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Glock 26 or 27??

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Silas32, May 21, 2012.

  1. I'm new to GT, and thought this would be a great place to ask this question; should I buy a G26 or G27?

    I own several weapons, but my Gen 3 G23 is my first glock. I bought it over a year ago and love it. I want a sub-compact but can't decide if I should buy a matching caliber (27) or get the G26 for lesser recoil.

    In the last month I made some mods to my 23 (crayon, extended mag release). I'm diggin the changes, just wanted to share em.
     

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  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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  3. Rambosky

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    Please don't use recoil as an excuse not to buy a 27. If you can shoot a 23 you can shoot a 27.
     
  4. steve581581

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    G33. Much better round and With a barrel can be converted to a 40. Plus the 23 mags can be used in it for more capacity if needed/wanted. The only difference in the g33 and g27 is the barrel with the .357 being a superior round.
     
  5. James Dean

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    Hard choice being you already own a G23. You can use your mags from your G23 in a G27 and you just have to buy .40 and not 9MM too.
     
  6. Truckee

    Truckee Aging Goat

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    I own both. .40 is my duty round, the 27 rides everywhere as backup.

    You pretty much answered your own question if you already run a 23 IMO.

    Also, probably not a consideration for you...but, a 27 can become a 26 with an ejector, magazine and barrel change. The 26 cannot become a 27.
     
  7. barth

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    Since you already have a G23, then a G27 seems like a no-brainer.
    Share mags, share ammo.

    You can always get a G27 40-9mm barrel and G26 mag
    if you want to shoot cheaper low recoil 9mm.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  8. hsprincipal

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    I have both, but agree the G27 if you already have the 23. Recoil is not that bad.
     
  9. shockglock

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    My choice was the gen4 26 to go with my 19. I would say go 27 to match with your 23 mags, you need to shoot a 27 to make sure you like it. I've came across a few who had a 23 and didn't like the 27.
     
  10. steve581581

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    IMO the 27 has less recoil than the 23.
     
  11. I just bought a Gen 4 26 becasue I love 9mm but, if I had it to over, I would have bought the 27 and converted it to 9mm. Basically would have 2 guns in 1. I have no regrets though. I absolutely love my 26.
     
  12. G26S239

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    I prefer the 26. For a small 40 I like the P2000sk much better than the 27.
     
  13. joeshdog

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    I have both g23 and g27. The 27 is a sweet shooter and I use the standard mag. Although when carrying the 27 I have 23 mags for backup. You will be very happy with the 23's little brother. And with the double spring it kicks no more than the 23.
     
  14. moishlashen

    moishlashen Senile Member

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    Probably G27-or G33 then convert to the other and to a 9mm with barrels and 9mm mags. Either are awesome weapons as there is nothing out there quite like a baby Glock.
     
  15. Teecher45

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    Yep. +1
     
  16. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    G27 definitely!
     
  17. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    I bought the G26, but I sold my G22 years ago and only had a box and a half of ammo left anyway so that wasn't an issue for me. If you like the 23 you will probably like the 27 but you might go rent both and see how you like them. To me the G26 is a *****cat to shoot, which is why I bought it. Also for the ammo cost.
     
  18. 2740dmx

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    G27!
    Especially with your existing G23...

    One caliber, shared magazines, etc...

    Either one works well, though...
     
  19. Rustin

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    Trade that 23 in for a 19 and get the 26!
     
  20. reade

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    I own a 27 and recently bought a Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrel and a couple of 9mm mags. You get both that way.