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Glock 27 Love

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by hickok45, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. hickok45

    hickok45 Millennium Member

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    Since we seem to want somenew threads, I'll jump in with some preaching to the choir on the wonderful Glock 27!

    For some reason I traded my first Glock 27 off back in the 90's. Got into IDPA and GSSF pretty heavily, and I wanted a flush magazine that actually holds it's advertised round count without using a hammer. A full 10 rounds was nice in my G26.

    Since falling away from competition pretty much, I've returned to the G27, which is supposed to hold 9 in a flush magazine. I load 8 for easier all around function. Not a big deal.

    Anyway, the Glock 27 is just about the the ideal package for a defensive handgun: ease of concealability, powerful round, plenty of firepower, and extreme reliability. Other qualities are the unbelievable accuracy of such a small gun, with the capability of using 13 or 15 round magazines for backup if desired.

    And unlike a J-frame Smith, which I own and highly respect, the G27 can double as an actual "combat" handgun. So, so easy to shoot accurately out to very serious distances. Oh, and did I mention the best part: it's a Glock.

    I'll include a pic of my favorite Glock and favorite carry gun. Sorry, it's not my favorite gun, however, because big Smiths and Colt SAA's are my favorite to haul out to the range and play with. That ugly little G27, though, is the one I bank my life on.
     
  2. Glock Swabbie

    Glock Swabbie Gun Tradin' Foo

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    wow I have never seen a glock with .40 SW on the side. On mine it just says .40

    did you add the SW?
     

  3. hickok45

    hickok45 Millennium Member

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    No, I would not be motivated to engrave a Glock slide. All the early models had the S&W on them. Glock got around it somehow later; don't think they liked the idea of putting "Smith & Wesson" on their Glocks!
     
  4. Glockerstein

    Glockerstein Mabuhay Shalom!

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    Nice comments. I'm planning on getting the 27 model pretty soon to add with it's big brother: G35.
     
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    Morris CLM

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    All of our department issued G22s & 23s from 96-97 have the ".40 SW" stamp.
     
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    The early ones had that.
     
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    10mm4ever 10mm Pusher

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    I believe Glock dropped the "S&W" about 10 years ago. To me the G23 is the pinnacle of compacts. If, however I couldnt "dress around it", the G27 would definately be added to the family.
     
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    I just picked up my G27 a few months ago, and love it. It is my off duty carry piece, and is a nice addition.
     
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    rhans405 In God I Trust CLM

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    <--- Occasionally carries the G27 in this high noon holster (very stiff leather ... took a lot of break in).

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    10mm4ever 10mm Pusher

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    Nice carry rigs! You gotta love the baby .40's(and the G29)!
     
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    The 27 is a great CCW pistol! Very easy to carry.

    I really like the "40 S&W" pics! I never knew 40's had "S&W" engraved on them. Very cool!
     
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    I'm going the other direction. I recently acquired a 27 and as soon as I can swing it, I'm going to get a 35.
     
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    10mm4ever 10mm Pusher

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    I'm really happy with the G23 and 24 as far as the .40 goes. Having a compact(or sub compact) and a longslide in the same caliber really "covers all the bases".
     
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    Yeah, I bet a 24 would be cool. The only thing that would keep me from getting one of those is "the box". :)
     
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    I would really like to shoot a 24...one of thes days I'll have to rent one.

    Is the longer sight radius dramatically different than say a 22?
     
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    It is about an inch and a half longer (1.53)
     
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    10mm4ever 10mm Pusher

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    I've never fired a G22, so I cant honestly tell you. The longslides seem to take the "snappiness" out, have a longer sight radius and add a bit more weight to the muzzle. The G23 and G24 behave completely different but I love them both and will never trade/sell them.
     
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    10mm4ever 10mm Pusher

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    Also wanted to add that my G24 was never "stock", it was built one component at a time and has a J-point reflex sight, so I cant honestly compare the difference in sight radius.
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    I guess what I meant to ask was, all things equal, are the long barreled models more accurate?

    I assumed that's why GSSF has it in the Competitor group...because it's more accurate with the longer sight radius, giving it an advantage over the other models (17,22,19,23, etc...)