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Old 03-26-2013, 12:02   #1
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G27 recoil not bad at all

I was skeptical of 2 things before joining this site:
1) baby Glocks in general
2) G27 recoil management

I went ahead and jumped on a deal for a Gen 3 Glock 26 simply because it was in OD green. Came to find out it was an absolute pleasure to shoot despite the fact that it was a baby.

Liking the G26 so much, I started researching the G27 here and found lot's of posts about it being the most horrible Glock to shoot. Just recently I read on another thread here where it was loved by many.
I thought "what the heck"....I love my 26 and I love .40cal...let me give it a shot. My local dealer got a batch in so I jumped on a Gen 4 Glock 27.
Shot it earlier this morning and punched out some nice groups. Sure it has a little more recoil than a G26, but it's to be expected with larger round. Not a deal breaker at all.
I will say that the GAP floorplate makes a HUGE difference in both the draw and recoil management.

This forum has cost me over $1k in the last month already .

Another thing that threw me off was that I didn't need any backstraps for this little beauty.
On full size Gen 4's I use the large backstrap to be able to line up properly on my targets.
I guess since the largest "hump" of the grip on the babies is centered in my palm, larger backstraps are not needed.
I'm able to line up "right on" every time just the way it came out of the box (which is a slighly smaler diameter than the Gen 3 baby Glocks by the way).

Anyways, keep up the good work and keep the info flowing guys!!
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:10   #2
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The problem is that the 180 gr. loads that most shoot are creampuff and when people shoot a hotter 135, 155 or 165 gr. defensive load they are often shocked at the difference. Yes, they are far snappier and most people cannot shoot them well as they can be flinch inducing.

Personally, I love the hot stuff.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:16   #3
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The G27 IMO is no harder to shoot that a G22 or G23. Glock designed the G27 very well and even though it is a smaller gun it as very little recoil.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:17   #4
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Oh man, this keeps getting better and better.
I didn't think it was bad at all this morning on the range and I shot nothing but 135gr Winchester.
Can't wait to try some 180's through it
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Old 03-26-2013, 13:47   #5
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I just purchased my 27 gen 3 a week ago and found it to be very manageable at the worst one could say snappy. My wife who had only shot my M and P 9 only twice before shooting the 27 and she didnt think it was that bad. My wife is small only 5 '3 and 106. We both had a great time. If only i could find ammo to go practice more often.
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Old 03-26-2013, 14:44   #6
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The G27 is a sweet shooter.

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Old 03-26-2013, 15:10   #7
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Love my Gen 4 G27!
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Old 03-26-2013, 15:28   #8
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My 27 is turning into an awesome shooter. It is better and better each time I shoot. No regrets in the least. Recoil to me is minimal. If you don't want to practice or you don't want to learn how to shoot correctly, recoil may be an issue. There are .22's that are enjoyable to shoot with no recoil.
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Old 03-26-2013, 15:37   #9
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I like my G27 so much I just ordered another one.
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Old 03-26-2013, 15:39   #10
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Ammunition @ $16.00 a box and everyone complains about the G27 being snappy, ammunition @ $35.00 a box and it suddenly shoots like a Ruger Mark ll.
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Old 03-26-2013, 16:27   #11
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I do not think any of these G27 shooters go through 500 rounds in an hour and love the soft recoil.
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Old 03-26-2013, 16:47   #12
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Ammunition @ $16.00 a box and everyone complains about the G27 being snappy, ammunition @ $35.00 a box and it suddenly shoots like a Ruger Mark ll.
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Old 03-26-2013, 17:06   #13
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I do not think any of these G27 shooters go through 500 rounds in an hour and love the soft recoil.
Not 500 but 250 or so.

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Old 03-26-2013, 18:52   #14
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I do not think any of these G27 shooters go through 500 rounds in an hour and love the soft recoil.
I've never shot 500 rounds in an hour, not even when ammo prices were reasonable. I'm a slacker.
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Old 03-26-2013, 18:52   #15
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Looks great, I've got a Gen4 G27 coming as well as some GAP floorplates.
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I do not think any of these G27 shooters go through 500 rounds in an hour and love the soft recoil.
That is a shot every 7 seconds......for an hour. How many people do you know that shoot that much at any caliber?
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Old 03-26-2013, 21:15   #17
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i shot a g27 with no mag ext. and 155gr. sthp. i didnt care for it compared to the g26 with any 9mm load. has the g27 been equipt with a mag ext i might have bought one...

oddly enough i shoot the g29 with full powers pretty well, but i has a mag ext so i can get a btter grip.
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Old 03-26-2013, 21:29   #18
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Ammunition @ $16.00 a box and everyone complains about the G27 being snappy, ammunition @ $35.00 a box and it suddenly shoots like a Ruger Mark ll.
I've owned and shot my G27 since 1999 when ammo was about $12 a box. Loved it then, love it now. I don't get the fear of recoil that some people have. Because we use it at work in large quantities, ammo is now $Free.99.
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Old 03-26-2013, 22:17   #19
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so do you like the gen 3 or the gen4. I ordered a gen 4 27 last week, just wondering .
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Old 03-27-2013, 00:23   #20
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so do you like the gen 3 or the gen4. I ordered a gen 4 27 last week, just wondering .
The recoil is going to be the same between the two generations. Only difference is the grips and magazine release.
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I've owned and shot my G27 since 1999 when ammo was about $12 a box. Loved it then, love it now. I don't get the fear of recoil that some people have. Because we use it at work in large quantities, ammo is now $Free.99.
Yes mine is circa 2000. We don't issue .40 at work, but ammo was a lot cheaper back then.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:29   #22
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so do you like the gen 3 or the gen4. I ordered a gen 4 27 last week, just wondering .
If this question was for me, I really like them both.
If I had to pick just one, I would probably lean to the Gen 4 simply because of the grip texture and ability to change the size of it.
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Never failed to amaze me, guys would buy the G-26 because they assumed it had less recoil than the G-27, and then wrote about how they loaded it with +P or +P+ ammo.
The 165 vs 180 gr .40 suprize is why alot of .40 Glocks were bought and returned. I prefer 180 gr .40 in my G-27/23/22 series. 124 or 147gr in my G-26/19/17 series.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:36   #24
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Had a chance to shoot my 27 last weekend for the first time...Ran 50 rounds in the course of about 30 minutes, and had no problems at all....
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Never failed to amaze me, guys would buy the G-26 because they assumed it had less recoil than the G-27, and then wrote about how they loaded it with +P or +P+ ammo.
The 165 vs 180 gr .40 suprize is why alot of .40 Glocks were bought and returned. I prefer 180 gr .40 in my G-27/23/22 series. 124 or 147gr in my G-26/19/17 series.
Please explain which has more recoil, 165 or 180 gr. I have seen different responses.
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