G26 or G33?

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  1. fxstchewy

    fxstchewy

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    Looking to add another Subcompact to my Glock "collection" I have a G27 that i enjoy shooting and also a G26 that i like to carry, went out this morning and didn't really see a G26 around $500 most in my area are $550-629, but i did run across a G33 Gen4 for $529, i don't have any .357 Sigs but i have read alot on here and most seem to like them.
    I am looking to add to my subcompact lineup and in the future if/when i down size it will be other stuff, i kinda see the subcompacts as do almost everything pistols.
    Would you get the G33 or keep looking for a G26?
     
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    Had not shot the G26 in a very long time. Exclusively the G19 for a year or so. SOB the trigger on the G26 sucked big weiners compared to the G19 Gen5.
     

  3. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    I am confused. Are you looking for a second G26? I ask because it says you have one and went looking for one. Anyway, I guess it doesn't matter because my vote is get the G33. I love mine awesome little powerhouse.
     
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  4. buster55

    buster55 Senior Member CLM

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    G.33 or a oem 33 barrel for your G.27
     
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    I have a G26 Gen3, was looking for another for backup which i really could just use the G27 for that but I am looking to add another to my Subcompact line and was looking for a G26 when i came across the G33 for what seems like decent deal.
     
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    Where's the poll function?
     
  7. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    I see. In that case I would definitely get the G33. You can get conversion barrels for the G27 or the G33 to turn them into 40 S&W,357sig or 9mm. Makes sense to me to get the 357sig since you don't have one and it can be converted and changed back in less than a minute.
     
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  8. G26-Has-my-6

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    just get a G33 barrel for your G27 and you're good to go with 357sig. no need to buy another pistol.
     
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    My first Glock was a 26....which I still have. Just recently I picked up the 33 and love it.... definitely feels like a step up in power!

    "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. "
     
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    Yes, agree with this. Plus you can get a 9mm conversion for your G27 so it really can serve as a backup to the G26 too.

    Also, in case you weren’t aware: you can swap the slides from G27 and G26 to each of the other subcompact frames. I think across all generations because the dual spring RSA was there from the beginning unlike the compact and full size.

    If you just want another gun, I would get a used G27 for cheap.
     
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  11. fxstchewy

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    Will G26 G3 slide work on G4 G27 frame?
     
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    if your collecting, one of each as a minimum.

    if you want to shoot a different caliber, your 27 can shoot both 9 mm and 357 Sig with an appropriate barrel and mags, which sounds like you already have the mags covered.
     
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  13. Mike-M

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    The price of that Gen4 G33 is good. It's Glock's most powerful pistol for its size in THE state-of-the-art weapons service cartridge.

    You may find as many have that the OEM Mag Extension 7151/7165 will add comfort to grip length plus turn a 9-round 357SIG magazine into 11. Total of $7 direct from Glock:

    https://store.teamglock.com/glock-magazine-floor-plate-for-9mm-40-357-45gap.html
    https://store.teamglock.com/glock-magazine-insert-for-9mm-40-357-45gap.html

    Using Georgia Arms 125-gr JHP, my G33 barrel produces MV=1310 ft/s, ME=476 ft•lbf, and PF=164 kgr•ft/s.

    Using Underwood 125-gr JHP, my G33 barrel produces MV=1410 ft/s, ME=552 ft•lbf, and PF=176 kgr•ft/s.

    A set of metal night sights is nice. The G33 comes from factory with 6.5mm rear sights:

    https://store.teamglock.com/glock-night-sights-set-6-5-pkg.html

    The MINUS Connector part 721 will produce a 5.0-lbf peak trigger pull in a Gen4 G33.

    An 11+1 G33 with Extension is identical in size and weight to a 12+1 G26 with Extension. Unless savings a few pennies is one's most important criterion when selecting a defensive caliber, there isn't much contest. :) The improved Gen4 grip texture is an added bonus.
     
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  14. Rocky7

    Rocky7 Proud NRA Life Patron Member, Life GSSF member

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    I have had 33’s and 27’s, today (3) Gen 3 26’s left.

    Since you are asking I have given the 33’s to sons, but not a platform without its issues. Suggest you buy another 26.
     
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    I love the recoil impulse of the G33. There's quite a pop and the slide cycles really fast without to much "recoil."

    BTW, 125 g. Gold Dots are popular, but I've found that 125 Golden Sabers (bonded) are very accurate and there are a couple of YouTube videos that show excellent penetration in gel.
     
  16. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

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    I wanted a 33 but got too good a deal on the 26 I've got, now. I've got Magtech GG 115 gr +P's in it, now, which offer good penetration with a fairly low PF....means easier, more accurate rapid fire shots. Also looking to order a few boxes of Underwood 9mm defender ammo 90 gr. and 1475 fps. That will get someone's attention. PF of only 132....rapid fire heaven.
     
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    harold63 I'm not retired

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    Fixed it for you. ;)
     
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    Since you've already got a G-26 I'd go with the G-33. Keep your G-26 a dedicated 9mm pistol and after a thorough vetting of the G-33 and .357sig ask yourself if you'd want to get a factory .40S&W barrel and try that caliber. If you don't like those two calibers your G-33 can always be converted to another 9mm in G-26 configuration.
     
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