The Glock 26 is a sub compact pistol manufactured by the Austrian firearm manufacturer, Glock. It is a sub-compact frame Glock modeled after the Glock 17 and the chamber holds the 9 mm Luger Parabellum round.
The G26 features a short barrel and slide, a small frame and small magazine. It is an extremely popular self-defense and conceal and carry pistol, owing in part to the immense popularity of the 9 mm Luger round, of which the G26's standard issue magazine holds up to 10 rounds. A considerable small extension can be equipped to the base of the magazine instead of the standard uniform base-plate. Adding this piece creates for a more comfortable hold on the extended grip of the sub-compact Glock, without seriously losing concealability, as well as dramatially increasing the capacity to 12 or 13 rounds. With the addition of one round in the chamber, the Glock 26 can hold a total capacity of 13 or 14 rounds.
The Glock 26 is classified by Glock to be a concealed carry sub compact pistol and is supposed referred to as the "Baby Glock". Its unique double stack design permits the weapon to carry more 9 mm rounds than all other (single-stack) pistols of equal grip length and it is not limited to the conventional 10-round magazine.
The Glock 26 can feed and use all 9 mm Glock magazines - including those of the Glock 34, 19, 18, 17 and 17, though longer magazines will stick out from the base somewhat. This unique fact adds to the appeal as a carry pistol for many consumers. This interchagability feature also makes the Glock 26 a an extremely popular backup or second gun for law enforcement officers, civilians or anyone who carries one of the larger 9 mm Glock handguns as their conceal and / or duty pistol.
The Glock 26 has similar external dimmensions to the Glock 33 and the Glock 27.