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Sub Compact G-33 vs G-27??

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by thinktwice, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. thinktwice


    Mar 29, 2007
    North Carolina
    I don't want this to be a caliber war. I think either round will get the job done. My question is for those of you who have both the G-33 & G-27 or have shot both. Which one do you think has less felt recoil or to put it another way which one would be easier to control with fast follow up shots. My buddy has the G-27 (40) and he tells me the 40 has less felt recoil. So I wanted to see what you guys had to say.
  2. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    You're going to get a lot of responses both ways.
    With full power super sonic ammo they are very similar.
    The real difference is with 40 S&W you have a much greater selection of weight and power ammo.

    Generally speaking,
    I find the sub sonic 40 180s to be softer shooting and a little faster back on target.

    The guns are virtually identical.
    You can swap barrels and shoot both...

  3. Glock40man


    Feb 1, 2011
    The Midwest
    The "perceived" recoil is about the same IMO. Factory 357 SIG ammunition is generally loaded with 125 gr. bullets. With the 40 S&W, You have more choices in terms of bullet weight.(135 gr.-180 gr.) That plays a factor in recoil, so it depends on the load. Again, that is just my opinion.

    If you really want less recoil consider the G26.
  4. elijah58


    Feb 6, 2012
    Aiken, SC
    The 27 will have a little less recoil than the 33. But in my opinion I carry the 33 mostly because of the ballistics. You can do a little research and find all the info you need to make a clearer decision.
  5. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    They both are easy to shoot well. I prefer .40, but wouldn't mind if I was forced to carry .357sig.
  6. the sig round seems to have a quicker recoil. I have a sig barrel in my 23 but for my 27 I stay with a 180grn .40 [HST or Gold Dot]. in the 27 a 180grn .40 recoils less, but when I load 165grn. G.D. the recoil although different is close to the sig.
    if I was to pick between the sig or a .40 in 155 or 165grn I would choose the sig.