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Glock 27

The success of the Glock 23, chambered in .40 caliber, coupled with the success of the Glock 26 in 9mm, led Glock to introduce the Glock 27 in 1996. This Glock pistol is the same size as the Glock 26 but chambered in .40 caliber. Fans of the G23 were quick to adopt the Glock 27 as it had all the bells and whistles of the larger G-23 model in a smaller and more compact package.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to view all the leather Glock 27 holster options that we carry

Although the G-27 is also commonly called a Baby Glock, it is actually part of Glock's subcompact line, offering a balance between power and concealability.

Key specifications of the Glock 27 include:

Caliber: .40 S&W Action: Semi-auto
Barrel Length: 3.43 inches Overall Length: 6.50 inches
Width: Gen 3+4 is 1.26, Gen 5 is 1.30 inches Height: 4.17 inches
Weight Unloaded: 21.34 ounces Weight Loaded: 26.46 ounces
Trigger Pull: 6.3 lbs Magazine Capacity: Standard 9 rounds, with optional extended magazines available

The Glock 27 has gone through several generational improvements:

 - Gen3 is the original version, which is still produced for specific markets like California.

 - Gen4: Introduced features like interchangeable backstraps, a dual recoil spring assembly, and a reversible enlarged magazine catch. The overall length was slightly reduced to 6.42 inches.

 - Gen5: The latest iteration features over 20 design changes, including:

  • Flared mag well for easier reloading
  • GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) for improved accuracy
  • Ambidextrous slide stop lever
  • Slightly increase in width to 1.30 inches

The G27 is known for its versatility and compatibility with larger Glock .40 S&W magazines. It can accept magazines from full-size models like the Glock 22, allowing for increased capacity as needed.

In terms of performance, the G27 is praised for its reliability and durability, hallmarks of the Glock brand. However, its compact size combined with the potent .40 S&W cartridge results in significant felt recoil, which some shooters find challenging to manage.

While the .40 S&W cartridge has fallen out of favor in recent years, with many users preferring 9mm for its lower recoil and higher capacity, the Glock 27 remains a viable option for those who prefer the larger caliber in a compact package.

Holsters for the Glock 27

The pistol's small size makes it suitable for various concealed carry methods, including pocket carry and ankle holsters. This versatility has made it popular among law enforcement as a backup weapon and among civilians for personal defense.

Our top-selling leather holsters for the G27 are IWB models, which makes sense as the 27 was designed for concealed carry. OWB and ankle holsters are the next most popular gun holster styles that we carry.

We do have some customers who also choose a front pocket holster for the 27, but many people find the G-27 a little bit too big to carry in a front pocket.

While the Glock 27 does not exactly have the exact dimensions as the Glock 26 or Glock 33, all three Glock handguns are close enough in size to fit into the same holster. To further clarify, a G27 will fit into a holster made for a G26 or G33.

Another common question that we see regarding the Glock 27 is this: Do I need a Glock 27 Gen 5 holster to fit my Gen 5 Glock 27?

While there are minimal, subtle differences between the different Glock 27 generations, all the generational models are close enough in size to fit into a holster made for a Glock 27, regardless of the generation.

Any of the leather gun holsters or magazine carriers listed below are available in a version to fit the Glock 27 in .40 caliber.