It is the smallest glock pistol and was developed specifically for those who want to enjoy the benefits of concealed carrying. The Glock 26 has been on the market since 2010 and has been very well received by those who have always had an interest in five round snub nose revolvers. This feature took the compact capabilities to a whole new level, as the firearm carries a magazine capacity of 10 rounds standard. It also features highly accurate firing characteristics. This reliability is why the Glock 26 is well known all around the world. In fact, the Glock 26 is a preferred firearm of security personnel and secret services around the world, as it carries with it plenty of power but has a very compact size that makes it ideal for concealment.
Glock 26 Specifications
The Glock 25 is a small 9x19 mm firearm. It features a 10 cartridge capability with optional capacities of 12, 15, 17, 19 and 33. Considering how much power this compact Glock has, it is very light weight, weighing in at just 560 grams or 19.8 ounces when unloaded. This smaller subcompact offering by Glock is actually part of the fourth generation of Glock firearms.
History and Details
The Glock 26 became available along with the Glock 27 in late 2010. Both the Glock 26 and the Glock 27 were well received variants in the subcompact genre. The great thing about the Glock 26 and the other subcompact offerings is that they feature the one way interchangeable magazines that all Glock pistols are fitted with. This means that the Glock 26 will accept the same magazines as the larger pistols that are chambered for the same round, although you cannot use the subcompact magazines in the larger pistols. For instance, the Glock 26 will accept magazines from your Glock 17 but the Glock 17 will not accept the magazine from the Glock 26. This is simply due to the fact that the subcompact magazines are not tall enough to reach the slide and the magazine release.
The Glock 26 was designed for concealed carry and was marketed most heavily towards the civilian market. It has a smaller frame than the Glock 19 but still features a pistol grip that will support two fingers. The gun has a shorter barrel, a shorter slide and a double stack magazine that still supports the standard 10 rounds. A factory magazine with a +2 base plate gives a capacity of 12 rounds. The Glock 26 was an exciting addition to the Glock selection of firearms, although it required considerable designing as the frame, the locking block and the spring assembly required reworking. All of the work paid off, as the Glock is a very popular firearm when it comes to the civilian and law enforcement markets.