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Glock g26 or g27?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by daveycrockett, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Glock.G27

    Glock.G27 Glock 27 Rocks

    Jan 26, 2013
    I prefer the G27, pretty much for all the same reasons mentioned above.
  2. i was given both as retirement presents by my shift when i retired. now that i am older and issues from agent orange have entered my life i traded my 27 to another officer and bought another 26. they are esier for me to handle longer. neuropthy is a bear adn i find the 26 works for me. usually carry it or the 19 all the time and during the hold up sseason well often have both with me. the 26 with a glock extension hides very well and i shoot it very good. however both ae great,especially if you are a young person and cn handle it

  3. chemboy


    Jun 9, 2004
    I really like my new G26. That being said, with the 9mm ammo shortage, I find myself wishing I had purchased a 27.
    Ah well, gives me an excuse to buy another Glock, if nothing else.
  4. Dooger


    Feb 24, 2008
    The 27's recoil is too much for me. It takes me quite a while longer to get back on target with it, as compared to a 26. It was the main reason to stick with 9mm.

    Recoil is subjective, but I'm almost positive that many people don't give target reacquisition a second thought.

    I can shoot a 27 at paper all day long when taking my time, but for speedy following up shots, the 26 wins.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  5. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

    Nov 14, 2010
    RFD NY Adks

    I thought you'd want a .50 caliber muzzle-loading squirrel gun!

    But, the question is not what WE want.

    It's "What do you need?"

    Self defense? Range? Plinking? Competition? Adrenaline rush?

    Different calibers and frames for different purposes!
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  6. Rustin


    Oct 12, 2011
    Central Ohio
    26 for me. I enjoy lesser recoil, and faster follow up shots. Stopping power from a pistol is moot anyhow. Comfort is confidence. Confidence is key.
  7. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    I'm in the G27 with the conversion barrels and mags, group. More versatility. Never had a hiccup in any of the calibers out of this gun.
  8. BMiracletx


    Aug 3, 2012
    Abilene, TX
    You had both previously! Which did you prefer to shoot and which one did you shoot better! Or just get both! I have a 26, 27, 33, and a 39! Which do I ENJOY to shoot most... the 26 because of the light recoil! Which do I shoot best... the 39 is most accurate for me! Which do I DISLIKE shooting the most... the 27 or 33 are snappy and uncomfortable. Which do I carry... the 27 or 39 cuz they will put the most hurtin' on the bad guy.

    If you going to only shoot it at the range... get the 26.
    If you going to CCW carry it... get the 27.

    Just my opinions.....
  9. WT

    WT Millennium Member

    Jan 12, 1999
    What TKZ said.

    You owned a G26 and a G27 and you are asking us which is better for you?
  10. nugentjeep45


    Mar 23, 2004
    One thing you might consider is ammo availability. I don't know how it is in your area, but in western Ky, finding 9mm or 45 is almost impossible. 40 cal is a lot easier to find in this area. Every time something bad happens in the world, everyone starts hoarding 9mm and 45, it seems that around here 40 is much easier to obtain when crap hits the fan. Anyway, just my thoughts. I'd go with the G27. Good luck!
  11. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    Both are good choices. You'll have a a little more capacity with the 9mm but my personal choice would be the .40 as I don't care for the 9mm.

    The 9mm isn't bad, I just don't care for it.

    I'd go with the G27.
  12. kaech


    Jan 26, 2012
    CG wisconsin
    I had both B4 the gen4 came out. I sold the 27 cause i needed money at the time. I love,love,love my 26.
    If i was gonna get a 27 now it would have to be a gen4 for the extra grip
  13. daveycrockett


    Apr 24, 2006
    Rhode Island
    First I'd like to say thanks for all the insightful opinions and knowledgeable answers. I haven't owned or used either of these in about 4 years and I did learn a few things from my goofy question! I'm not at all familiar with a gen4 so hearing about changing the grip was good, hearing about swapping out barrels was good, possible 9mm shortage good, and so on.

    My question wasn't: Do you think I should get a 26 or 27? My question was which one do you like and why?

    If you don't have anything constructive to say please just move on. Don't waste your time responding to these goofy posts. And a post like this can be helpful to someone else who is making this decision. And the alien post was just a fun post. Why does this bother you?

    Anyways my decision was kind of made for me as I found a new gen3 27 at a good price. They also had a 23 which I never owned or fired and I bought that also. I wonder if I should ask what is better a 19 or a 23!
  14. JakeFromStateFarm

    JakeFromStateFarm .40 S&W

    Dec 14, 2012

    Swapping out barrels has BEEN possible for some time now.
    Those who know...
  15. daveycrockett


    Apr 24, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I did know about swapping barrels for years but never tried it. I just wasn't sure exactly what was involved. I don't think I'll be shooting the 357 so for me I might be better off getting both the 26 and 27. I was just curious as to others opinions!
  16. Huskytaio


    Aug 6, 2011
    My friend bought a G26, I bought a G27, and we went straight from the gunshop to the range. This went against all my principals of cleaning and lubing a new in box gun, but he insisted it would be all right. We both had WWB.

    The neat thing was that we both got to fire each of our weapons side by side. I was shocked how little difference there was in recoil my 40 versus his 9mm, plus I know he will be keeping +P loads in his for HD.

    Off topic, but can I change my G23 to a 9mm in the same manner, with a new barrel and G19 mags?
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
  17. chemboy


    Jun 9, 2004
    You may.
    The only thing to consider is that the 19 uses a different extractor than that of the 23.
    I believe you can get by without changing the extractor, at least for range and plinking use. However, for SD purposes, you should use a G19 extractor in your 23.
  18. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

    Nov 14, 2010
    RFD NY Adks
    To clarify:
    G17 for putting small holes in big paper at IDPA: accurate, low recoil for a lot of shots, and cheap to run.

    G27 Short, concealable, powerful for Self/home defense.

    G38 medium length, big hole, occasional SD/HD, challenge to reload and shoot well, a bit of a maverick and non-conformist, adrenaline rush.

    .50 Caliber Muzzle loader Extends my deer season.
  19. MPJC


    Mar 2, 2002
    South Riding, VA
    I love my Glock 26 OD because it's easy to shoot, light recoil, accurate and just because I am a 9mm fan.