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Subcompact Glock Recoil Comparison

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jwizzl497, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. jwizzl497

    jwizzl497

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    I am looking to hear form people who have had first hand experience shooting 40sw, 357sig, and 9mm (+p or +P+) in the Subcompact glock frame and how the recoil between these compare.

    I would like to get a feeling for how the recoil and followup shots compare between these calibers.I don't have the ability to test these myself that's why I would like to hear from people who have. I think there is a consensus that the 40 is snappy but I seem to find confilicting information regarding this Sig. Also, I specifically asked about 9mm in +P or +p+ becuase people always compare balistics of 9mm in the + rounds but I never hear to much about the recoil of the 9mm + rounds and how they compare to the 40 and 357.

    It seems like a different argument to settle faster --- quicker followup shots vs a more powerful caliber. One hand I agree with those who prefer the quicker more accurate followup shots and on the hand the argument of a more potent caliber makes sense as well. I am also not interested in conversion because I know that will come up and for carry purposes noone wants to carry a conversion barrel for potential reliability issues.

    Which would you prefer to carry from an Recoil vs Power perspective (removing all other considerations like ammo cost, availability, capacity, etc)
     
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  2. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    I think the G-27 kicks too much. I had a .357Sig golddot setback on me in my P229. I like the round, but I'd go with a G-26 9mm. Training ammo is cheap, and you can get heavy 147gr RangerT or 124+P Golddots to suit your needs.
     
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    I can shoot all of them about the same in terms of follow up shots, but I am more accurate with the .357 SIG. cartridge.

    Having said that, .357 is the snappiest, .40, than 9mm IMHO. All evenly controllable with proper practice.

    I don't think there is a HUGE difference when it comes to quicker follow up shots when comparing the above three calibers in the Glock subcompact category....assuming you know how to properly shoot the subcompacts.

    DH
     
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    I carry a G27(sub .40) with a G33 (.357 Sig) barrel everyday. I love the .357 Sig round.
     
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    I had a 33 for a short time. It's a snappy little basterd. I sold it and replaced it with a 26. My only need for a sub-compact Glock is to shoot sub-compact GSSF.
     
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    I have all 3 listed above and I prefer the G27 to carry. Like DrtyHarry said, the recoil on the G26 is almost nonexistant. The G27 is next and the G33 is the worst IMO. With all that being said the G30SF recoil is in between the G26 & G27. It's closer to the G26 then the G27.
     
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    FWIW, I can't tell a difference between Speer Gold Dot 124gr and 124gr +P in my G26.
     
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    I agree with this assessment, I would rather shoot 40 caliber 155 grain Gold Dots than 357 Sig. I like my 1999 DHR prefix G26 better than any other Glock.
     
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    Totally agree with the G30/G26 observation TRX! I can shoot both the 26 and 30 almost equally well but for true all-day concealment comfort, the nod goes to the 26.
     
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    I rented a Glock 27 (.40) and Glock 26 (9mm) and shot them side by side. I was shocked by how snappy the 27 was, especially since I shoot s G23 (.40) pretty well. (At least in my mind!)

    After shooting the G27, I was almost afraid to try the G26. But I was shocked by how much more manageble the G26 was! I know some people are quite good with the G27. I'm just not one of them.
     
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    I'm amazed at the number of folks that think the G 27 is too snappy and hard to control. To me the recoil on my 27 is not as bad as my 22. It may be due to the dual recoil spring in the 27.

    As you can see in the photo's, my XD .45 Compact, G 22 and 27 are all very close in accuracy at 21 feet.

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