G27 vs G36

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    G27 vs G36

    If I go from a Glock 27 .40s&w to a Glock 36 .45acp, will I notice less flip and softer recoil?
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    .45 ACP, in my experience, does not have the snap that is common in most .40s. I like the G36 much better than the G27.
    As for the softer recoil, its just a different kind of recoil, not necessarily less.

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    id say that the 45 has more recoil than the 40, but the 40's recoil is snappier, youd have to shoot both to figure it out. i plan on gettin a glock36 for my next gun (currently own the 27)

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    Oh boy... that's tuff. Okay, I lied. I'd get the .45 hands down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonabq View Post
    If I go from a Glock 27 .40s&w to a Glock 36 .45acp, will I notice less flip and softer recoil?
    Heavier recoil, but it's kind of like this...

    a .40 is a snap, the muzzle wants to jump into the air. a .45 is a push or strong shove into your palm, less muzzle rise/flip but the gun feels like it recoils more heavily. I find .45 easier to shoot quickly and accurately.
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    I have both the 27 and 36. They are by a large margin my two favorite handguns, and I carry them interchangeably, 24/7. This is my observation after firing hundreds of rounds through each: the 36 is slightly easier in terms of recoil impulse than the 27. Is the difference in recoil significant enough for it to warrant for example selling the 27 to get the 36 in order to lessen recoil? I'd say no. I love them both, and everyone needs both!



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    I test fired the 27 before buying my 36. I didn't care for the "snappy" recoil of the .40, but I have no problems with the recoil of the .45. I can put more shots at center of mass faster with the 36, due to the reduced muzzle flip.

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    i got both and the answer is somewhat. if you shoot a lot you get to the point where you don't notice recoil much.
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    I guess recoil is only part of the situation. I also like the single stack mag that makes it more comfortable for me to conceal. Plus, well... It's a .45!
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    I own both the G22 and G21 defenetly the G21 much less muzzle flip...the G22 will snap back while the G21 feels more like it push back more manageable.You should try out the G30 I just got one very accurate and less recoil than a G27

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    By the way Johnson nice bagger Im getting one soon as I sell my 1976 FXEWG Shovelhead

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    Thanx Pete. Love it. Sold the sporty, bought the FLHX and never looked back. All methods of carrying involve riding the bike as a factor.
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    johnsonabq,

    I think you'll enjoy that 36 a whole lot more than that 27 in the smaller guns as well.

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    Since you mentioned carrying while riding: I have confidence and comfort riding my VTX, and wearing either my 27 or 36 in an M-Tac IWB holster.
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