When conversation turns to the subject of Gaston’s creations, it seems that most people fall into one of two categories. The first are those who think that Jesus Christ (or your personal religious deity of choice) himself/herself/itself came down from heaven/paradise/whatever and bestowed the GLOCK design upon Gaston himself the way Moses received the ten commandments at Mt. Sinai. It’s handgun perfection. The best gun for every person in every situation and it’s disciples wonder why anyone would want anything else. The second category of people acknowledge that the GLOCK is a good gun, but won’t ever buy one because of all the assclowns in category one. I always fell firmly in the latter group . . .
More often than not, small handguns were also made of cheaper materials – that is, unless they were custom-built. However, custom-made guns are expensive, mostly owing to the fact that they require some serious work by a trained gunsmith. Handmade weapons are more costly, so that option wasn’t (and still isn’t) always available to your average John Q. Gun-Carrier. Glock changed all that.
Since its introduction circa 1996, the Glock 26 pistol has been hugely successful. Not just in the marketplace, but in the field. Essentially the modern classic Glock 17 “chopped and channeled” at the muzzle and butt, the G26 is designed around a 10-round magazine and safely carries an 11th in the chamber. Of course, it also works with the 15-round magazine of the compact Glock 19, the full-length 17-round magazine of the standard-size Glock 17 and even the 33-round magazine originally developed for the Glock 18 machine pistol.