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Hey guys, long time springfield fan here and Glock newbie. Just went to the range with my XDS 9mm, rented a glock 26 and left with a new G26 gen 4. I have never looked into glock or read a single thread on a forum about them so I need a jump start.

I have big hands, I need a mag extension. They gave me a pearce XL plus 3 extension which fits my hand perfect, but it seems very loose / moves around some. Are there any sturdier mag extensions that do not have so much play?

Those grooves on the trigger really begin to hurt the pad of my finger, do they make a smoothe trigger replacement?

While were on triggers, whats an affordable way to smooth up the trigger and make it even nicer then it already is?

Thanks!
 

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The Gen 4 Glock 17 trigger bar and trigger is smooth faced and will fit your 26. The toggle is not flush so there is still a sharp ridge. You can file that down(see Carl). There is supposed to be a polishing you can do to smooth out the trigger. Its on youTube and called the 25 cent trigger job.
 

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If you needed to add the grip extension... You'd honestly have been better off with a Glock 19. Aside from the grip fitting your hand properly, you'd also have benefitted from a longer barrel and sight radius.

But what's done is done.

Get the Glock factory +2 mag base to avoid the pinching.

As mentioned above, get the Glock 17 trigger with the smooth face if you're looking minimal investment. Otherwise, there are plenty of aftermarket triggers kits to do whatever you'd like to do with it.

If you stick with a factory trigger, get yourself a Ghost 3.5# connector... best $20 you can ever spend on a Glock. Gives a crisper break than factory, lighter pull and doesn't horribly affect the reset like some of the connectors out there.


You can replace every do-dad on a Glock with an aftermarket do-hickey... but I honestly don't bother.

Add the ghost connector and the sights of your choice... and the Glock with treat you right.
 

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thanks for the replys so far....i looked at the 19 but it didnt work for me where i carry. I carry IWB about 1:45 / 2 o clock and the longer barrel pushed into me hard when sitting down
 

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also, i didnt mean the extension seemed loose, the mag itself does when fully seated. It has a little front to back wiggle room, is that normal?


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Yes, the mag wiggles back and forth on my G19 and affects nothing. If you're milking the grip that low, that's not good technique.
 

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They wiggle. It's normal.

As for the trigger, order a factory Glock 17 trigger assembly, it'll cost you 20 bucks tops and while it's out, google the Glock 25 cent trigger job.

A gen 3 assembly worked fine in my gen 4 19.
 

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You might be able to find prices better other places (maybe not), but for researching options, glockstore.com has good pics, good descriptions and a good set of videos.

The only thing I've done to my G26 is the Pearce standard (+0?) extension and the Lone Wolf 3.5 connector, but if you don't like the factory trigger's grooves, they have some triggers (in various colors too :D), as well as trigger/connector kits.
 

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You may want to explore the forums on glocktalk.com and glockforum.com also.
 

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Nah... The Glock fans here are Much nicer than the Fanboy Snobs on GlockTalk.
You can get straight answers here w/o getting dissed in the process. (normally... Sometimes... Once in a while???) :)

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You may want to explore the forums on glocktalk.com and glockforum.com also.
Hell get better feedback here.

Safety is a momentary choice. Prior performance and certification are completely irrelevant.
 

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Hey guys, long time springfield fan here and Glock newbie. Just went to the range with my XDS 9mm, rented a glock 26 and left with a new G26 gen 4. I have never looked into glock or read a single thread on a forum about them so I need a jump start.

I have big hands, I need a mag extension. They gave me a pearce XL plus 3 extension which fits my hand perfect, but it seems very loose / moves around some. Are there any sturdier mag extensions that do not have so much play?

Those grooves on the trigger really begin to hurt the pad of my finger, do they make a smoothe trigger replacement?

While were on triggers, whats an affordable way to smooth up the trigger and make it even nicer then it already is?

Thanks!
1.) No, not really. You can get mags and spacers for G19 or G17 mags for your G26 if you want more ammo capacity.

2.) Yes. Just install a factory G17 trigger.

3.) Search Youtube for "25 cent trigger job" for a how-to internal polishing.
 

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You may want to explore the forums on glocktalk.com and glockforum.com also.

Hell get better feedback here.

Safety is a momentary choice. Prior performance and certification are completely irrelevant.


Hey guys, long time springfield fan here and Glock newbie. Just went to the range with my XDS 9mm, rented a glock 26 and left with a new G26 gen 4. I have never looked into glock or read a single thread on a forum about them so I need a jump start.
I have big hands, I need a mag extension. They gave me a pearce XL plus 3 extension which fits my hand perfect, but it seems very loose / moves around some. Are there any sturdier mag extensions that do not have so much play?

Those grooves on the trigger really begin to hurt the pad of my finger, do they make a smoothe trigger replacement?

While were on triggers, whats an affordable way to smooth up the trigger and make it even nicer then it already is?

Thanks!
I'd recommend the GAP floor (base) plate for your G26 mags.
They help you with stability, without the extra mag length.
I use them on my G26 and G33..

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As far as smoothing up your stock Glock trigger;
Search YouTube for a 25 cent Glock trigger job.....

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=glock+trigger+25+cent
 

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The Glock factory original 12-round magazines for the G26 have worked perfectly for me. The floor plate does not rattle or wiggle at all.

 

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You should take it to a certified Glock armorer, if you do the work your Glock could go full auto :lol: :lol: :lol: Just kidding...that is the response you would get over and over at the other forum :rolleyes:

My Glocks have an average trigger pull of around 5#. Here is a list of what I do to every Glock I own:

  • TFO night sights
  • Talon rubber grip (except on Gen 4's)
  • Smooth face trigger
  • 3.5# Lone Wolf connector
  • 6# trigger spring
  • Extended slide stop lever
  • $.25 trigger job

The trigger pull is very smooth with a nice break & reset. Most of my Glocks averaged 6.5-7.5# out of the box, which is too heavy for my preference.

If you have any questions, just let me know.

Also, I have GAP floor plates on 2 magazines, Pearce +1 (or 2??) on 2 mags, and I have one factory Glock 12 rounder. Great to have options depending on how you carry, dress, holster, etc.
 

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Fulcrum Trigger , Night Sights ... don't play with the stupid connectors they aren't worth it. If you opt for a connector then go for the OEM glock -1.

The Fulcrum Trigger is the best money spent on a glock upgrade IMO and i've purchased all the connectors / aftermarket crap at least once.

Don't get a metal guide rod they will do more harm than good.
 

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Don't play with the stupid connectors they aren't worth it. If you opt for a connector then go for the OEM glock -1.
We'll have to agreed to disagree here.

I took out the Glock (-) connector out of my Glock 34 and replaced with the Ghost 3.5#

I much prefer it.
 

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See the difference in answers & attitudes between XD Talk & 'that other forum'? :lol:

You get honest opinions & advice here for the most part. Over there, it is "leave it stock, don't mess with it, you have to be an armorer..."
 

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Fulcrum Trigger , Night Sights ... don't play with the stupid connectors they aren't worth it. If you opt for a connector then go for the OEM glock -1.

The Fulcrum Trigger is the best money spent on a glock upgrade IMO and i've purchased all the connectors / aftermarket crap at least once.

Don't get a metal guide rod they will do more harm than good.
I've never tried a Fulcrum trigger, but I'll agree with the rest of it.
I've tried 3.5# connectors and went back to the stock 5# for a carry guns.
I've tried metal guide rods and always went back to the stock plastic...

The sights are just a personal preference.
Most of my Glocks have stock plastic sights...
The G33 has Trijicon HD.
Looking for a set of target sights of the G21, thinking of Vickers Elite with an FO front...

Glock-Wilson Combat
 
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