As a license holder for concealed handgun carry, one of the most important aspects of carrying in public is to keep my weapons, well, concealed. This is primarily accomplished thanks to the small size of the handguns I carry, and partly due to my programmer-ruffian style of dress. Having a smaller-frame gun can solve one problem, but may lead to others. The grip on my Glock 27 is not long enough for all four fingers to fit around. My pinky dangles off the bottom, which not only feels disconcerting, but amplifies my naughty marksmanship habit of shooting low and to the left.
Two companies, Scherer and Pearce, manufacture magazine extensions for my 27. A mag extender replaces the “foot” of a factory magazine and in some cases allows for increased cartridge capacity. I selected the Scherer +1 magazine extensions, primarily because I liked the checkering (texture) on the extension, and also because they were $3 cheaper apiece than the Pearce. If I didn’t like how the extenders felt or shot on my Glock, off they’d go.
I purchased my extensions and a Glock armorer’s tool from TopGlock.com. They processed my order promptly, and I was pleased with my shopping experience. I’d definitely recommend them again.
This is my 27 with a factory magazine inserted. I have the Scherer and a penny for reference.
Here’s the magazine with the Scherer extender. You can definitely see a difference in the length of the grip with the magazine extender.
Here I am trying to ham-fist the 27 with the factory mag.
The Scherer makes a huge difference in the length of the grip, and my comfort.
I haven’t had a chance to take my gun out to the range yet, but I am anticipating a difference in recoil control and overall accuracy.
As an added bonus, we have a game!
DrFaulken is packing heat in two out of three of these pictures. Can you pick them out? Mouse over once you’ve decided. The guns will reveal themselves.
So far, I couldn’t be happier with the mag extenders. It was a low cost solution to address one of my biggest gripes about my daily carry gun. $5.95 each is definitely cheaper than several hundred on a new heater. Scherer magazine extenders are available at TopGlock.com, and other gun retailers.
Scherer Glock 27 +1 magazine extension, I bust out
five out of five STFU mugs