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    Going to the gunshop tomorrow......

    and I am going to get a G27 or a G36. Can't decide on which one though.

    How about the pro and cons of each from you guys that own these two pieces of combat tupperware!
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    I've got a G36 that I carry at times. It can be prone to limp wristing if you don't have a secure grip. +P ammo is also a little snappy out of such a light weight .45. Overall, the G36 with a good holster and belt is a carry package that's pretty hard to beat in .45 ACP.

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    27 is more flexible you can use 23 or 22 magazines.
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    Having owned both, I would choose the 26 over the 27 every time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckledrager View Post
    Having owned both, I would choose the 26 over the 27 every time!
    27 is on my very short list. Why the 26?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckledrager View Post
    Having owned both, I would choose the 26 over the 27 every time!
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    The 27 has more of a snap to it. And the 26(9mm) gives up nothing with 147 HST ammo Otherewise I would go for the 36.
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    Size wise, are they both pretty comparable other than the 36 being slimmer?

    It seems like folks have a love/hate relationship with the 36. I do like slimmer for CC though. I had a G30 briefly but never carried it because I didn't have my permit during that time of my life. I do recall it being thick and I am sure the 27 will be thick as well which is a negative for me. However I do like the capacity and the fact that the 27 will accept it's larger hi-cap brother's magazines as well so that is a plus. In fact I would carry G22 mags for reloads.

    As far as the 26 goes, I don't think I want to go back to 9mm.
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    I really like my G27. YMMV
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    I like my 27. Ammo seems easier to find right now for the 40. And the practice ammo is cheaper than 45 right now. I practice alot with mine and I hardly notice the snap anymore. 27 gets my vote.

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    I owned a G27 & G36. Sold the G27, still have the G36 which I love. Found the G27 recoil to be snappier than other platforms such as the M&P 40C & HK P2000.
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    Good Luck at the Show. Watch out for the stampede...

    Sorry, misread your thread as "gun show"...

    Be sure to let us know which one you brought back..!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Size wise, are they both pretty comparable other than the 36 being slimmer?

    It seems like folks have a love/hate relationship with the 36. I do like slimmer for CC though. I had a G30 briefly but never carried it because I didn't have my permit during that time of my life. I do recall it being thick and I am sure the 27 will be thick as well which is a negative for me. However I do like the capacity and the fact that the 27 will accept it's larger hi-cap brother's magazines as well so that is a plus. In fact I would carry G22 mags for reloads.

    As far as the 26 goes, I don't think I want to go back to 9mm.

    Yes the 36 is slimmer then the 26/27. In fact it is the slimmest Glock made. The 30 is wider then the 26/27. The 26/27 is easy to conceal. Good luck.
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    Price is also coming into play for me.

    The 27 is priced a good bit less than the 36.
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    I have owned a 36 and still have my 27. I love them both. IMO the 9+1 of the 27 with the ability to carry a 13 or 15 round reload is the decision maker. You would need to carry two reloads to get 19 rounds of .45 vs one 15 round reload giving you 25 rounds of .40.

    Both rounds are adequate for SD.

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    I have the G-36, and it's a dependable weapon that's easy to conceal. I have more than one Glock NOW...but I used to hate them.

    I always thought that Glocks looked, and felt...like BRICKS. That is, until I picked up the G-36...the slim grip sold me.

    I still use a Kimber Ultra as my EDC, but my G-36 is my Harley gun.
    I have also picked up the G-26 a while back, and my wife is kind of liking that little guy...fine with me!

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