help me pick a subcompact.

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  1. Trey83

    Trey83

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    I am looking to get a new Glock subcompact in a few weeks. So here is my situation. I currently have two guns that I carry a Sig P239 and a Ruger LCP. I find myself taking the LCP a little too often because of its size so I am looking to get something a little smaller than the Sig that still has decent firepower. I am considering the G26, G27, or G39.

    The things I like about the G26 are A) It shares the same caliber as my 239 so that helps the ammo inventory. B) It holds 2 more rounds than the 239 in a smaller and easier to carry package. C) It is the caliber that I have the most trigger time with.

    The G27 offers more stoping power per round than the G26 while only losing one round capacity. It would require one more caliber that I would have to keep on hand. I have no personal experience with .40 S&W but I'm confident I would be comfortable with it after a few range sessions. It seems like the .40 S&W is a great defensive round with cost not too far off from what I spend on 9mm. This is also the easiest ammo to find near me.

    I have a G37, so while I am not a fan of the G39 capacity I could easily carry a 37 mag as a backup. I am most comfortable with the stopping power the .45 when compared to my other options. The 39 does have a slightly thicker side but I honestly don't think it's a significant enough difference to rule it out. The worst downfall with the 39 is that with the cost of GAP ammo I won't be able to practice with it as often until I start reloading.

    So based I on my circumstance what would you buy. Either way I am starting to find out how addictive Glocks can be :supergrin:
     
  2. CharlestonG26

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    I own a P239, G26, and G27...I carry the G26 most often.
     

  3. pilot5131

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    Well for simplicity sake I'd go with the G26. (actually I'm going to; I already have a G19 and I'm planning on picking up a G26 in the near future also with the idea of staying in one caliber) And from everything I've seen and read you won't be disappointed with it.
     
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    I have the 26 and 19 and I love them both (well, I'll know for sure about the 19 after this weekend). You won't be disappointed with the 26 - it's probably the best carry semi-auto you can get (imho).
     
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    G26 will be perfect for you!
     
  6. Trey83

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    I appreciate all of the quick responses. Keep them coming.

    Just curious, why do you carry the 26 over the 27 when they are the exact same size?
     
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    i have a g26 and love it. i stayed with 9mm because my other guns are in the same caliber and like you, i have the most trigger time with that caliber. i plan on picking up a g19 so i have a "system". Plus 9mm ammo is easy to find. I think you already know what you are going to get. Get the g26 and you will be happy!
     
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    Lighter bullets? :dunno:
     
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    i like the 27 but in your case the 26 would be the better choice with what you already have.
    one thing about the 27 if you could not find 9mm in these shakey times you would have a .40. also with the 27 you can get conversion barrels for other caliber options.
     
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    Glocks are addictive!!! I own and shoot the G34 and G21 in IDPA, carry a G19 and purchased the G26 last week. I'm now carrying the G26 since the weather is getting warmer and clothes getting lighter. I shot the G26 last weekend for the first time. Absolutely love it!! I'm really a huge believer in carrying the same type firearm you shoot the most. Also, the magazines for the G34, G17, G19 all work in the G26. So, you can carry the gun with its factory 10 round and carry either the 17 round or the 15 round mag for your reload.
     
  12. drew4691

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    Check out a Kahr PM9. 9mm with 6+1 and 7 rd magazines. Great sights for a little gun. Pocket carry is nice. I love mine.
     
  13. DannyR

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    Son, there is not a soul on this board that can tell you what is right for you. I can tell you that after owning a G26 for 12 years, I sold it and now carry a G39 when my G37 or G38 won't due.
     
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    Have you considered the 33?
     
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    Although I think a lot of the "excessive recoil" reports for the G27 are exaggerated...my range scores are better with the G26. In fact, I shoot the G26 as well as my G19. Personally, I like to carry a gun that I shoot well...and right now...I shoot the G26 better than the G27.

    FWIW...I also don't trust the reliability of the G27 9mm conversions for SD carry.
     
  16. DeltaNu1142

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    I've had both the 26 and 27 and have loved both. I don't have a need for more than one EDC. I switched to the 27 and then purchased a LWD conversion barrel for 9mm range practice. I drank the .40-cal Kool-Aid & wanted more power! However, I'd agree that 9mm is "sufficient" for SD and that, above all else, you should get what you can shoot precisely and accurately.
     
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    Last year, I bought a G27 and a G23 because of better ammo availability.
     
  18. glock2740

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    Sounds like you need a G26.
     
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    Simple choice, the 27. It was a no brainer for me when I first got mine 5 years back.

    Just in case you decide to shoot anything other than .40S&W, like .357SIG for simple fun, or 9mm for cheaper target practice. You don't have this option with the 26....you have to stick with 9mm. Where as the 27 gives you a wide variety of rounds to select from (granted you have the proper drop in barrels and mags). Good luck!

    DH
     
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    Great advice.

    Personally, from your list my preference would be the G27, but it's only MY preference. Shoot them all, take your time deciding, and safe shooting! :wavey: