.40.....better than 9mm?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Luke Evins, Jul 10, 2015.

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  1. Luke Evins

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    Been thinking about upgrading my carry weapon. Anyone that's shot the g27, how's the recoil on it? Any insight on .40 vs 9mm ballistically? Preference?
     
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    Hold on while I pop some popcorn, and make ice tea. OK all kidding aside, it boils down to personal preference.
     
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    Love the 27.To me it recoils less than the 23 (TO ME).I've mostly have carried a 27 or 23 since the 40 S&W came out though.
     
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    I would prefer the G26.
     
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    9mm has slightly less recoil, diameter and slightly more capacity, whether that is advantageous depends.
    40 has slightly more recoil, diameter and has slightly less capacity, whether that matters depends.
     
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    G27 can be a handful depending on the load. Personally, I love the model and shoot it well, but would suggest trying one before buying if you can... it's not for everyone.
     
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    CDW4ME and skyboss_4evr covered it pretty well, above.

    I have a G26 and G27, and although the G27 shoots very well in my hands, it is definitely slower for followup shots on the same target (if wanted/needed) than a G26. Most folks take longer to engage a new target than it takes for them to recover from recoil, so it wouldn't technically slow them down on multiple targets (as long as they were using "boardinghouse rules" -- everyone gets firsts before anyone gets seconds), but if you wanted to quickly dump multiple shots into a single target, you'd almost certainly be slower (and/or less accurate, if you pushed it).

    I rarely carry the G27, and eventually, it might even "go away" (sell/trade it and get something more useful).
     
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    I prefer 9mm and a year ago I would have said 40. 9mm Glock's have a better resale value than 40 cal Glock as well.
     
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    I like whatever I can draw and shoot quickly, bullet placement between the eyes at 10 yds 100% of the time . Ballistics and followup shots are not important ,( between the eyes is a kill) I can do that with any caliber of Glock I own, so I guess its up to you to decide which one you can do the same with. Whoever else answers is a moot point, YOU are the one behind the gun and trigger.....so whats your answer?
     
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    Ballistically speaking... If you are curious the FBI has done extensive research and are in the process of switching back to the 9mm due to less recoil (Quicker follow up shots), and generally more capacity in the magazines. This was told to me by a GLOCK rep a few months ago when I took my armorers course.
     
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    I prefer 9mm out of the two.
     
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    In regards to human anatomy, there is no measurable difference between the stopping power of the 9mm and .40S&W.

    Among Feds, LE, and civilians...the .40S&W has been fading into obscurity.

    Skip the G27 and get the G26 GEN4.
     
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    Recoil is snappier with the G27 over the G26, but the use of GAP floorplates makes them equals in my hands.

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    This sums up my feelings as well. After reading the FBI's reasoning for why they want to go back to a 9mm weapon, I was sold. I really like the Glock platform and feel it shines in 9mm. So my suggestion would be to get the Glock 26 instead of the Glock 27. The 26 will not be as snappy and cheaper to feed.
     
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    Agreed. The 9mm and .40 don't have the distance between them that they once used to.
     
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    If you are concerned enough to want to upgrade your gun and caliber for SD I would suggest that recoil not be an issue, as upgrades usually involve more power but even so the recoil is very manageable. Also remember that the 357 Sig and .40 caliber Glocks easily exchange barrels so one gun becomes two, can't beat that for an upgrade!
     
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    I had a G33 and now a G27 (due to Dept. ammo) and I tend to over grip and engage the slide stop halfway through a magazine. I don't have a choice but if I did I would be carrying a G26. Watching Hickok 45 frustrates me because he seems to master the G27.
     
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    Welcome to Glock Talk, OP. Use the search feature and you will find, I dunno, hundreds of threads about this very topic.
     
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    I'm a 9mm guy myself.
    But there are literally thousands of posts on here about the subject, so YMMV.


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