Although I love my knives, I still train and carry a gun. A lot has been written and spoken about this little pistol. The Baby Glock 26, 9mm, subcompact firearm is a great backup gun. Some use it as a primary carry or home defense gun, although I personally carry a bigger gun (SIG 226) when I am out and about.
I enjoy the grip of a bigger weapon, but nothing about the G26 is faulty. For those with smaller hands, it can be a real friend when you need it.
The magazine capacity is also an advantage. It comes with a standard of 10-round mags, but it can also take other mags, such as a 15/17/33-round ones, which come with the G17 and G19 (the baby’s older brothers).
Glock released this “mini gun” in the middle of the 1990’s, and it was a hit. And why shouldn’t it be? Up until then, a lot of smaller calibers were used for subcompact guns. This changed all that, which is why it was such a great innovation. A 9mm subcompact is a great tool, and in the hands of the shooter (and with a proper holster), it is as good as any other handgun which you enjoy shooting.
If you are looking for a small gun with a kick, look into this one. The price of this gun is usually $500-$600. It has many different options when it comes to accessorizing, and thanks to the Glock’s popularity, aftermarket products are everywhere. You may want to stick with quality items, though. No sense in putting a cheap sight on a quality gun. The same goes for all the other accessories.
This gun has the potential to last a long time, and it is built for that purpose. Glock has great customer service, and a warranty which provides fixing/replacing is there are issues with materials and craftsmanship.
When Glock first came up with the idea of a Polymer-2 weapon, in the 80’s, a lot of people thought it to be a “toy gun”. There was also a lot of doubt as to whether this kind of weapon could hold up under abuse and punishment. The earlier Glock models put to rest any doubt anyone had about the excellence of this kind of gun, and the G26 is no exception.
If you manage to get your hands on one, get some shooting done. I am sure you will agree with me, when I say that this “baby” is a sneaky one – accurate, precise, and lethal at short distances. Mid to long range are not this particular gun’s forte, but if you are looking for a backup or self-defense shooter, there is no going wrong with the Glock 26. I found great info on the Glock 26 “baby Glock” on a gun blog called gunivore.com so if you want to know more about this gun that would be a great place to start!