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Why the G27?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by truetopath, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. truetopath

    truetopath

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    I carry my Glock 27 everyday and have no doubt that if needed for self defense this gun will function flawlessly. IMO it's simple to shoot and be proficient with with a little practice. I wouldn't want anything else on my hip in the time of need. So, for all of you who carry a G27 and trust your life with it, what are your reasons? I'm not looking to start a my gun is better than your gun debate, just looking for like minded GT ers who have complete faith in the G27.
     
  2. barth

    barth six barrels

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    With 20+ years of carry experience using 7+ handguns of
    various makers, calibers, sizes, shapes and actions;
    my favorite EDC is the Glock G27.

    For me, the G27 is the perfect size, weight and capacity.
    Being able to run triple calibers & larger frame extended mags is just icing on the cake.

    But everybody already knows how a feel about my favorite girl.
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  3. rich e

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    For civillian conceiled carry but it is a handfull for some..I've been shooting handguns for over two decades and have been gravitating towards smaller/lighter....
    My Glock 20 was sweet but it morphed into a Glock 29SF..
    My spare G19 will be another G27 shortly..
    The Kahr CM9/PM9s are looking better and better every day..
     
  4. barth

    barth six barrels

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    The sweetness for newbies would be a G27 with a 40-9mm barrel.
    Then after getting more experience,
    If they want more power, just drop the 40 back in.

    I have a Kahr MK40 Elite that I use as backup to the G27.
    It's a great gun. But the low capacity bugs (5+1).
    If I get in a fire fight, having a 10 round gun,
    with twin 15 round re-loads, seems like a real advantage.
     
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  5. Tacoma12

    Tacoma12 The Dude Abides

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    I like it becuase I can stick it in my pocket in a pocket holster and walk around all day. Easy to conceal and powerful .40 round.
     
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    I've carried a handgun almost every day for over 30 years. . . .The G27 is my current carry (duty) weapon and is loaded with Federal HST 165 gr. JHP--I can't think of a better combination for self-defense. It's light, concealable, reliable and easy to use under stress. Other Glock models will accomplish the same thing, but I really like the .40 cal for my situation.
     
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    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Could have bet money you'd be the first on here :supergrin:, the G27 is an excellent choice. I like all the Glock subcompacts. It conceals really well, it has many easy/simple/not overly complicated ways to custom, add stuff, change out. I have the G26 to go with all my Glock 9mm's but if I had mainly 40 S&W guns the G27 would have to be on that list.








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  8. Delmonte67

    Delmonte67 Glock 40 cal.

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    Have owned a lot of handguns over the years, just cant get over how great the G27 is! Switch out the barrel to a 9mm or 357 in seconds, 3 guns in one. Small and very easy to conceal~ even with shorts. Accuracy and reliability is bar none. I have total confidence in knock down power carrying .40 Cal. especially with JHP ammo. This will always be my CCW!

    Sent from my SGH-T989
     
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  9. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    I carry my G27 EXO with 180gr winchester ranger t's in a remora holster, and I feel completely comfortable with this combination. Drawing and getting on target is smooth and easy.
     
  10. kmac76

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    Ditto, ditto, and more ditto...

    Size + capacity + flexibility + dependability + accuracy = g27 ( i am sure that that list could go on, but I want this post to keep going

    Shoot straight & stay safe
     
  11. truetopath

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    Good to hear all the positive responses, and I'm glad i'm not the only G27 fanboy :supergrin:

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  12. MNBud

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    I'm currently carrying a 27 but I think that may change when the XDs hits the market.No, I'm not concerned about it having only 6 rounds.
     
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    I switched from a 26 to 27 after a lot of though. It's only 1 less round, and I think the .40 is a great round so it was a no brainer for me. Lightweight, reliable, good capacity, and large caliber.
     
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    I want a 27 but waiting for the XD 45acp also!
     
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    Pretty much covers it all....


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  16. samarai

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    I echo your sentiments regarding the g27 wholeheartedly. As a 34 year law enforcement officer who recently retired, I bought one as soon as they came on the market. At first I thought that it'd make a great companion to the g23 that I was carrying on the cop job at the time, both as a back up gun and then as an off-duty weapon. Well, to tell you the truth the 27 was more accurate than the 23 at the range! After that, the 23 got relegated to second string status and I started to carry the g27 almost exclusively. Now that I'm no longer "on the job" so to speak, my g27 has been my constant companion and every day carry gun. I find it so versatile, I can carry it anywhere. I've got an ankle holster, pocket holster and a normal strong-side holster (Glock combat) that I rotate between. I so admire this gun that I'm already thinking about upgrading to the gen 4 model 27. For those of you out there that can control the recoil, its really an almost perfect carry gun.
     
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    I rely on my G-27 or G-23 and find myself in the warmer months carrying the G-27, with the G-23 in cooler times, and or if I am going into a more dangerous zone.

    I carry a 15 rd spare mag off side either pistol for reload.