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Glock 27 or 26? HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by BlindBoyJoe, May 2, 2003.

  1. BlindBoyJoe

    BlindBoyJoe

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    O.K. I know that this question has been kicked around before but I am going to ask it again. Which is better; the glock 26 or 27? Both fit my hand perfect. I am thinking of buying one but I want to know a little info about them first. Does the glock 27 have that much more recoil than the 26? Which is more accurate out of that short barrel? Has anyone had problems with either one of them? I am going to use this gun for camping and backpacking. I feel like I should go with the 27 because it has more punch but I want to know whet y’all think. Thanks for the help!!!!!!;b
     
  2. Deadmeat

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    you wont be able to tell the difference much in your 19 and the 26. I have the 23 and 27 and the 27 is really not that much differnt in kick. You have to hold on to it good, but shoots great! Even my wife likes to shoot it. 27 all the way!
     

  3. BusterDog

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    I just posted to a similar topic in the Sub Club forumn. Check there.

    I too have both the G26 and G27. I shot them side by side at the range last week (G27 is new) with all types of ammunition just to compare recoil and shootability. My assessment was that if I were blindfolded and handed one with mixed ammunition I probably would not be able to tell the difference. The sound made by the guns seemed more distinct than recoil. The 9mm having more of a "pop" quality and the .40 more of a "boom" quality.

    I say get the G27 for camping as you envision a defense situation. I shot MagTech 155 grain .40 caliber (advertised at 1,220 fps from a 4" barrel - probably 1,150 from G27) and it was no big deal for this casual shooter. I'll take my G26 camping as I am more concered with popping pinecones and rabbits at $0.10 each.
     
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    I also have both the 26 & 27. There is a slight difference in recoil, but there both managable. I preferred the 26, but after practicing with the 27 and finding a load that works good for me, I now prefer it over the 26. Get the 27, then you can get a 357SIG barrel for it, shoot some 357, then you'll think the 40 is a cap gun!
     
  5. MoonMan

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    This is not a decision you should trust only to the opinions of others.

    Go to a range that rents, and rent both models. See what you think. I did that for my first gun. I tried both the 26 and 27. I decided upon the 19 because the size difference is so small, but the recoil seemed to be less due to the mass (I guess).

    MoonMan
     
  6. Pred8tory

    Pred8tory Retired Copper Lifetime Member

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    You'll find you shoot the 26 a whole lot more. It's much cheaper to shoot and easier on you. I think it's the best shooting Glock there is.
     
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    Musicman7770 Junior member

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    I would get the 27,because of course......... .40's rule!! :)
     
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    I purchased a 357sig barrel for my Glock 27 to give me the option. I haven't changed back and probably won't for a while. I like the accuracy and have better down range accuracy . . . I think because of the flatter trajectory. Add a bigger recoil spring and a Hogue grip and it will be a dream.

    Good luck
     
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    I'd say get both. Eventually, you'll probably be using that 26 or 27 to back up one of its bigger brothers. Then you may as well have both.
     
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    FotoTomas Pure Polymer

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    I agree with this one too. Having owned both I was happier with the G26. The difference when I shot the side by side was small. The ammo cost was a deciding factor for me. I also had a NIB G27 that did not want to feed Remington Golden Saber. I have been very happy with my 9mm G26. It is the pistol I use for ALL of the classes I shoot at GSSF matches. :)
     
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    Just buy one of each.............;b
     
  12. wade farley

    wade farley Sonic 357 sig

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    :cool: Just get the G33 Then get a 40 barrel for it. You can always get a G26 down the road, but why would you want to? 40cal Ammo is dirt cheap anymore. Not much more than reg. 9mm Ammo, With the 357 you get the flatter trajectory,i.e. accuracy. Not to mention that the 357 sig feeds better than the compititon. Dependability, accuracy, what more could you want?!! The 357 sig, the round of the not to distant future.:cool:
     
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    I prefer the 9mm G-26 to the G-27 after having both. I did keep my G-23, which I consider to be a great all-around medium size powerful pistol.
     
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    I don't know about all that. I have a 27 and I regret buying it because the ammo costs almost as much as .45 ammo and there is so many better deals on 9mm ammo in bulk. Also .40 cal is not really great target ammo compared to 9mm. Yeah it might be better in self defense(not by much), but its just not all that fun to shoot like a 26 or a 19. I am getting rid of mine to get a 19c or a 19. Go try both out, you will see.
     
  15. Moondawg77

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    I have a 27 but I also have a 22 (both 40's) if you already have a 19 (your list below) they why not a the 26? And besides your 19 mags will work in the 26.
     
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    There are alot of good answers on here, but i agree with "MoonMan", as he said.. "Go rent both..." and see which one "YOU," like.

    What recoil is to one person, it may not be to another.
    The G27, IMHO, has 'no recoil effect' on 'me' at all.

    None of the Glock calibers, 'to me,' have any unpleasant recoil.

    Like a whole bunch of us on here, i reload, mostly for big magnums.
    Some of these are beginig to bother me a little, cause of the condition of the joints in my hands over the years from different 'punishments' they have had. But it still takes a whole bunch to hurt me. Everyone is different.

    But, again, as the man said... go try them out, and make your own decision. They are both good guns.. i would prefer the larger caliber myself... but you get what 'you' like. :)

    Good luck Hoss!


    CanyonMan
     
  17. Bob Wamsley

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    Purchase the 27--then buy a 9mm barrel and mag.--you have two guns in one. If the 27 is clean you will not have a problem switching from 40 to 9mm. Good Luck!!