GLOCK 27 Subcompact | .40 S&W Details
The GLOCK 27 , in 40 S&W, introduces innovative design changes to this small, light, accurate and powerful pistol that so many U.S. law enforcement agencies have chosen as their official backup weapon.
The Modular back strap design and the reversible magazine catch make it possible to instantly customize its grip to accommodate any hand size. The surface of the frame employs the new Gen4 rough textured technology. A reversible enlarged magazine catch, easily changeable accommodates left and right-handed operators.
The Glock 27 is simply a scaled-down version of the Glock 22, and uses the same ammunition as the larger pistol. Anyone trained to use a Glock 22—or any Glock for that matter—can be brought up to speed on the Glock 27 in minutes. The loading, chambering, firing, and jam clearing processes are all exactly the same, as is the takedown procedure.
The Glock 27 has an overall length of 6.5 inches, making it more than an inch and a half shorter than the Glock 22. It is also just 4.17 inches tall, more than an inch shorter than the full sized pistol. It weighs a full half-pound less than its larger sibling. It is typically equipped with a nine-round, dual column magazine, which results in a width exactly the same as the Glock 17 and Glock 22. Alternately, if a protruding magazine isn’t an issue, it can also utilize 10, 15, 16, 13, 14, and 22 round magazines.
The Glock 27 fulfills a valuable role, providing compact firepower for those that need it in a simple, extremely reliable package. Although it may not have the magazine capacity of larger pistols, it can also quietly go where other pistols cannot. For those that require such a pistol in their department’s choice of caliber, the Glock 27 fits the bill.