Which would you carry, a Glock 27 .40 caliber or a .357 snub?

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  • Glock 27, .40 caliber

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    44 18.03%
  • S&W Model 60, .357 caliber

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Thread: Which would you carry, a Glock 27 .40 caliber or a .357 snub?

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    Which would you carry, a Glock 27 .40 caliber or a .357 snub?

    I have a Glock 27 .40 caliber and am considering purchasing a .357 snub (either a S&W Model 60 2 & 1/8" or a Ruger SP101 2.25"). Which would you carry and why... I would just like some opinions, I may have not considered something. Thanks!

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    Its kinda like ertel, Just like the real thing, only smaller. G27 gets my vote.
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    Since you have a Glock in there I have to say, you are comparing apples to oranges.

    For me I find the 26/27 to be as concealable as a housebrick. I also do not like the 40 round. Of the two revolvers you have listed I would choose the Ruger, but would prefer a 3" GP100 and the SP101 would serve as a BUG.

    I will start carrying my GP100 after the New Year, when I get it ported. Until then I will stick with my 22-4 and 442 combo. The reason I'm going with the GP100 is because I will have "ammo interchangeabilty" with the 442 if I make all my reloads 38 Special.

    I'm actually considering an SP101 in 357 Magnum to use as a BUG and keep the 442 as a third gun. I like the 357 Magnum cartridge and think the revolver is great for "defensive" purposes. I used to have a Pre-Lock 640 in 357 Magnum, but I hated shooting it. The Ruger is heavier and therefore easier to shoot. I tested one when Ruger first came out with the SP101 and I loved it. I'm really suprised that I didn't buy one then.

    I recommend that everybody carry a second gun, no matter what the "Primary" is. I just find similar sized revolvers easier to hide over the Glocks. If I was going to carry a 27 I would just go ahead and carry the 23.

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    I would say go to the range and see which one you like the best.

    There are time for me that carring my 1911 is not practical. When those times pop up I carry my S&W 640.

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    Stopping power is pretty much equal between the .40 and .357, so I would go with capacity and which is easier to conceal. Of course there are many variables here, like how you plan on packing it, but normally the semi-auto will conceal much better because you don't have the bulk of the cylinder giving you the "tennis ball in your pocket" look. So I would say the Glock wins.
    Now between the Ruger and S&W I would always choose the S&W, but that's me.
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    Interesting tradeoff

    These are all good CCW guns. The two revolvers each hold 5 rounds of .357 magnum, and the Glock 27 holds 9+1 rounds of .40 S&W. The guns all weigh about the same when loaded (26 ounces or so), and are all pretty concealable. I would trust any of them to be reliable.

    I think the choice depends on personal preference and your exact application. If you were a LEO carrying a Glock 22 primary gun, the G27 would be a great backup choice. If you were a woman not familiar with guns, intimidated by recoil and carrying in your purse, the revolver might be a better choice.

    Personally, since I used to carry a Glock 23, I would be tempted by the 10 round Glock 27. But I would not be unhappy with either of the revolvers.

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    I voted for the 27 as I have found that Glocks fit me really well.

    In the end, it is all personal preference.

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    I know this is apples to oranges but I am just curious. Thanks for the replies!

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    Rossi 641 - six shots of .357 is better than 5

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    I DO carry a G27 as well as a Taurus 850 CIA in .38.

    .357Magnum in a gun that tiny doesn't give you a real advantage over a .38 in the same platform. Thats also why most alot of people are not making .357 SIG in guns like that with real short barrels.

    The barrel may be to short to get up to the energy/velocity potential that a .357 "produces" .
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    g27, you are already familiar...easier reloads, and more ammo before the reload. Stick with what you already know, and spend a little money on a really nice holster to conceal it well.
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    Yup, another vote for the 27. I have one and also a 2" S&W .357... I'll take the higher capacity and quicker re-load. Not only that, you can get a Glock 33 barrel for it and then you also have a .357 SIG!
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    Get some more guns and run the poll again.

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    I would carry the auto as my primary and one of the revolvers as my BUG. I can't say which revolver to choose, as I haven't shot either one yet. Based on what I've read, either revolver would be a good choice.

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    Glock 27 is my vote

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