The Glock 27 My New Favorite Gun


Several months ago we purchased a Sig P250 Compact for a few reasons. My intention was to take advantage of multiple calibers and have a smaller but still robust EDC. In my search I came across an interesting adage that I should have listened to. There is only 2 types of people in this world. Those that don’t own a P250 and those that wish they did not. This in my case is all to true. Later this month we will put up a review of that gun but your probably asking why I mention this. The fact is that I sold this gun and needed to find a replacement for an EDC. My G19 many would argue should be my EDC. Others would say you speak highly of the P938 why not carry that?
Well the answers to these questions are simple. Though I can and do carry the G19 it is cumbersome and hard to deeply conceal. Since I have children and we often are around other parents that do not know I carry it is vital for me to keep a very low profile. The P938 works perfect for this however as a primary EDC it is not enough for me. I gladly wear this when wearing my suit or tuxedo but its very small grip and 6 round single stack it is just not enough pistol. I was looking for a Goldilocks type gun that was just right.

Double stack
Subcompact easy to conceal
Accurate SA or DA trigger
9mm or 40 cal.

In short order based on price, comfort, and the above needs I decided on the Glock 26. However the current market hysteria was not helping me. Used Glocks on Gunbroker had ben regularly selling at more then NIB pricing. NIB guns had been selling way above MSRP and even then wining a bid was difficult. After urging from a friend I decided to look at the G27 which is the same exact size as the 26 but in 40 cal.

Having not shot 40 cal it was originally not of interest to me. I already had a good amount of 9mm ammunition and did not want to have to stock even more munitions. Further all my reading up on the internet lead me to believe the 40 cal kicked much harder then the 9mm. Often leading many to say it was the worst of 9mm and 45 with no advantages.

After some further research though I realized that Lone Wolf Distributors offers a 40 to 9mm conversion barrel for Glock. The cost of the barrel is about $109, which allowed me to still buy a used G27 on Gunbroker and the barrel for less then the G26! So now I had the advantage of multiple calibers I wanted in my P250, the price range I was looking for and the accuracy of Glock trigger.

Today I was able to get to Action Sports in Southfield and shoot the gun for the first time. This gun is amazing and the kick of 40 is minimal. I have yet to order the conversion barrel due to being tight on funds and it being backordered. Other then the desire to shoot cheaper ammo I may not even order it.

The G27 is highly accurate, easy to conceal with or without the pinky extension, minimal recoil and fits in my G19 holster. Dollar for Dollar this is the best money I have ever spent on a handgun and is excellent for EDC. If you are concerned about the smaller magazine you can use the mags from the larger 40 cal and keep that for reloading. I have found that carrying the weapon with a second magazine with extension is very easy to conceal and light enough that it is not a burden.

This is a highly recommended gun with excellent stopping power for us northerners. If you own one please share your thoughts.

Charles is the editor for 248 Shooter a midwest based gun news and gear review site as well as Online Content Director for On Target Magazine. He is an avid student taking classes from top tier trainers around the country. Charles shares his love for training as well as experience and opinions on some of the most talked about gear and products used by competitive shooters, military, leo and civilians.