I was considering the G27 or XDS too. Went with the XDS. I prefer .45 and the 6 round mag doesn't bother me. 6 in the gun and a 7 round mag of .45 acp in my pocket will do the trick. I also like the grip safety plus the darn thing is the exact same size as my PT709 Slim 9mm.....no new holster needed. Conceals very well.