I've been looking at a G27 gen 2.5 for several weeks at a local shop wanting to buy, but reluctant after listening to some negative press about the "snappy recoil" and poor handling characteristics that this round exhibits in this subcompact frame Glock. I've shot and owned some pretty snotty handguns including the. 454 Casull and rifle caliber TC Contenders so I made my purchase never having or owned a. 40 cal pistol. I really like my G30 in. 45 cal but wanted a slightly smaller frame to conceal in light summer wear. I had considered the G26 but the G27 with barrel conversions in 9mm and 357 Sig made the decision easier. Well after my first range session today I don't understand all the fuss and bother about "snappy recoil" . This gun shoots just great, in fact I found it very similar to my G30. I only had time to unload a box of 180 gr. loads but the perceived recoil is similar to the. 45 but "faster" cycling and easier to back on target. My only negatives on this gun is I really don't care for the Glock stock sights and will change them out for Trijicon 3 dot green night sights; same as my G30. Even with large hands I have trouble completely depressing the mag release button without manipulating my grip. The button sits very low and is difficult to operate. I'll look into an extended mag release button but your opinions and comments are welcomed. This gun came with the older style mag that sits flush but does not drop when released. Looking for your opinions on the older mags vs newer mags. I purchased several mags new that have the number 1 next to the Glock logo with a #9 follower. All functioned flawlessly but again opinions welcomed. Here's a quick photo I took with my phone's camera. It was a great deal on a 1996 born on G27 and my second Glock.