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I'm trying to decide on whether to get a 26 or 27 to carry in the waistband. I have a 30sf but I print a bit with my dress clothes on. Any suggestions on the two. I know they are the same size but different caliber but thought I get some other good opinions from people who own glocks (who i consider to be very smart because of that)!!!!
 

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Thanks 1jimmy. by the way how do you feel about the 33 (357 sig)? Local gun store has one on sale. I've been told it's similar to the 40 but i'm not sure.
 

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they are very close but i don't know about the ammo situation with the 357. cost and availability. if its dirt cheap i might be inclined to go with it seeing how its the same size and weight of the 27.
 

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Get the 26. The ammo's a lot cheaper and you really need to practice like crazy. Run loads and loads of ball ammo through it, that 26, and then use all the money you saved and spend it on some really wonderful +P+ JHP ammo, and practice with that, too.
 

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All my handguns are 9mm fed, coincidence or intentional I can't really say. I will say have no regrets whatsoever with my Gen4 G26. However, my Walther PPS being a tad slimmer is a bit easier to conceal. Also, take consideration of situational awareness & environment may dictate a CCW such as G26 w/ double stack mags.
 

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Both are nice pistols but of the two, I'd rather have the .40

I had a G22 with a G27 as backup. The nice thing about the 22 and 27 is that the 27 can accept Mags from the 22.
 

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I carry a Glock 27 and love it. I traded in my G22 for one for easier concealment. Wishing I would have kept the G22 but money was tight at the time. I actually think I shoot better with my 27 as compared to the 22. Is that to be expected or what are your guys thoughts on that? Maybe its just in my head. But I love the feel of a smaller handgun.
 

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For carry conceal, I carry either a 40mm or 357 cal, 9mm is OK, but I like the stopping power of the other, call it kick.

For backup, either a Sig or Colt, or small revolver, 38+P
 

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With either the 27 or the 33, all it takes is a barrel change to shoot the other round. Of the two, I much prefer the .357 Sig. While it isn't cheap, availablity has never been a problem for me here.
 

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I have a carried a 27 for years and trust its operation. Having shot both the 26 and 27, the difference in recoil is not much (it gets a little more pronounced in the compact and standard size). In my opinion, it comes down to a choice between calibers, 40SW vs 9mm. With modern hollowpoints, a 9mm can be very effective. Capacity is a plus for the 26 (10) over the 27(9) as well.

My only experience with .357 sig round is in my HKp-2000. Even though I have 9mm conversion barrels for my .40 Glocks, I only carry in original configuration. Sig ammo is expensive and hard to find in my neck of the woods. However, if it works for you, go for it.
 

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With quality ammo I thinks it really doesn't matter which you go with. My EDC is a G26 and I generally prefer 9mm over 40, but I still enjoy shooting my G22. However, if you get a G27 you have the option of getting a conversion barrel.
 

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Thanks 1jimmy. by the way how do you feel about the 33 (357 sig)? Local gun store has one on sale. I've been told it's similar to the 40 but i'm not sure.
The actual .357 bullet is closer to the 9mm in size. The casing(shell) is closer to the .40 As someone said before, if you get a 27 or 33 you can get a stock barrel from the other and have both in the same weapon. Both can use the same magazines. You can also get a 9mm conversion barrel(27 and 33) and 26 mags and use 9mm too.

That .357 sig round is a significantly faster round with higher penetration.

Here are some ballistics to help you with your decision:

9mm 147 gr JHP 1032 f/s Ballistics Gel Expansion -0.62"
.357 SIG 125 gr JHP 1319 f/s Ballistics Gel Expansion -0.63"
.40 S&W 180 gr JHP 995 f/s Ballistics Gel Expansion -0.68"
 

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Can't go wrong with any of these.

.40 S&W and .357 SIG will take care of business and modern 9mm ammo is good to go. When comparing these 3, shot placement is king.

I'd suggest renting all 3 (if possible) and picking the one YOU shoot best.
 

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I'd been asking the same question until last Thursday when I found you can buy a 9mm barrel and use 9mm magazines in your M27. I went to Cabela's on Saturday and bought the 27! I haven't ordered the barrel yet (checkbook has to cool off a bit) but will be doing so soon. Hope posting a link is acceptable, just signed up to post this for you: Lone Wolf Distributors - Products - Conversion
 

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I'd been asking the same question until last Thursday when I found you can buy a 9mm barrel and use 9mm magazines in your M27. I went to Cabela's on Saturday and bought the 27! I haven't ordered the barrel yet (checkbook has to cool off a bit) but will be doing so soon. Hope posting a link is acceptable, just signed up to post this for you: Lone Wolf Distributors - Products - Conversion
You can also drop a G33 barrel in it and shoot .357 SIG...truly a multi-purpose pistol.
 

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Up until recently, I was also torn between the two. But after shooting them both I found that the 26 was much easier to get back on target than the 27. I don't think that would always have to be the case, but when your talking about baby glocks… that generally holds true.
 

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I have a 9mm barrel for my G23 and G22, but unless you change the ejector and recoil spring (in gen4) you wont get the same reliability.
 

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I have a 9mm barrel for my G23 and G22, but unless you change the ejector and recoil spring (in gen4) you wont get the same reliability.
Is that common in gen4 models with conversion barrels?

I have a gen3 G22 that I use with a KKM 9mm barrel and stock ejector and spring. Its be flawless in over 1000 rounds.
 
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