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Glock 27


Semi-Automatic Pistol (1996)


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Right side view of the Glock 27 handgun

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The Glock 27 shared similarities to the Glock 26, both being smaller alternatives to the larger Glocks yet still retaining all capabilities.



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The subcompact Glock 27 was similar in respects to the Glock 26, designed for ease of concealment while retaining the accuracy and firepower of their bigger Glock cousins. What differentiated the G27 from the G26 was its chambering for the .40 S&W cartridge popular with American security and police personnel. Introduced in 1996 alongside the Glock 26, the Glock 27 offers the same dimensionally small size, fitting comfortably in the palm of the average hand while allowing the user to conceal the pistol in places such as an ankle holster - making it the perfect backup weapon.

Externally, the Glock 27 mimicked the fine lines of the Glock 26, complete with its shortened frame and pistol grip. The grip featured an ergonomic hold as well as an integrated trigger guard with a forward finger rest. The slide was designed in typical Glock fashion and offered a forward and rear sight. The firing action was blowback/double (safe action) with a trigger pull of about 5.5lbs. Length of the weapon topped off at 160mm (6.29 inches) with a barrel of 106mm (4.17 inches), the latter featuring a right hand twist. Weight was 19.75 ounces with a loaded weight of 26.98 ounces. Width was just 30mm (1.18 inches).

The standard available magazine allowed for 9 cartridges. However, this could be upped by way of the optional 11-, 13-, 15- or 17-round magazines as desired.

Specifications



Service Year
1996

Origin
Austria national flag graphic
Austria

Classification


Semi-Automatic Pistol


Glock GmbH - Austria
National flag of Austria National flag of the United States Austria; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


Overall Length
160 mm
6.30 in
Barrel Length
88 mm
3.46 in
Empty Wgt
1.22 lb
0.55 kg
Sights


Front; Rear


Action


Blowback / Double - Safe Action

Blowback Operation
Gas pressure from the rearward movement of the ignited cartridge case provides the needed bolt movement, ejecting the spent case and stripping a fresh case from the magazine.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.40 S&W

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed


9-, 11-, 13-, 15- and 17-round detachable box magazines
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.


Glock 27 - Base Series Designation


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