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G23Gen4.40
03-12-2012, 15:41
It seems the more posts I read here and on other forums that the G23 is more popular than the other compact models. I remember when everyone had or wanted the G19, but the tide seems to be shifting.

I assume it is because of the .40 being more powerful. What do you think?

allegro
03-12-2012, 16:04
Probably more 19's than 23's, but there are a lot (including mine) of 23's in the world today.

lyodbraun
03-12-2012, 16:05
Yes, I agree with the .40 being more powerful but also with the G23 you can shot several calibers with it, the .357sig, and the 9mm all with out changing anything other than the barrels out.... so it makes a great platform for lots of choices, I love my Gen4 G23 its a great duty weapon and CCW... very well balanced...

G23Gen4.40
03-12-2012, 16:15
Probably more 19's than 23's, but there are a lot (including mine) of 23's in the world today.

I agree there are probably more 19's out there, but it seems to me that the 23's are gaining in popularity.

It could be that I am just partial. :)

Inebriated
03-12-2012, 16:19
Yes, I agree with the .40 being more powerful but also with the G23 you can shot several calibers with it, the .357sig, and the 9mm all with out changing anything other than the barrels out.... so it makes a great platform for lots of choices, I love my Gen4 G23 its a great duty weapon and CCW... very well balanced...
I agree here. The caliber switching is my main reason for going with a 22 > a 17...

MoneyMaker
03-12-2012, 16:21
I got a brand new Gen4 23 i would trade for a new Gen3 19 as i got 3 40 calibers and would like a 9mm but i am sure a gun shop would want money to trade even though its never been shot.

MonsterB
03-12-2012, 16:29
I have bought no G19's and yet two G23's. Will end up with a G19 eventually, but I love the way the g23 shoots. I dont care if I never get another Glock as long as I have my 23.

T-Rod45
03-12-2012, 17:10
I got a brand new Gen4 23 i would trade for a new Gen3 19 as i got 3 40 calibers and would like a 9mm but i am sure a gun shop would want money to trade even though its never been shot.

Just get a LWD 40-9 conversion barrel for $110 and you have a Glock 19... That's what I did.

Alchemy1
03-12-2012, 17:11
I have a 19 and a 23 and I love them both. My 19 will always be my first love though, but it was also my first Glock.

Glockpotion23
03-12-2012, 17:25
My 23 was my first Glock and probably my fav. I rather have the 23 just because if i ever had the desire to have a 9mm i could.

PattonT
03-12-2012, 17:26
Even though it's a closely guarded secret Glock has said the amount of Glock 17's, 19's and 22's are all pretty close to being the same. I don't know if this was world wide but I think he was talking as far as what's been produced. I do know the Glock 19 and the Glock 22 they say are by far the most common Handgun they have sold for Police/military

Giggity-Giggity
03-12-2012, 17:57
I don't think so. I think the G19 is the more popular one. The real factor is ammo cost. 9mm is a bit cheaper.

T-Rod45
03-12-2012, 18:33
About a month ago I went in to my LGS to get a new Gen3 Glock 19. I already had a 21, 26, and 20... Then I realized, what was I looking for? The 21 and 20 are too hefty for EDC, and are restricted to home defense/range blasters. I love my 26 and carry it often, but did I really need a mid-size 9mm? I did some research on the Glock 23 Gen4 and found the new recoil spring interesting, as well as the fact I could switch between .40, 9mm, and .357sig, all in the same package as a Glock 19... Plus the .40 bridges the gap between 9mm and .45 for carry. I bought the Gen4 23 and two weeks later got a LWD 40-9 barrel and a few 9mm mags...

1,000 rounds of .40 and 200 rounds of 9mm later, I'm very content with my decision. Next up is a .357sig barrel to make it 3-guns-in-1. Although my eyes are always open for a clean Glock 19 to add to the lineup. ;)

TxGlock9
03-12-2012, 18:47
The 19 is obviously more popular and has been for decades. The tides only seem to be shifting because lately GT was on a 23 rave. I've hopped on the .40s&w bandwagon as well. :D

cowboy1964
03-12-2012, 18:49
I think the 19 still sells more. The 9mm is uber-popular among civilians.

MikeG36
03-12-2012, 18:58
I like the 19 because of the cost of ammo. More practice for my $$. That said, the 23 is on my short list. Soon as my GSSF coupon arrives I'm gonna pick up a Gen 4 G23. I owned a gen 2 G22 and a Gen 2.5 G27 but sold them to raise funds for an AR I wanted. That AR is gone and I miss my 22 and 27. :brickwall:

tinman517
03-12-2012, 19:15
Gotta love the 23. It is a Glock "Must Have".

G23Gen4.40
03-12-2012, 19:43
I may have to look into the LWD 40-9 barrel. How is the reliability with it? Do you have to swap out the RSA?

T-Rod45
03-12-2012, 20:09
I may have to look into the LWD 40-9 barrel. How is the reliability with it? Do you have to swap out the RSA?

I just dropped it in and use 9mm mags. 200 rounds, zero issues. Another 200 tomorrow. :)

Hognutz
03-12-2012, 20:28
I bought the 23 first, but will have a 17 or 19 someday. The 22 is also on my short list.

bac1023
03-12-2012, 20:47
The 19 will always be more popular than the 23.

TxGlock9
03-13-2012, 00:47
I may have to look into the LWD 40-9 barrel. How is the reliability with it? Do you have to swap out the RSA?

Where's Barth when you need him? :rofl:

linuxi
03-13-2012, 01:04
My first gun...G23. I love .40 s&w. :D

Rustin
03-13-2012, 03:09
They are both good.:cool:

1911ES
03-13-2012, 03:53
G19 ..... :popcorn:

harleytech
03-13-2012, 04:53
G19...too

ca survivor
03-13-2012, 06:45
G 23 for me..

Beanie-Bean
03-13-2012, 07:46
My first and favorite Glock of all is a G23, which I picked up new in 1993. Still have it, and still shoot it. Almost all new internals since then, and it has the LWD 3.5 connector/NY1 combo. It has, and will continue to be, my reference .40 and reference Glock to which all my others will be compared.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Glock/IMG_7605.jpg

RMD
03-13-2012, 07:47
The 19 will always be more popular than the 23.

This.

But I have been seeing more posts on the G23 (and G32 for that matter) over the last year or two.

fortyofforty
03-13-2012, 08:39
I've got both the G19 and G23, but I carry the G23 most often. I think the compact GLOCKs are nearly perfect in terms of balancing size, magazine capacity, and power. The G23 was my first GLOCK twenty years ago, and I'm on my third now. I don't think I'll ever be without a G23.

T-Rod45
03-13-2012, 14:49
Another 100 rounds of .40 and 100 rounds of 9mm thru my G23 today. Round count is a flawless 1100/280 minus a bad .40 mag. Love this little gun. :cool:

Snooch..!!!
03-13-2012, 15:34
My first Glock was a 23 and I LOVE it..!

I wanted the extra punch of .40s&w and the modularity of conversion barrels for other calibers. I have the LW 40-9 and will probably be getting a LW 40-357 for it too.

rauchman
03-13-2012, 15:41
My guess would that in civilian circles, the G19 is going to be more popular, while the G23 would be more popular in LEO roles. Not saying the G23 is not popular for civilian, but the G19 is arguably one of the perfect 9mm's out there. As other's have mentioned, it's about cost of ammo.

G23Gen4.40
03-13-2012, 15:41
I just dropped it in and use 9mm mags. 200 rounds, zero issues. Another 200 tomorrow. :)

Thanks for the reply.

Snooch..!!!
03-13-2012, 16:51
No RSA swap in my case, just installed the barrel and off I went.

I would suggest maybe swapping out the trigger housing/ejector though. The ejection seems to be weak and might cause problems, it has a couple times in my case. And this part is really cheap, less than $10 that I've seen. I'm going to pick one up for my G23 when a couple other things are back in stock for my order.

I may have to look into the LWD 40-9 barrel. How is the reliability with it? Do you have to swap out the RSA?

tgmr05
03-13-2012, 19:12
Locally, based on talking with roughly 8 store owners, the 19 outsells the 23 roughly 5 to 1. Anecdotal, but probably not far off reality.

Personally, i prefer the 40 in the 22/35 sizes. The compact 19 is small, and holds more rounds, an advantage when trying to keep things compact. With modern quality hp/sd ammo, there is not enough, if any, difference between 9mm and 40 to really justify losing a couple rounds, at least for me, personally. If limited to hardball, then I could see the advantage, but would probably prefer a 21sf or 30sf, then.


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ratchetjaw
03-13-2012, 21:05
I have a gen 3 and 4 19 and a gen 4 ( just got it) 23 and a OD gen 3 23 that should be here this week. Personally liking the 23 more. Love the 19 and 23. After shooting and carrying my 20 and 29 nothing is snappy lol. Haven't shot the gen 3 23 but the gen 4 has barely more recoil than my gen 3 19

PattonT
03-13-2012, 21:29
My guess would that in civilian circles, the G19 is going to be more popular, while the G23 would be more popular in LEO roles. Not saying the G23 is not popular for civilian, but the G19 is arguably one of the perfect 9mm's out there. As other's have mentioned, it's about cost of ammo.

Actually there are more LEO with G19's than G23's. Glock 22 seams to be the most popular LE gun in America.

Seawolf
03-13-2012, 23:14
I hope the G19 stays more popular than the G23. I like being able to get 40S&W ammo whenever and wherever I want.
Fact is generally people are afraid of 40S&W because they hear how snappy it is, but fact is recoil is all relative to your training and your techniques. If your techniques and training are sound then 40 S&W is nothing to fear. If you stand there with a poor grip and stance and allow the gun to kick your butt then yes it is snappy, but if you do what you are supposed to do you can shoot it just as fast and as accurately as any 9mm or 45acp.
Yes it is a higher pressure round so it will have more felt recoil, but it can be managed.

The G23 is the Swiss Army Knife of Glocks. There is nothing it can't do or be configured to do.

Snooch..!!!
03-13-2012, 23:28
Couldn't agree more..!!! :wavey:

I hope the G19 stays more popular than the G23. I like being able to get 40S&W ammo whenever and wherever I want.
Fact is generally people are afraid of 40S&W because they hear how snappy it is, but fact is recoil is all relative to your training and your techniques. If your techniques and training are sound then 40 S&W is nothing to fear. If you stand there with a poor grip and stance and allow the gun to kick your butt then yes it is snappy, but if you do what you are supposed to do you can shoot it just as fast and as accurately as any 9mm or 45acp.
Yes it is a higher pressure round so it will have more felt recoil, but it can be managed.

The G23 is the Swiss Army Knife of Glocks. There is nothing it can't do or be configured to do.

Seawolf
03-13-2012, 23:34
Actually there are more LEO with G19's than G23's. Glock 22 seams to be the most popular LE gun in America.

I worked in Law Enforcement for several years and I can tell you from experience that I would never and will never carry a 9mm except in certain limited circumstances where I need deep concealment and can't holster up a larger caliber. I've just seen too many laying on stretchers riddled with 9mm rounds still breathing and talking to have any confidence in them. I know hollowpoint technology has progressed blah blah blah, but I've just seen too much to change my views at this point.

Most LEOs whether bound by agency policy or because of training will choose to carry the same caliber they carry on duty. Now that doesn't mean they carry a Glock off duty in 40S&W, but since most LEOs like consistancy the safe assumption is they would choose to carry either their duty weapon or a smaller version of it if available. My old agency required us to carry department supplied ammunition off duty for liability reasons in case we were involved in a shooting off duty, but I know some agencies will let you do whatever you want off duty. In those cases there probably are those LEOs that choose a 9mm and probably choose a G19, but to assume that the vast majority choose a G19 when the overwhelming majority of LE agencies issue the G22 is kind of wishful thinking.

DaBurna
03-13-2012, 23:41
I hope the G19 stays more popular than the G23. I like being able to get 40S&W ammo whenever and wherever I want.
Fact is generally people are afraid of 40S&W because they hear how snappy it is, but fact is recoil is all relative to your training and your techniques. If your techniques and training are sound then 40 S&W is nothing to fear. If you stand there with a poor grip and stance and allow the gun to kick your butt then yes it is snappy, but if you do what you are supposed to do you can shoot it just as fast and as accurately as any 9mm or 45acp.
Yes it is a higher pressure round so it will have more felt recoil, but it can be managed.

The G23 is the Swiss Army Knife of Glocks. There is nothing it can't do or be configured to do.

I 2nd that!!! During the '08 Ammo Dust Bowl .40cal was the ONLY THING LEFT on the shelves!!! I have both a G23 & G19!!! G23 was my 1st Glock and is a MUST KEEP!!!


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Rollbar
03-14-2012, 00:15
Interesting read. My son bought a G23/Gen4/.40 and it is snappy if not held tight etc. I own a Colt .45 1911 and I am about to buy my first Glock. I am thinking, since I have a .45 that I will get the G19/9mm. At least that is my thinking. I am also going to get my son a KKM 9mm barrel for his G23/.40 as a gift.

Jim

JohnP82
03-14-2012, 02:59
Love the G23 here as well. The 23 is by far my favorite Glock and it will never leave my collection. I don't even own a 9mm Glock. Maybe someday, but I will never get rid of my .40 Glocks.

JBP55
03-14-2012, 08:06
It seems the more posts I read here and on other forums that the G23 is more popular than the other compact models. I remember when everyone had or wanted the G19, but the tide seems to be shifting.

I assume it is because of the .40 being more powerful. What do you think?


The G19 is the number 1 selling Glock in the US and the G17 is the number 1 selling Glock World Wide.

Jubz
03-14-2012, 08:12
Started out with a G27 for my ccw, then went to a M&P40 fullsize since the G27 was a little too snappy for accurate double/triple taps. The M&P40 was too large for edc and printed often enough, so went with a G23. Extremely pleased with the G23; excellent balance of size, weight, handling and minimal printing issues.

PattonT
03-14-2012, 08:30
In those cases there probably are those LEOs that choose a 9mm and probably choose a G19, but to assume that the vast majority choose a G19 when the overwhelming majority of LE agencies issue the G22 is kind of wishful thinking.
I'm a die hard 40 fan, I carry a G22. I can't think of too many that would prefer a 9 over a 40 but there's a lot of large agencies that require 9mm.

RYNOCG201
03-14-2012, 09:53
My 23 is my favorite but I do want a 19. It will be my next unless a great deal on a 17/22 comes along. Even then I'd send it off to cold bore to have it chopped to 19/23 grip length, reduced, and stippled.


RYNOC

Wawrz
03-14-2012, 10:03
I think the 19 still sells more. The 9mm is uber-popular among civilians.

and military/nato worldwide as well

rauchman
03-14-2012, 10:35
Actually there are more LEO with G19's than G23's. Glock 22 seams to be the most popular LE gun in America.

Interesting. I would have never have thought that. I'd love to see the #'s on that.

My local PD uses the G23 and figured that w/ the G22 being so popular in LEO circles, logically, the G23 would follow.

JBP55
03-14-2012, 17:20
Interesting. I would have never have thought that. I'd love to see the #'s on that.

My local PD uses the G23 and figured that w/ the G22 being so popular in LEO circles, logically, the G23 would follow.

Most LEA Glocks for uniformed officers are full size.
G22, G17, G35, G34 with the G22 leading the pack.

T-Rod45
12-01-2012, 10:50
I could care less about the 23, and the .40 in particular. In my opinion, .40 offers no advantages over 9mm, when choosing proper loads. More recoil and less rounds is a fact, more stopping power is closer to myth than truth.Sorry bud, but the 19 is the best.:cool:

The .40 caliber round very well may not have any advantage over the 9mm... But the Glock 23 does have an advantage over the Glock 19. That point can not be argued. Dimensionally the same exact guns. One can fire 3 different rounds, the other can't. Which round is best...? That's a little harder to determine. Which gun is best? The one that can do more. Case closed there.

Wash-ar15
12-01-2012, 16:11
My first and favorite Glock of all is a G23, which I picked up new in 1993. Still have it, and still shoot it. Almost all new internals since then, and it has the LWD 3.5 connector/NY1 combo. It has, and will continue to be, my reference .40 and reference Glock to which all my others will be compared.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Glock/IMG_7605.jpg

is that a pachmyr grip?? how do you like it? I have a g23 like your and would like to have finger grooves.

unfotunately no one want to trade a gen3 for a gen 2 :shame:

SmithietheFox
12-02-2012, 16:53
I'd consider them both the most popular of the Glock models. I own 2 G-23s and regularly carry a G-19. As far as range time I prob take my 19 more due to ammo cost however I do shoot both of my 23s regularly and used to carry my older Gen 2 23 for years.

T-Rod45
12-23-2012, 19:39
THIS is why I'm glad I finally got a .40 cal...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/turb0_t0m/BA4E06E5-3698-46C5-B369-9A8E3878C12F-696-00000154C940A7BF.jpg

My local Walmart. NO 9mm... NO .45... NO .223....

3,000 rounds of .40 S&W :wavey:

Dooger
12-23-2012, 23:41
Seems to me that more and more people are switching to 9mm's for various reasons including: cheaper to shoot, easier recoil=easier accuracy, better SD rounds in the past 5+ years, women moving into the shooting sports, etc. Most choose the G19 over the other Glock 9's.

Made in Austria
12-23-2012, 23:47
Why are the 9mm SD rounds better? Do you think ammo manufacturers stopped further development of .40 SD rounds?

T-Rod45
12-23-2012, 23:51
Seems to me that more and more people are switching to 9mm's for various reasons including: cheaper to shoot, easier recoil=easier accuracy, better SD rounds in the past 5+ years, women moving into the shooting sports, etc. Most choose the G19 over the other Glock 9's.

That's exactly right.... and that's why there is a shortage of 9mm ammo lately. I myself shoot 95% 9mm. So what I wanna know is what happens if/when you can hardly get it at all anymore? :dunno:

If ammo truely dries up long term or they implement a 50% tax, etc., it will totally kill the hobby for me. But I will always keep at least 1 pistol of each caliber (.357 mag, .357sig, 9mm, .40, .45, .22lr) because then it strictly becomes - what gun will work with what I have for self defense...

tonyparson
12-23-2012, 23:58
Seems to me that more and more people are switching to 9mm's for various reasons including: cheaper to shoot, easier recoil=easier accuracy, better SD rounds in the past 5+ years, women moving into the shooting sports, etc. Most choose the G19 over the other Glock 9's.

Your right more women are getting in to shooting and there going with a 9mm because 9mm is a women's caliber. :couch:

clarkz71
12-24-2012, 02:35
I could care less about the 23, and the .40 in particular. In my opinion, .40 offers no advantages over 9mm, when choosing proper loads. More recoil and less rounds is a fact, more stopping power is closer to myth than truth.Sorry bud, but the 19 is the best.:cool:


But your missing the point, the G23 can be a 9mm, .40 and a .357 Sig.

The G19 is stuck at 9mm, so not the best. It's about 3 guns in one.

You have 3 choices if ammo is hard to find, not 1 which
is the most popular and 1st to go (9mm)

DaBurna
12-24-2012, 09:23
I have 2 G23's Gen3 & Gen4 USA G23 (my new CCW) Loooooove my Glock .40's... But I also own 2 G19's (1 EXO/1 regular Gen3)

Steel Head
12-24-2012, 09:51
I'm down to owning only one Glock now-my trusty G23:wavey:

T-Rod45
12-24-2012, 11:57
I'm down to owning only one Glock now-my trusty G23:wavey:

I just sold my G20. If I had to drop down to just 1 it would be my G23 for sure. I just can't bring myself to ever get rid of my first, the G21. The G26 is too handy to part with as well, although the 23 has replaced it for EDC...

DonGlock26
12-24-2012, 15:04
I'm pretty happy with my G-23 and my LW40-9mm barrel.

HGxyz
12-24-2012, 16:26
I have subcompact, compact, and full sized 9mm, 40, and 357 plus a G30sf. 40 is my least favorite round of the four. I haven't shot much 45 gap, but I think I would like that better as well. I'd like to see Glock make a slim, single stack 45 gap something like the Springfield XDS (5 round mag, .45ACP).

MCrider
12-24-2012, 20:22
I love my glock 23 it's my first and only handgun at the moment. I don't see myself having an issue concealing it but i wouldn't mind picking up a g26 for edc. I'm also in the market for a lone wold 40-9 barrel for cheaper plinking.

jrpro130
12-24-2012, 20:40
Just added a 23 to the arsenal. Have all sizes now. I am a sucker for .40 it bridges the gap between 9mm and .45.

3 guns in 1 is a huge plus but I just love 40. I can't feel much if any recoil difference and still have capacity with a bigger round. Can't beat that!

I'd take 13 of .40 vs 15 of 9mm just my opinion though


Should be wrenching instead of using TapaTalk

den888
12-25-2012, 10:41
I like my G23 because I have a LW 9mm conversion barrel, which allows me to shoot both .40 and 9mm at the range.

Slug71
12-26-2012, 04:02
It seems the more posts I read here and on other forums that the G23 is more popular than the other compact models. I remember when everyone had or wanted the G19, but the tide seems to be shifting.

I assume it is because of the .40 being more powerful. What do you think?

19 is more popular.

From posts and threads here it generally seems to be 19, 26, 23.

clarkz71
12-26-2012, 04:26
I have it as 19, 23, 26

Seawolf
12-26-2012, 07:50
THIS is why I'm glad I finally got a .40 cal...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/turb0_t0m/BA4E06E5-3698-46C5-B369-9A8E3878C12F-696-00000154C940A7BF.jpg

My local Walmart. NO 9mm... NO .45... NO .223....

3,000 rounds of .40 S&W :wavey:

Every time somebody shows up bashing the 40S&W I smile because I know it's more ammo for me.

Giggity-Giggity
12-26-2012, 10:26
I like mine in OD Green:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/DSCN3112.jpg

RioKid
12-26-2012, 15:35
My G 23 was my original EDC and now my G 27 is. However, if for some reason I had to decide on only one, I would choose the 23. It is not that much harder to conceal.

spec357
12-30-2012, 17:40
The 23 was the first glock i brought. I always said I would never sell it....but traded it for an AK a couple years back.....When I was back looking for a glock I got another gen 3 G23....excellent pistol...perfect size, weight, capacity, dependability, caliber for all day carry!....I'm keeping this one!
I would love to have a 19 too!

sharkbait22
12-30-2012, 17:53
I have a gen 3 and 4 19 and a gen 4 ( just got it) 23 and a OD gen 3 23 that should be here this week. Personally liking the 23 more. Love the 19 and 23. After shooting and carrying my 20 and 29 nothing is snappy lol. Haven't shot the gen 3 23 but the gen 4 has barely more recoil than my gen 3 19

You really shouldn't have said that!! Looks like I might try out a Gen 4 23 for myself. And if I find this to be true I might be shelling out some cash for one :faint:

PattonT
12-30-2012, 18:11
I'm going to make it worse and say I can't tell a difference in a G19 and a G23. Well that isn't true because my Gen4 G23 recoils less than my Gen3 G19.

T-Rod45
12-30-2012, 18:12
You really shouldn't have said that!! Looks like I might try out a Gen 4 23 for myself. And if I find this to be true I might be shelling out some cash for one :faint:

Shoot a Gen3 and Gen4 G23 back to back if you can... I'm betting you will feel a noticable difference with the newer RSA. Just slung a mag thru my 23 a few hours ago... Mmmm... Feels good! :supergrin:

20South
12-31-2012, 01:04
I had a G19 and regrettably sold it - I had/have a G17 and wasn't using the 19 as my ccw. Recently the bug hit again and I picked up a G23. Basically for the reason that I could get the conversion barrels. I already have plenty of 9mm mags - albeit full size, but the conversions would be for the range anyway. I run the conversion barrels for .40 and .357Sig in my G20 and have had no issues.

chemboy
12-31-2012, 09:46
I have a 19 and a 23 and I love them both. My 19 will always be my first love though, but it was also my first Glock.

This.
My first of many Glocks was a '93 era(purchased new) G19. I have since gone to a Gen3 W/15000 happy rounds through it now. It really perks along with the Underwood 115 gr +P+ !!
:supergrin::supergrin:

Seawolf
12-31-2012, 09:56
Shoot a Gen3 and Gen4 G23 back to back if you can... I'm betting you will feel a noticable difference with the newer RSA. Just slung a mag thru my 23 a few hours ago... Mmmm... Feels good! :supergrin:

Grip has a lot to do with this as well. I notice a lot of people shooting Gen4 guns automatically go with the stock SF grip size, but sometimes smaller isn't better. I find if I use the med backstrap I get more surface contact of the grip making contact with my meaty hands. The larger grip seems to absorb more recoil and give the sense that the gun is shooting softer.

A friend and I tried his Gen3 G23 next to my Gen4 and we both could tell enough of a difference where it made difference in our shooting. He still likes his Gen3 because he has had it for so long he is used to it, but he agreed he could feel a difference with the Gen 4.

glock2740
12-31-2012, 11:47
Gotta love the 23. It is a Glock "Must Have".
I agree. The G19 and G23 are must have Glocks IMO. I have a LW .357 Sig conversion barrel for my G23, but don't use it that much do to the cost of that caliber ammo. Hell, I've actually got 2 G19's. Gen 2 and a Gen 3. :cool:

LeavenworthJeff
12-31-2012, 13:02
Can you use the conversion barrels with a G27?

I see where you could make your G27 like a 23 with the extended mags. Then one could use the G27, make it like a G23 and then still have an option of barrel changes to shoot two chamber calibers.

I have a G19 and at times wished I went with the 26 and bought some extended mags. Thus my question about the G27 in the future for me.

T-Rod45
01-02-2013, 17:43
Can you use the conversion barrels with a G27?

I see where you could make your G27 like a 23 with the extended mags. Then one could use the G27, make it like a G23 and then still have an option of barrel changes to shoot two chamber calibers.

I have a G19 and at times wished I went with the 26 and bought some extended mags. Thus my question about the G27 in the future for me.

Yes, all the .40/.357 models have conversion barrels.