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This is a discussion on Glock 27 within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'll bet if she had a chance to try the 26 she'd like it better and maybe practice with it more? There's some really good ...

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    I'll bet if she had a chance to try the 26 she'd like it better and maybe practice with it more?

    There's some really good 9mm ammo out there and even though I have .40's, I wouldn't mind at all if I could only carry a 9mm.

    The one gal I know that carries prefers the 26 to the 27.
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    I can't directly compare the G23 and G27, since i only own the G27 (i also have a G17 and G19 so i know how the G23 would feel in my hand). I'm a fairy strong guy and I find the G27 has lots of recoil. It's much hard for me to shoot than my other .40 cals (springfield XD and Sig). At the range my hand is usually tired after a box of 50 rounds. My wife hates it and only ever shot it once, she prefers the G19. I use the G27 as my carry gun since it conceals so nicely, but I would strongly encourage you to have her try it first, my guess is that she'll hate it. I'm always bringing new people to the range with me, and no one has ever liked shooting the G27, they usually go through one magazine and then go with my other guns for the rest of the day. I like the gun, especially as a nice carry piece. But it's not much fun to shoot after one box of ammo.

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    I have to comment on Mikes' post above. To me, (and im a small thin lanky guy, about 6'1" 155-160lbs- i am obviously not the strongest guy you'll ever meet! haha) i DO NOT find the 27 to be uncomfortable to shoot, or to have "excessive" recoil. My last range session lasted about 450-500 rounds, with no hand soreness or fatigue. However it does have a considerable muzzle flip... which is a pretty good reason to get your lady the 9mm..... Unless you're confident she can plant one right in one of the BG's eyes without a doubt and regardless of circumstances. (And if you were that confident you wouldnt be asking any questions about it,... in fact you would just carry your lady around everywhere like a backpack!)
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    I have rented a G26 and G27 at a commercial range to compare recoil side-by-side. The G27's recoil was punishing enough to make me dread going to the range if I were to own one; I find it hard to believe that a female shooter would enjoy it.

    I know that in the 9 mm series, the G19 compact has a lot less felt recoil than the G26 subcompact; some of that is due to the weight of the larger frame and some due to its longer grip. I assume that is true of the .40 caliber G23 compact compared with the G27 subcompact as well.

    If your lady friend likes the G23, it is not necessarily a good assumption that she'll like the G27. I would bet she'd be happier with the 9 mm. Try to find a place to rent the gun or borrow a friend's so she can shoot it before you buy.

    P.S. I just bought a G23; picked it up today after having night sights installed, but haven't been to the range with it yet. I can't wait.

    P.P.S. I also just bought a .32 cal. Beretta Tomcat for my so that she won't complain about recoil. Hopefully, she'll shoot it enough to graduate to better defense calibers later on. I also like the tilt-up barrel so she doesn't have to rack the slide to chamber a round, under normal circumstances.
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    I don't know the actual weights, but I can't imagine that the mass of the frame of a G19 is so significantly more than that of the G26. I would therefore be much more likely to attribute any difference in recoil to the difference in the grip. That has to surely account for something -- if not all of it.

    Reminds me of my conversation with a friend today, about how much further someone could kick a football filled with helium, as opposed to air. He said it had been attempted by someone at some point, and that the difference was negligible. I wonder if the additional mass of a G19's frame would have that much ability to reduce felt recoil in that gun as compared with a G26...
    I'm not asserting that I know it's negligible -- just my own uninformed suspicion.

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    ok heres another question. recoil between 19/23 is there a big difference ive heard that they are about the same but the .40 has a little more. so i would think that a 26/27 would be about the same thing not enough to make a difference. i dont want to get something and have her hate shooting because thats not what i'm looking for. but the range that i go shoot at are a bunch of con-artist and charge a arm and a leg to rent a gun. yeah its cheaper than buying a gun and have her not like it but...

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    Not to much difference between the 19 and 23. A little bit more flash, some more flip, but not a whole lot.

    What part of IN are you, maybe I can help you out with some guns you can try...

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    I carried a 27 for years, it was my only gun for awhile. If i would go blinking and shoot a couple of 100 rounds through it. It got a little uncomfortable. It's fine for a carry gun, personally i feel if you are not comfortable shooting it you might not want to practice.Someone else gave a good suggestion,If you can rent one. I would'nt buy a car without driving it first.
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    Everyone has different opinions. Having owned both the G26 and the G27, IMO the difference in recoil is minimal. I would go for the G27.
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    Thumper said it best:
    I'll bet if she had a chance to try the 26 she'd like it better and maybe practice with it more?
    That's really what I'm trying to get at when I was pushing the idea of the 26, or 19 if compact is preferred. We are talking about the issue of recoil, and why take a chance when it can be eliminated by backing off from the .40.

    I've owned both the 27 and 26, and in my opinion, the 27 is much stronger in recoil and with it puts out one whale of a muzzle blast, especially at an indoor range. Get something that she can enjoy for an extended range session. I say get her to try a 26 or 19 and I think she will fall in love with it, and not miss the .40 at all.
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    Glock2123 already stated that his gf can shoot his G23 well. The G27 does not have much more recoil than a G23. The G26 is a fine weapon that I have owned in the past. But he seems to want his gf to have the G27 for the ability to use his G23 mags. This makes sense. If he had a G19 than I would recommend the G26 for the same reason.

    Glock2123, I think that your gf will be fine with the G27. But, perhaps you should rent both guns or see if some buddies who own them both can come to the range with you so your gf can shoot them both.

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    Hehe, why not just get her her own G23 then and just avoid the whole what should I get her thing altogether :). I own a G27 and it shoots great for me, have shot the 26, little less snap. Everyone has brought up valid points as to why and why not. Yous say she shoots yours fine, get her one and you can both use the same mags :) my 2c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkhangel View Post
    Hehe, why not just get her her own G23 then and just avoid the whole what should I get her thing altogether :). I own a G27 and it shoots great for me, have shot the 26, little less snap. Everyone has brought up valid points as to why and why not. Yous say she shoots yours fine, get her one and you can both use the same mags :) my 2c

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    i wanted to get her something smaller because shes like 120lbs soaking wet. i figured that the 27 would be better for her to hide than a G23. i could always use a spare G23

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    If I can hijack the thread somewhat, have those who own a Glock 27 ever had feeding problems with it? There have been several threads over on Glock Talk lately about problems feeding the little stubbie .40s.
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    my wife likes the g26 over the g27. when we go to the range she takes the g26 most of the time. the gun she shoots the most (and carries) is her s&w model 36. i would have her look at the s&w line of j-frames. you might be shock when she goes for a lady smith for her carry gun.

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