glock 23 or 27 for cc?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by skrapy, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. skrapy

    skrapy New Member

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    I want your opinion. And if you carry one or have carryed both witch was best for you
     
  2. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    I carried the 27 off duty when I was a deputy. Loved it for concealed carry. However, I prefer the 26 over the 27.
     

  3. skrapy

    skrapy New Member

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    Yea i was thinking if i was gonna gi subcompact to go with the 26
     
  4. lucznik

    lucznik New Member

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    I owned a 23 (gen2) which I traded for a 27 thinking that it would conceal better and shoot just as well. At least, that's what all the gun rags were saying about the 27 and I drank the Kool-Aid.

    It did neither.

    I've now gone back to the 23 (this time a gen3). Small enough to conceal; big enough to shoot well.
     
  5. Doc3402

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    I own both, and I prefer to carry and shoot the 27. It's what I had first, and I am much more comfortable with it. Your hand size will probably differ from mine, so you may not have the same results. Find a rental range or friends that have them and try them out.

    As a side note, my luck with using the 23 magazines in the 27 has been terrible. It's me. I know it is, but that doesn't mean others won't have the same problem. I gave it three trips to the range firing nothing but that combo, and I just can't hit. A magazine sleeve has been suggested, and my LGS has one on order for me. Maybe that will help.
     
  6. MOshooter

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    For me,I really like the G23,it's a bit smaller than my Colt combat commander.

    On the G23 I can only get 2 fingers on the grip,so with the sub compacts like the 26 or 27 there's just not enough grip for my hand.
     
  7. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Doc gave a very good suggestion,see if you can rent both pistols you're interested in purchasing at a local shooting range.
     
  8. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    Go with the 27 on dates or going to the movies or dinner with the family no one will know. if your alone just going to work or going grocery shopping or doing errands go with the 23 its small enough to conceal but big enough to fight with the 27 is easier to conceal and nobody will notice the only con is you wont get a full grip, the glock 23 people might notice but at least you can get a comfortable grip.
     
  9. Glock27

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    I have both and I prefer the 23 for own and the 27 for iwb.... I shoot the 23 better cause it is larger frame. I also have a conversion barrel for the 27....lone wolf 40/9 which is good to be able to shoot 9mm or 40 Cal but over all I prefer my 23 to carry. Everyone's different thought it is what feels good in your hand?.....
    Glock27
     
  10. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I have the 9mm versions (26 and 19). Love both for what they are. Having spent 8 years in Georgia, the 19 got carried in cooler weather when I had a jacket or long shirt to cover it. The 26 was great in the spring through fall when is wear shorts and lighter shirts. The subcompact frame actually is still very shootable and quite accurate for its size. The mid frame is just a bit more comfortable, controllable and has a longer sight radius that makes it more pleasant to shoot.

    If I had to narrow down to only one I may lean toward the mid sized frame for the shooter friendliness. But if CC is the real priority, then the subcompact is a fine piece. You can also use the larger mags in the sub compact and they act as a kind if grip extension.

    I found the .40 to be pretty snappy in the 23 and 27 but they are still decent for folks who prefer the .40.
     
  11. Quentin

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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.
     
  12. sweeper22

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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.
     
  13. MrGlock45

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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.

    As always, stay safe. :cool:
     
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  14. gunnut4955

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    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!
     
  15. Cemo

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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.
     
  16. noveskenuck

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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.
     
  17. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  18. Doc3402

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    I don't use the extension, either, and for the same reason.
     
  19. AR10

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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.
     
  20. Brettad789

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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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