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Old 02-25-2013, 20:06   #21
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Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 View Post
G27+gap=favorite glock
Plus 1. I even prefer it over the same setup with the 26.

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Old 02-25-2013, 23:13   #22
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I have shot the 26 and 27 and prefer the 26 much more. I like the 9mm control that you get and after reading online some ballistic tests the 9mm and 40 hollow points are very close in tests. The 40 only slightly beats it. The 27 has more of a snap to it which I didnt like because it would take longer for follow up shots. The 26 will also accept that nice 33rd mag they make which is always funny to have a little gun with a massive mag at the range. I ended up buy a G19 and wished i got the 26 for CC. Many will tell u its a personal preference it! Hope this helps.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:19   #23
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Can't you find both of those to rent at your local gun store?
Much more effective than asking here.

Personally I prefer the 26 but that's because I like the 9mm with more rounds and less recoil.
A well placed 9mm is also plenty to stop anyone.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:52   #24
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I started out with a G26 but found I shot the G27 more accurately. More snap.

But my carry Glock right now is a G27 with a G33 barrel!
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:30   #25
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I have both also I put some talon grips on the 27 I now shoot it better than my 26.I really don't feel a difference with recoil.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:50   #26
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Originally Posted by DannyB View Post
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 02-26-2013, 09:35   #27
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I have both. The g26 is always going to be faster with follow up shots. To me, it is enough to make a difference. Not to mention it holds more rounds and the Plus 2's in the 26 actually give you plus 2, where in the 40 its only a plus 1 baseplate.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:38   #28
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Originally Posted by Glk30 View Post
Get some GAP mag base plates and you're good to go.
This. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:24   #29
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G26 for me, cheaper ammo, less recoil, deadly accurate, fast enough with it, not the same with the G27!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:28   #30
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Originally Posted by wdp View Post
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.
I Agree...
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:41   #31
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Originally Posted by BMiracletx View Post
Agreed... I shoot WAY more 9mm and 45 than I do 40.
Though with the advent of the Gen4 in the .40 cal and lack of 9X19 ammo available, my G23 is looking better and better.

Edit:Also, I want to give those 'gap plates' a whirl on my G26, cept I can't find any of the damn things for sale. :(

Another Edit!! : My 26 with no extended floor plates is pretty snappy to shoot with my PD load of choice, the Underwood 115gr +P+ GoldDot.
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Old 02-26-2013, 13:24   #32
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Originally Posted by scosgt View Post
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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I agree with you bac.

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I guess I'm in the minority here. I own many 40s, but I much prefer the 9mm overall.
I shoot my G26 much easier than the G27.

I find the G26 to be more manageable in muzzle flip and recoil. Although the G27 is versatile, that is not an issue for me.

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Old 02-27-2013, 15:51   #33
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Originally Posted by BenjiEDF View Post
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.
+1 for sure. I owned and shot a couple thousand rds through a 27 in the late '90's before converting to 9mm. 200-250 rd sessions with the 27 gave me some tingling in the palms and slight tremors like I used to get after a heavy bag workout. The G26 kicks much less. Physics.
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