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trainer44455
03-19-2012, 09:47
I sold my 1911's and now want a Glock. A friend owes me some $ for some patio work so he offered me one of his new Glocks in trade . A never fired G19 and a New G27. This would be for carry,house,lots of time in the woods camping overall everyday CCW. Like the capacity of the 19 Like the more powerful 40 round in the 27......really hard decision......

TX expat
03-19-2012, 09:51
Raise your rate and ask for both!

LOL. Tough choice. If it were me, I'd take the 19, but I quit carrying a .40 in favor of the 9mm, YMMV.

Bill Lumberg
03-19-2012, 09:53
I find a 23 (same size as a 19) easy to conceal. I'm issued a 27 as well, but rarely carry it, it's just too small for my hands. It really comes down to what feels good to you. Both are good guns. The 19 is only half an inch longer on both ends, not a drastic difference.

barth
03-19-2012, 09:57
I sold my 1911's and now want a Glock. A friend owes me some $ for some patio work so he offered me one of his new Glocks in trade . A never fired G19 and a New G27. This would be for carry,house,lots of time in the woods camping overall everyday CCW. Like the capacity of the 19 Like the more powerful 40 round in the 27......really hard decision......

I find the short grip of the 27 easier to carry.
But that's just me.

You can get a X-grip and G23 mags to increase capacity of the 40.
Hell for home defense throw a 22 round big stick in the boy.
Having a Glock means having options.
(One more thought - the G27 can run three calibers with barrel and mag changes.
The G19 is generally staying 9mm)

For time in the woods?
How about slipping a G33/G32 357 Sig barrel in that bad boy.

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cadillacguns
03-19-2012, 09:59
Take the 19, for your needs.

Gaucho
03-19-2012, 10:14
If you only could have 1, I would go with the 19 first.

arushus
03-19-2012, 10:19
What barth said...

Get the 27, and buy a 13 round glock 23 magazine and superglue an x-grip adapter to it. This is what I did, because I didnt like the way the x-grip had some play in it. A little superglue and now it is perfect for me! I really recommend going this route, the .40sw round is much better for critters in the woods, (if you were real serious about woods carry, you should trade it towards a G29!), and you can have a gun with the size and capacity of a 23 whenever you want it!

Firecop203
03-19-2012, 10:19
I'd take the 19.

fuzzy03cls
03-19-2012, 10:31
I like .40. But I didn't like the capacity of my G27. I'd go with the G19.

SC Tiger
03-19-2012, 10:49
Did you carry one of the 1911s you sold concealed? If so get the Glock closest to that size.

Rustin
03-19-2012, 11:23
GET THE 19! No doubt. You could always find used 27/26's. Glock 19's usually don't get sold once they've been owned.

Fastfordsrus
03-19-2012, 11:48
9mm is way cheaper and if a rumor I heard is true there will be no .40 around for quite some time. Get the 19.

40 S+W
03-19-2012, 12:11
Ever since reading about the 1 shot kill on the black bear out in Ohio I'm partial to the 40 !!!! I know some will say Lucky Shot but it did its job!!!! I would take the G27.......

jw38
03-19-2012, 15:11
I have the 27 and 19. Had I bought the 19 first, I would never have bought the 27. That said, I shoot the 19 several hundred rounds each week - never a problem, never a pain. I can not do the same thing with my 27. I'd vote for the 19 and extra ammo and magazines.

abq87120
03-19-2012, 15:22
You can get mag finger extensions for the G27 to bring it's grip up to the size of the G19. And increase capacity. You can also buy two barrels from LWD for about $110 each that you will like a lot. 40-9 and 357 Sig. Both are stainless and drop-in. My G23 has both and shoots well with on other mods. I do use 9mm mags for the 40-9 barrel. Something to consider. I'm not sure you can go up in caliber with the G19. Can someone chime in here? I would not carry with the LWD barrels. They are reliable but if you are in a shooting situation, you don't want to go into the civil suit with mods to your gun.

DogRanger
03-19-2012, 15:26
Just take the 19.........

TSAX
03-19-2012, 15:29
If you have shot both guns and still are torn, for CCW what is better for your body type to conceal. Is the Glock 19 perfect size or does it show a little, then ask yourself what is more important the power or capacity, 9+1 rounds (unless you get extensions) for the .40 (with extension it could be 13+1 to match the size of the G23/G19) or 15+1 for the 9mm.

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poodleplumber
03-19-2012, 15:39
A lot would depend on how well you shoot .40 and whether you mind the amount and character of the recoil. Some like it, some don't. You don't want to be saddled with a pistol that you don't enjoy shooting.

kamonjj
03-19-2012, 15:42
Coming from someone who has owned lots of glocks. I'd say that its a toss up. You definitely have to try both. If you are happy with the baby glocks, options are there. They accept larger mags, caliber conversions (except 26), conceal ability.

The 19 is a good pistol. Not too small, not too big. I personally carry a 26 everyday (ish). The 19 was just a bit too big unless I dressed to carry it. The 27 is a good compromise with a lot of options. Drop in barrels allow you to shoot 357sig, and 9mm. Plus I dont find the 27 too uncontrollable compared to the 23.

I'd say shoot them both and see what you might like better. Pros and cons to each. I love the 26. I want to get another 33 but I'm leaning toward a 27.

DuramaxOn40s
03-19-2012, 15:50
9mm is way cheaper and if a rumor I heard is true there will be no .40 around for quite some time. Get the 19.
What did you hear?

To the original post..... Ask to shoot each first, and get whatever feels more comfortable for you. Looks like everyone that chimed in here is about 50/50 on the two. My vote would be the .40 just because you can swap the caliber pretty easily with a conversion barrel, like stated above...

Fastfordsrus
03-19-2012, 15:58
What did you hear?

To the original post..... Ask to shoot each first, and get whatever feels more comfortable for you. Looks like everyone that chimed in here is about 50/50 on the two. My vote would be the .40 just because you can swap the caliber pretty easily with a conversion barrel, like stated above...


Google "Homeland Defense orders 450 Million rounds of .40"

Rustin
03-19-2012, 16:01
Ever since reading about the 1 shot kill on the black bear out in Ohio I'm partial to the 40 !!!! I know some will say Lucky Shot but it did its job!!!! I would take the G27.......


I'm sure that has happened with a .22 also. Jeez, you act like it's a death ray because one bear got killed with a .40. Do some research and you'll find all (service) pistol calibers suck equally at stopping bipeds and quadropeds.

vmann
03-19-2012, 16:02
if your going to use it for a ccw, i would get the 27....after using my 27 for almost 2 years as my ccw, i tried to carry my 23 the other day just for the heck of it, and i couldnt believe how much larger it really is....

Lindenwood
03-19-2012, 16:17
Sucks you cant get a 26! I love mine.

I don't drink the 40 koolaid, but the subcompacts really are significantly smaller. Getting the 27 might be the best option because if you dont like the recoil you can always swap down to 9mm pretty easily. On the other hand, if you can carry the 19-sized guns (which isnt that hard--I only went with my 26 to carry under a t-shirt while hunched over on a bicycle), then the factory capacity and rail are nice additions. I'd love the option to put a light on my 26 for HD.

The ability to change calibers does absolutely nothing for me, though.

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HKLovingIT
03-19-2012, 16:34
I like the baby Glocks. I would vote for the 27 and add a G23 mag with a grip sleeve if you want a bigger grip or carry with the factory extended mag. Still leaves you the option of the 9 round flat bottom mag and gets you the .40 caliber you desire. Plus as others have said you can get a conversion barrel to shoot other stuff. Only real negative was if you wanted to attach a light to it but there's always duck tape and crazy glue. :whistling:

Wade-19
03-19-2012, 19:38
Sold my 26. I now have two 19s

VELO
03-20-2012, 10:56
Based on the use you described (EDC) I'd vote for the 27.

I have a 26 and a 19. The 26 is my go to gun for EDC. I will add, however, that I shot the 27 and the 26 together when I made my original purchase and found I shot the 26 better. The recoil on the 27 *is* different from the 9mm.

There are many here who carry the compacts every day without trouble. Like another poster stated, If you carried the 1911s you'll have no trouble with the 19. I carry AIWB most times so the shorter barrel on the subs make that a bit easier.

RYNOCG201
03-20-2012, 11:02
19 compact size is more versatile. 9mm doesn't give up much to .40 anymore.


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DuramaxOn40s
03-20-2012, 12:00
Can't go wrong either way is the bottom line.... Just whatever fits your needs better, and is more comfortable to you. If $$$ permits, I will end up buying a G19 to go along with my G23 just because.. Even though I see a conversion barrel in my near future.