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Re: Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby iridium-192 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:26 pm

Ok. First of all would like to thank all who participates in this subject!
Went to the store where I've purchased the G26 & addressed the issue. They actually were not surprised & gave me quite a lecture, sort of 101 Glock course... I felt pretty dumb, btw)))) :oops:
My problem was, I didn't make a home work before I've purchased Glock & this particular model.
1. They told me not to use cheap reloaded ammo for several reasons (I've used "PRIME ammunition"). The reasons are all laid in a design of Glock's barrels, they are designed for good, normal pressure, NATO standard ammo. The chamber of Glock's barrel is slightly bigger then any other brand (therefore you don't want to use under pressured ammo, because it may cause malfunction). On the other hand, the ramp cut goes in to a chamber deeper then in any other brand barrels, so you don't want to use some crazy P+++ stuff, or you'll have big boom right in your hands! (that's good to know)))). And some other confusing info about so called polygonal rifling... Combination of G26's short barrel & under pressured ammo caused the problem I had (theoretically).
2. Indeed, grip of G26 is less then desirable, to say at least & I have to grab it really tight, no relaxed wrist, as I so got use to when shooting my Sig P226 (Did I tell you how much I enjoy my Sig P226?)))... The grip of G26 is just ridiculously small & super uncomfortable! It is really hard to have a good solid grip on it. But this is a WHOLE POINT I've bought the gun - small gun for CCW (some day)... To solve this issue partially is possible by adding extended Pierce magazine plate (doesn't add to 10 rd. California legal limit capacity, but increases grabbing surface), All right, Roger that!
3. All slides of these subcompact versions (26, 27, 33) use exactly the same guide rod spring! WHY? Nobody knows... but it sounds wrong right there... SO, for 26's version (9mm) maybe will be wise to switch factory guide rod spring (Which is 16 Lb) for something lighter...

Well, I'm about to put to a test all those theoretical but making sense statements, hopefully this Saturday... ;)
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Re: Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby iridium-192 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:34 pm

Oh, couple more things...

I've received A LOT of goodies for my ugly G26, such as - slide for G33 - .357sig (Gen 4, almost bit myself for this, since my Glock is Gen3... but apparently they're interchangeable...)))
& have bought Wolf performance SS frame for .40S&W conversion + Storm Lake barrel .40S&W, all internals & trijicon standard night sights (I really like them, my Sig P226 has them).
Have ordered some custom parts from a Glock store in San Diego...
Eagerly waiting for them, hopefully it will make a big difference!
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Re: Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby bearrowland » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:54 am

Way to go Iridium!! One thing about a Glock....they have more accessories available than anything this side of an AR-15!
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Re: Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby Grindl » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:37 pm

Lots of really good info , Iridium . Thanks for that . I knew some things didn't work for Glocks , but now I know why those things don't work . Good stuff .

If you're planning on reloading for it as a 9mm ; I have a excellent load I use in mine . It is 124gr JHP in front of 5.2gr of Red Dot & a CCI primer . Approx. 1,100 fps and very accurate out of my G-22 w/a Storm Lake 9mm drop-in Barrel. I practice with it as a 9mm , and "carry" as a .40cal , with a 174XTP. :shh:
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Re: Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby iridium-192 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:10 pm

It is true, as far as some custom, spare & extras... :crazy: there is no gun (except ARs...))) in a world can boast about abundance and availability of that stuff! That was one of the factors that attracted me to Glock.
I see a potential in this modest piece of plastic, I'm sure we'll find common ground... 8-)
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Re: Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby iridium-192 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:01 pm

Grindl wrote:Lots of really good info , Iridium . Thanks for that . I knew some things didn't work for Glocks , but now I know why those things don't work . Good stuff .

If you're planning on reloading for it as a 9mm ; I have a excellent load I use in mine . It is 124gr JHP in front of 4.2gr of Red Dot & a CCI primer . Approx. 1,100 fps and very accurate out of my G-22 w/a Storm Lake 9mm drop-in Barrel. I practice with it as a 9mm , and "carry" as a .40cal , with a 174XTP. :shh:


Thank you for the load! Most likely I will reload handgun cartridges & definitely will change the barrel. :thumbup:
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Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby iridium-192 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:44 pm

;) Just came back for the range! 8-)
The Beaumont Indoor Shooting Range
Went with my dear wife ))).
This time Glock performed much better, no jams or any issues with 9mm. Used good "American Eagle" 124 Gr, & heavy tungsten recoil spring 14Lb.
Heavy Tungsten Guide Rod for mini-Glocks
ZEV trigger performed very well, much lighter pull & just overall more crisp.
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Conversion .40S&W worked less reliable, had once misfire (reloaded ammo & probably bad primer... had the same issue when used the same ammo in my SIG, so, Glock has nothing to do with it...) & it jammed once in wife's hands. She just overall had a hard time to handle the gun tight... Anyways it was extremely amusing to watch her shooting, have to admit...
.357 sig worked very well, no issues what so ever. :thumbup:

My overall impression was good & satisfying... My wife did not like Glock at all. She told me that will never fire this Glock again, fired brass always tend to hit her neck (Again, because of her weaker hands, I guess...). She liked Sig & Sig only, She compared Sig with Mercedes S & Glock with Honda Civic... :lol: (I have no problem with Honda Civic, my wife has, no offence to Civic owners...)
I agree with her statement somewhat... Would be interesting to see her reaction, lets say on Desert Eagle .44 Mag :think:

Glock's accuracy was inferior to SIG's in all calibers... But it worked & worked fine, bullets fired from Glock can reach a target with devastating effect for sure.

I would hesitate use this model in any configuration except 9mm. Surprisingly .357Sig was little bit more comfortable to handle then .40S&W... We both agree on that.

One more thing... Spent several hundred rounds in each caliber.
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Re: Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby bearrowland » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:32 am

I'd agree with your wife's opinion Iridium...just a different level of quality. Nice shooting by the way! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby iridium-192 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:44 pm

All right, can't just sleep well, knowing that I can add to my ugly ducking more stuff)))
I've bought .22lr kit made by "Advantage Arms"....
First day (couple weeks ago actually))))) got in trouble with it, you see, I have ZEV adjustable trigger installed & it prevented me to dry fire on my .22lr kit.... The trigger adjustments are not universal, other words, what is perfect for one caliber (slide) will not work well for another....!!!! Why? Very simple explanation, striker pistols (Glock including) are designed in such a way, that almost half of "trigger works" are located outside pistol frame... Trigger pull very much dependents on kind of spring installed on a striker! (Nothing like in hammer type of pistols...)
It is just insane.... ))))
So, every time you install other slide with different caliber, trigger will react differently! So much so, when I've installed .22lr slide, my trigger has refused to let striker go off....! Therefore, I could not remove it.... After couple of hours of struggle & research on the web, I've figured out, that my trigger has too little room for over travel for this particular set up. I had to push slide as hard as I could & have managed the trigger to engage the striker, so it dry fired & I was able to remove the kit.
After adjusting the trigger by adding some over travel it start to work reliable with .22lr kit...
So, as you can see, we both (my Glock & me), are still learning each other, just like new married couple))))


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Re: Nightmares with my Glock...

Postby bearrowland » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:41 pm

Way to go my friend! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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