup pistol on them.
Glock 26 Pros and Cons
The Glock 26 is a great gun, but all items have their advantages and disadvantages.
Some pros of owning a Glock 26 include:
- Its small size.
- Its ability to accept high-capacity magazines.
- Firing 9mm rounds offers enough power to subdue someone without causing life-threatening injuries.
- Excellent accuracy (of course, you have to practice to take advantage of this benefit!).
- A grip that works well for people with small hands.
- Ambidextrous features that make it useful for nearly everyone.
- You can use it as an ankle carry. It’s that small!
- Minimum recoil helps you hit your target when firing multiple rounds.
Some cons of owning a Glock 26 include:
- A fairly heavy trigger pull weight, especially for a subcompact pistol.
- The small grip can feel uncomfortable in large hands.
- It doesn’t have a manual safety that you might want for extra protection.
- Gen 3 models are often difficult to find.
The Glock 26 isn’t the right gun for everyone. If some of its features don’t appeal to you, you might find a better alternative in the next section.
Alternatives to the Glock 26
There are two types of alternatives to consider when you don’t want a Glock 26. The first includes pistols with similar sizes as the 26. The second includes larger guns for people who decide they do not like the subcompact design.