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TallPaulSeattle
05-07-2012, 11:40
As a large handed personal/home defense glocker I just had to post my feedback on the Gen 4 Glock 27. I have owned and shot Glocks for several years now and also shoot 1911's and revolvers. I have experimented with concealed carry quite a bit. While I enjoy shooting my 21sf the most and cannot complain about my 19 for concealed carry this 27 would be the one glock I would keep IF I could only have one. Why? Large backstrap and texture fit and feel great - solid grip. Never thought I would like my pinky hanging underneath but it actually helps the solid grip. How does it shoot? As accurate as my 19 and felt recoil with the double spring makes it feel the same shooting. I carry an extra 22 magazine for a spare - no need for a mag extender. The good news is that the Gen 4 26 and 27 were not affected by the recent recoil spring issues - I can vouch for that with the flawless function after several hundred rounds.

Pops 1
05-07-2012, 11:43
I have one also and have had no problems at all.

jw38
05-07-2012, 13:02
My 27 has been my daily carry for 3 years. Perfect and flawless. I did de-horn the frame - I personally like the rounded nose better. 27 is an excellent choice for multiple situations.

truetopath
05-07-2012, 15:37
Glad to hear the great report on the 27. I have a Gen 3 27 and would want no other gun on my person for SD. It's a great shooter and I've had absolutely no issues whatsoever.

TSAX
05-07-2012, 16:15
Many people have this as their favorite Glock (enter Barth and his pics :whistling:). I like it a lot.









:50cal:

tmglock27
05-07-2012, 16:44
I love my G27 Gen 4. I carry it on a daily basis and at 6'8" and a biscuit shy of 350 I know the OP's pain about large hands and this gun was one of the only sub compact guns on the market that seems to fit my hand well. Also, I haven't messed with the backstraps maybe if I did I could get it to fit my hand even better. I am in the process of working on a 1000 rd review of my Glock 27 for my blog. Maybe changing the backstrap could be another good piece for my review. Thanks for the idea.

Folsom_Prison
05-07-2012, 17:13
Many people have this as their favorite Glock (enter Barth and his pics :whistling:).

:rofl:

CATATOMIC
05-07-2012, 18:49
I have a Gen 3 G27 and it's just as accurate as my G23. Outstanding accuracy for a small handgun. Love it !!!!

ParisArms
05-07-2012, 18:53
If I need to make sure I hit something the 27 is my Glock of choice. I shoot it better ten any of my other. No pinky extender or anything. Just a set of tall sight an I'm good. It has been my right hand man sine my first range trip with it.


Sent an iPhone 4s sitting next to a Glock 17 loaded with 19 round of +P+ ammo.

bac1023
05-07-2012, 20:01
The Gen 3 G19 is my favorite.

silvrevo
05-07-2012, 20:21
Gap Floor Plate

Will bring true love!!!!

gusbuster
05-07-2012, 22:49
I also love my Gen4 G27, and I carry a 22 mag as a spare to. Have been carrying it for a little over a year. I used to carry the Gen3 G26(fine gun), but I just feel more comfortable with the 40. I started out carrying 155 grain GD, then I switched to 165 grain Ranger T, and now I carry 180 grain HST.

hunter won
05-08-2012, 14:51
I have a Gen4 G27 and like the new grip texture. The nice thing with this gun, I bought an aftermarker LWD 40-9 barrel ported G23 barrel that shoots amazing. Hickok45 said that is his favorite Glock pistol.

Sgt01
05-11-2012, 21:38
Ditto on the G27 love. She's my favorite.

Opie 1 Kenopie
05-11-2012, 23:15
How does it shoot? As accurate as my 19 and felt recoil with the double spring makes it feel the same shooting.

What?!? How can that be?!? Anyone who reads GT will hear countless stories of how "snappy" and "uncontrollable" the .40 is. And especially the sub-compact 27!!! It's the devil's hand cannon!

OP, I'm another one who loves my 27. It's easily my most carried pistol due to high temps and light clothing in my part of the world. I'll never understand those who can't handle the .40 round. I've been rocking .40's on and off duty for over 12 years and if I had to pick one, it would probably be my faithful, accurate G27!

gatorboy
05-12-2012, 07:12
You big fella's should try a 29 out. Just a bit larger in every way but is 10+1 instead of 9+1. I've got both, the 29 is actually softer shooting with much hotter ammo. 165 GD handloads @ 1300 from the 3.75" tube.

TallPaulSeattle
12-24-2012, 09:37
As a large handed personal/home defense glocker I just had to post my feedback on the Gen 4 Glock 27. I have owned and shot Glocks for several years now and also shoot 1911's and revolvers. I have experimented with concealed carry quite a bit. While I enjoy shooting my 21sf the most and cannot complain about my 19 for concealed carry this 27 would be the one glock I would keep IF I could only have one. Why? Large backstrap and texture fit and feel great - solid grip. Never thought I would like my pinky hanging underneath but it actually helps the solid grip. How does it shoot? As accurate as my 19 and felt recoil with the double spring makes it feel the same shooting. I carry an extra 22 magazine for a spare - no need for a mag extender. The good news is that the Gen 4 26 and 27 were not affected by the recent recoil spring issues - I can vouch for that with the flawless function after several hundred rounds.

So I added a 34 Gen 4 and must say it is a nice shooter. Many criticize the sights but I must say that I always have shot well with the stock Glock sights. These are adjustable but also have a wider notch in the rear which I find helps. 3" groups at 25 yds is better than my G17. I find the large backstrap makes all the difference in ergonomics for X-large hands and the new texture is superb. Hope to shoot some practical pistol competition, at least that is my excuse for the purchase!

barth
12-24-2012, 09:44
Many people have this as their favorite Glock (enter Barth and his pics :whistling:). I like it a lot.
:50cal:

My favorite, and only, Glock is a G27.
Everyone already has seen her I guess - LOL!

vmann
12-24-2012, 09:52
as an owner of many glocks, i must say, the 27 is the one that i will never part with....

SDGlock23
12-24-2012, 10:06
The 27 is a sweet shooter, I had a Gen4 version and I want another. They shoot so good, and very accurate too.

Green Mountain Boy
12-24-2012, 12:43
I love my G27 Gen 4. If I could only have one pistol I believe this might be it. PS don't tell obammy about the whole one pistol thing cause I love having a few more.

4eddie72
08-18-2013, 23:08
I have a 23 kinda a little big to conceal. Looking to get the 27 or the 26 but I love the punch of the 40 cal. Also I know I can convert it into a .357 sig that will be fun to.

2740dmx
08-19-2013, 05:48
The G27 is what brought me to Glock pistols for carry.
Here is my old Gen3 with a Fist IWB holster
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/IMG_0390.jpg (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/spec4towle/media/IMG_0390.jpg.html)

Sold it off for "greener pastures" but would like to get another, in Gen4, soon.

Until then, the G30 & G26 will have to hold my attention!

4eddie72
08-19-2013, 07:02
Nice! yep you better get another. I love my Glocks.

donmor53
08-19-2013, 07:08
Buying my Gen 3 27 in 2000 sent my much loved Sig 239 into an early retirement. :supergrin: I like it so much I have since added a .357 Sig barrel for occasional duty too.

I just wish I knew how many miles this particular Glock has traveled since. :whistling:

samarai
08-28-2013, 21:10
Been carrying an early model g27 as both a backup to my g23 for the longest time while on the cop job. The 27 was always more accurate than my 23 for whatever reason. Now that I'm a retired copper, the 27 is my constant companion. My buddies laugh at me when I go to the GSSF shoots and use the 27, but hey, it's about being good with your carry gun, not winning a prize. For me the 27 has been just about perfect. Mine will never leave me and my son will get it when I go to that great precinct in the sky...

Buckshot Barry
08-28-2013, 21:31
When I read these G27 threads I feel like such a WIMP :crying:

I've had my 27 Gen 2.5 since 1997. I shoot it just fine with a Pierce extension. Go flat floor plate and it just kills me after 5 or so rounds. Just regular Blazer 180's.

So I'm thinking maybe its that 2 finger hold. No, just got a Gen 3 26 9mm and ran 55 rounds through her with the flat floor plate with no issues at all.

:crying: :crying: :crying:

336bl
08-29-2013, 00:23
What?!? How can that be?!? Anyone who reads GT will hear countless stories of how "snappy" and "uncontrollable" the .40 is. And especially the sub-compact 27!!! It's the devil's hand cannon!

OP, I'm another one who loves my 27. It's easily my most carried pistol due to high temps and light clothing in my part of the world. I'll never understand those who can't handle the .40 round. I've been rocking .40's on and off duty for over 12 years and if I had to pick one, it would probably be my faithful, accurate G27!
+1 ... everything that Opie 1 Kenopie said--my experience exactly... the .40S&W is not as harsh or as snappy as some make it to be :wow:--the Glock 27 is also my favorite BUG & EDC... :supergrin: also I don't use any finger extenders either, just flat plate, and my reload is a G23 mag... :)

Two Guns
08-29-2013, 00:27
My Gen 4 Glock 27 is my only handgun and I love it.
I do have an extra 9mm and 357 barrel for it.
It does anything that I need it to.

Photoman642
08-29-2013, 07:35
To this day, I have never shot a G27. I really should correct that. :)

spec357
08-29-2013, 11:22
Love my G27. Constant companion since I got it. Mines a gen2 without the fingergrooves. I have a Gen4 G19 that is awesome too and I'm sure I would just love the Gen4 G27...Had a couple of Gen3 G23's that I just couldn't shoot worth a damn with but the G27 is awesome. I got a set of Meprolights and the Gap floor plates on it! Keeper!

chriscw81
08-29-2013, 11:39
I love my G27, too!!!! The pearce grip extension makes it great for shooting and CC.

20South
08-29-2013, 14:48
Another +1 on the G27. Mine is a late model Gen 3 and its nearly always with me.

SCmasterblaster
08-29-2013, 15:43
My favorite is a 3rd Gen G17 CCW it in VT, OC it in NH.

c01
08-29-2013, 16:19
Gen 4 love here. Couple thousand rounds through it now with no problems. Once you get the feel of it the gun becomes a great companion.

D

BMWMD
08-29-2013, 20:33
I carry a Gen3 27 everyday. It gets a lot more use than my 23. Can't go wrong with the 27.


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glockguerilla
08-31-2013, 12:09
Very sweet piece G27. Baby Glocks rock!

todd_g
08-31-2013, 13:37
When I read these G27 threads I feel like such a WIMP :crying:

I've had my 27 Gen 2.5 since 1997. I shoot it just fine with a Pierce extension. Go flat floor plate and it just kills me after 5 or so rounds. Just regular Blazer 180's.

So I'm thinking maybe its that 2 finger hold. No, just got a Gen 3 26 9mm and ran 55 rounds through her with the flat floor plate with no issues at all.

:crying: :crying: :crying:

Barry, buy a couple GAP floor plates for your G27 mags, you will have a new appreciation for your pistol.