help glock 26 or 27

Discussion in 'What Glock Should I Get' started by 1badbonny, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. 1badbonny

    1badbonny New Member

    I'm stuck between 9mm an .40 cal I've Shot the glock 22 and 19 an can safely abs accurately controll them I have smaller hands so that's y I am goin with either the 26 or 27
  2. iRockGlock

    iRockGlock Well-Known Member

    Both are great!
    G26 cheaper to shoot
    G27 gots the power, not too back recoil
    With the G27 you can convert it to 357sig or 9mm
    Can't do that with a 9mm

  3. iRockGlock

    iRockGlock Well-Known Member

    G27 all the way. That's my carry
  4. 1badbonny

    1badbonny New Member

    Ok kool how much for the conversion which is the barrel an slide correct
  5. Shoot them both, pick the one you like better. Personally I go for the 26. Lighter for every day carry, more then capable of cancelling christmas
  6. 1badbonny

    1badbonny New Member

    O ya I'm gonna shoot both before I buy
  7. iRockGlock

    iRockGlock Well-Known Member

    You can find a good used one for $80 factory barrel or some aftermarket ones around $120
  8. I always recommend at least 200 rounds per gun for a test. For the average person your hands and fingers will start to feel it around 100, and going to 200 gives you an idea of how well you can operate a particular handgun when you start to feel fatigue. Also fire the gun one handed, using both hands. Operate the mag release one handed, with both hands, etc. You won't always be 100%, so don't test that way :)
  9. iRockGlock

    iRockGlock Well-Known Member

    Real good advise :)
  10. 1badbonny

    1badbonny New Member

    Thanks great advise much appreciated
  11. pook

    pook New Member

    Either are fine pistols and will do a great job as your CCW.

    It will go back to the old 9mm vs .40 cal debate - Does the 9mm has the stopping power to take down the BG?
    Its like Coke vs. Pepsi.....Mac vs. PC....Ford vs. Chevy.....Blondes vs. Brunettes......Doggy vs. Missionary.
    There will be about one-gazillion opinions...and they'll all be right. They'll be right for that particular person because we're entitled to our fair opinions. So like em or not, here's mine:

    I conceal carry a Gen4 Glock 26, in a good holster, with Speer Gold Dot 124gr JHP's. I chose the Glock 26 as my CCW because the lower cost of 9mm ammo allows me to shoot more often versus using .40 cal ammo. With more range time and less recoil - I'm extremely confident in putting 2 rounds center mass at any conceivable pistol fighting range.

    For me (and this is my opinion) - Shot Placement > Caliber

    So pook, you're saying screw it...I should just go buy a .22 LR and just shoot the BG's eyes out because with the low cost of .22 LR ammo - I'll be Top Shot in no time!!!

    Of course, I'm not advocating carrying a Ruger .22 LR so you can shoot 1000 rounds 4x/week and become accurate due to the cheap cost of .22 cal ammo. But, countless ballistic gel tests and ammo reviews gives me confidence in the 9mm JHP round. Especially when I feel extreme confidence in my shot placement. IMO - the 9mm round is the MINIMUM anyone should carry. Sorry 380 lovers. But hey, this is pook's opinion. And pook knows what pook likes!

    With either pistol, I recommend getting the Pearce Grip mag extension for the lil piggy that cried all the way home:

    Good luck...and btw: Coke, Mac, Ford, Brunettes, Doggy :cool:
  12. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Hve pearce grips on all my glocks :)
  13. Ghost23

    Ghost23 New Member

    Ive got the Pearce on my Glock 29
  14. harleybass47

    harleybass47 New Member

    I have both G26 and G27. I have a Laserlite on the 27 I carry, my wife carries the 26. Both are fine but the 27 has a little more snap to the recoil.
  15. VCMike

    VCMike New Member

    Go for the 27 as you can always shoot 9's in a conversion barrel.
  16. iRockGlock

    iRockGlock Well-Known Member

    As well as .357 Sig
  17. deputy125

    deputy125 New Member

    conversion barrels

    question concerning the conversion barrels and the glock 27.......

    are the 9mm conversions reliable enough in your opinion for ccw or do you tend to use the conversions just as a gun range expediency? you feel more comfortable/confident with the factory chambering/equipment as the weapon was designed for.........or are you satisified with the quality of after-market conversions enough to be confident in their usage for self-defense?
  18. Levelcross

    Levelcross New Member

    Let me make this easy...BOTH...LOL
    .40 or 9mm the price is close for both so it is what ever tweeks your trigger.
  19. fls348

    fls348 New Member

    The smaller hands is irrelevant; A G26 grip is the same dimensions as a G19, the G19 is a little less than 1/2" longer. However, if your going to put a pinky extension on the G26 might as well stick with the G19 they'll end up being the same length.

    When it comes to concealing your gun the handle is the only factor, therefor why not have the extra barrel length (you'll be more accurate) and the extra 1/2" on the G19 is going to give you 3 extra rounds...

    I've had literally everything at one time or another over the years and now the only thing I carry is my G19 IWB; I'm 6'3" 200lbs. so pretty thin and I can conceal it perfectly without any printing.

    {Of course if your leaning towards a G27 then replace advice above w/ a G27 & G23 everything comes out about the same}
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012