Glock 27

Glock 27

This is a discussion on Glock 27 within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; i am wanting to get a Glock 27 for my gf, she can shoot my G23 very well my question is about recoil. is recoil ...

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    Glock 27

    i am wanting to get a Glock 27 for my gf, she can shoot my G23 very well my question is about recoil. is recoil more in a G27 than the 23? also why i wanted to get her a G27 instead of a G26 is because i have extra magazines i can use plus extra defense ammo that she can use? what do you think?


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    I think its a great idea, if she likes to shoot your G23. You said she shoots it very well, but does she like it? I have a G23 and a G27, and I tend to shoot my G27 a little better. But, I have heard from others the opposite! I like it so I can switch the mags and use the big ones if needed in the baby Glock. Go for it - if she can handle it!!

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    yeah she likes it i have a taurus pt100 and a glock 21 that she shoots she said she likes my 23 the best so i didnt know if the 27 had a lot more recoil than the 23

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    G27 has slightly more recoil than G23

    I have a G23 and have shot the G27. It seems to me that with the same ammo, the G27 has slightly more felt recoil. I think it is because the G27 is a little lighter in weight, and I can only get 2 fingers on the G27 grip, but can get 3 fingers on the G23 grip.

    The G27 does conceal more easily, of course, which is an advantage.

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    Its a little snappier - but not a whole bunch.

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    Take her to a range and see if they have one you can rent. It'll cost a couple of bucks but be a lot cheaper than buying her a gun she doesn't like.

    I think a 27 is next on my list.
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    Don't rule out the Glock 26 for her...I went through exactly this and buying the 27 was a big mistake. Between the 27 and 26 there is a significant difference in recoil. My comments assume you'll go with the sub-compact; I don't have experience to compare the 23 and 27 in this regard.

    I encourage caution--the worst thing you could do is turn someone off from shooting due to recoil.
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    27'S are not bad at all in recoil. In fact, you really can't tell the difference between a 23 and a 27. Its there, but very slight.

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    keep your opinions coming thanks guys

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    i have extra magazines i can use
    In addition to what has been said about recoil, wouldn't using the larger mags negate the concealability of the G27, unless they are only used at the range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dglockster View Post
    In addition to what has been said about recoil, wouldn't using the larger mags negate the concealability of the G27, unless they are only used at the range?


    i would use the mags at range only but i might carry them and use for backups.

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    Glock 27

    I second what Pogo said. Slightly more felt recoil in my hands with the G27, than the G23. G27 is more compact and has a shorter grip. I'd suggest having her try one, if at all possible, BEFORE you buy one. Both guns being able to use the same ammo and magazines is appealing and partly why I have both a G23 & G27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dglockster View Post
    In addition to what has been said about recoil, wouldn't using the larger mags negate the concealability of the G27, unless they are only used at the range?

    Well, I have had a G27 since 1996, and it is great for CCW.
    When the price came down on full capacity magazines for the Glock 22 (15 rounds) I bought a few of those.

    I keep my G27 in a nylon DeSantis IWB holster that has a spare magazine pouch along the top. I used to keep a spare 9-rounder from the G27 in it, but now I keep a G22 mag in there.

    I think you're right that you would compromise the concealability that the G27 offers if you went around with the G22 mag in the well. Not so if the G22 mag is kept along as a spare, though. So with 9+1 in the gun, and 15 more in a spare mag, you're pretty well set, I think.

    I cannot offer a view on recoil between the 27, 23, and 22, or the 26 for that matter, having fired only the 27. I wouldn't characterize it as the easiest gun to handle, but it's certainly not punishing. I am sure I could use some work on followup sight alignment...

    I certainly would not buy a G27 for a woman who hadn't had a chance to try one out, though. Like someone said, you can probably rent one for $10 a session rather than spending $450 and finding out it's unsuitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sass20485 View Post
    Both guns being able to use the same ammo and magazines is appealing and partly why I have both a G23 & G27.

    Well, technically the G27 magazines won't go into the G23 or G22, right? Too short? But the longer ones will go into the smaller guns...

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    I too, CERTAINLY woudnt rule out the G26. the G27 like said above, is not the easiest gun to shoot. Now before naysayers come in bashing my post, I can shoot the gun reasonably. However, my gf cant shoot it for *****. (very well anyway- and she has only been shooting a few months) Randy Cain also told me when I took his tactical handgun 101 class that I had one of the more difficult guns to learn to shoot well. He did not say it was impossible, but since I WAS paying for his class and his opinions I did listen to what he had to say about it. I would suggest you get your GF the 26. If you make her recoil shy with the big-little .40... you might discourage her from further "gunning"
    Good luck with your decision.

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