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Time for a Baby Glock...27 or 33?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by uhlawpup, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    I'm ready for a baby Glock. My 30 just doesn't work for me IWB.

    I'm thinking either 27 or 33. How do the two calibers compare in this platform?

    Thanks. I trust your collective wisdom.
     
  2. C.Smith

    C.Smith Millennium Member

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    Get the Glock 27. Then get a 357 barrel conversion and you have both pistols on the cheap. Both use the same mags.

    Corey
     

  3. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    +1....
     
  4. StewRacing

    StewRacing

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    I am having the same debate right now with myself. My heart seems to say, get the 33. It would give me a CCW gun and a good gun for hiking and possibly popping a coyote if one runs by. The 27 is more practical if you like to shoot a lot. Better prices on ammo at Walmart.
     
  5. cat118

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    There are essentially the same gun if you buy the other barrel for $150 +/-. I would recommend buying extra magazines - only to be sure you can easily match the cartiridge to the barrel! That mistake would be a real drag.

    My research indicated G33 for me as I got it primarily for woods carry. Much to my surprise, I shoot the 357 SIG much better than the .40 S&W. I did not expect that. I was so impressed that I also bought a G32 barrel too so I could achieve the 4-inch, 1450 FPS textbook .357 Mag performance. YMMV.
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    You can't go wrong with either, but you'll find ammo for the .40 easier and cheaper.
     
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    I bought a G27 for the same exact reason. I carry the G27 IWB and the G30 OWB.
     
  8. PBRLite

    PBRLite

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    Either one is a good choice.
     
  9. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    27 is the way to go!
     
  10. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    .40S&W is more available.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Just1More

    Just1More

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    Is the 357 conversion barrel silver colored?
     
  12. tinman517

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    Ditto! . . . The G27 is my baby Glock favorite. With both my G23 & G27, I have LWD conversion barrels. Needless to say, my G23 40-9 conversion set-up does not replace my G19. However, it's nice to have all of the options in hand.
     
  13. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    I love the 26, so I would recommend the 27 out of these two choices.
     
  14. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    27/ I don't care for .357 Sig and .40 S&W is my favorite self-defense cartridge.
     
  15. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Having owned and shot competitively with both (as a backup gun), I prefer .40S&W over .357Sig, and the 27 over the 33. There's just no real world benefit to justify the extra ammo cost for the 33. You won't be able to tell a difference between the two on your belt, and there's not much difference when you're shooting them. Sounds different, that's about it.
     
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    Get the 33 and you won't want to go 40. :tongueout:
    Just kidding. I've had both and sold my 40's when I got into the 357
    SIG caliber. Love the way it slaps steel plates down like a 45acp.
    Anyway, both are great calibers and you can interchange the bbls
    and switch calibers.
    Bet you'll be pleased either way,
    Dano
     
  18. BurkGlocker

    BurkGlocker Texas Redneck

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    I bought the 27 for primary carry, and having looked at the availability of the two cartridges, I would definately choose the .40 cal. I have thought about buying a conversion barrel, but if I was to do something like that I would buy it for the G22 instead of the 27. I had a 31 about ten years ago and loved it jsut as much as my 22, but ammo for it was so damned expensive. I know that it has went down in price since then (or the other ammos jsut caught up) but trying to find it around here is difficult.
     
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    I'm voting for the 27.. ammo.
     
  20. Ryobi

    Ryobi SummertimeRules

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    27. I've shot a buttload of steel and paper with both. Nothing to support the extra cost of the hot 9mm round (33).