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steven07
11-18-2012, 15:30
Toying with the idea of picking up a baby glock but am having a hard time deciding on the caliber as well as whether to try a gen 4 or try to hunt down a gen 3. Currently I only have two glocks in my collection- my beloved g17gen3 and a 21sf that is also gen3 and I would never consider parting with them. I also own a few pocket pistols- LC9 and a Kahr PM40 so shooting a small gun is nothing new to me so out of the three... 26,27, & 33 which would u recommend? I already own 2 9mm and 2 40s so that knocks the ammo ? out and although I do not have a .357sig... I still want one despite the ammo cost. I do not plan to carry this gun often or even at all... it will most likely become a glove box gun so I guess it comes down to which caliber would u recommend and are the gen4 issues still an issue or has that been resolved??? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

SiberianErik
11-18-2012, 15:35
reading that made my head hurt for some reason.

I have one Glock left after selling them off for 1911's,HK's etc.. it is the G33. So..there ya go. I did handle a G29SF at Gander the the other day, that would be the only Glock I would consider adding, of course it was $750 :(

Happypuppy
11-18-2012, 15:37
I carry a g26 gen 4 and no issues. I went with the 26 as I decided to stop playing the caliber game and picked one. It's cheaper that way to buy ammo in bulk.

After carrying it for 9 months vs the 19 I don't see any real drawbacks. I carry it strong side IWB or appendix depending on dress or need. It's not as thin as some of the others but its not as important to me as the grip length. So far I find it the best concealed carry gun I have when capacity, size and reliability all factored in.


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MikeG36
11-18-2012, 15:49
Based on what you say, I'd vote for the G27 plus a G33 barrel. You'd have .40 or .357 at your disposal for about an extra $100. Not a bad deal. :)

I picked up a G32 barrel for my G23 and have been using my .40 mags with zero problems.

barth
11-18-2012, 15:52
Toying with the idea of picking up a baby glock but am having a hard time deciding on the caliber as well as whether to try a gen 4 or try to hunt down a gen 3. Currently I only have two glocks in my collection- my beloved g17gen3 and a 21sf that is also gen3 and I would never consider parting with them. I also own a few pocket pistols- LC9 and a Kahr PM40 so shooting a small gun is nothing new to me so out of the three... 26,27, & 33 which would u recommend? I already own 2 9mm and 2 40s so that knocks the ammo ? out and although I do not have a .357sig... I still want one despite the ammo cost. I do not plan to carry this gun often or even at all... it will most likely become a glove box gun so I guess it comes down to which caliber would u recommend and are the gen4 issues still an issue or has that been resolved??? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Easy answer - G27/G33.
With just additional barrels and mags you can shoot 40, 357 Sig and 9mm.
Shoot them all and see which you favor.
That's what I did.

sig357fan
11-18-2012, 15:59
well, if you get the G26, you can only shoot 9mm, go with the G27 or G33 and get a conversion barrel and you can shoot 9mm, then add a Glock or aftermarket barrel of the other caliber, and one weapon can shoot all three.

did this with my G31, one weapon shoots 357 Sig, 40 S&W and 9mm, gotta love Glock versatility!

my only consideration in which one to get would be which caliber I'd want to carry as I'd prefer to carry a stock weapon, but thats just me.

sig357fan

rl356
11-18-2012, 15:59
Of the three models in question, my recommendation would be for a 3rd Gen G27. Personally, I prefer 3rd gen over 4th gen for the simple fact that the 3rd gen has been around a long time and proven itself time and time again to be a reliable platform. As for caliber, I would choose .40 over 9mm any day for defensive purposes. Maybe also consider a G30SF? .45ACP in a compact package.

Glockster45ACP
11-18-2012, 16:14
Here's what I know, got my G26 Gen 4 last February. The best purchase I have made. Reliable, great EDC in a Crossbreed Supertuck and super accurate. I run Ranger T +P and +P+ for a little extra knock down power.

steven07
11-18-2012, 16:24
thank you for everyone's input. Looks like I am about to start my search for a used gen3 27. with the difference in price plus a few more dollars I could prob get a factory 33 barrel and a pair of 33 mags. Basically the only downfall is not having that pretty little stamp on the slide but then again it is a glove box gun...

Tango 1Zero
11-18-2012, 16:27
I would get the gen 3 G26.

barth
11-18-2012, 16:28
thank you for everyone's input. Looks like I am about to start my search for a used gen3 27. with the difference in price plus a few more dollars I could prob get a factory 33 barrel and a pair of 33 mags. Basically the only downfall is not having that pretty little stamp on the slide but then again it is a glove box gun...

That's what I've got and she Kicks Ars.
Gen 3 G27s are tanks.
You should be able to get a LE trade in for song.

ADK_40GLKr
11-18-2012, 16:42
One more vote for the Gen4 G27.

Love mine!

Kingfish1
11-18-2012, 16:46
well, if you get the G26, you can only shoot 9mm, go with the G27 or G33 and get a conversion barrel and you can shoot 9mm, then add a Glock or aftermarket barrel of the other caliber, and one weapon can shoot all three.

did this with my G31, one weapon shoots 357 Sig, 40 S&W and 9mm, gotta love Glock versatility!

my only consideration in which one to get would be which caliber I'd want to carry as I'd prefer to carry a stock weapon, but thats just me.

sig357fan
+1:cool:

Lowjiber
11-18-2012, 16:57
My EDC gun is a G26 (Gen 3) that I love. However, the quest for more glocks (I only have three) has got me thinking about a Gen 4 G27. Same holsters, etc.

MJB
11-18-2012, 17:11
The G26 will accept your G17 mags if that's a consideration.

hsprincipal
11-18-2012, 17:39
I love my G27 gen4...

Droid noob
11-18-2012, 18:04
The G26 will accept your G17 mags if that's a consideration.

Wouldn't the 27 also accept the 17 mags?

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G19goesBang
11-18-2012, 18:13
Wouldn't the 27 also accept the 17 mags?

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No it will not, different calibers

steven07
11-18-2012, 18:13
Wouldn't the 27 also accept the 17 mags?

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no it wouldn't... the 27 is a 40 s&w and the 17 is a 9mm but you did give me a another reason to get that glock 22 in OD green that I have been eyeing at the pawn shop :supergrin: If I do go with the 27 then I have all the more reason to pick it up later and have more compatable magazines to shoot in the 27... that also will feed the 33 barrel and 357 mags!!! I'm sold on the 27 now and have the perfect excuse when the gf starts to raise hell when I bring the g22 home soon too. Yup, there went that tuition reimbursement check!!!

Bruce M
11-18-2012, 18:31
I like the G26 the best but especially if you want it mostly for shooting as opposed to carrying the G27 and conversion barrels has some merit.

Droid noob
11-18-2012, 18:42
No it will not, different calibers

I misunderstood. I was thinking if he bought a 9mm conversion barrel for the 27, then the 17 mag would work fine in the 27 frame

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janice6
11-18-2012, 18:46
Another here that shoots three calibers from the G27. Excellent choice. Never an issue, ever.

mike g35
11-18-2012, 18:47
I just picked up my new Gen 4 G26 yesterday and shot it this morning. Awesome little carry / GSSF sub. division gun. The Gen 4 version felt much better to me than the Gen 3. I guess I like the rough textured frame. Of course my Gen 3 RTF 2 17 is my all time favorite (non custom) Glock, 2nd only to my Carver Custom raceguns.


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mike g35
11-18-2012, 18:49
reading that made my head hurt for some reason.

I have one Glock left after selling them off for 1911's,HK's etc.. it is the G33. So..there ya go. I did handle a G29SF at Gander the the other day, that would be the only Glock I would consider adding, of course it was $750 :(

God almighty!!!! $750 for a Glock!!!! I work at Cabelas, I'll sell ya the same gun for $600.


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ctfireman
11-18-2012, 19:48
I've owned the 33, 27, & 26. They are identical in size. The 33 & 27 are not fun to shoot & bc of that i now only have a 26 OD.

SGT278ACR
11-19-2012, 10:02
I would get the gen 3 G26.

The G26 will accept your G17 mags if that's a consideration.

Another vote for the 3rd gen G26:

1)If you're concerned about the reliability of gen4 based on the contraversy with them, it might make you feel more comfortable with a gen3.

2)Being able to use G17 mags for emrgency hi-cap capability is a plus.

3)9mm ammo is more affordable, and (at the risk of starting a caliber debate here) 9mm IS an adequate defensive caliber if you use good quality ammo.

The gen3 G26 works well for me because the adjustable backstraps on the gen4 aren't really an attractive feature for me. The gen3 grip fits my hand just fine. I have Pearce +1 grip extensions on both my mags and run Hornady Critical Defense for carry ammo. I have run 115gr FMJ Federal and TulAmmo for the range. With well over 1,000 rounds of a combination of all three types of ammo listed above, I have had no problems at all. Just my 2 cents worth. :wavey:

ADK_40GLKr
11-19-2012, 10:53
I misunderstood. I was thinking if he bought a 9mm conversion barrel for the 27, then the 17 mag would work fine in the 27 frame

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I agree with Noob!

When I put a 9mm conversion barrel in my G27, G17 mags work fine. .40 Cal ammo is not quite as reliable when loaded in G17 mags however.

TheExplorer
11-19-2012, 11:00
You need to try them out first. The 27 is a little too snappy for my taste.

jamaicanj
11-19-2012, 11:10
I have a 26 and I love it. I'd get the 26 of I were you so you can use your g17 mags as backup mags.

9mm +p+
11-19-2012, 11:14
I EDC a 26, I have no use for a 40 and I like the 357 but couldn't afford to shoot it anyway so 9mm makes alot of sense.

ADK_40GLKr
11-19-2012, 11:33
Wouldn't the 27 also accept the 17 mags?

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Of course it will! You can put any longer mag for the same frame size (9, .40, .357 sig, & .45GAP) in the compact or subcompact of any of those calibers. (A G37 mag will FIT in a G26.)

Just don't try to shoot the wrong caliber from any given barrel! The wrong caliber in any magazine MAY work if the caliber is close but probably won't function as well. (I have used a .40 as a spare "Barney" mag for my 45GAP, and have run 9mm in a .40 mag., all with the same caliber barrel as the ammo, though.

They say a .357sig magazine & .40 S&W magazine can be used interchangeably because the cartridge bases are the same size. [But I've never used .357 so do not know from experience.] I also would think it's DANGEROUS to shoot .357 sig through a .40 barrel, or to try a .40 in a 357 barrel!:faint:

I've seen the results of a 9mm fired from a .40 barrel. THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS! And a larger bullet should not go into battery in a smaller barrel!)

cajun_chooter
11-19-2012, 15:52
I would get the gen 3 G26.

I own 3 Glocks... G19/3 -- G19/4 --- G26/3.. the G26 is the only one that ejects brass to my face and to the right..:dunno:

might want to rethink the G26/3...

Mack Dog
11-19-2012, 15:55
What barrel would you guys suggest for the g27 to shoot 9mm or 357. Is the barrel change and diffrent mags all that it takes to make the conversion?
Thanks

SpecOps-13
11-19-2012, 16:31
I have a G27 and a G22. I use .357 SIG in both with Storm Lake Barrels, the 40 S&W Mags and Glock SIG Mags. 27 accepts short and long mags. I also have 9mm conversion barrels from Lone Wolf and SL. Like the latter best. 17 mags work fine in my 27.... No problem with 100% rapid fire kill shots out to 20 yards from any combination.

http://www.storm-lake.com/

Good Luck,
Dave

"Cold Dead Hands" !
11-19-2012, 19:34
G19,23 or 32 !
I find these size guns best for carry, and their high capacity works good for home defense or car gun.
Besides you need a good mid-size gun !

IllinoisGun
11-22-2012, 21:54
If you want a "Baby" Glock go with the appropriate caliber. That being, the 9mm.

itstime
11-22-2012, 22:23
Go 27 with the conversion barrels. Don't ask why. Resale will be higher than a 33. Yea. I've seen it.

OhioGlock90
11-22-2012, 22:40
Based on what you say, I'd vote for the G27 plus a G33 barrel. You'd have .40 or .357 at your disposal for about an extra $100. Not a bad deal. :)

I picked up a G32 barrel for my G23 and have been using my .40 mags with zero problems.

I agree. I own a G26 and love it but the G27 gives you the option of owning all three if thats the road you want to go down.

janice6
11-22-2012, 22:58
I run 13 round mags in the G27 .40 caliber once I worked out the cant and height of the IWB holster and never a problem. I use the 15 round in 9mm, 10 round in .357 Sig. (I don't want to by larger mags for Sig). I don't grip the mags when shooting.

Changed the mags and LW barrels only, never an issue in any three caliber. I've shot them for years now.

The 9mm and .40 caliber feel the same to me. It is a personal perception on muzzle flip. The Sig is same muzzle flip, but shorter impulse.

Tazz10m
11-23-2012, 01:48
I'm wanting to upgrade to the 4th Gen G29 so i can take advantage of the accessory rail on it for a flashlight. WAY better than trying to hold a light in the hand. Right now i have a "2000" G29 and i've got it rigged up to carry 20 rounds, and i LOVE it... but no accessory rail is a real drawback. I don't like the texture of the new Gen 4's, but i can easily fix that...

mike g35
11-23-2012, 04:17
I absolutely love my Gen 4 G26. Highly suggest you try one.


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Green Dragoon
11-23-2012, 06:28
reading that made my head hurt for some reason.

I have one Glock left after selling them off for 1911's,HK's etc.. it is the G33. So..there ya go. I did handle a G29SF at Gander the the other day, that would be the only Glock I would consider adding, of course it was $750 :(

I bailed half way through reading it.

Tkz
11-23-2012, 06:53
I can only comment on the baby 26, mine is the most used pistol of all my guns. It is a gen 3 and has never glitches whatsoever. I cannot stand the two finger grip though and have the +0 Pierce mag/grip extenders on my mags.

markerbeacon
11-23-2012, 10:02
concur, G27 is the way to go but don't forget about g23 options too.

Shark1007
11-27-2012, 22:12
I bought a gen 4 model 27 and bought a glock .357 barrel and it is flawless. I'd make that as a suggestion.

IllinoisGun
11-28-2012, 07:29
Baby 9mm + Baby Glock = Glock 26. Keep it simple.

Two Guns
11-28-2012, 08:07
The one I would choose would be a G26. To me it is the best Glock.

Tazz10m
11-28-2012, 11:31
I bought a gen 4 model 27 and bought a glock .357 barrel and it is flawless. I'd make that as a suggestion.

Good suggestion. That's also what i like about the Glock 10mm's... the ability to just drop in a different barrel to allow the shooting of another caliber... but in the case of the 10mm's you have a choice of at least 3; 10mm, .40, and .357 sig... that's pretty good!

Smokin45
11-28-2012, 13:45
Glove box gun? G30 all the way

Smokin45
11-28-2012, 13:55
Glove box gun? G30 all the way

harleypower69
11-28-2012, 14:02
I shoot both the 9mm and 45 baby Glocks and like both equally, they are gen 3's.

Tazz10m
11-28-2012, 14:08
Glove box gun? G30 all the way

Glove box? Screw that... CARRY IT!

sioux565
11-28-2012, 15:47
Gen 4 27, only if you can handle it.

packinaglock
11-28-2012, 17:22
Based on what you say, I'd vote for the G27 plus a G33 barrel. You'd have .40 or .357 at your disposal for about an extra $100. Not a bad deal. :)

I picked up a G32 barrel for my G23 and have been using my .40 mags with zero problems.

Any idea if you can run a Glock 32 barrel in a G27? I just ordered one for my G23 but I seem to remember a couple of people saying this was possible.

steven07
11-28-2012, 17:28
Gen 4 27, only if you can handle it.

I'm sure I can handle it... My PM40 has a nice little kick but once I learned how it shot it doesn't even phase me now. My local gun shop rents most models (26 & 27)asides from the 33 so I'm gonna give both of them a shot here soon. Couldn't imagine the 33 shooting any different from the 27 so we'll see how it goes.

03scgt
11-28-2012, 18:13
G4 27 so far has been my favorite glock I've ever bought.I have about 500 rounds through it and it's been awesome


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Ajhnson
11-28-2012, 18:47
If only there was a baby glock 45 ACP!

Georg of Ohio
11-28-2012, 21:00
Not a baby glock, but the glock 36 (45 ACP) is just a little bigger.

harleypower69
11-29-2012, 11:36
Not a baby glock, but the glock 36 (45 ACP) is just a little bigger.

Hell yes, I pocket carry my G 36 in a Galco pocket holster even in blue jeans. It is as close to a big baby as a .45 can get :cool:

Hokiegrass
11-29-2012, 15:24
I like both the 26 and 27, but I think my all time fav glock is the 30... I really don't notice much of a difference concealing a 30 as opposed to a 26/27...

dvrdwn72
11-29-2012, 16:00
I love my 27. You can shoot 9mm,.40,and 357 with the proper barrell and mags. With a 26 your limited to 9mm only. With the 357 sig round the .40 cal mags will work fine.

steven07
11-29-2012, 19:35
How cool would it be if glock did a slimmed down single stack version of the of the 26 & 27. I love glocks and own several but because I'm slender and wear more fitted clothes I feel more comfortable with my Kahr PM40. Just imagine a "micro" 9 or 40... Yeah, nice huh!!!

tenntornado
11-30-2012, 05:56
How cool would it be if glock did a slimmed down single stack version of the of the 26 & 27. I love glocks and own several but because I'm slender and wear more fitted clothes I feel more comfortable with my Kahr PM40. Don't get me wrong I love my kahr but just imagine a "micro" 9 or 40... Yeah, nice huh!!!
What a great idea.:whistling:

marcoh
11-30-2012, 19:34
I have a G39, a "baby" Glock in .45 GAP. It holds 6+1 rounds of .45 in a 26/27/33 sized frame. You didn't mention it in your OP, so I didn't know if you considered it.

Aeromat809
11-30-2012, 21:11
I have several Sigs in 40, 357 sig and 45 and decided to simplify to the G26 Gen 3 and love it 1 week later bought a G19 NIBX ! here is the 26!http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j307/Aeromat209/G%20Stuff/IMG_4056.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j307/Aeromat209/G%20Stuff/IMG_4054.jpg

GMT
12-01-2012, 05:54
G26


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russelldehart
12-01-2012, 07:10
I have a gen 2.5 27 but I carry a gen 3 26. For simplicity I think the later the best choice. If the Gen 4's had been available when I bought these I probably would have opted for it but I'm confident and comfortable with these two now so I'm not going to replace them. However if I add another to my collection in the future it will probably be a gen 4.

I think the idea of a 27/33 and conversion barrels makes a lot of sense if your more comfortable with the .40 S&W/357 Sig round. Personally I think I would go for the 33 as 27 barrels are easier to come by at the gun shows around my neck-o-the -woods. I don't think I'd carry with a 9mm conversion barrel but it would be fine for use at the range.

steven07
12-01-2012, 08:48
I guess that's the problem with glocks... Once you own one... you have to own them all!!!

Roger1079
12-01-2012, 08:58
Toying with the idea of picking up a baby glock but am having a hard time deciding on the caliber as well as whether to try a gen 4 or try to hunt down a gen 3. Currently I only have two glocks in my collection- my beloved g17gen3 and a 21sf that is also gen3 and I would never consider parting with them. I also own a few pocket pistols- LC9 and a Kahr PM40 so shooting a small gun is nothing new to me so out of the three... 26,27, & 33 which would u recommend? I already own 2 9mm and 2 40s so that knocks the ammo ? out and although I do not have a .357sig... I still want one despite the ammo cost. I do not plan to carry this gun often or even at all... it will most likely become a glove box gun so I guess it comes down to which caliber would u recommend and are the gen4 issues still an issue or has that been resolved??? Any input would be greatly appreciated.If you truly want a .357 Sig then I would go for the 27. I have not done this, but from most of the reading I have done, it appears you can just drop in a G33 barrel and go. The .40 magazines are the same.

Thisiswhoweare
12-01-2012, 09:04
I EDC the 'baby' Glock 36 in a galco king tuk and glove box the 'Big baby' Glock 30. In bad areas while driving, I reverse that order. Love the .45 family of Glocks.

SGT278ACR
12-01-2012, 09:27
I have several Sigs in 40, 357 sig and 45 and decided to simplify to the G26 Gen 3 and love it 1 week later bought a G19 NIBX ! here is the 26!http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j307/Aeromat209/G%20Stuff/IMG_4056.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j307/Aeromat209/G%20Stuff/IMG_4054.jpg

I share your love for the 3rd gen G26, but, sorry dude, that stiple job looks like rotten @$$. But what the heck, as long as it still goes bang and is accurate, you're good to go... :thumbsup:

Glockgeezer
12-01-2012, 09:40
I have the G-26 and G-30SF and think they are the most comfortable shooting 9mm and .45 I've ever fired. So now I think it's time to add another Glock to the stable. So many choices, so little time!

arshooterone
12-01-2012, 11:18
thank you for everyone's input. Looks like I am about to start my search for a used gen3 27. with the difference in price plus a few more dollars I could prob get a factory 33 barrel and a pair of 33 mags. Basically the only downfall is not having that pretty little stamp on the slide but then again it is a glove box gun...

The 27 mags will work perfectly fine with a 357 barrel. Does for me anyway.


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sharkbait22
12-01-2012, 13:05
I didn't read all three pages so somebody may have addressed this issue already. I would choose the Gen 3 over the Gen 4 for the simple fact that the Gen 4 grip texture is uncomfortable on the skin while carrying. The Gen 3 feels nice and not abrasive on the love handles :supergrin:

GThirtyTwo
12-01-2012, 14:39
My Gen 3 G26 is my favorite pistol I own and is always on my side, goes with me everywhere. For carry its my go-to gun, I love it.

steven07
12-01-2012, 14:46
I didn't read all three pages so somebody may have addressed this issue already. I would choose the Gen 3 over the Gen 4 for the simple fact that the Gen 4 grip texture is uncomfortable on the skin while carrying. The Gen 3 feels nice and not abrasive on the love handles :supergrin:

Actually had the chance to shoot a gen4 26 today at the range. The guy next to me had been considering my LCR357 & had a new 26 in his hands. I gave him a hand full of 38s and he handed me 3 full flush mags. That little 26 is hot!!! Only shot 30 rounds of bulk range ammo but it def. swayed my decision. I've got a dozen or so mags for my 17 and about 1500 rounds of 9 so getting the gen4 26 only makes sense. Might have to put the 357sig dream on hold till after tax season & look more at the 32 as well.

sharkbait22
12-01-2012, 15:02
Actually had the chance to shoot a gen4 26 today at the range. The guy next to me had been considering my LCR357 & had a new 26 in his hands. I gave him a hand full of 38s and he handed me 3 full flush mags. That little 26 is hot!!! Only shot 30 rounds of bulk range ammo but it def. swayed my decision. I've got a dozen or so mags for my 17 and about 1500 rounds of 9 so getting the gen4 26 only makes sense. Might have to put the 357sig dream on hold till after tax season & look more at the 32 as well.

It's soooo much easier keeping everything the same platform, bro. You won't regret it!

SCmasterblaster
12-01-2012, 15:27
I'd get a G36. Seven rounds of .45 ACP would be comforting.