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Picked up my Gen4 G27 today

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rolltide_pisco, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. rolltide_pisco

    rolltide_pisco NRA Life Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Western Kentucky

    Date on it is 9/4/12. I've ordered a FOBUS ankle holster as well. I do have some questions for G27 Gen4 owners.

    The RSA # is 0-8-1. Is that the up-to-date number for them?

    I changed the mag release to lefty for myself. When sliding the magazine in I have to really put some force into it to lock. Is it just that it's tight or did I not hold the mag release completely flush in its correct spot and the release is loose?

    I was told that 165gr bullets are not good to shoot and I should stick to 180gr. Any truth to this?
  2. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

    May 1, 2007
    Loxahatchee Fl
    Congrats on the new pistol, I'm pretty sure 0-8-1 is the new one. Safe is in the bedroom and the wife is sleeping and I don't feel like getting my ass kicked this morning so I'll have to check mine later. My gen 4 G27 runs fine on 165g, 155g, and 180g. I like the 165g the best in .40 though. Right now though I have 125g Gold dots in it. Although I have a 357sig barrel in it. :supergrin:

  3. DrMaxit

    DrMaxit Dirtbag Airman

    Sep 15, 2005
    Oahu HI
    No truth to that bullet weight. Shoot a bunch of different weights to make sure they work in your particular pistol, but I will bet you have no problems at all. Such a small and insignificant difference between those.

    I had a Gen 4 G27 for a short time before it was stolen. Still to this date my favorite pistol of all time. Followed closely behind my first Glock, a Gen 3 G22.

  4. Slackinoff


    Sep 20, 2011
    Is the magazine topped off to full capacity? If yes, then that is normal. All my glocks take a little extra heave to lock them in when they are full to the brim.
  5. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Congrats on the G27.
  6. Legacy Shooters

    Legacy Shooters

    Jul 18, 2012
    I just bought a G27 Gen 3 but wish I woulda got a Gen 4

    Sent from my fingers on a smartphone
  7. Beanie-Bean


    Apr 23, 2011
    Central Texas
    Congrats on the new G27!

    The magazine springs will loosen up over time. Do you run 9 rounds? Or 9+1? If you lock the slide back first before inserting the magazine, you won't have to fight that spring tension. Some of my Glocks couldn't be run in the +1 configuration until the spring loosened up a bit. I personally don't carry in that (+1) configuration, but did want to let you know that it is easier to do so after the magazine has been cycled through a few times.
  8. gusbuster


    Aug 9, 2009
    I'm also carrying my Gen4 G27 with a G33 barrel & mag, and a G31 15 rd mag for back up stoked with Gold Dot 125 gr JHP 357 Sig:supergrin:
  9. vmann

    vmann Controller

    Jan 22, 2010
    i run 9+1 myself in my gen 3 27....the mag will loosen up over time...i like the gen 4 in my hand, but i think the texture is too rough to carry inside the waist