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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by vch, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. vch

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    went to a couple gun shows today fell in love with a 27 and 26 being new to glocks i was wanting to know should i be ok with 27 or should i stick with a 26 i have a 9mm lc9 now thought i would like to move up a caliber just wondering thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. barth

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    Get a G27 and a 40-9mm conversion barrel and mags.

    Why Settle?

    Then if you feel that Need for Speed - 357 Sig BABY!
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  3. SJ 40

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    Welcome ! I agree with Barth's recommendation. SJ 40
     
  4. bac1023

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  5. Glockenspiel 25

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    Get a 26 and learn how to shoot the subcompact effeciently...then, if you decide you like it and shoot it well, move over to a 27. If you've never shot a .40, the recoil of the 27 may turn you away from subcompacts all together...
     
  6. GLOCK17DB9

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    Best advice is to try them both before you buy. :supergrin:
     
  7. Bruce M

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    I agree with the thought of try each first. If not possible I would gravitate toward the Glock 26.
     
  8. todd_g

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    Get the 27, then pop for a lone wolf 40-9 conversion and some g19 or g26 mags and now you have 2 calibers in one gun.
     
  9. Frank V

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    VCH
    Welcome to the forum.
    My choice would be the G27. I like the .40 & you can get conversion bbls for the 9mm (cheaper to shoot) & the .357 Sig.
    Good luck.
    Frank
     
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  10. TSAX

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    Both of these, shoot them first and if you like the G27 and the G26 get the G27 and a 9mm barrel and mag if not just get the G26.








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  11. jamaicanj

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    Try them both first. The 26 is my favorite Glock
     
  12. hoghunter82

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    I've owned the G27 in .40 and sold it a few days later. Just didn't work well with my large hands. But that is just me and in no way means you would have a similar issue. I am considering a G26 as I have condensed my ammo purchasing to 9mm. Hoping less felt recoil with 9mm will give me better results. If ammo cost / accumulation / condense is a concern like it was for me, I would recommend the G26.
     
  13. jay-bird

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    G26>G27. Much more fun to shoot. Much cheaper to shoot. Much easier to get the follow-up shot on target.
     
  14. If this is going to be your carry gun, you should decide if you prefer the 9mm or the 40S&W.

    Personally, I would not carry with a conversion barrel. I have never seen reliability problems with them, but if I have my gun placed into evidence, I would like to have it stock. Also, if I were to carry my Glock 27 with a conversion barrel, I think I would change the extractor and maybe the recoil spring. The original parts may be fine at the range, but I am very reluctant to trust them with my life.

    I carry the Glock 27 and sometimes train with the 9mm conversion barrel. I think the reports are that either caliber works fine, if you choose the right ammo.

    The 9mm can be shot faster which helps with follow up shots. It also holds an additional round, in the case of the Glock 26.

    Basically, though I prefer the bigger bullets, I recognize that it really does not matter in combat. If you shoot the 9mm better, your decision should be easy.
     
  15. If you go with the 27, carry and practice with it in .40 S&W. If you want to do some cheap shooting with 9mm the conversion barrel is a good option but if you're gonna carry it in .40, I repeat - you still need to practice with .40 S&W.

    BTW: My EDC is a 9mm however I'm upgrading to .40 later this week but my 9mm ain't going anywhere. It's still a great SD handgun.
     
  16. gmax

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    I like the 357 Sig alot!!
     
  17. larson1122

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    My vote would be for the G26. I personally don't see that big of an advantage to the 40S&W with modern defense ammo available in 9mm. I agree with trying both before you decide. In the end pick whichever one you shoot the best and feel the most comfortable with.
     
  18. bruzer

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    .40 S&W is a Love/Hate round. Some Love it, some Hate it. I like the .40 and the 9mm so Glocks are like LEGO's of the gun world. Get a G27/G23/G22 and a conversion barrel and shoot both rounds. But if you have not shot and fallen in Love with the .40 then G26 all the way. Good luck and stay safe.
    Mike