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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by fxstchewy, Jun 1, 2020.
I carried a G33 for years. Great pistol
I'd pick the g33.
I'd go with the 33 since you already have a 26 - or at least an OEM 33/357 barrel for your 27.
Many people believe in consolidation to reduce the number/types of ammunition they need to keep on hand. I'm the opposite. I want at least one or two platforms in about everything in case ammo in a specific caliber is hard to come by. I know that no matter what is available, I'll probably be able to shoot it.
Plus, 357 is a fantastic round. My 33 shoots as well or better than all my other Glocks. I have no idea why this is, but it does. I highly recommend it.
Yes, though you might want to change ejector and possibly trigger bar.
If I'm carrying a subcompact Glock, my G33 is in my holster.
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As much as I love the G26, I think the G33 might be a good choice for you if you are interested in multiple calibers.
In my area, basic 9mm (17,19,26,45) were $499 Gen4 and $539 Gen5 prepandemic, so $550 for a Gen5 G26 is not bad if that is what you want. Some places around here charged the same for Gen4-5 ($539)before
Yes, Trigger Mechanism Housing 30275 that includes Ejector 30274 should be used for 9x19mm in a Gen4 frame.
No. Since 2010 the only difference between the Gen3 and the Gen4 Trigger With Trigger Bar is an alignment bump on the right side of the Gen4 Trigger Bar's Firing Pin Safety actuating arm. That's there because the Gen4 frame allows the Magazine Catch to be placed on the right side. That can twist the magazine right to where it may contact the left side of the Trigger Bar during trigger pull. The alignment bump ensures that the Trigger Bar can not be pushed so far right that it won't adequately lift the Firing Pin Safety. Thus, it's the Gen4 frame assembly that is responsible for Gen4 Trigger Bar changes, not the slide assembly. (FWIW, the Gen5 slide assembly uses an improved Firing Pin Safety that does not require precise alignment of the Trigger Bar below it, so the Gen5 Trigger Bar has no alignment bump even though the Gen5 frame allows the Magazine Catch on the right side just like Gen4.)
If you're thinking the new pistol will be a carry gun (the 26 as a backup to the current one), I'd probably first get a 357 Sig conversion barrel for your 27 and see how you like it. It might not be your cup of tea.
If it suits you, then get the 33 and carry it. If not, then get the 26 as a backup. I probably wouldn't carry a gun with a conversion barrel. But that's just me - there's nothing wrong it at all.
A Gen3 G27 with OEM G33 barrel is every single part identical (including sights) to a Gen3 G33 except for model/caliber markings on the slide. Conversions between 357SIG and 40SW are the only caliber conversions sanctioned by Glock. From Glock a G33 barrel is $125.
But I'd definitely would NOT use as a weapon a G27 with 9x19mm conversion barrel. There are a lot of major components that differ between a real G26 and a G27 with aftermarket 9mm conversion barrel even when a 9mm magazine is used:
3. Firing Pin
5. Spring-loaded Bearing
6. Ejector in Trigger Mechanism Housing
Thanks. My thinking was that a Gen3 frame with bumpless Gen3 trigger bar might not adequately lift the firing pin safety on a Gen4 slide. I didn't realize the real reason for the bump was to allow for the option of a Gen4 right side mag catch, which isn't possible on the Gen3 frame.
Get another G26. You already have interchangeable magazines. Plus you can stick to one caliber.
G33, great gun.