A friend just bought one. When the slide is back and locked the barrel seems to angle up. Is that typical of the 26? I have a G-19 slightly longer ballel but it doesn't do that. I removed the slide and barrel..replaced it..same thing..
Is this a defect or normal for the G26?
Both of my Glocks (17, 19) do this.
It's the design of the gun. A lot of auto-loader pistols do the same thing.
Most autos of 9mm or greater chambering operating with a tilting barrel. Your Glock 19 does the same thing, it just doesn't look as pronounced as on the shorter 26.
Last edited by Mike Barham; 10-29-2008 at 04:44 PM.
Don't feel bad,freaked me out the first time I saw it too!!
Hey, Mike...good to see ya back...and well!
Definitely normal. I don't remember what the style of barrel is called but I'll bet that someone here will chime in and educate all of us. Enjoy your 26. It's a SWEET gun.
The barrel tilts up to let that thing that rattles in all glocks have more room to rattle when the slide is back.