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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 45 Cal, Dec 4, 2012.
I love my Factory g27 and that is my carry gun when I do carry.
I think you'd be better served shooting both if possible. The G27, isn't a range gun, it's a compact SD pistol. With that said, I own a G26 and have an issued G27. Every time we qualify, after shooting both, I always smile to myself and think how glad I am I bought the G26.
I shoot both equally well, no problems putting the rounds where I want them, but I much prefer the G26.
If you already own a 19 why not stay with the same caliber and get the 17 and 26?
I would go for the G26.
The "snappy recoil" etc. complaints mean you are either very weak or have a poor grip. I've shot IDPA and GSSF matches with a Glock 27 using factory carry ammo (gold dots) and it's a little slower than a 26 for follow-up shots, but plenty fast and easy enough.
On the other hand, if you want to carry 9mm, it's also the cheapest, best for competition, etc., so buy a 26 and be happy. Buy the gun and carry it as Glock made it. if you want both calibers, buy 2 guns.
That may be true for you but human beings react differently to things like recoil. I've had small females fall in love with the .40 and large guys not enjoy shooting them at all. And while I personally have no problem shooting .40s, even I can notice a perceptible difference in recoil between a 9mm and .40 in the same size/weight gun.
The one thing that I notice between the 9mm and the .40 is that you have to have a more positive grip on the .40 than the 9mm. Once the grip is modified with more strength on the .40 it is all good. jb
I was going to type a long post about why I prefer 9mm over .40, but I figure that everyone has their own opinion on this subject (and probably sick of hearing other people's). That debate will probably never end.
OP you should get a 26 because you already have a 19. The mags are interchangeable (carrying a 26 all of your backup mags should be 19 or 17 mags, stupid to reload with 10rds when you could reload with 17rds). You won't have to buy different ammo (or worry about conversion kits with questionable reliability).
I have shot both of them a lot. I am one of the very few that can't tell much of a difference in recoil. I could go both ways with a suggestion. It's nice for mag capatability to have a 19 & a 26, but even the 19's mags are reliable for range shooting 40s&w. I also would hate the idea of only having 9mm's or not having a 40. I think its wise to have 3 different handgun calibers for ease of finding ammo in a shortage. During the last ammo shortage 40 was plentyful all over. I'm opening a bag of worms. It me and many other people have used G19 factory barrels in our 23/32/27/33's without any issues, there is even a competition shooter that claims he has 1k's of rounds through a factory9mm barrel in a 40.
For the guy that said LE buy a lot of 27's and then sell them it's because most find it a little too big for a back up. I'll tell you since the LCP has gotten so popular it is rare to see a G27 BUG, mostly jframes/LCR and pocket .380's.
if you are set on a .40 caliber in a sub compact and have the extra $$$ check the H&K P-2000SK it is not snappy as the Glock 27.
It's not a matter of reacting differently, unless you mean some fear of the gun that makes them overreact. Other than fear-induced flinching, it's a matter of learning and using a proper grip, not something they saw on a youtube video and poorly imitated. Anybody can tell there is a difference in recoil, but on GT many claim it's hard to shoot and hurts their hands. That's nothing but evidence of the large number of newbs and untrained shooters giving their advice on the internet.
I shoot my G33 a lot more than I do my G27. The perceived recoil is not as "torquey" in my opinion--it's more of a push backward than a twist.
Nice thing is that you can also run a 40-9 conversion when you want to run 9x19 through it, and you can also practice with .40S&W by simply dropping in an OEM Glock barrel.
.357SIG is a really nice round, and it's not as hard to find or to load as some have stated.
I'd recommend shooting all three if you have the opportunity/availability in your area, because they'll all feel about the same in-hand.
I'd opt for the G27. I've owned both and shot both the G26 and G27 and both are nice, but I just prefer the bigger bullets of the .40. Anyone who complains about .40 recoil is either weak wristed or just has no experience shooting something that really recoils. I think the sub compact Glocks shoot wonderfully and of the last two I owned, a Gen4 G26 and Gen4 G27, the G27 shot a little better.
I own a G27 Gen4 and have a Lone Wolf 40-9 barrel. I wouldn't trust it for carry. For some reason, untill I put maybe 300 rounds through the recoil spring, I had a few FTE's. Now that my RSA broke and Glock shipped me a new (and redesigned) RSA, its not ejecting again. But I am a big fan of the power of the .40 for carry and the price for the 9mm for shooting. That's why I went this route. If you plan to shoot 9mm and carry 9mm, get a 9mm
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I appreciate the insight everyone. I placed my order for a Gen 4 Glock 26 today. While I really liked the idea of interchangable calibers, I had to go with the stock 9mm, as I just prefer that to the .40
I looked at an XDs, my local LGS has one but I just couldn't get a comfortable grip on it, so for now I'll just stick with my current carry.
I love .40 S&W. I got a 27 to carry along with my 22 & 23. I shoot them all well, but the 27 is taking a little more practice. I shoot it low, but am trying to get the hits higher.
I agree, get what you are comfortable with. As I see you went with a 26, and it shouls serve you well.