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Carry decision help....

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by trainer44455, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. trainer44455


    Sep 10, 2005
    I sold my 1911's and now want a Glock. A friend owes me some $ for some patio work so he offered me one of his new Glocks in trade . A never fired G19 and a New G27. This would be for carry,house,lots of time in the woods camping overall everyday CCW. Like the capacity of the 19 Like the more powerful 40 round in the 27......really hard decision......
  2. TX expat

    TX expat

    Dec 26, 2011
    KC MO
    Raise your rate and ask for both!

    LOL. Tough choice. If it were me, I'd take the 19, but I quit carrying a .40 in favor of the 9mm, YMMV.

  3. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    I find a 23 (same size as a 19) easy to conceal. I'm issued a 27 as well, but rarely carry it, it's just too small for my hands. It really comes down to what feels good to you. Both are good guns. The 19 is only half an inch longer on both ends, not a drastic difference.
  4. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    I find the short grip of the 27 easier to carry.
    But that's just me.

    You can get a X-grip and G23 mags to increase capacity of the 40.
    Hell for home defense throw a 22 round big stick in the boy.
    Having a Glock means having options.
    (One more thought - the G27 can run three calibers with barrel and mag changes.
    The G19 is generally staying 9mm)

    For time in the woods?
    How about slipping a G33/G32 357 Sig barrel in that bad boy.

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  5. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

    Jan 20, 1999
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    Take the 19, for your needs.
  6. Gaucho

    Gaucho Jungian

    Jul 20, 2011
    Great Southwest
    If you only could have 1, I would go with the 19 first.
  7. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    NE Oklahoma
    What barth said...

    Get the 27, and buy a 13 round glock 23 magazine and superglue an x-grip adapter to it. This is what I did, because I didnt like the way the x-grip had some play in it. A little superglue and now it is perfect for me! I really recommend going this route, the .40sw round is much better for critters in the woods, (if you were real serious about woods carry, you should trade it towards a G29!), and you can have a gun with the size and capacity of a 23 whenever you want it!
  8. Firecop203


    Aug 23, 2004
  9. fuzzy03cls


    Jan 28, 2010
    I like .40. But I didn't like the capacity of my G27. I'd go with the G19.
  10. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger EL GATO!

    Aug 27, 2011
    South Carolina
    Did you carry one of the 1911s you sold concealed? If so get the Glock closest to that size.
  11. Rustin


    Oct 12, 2011
    Central Ohio
    GET THE 19! No doubt. You could always find used 27/26's. Glock 19's usually don't get sold once they've been owned.
  12. Fastfordsrus


    Feb 17, 2012
    9mm is way cheaper and if a rumor I heard is true there will be no .40 around for quite some time. Get the 19.
  13. 40 S+W

    40 S+W

    Nov 19, 2011
    Metro Atlanta.
    Ever since reading about the 1 shot kill on the black bear out in Ohio I'm partial to the 40 !!!! I know some will say Lucky Shot but it did its job!!!! I would take the G27.......
  14. jw38


    Jun 25, 2010
    I have the 27 and 19. Had I bought the 19 first, I would never have bought the 27. That said, I shoot the 19 several hundred rounds each week - never a problem, never a pain. I can not do the same thing with my 27. I'd vote for the 19 and extra ammo and magazines.
  15. abq87120


    Nov 2, 2007
    Prescott, AZ
    You can get mag finger extensions for the G27 to bring it's grip up to the size of the G19. And increase capacity. You can also buy two barrels from LWD for about $110 each that you will like a lot. 40-9 and 357 Sig. Both are stainless and drop-in. My G23 has both and shoots well with on other mods. I do use 9mm mags for the 40-9 barrel. Something to consider. I'm not sure you can go up in caliber with the G19. Can someone chime in here? I would not carry with the LWD barrels. They are reliable but if you are in a shooting situation, you don't want to go into the civil suit with mods to your gun.
  16. DogRanger


    Mar 5, 2008
    Just take the 19.........
  17. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    If you have shot both guns and still are torn, for CCW what is better for your body type to conceal. Is the Glock 19 perfect size or does it show a little, then ask yourself what is more important the power or capacity, 9+1 rounds (unless you get extensions) for the .40 (with extension it could be 13+1 to match the size of the G23/G19) or 15+1 for the 9mm.

    Last thing of note, read my avatar. :supergrin:

  18. poodleplumber


    Apr 23, 2009
    A lot would depend on how well you shoot .40 and whether you mind the amount and character of the recoil. Some like it, some don't. You don't want to be saddled with a pistol that you don't enjoy shooting.
  19. kamonjj


    Sep 7, 2010
    Norfolk, VA
    Coming from someone who has owned lots of glocks. I'd say that its a toss up. You definitely have to try both. If you are happy with the baby glocks, options are there. They accept larger mags, caliber conversions (except 26), conceal ability.

    The 19 is a good pistol. Not too small, not too big. I personally carry a 26 everyday (ish). The 19 was just a bit too big unless I dressed to carry it. The 27 is a good compromise with a lot of options. Drop in barrels allow you to shoot 357sig, and 9mm. Plus I dont find the 27 too uncontrollable compared to the 23.

    I'd say shoot them both and see what you might like better. Pros and cons to each. I love the 26. I want to get another 33 but I'm leaning toward a 27.
  20. DuramaxOn40s

    DuramaxOn40s TheDieselFreak

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central, FL
    What did you hear?

    To the original post..... Ask to shoot each first, and get whatever feels more comfortable for you. Looks like everyone that chimed in here is about 50/50 on the two. My vote would be the .40 just because you can swap the caliber pretty easily with a conversion barrel, like stated above...