Welcome to the forum, you might want to update your location in your profile since a lot of advice tends to be region specific.
As to your questions, I run all 8 frame mediums and use 1 1/4", I think 16 GA. staples on a single rabbit and use titebond III glue. The staples work great, but I think using a quality glue is really the ticket!
Should work fine!
Good Luck! :)