DEA goes 5th Gen

Last December when Glock gently rolled out their Gen 5 models of the G34 (MOS) and the G26, I was sent one of each to review. While the 34 was no doubt a tack driver, the 26 really caught my eye as I had a 3rd Gen of the same breed back in 2001 and carried it for a bit but then passed it on to a friend in need but never got it back (apparently they still need it).

When I say that I liked the new 5G G26, I mean what’s not to like? First of the “Baby Glocks,” the G26 has been on the subcompact carry market for over two decades and it is the smallest Gen 5 model produced by the company. Notably, the 10-shot abbreviated semi-auto does not share the same flared mag well that is standard on other guns in the generation but does have a host of other features such as an improved barrel (Glock’s new ‘Marksman’ series), updated trigger and grip ergonomics (read= no grooves).

It is the same size as my classic snubs, such as this Colt Detective, while bringing 10+1 rounds of 9mm to the party…making it a logical carry option

It also makes good home defense sense, especially when you think about cornering and slicing around the rabbit’s den of staircases and hallways in my house

So with this in mind, it was no surprise to me that the DEA just sent out a RFQ for 100 of these (for starters, it is listed as “recurring”).

More on the DEA contract in my column at Guns.com.

About laststandonzombieisland

Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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