Single-stack 9mm and .40-caliber pistols are all the rage these days. I’ve reviewed them for this publication and I like them. They are thin, compact, low-recoiling in the 9mm, easy to carry, easy to shoot, and they offer a bit higher ammo capacity than the five-shot .38 revolver. Every major manufacturer is offering their own versions of the genre in at least 9mm. It is a “must have” pistol that the majority of cops and an increasing number of CCW holders want these days. And, due to the major FBI/Law Enforcement switch back to the 9mm, most of the single stacks in demand are in 9×19 caliber.
Glock calls the G27 .40 S&W the “thinking person’s” deep concealment gun. Now in its new Gen4 configuration with interchangeable backstrap panels, you can think a lot more about this intense sub-compact that can carry 9 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. The G27 has been a consummate backup gun for law enforcement since it was introduced in 1995, as well as an ideal concealed carry gun. While larger than a .380 or sub-compact 9mm, the slight increase in overall size is offset by its 10 rounds of .40 S&W. Over the last 20 years, .40 S&W has become the most preferred cartridge for defensive and law enforcement use, as it provides greater stopping power than a 9mm with more manageable recoil than a .45 ACP.
Traded my G36 for a NIB G27 Gen 4 the other day. I really liked the G36 but I didn't shoot it very often and I Love shooting my SR40C so What the heck!
So I took it to the range today with some blazer brass to see how it would do.
What a nice pistol. is it a good sign that you may have picked a winner when the very first shot out of your brand new Glock hits the bullseye at 7yds!