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HenryinFlorida
07-24-2012, 07:04
If it's between a G26 or a G27 which one would you choose. I already have a G36 and a G21SF.

troysglock
07-24-2012, 07:13
26 with some Gold Dot 124+p or Win Rangers. Cheap to practice with and light to carry.

Glock_9mm
07-24-2012, 07:22
You can't go wrong either way, I chose the 26 since I have a 19 as well. As mentioned above, the ammo is a lot cheaper too.
Scott

Rustin
07-24-2012, 07:30
Always 9mm, especially as the gun get's smaller.

Sheppick.dan
07-24-2012, 07:30
I was in the same dilemma and ended up choosing the 26. My reason was for the extra rounds it could hold and ammo was cheaper. Good luck with your choice! I'm sure you'll be happy either way.

153
07-24-2012, 07:34
I got both!

TheExplorer
07-24-2012, 07:41
Guess I'll go against the grain and say the 27. I prefer the extra punch of the 40. But you can still get pretty darn close with a 9 and some good ammo. I just happen to think 40 is just right in feel. Plus you can always get an x-grip for another 2 rounds.

HenryinFlorida
07-24-2012, 07:48
Guess I'll go against the grain and say the 27. I prefer the extra punch of the 40mm. But you can still get pretty darn close with a 9 and some good ammo. I just happen to think 40mm is just right in feel. Plus you can always get an x-grip for another 2 rounds.

And a back up magazine helps as well. I always carry one.

TheExplorer
07-24-2012, 07:56
And a back up magazine helps as well. I always carry one.

Absolutely.:supergrin:

Ocean_glocker
07-24-2012, 07:58
If it's between a G26 or a G27 which one would you choose. I already have a G36 and a G21SF.

Just my experience... But I started off carrying a G27 cause I wanted the .40 power... But I ended up getting into a G26 because I could put more rounds on target both quicker and more accurately... but your results may vary.. :)

TheExplorer
07-24-2012, 08:01
Just my experience... But I started off carrying a G27 cause I wanted the .40 power... But I ended up getting into a G26 because I could put more rounds on target both quicker and more accurately... but your results may vary.. :)

That's a good point. I haven't shot the 26, but I would imagine you would have increased accuracy.

ibedanny
07-24-2012, 08:01
If you only had to choose between the three models. I would say the 27. You can convert to 9mm and 357 sig with a barrel swap.

Dawolf
07-24-2012, 08:04
If you only had to choose between the three models. I would say the 27. You can convert to 9mm and 357 sig with a barrel swap.

I agree. But having a 33 and a 36 (which you have) I find the slimmer 36 better for IWB conceal/carry.

kirgi08
07-24-2012, 08:06
G27,I got 6.180gr sxt with a 2 G22 mags as back up is a potent package.In 9mm a G26 with 147gr sxts and 2 G17 mags as a back up is cool also.I don't have a G26 though.'08.

Fire_Medic
07-24-2012, 08:37
If it's between a G26 or a G27 which one would you choose. I already have a G36 and a G21SF.


I live in FL as well, so I know what you're thinking with the heat, but my opinion is, unless you have tiny hands like that guy in the burger king commercials some time ago, get either a G19 or a G23. Once you put finger extensions on the subcompact (which most people do) the grip (where it would print) is basically the same size as the bigger frame, but you have sacrificed sight radius and barrel length, and capacity.

As for which caliber, I would say shoot both and make your own decision, how someone else shoots it will mean absolutely nothing to you.

The most versatile way to go would be to get a G23, and buy a 357 sig barrel and a 9MM conversion barrel and it will be like having 3 guns in one.

Just my $0.02

Side note- If you ever start shooting outside the static range, and on the move, you will quickly realize how hits where you want/need them are much more important that how big the bullet is.

FM

Ocean_glocker
07-24-2012, 08:56
Guess I'll go against the grain and say the 27. I prefer the extra punch of the 40mm. But you can still get pretty darn close with a 9 and some good ammo. I just happen to think 40mm is just right in feel. Plus you can always get an x-grip for another 2 rounds.

40mm Holy Crap... OWB or pocket carry :tongueout:

GasTurbine
07-24-2012, 09:21
I carry a 27. The .40 S&W round is superior to the 9mm Luger.

I run Golden Sabre 180 grain rounds in her.

Fire_Medic
07-24-2012, 09:29
I carry a 27. The .40 ACP round is superior to the 9mm Luger.

I run Golden Sabre 180 grain rounds in her.

I would love to see a picture of this new 40 ACP round? :supergrin:

GasTurbine
07-24-2012, 09:33
I would love to see a picture of this new 40 ACP round? :supergrin:

Lol! Brain not working this morning! I fixed it...

HerrGlock
07-24-2012, 09:39
Flip a coin.
Head's it's the 26
Tails it's the 27

When the coin is in the air, catch it and put it in your pocket, whichever side you wanted to come up won.

rednoved
07-24-2012, 09:41
I vote 26.

Lior
07-24-2012, 09:41
26 for the price of training ammo.

Fire_Medic
07-24-2012, 10:11
Lol! Brain not working this morning! I fixed it...

It's all good, just having a laugh with you, that was funny.....:rofl:

kirgi08
07-24-2012, 10:32
It's all good, just having a laugh with you, that was funny.....:rofl:

I love these n00bs.'08.:whistling:

HenryinFlorida
07-24-2012, 11:31
If you only had to choose between the three models. I would say the 27. You can convert to 9mm and 357 sig with a barrel swap.

Good Point, but I would imagine you would need new magazines for the 9mm at least.

MARINE DIVISION TWO
07-24-2012, 11:33
Big Fan of the Glock 26,Although since I purchased a S&W Shield in 9mm,that has been a regular to CCW !

HenryinFlorida
07-24-2012, 11:34
40mm Holy Crap... OWB or pocket carry :tongueout:

LOL, OK so he meant 40S&W, but point well taken

JW1178
07-24-2012, 13:01
I have fired both, and the G26 is much easier to handle. The G27 has a nasty muzzle flip, much worse than the G20 or even the G29. Well, I have been so practiced with it I am good at it now, equal with the G26 BUT when I first got started with this pistol my follow up shots were all over the place.

Although the G27 does have a lot of muzzle flip, it is very consistant in the way it does so, so you can train with it and it's not as much of a factor. Shooting other brand guns in .40 I remember how it was unpredictable in the way it recoiled and flipped up. Sometimes to the right, sometimes to the left, sometimes straight up, sometimes more back then up. The slightest difference in handling made a huge factor. The G27, as with many Glocks, very, very consistant. Once you get trained to it, if your wrist and hands are strong, you'll love it.

unit1069
07-24-2012, 14:19
I'd pick the G-33 and if I wanted to go with 9mm later on I'd have that option with a few different adjustments to the pistol.

TheExplorer
07-24-2012, 14:25
40mm Holy Crap... OWB or pocket carry :tongueout:

Just checking to see if you were paying attention.:embarassed: It was a bit too early in the am for me I guess.

oldman11
07-24-2012, 14:50
I vote for the G36

HenryinFlorida
07-24-2012, 15:30
I vote for the G36

I already own a G36, I was looking for either a G26 or G27

barth
07-24-2012, 18:05
Get a G27 and a 40-9mm conversion barrel and have both.
Later, if you feel the need for speed,
go for the Trifecta and get a 357 Sig barrel too!

Two Guns
07-24-2012, 18:45
I vote for the G27. I like bigger holes.

nikerret
07-24-2012, 19:15
I got the G27 because I am issued a G22 (which I am forced to carry as my primary) at work. However, while I do prefer the .40 over 9mm ballistically, I prefer the 9mm prices on training ammo (at about half). When I first got into shooting, there was minimal difference in price between the two calibers. Now, there is a huge difference.

Now, I would get the G26. I will never get rid of my G23, since it's the first firearm I purchased by myself, but I wouldn't mind switching everything else to 9mm.

I recently bought a j-frame, but every other carry gun I have right now is a .40.

I shoot the G27 much better than the G23 or the G22. I shoot the G23 better than the G22. I really don't like the G22, too big for my damn girl hands.

NEOH212
07-25-2012, 02:55
Carry a real gun. Get the .40!

:wavey:

Darkangel1846
07-25-2012, 07:47
Either is ok.....with the 26 you can pack an extra G17 mag for more fire power

Dreamliner787
07-25-2012, 09:15
G27 and 9mm conversion barrel and 9mm mags to be able to shoot both calibers.

ca survivor
07-25-2012, 11:18
I have the 26 and 27 don't know why I have the 26, it stays at home.

ca survivor
07-25-2012, 11:21
Either is ok.....with the 26 you can pack an extra G17 mag for more fire power
or a G22 extra mag for the 27.

SEARTraining
07-25-2012, 12:25
Glock 33 .357 Sig. Best round of both worlds. I also agree with the point earlier stated. Carrying a Glock Compact size is not much of a difference. I find I have been carrying my 19 more and more with no difference in printing , comfort, or weight. Overall, no matter what you choose, you will be well tooled. The training you choose is the most important option to consider.


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TnGlocker12
07-25-2012, 17:49
You'll be good with either or both.

Mr.Macaw
07-25-2012, 18:23
I carry a Kimbra Tatical Ultra II .45 cal. or a Glock 23 .40 cal. both easy to carry conceled. I'd recommend either one.

jhmayhem
07-25-2012, 19:47
I'm a fan of both calibers, and own a glock in each caliber. In my opinion, for glocks I prefer 9mm. My G26 is my overall favorite carry pistol.

HenryinFlorida
07-26-2012, 11:35
I went to the range today to shoot my G36. Afterwards I looked at several glocks. I compared the G26 and G19 to my G36. To be honest, the G19 isn't that much bigger than the G26, especially if you use the pinky magazine floorplate on the G26 mag. I'm thinking I may want to consider the G19 instead fo the G26. Guess the same is true with the G27 vs G23.

Bodyarmorguy
07-26-2012, 11:58
26 with some Gold Dot 124+p or Win Rangers. Cheap to practice with and light to carry.

This with Winchester Ranger 127 +P+

Bodyarmorguy
07-26-2012, 12:04
I went to the range today to shoot my G36. Afterwards I looked at several glocks. I compared the G26 and G19 to my G36. To be honest, the G19 isn't that much bigger than the G26, especially if you use the pinky magazine floorplate on the G26 mag. I'm thinking I may want to consider the G19 instead fo the G26. Guess the same is true with the G27 vs G23.

I agree with there is little difference in the way that they carry, I guess depending on how you carry them. If you read my previous posts you will know that I am a big believer in full size pistols even for concealed carry. Off duty I can most often be found with a Government Model as my carry piece.

On duty, my agency issues and mandates a Glock 22. When I went to work for this agency I immediately ran out and bought a Glock 23 and 27. The G27 sees daily carry as a back up piece on my ankle both on duty and off, occasionally as a primary on y ankle if the social dress dictates the inability to carry on my hip. If I choose to carry a Glock on my hip off-duty, it usually ends up being the G22. The 23 sees very little use in my carry rotation. Just like there is little difference between the G27 and G23, there is little difference between the G23 and G22. Just MHO.

rilkil23
07-26-2012, 12:14
I have a LC9 for my easy to conceal option. I chose the G19c over the 26/27 because it fit my hand better and isn't difficult to carry concealed on my days off. Did you make a purchase yet?

HenryinFlorida
07-26-2012, 12:21
I have a LC9 for my easy to conceal option. I chose the G19c over the 26/27 because it fit my hand better and isn't difficult to carry concealed on my days off. Did you make a purchase yet?

No purchase yet. But I am considering putting a G19 on lay-a-way at buds.

2-8 Marine
07-26-2012, 12:24
I got both!

I have both also and I got my 27 in OD . . . makes it easier to tell them apart. Today, I ordered 2 replacement barrels for my 27. Next week I should be able to shoot 9mm, 40 S&W and 357 Sig from the 27. That is a BIG plus for the 27. :wavey: