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Silas32
05-21-2012, 18:30
I'm new to GT, and thought this would be a great place to ask this question; should I buy a G26 or G27?

I own several weapons, but my Gen 3 G23 is my first glock. I bought it over a year ago and love it. I want a sub-compact but can't decide if I should buy a matching caliber (27) or get the G26 for lesser recoil.

In the last month I made some mods to my 23 (crayon, extended mag release). I'm diggin the changes, just wanted to share em.

Butch
05-21-2012, 18:34
G26 is my preference.

Welcome!

Rambosky
05-21-2012, 18:36
Please don't use recoil as an excuse not to buy a 27. If you can shoot a 23 you can shoot a 27.

steve581581
05-21-2012, 18:37
G33. Much better round and With a barrel can be converted to a 40. Plus the 23 mags can be used in it for more capacity if needed/wanted. The only difference in the g33 and g27 is the barrel with the .357 being a superior round.

James Dean
05-21-2012, 18:38
Hard choice being you already own a G23. You can use your mags from your G23 in a G27 and you just have to buy .40 and not 9MM too.

Truckee
05-21-2012, 18:40
I own both. .40 is my duty round, the 27 rides everywhere as backup.

You pretty much answered your own question if you already run a 23 IMO.

Also, probably not a consideration for you...but, a 27 can become a 26 with an ejector, magazine and barrel change. The 26 cannot become a 27.

barth
05-21-2012, 19:27
Since you already have a G23, then a G27 seems like a no-brainer.
Share mags, share ammo.

You can always get a G27 40-9mm barrel and G26 mag
if you want to shoot cheaper low recoil 9mm.

hsprincipal
05-21-2012, 19:31
Since you already have a G23, then a G27 seems like a no-brainer.
Share mags, share ammo.

You can always get a G27 40-9mm barrel and G26 mag
if you want to shoot cheaper low recoil 9mm.

I have both, but agree the G27 if you already have the 23. Recoil is not that bad.

shockglock
05-21-2012, 19:36
My choice was the gen4 26 to go with my 19. I would say go 27 to match with your 23 mags, you need to shoot a 27 to make sure you like it. I've came across a few who had a 23 and didn't like the 27.

steve581581
05-21-2012, 19:38
Please don't use recoil as an excuse not to buy a 27. If you can shoot a 23 you can shoot a 27.

IMO the 27 has less recoil than the 23.

hearsedriver
05-21-2012, 19:43
I just bought a Gen 4 26 becasue I love 9mm but, if I had it to over, I would have bought the 27 and converted it to 9mm. Basically would have 2 guns in 1. I have no regrets though. I absolutely love my 26.

G26S239
05-21-2012, 19:45
I prefer the 26. For a small 40 I like the P2000sk much better than the 27.

joeshdog
05-21-2012, 19:48
I have both g23 and g27. The 27 is a sweet shooter and I use the standard mag. Although when carrying the 27 I have 23 mags for backup. You will be very happy with the 23's little brother. And with the double spring it kicks no more than the 23.

moishlashen
05-21-2012, 19:49
Probably G27-or G33 then convert to the other and to a 9mm with barrels and 9mm mags. Either are awesome weapons as there is nothing out there quite like a baby Glock.

Teecher45
05-21-2012, 19:49
Since you already have a G23, then a G27 seems like a no-brainer.
Share mags, share ammo.
Yep. +1

arushus
05-21-2012, 19:58
Since you already have a G23, then a G27 seems like a no-brainer.
Share mags, share ammo.

You can always get a G27 40-9mm barrel and G26 mag
if you want to shoot cheaper low recoil 9mm.

G27 definitely!

RonS
05-21-2012, 20:02
I bought the G26, but I sold my G22 years ago and only had a box and a half of ammo left anyway so that wasn't an issue for me. If you like the 23 you will probably like the 27 but you might go rent both and see how you like them. To me the G26 is a *****cat to shoot, which is why I bought it. Also for the ammo cost.

2740dmx
05-21-2012, 20:04
G27!
Especially with your existing G23...

One caliber, shared magazines, etc...

Either one works well, though...

Rustin
05-21-2012, 20:18
Trade that 23 in for a 19 and get the 26!

reade
05-21-2012, 20:28
I own a 27 and recently bought a Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrel and a couple of 9mm mags. You get both that way.

larson1122
05-21-2012, 20:37
Trade that 23 in for a 19 and get the 26!

This.

barth
05-21-2012, 20:41
I forgot to mention.
If you get the G27 to match your G23.
And decide you want to add a 40-9mm barrel and 9mm mag to the mix?

A single G23 40-9mm barrel and G19 mag will work great
in both G23 and G27 guns.

I'm just saying...
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo19/56/1d/8af04c72d96d__1335910560000.jpeg

"Cold Dead Hands" !
05-21-2012, 20:43
G33 .357 Sig bullet has the most stopping power.
More than the .45, if that's what you need.
If you get the G27, you can immediately shoot the .cheaper 40 ammo.
Then get the .357 Sig & 9mm barrels later.

Clusterfrack
05-21-2012, 20:45
I prefer the 26. I'm carrying it now, in fact.

ronin.45
05-21-2012, 20:48
I'd pick the 26 any day, but I also wouldn't have a 23 in the first place.

You obviously like the .40 so a 27 would make sense for you.

TSAX
05-21-2012, 21:03
Since you already have a G23, then a G27 seems like a no-brainer.
Share mags, share ammo.

You can always get a G27 40-9mm barrel and G26 mag
if you want to shoot cheaper low recoil 9mm.

I forgot to mention.
If you get the G27 to match your G23.
And decide you want to add a 40-9mm barrel and 9mm mag to the mix?

A single G23 40-9mm barrel and G19 mag will work great
in both G23 and G27 guns.

I'm just saying...
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo19/56/1d/8af04c72d96d__1335910560000.jpeg

:agree: I was gonna ask where the pics were after your first post
:supergrin:

Get the G27 and a 9mm barrel and mag. You will be one happy newbie, 2 guns in one plus if you wanted down the road to get a G33 or try the .357 Sig out you can just buy a 100ish dollar barrel and have 3 guns in one and save a lot of money.





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glock2740
05-21-2012, 21:06
I own both. .40 is my duty round, the 27 rides everywhere as backup.

You pretty much answered your own question if you already run a 23 IMO.

Also, probably not a consideration for you...but, a 27 can become a 26 with an ejector, magazine and barrel change. The 26 cannot become a 27.

Since you already have a G23, then a G27 seems like a no-brainer.
Share mags, share ammo.

You can always get a G27 40-9mm barrel and G26 mag
if you want to shoot cheaper low recoil 9mm.
Good answers. Although, if you get the chance, buy both. :cool:

J.Kill
05-21-2012, 21:17
I have a 19 and a 27... If I could do it all over again I would have gotten the 26.

Silas32
05-21-2012, 22:07
Thanks for all the great ideas, guys!

I think I will get the 27, and then buy a 40-9 conversion barrel for s**** n giggles.

janice6
05-21-2012, 22:09
I forgot to mention.
If you get the G27 to match your G23.
And decide you want to add a 40-9mm barrel and 9mm mag to the mix?

A single G23 40-9mm barrel and G19 mag will work great
in both G23 and G27 guns.

I'm just saying...
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo19/56/1d/8af04c72d96d__1335910560000.jpeg



I do this too. Plus a .357 Sig barrel.

WarEagle32
05-22-2012, 00:36
Trade that 23 in for a 19 and get the 26!

amen and amen this is what I would do. I use to have all 40's and now I have mostly 9's and couldn't be happier. I had a 27 for several years and really didn't realize just how snappy the recoil of the Glock 40's were until I went to nines and I have never looked back nor will I. In this case get the 26 for sure ancd shoot a 19 right next to you 23 and realize the ballistic effectiveness is pretty much the same but the recoil on the 40's are much snappier!

nugentjeep45
05-22-2012, 00:53
^^^ I like snappy! Gen4 G27's for me!!

cadillacguns
05-22-2012, 04:03
G-27, just do it, thank me later.

diamondd2
05-22-2012, 05:41
Glock 21 Gen4
Glock 23 Gen4
Glock 26 Gen4

This is how i did it. I went down in caliber as I went down in gun size. Also, because of the size/weight difference the 23 and 26 feel the same in the recoil department.

I don't care for conversion barrels, i shoot it as is, so it was not a factor. Magazine interchangeability is not a factor for me either, since i don't think i will ever be in the middle of a gun fight with 2 pistols on me.

truetopath
05-22-2012, 11:11
I carry a 27 and love it. If you can shoot the 23 reliably, then the 27 seems the route to go. I like the .40 and the recoil really isn't bad at all.

phi1281
05-22-2012, 11:20
I own a 27 and recently bought a Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrel and a couple of 9mm mags. You get both that way.

This is definitely the way to go. Best of both worlds. Practice with the cheap ammo and use the .40 cal when it counts.

tango44
05-22-2012, 11:25
g26 is my preference.

Welcome!


+10000!!!!

DonGlock26
05-22-2012, 12:06
G-26- less recoil, more ammo, cheaper practice.

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flysubcompact
05-22-2012, 12:16
I have the G23 and G27. Bought the LW 40-9 coversion barrel and used 9mm mags. Bought the longer barrel for the 23. It runs fine in both guns.

Ejection is more enemic/erratic when the guns are in 9mm mode, but this has never caused a jam. Could not be happier with this set up. The LW barrel basically gives me 4 guns at the practice range. Another .357 barrel and I'll have 6 guns (for the price of 2.5 guns). :embarassed:

Another plus is that Glock does not reccomend lead bullets in stock barrels. The LW barrels have the proper rifling for lead, so if you eventually get into reloading/casting your range fodder you are good to go.

DaBurna
05-22-2012, 12:21
Take it from someone who owns both....they are both great!! It's one of the harder decisions to make. Honestly if you can only own one of probably say the G27 unless you're not gonna run it stock as a .40 full time. The G26 with a Glock OEM baseplate make it 12+1 in 9mm vs. 10+1 in .40 cal....not much difference, but a little more shootability and capacity makes me reach for my G26 a little more often than my G27. Nevertheless, of you're shooting a .40cal religiously thru your G23 right now... U might be a little better served with getting the G27 right now....besides, u're gonnna end up w/ both anyways!

Silas32
05-22-2012, 12:22
G-26- less recoil, more ammo, cheaper practice.

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This has been the simplest explanation so far.. I shoot my 23 pretty well, and am not bothered by recoil. I think have 10 rounds of 9mm would be better than 9 rounds of .40. (flush mags) You can't really argue the cost of ammo too...


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JrFreak
05-22-2012, 13:10
I'm new to GT, and thought this would be a great place to ask this question; should I buy a G26 or G27?

I own several weapons, but my Gen 3 G23 is my first glock. I bought it over a year ago and love it. I want a sub-compact but can't decide if I should buy a matching caliber (27) or get the G26 for lesser recoil.

In the last month I made some mods to my 23 (crayon, extended mag release). I'm diggin the changes, just wanted to share em.

I had a G27 as my first Glock and just bought a G23. I'd say 27... more firepower in the same size package?

CATATOMIC
05-22-2012, 14:02
I have a 23 and 27 and I LOVE the 27. Just as accurate as my 23 plus the 23 mags work in it. I also have several 22 mags that I use for backup. I used to carry the 23 everywhere until I got the 27. It's my american express card now...I never leave home without it.

Beanie-Bean
05-22-2012, 14:19
G23+G27

- already have extra magazines for your G27
- same box of ammo
- holsters can also be shared

My first Glock was a G23 I bought back in 1993, and I still have and shoot it. G27 is my preferred CCW for most times, but I do rotate through a lot of guns. Just depends on my mood, where I'm going, or what I have to wear that day.

G27 is good to carry all year, but so is the G23!

Green Mountain Boy
05-22-2012, 14:47
I carry a 27 g4 often. No Gen 4 issues ever in this gun not a single one. It is fine on recoile and I am planning to start delving into other calibers for it as well. I figure .357 would be a good light woods round so I will most likely spend some coin on a conversion barrel.

Regards, GMB

Cwlongshot
05-22-2012, 15:41
Since you already have a G23, then a G27 seems like a no-brainer.
Share mags, share ammo.

You can always get a G27 40-9mm barrel and G26 mag
if you want to shoot cheaper low recoil 9mm.


EXACTLY!!!

HANDS DOWN, for me it would be the G27...

CW

Slugo
05-22-2012, 16:24
The G26 is a nice gun. Had one for a couple of months, just felt uncomfortable in my hand. Sold it and kept my G19...


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PimpStick
05-22-2012, 18:21
G33 .357 Sig bullet has the most stopping power.

:popcorn:

Giggity-Giggity
05-22-2012, 19:27
G26, everyone needs a 9mm Glock...and variety is good for the soul.

bac1023
05-22-2012, 20:16
I much prefer 9mm.

Veedubklown
05-23-2012, 03:21
Please don't use recoil as an excuse not to buy a 27. If you can shoot a 23 you can shoot a 27.
+1. There's conversion barrels for the 23 and the 27 to shoot 9mm, and 357sig. The gun can function 100% with these conversion kits, also.

Bello
05-23-2012, 07:04
+1. There's conversion barrels for the 23 and the 27 to shoot 9mm, and 357sig. The gun can function 100% with these conversion kits, also.

This I agree

allboy
05-23-2012, 20:56
I had the same Dilemma so I get both. :wavey:

shyguy
05-25-2012, 10:30
The G26 & G27 are virtually identical except for caliber. Why not rent both at a range and try them out. That should allow you to make a clear decision.

Giggity-Giggity
05-25-2012, 15:09
Everyone needs a 9mm Glock!

Sikiguya
05-25-2012, 15:18
9mm. Cost less to shoot. More rounds to practice. Whenever someone tells me that my 9mm is inferior to .xx caliber, I'd tell them to put up or shut up. I'll shoot them with my 9mm and because it is so inferior and won't put them down, they can shoot me with whatever. Strangely, no one has taken me up on this offer.


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seattlesetters
05-25-2012, 16:00
Given equal adeptness from the shooter, there isn't an assailant out there that can be put down by a .40 that would still be standing if hit in the same place by a 9mm. It kinda reminds me of the old (and still ongoing) argument amongst hunters over the superiority of the .280 Rem vs. the .270 Win. No dead deer can tell the difference.

However, in a multiple-assailant scenario, for the same level of conceal-ability the G26 will always have a one round capacity advantage over the G27. Add in the price of ammo for more practice, and it would be a no-brainer for me to get the G26.

first glock 26
05-25-2012, 16:59
i have a 26 love it
get both if you can afford it

USSOCOM
05-25-2012, 21:01
G26 over the G27, but I carry a G30SF most of the time.

Silas32
05-26-2012, 01:20
9mm. Cost less to shoot. More rounds to practice. Whenever someone tells me that my 9mm is inferior to .xx caliber, I'd tell them to put up or shut up. I'll shoot them with my 9mm and because it is so inferior and won't put them down, they can shoot me with whatever. Strangely, no one has taken me up on this offer.


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Tacoma12
05-26-2012, 01:24
Get both. Two birds...

Sikiguya
05-26-2012, 06:42
Hostel much? Haha


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I love it! It is hilarious how they argue so passionately how they belittle the 9mm and with fmj, they are somewhat correct. But when I put them to that test, their eyes get real wide when that implication hit their brain. Heck, I even offer to use my .22 instead.

Personally, I rather get miss by a 50 BMG than get hit with a .22!


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Silas32
01-13-2013, 19:39
It's been months since I posted the original question of G26 or G27 but I went with the G26!230398


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G26S239
01-13-2013, 20:14
It's been months since I posted the original question of G26 or G27 but I went with the G26!230398


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Congratulations. :thumbsup:

AR15 guy
01-13-2013, 20:16
Having owned a 26 and a 27, my vote goes 26. The 27 is very manageable, but follow up shots are slower, and the recoil is noticeably worse.

jucs
01-13-2013, 20:21
It appears the price of new Glocks has increased since the panic started? Or is it just me being a newb? I could have sworn it jumped about 50 bucks at least in price.

Slug71
01-13-2013, 22:18
26. Nuff said.

Glock40man
01-13-2013, 23:18
It's been months since I posted the original question of G26 or G27 but I went with the G26!230398


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Congrats!:cool:

wacopolumbo
01-14-2013, 03:51
Hard to beat a 26...

Congrats on your purchase.

scorpion1
01-16-2013, 19:15
amen and amen this is what I would do. I use to have all 40's and now I have mostly 9's and couldn't be happier. I had a 27 for several years and really didn't realize just how snappy the recoil of the Glock 40's were until I went to nines and I have never looked back nor will I. In this case get the 26 for sure ancd shoot a 19 right next to you 23 and realize the ballistic effectiveness is pretty much the same but the recoil on the 40's are much snappier!

I did the same thing. Liked the 27 & 23 but love the 26 & 19.

BMiracletx
01-17-2013, 13:58
If you intend to carry the 27, then get it. I have never read anywhere about someone complaining of recoil after they had to pull a gun to defend themselves.

If you intend to carry it more, get the 27 so you can carry a 23 mag for backup. If you only want to shoot it at the range, then get the 26.

Sorry... just saw the post where you said you got the 26.

Adamz04
01-17-2013, 15:10
I have a 26 and a 33. I prefer to shoot the g26 at the range purely for comfort, but my edc is my g33. While i prefer 357 over 40 they are comparable as far as effectiveness and controllability. If you like your 23 I would go 27 all the way. You may not enjoy shooting it quite as much as a 26 in extended range sessions, but it would make a great edc.

DrtyHarry
01-17-2013, 17:04
I can draw and fire just as many rounds with the same gun...just as accurately. I tried it. G27....hands down. Change your mind? Go out and buy a new barrel and mag. Doesn't work the other way around. IMHO. :)



DH

AR15 guy
01-18-2013, 08:35
Did you use a timer? I find it hard to believe someone can shoot 10 rounds as accurately, and as fast from a g27 as a g26.

onearmsteve
01-18-2013, 09:36
get a g27 you can always get a conversion barrel

packinaglock
01-18-2013, 16:26
get a g27 you can always get a conversion barrel
Love the avatar :supergrin:

uaengineer
01-18-2013, 18:37
If you want to keep your ammo and mags interchangeable, get the 27 and practice with it a lot..it does jump a little bit. I love the .45 as much as anyone, but I carry a Gen 4 G26 with no regrets. It's probably my all around favorite Glock.

onearmsteve
01-19-2013, 14:13
love my G26

DrtyHarry
01-19-2013, 18:33
Did you use a timer? I find it hard to believe someone can shoot 10 rounds as accurately, and as fast from a g27 as a g26.


I sure did. I should do it again and make a YouTube clip of it.



DH

Seriously?
01-19-2013, 19:50
Hey, I went 19 and 26 and I'm very happy.

If I wanted more power I'd go bigger than the .40 caliber.

But in your situation......probably better to see if the 27 works for you.

If it doesn't......you just have to come up with a new plan.

:)

mjsarge
01-21-2013, 11:34
Hey, I went 19 and 26 and I'm very happy.

If I wanted more power I'd go bigger........

:)

I'm happy with my 19 and 26 and more power you say, that's why I carry a G30SF. :supergrin: