The GLOCK 27 Gen 4, .40 Caliber, introduces design changes to this small, light, accurate, and powerful pistol. The Back Strap design lets you instantly customize its grip to adapt to an individual shooter’s hand size. I have small hands and I found that the small size fits perfectly for me. The new GLOCK dual recoil spring assembly substantially increases the life of the system. A reversible enlarged magazine catch, changeable in seconds, accommodates left or right-handed operators. As a side note, the new spring assembly reduces the expected recoil significantly.
The Glock 27 came with 3 nine round magazines, a cleaning brush and rod, a magazine speed loader, lock, and manual. It also came with the small pin tool and the back straps to alter the grip to suit you. The Glock will take the larger capacity magazines from the full sized .40 Caliber handgun if you don’t mind them protruding below the grip slightly. This will increase your round capacity to 15 for the standard mag. (17 if you have the optional extended mag).
Shot about 276 rounds with this weapon about 4 days ago. Federal, Estate and Zombie ammo. Not a single problem. I found that I can easily group 10 rounds into a grouping the size of a 50 cent piece at 18 feet (6 yards). Groupings drop off to about a 5 inch circle at 20 yards (60 feet) which is excellent for this compact weapon with such a short barrel. I’ve heard that some folks have complained of a heavy trigger pull on this weapon. I did not experience that problem what so ever. I have not put a gauge on it, but I will guarantee you that it is somewhere under 5 pounds.. I’d estimate it at around 4.5 to 4.75 trigger pull. Very nice.. Makes double tapping fairly easy. The recoil on this compact is surprisingly light. I was expecting a pretty good buck for a compact with this large a round, but was pleasantly surprised. If I had to take a guess, I’d say it has to be the new frame and spring design that Glock has for it’s Gen 4 weapons that reduces the recoil so significantly over other .40’s I’ve fired.
Though a bit thicker than some carry weapons, I have not found this one to be uncomfortable to carry at all. It’s relatively easy to conceal for those of you that have your permit, and it is not overly heavy or cumbersome. I like the power of the .40 caliber and the additional round capacity vs. the .45 caliber weapons.
The con’s that I have for this particular handgun are fairly limited. But they do exist lol. The sites that Glock ships this weapon with are adequate and easy to see, but they are plastic. I’d recommend a change. The magazines have a really tough spring load in them. Even with the speed loader getting the 9th round into the mag can be a chore. Last but not least, I would like to see an additional safety on the weapon. Glock’s safety is in the trigger, and though effective, you do have to take care in what type of holster you carry with. It has to cover the trigger and must prevent accidental trigger tension.
Accessories, add ons and parts are easily available for the Glock Hand Guns. I would highly recommend the newer Gen 4 models, the spring design is really key. Overall this is a great weapon. Good accuracy, mild recoil (for a compact 40) good round capacity; and above all.. IT IS RELIABLE. Above anything else, this should be part of your equation for any weapon you own and plan on carrying for defense.
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