Glock 27???


October 25, 2011, 09:57 PM
I have a glock 26 for CCW, should I get a G27, and if so why?

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October 25, 2011, 09:59 PM
Guns are like any other thing people collect... So, why not?

October 25, 2011, 10:03 PM
I don't own either, but have some experience with them.

By all accounts, they're both excellent guns.

If you do get a 27, you could then sell the 26 and buy a 9mm conversion barrel and be capable of shooting 9mm or .40 in the same gun with the switch of a barrel and mag.

Of course you could also keep the 26 and have both.

October 25, 2011, 10:18 PM
You could get a glock 27 if it "tickled your fancy."
But why?

I wouldn't. A glock 27 won't really accomplish anything that a glock 26 won't do. Maybe if you have EVERY other gun you would EVER wish to own, and/or were SWIMMING in income. I'd spend the money on reloading equipment, ammo, training, or another gun which serves a different purpose. That's just me. In the end, you are free to spend your money however you see fit. If you get a G27, enjoy!

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October 25, 2011, 10:22 PM
Yea, my first post was pretty vague but so was the question... Why are thinking about getting it? Do you not feel comfortable with the 9mm's stopping power? Or are you like me and want both because it tickles your fancy?

October 25, 2011, 10:58 PM
The 27 is the most shootable small .40 I have ever handled. Like the note above you can get a barrel and shoot 9mm if you like.

October 26, 2011, 12:29 AM
Sure, if you can handle the recoil. Try it first. Everyone that's shot my G27 has turned to me and given me a "WTH? Is this normal?" look. Except my shooting buddy. Not a peep out of her. Though she did get tendonitis after a single session.

October 26, 2011, 12:39 AM
No complaints on mine, if you feel the need to have a 40, do it. The fact that you can swap in .357 and 9mm barrels is another plus

October 26, 2011, 01:45 AM
Only if you want one, I've got a PPS so I'm good with the compact .40 but I do want to pick up a 26. I love those little guns, great shooters.

October 26, 2011, 03:08 AM
Been there, done that...

While the G27 is a fine weapon (as is the G26) I did find it to be a bit too snappy when firing one-handed.
Especially with only my weak hand.

These days I carry a Glock 26....

October 26, 2011, 05:41 AM
I wouldn't.

October 26, 2011, 06:29 AM
Id look into getting a 23 or 19 instead so you have a little bigger and concealable

October 26, 2011, 06:46 AM
I have both and both have been equally flawless. Go for it.

October 26, 2011, 06:59 AM
I'd rather put the money into a 19 or 17, and keep the 26 as a backup that takes the bigger pistol's mags. Of course, if just want a .40 S&W pistol that will fit all the holsters & mag pouches you already have for your 26 then 27 is the obvious answer. I guess it comes down to what do you want to do with it?

October 26, 2011, 07:03 AM
I have chosen the 40 caliber Glocks. I'll second Purgatory's advice. Get the 9mm conversion bbl and you'll have both.

October 26, 2011, 09:21 AM
Yes, I think you should. Just don't get rid of the 26. I can tell you after years and years of being "in to" guns, you will never regret a purchase like you will a sell.

As for going to the 27, I say do it. You'll never know if it was the right choice unless you try it out for yourself.

October 26, 2011, 10:02 AM
27 is the answer.

October 26, 2011, 11:28 AM
Both are good. The only difference is the caliber so it just depends on whether or not you want a larger caliber and a little more recoil. I prefer the bigger round so I would get the 27.

October 26, 2011, 11:44 AM
I shoot better with my brother's G27 than his G22. The .40's alleged recoil issues are much ado about nothing. Well, not nothing, but very little.

How is the reliability of the gun with a 9mm conversion barrel & 9mm magazine? I might consider that.

October 26, 2011, 01:19 PM
I have a G27 and a G23, I have the Lone Wolf conversion barrels for both even though I could have used the G23 lone wolf in my G27 with some extra barrel sticking out the front. With 9mm magazines both pistols function perfectly, point of impact is the same. I have heard instances where folks had functioning problems with the LW barrels, but that is going to happen one in a while. Not ever gun fires perfectly out of the box.

October 26, 2011, 03:46 PM
I've carried the 26 for about 3 yrs, IWB, but wanted more power . Found out I could carry the 23 just as easily with the right holster !

October 26, 2011, 11:21 PM
If you do get a 27, you could then sell the 26 and buy a 9mm conversion barrel and be capable of shooting 9mm or .40 in the same gun with the switch of a barrel and mag.
Exactly what I did. Thing is that I shot better with G17 over G26, but my G27 shoots as well as the G22. It is very accurate, more so than G26 in my opinion.

G27 may have been designed/engineered differently due to the heavier recoil of the 40S&W and makes accurate shooting full-power 9mm loads with the conversion barrel very doable.

BTW, using Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrel, my factory G27 mags feed 9mm without issues. Here's mine with Pearce +1 base extension.

October 27, 2011, 01:33 PM
After I bought my G26, thinking it was the only Glock I'd want to own, I was offered a LNIB G27 with night sights for a price that was pretty much too good to pass up.

Now, after over 11,000 rounds have been fired through each of them, I picked up a second G26. ;)

If I were only going to own ONE of them, it would be a G26.

The G27, however, is a pretty decent little pistol for the caliber. Not as controllable as my M&P 40c or 4013TSW, but more comfortable to shoot than my 4040PD. Smaller than my standard SW9940, too.

The G26 is less taxing for extended range sessions than my G27, even when shooting +P & +P+ loads.

I don't favor using conversion barrels for dedicated defensive guns, so own both the G26 & G27 suits my needs.

I still liked the G26 well enough to buy a second one, though. ;)

Suit yourself.

FWIW, over the course of several years a lot of the folks at my agency were faced with choosing between the G26 & G27 for off-duty weapons. More often than not, after having tried both on the firing line, more folks chose the G26 than G27. Just depends how much time you're willing to invest in mastering the increased felt recoil of the .40 S&W compared to the 9mm.

Both are decent.

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October 28, 2011, 09:44 AM
my factory G27 mags feed 9mm without issues
Really?? I've never heard that before

October 28, 2011, 10:15 AM
I carry a Glock 27. As others here have done, I too bought a 9mm conversion barrel. I also bought a 357sig barrel and carry the 357sig in the winter time when I might need more penetration from my bullets to get through the winter coats & leather jackets. (If the bullet never reaches their body, then they surely aren't going to stop their attack...are they?)

I only use the 9mm conversion barrel at the range, but I have never experienced an ftf in it, so I would be comfortable if I found myself carrying it in a self defense situation. BUT I do use the 9mm mags when converting to 9mm. Maybe my 40s&w mags would feed the 9mm reliably, but the 9mm rounds don't fit in the mag as tight as they should. They also look like they are going to pop through the steel top brackets and fly away. I'll pass on shooting 9mm out of 40s&w mags but I will shoot the 357sig ammo out of them.

October 28, 2011, 10:25 AM
When using Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrels, I need to use G17 mags in G22 but factory G27 feed/chamber 9mm without issues for me, even with the +1 Pearce grip extension. Of course, G17 mags work fine in G27 with the conversion barrel.

Those experiencing feed problems with factory G27 mags may need to check spring/mag follower wear. My Gen3 G27 mag followers point the 9mm right towards the opening of the chamber.

October 28, 2011, 10:56 AM
I agree that the 27 will not accomplish more than the 26. I own both, but carry the 27. I'm very practiced with the 27. Only thing that is tough for me to get good at is, one handed, off handed. I like the 40 caliber. It may have slightly more stopping power, but with advances in SD ammo probably not a huge difference. Switching to the 27 you are giving up 3 rounds of ammo. I do carry a back up mag. If the 26 works well for you then stick with it. But if you just want to carry the 40, the 27 is a fine choice.

October 28, 2011, 12:23 PM
I know this isn't the question, but get the G19. Great gun, if you get the gen 4 with the latest RSA and ejector. Have heard that it is now a flawless weapon, with strong, consistent ejection. I have mine coming soon, probably within the next week or so.

Good luck!

October 28, 2011, 12:32 PM
my factory G27 mags feed 9mm without issues

Really?? I've never heard that before
I have heard of this also.

Some say it causes failures, but, for some, the 9mm's strip from the .40 mag and feed just fine.

Pretty cool, really. If 9mm runs just fine out of your existing .40 mags, no need to even buy new mags. Just switch out the barrel and insert stand-by mag loaded with 9mm. Lickity split.

October 28, 2011, 01:46 PM
If I already owned a G26, I probably would not be looking into getting a G27 any time soon.

But having said that -- the G27 is on my short list of "the one handgun I would keep, if I could only keep one."

...And that's coming from a revolver guy! :o

The G27 feels to me like pretty much the ideal optimization of size to power. It does kick a bit more than its 9mm sibling, but in an emergency situation, I think my appreciation for the lead heading downstream would out-weigh any concerns about the force coming back.

Speaking of 9mm -- I have a KKM conversion barrel for my G27, which allows for cheaper practice at the range. A quick swap-out of the barrel back to .40 allows for reacclimitization to the greater power and snap.

If absolutely reduced to owning only one handgun, my agonized choices would come down to a .22 revolver, a .357 revolver, or the G27.


October 28, 2011, 10:28 PM
Why carry a GLOCK 27? Two words....bigger hole!

October 28, 2011, 10:55 PM
Take a look at the 34. :D

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