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Glock 26 or 27 for first gun....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by all4glock, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. all4glock

    all4glock Member

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    I am wondering what you all would choose as your first gun...a 9mm glock 26 or a 40 cal glock 27? I am not wanting suggestions on other options for guns..just want to know what you think between these 2.......

    I do not mind recoil....and have shot both guns..like both..just want your opinions..what would you buy between the 2 if I gave you $500
     
  2. glockman19

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    If it's your first gun then I'd go with the Glock 19. I find Glock .40 caliber guns a bit snappy in the recoil department. In a .40 I prefer the heavier Sig & Hk.

    If and when you decide to cary I would get the glock 26.

    Final reason Glock 26 over 27 is the price of ammo. 9mm will be cheaper to shoot
     
  3. all4glock

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    I guess I should mention that I had a 19...got rid of it.....at the time my wife was not real keen on guns in the house with a 2 year old......now she has finally come around...and now I want a sub.......so opinions on the 26/27 please
     
  4. Pilot

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    The 26 is a great sub compact 9MM. I like that better than the 27. In that size 9MM is more controlable.
     
  5. SRT1

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    I have a 27 and between the two I would go with the heavier hitting power of the .40. Recoil on both is not bad as you know since you've shot both. I'm assuming that you're getting it to carry since you've gone with just these two, so I would never give up power between two such "close together" weapons.
    Just my two cents.
    Good luck!
    SRT
     
  6. DoubleTapDrew

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    I wanted a 27 but a deal that was too good to pass came up on a 26 so I got it. Not long after, I got a glock 23 and after the first few range trips I though "man am I glad I got a 26 instead of a 27".
    Since you shot both which one were you quicker and more accurate with?
     
  7. glockman19

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    In that case by all means get the 26. I regularly carry a Glock 26, S&W 442/642 and Kimber Ultra II depending on location, dress and season.
     
  8. Fat Pat210

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    I love shooting the 27 but the 26 will be cheaper to shoot and practice with.
     
  9. CountGlockula

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    Go to a range that rents and try them out for yourself.

    If you around my parts, I'd let you try the G27. I love the .40S&W.
     
  10. skers69

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    I have the g26 myself. If you can try both before you buy. I find that guns are kind of like cars....better to take a test drive before you just go and buy one without driving it.
     
  11. wtfd661

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    Glock 26. ammo price for 9mm for target practice a lot cheaper and 9mm JHP for SD is definitely adequate.
     
  12. oneounceload

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    my 26 shoots better with the magazine with the extended finger grip - not as accurate as my 17, but will do what it is intended for just fine
     
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    I trust my life to the G26.
     
  14. 357sigRog

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    Glock 26, mostly because the price of ammo is cheaper and you can practice more just like others have said.
     
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    I just picked one up myself, and voted Glock 26.

    Really, in my hands, I notice very little loss of shootability over the full-sized 17. I can still make hits on silhouettes out to 50 yards, and the 26 stands half a prayer of fitting in a pants pocket. Between the 9mm and .40, I've always thought that either is adequate for defensive uses. After all, they are handguns, not death rays; there is no magic answer.

    I've fired a 27, and it was okay, but set up a case of hand tremors that lasted the rest of the evening. No such issues with the 26 in my hands; I cranked through about 130-rounds the other day, and only stopped due to time constraints.
     
  16. Airman193SOS

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    My first gun was a G27. I've had no regrets.
     
  17. glockdriver

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    glock 27

    I was carrying a full custom Ruger SP-101 when the G26/27s came out. I traded it for the G-27 and I've never looked back
     
  18. Ken Rainey

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    I'd have to recommend the G26. I picked up a used one years ago and the more I shot it and carried it, the better I liked it....it has become an almost constant companion...I even bought another one to have just in case my primary were to ever be out of commission or "detained" at some point in time. And all this coming from a big time 1911 and revolver fan. Also, in addition to the better priced ammo, it'll be easier for your wife to shoot as well - no, I'm not saying she can't handle a .40...but I certainly do prefer the 9mm as far as recoil and control is concerned!
     
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    26.

    For that size, and GLOCK is good in 9mm I.M.O. but Y.M.M.V.
     
  20. Flopsy

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    I had the same decision to make and I ended up buying the 27. I regretted it. I couldn't hit a damn thing and it was uncomfortable to shoot. The 26 would have been a more suitable package for me.
     
  21. KBintheSLC

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    Can't go wrong with a G26. I've had mine through about 2 years and about 1500 rounds. Never a single failure of any kind, always accurate, easy to carry, easy to shoot, durable as sin, affordable, holds 11 rounds standard, and can hold up to 34 rounds if you feel the need. 9mm is the most available center fire pistol round in the world.

    I have a hard time finding something I don't like about mine... oh wait, I don't like the fact that I am lacking a G34 to accompany it.
     
  22. FranklyTodd

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    My first carry gun was a 27, traded it for a 26 and liked it much better.

    You can shoot cheap 9mm practice loads, and carry +P or +P+ for ballistic performance comparable to the 27.
     
  23. Dollar An Hour

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    26 (or 19). Since cheaper ammo = more practice time and the 9mms are less punishing on the shooter.
     
  24. Ben86

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    They are basically the same gun, just a different caliber. Which makes me wonder why you or anyone keeps making threads like this. The real question is whether you like the .40 or 9mm more in a sub-compact.

    I prefer 9mm in subcompacts. It has less recoil, more capacity, cheaper ammo and nearly the same stopping power.
     
  25. gallo

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    With all the threads here about a migration to 9mm because of the ammo prices, perhaps you can find a good deal on the 27.
     
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