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Old 11-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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I agree with SSGN_Doc and others who prefer the compact size when you can get away with it but use the subcompact for times when more concealability is needed. I have the G22, G23 and G27, if I could only keep one I'd go with the G23 but would be tempted to go with the G27 (or G26) since you can make a smaller gun bigger while it's hard to go the other way. The G27 with a Pearce +1 magazine extender is just right for CCW plus you can carry a spare 13 or 15 round mag just in case.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #12
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I have a G23 and a G27.

The model 27 is my "truck gun" that I keep around 'just in case'. It's small enough to conceal if some unforeseen circumstances result in me suddenly wanting for a carry pistol.

The 23 is a nice medium size. Small enough to conceal, big enough to handle like a service pistol. I use mine (with 357sig barrel) primarily as my hiking/woods carry. Very versatile combination of size/weight/capacity.

I wouldn't make an EDC out of either. I prefer slimmer options. I demand that anything I carry daily be slim, light, and convenient. XDs45 for me.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:07 AM   #13
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I carry both the G32 and G33 in 357 SIG, both the same size as the G23/G27. I have no problem carrying both at the same time. I also carry a G38 and G39 in 45GAP. Same size comparison as well.
I really wonder why everyone seems to have such a hard time carrying one small gun, and seem to always be looking for something even smaller and or lighter. I guess since I've been carrying for 40 yrs now, I just don't feel "normal" unless I have a primary and secondary gun. I also carry spare mags.
If you are going to make the decision to carry, then do yourself a favor and carry something that you can grip appropriately, and has the ability to stop an attacker as quickly as possible. YMMV as well as your opinions, but this has worked for me.
The G33 and G39 both have the Pearce plus 2 for a better grip as well as adding an additional round.

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Old 12-10-2013, 06:59 PM   #14
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Default love my 27

hi guys! brand new to the forum, first off I was never a fan of glock for the longest time. however my dad bought a glock 26 9 mil I loved the size. decided to pick me up a 27 40 cal and is my everyday carry gun. easily concealable and comfortable to carry everyday. I also put the grip extensions on the magazine, made a world of difference in the control of the gun. I would recommend a glock 27 to anyone!
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:28 PM   #15
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I have the Glock 26 & 27 and the 19 & 23. The Sub-Compacts are just smaller enough to make a difference for me for concealment to favor them over the Compacts. The 27 is pretty well my most carried, however I do rotate it with my Springfield XDS 45, which I just got back from recall.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:08 AM   #16
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The 27 is what I carry. Took me little bit to get the hang of shooting it but it's an awesome pistol. Don't use the mag extensions. My opinion of course the pinch when I shoot with them.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:38 AM   #17
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I CC a Model 20C. The larger gun requires a bit more thought to conceal, but is WAY easier to shoot well.

To me, ultra compact .40's are not the least bit pleasant to shoot.
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Originally Posted by noveskenuck View Post
The 27 is what I carry. Took me little bit to get the hang of shooting it but it's an awesome pistol. Don't use the mag extensions. My opinion of course the pinch when I shoot with them.
I don't use the extension, either, and for the same reason.
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Carry a 23C 24/7. Retired a 20 after 20 years. The 23C seems small. Still large enough to shoot well.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #20
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I own and carry both the 23 and the 27. I usually prefer to carry the 27 since it's a little smaller it prints less. If I'm wearing cargo shorts i can even carry it in my pocket and my wife never even knows if I have it or not. The 23 is good if your wearing a big coat or something since you can get a better grip on it and it holds a few more rounds. The big complaint I always hear from people on the 27 is that it is too "snappy" since you can't get a full grip on it. I personally don't feel that this is a problem for me and it actually feels better having my pinky hang off the bottom a little. I even seem to be a little more accurate with it.
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