Sold my S&W,going glock, 23 or 27 first?

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    Sold my S&W,going glock, 23 or 27 first?

    I decided to go Glock, i just sold my S&W sigma 40ve, it was a great starter semi auto for the price, but its time to move up to a better sidearm and get something that is for sure approved by my dept. for on and off duty carry. i like the idea of being able to pocket and ankle carry with the 27, i plan to buy both the 23 and 27, i also heard that open muzzle holsters for the 27 fit the 23.
    also any reasonable priced holster makers that i can get a matching OTW open muzzle holster and a OTW mag/cuff case, in natural leather that you guys recommend? thanks.

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    I'd buy a holster that fits the G23, then, you can also carry the G27 in it. G23 is great gun, as is the G27. The longer grip frame on the G23 gives it a better shooting grip. For me the G27 is too large for ankle or pocket carry, but it may work for you.

    Try UBG holsters or Black Hills Leather. nice holsters and short wait ( around 3 to 4 weeks. KD also makes a nice holsters, but longer wait time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sass20485 View Post
    I'd buy a holster that fits the G23, then, you can also carry the G27 in it. G23 is great gun, as is the G27. The longer grip frame on the G23 gives it a better shooting grip. For me the G27 is too large for ankle or pocket carry, but it may work for you.

    Try UBG holsters or Black Hills Leather. nice holsters and short wait ( around 3 to 4 weeks. KD also makes a nice holsters, but longer wait time.
    thanks, im a big guy so the 27 should fine for ankle or pocket carry, i also plan on getting the "pinkie" extension for the 27,

    and ultimately when i get both i will carry the 27 as a bug and 23 as #1,
    that gives me the option on sharing the spare 23 mag(s) with the 27

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    If your a bigger guy, and need a "duty" gun I might skip the 23, and get the 22 and 27.
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    For concealed carry, get the 27. It is smaller and almost as accurate as the 23. Steve48

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    The G27, with the shorter grip is easier to conceal, than the G23. BUT if you're a BIG guy, then the G23 may not present any problem either. I just like the smaller framed gun for concealed carry, unless I've got a large cover garment, like a jacket. Being in FL, that is not very often.

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    I'ld have to agree with Sixto. I have large hands & carried a G-21 for duty. I initially carried a J-frame for back-up & off duty, but I later changed to a G-26. My Dept. doesn't allow .40's.

    If you're going to buy two Glocks, you might as well have the highest capacity one you can carry on duty, especially if you're a big guy & the large size doesn't bother you.

    As for which one first, if you already have a duty gun, get the 27 first. At least you can enjoy as a back-up & off duty.

    I would also recommend UGB hoslters for CC. For ankle carry, I'ld recommend the Renegade. Never had a problem with it for 7 years when I used it.
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    Great thing about the combo of 22 or 23 & 27 is you can reuse the larger magazines in the 27...

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    I want a 27, just because I think I should have one. But, the 23 will always be the gun I have with me at all times. It is small enough to easily carry with me, yet large enough to perform well as a combat side arm. I'd sell of every gun I own before I considered not having a 23.
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    I thinking about a 27 myself. As far as the 23, great selection. I love mine. It's going to be my primary carry.
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    The 23c has been my choice. It's a great carry gun. You know why.
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    ok, the g27 is not much smaller than the g23. so buy the holsters for the g23 and the g27 will fit. for which gun to buy first i would go with the g23. then later on buy the g27. to me i like my g27 over my g23 and g22. but for some reason if a person buys a g27 first they don't like it. don't know why, but if they get a bigger glock first, then they have no problems with the smaller size glocks. i don't know why, just something i have seen over the years. if you want to shoot reloads in the g27/22/23 you must get an after market barrel (i like kkm and efk). and do not, do not, do not shoot cast lead bullets in a factory glock barrel, no matter the cal. you can make any glock a "race" gun and/or a daliy carry gun.
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    I would go with the 23. It is probably the best all around gun in the Glock series, assuming you like the .40. It is easy enough to conceal for a normal size person, balances well, shoots great for a carry gun, is very reliable. I have a 22 for a house gun and want to get a 27 for the summer and kind of just because. But if I had to pick on I'd get the 23 for sure. It is my every day carry.
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    If I was looking for just one Glock .40, I'ld probably go with the 23. If I was planning on having one for work & another for off duty (Which is what I did when I worked patrol), I'ld get the 22 & 27.

    If you work patrol, you're probably better off buying the 22 or 23 first. Many Dept.'s have a policy on the minimum barrel length of an on duty (patrol) gun, & the 26 & 27's usually aren't allowed. If that's not the case, it's probably nicer to have your off duty gun first, unless you get the 23. Then, you may not want to pop the extra $$ for the 27, which isn't much easier to carry concealed.

    Since you're a big guy, I'm assuming you have large hands. If you need a pinky extender on the 27, why even bother with it & just use the 23 for both?
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    I would go with the 23 also. It's a great gun to shoot. I also have a 26 which I love. Heck I love all my Glocks!
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