I am an unapologetic B&T Fanboy. They make some of the highest quality firearms on the market. Unfortunately they also don’t make (or at least don’t import) some of the best firearms you cant buy such as the P26.
B&T only imported 400 of the P26 in late 2015. So even though the P26 is more or less a well built TEC-9, used examples trade for over $3,000 and are extremely hard to find. I happened across a used one at a once-in-a-lifetime price, so I jumped on it.
The P26 follows B&T’s general theme across most of their product line, polymer lower, AR style trigger, direct blowback, and high quality. Having both a tri-lug mount and a threaded barrel is a welcomed feature that I wish more manufacturers offered. I currently have an AB Phantom installed, which is a fantastic, lightweight, titanium, direct-thread, 9mm suppressor.
Unfortunately, the B&T P26 does share two bad traits with the B&T TP9: the rear sight is thin plastic and feels like it will break quickly, and the folding stock locking tab is also thin plastic. The rear sight on the P26 was broken when I purchased it, and my TP9 rear sight and stock locking tab were broken within a year of ownership.
But I don’t care, I’ll keep this gun forever.
Full range report coming eventually.