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I just joined this forum two minutes ago. Also living in PHX area. Do not have a glock and frankly, I'm not a fan of striker fired pistols. I believe I may be too old school (steel and wood, single action, HAMMERS). I have an XD .45 and just can't seem to warm up to it. BUT.......... I am looking for a compact pistol for wife to carry, and the 26 came to mind. I have no idea exactly HOW compact this pistol is and I'm not sure she is strong enough to work the slide. I was thinking more along the lines of a .380 like the LCP or the Taurus 738 for size and hopefully that she would be able to work the slide. Any of your wives use a 26 or other compact/subcompact without having trouble with the slide. Any ladies in the forum care to add their input on what they carry. I'm thinking she will want something small and light. Thanks, in advance, for your input. Now I think I will look over the site.
 

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Please don't think I came on this forum to flame Glocks from my post above. Glock's success speaks for itself. I get a lot of pep talks from a lot of guys at the IDPA range of the virtues of the Glock and all seem based in sound experience over long periods of time shooting them. I believe that speaks volumes about their reliability, not to mention the sheer percentage of guys shooting them. I was just expressing my opinion from an old timer's point of view. One of those things where you grow up and identify with certain types of firearms.
 

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Hi everyone:

I just joined this forum two minutes ago. Also living in PHX area. Do not have a glock and frankly, I'm not a fan of striker fired pistols. I believe I may be too old school (steel and wood, single action, HAMMERS). I have an XD .45 and just can't seem to warm up to it. BUT.......... I am looking for a compact pistol for wife to carry, and the 26 came to mind. I have no idea exactly HOW compact this pistol is and I'm not sure she is strong enough to work the slide. I was thinking more along the lines of a .380 like the LCP or the Taurus 738 for size and hopefully that she would be able to work the slide.
Any of your wives use a 26 or other compact/subcompact without having trouble with the slide. Any ladies in the forum care to add their input on what they carry. I'm thinking she will want something small and light. Thanks, in advance, for your input. Now I think I will look over the site.
G26 is a great pistol. My wife shoots mine just fine along with my other glocks. Recoil is very light since it is 9mm. Length is 6.29" width 1.18" hieght is 4.17". G26 is very easy to conceal on your person or she could very easily carry it in her purse. I wouldnt think she would have a problem racking the slide. You could always take her to your local gun shop to try it out so you would have a good idea as to wether she can or not.

And oh yea. Welcome to the site
 
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