.40 is better than 9mm brother
This is a discussion on Wasnt exactly what I wanted..... Help me feel good again! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So the fiance and parents both gave me money for my birthday and I decided it was time to buy a pistol to replace the ...
So the fiance and parents both gave me money for my birthday and I decided it was time to buy a pistol to replace the one I had to sell (big regret!) I have always wanted a p2000 or 228-229 or MPc and decided that I want a 9mm as I am teaching my fiance to shoot and trying to get her into guns and it is a lil more tame.
Fast forward to last Friday, I go to the gun shop and find a used g23 in excellent condition with night sites for 440. I would have bought it right then and there but wanted to make sure the boss could get her hands around the grip. I take her back just as they are closing and she said she it was fine. I went by this morning and it was GONE!!!! Sold first thing this morning. So as I am contemplating whether to just save up and get the p2000 (they have one brand new in .357 for 679 just feel its too expensive to shoot) I see a little g27 that peaks the interest. I look at it......no wear at all....... flip the tag over......389.00!!! I know its a good price on good gun so I decided to buy it and put half down and will pick it up in 2 weeks.
Here is my problem, I dont feel good about the purchase now aside from what I feel was an excellent price/value. I kind of wanted a 9mm and dont know if the felt recoil in the 27 is going to be too much for her and turn her off to shooting, I felt ok about the 23 it being a lil bigger and I thought it would eat up some of the recoil. Any advice for me? I shoot the glock line well and am trying to get into the academy so it would be to my advantage to have the same platform I will be using there. In short butter me up about my purchase or tell me if you think I should talk to the owner and try to transfer the down payment to another gun. Thanks all!!!
i havent shot very many pistols in my life but 2 of the ones that i have shot extensively are the 26 and 27, i bought the 27 a while ago and have been thrilled with it ever since, honestly and i might be wierd, but i shot hte 27 better than i did the 26, i have no clue why, so i figured id buy the bigger round since i shot as well/ slightly better with it anyway. personally i couldnt tell much of a difference between the 2 of them, granted the 27 did have a SLIGHTLY snappier recoil (VERY, VERY slight) that i only picked up on when i shot the 2 back to back. . . .
either way im sure youll be happy with it, as it is a glock after all :)
Buy one of each.
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Well, you found a good deal from the looks of things, and you'll enjoy that G27. As for the fiance......you may be right about it being unmanageable for her. There is but one way to find out, and if it won't work for her, I'm sure you can trade for what you might like better. In my honest opinion, the G27 is not the pistol to start a novice on, especially one of female persuasion. Firm two hand grip as high as possible, wrist and elbow locked. I'm sure you knew that anyway. Good luck no matter what you do.
You can convert the 27 to 9mm with a lonewolf barrel and a few mags if I am not mistaken.
Very true Ram Rod..... I guess it is a pretty diverse platform as I can get a .357 barrel and apparently a 9 conversion kit. I wish that I could just buy her the kahr or j-frame that she wants but shes a grad student and my income pays the bills but doesnt afford us alot of spare things(I need to get into the academy!!!!!) and we get married in june so I guess I can always keep it and she gets the next gun.....
The subcompacts are not the right tools for most beginners to learn on. I know some newbies have done very well with them but the majority will have difficulties learning the basics. What I would do since you did make a good buy is get it for yourself and pick up a 22 pistol for the fiancé to start training on the basics. Let her get the fundamentals of sight alignment and trigger control down. Than introduce her to your G27.
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yeah my 27 was my first pistol that i bought, and it has been more difficult to learn on, but im getting there. im actually planning on buying a 22 to shoot and work on form with, mainly because you can shoot a million rounds for like $2 LOL. .40 is expensive! :(
Just do the conversion, you won't regret it. Cheaper to shoot at the range, and then you can swap over to .40, or .357 sig for defensive purposes.
I've never had the slightest regrets with my G27. (and I paid a heck of a lot more than 389 for it.)
My GF prefers her PM9 to my G27, but she can handle the 27 without any issues.
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So you missed that deal.
There will be many others, maybe even a better one. Hang in there and look around for exactly(G-23) what you want...you'll find it.
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