Glock 26 9 x 19mm pistol

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Overview

The Glock 26 is a sub-compact semi automatic pistol chambered for the 9 x 19mm cartridge and one of a series of pistols designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H, located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.

In 1980 the Austrian military invited tenders for a new modern duty pistol to replace their WW2 era Walther P38 handguns. After outperforming 8 other contenders in the trials, the Glock was first accepted by the Austrian military and police in 1982 and was named the Glock 17 due to the 17 patents raised by the company in the development process.

The companys founder, engineer Gaston Glock had no experience with firearm design at the time of their first pistol design, but he did bring his extensive experience in synthetic polymers, which was instrumental in producing the first successful line of pistols with a polymer frame.

At the time, uniquely, the Glock’s frame, magazine body and several other components are made from a nylon based polymer invented by Gaston Glock. This plastic was specially formulated, it does contain hardened steel guide rails to locate the slide which like the barrel, is a high grade steel. so a Glock would certainly show up on airport security screening which was a concern raised by alarmist (and mis-informed) press articles at the time which suggested that a plastic gun could evade airport security detection.

Also unique at the time the Glock has a trigger safety, a two stage mechanism backed up by two internal safeties, a firing pin safety and a drop safety. The three safeties are disengaged one after the other when the trigger is squeezed and automatically reactivated when the trigger is released.

It is now in its 4th generation, the pistol has been developed and refined with a number of variants, a fully auto Glock 18, a compact in the Glock 19 and the sub-compact Glock 26 .

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for mainly civilian use from 1995 up to the present day .

Foxtrot has several Glocks, the one shown is a Glock 26 in 9 x 19mm. Introduced in 1995 mainly for the civilian market it features a smaller frame compared to the Glock 19, a grip that supports only two fingers, a shorter barrel and slide and a magazine with a 10 round capacity.