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Glock 26 vs Glock 27

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by CyByte, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. CyByte

    CyByte Fourm_Tard

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    do you think .40 is to much for this size of gun? I am looking at getting a g23 for my primary gun but I have a small frame so if I ever carry I'm looking for something smaller.

    do any of you which use larger caliper guns as your main guns find it difficult to switch back and forth if you were to use a 9mm or something smaller then your regular gun?
     
  2. Harlequin

    Harlequin I need a weapon

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    My 27 with replaced springs and fingertip extensions is easily manageable. 9+1 goes a long way, especially with a spare mag.
     

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    I bought the 26 after I shot both. Just had a better feel and I could shoot it a ton better. I wanted the .40 for more stopping power but after seeing how cheap 9mm ammo was and the good ratings it had w/ +P ammo, I got the G26 and had no regrets. I figure I would get the 9 and later get a .45
     
  4. CyByte

    CyByte Fourm_Tard

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    did you purchase the g26 as your primary or just a second for conceal carry?
     
  5. mikeb9550

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    I purchased it as my primary for now since it was my first pistol. I wanted a small gun (sub compact) that way I could carry it with anything that I would wear. I later want to get a bigger (maybe 4-41/2" barrel) .45 which this will be my carry gun with larger clothing. This way I will have best of both worlds. Also since I am in the process of getting my CCW, my gun will be with me all the time. I want another gun at home so my wife could have access to it if something was to happen.
     
  6. CyByte

    CyByte Fourm_Tard

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    would you think the 26 is to small to have as your only gun and to shoot all the time? I want a 26/27 but am looking at getting a 23 right now but won't have money to buy both
     
  7. tpiini

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    If you're already committed to buying the 23, get the 27. You can pick up some std. capacity magazines for the 23 and use them in the 27. Also, I fired both my 23 and 27 this morning. I just added Hogue grip condoms to both. MUCH easier to hold onto and shoot. Previously, I'd have to readjust my grip on my 27 after double-taps with full-power ammunition.


    ***Edit*** Sorry. I just re-read your post and saw that you could only buy one. If I were to ONLY EVER have one, and wanted ONLY a sub-compact, I'd say the 26 would be the way to go just for the extra round. But if I ever thought I'd get another, I'd go for a .40, .357 Sig, or 10mm and stick with one caliber for the magazine-interchangability. Sorry to further confuse.
     
  8. jim301

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    I have both the 26 and 27. Neither one is hard to shoot but the 27 does have more kick. Since there are good selfdefense ammo for both the 26 can use much cheaper ammo for practice. I find myself shooting the 26 about 75% of the time and the 27 25% of the time of the 2 glocks. The 26 is also more accurate than my 27 but at selfdefense distances there isn't much difference. If I had to get rid of one it would be the 27.
     
  9. insightAZ

    insightAZ Combat Mindset

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    I have both. The G27 is no problem to control. If you are timing yourself or shooting IDPA you will quickly see the G26 shoots faster (stays on target better).
    Take your pick. Quick folow-up shots or hard hitting first hits. That is the difference.
     
  11. CovertPenguins

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    I wouldn't recommend the side by side test for this. Of course the 9x19 is going to be easier to shoot. But the real issue is can you shoot the .40 accurately despite the snappiness.
    If this is going to be your only carry gun, you want to get the most bang for your buck. When your back is up against the wall, which would you rather have? The 9x19 or the .40?
    I've owned a 23 and a 17, but now I carry my 27 everyday. My other two guns were more forgiving, but I'm certainly able to use my G27 effectively.
     
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    I carry the 26 I love it.:cool:
     
  13. cadillacguns

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    I have both and shoot both equaly well, G-27 just "Feels" better to carry. My life is on the line. .40 makes me feel better.
     
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    My .02 worth....having owned both (at the same time) I cast my vote for the .40 for the simple reason that it is a bigger round. Yes, my shot-to-shot recovery was a hair quicker with the 9mm but the bullet weight vs velocity gives the edge to the .40 caliber (shot placement aside, of course). I put 600+ rounds of 180 gr FMJthru a 27 at the Tactical Defense Institute a couple years back and to be honest, it ate my mitts up like a cheese grater (even with the Pearce pinky extensions). If ammo cost is a factor (and it generally is for those who shoot a lot, me included), the edge definitely goes to the 26. They are both THE BEST choice for CCW IMHO, and you can't go wrong with either! ;)
     
  15. Guest

    Good advice, but as money is obviously an issue he would be better off with the 26/19 if he can afford to practice more. A 9x19 on target is alot more powerful than a .40 near the target. :)

    If I were Cybyte I would be looking at a 26, followed by a 23 if he needs a carry gun in .40.

    Keith
     
  16. CyByte

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    I've actually decided to go with the Glock 19 9mm instead of the G23 now.

    The ammo is cheaper on the 9mm and I can shoot twice as many rounds for 10 dollars less then in the .40.

    I will definately be getting the glock 26 based on what everyone has said :)

    I dont have my 19 yet and i've already decided on my next purhcase addictive little things arn't they ;)
     
  17. Guest

    I like the G26.
    I am a big fan of the 40cal, but the G26 is one sweet shooter.

    Best of luck!
     
  18. CIAHitman

    CIAHitman WalterGA fan

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    The G26 isn't THAT small and is very comfortable shooting at the range, especially if you use either the Pierce or Scherer grip extentions.
    If you use +P ammo in G26 it will be a good man/woman stopping round, and I wouldn't feel undergunned in the least.
     
  19. ColoradoPacker

    ColoradoPacker What's a Glock?

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    I went with a G27 as main CCW and a Kahr PM9 as BUG, since the PM9 reminds me of what a single stack G26 could have been - the 1/4" thinner grip on the PM9 feels a lot smaller.

    Also, thePM9 is 5oz lighter and 1/2" shorter which goes a long way to opening up places to hide the weapon on your person.

    Maybe we could get a new model, say a G25 single stack 16oz 9mm compact so I could give up the Kahr?
     
  20. insightAZ

    insightAZ Combat Mindset

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    Don't hold your breath.