I have both the 23 and the 27. I carry the 27 all summer.... I live in deep South Texas. I love the .40 S&W in the 27. Its compact. It has very very good power level for its size. I reload so I reloaded about 1,000 rounds to get used to the change of high power 9mm +p or +p+ level. I worked slowly on control
. I already had the 23 and the 27 so I did this to compare the two (9mm to .40 S&W). The .40 is a kitty cat compared to the 9mm. So many will opine that the .40 is "snappy
", its exactly the same as a very hot 9mm. ...........I digress.
I can not give a good decision to work on as I deeply like both the 23 and the 27. Only thing is with a finger rest on the base of the mag for the 27 it is exactly the same as the 23. When it is in a holster on your hip or appendix ( I carry this way both the 23 and the 27) the back heel of the grip on the frame is what will print for concealed carry. The 27 with just a finger rest will NOT PRINT with either the hip or appendix carry method. I am 6 feet 1 inch in height and 200lbs. I can carry a Glock 21 with no problem.
I hope I have helped.
Yes, I do have a G19 and a G26, superb weapons. I use them alot but my carry caliber of choice is .40 S&W
. To much "9mm has now been brought up to snuff for stopping power" blah blah blah. When the .40 runs at the exact same operating pressure a 9mm
. I applaud your choice in a 23 or a 27. Ammo for them can even be found now with all the B.S. going on. All the 9mm pundits, fan boys are sucking dry titty now.....I digress