Glock 26 Gen 5
The Glock 26 Gen 5 has an honest ~5.25 pounds on RCBS trigger-pull gauge. Further, the weight is fairly consistent along the entire trigger pull. Unlike the earlier Glock trigger which had little resistance in the initial takeup before hitting a noticeable wall.
Glock 26 Gen 5 Upgrades
The introduction of the G26 Gen 5 meant that all the improvements to the rest of the Glock line would be applied to the new pistol. Therefore, your dollar goes just a bit further in buying a Gen 5 gun over Gen 3 or 4 pistols. Glock 26 didn’t get the flared magazine well since it would sort of ruin the concealability of the gun.
Shooting the G26 Gen 5
You might be wondering how the G26 Gen 5 shoots and how recoil is when shooting defensive ammunition. Interestingly, the dual recoil spring does quite a lot to absorb the recoil even though it is a tiny pistol. Other pistols that are roughly the same size just don’t handle the recoil quite as well for some reason.
You might notice that the groups are not always centered When shooting the pistol on NRA B8 targets. Shooting the Glock 26 offhand at the 25-yard line produced an impressive 6.034″ group with the Trijicon HD sights.
The Glock 26 seems to be the next best compromise between capacity, shootability, and concealability for a carry gun after the Glock 19. In addition, reliability and accuracy are on point and the felt recoil is well within acceptable ranges.
Final Thoughts About the G26 Gen 5
With the G26 Gen 5, you really aren’t leaving too much on the table if any at all when choosing a self-defense tool.
The G26 Gen 5 starts at an MSRP of $749 but can be found in the $560 to $600 range at online retailers like Brownells. Check out the Glock website for all of the specs and features that your heart desires.