Glock 26 or 27

This is a discussion on Glock 26 or 27 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OldVet it isn't that it is confusing to own multiple calibers or anything difficult. At the moment I own handguns chambered for 6 calibers and ...

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    OldVet it isn't that it is confusing to own multiple calibers or anything difficult. At the moment I own handguns chambered for 6 calibers and don't have any issues. However when you're looking at guns to be used primarily as defensive weapons and you're not someone with a large collection, there are huge advantages to picking same caliber guns, particularly with the Glock platform. Being able to stock one caliber lets you get a reasonable amount of ammo more easily. Being able to use the same magazines means less investment is required to have two guns that are able to be used in bad situations. Making your first two handguns the compact and subcompact Glocks of the same caliber is a great idea. I wish I'd have done that instead of waiting so long to make it work for me.
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    You probably want to stick with 9mm out of consistency. With that said, my personal rule of thumb in most cases is to get the largest caliber for any given model/style.

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    Let me make this simple for you g26 all day long.
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    I have both. I shoot them both well. I shoot the 26 faster with excellent accuracy. If I had to choose between the two, I'd go with the 26.
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    G26 for mag interchange capability

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    If I had a 19 and wanted the compact, I would buy the 26. 19 mags fit the 26, same cheaper ammo, and if you put the shot ware it belongs, your target will not know the difference. I have the 26. I had a 19. I should of kept the 19. I like the 19 grip better. I keep the 19 mag in my 26 with spacer so I got my 19 grip feel back. Your choice. Don't get caught up in the stopping power crap. If you use quality self defense ammo, shot placement is what counts.

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    I have had a couple of both and can shoot both well. Without a doubt the 9mm is a softer shooter. I currently have a Gen 4 G26 which is my primary EDC. With today's ammo you have more than enough stopping power and 9mm ammo will ALWAYS be more readily available and less expensive than .40. The ability to use your G19 mags in a pinch would be the deal maker IMHO. My 2 cents.

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    If you already have the 19 then you should stick with 9mm and get the 26. stocking up on 1 type of ammo is much easier then to stock up on multiple. Plus 9mm is much cheaper then .40 especially in the long run.
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    Its a no brainer...... G26
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    They are about identical in size, 9mm defense ammo (even +P+ if you like) in this day and age are very effective already ... if you need power then you should just go with .45

    I was like you, had handguns in 380, 9mm and .40... I have since consolidated to 9mm, stocking up handgun ammo is now a no-brainer. I also have 19 and 26, I can share those 19 mags with the 26... Life is good.

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    I'm a G26 guy myself. So it gets my vote.
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    If you are only buying one, buy the 27. You can buy a conversion barrel and the appropriate magazine to shoot the 9mm and now you have both guns...
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    Glock 26 or 27

    Price out shooting a couple of thousand rounds of 9mm vs .40. Ask yourself if shooting more will make you more/less proficient in self defense than a larger caliber. Then you will have your answer...


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    Quote Originally Posted by XDshooter View Post
    If you are only buying one, buy the 27. You can buy a conversion barrel and the appropriate magazine to shoot the 9mm and now you have both guns...
    That would be true for range use. However, if you want reliability for carry, you need to change the extractor and ejector as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikiguya View Post
    Price out shooting a couple of thousand rounds of 9mm vs .40. Ask yourself if shooting more will make you more/less proficient in self defense than a larger caliber. Then you will have your answer...


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    Of course, if you have the means, price of .40 cal vs 9mm isn't a factor.
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