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Keep the Glock 36 or trade for a Glock 27?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Big_Bullet, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. Big_Bullet

    Big_Bullet Member

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    Hi all. I've owned my G36 for a few years. It's an excellent gun, but since I carry with a Smart Carry style holster (completely inside the pants, near the crotch), I think I would carry a little more comfortably with the shorter G27. I know that the grip on the G27 is about 1/16th thicker, but the shorter length and shorter heighth are what I'm interested in. I would also gain three rounds with ten rather than seven. I also own a G21 and a G23. I like both rounds but I don't want to regret trading the G36 for a G27. If any of you carry with a smart carry style holster, could help me make my decision. Also, I've read the caliber war debates here and am not convinced which caliber I should carry. Please help me make up my mind, if you don't mind.

    Thanks,

    BB
     
  2. khegglie

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    keep 36, get 27......
     
  3. David E

    David E Member

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    If ever a holster was mis-named, it's this one.
     
  4. TimboKhan

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    Your on your own there for the most part. Caliber wars exist primarily because people will fight for their personal preferences to the death, and because there is a certain kind of gun person that likes to navigate the back alleys of ballistics.

    Truth? With proper bullet selection, any of the popular SD calibers are satisfactory, and to my mind, it really does boil down to what you shoot best with. I like shooting .45, but the simple fact of the matter is that on the whole I can shoot a 9mm pistol faster and more accurately. Similarly, my interest in revolvers pretty much begins and ends with .357, which truth be told is in my view just about the most versatile cartridge for a handgun there is.

    I've nothing against a .40, or a 10mm, or a 41 Special or whatever else, and there really are genuine differences in performance between each of them. However, with good bullets, the 9mm will do everything I want a SD round to do with less penalty to accuracy, speed and ability to buy enough rounds to practice with consistently.

    So, to sum up here... There are differences between calibers but what it boils down to is what compromises you are willing to give up for whatever advantage it is you want. There is no perfect caliber/cartridge.
     
  5. powder

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    Keep the 36 and get an IWB THeis holster.
     
  6. bergmen

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    The last thing I would ever do is trade my G36 for anything. This is an excellent, comfortable carry .45 that has all of the good stuff going for it (accuracy, dependability, etc.). I generally carry IWB in an Uncle Mikes Sidekick. I don't care about capacity since I have no problem carrying an Airweight with five rounds.

    Dan
     
  7. 777TRUTH

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    So true. If you can afford it I would say to add the 27 to your collection.
     
  8. rvanpelt

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    Definitely keep the 36. If you need something smaller with more capacity, get a G26. Love both of mine:)
    Rod van Pelt
     
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