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Old 04-11-2012, 00:02   #21
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The G31 barrel will not fit either the G32 or G33, but places like Lone Wolf sell extended 32 barrels that would add an inch to your G33.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:54   #22
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The G31 barrel will not fit either the G32 or G33, but places like Lone Wolf sell extended 32 barrels that would add an inch to your G33.
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G33 can run a G32 barrel, but not a G31.
This guy knows what he's talking about - LOL!

The G31 15 round mags will run fine in the G33 though.
I carry with a flush G33 in the gun and twin G31 reloads.
Just stay with a two finger grip.
And keep your hands of the extended mags so they will feed reliably.

Glock part compatability really gives you options.

Have fun and good luck!

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:38   #23
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I'd go with the G32. Like many here I don't paricularly care for the baby glocks, especially in .357 Sig.
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Old 04-11-2012, 21:14   #24
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Can't go wrong with either. The 32 for me is my edc. Just handles better & it's no harder to hide than the 33. My best friend has a 33 & 32 but his edc is the 32. I like the subs but if you are going to be working with this setup much the 32 is way better than the 31 or 33.
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Old 04-11-2012, 21:57   #25
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The velocity difference isn't that big of a factor. But to me the size and weight of the subs make them a tad easier to carry and I find myself choosing the sub way more often than the compact. I do prefer a full grip though.
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Old 04-12-2012, 16:50   #26
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I think I will get a G32 barrel for my G23. I do have a G27 barrel for my G33. The G33 has a lot of flash and blast that the slightly longer barreled pistols don't seem to have so much. Even the Sig P-229 barrel is slightly less than 4 inches long though.

The big surprise to me was comparing the +P and +P+ loads in the G26 and G19. The 115 grain loads went faster than the 124 grain loads in the G19 as expected but in the G26 the 124 grain loads were just as fast as the 115 grain loads. Maybe the 124 grain loads are more "updated" than the 115 grain loads.
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Old 04-12-2012, 17:10   #27
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The 124gr is longer than the 115gr bullet thus it will provide a little more resistance when going through the barrel which probably helps the powder burn more efficiently. The 147gr 9mm loads usually don't loose as much velocity in shorter barrels as their lightweight counterparts.
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Old 04-12-2012, 20:43   #28
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Two years ago I got rid of a G26 and moved up to a G32. I tried both the G32 and 33.

I won't part with this one because it has everything I want for EDC: size, balance, accuracy, and plenty of power.
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Old 04-12-2012, 20:53   #29
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The baby is a shooter

I've found my baby Glock G27, with a 4.16" 357 barrel,
to be remarkably accurate as well.

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:05   #30
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Unit1069 actually has a valid point. I've owned both a G32 and G33. I think what you might want to do first is determine your mode of carry. If you're going to go with a belt holster, then the G32 would be the way to go. However, if you wanted something you could place in a pocket holster and slide it into the front pocket of your Dockers or cargo pants/shorts, then the G33 is the answer. As far as terminal ballistics are concerned, if you ever have to actually use either a G32 or G33 in a self-defense situation, I don't think the person on the receiving end is going to be able to tell much of a difference.
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Old 04-13-2012, 19:20   #32
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As far as terminal ballistics are concerned, if you ever have to actually use either a G32 or G33 in a self-defense situation, I don't think the person on the receiving end is going to be able to tell much of a difference.
Although I have far less experience with the total spectrum of duty caliber pistol calibers compared to most GT members I have shot all those calibers and my favorite is .357sig. It's a formidable caliber for all-round personal self-defense with a wide array of situational applications.
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Old 04-13-2012, 19:30   #33
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It's really going to be personal preference as you can see by the 50/50 split. I chose the G33 because:

a) I shoot the G26 great so I wanted to try it
b) I'm very comfortable with the Baby Glocks
c) The G33 is easier to conceal.

This thing is a fireball!! I get people ask me all the time at the range...."What the hell is that little thing?" lol

PS I love throwing this little gun in a Remora and go anywhere...quick and easy.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:35   #34
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A 125gr gold dot rated at 1350fps from the factory will run around 1280fps out of a G33 and around 50 fps faster in the G32 4" barrel. A G32 barrel can be dropped into the G33 if the velocity is your concern.

I shot a .357sig HST into wetpack from my G33, was into the 3rd jug and had a little over .700" expansion at the widest point of the bullet.

I have both the G33 and G32 but I carry the G33 the most. I'm a big guy and can conceal both but the G33 is far easier to conceal for me and nicer to carry IWB. I carry while I work and bump the end of the grip a lot less on the G33 in a days time. I have the GAP plates on all my G33 mags which helps to get a more secure grip on the gun and a better draw but doesn't add to the length or capacity. I just keep my pinky off the grip, there really is no reason to put the pinky under with the gap plates.

I still like having both. Depending where I go its nice to have the larger G32 for the bigger grip, longer barrel and more capacity but the G33 is easier to conceal. I'm still going to pick up a G31 to have another option.
Gotta love the search button, I ordered a G32 barrel for my G23 and was wondering if it would function in my G27. Thanks
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:41   #35
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:47   #36
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Glock 33 fan here.
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Will be a Gen 4 Glock 33 owner in early 2013 if finances permit.

The G32 shoots better, but the G33 carries better.

I also like 147s out of the G33s over the 115-125s.
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Old 12-10-2012, 19:04   #37
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I also like 147s out of the G33s over the 115-125s.
I'm with you here, although at the moment I'm still loaded with the Speer 54234 125-grain Gold Dot with as-yet untried 125-grain Golden Saber Bonded waiting in the wings.

I have some Double Tap 147-grain Gold Dot .357s ammo (from 2007) but discovered DT used the 9mm Gold Dot bullet. The one backyard test I performed using my G-32 showed the DT 147-grain yielded the exact same performance as the 1300 fps downloaded Bitterroot Valley 125-grain Gold Dot 54234 round although with a tad bit more expansion. However, I did like the milder recoil from the heavier bullet. What I take away from the test is that a 147-grain 9mm Gold Dot is the equivalent of an extremely mild 125-grain .357sig Gold Dot. That the heavier DT round expanded to the point it did raises a red flag in my mind that DT's published velocities are not what's advertised.

The single 147-grain .357sig Hornady XTP round I shot penetrated more jugs but was never recovered; however I am pleased to recently learn that Hornady uses a true .357sig design in its .357sig caliber ammo instead of a 9mm bullet design. Since the Hornady 147-grain XTP velocity is published at 1225 fps it tells me DT's 2007 Gold Dot ammo of the same weight isn't living up to velocity numbers. But then, I'm one who thinks bullet design specifically tailored to caliber is preferable to raw velocity.

That said, I believe there's a lot of potential in 125- to 165-grain JHP self-defense bullet design for .357sig caliber just waiting to be created. I don't recall the source but somewhere I think I read of a new 135-grain .357sig round; and for woods carry there's always the excellent 140-grain Sellier & Bellot TC round. I really believe there's a lot of unchartered territory for this caliber. My belief is that the ammo companies want to keep prices as high as possible so that they can reap as much profit from this futuristic caliber as possible.
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Old 12-10-2012, 19:11   #38
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Just my 2 cents:

I have a SIG p229 in .357 SIG and also a G32 barrel for my G23. At first, I thought the p229 recoiled less. However, in a side by side with the same ammo I could tell no difference between the two. I then shot a buddy's Gen 3 G32 (my G23/32 is a Gen 4) and there is a marked difference in recoil, IMO.

The Gen 4 dual RSA really does work when shooting hot ammo, e.g., 9mm +p+, .40 S&W & .357 SIG.

That aside, both guns are nail drivers. Easy to shoot very small groups at 25 yds. if you are a hard holder.
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Old 12-10-2012, 19:20   #39
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I installed a Wolff stainless steel guide rod and uncaptured 20# Wolff spring in my 3rd Generation G-32 and it noticeably reduced the perceived recoil, as well as continuing the perfect reliability record of my Glock pistol. Several other people I've had test the two systems "blind" all agree the Wolff system is superior to the standard Glock configuration.

I also own a fine Austrian Steyr S9-A1 pistol that is more ergonomic-friendly than my Glock but the Glock is more accurate from every distance. I have not fiddled with the sights on either pistol. At the present time I'm inclined to think the design that stresses pure human body calculus over perceived comfort is the ticket.

I can't imagine that the 9mm Steyr can't be just as accurate as the Glock out to 25-30 yards so I suppose I'll have to figure out what tweaks are needed to bring about this equivalence.
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Old 12-12-2012, 22:10   #40
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I'm iffy on the baby Glocks... I can deal with the grip, just holding it, but I haven't shot any, except a few rounds through a 26... I just know it conceals easier, which is why I'm considering it. Local range rents them, though, so I'll try one out first.
before I bought my 27 I would check them out at the GS and think there was not enough grip. everyone one here really liked it so I bought one. then at the range shooting it I was surprized how easy it was to hold and how well it shot.
even now I sometimes think there is not enough grip, until I shoot it.
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