GLOCK 26 RECOIL
Glock 26 is a small,
compact and versatile handgun that is
perfect for concealed carry purposes. When
compared with other 9mm concealed carry
handguns, the benefits of the Glock 26 far
exceed the disadvantages. The question for
me was whether the Glock 26 had too much
recoil to shoot well. I am a 55 year old man
with average strength but a weakness in my
right hand due to
nerve damage. I wanted to make sure that
it would not be too much for me to handle.
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What Is Recoil?
Recoil is the amount of "kick" given by a
gun when it is fired.
To test the recoil of
my Glock 26 I went to the shooting
range. I brought both my Glock 26 and my
Glock 19. I placed targets at a distance
of 15 feet and shot both handguns, first two
handed, then one handed. I paid particular
attention to the recoil each time I fired.
When I shot single handed I observed that
the recoil was slightly more with the G26
than the G19, but it was hardly noticeable.
Shooting with both hands I couldn't feel any
Glock 26 Recoil
While my recoil test was not
scientific and solely a matter of my own
personal judgment I concluded that the
on one recoil on both guns is minimal
and that I could easily handle both of
I found that recoil of the
9mm Glock pistols is not an issue
for me. It's not the recoil that gets to
me it's the loud noise and the
expectation of the recoil. It's just a
matter of getting used to it and
I purchased the G26 to carry as a
concealed weapon. Even though , at the
present time, I'm not very accurate with
the gun at long distances that doesn't
matter to me. I'm told by the instructor
at the range that most defensive
shootings occur at a distance of 8ft. or
less. At that distance accuracy isn't
too much of an issue.
How Can You Reduce
The Felt Recoil Of A Gun?
Add more weight to the gun. For
semiautomatic pistols you can accomplish
this by fully loading the magazine with
ammunition, replacing factory parts of
the gun with heavier aftermarket parts
(barrels, sights, magazines) and
accessories such as lights and
But be careful with your Glock 26, the
more weight you add, the harder it is to
Buy a heavier and larger handgun.
(rubber grip sleeves) to the grips of
the gun to provide additional cushion
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