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Glock 27 recoil

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by xmanhockey7, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. xmanhockey7


    Dec 6, 2010
    Considering getting a Gen 4 Glock 27 what's the recoil like on it compared to a Glock 22 or Springfield XDm 3.8 compact .40? I don't want something that is going to be like the Ruger LCPs recoil and make double taps incredibly hard because of the recoil.
  2. rick458

    rick458 USS Texas BB-35

    Jan 31, 2003
    La Porte Texas
    It is not bad, very controllable, (not as controllable as a G-22 but those are very smooth shooters)

  3. sr975j


    May 2, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    ^^exactly. very controllable with a decent grip. 27's are a joy to shoot. lots of firepower in a small package.


    SNAPPY!!! just kidding, its really not, i just wanted to say it before someone else did because i know "snappy" will be included in this thread.

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  4. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    It's fairly stout in my opinion (but I've been called a recoil fairy before).

    Personally for me, if there was any doubt, just step down to the 9mm, and get a 26. The 26 is the perfect size for the 9mm, IMO.
  5. ViennaGambit


    Dec 19, 2009
    I was JUST in your same position.

    Literally for the past 2 days I was debating between a 27 or 26 (I really wanted the 27), but, in the end I took the 26 home after shooting both.

    I was much quicker getting back on target with the 26 for follow up shots and that counts more in my book than the negligible increase in stopping power...

    With that said, I am pretty new to pistols in general, so if you have experience with .40S&W already, might be a different story for you.

    I'd say definitely rent a 27 and 26 before you buy.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  6. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

    May 4, 2003
    Part of the issue is that there's less to hang on to. You can address that with a Pearce grip extender or similar. Otherwise, it does twist in the hand more. Not so much any more push, but yes, there's more torque.
  7. xmanhockey7


    Dec 6, 2010
    Since I already have a Glock 22 I want to stick with the .40. I LOVE the feel of the Glock 23 Gen 4 but I kinda think the 27 would be the better choice. OC a Glock 22 and CC a Glock 27 in a shoulder rig. I might get a Sig 238 cuz I'll probably need a pocket gun this summer and into the fall for work reasons.
  8. agent clark

    agent clark

    Aug 5, 2007
    Sam said it well, I have a 23 and my uncle has a 27. It flips more is all, if you get your muscle memory down, you can shoot the snot out of it. The grip is short, extenders work well.
  9. sr975j


    May 2, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    gap floor plates and talon grips ftw


  10. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
    What Sam said. I carry with the Pearce grip extenders on my mags.

    Like someone else said, just shoot it constantly until your muscles learn how you want to react to the torque.

    I actually used shooting gloves at first to have a bit better grip. Of course, it was winter and I was wearing the gloves anyway. Those are gloves with a thinner leather on the finger pads.

    A couple of my friends put Hogue grips on theirs. I liked shooting their pistols with the Hogues.

    ETA: Just looked at the Hogue site. They have grips for Glocks, well... in pink.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011
  11. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    I have the G27 with a 9mm barrel and a .357 Sig barrel.

    When I shot each caliber in the 27, I would be at a loss to tell the difference from muzzle flip or recoil.. They all felt the same.

    I like mine!
  12. HarleyGuy


    Mar 29, 2008
    I've got a G27.
    Probably Gen 1 as I've had it for at least 12 years and the only mis-fires were definitely inferior/defective factory reloads.

    IMO, a little more recoil than a G26 (9mm) but worth it.

    As for adding mag extensions, if you're going to do this you may as well get a G23.
    I have several extensions on extra mags but I always carry it loaded with a standard mag which makes it much easier to conceal. I've never noticed any difference in accuracy when firing it with the standard mag vs a mag with an extension.
  13. fuzzy03cls


    Jan 28, 2010
    It's a bish. Don't let anyone tell you any different. The recoil will surprise you. However, you can learn to control it with practice. The GAP floorplates help control the gun. Buy them if you want to use your G27. I have a G27 & learned to shoot with it. My 1st gun. I blew through thousands of rounds to learn. I'm proficient at it. but I still am unable to get past 150 rds at a time before my hands fatigue.
    My G22 gen 4 has less recoil by far & I can shoot all day & have done 600+ rounds in a class & asked for more.
  14. I have 'em all. 26,27, and 33.

    The 27 and 33 do kick a bit more but not a huge amount.

    But... remember you need to be able to shoot one handed. And EITHER hand.

    So make sure you can fire fast and accurate one handed with the .40 or .357 Sig in such small packages.

  15. kda

    kda NRA Life Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    I agree. Fire one like you would be practicing for a day at the range and then decide. My shooting buddy got a .27 and doesn't shoot it much any more. Loves his 9mm G26 however. Ammo easier to find and cheaper too.
  16. dingode


    Oct 7, 2011
    I carry a Sig 2340 and a g27. I've fired both a g19 & 26. To me the 9mm is much snappier than the .40sw. To me the .40 is a forceful push back, not a snap.

    Like others have said, shoot both if possible, buy the one you like. Doing that saved me from buying a Xdm. I love the look of the xd line but the ergonomics just didn't work for me. I still want one though when the money allows.
  17. ironmike86


    Dec 20, 2009
    Since you have the G22 the G27 would match well. Shoots and carries well also. You can always change barrels. Thats what make the glock 40's nice
  18. zbusdriver


    Jul 21, 2006
    se michigan
    Glock 27 recoil: a nonevent
  19. Odawgp


    Sep 23, 2010
    27 recoil is more than manageable

    I wish my 35 tracked as flat and cycled as fast as my 27 does
  20. Steve in Az

    Steve in Az Glock 21

    Aug 12, 2000
    I'm a regular .44magnum shooter (4 5/8" barrel), and have shot .40 for a long time; I found the Glock 23 to be pretty sharp in recoil. While it's not "flinch" inducing, it wasn't much fun after about 180rds.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011