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Old 02-25-2013, 17:24   #1
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G27 vs. G26

I imagine this info is here somewhere I just haven't found it.

What is the recoil difference between the two? Is it just a little bit, somewhat, a lot, etc.

I know my G22 doesn't bother me in the least bit compared to 17's and 19's. I just thought the "baby" might be a handful. Actually, I don't consider anything to really be a handful. I have shot a S&W 500 After that everything else is a pop gun.

I may have the opportunity to trade another gun that I don't shoot much for a G27 and am trying to make up my mind. Since I already have a G26 and really like it a lot I am second guessing why even mess with the G27. I guess it is mostly curiosity since I have never shot one.
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Old 02-25-2013, 18:04   #2
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I find the G27 to be easier to shoot than the 26. And it sure makes a bigger hole in the paper.
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Old 02-25-2013, 18:08   #3
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I imagine this info is here somewhere I just haven't found it.

What is the recoil difference between the two? Is it just a little bit, somewhat, a lot, etc.

I know my G22 doesn't bother me in the least bit compared to 17's and 19's. I just thought the "baby" might be a handful. Actually, I don't consider anything to really be a handful. I have shot a S&W 500 After that everything else is a pop gun.

I may have the opportunity to trade another gun that I don't shoot much for a G27 and am trying to make up my mind. Since I already have a G26 and really like it a lot I am second guessing why even mess with the G27. I guess it is mostly curiosity since I have never shot one.
If a G22 doesn't bother you?
I don't think a G27 will either.
You can always run 180 gr sub sonic ammo if you want to reduce felt recoil.

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Old 02-25-2013, 18:13   #4
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love my 27 it's my EDC.
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Old 02-25-2013, 18:17   #5
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Carrying my G27 right now. Get some GAP mag base plates and you're good to go.
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Old 02-25-2013, 18:22   #6
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Carrying my G27 right now. Get some GAP mag base plates and you're good to go.
GAP plates transform the G27 into a *****cat to shot. Not a huge difference in recoil between the two. I also started with a G22 then was faced with the same decision when I wanted a baby glock. After shooting both I went with the 27. Magazine compatibility far outweighed the recoil difference

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Old 02-25-2013, 18:22   #7
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There is a big difference in the felt recoil of the 27 vs the 26 and I think this is the reason that on the used market the G27 is the most common Glock model. I'm surprised that not much info came up in a search? try some different search terms, this is a common topic.
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Old 02-25-2013, 18:33   #8
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Hi Danny, l also have a 27 and love it. lt isnt a terror to shoot like some would have you believe but it is a rocker. One nice thing about the 27 is you can shoot 9mm or .357 with just a barrel swap. lf you already have a 22 and are used to shooting the 26, you will enjoy adding a 27.
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Old 02-25-2013, 18:34   #9
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I guess I'm in the minority here. I own many 40s, but I much prefer the 9mm overall.
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I guess I'm in the minority here. I own many 40s, but I much prefer the 9mm overall.
Agreed... I shoot WAY more 9mm and 45 than I do 40.

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I find the G27 to be easier to shoot than the 26.
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Old 02-25-2013, 18:56   #12
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About the used market, I know that on another forum I read that 27's show up more often than about any others for sale, and there is quite often somebody looking for a 26. I just happen to really like the 40 caliber in general and also happen to have more ammo for it right now.

I think some folks are just more recoil sensitive than others. I would have pinky extensions on it like my 26 if I end up with it anyway.
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Old 02-25-2013, 19:04   #13
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I prefer the G26, not that that proves anything. I would like to take a couple dozen shooters of different skill levels and see what difference there is shooting the G26 versus shooting the G27 especially with second shots.
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Old 02-25-2013, 19:15   #14
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I have a G22 and just bought a G27. I was actually anxious about shooting it when I first took it to the range because I heard it was really "snappy." In my opinion it's not much different from the 22. Same recoil, just a smaller package. I'm looking forward to pulling the trigger again.
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Old 02-25-2013, 19:29   #15
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Agreed... I shoot WAY more 9mm and 45 than I do 40.
I did too till 9mm ammo is gone and 45 too. Then if you can find it the 45 ammo is over $25 box!!
So considering 40 ammo is available that's all im shooting now
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Old 02-25-2013, 19:31   #16
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G27+gap=favorite glock
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Old 02-25-2013, 19:32   #17
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I find the G27 to be easier to shoot than the 26. And it sure makes a bigger hole in the paper.
^^^ ??..what?..EZ killer....:p
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Old 02-25-2013, 19:33   #18
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I purchased a g19 a few weeks ago. Hoping 9mm ammo will be available sometime in near future
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Old 02-25-2013, 19:40   #19
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The G27 can do everything a G26 can do, but the opposite is not true. The G27 is three calibers (.40, 9mm, .357Sig) with barrel changes. The G26 is well.......a 9mm.
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