Thinking of a G26 gen 4 to trade my Xdm compact 9

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Thinking of a G26 gen 4 to trade my Xdm compact 9

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Post by daniel2002p » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:01 pm

Long story short I have two of the exact same firearm XDM Compact 9mm. My EDC is one of the XDMs and the other I barely broke in (500 rounds or so). I wanted to get a smaller EDC still in 9 and came across a G26.

I have not shot one yet as I don't know anyone with it and my range doesn't have that one rent.

Anyone have comments on the G26?

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Re: Thinking of a G26 gen 4 to trade my Xdm compact 9

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Post by Teamless » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:12 pm

the G26 is a good gun, but as you already have Springfields, why not try the XD9sub compact.
Same length or so as the G26, but in my hands, the Springfield felt much better

Of course, the other benefit, is you would have 2 guns that basically felt the same, the XDM and XDsc, with similar operations, take downs and simple feel
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Post by AndyC » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:14 pm

I'm not a Glock fan at all - but I first shot the 26/27 series as soon as they were released overseas, and they were superbly accurate. Very reliable, too - but as to how they'll actually feel in your paw, you'll have to pick one up and see how it feels.

I believe there's a gunshow this weekend at Dallas Market Hall.

Oddly enough I've been looking at the XDM series for my own purposes, as well as the S&W M&P; more as a gesture of defiance to Feinswine than for any actual need, I must admit :mrgreen: - is yours the chromed model or the black one?
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Re: Thinking of a G26 gen 4 to trade my Xdm compact 9

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Post by texanjoker » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:22 pm

Check out my link on the GT info re glocks. If you are in the category you can get one for 398 plus tax.. :clapping:

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Re: Thinking of a G26 gen 4 to trade my Xdm compact 9

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Post by daniel2002p » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:54 pm

I would love a XDs but I want a 9mm not the 45. Every time I email SF cuts service I get the same response regarding them working on it. Just want something in the sub sub compact range (but not a big fan of the XD SC).

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Re: Thinking of a G26 gen 4 to trade my Xdm compact 9

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Post by oilman » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:18 pm

I bought a Gen 4 G26 for myself just before Christmas. It is now my new EDC. This is what I like about it:

Grip texture of the Gen 4.
Accuracy
Larger mag release on the Gen4
10 round standard magazine and available extended magazines (at least when I bought it extended mags were available).
Ease of shooting (recoil)
Grip-slide angle (I pick up the sights quicker than with my XD or my PPQ)
Trigger
Grip size fits my hand (no extra backstraps installed)
Good concealability.

But as always YMMV but I recommend you shoot one and see for yourself.

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Post by barres » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:23 pm

My Gen 4 G26 is my go-to carry gun. Never a bit of trouble from it. 10 +1 on-board, with a 15-round G19 or 17-round G17 mag as a spare.
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Re: Thinking of a G26 gen 4 to trade my Xdm compact 9

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Post by sompin2do » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:58 am

daniel2002p wrote:Long story short I have two of the exact same firearm XDM Compact 9mm. My EDC is one of the XDMs and the other I barely broke in (500 rounds or so). I wanted to get a smaller EDC still in 9 and came across a G26.

I have not shot one yet as I don't know anyone with it and my range doesn't have that one rent.

Anyone have comments on the G26?

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Not sure where you're located but Bullet Trap in Plano has the Gen 3 G26 for rent.

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