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G27 vs. G26

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by DannyB, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. DannyB

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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 :supergrin: 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.
     
  2. scosgt

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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.
     


  3. barth

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    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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  4. Goodrich

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  5. Glk30

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    Carrying my G27 right now. Get some GAP mag base plates and you're good to go.
     
  6. JerryVO

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    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

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
     
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  7. BenjiEDF

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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.
     
  8. joeshdog

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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.
     
  9. bac1023

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    I guess I'm in the minority here. I own many 40s, but I much prefer the 9mm overall.
     
  10. BMiracletx

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    Agreed... I shoot WAY more 9mm and 45 than I do 40.
     
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  11. bac1023

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    :dunno:
     
  12. DannyB

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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.
     
  13. Bruce M

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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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  14. Upgrade

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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.
     
  15. Scrappy

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    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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  16. kaech

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    ^^^ ??..what?..EZ killer....:p
     
  17. Paulm777

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    I purchased a g19 a few weeks ago. Hoping 9mm ammo will be available sometime in near future
     
  18. wdp

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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.