The original poster inquired about G26:
Anyone having either a Model 26 or Model 27 with a serial number utilizing the following alpha-prefix: DGD, DGV, DHS, DHT, DKV, DKW or DKX, your guide rod is defective. According to Glock, the rods were not tempered correctly. If you have one of these guns, call 1 (888) 569-6830 to get a replacement rod. This number was been set up specifically for the replacement of the rods.
2 lawsuits are currently pending in Federal District Court against Glock arising from the Portland Police Bureau kB! incidents:
3:2006cv00287 City of Portland v. Glock, Inc. et al
3:2006cv00145 Pirv v. Glock, Inc. et al
These suits were filed after HP White had published their report exonerating Glock in the incidents and blaming the kB!s on overpressure cartridges. Both Pirv (the injured officer) and PPB have evidence contrary to HP White to reassert Glock to be at fault.
Glocks are not bad handguns. But they are not the perfect handguns that the legions of fanboys make them out to be. Be a knowledgeable consumer, don't take fanboy endorsements at face value, compare products and choose the one that makes the most sense for you.
If in the end you choose a Glock. Great.
In the end this whole bickering amounts to using an Internet Search Engine (Google, Yahoo, etc.) vs. the denial of someone who has called himself the Pole Smoking Ass Pirate of Arizona (PSAPAZ in sig line).