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daveycrockett
01-27-2013, 22:38
I did own both of these, and liked both. But now I wish I never sold them. I want to buy either a 26 or 27. What is your choice and why?

Thanks.

cysoto
01-27-2013, 22:40
G26. The recoil is easier to manage and you get one extra round.

ProCarryNAustin
01-27-2013, 22:41
Only thing matters is which one do you shoot best. Everybody's different.

Opie 1 Kenopie
01-27-2013, 22:42
G26. The recoil is easier to manage and you get one extra round.

G27. The recoil is very easy to manage and you won't need the extra round to get the job done. :tongueout:

tonyparson
01-27-2013, 22:53
G27. The recoil is very easy to manage and you won't need the extra round to get the job done. :tongueout:

This ☝☝☝ and you can change barrels and shoot 3 different calibers out of the same Glock.

scosgt
01-27-2013, 22:55
G27. I have both. G27 shoots better, the round is better. You can add a +1 factory bottom and have 10 rounds.

daveycrockett
01-27-2013, 22:57
This ☝☝☝ and you can change barrels and shoot 3 different calibers out of the same Glock.

What is involved with changing barrels? Are there any other parts needed?

G27GenFour
01-27-2013, 23:04
I went with the 27 because I know I'll get used to how it shoots, I want the extra stopping power, and I like the convertibility option of it, should I ever want to do it. Maximum bang for the buck, literally, and "bang" is why I have a handgun in the first place (this will be a CC gun). Good luck -- let us know what you do!

Armedleprechaun
01-27-2013, 23:37
The Glock 26 gets my vote.

tonyparson
01-27-2013, 23:37
What is involved with changing barrels? Are there any other parts needed?



To change it over to a .357sig its just a barrel change, you can use your G27 mags. To change it over to a 9mm, you need to change barrel and mag. Some will say you need to change the extractor and ejector. I never did change them over to 9mm ones. I've never had the first hiccup with over 7000 round shot out of it.

buzzkill
01-27-2013, 23:54
26 gets my vote also. I carried a 27 for years and loved it..that is until I fired the 26. With a Glock PLUS extension you have a place to rest your pinky and 13 rounds of 9mm at your disposal. That being said I replaced the 27 with a 36 and the 26 rides with my wife.

Two Guns
01-27-2013, 23:58
The Glock 26 as I think it is the perfect carry gun.

M24C
01-28-2013, 00:10
For me it was a matter of recoil. I have a Glock 22 and I now have a conversion barrel for it. Now about 99% of the time shoot 9mm. So I just bought the 26. I have pearce extensions for 12+ 1 and have a spare glock 17 magazine with a + 2. That is what I currently carry most days.

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randyc74
01-28-2013, 00:33
Either one are good choices. Me, I have a G27 and a 40/9 conversion barrel. I plan to add a .357 sig barrel in the future. Perfect tri-fecta in a very easy to carry package package.

Tkz
01-28-2013, 02:31
Ur kiddin right? Hate o rag, but the questions are getting goofier & goofier around here. Get to reading this AM, first guy ask about which glock for aliens, read on guy has had both 26, 27, then wants to know which he should get, sob, u had both why don't u tell us!

KZero
01-28-2013, 02:39
For me, it'd be the G26, because I've more-or-less standardized my ammo inventory around the 9mm. Can't go wrong either way.

Giggity-Giggity
01-28-2013, 03:07
G26, because I want one.

Pilotdude3407
01-28-2013, 03:16
G27 all day long!

JakeFromStateFarm
01-28-2013, 03:17
The question isn't really "G26 or G27" it's more of 9mm or .40 S&W. with that being said, I would go with the 27 and one of the big deciding factors is, you can have 3 different calibers in 1 gun. As stated above you can go 9mm with the change of a barrel and a mag(s). (With the way magazines are priced now might not be your cup of tea) or you can run .357 with just the change of the barrel.

If this gun is gonna be for self defense CCW or anything like that. I would recommend getting the gun you're most comfortable with. Don't get the 27 just cause u can have 3 calibers in 1 gun. But if you do only use it in .40 if you are carrying. Never use a conversion while CCW. But either way you go you will LOVE it.

cadillacguns
01-28-2013, 04:07
Two-seven.............works for me.

Glock.G27
01-28-2013, 04:25
I prefer the G27, pretty much for all the same reasons mentioned above.

igor
01-28-2013, 04:26
i was given both as retirement presents by my shift when i retired. now that i am older and issues from agent orange have entered my life i traded my 27 to another officer and bought another 26. they are esier for me to handle longer. neuropthy is a bear adn i find the 26 works for me. usually carry it or the 19 all the time and during the hold up sseason well often have both with me. the 26 with a glock extension hides very well and i shoot it very good. however both ae great,especially if you are a young person and cn handle it

chemboy
01-28-2013, 08:43
I really like my new G26. That being said, with the 9mm ammo shortage, I find myself wishing I had purchased a 27.
Ah well, gives me an excuse to buy another Glock, if nothing else.
:supergrin:

Dooger
01-28-2013, 11:21
The 27's recoil is too much for me. It takes me quite a while longer to get back on target with it, as compared to a 26. It was the main reason to stick with 9mm.

Recoil is subjective, but I'm almost positive that many people don't give target reacquisition a second thought.

I can shoot a 27 at paper all day long when taking my time, but for speedy following up shots, the 26 wins.

ADK_40GLKr
01-28-2013, 11:29
Crockett?

I thought you'd want a .50 caliber muzzle-loading squirrel gun!

But, the question is not what WE want.

It's "What do you need?"

Self defense? Range? Plinking? Competition? Adrenaline rush?

Different calibers and frames for different purposes!

Rustin
01-28-2013, 12:43
26 for me. I enjoy lesser recoil, and faster follow up shots. Stopping power from a pistol is moot anyhow. Comfort is confidence. Confidence is key.

Slug71
01-28-2013, 13:07
G26..

janice6
01-28-2013, 13:27
I'm in the G27 with the conversion barrels and mags, group. More versatility. Never had a hiccup in any of the calibers out of this gun.

BMiracletx
01-28-2013, 14:05
u had both why don't u tell us!

You had both previously! Which did you prefer to shoot and which one did you shoot better! Or just get both! I have a 26, 27, 33, and a 39! Which do I ENJOY to shoot most... the 26 because of the light recoil! Which do I shoot best... the 39 is most accurate for me! Which do I DISLIKE shooting the most... the 27 or 33 are snappy and uncomfortable. Which do I carry... the 27 or 39 cuz they will put the most hurtin' on the bad guy.

If you going to only shoot it at the range... get the 26.
If you going to CCW carry it... get the 27.

Just my opinions.....

WT
01-28-2013, 14:09
What TKZ said.

You owned a G26 and a G27 and you are asking us which is better for you?

nugentjeep45
01-28-2013, 14:19
One thing you might consider is ammo availability. I don't know how it is in your area, but in western Ky, finding 9mm or 45 is almost impossible. 40 cal is a lot easier to find in this area. Every time something bad happens in the world, everyone starts hoarding 9mm and 45, it seems that around here 40 is much easier to obtain when crap hits the fan. Anyway, just my thoughts. I'd go with the G27. Good luck!

NEOH212
01-28-2013, 14:20
Both are good choices. You'll have a a little more capacity with the 9mm but my personal choice would be the .40 as I don't care for the 9mm.

The 9mm isn't bad, I just don't care for it.

I'd go with the G27.

kaech
01-28-2013, 14:55
I had both B4 the gen4 came out. I sold the 27 cause i needed money at the time. I love,love,love my 26.
If i was gonna get a 27 now it would have to be a gen4 for the extra grip

daveycrockett
01-29-2013, 23:05
First I'd like to say thanks for all the insightful opinions and knowledgeable answers. I haven't owned or used either of these in about 4 years and I did learn a few things from my goofy question! I'm not at all familiar with a gen4 so hearing about changing the grip was good, hearing about swapping out barrels was good, possible 9mm shortage good, and so on.



Ur kiddin right? Hate o rag, but the questions are getting goofier & goofier around here. Get to reading this AM, first guy ask about which glock for aliens, read on guy has had both 26, 27, then wants to know which he should get, sob, u had both why don't u tell us!

My question wasn't: Do you think I should get a 26 or 27? My question was which one do you like and why?

If you don't have anything constructive to say please just move on. Don't waste your time responding to these goofy posts. And a post like this can be helpful to someone else who is making this decision. And the alien post was just a fun post. Why does this bother you?

Anyways my decision was kind of made for me as I found a new gen3 27 at a good price. They also had a 23 which I never owned or fired and I bought that also. I wonder if I should ask what is better a 19 or a 23!

JakeFromStateFarm
01-29-2013, 23:36
First I'd like to say thanks for all the insightful opinions and knowledgeable answers. I haven't owned or used either of these in about 4 years and I did learn a few things from my goofy question! I'm not at all familiar with a gen4 so hearing about changing the grip was good, hearing about swapping out barrels was good, possible 9mm shortage good, and so on.





My question wasn't: Do you think I should get a 26 or 27? My question was which one do you like and why?

If you don't have anything constructive to say please just move on. Don't waste your time responding to these goofy posts. And a post like this can be helpful to someone else who is making this decision. And the alien post was just a fun post. Why does this bother you?

Anyways my decision was kind of made for me as I found a new gen3 27 at a good price. They also had a 23 which I never owned or fired and I bought that also. I wonder if I should ask what is better a 19 or a 23!


Swapping out barrels has BEEN possible for some time now.
Those who know...

daveycrockett
01-30-2013, 02:46
Swapping out barrels has BEEN possible for some time now.
Those who know...

I did know about swapping barrels for years but never tried it. I just wasn't sure exactly what was involved. I don't think I'll be shooting the 357 so for me I might be better off getting both the 26 and 27. I was just curious as to others opinions!

Huskytaio
01-30-2013, 09:58
My friend bought a G26, I bought a G27, and we went straight from the gunshop to the range. This went against all my principals of cleaning and lubing a new in box gun, but he insisted it would be all right. We both had WWB.

The neat thing was that we both got to fire each of our weapons side by side. I was shocked how little difference there was in recoil my 40 versus his 9mm, plus I know he will be keeping +P loads in his for HD.

Off topic, but can I change my G23 to a 9mm in the same manner, with a new barrel and G19 mags?

chemboy
01-30-2013, 10:16
Off topic, but can I change my G23 to a 9mm in the same manner, with a new barrel and G19 mags?
You may.
The only thing to consider is that the 19 uses a different extractor than that of the 23.
I believe you can get by without changing the extractor, at least for range and plinking use. However, for SD purposes, you should use a G19 extractor in your 23.

ADK_40GLKr
01-30-2013, 10:26
Crockett?
Different calibers and frames for different purposes!

To clarify:
G17 for putting small holes in big paper at IDPA: accurate, low recoil for a lot of shots, and cheap to run.

G27 Short, concealable, powerful for Self/home defense.

G38 medium length, big hole, occasional SD/HD, challenge to reload and shoot well, a bit of a maverick and non-conformist, adrenaline rush.

.50 Caliber Muzzle loader Extends my deer season.

MPJC
01-30-2013, 10:54
I love my Glock 26 OD because it's easy to shoot, light recoil, accurate and just because I am a 9mm fan.

SGT278ACR
01-30-2013, 12:46
G26. The recoil is easier to manage and you get one extra round.

^^^ This. Other than above, really it's pretty much the same gun... just more of a question on preferable caliber. Either one is more than adequate. I prefer the G26 for 9mm myself. I think .40 is just too snappy of a round for a sub compact.

DrtyHarry
01-30-2013, 12:58
27 for me, hands down. As I mentioned in another thread, using a timer....I can draw and shoot both the 26 and the 27 with the same accuracy and time. This being the case for me, I went with the 27 for the more powerful round. Made sense.




DH

awoodpd13
01-30-2013, 13:00
I did own both of these, and liked both. But now I wish I never sold them. I want to buy either a 26 or 27. What is your choice and why?

Thanks.

G27:
I *SLIGHTLY* favor the .40 S&W round over the 9mm;
I carried a G-22 at work (G27 BUG) for many years prior to retirement;
Mrs awoodpd13 is still a working Probation Officer, and is issued a G23. With my GLOCKS also being chambered in .40 S&W, we avoid having to buy and keep up with 2 different calibers on ammo. :cool::cool::cool: