40 cal from those 2 choices.
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What do you prefer for concealed carry?
looking at glock 26 or 27
Personally I prefer 9mm as I think .40 is pretty snappy.
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Of the two, .40
but still not my first choice.
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I hear a caliber war brewing... I'd say it's been argued so many times- maybe not.
Performance is similar between the two calibers. 9mm is going to have more penetration with a little smaller hole. 40 cal will deliver more foot pounds of energy with a little more damage.
A good rule of thumb is "shoot the largest caliber you can handle." 40 cal is more severe recoil, so some folks have better follow up shots with the 9mm. See which you shoot better- We're all different.
I like both but I choose .40 cal.
G-23, 27, 35 (all .40)
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I personally would pick the 9mm.
That being said, if you get the Glock 27, you can convert it to 9mm, .357SIG, or keep it .40S&W.
I personally don't see the need to shoot a .40 or a .357SIG, so I'll stick with the 9mm.
I prefer .40, my wife prefers 9mm. I like the power of mine but I wouldn't want to be standing in front of her. Power is great but you can't beat shot placement.
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I dont really care for the 9mm. I like the .40, better knockdown.
I prefer the .40, but the most important thing is which one you shoot better with. As long as you shoot the .40 as well as the 9 I say go with the .40, but if you're better with the 9 stick to that. Being able to hit the target consistently is most important...
Eh, both rounds can kill and both pistols are similar in dimension. If the .40 is something you can shoot well, I'd go .40. All else being equal, the bigger round will do more damage to whatever it hits. Shot placement is obviously very important, but thinking of a situation where you might have to shoot someone to defend yourself, I'd bet that 'placement' isn't going to be the same as it is at the range. That's why I'd go with the bigger round *if* you can shoot it well. Do the most damage you can no matter *where* you hit the target.
If not, go 9mm. Plenty of dead folk can attest to its ability to stop a fight, so I'd never tell someone they're wrong to carry it.
I had a 27 for a while. Excellent conceal-ability, decently accurate, totally reliable. Did have some kick though!
in my opinion, 40cal ammo cost more than 9mm if you go practice at target for better skills. In other words, both are good, it just depends on your budget that fits. I got myself a 9mm and I am happy with it.
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9mm--more mag. capacity----cheaper, ballistics really dont matter to me as much as shot placement.
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