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king_John_I
06-26-2012, 15:35
Bath salt zombie invasion

:rofl:

I WISH!!!

JrFreak
12-14-2012, 05:57
I carry a 23, but accuracy is more important.

up1911fan
12-14-2012, 07:33
I carry a G19 or M&P9.

chemboy
12-14-2012, 10:47
OK guys, What would you choose to carry a Glock 19 or Glock 23. Both carry the same and you shoot them about the same.The one difference is the caliber and the amount of ammo in the mags. Right now I have choose the G23 but the G19 is very tempting.

If you can shoot them both equally well(I can't quite) I would go with a G23.
However, my main CCW is a G19 with a 115gr +P+ round and I feel comfortable (confident) with that weapon/round combo in most personal defense situations.

I do have a Gen4 G23 that I am slowly warming up to, however. :)

ca survivor
12-14-2012, 11:04
g23! .......

"Cold Dead Hands" !
12-14-2012, 12:42
G19.
Since fast accurate shot placement is key between all these fine calibers.
Shot them both a lot in competition to decide, and watching many others do the same.
The best shooters all use 9mm.
They score better, even accounting for the automatic power factor scoring advantage of the bigger calibers.
9mm practice ammo is far cheaper.
While the premium +P ammo is just as good as most .40's.


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clarkz71
12-14-2012, 13:46
I have both, I carry the G23. The recoil with SD ammo
isn't that much different. +P+ 9mm and .40 165gr is
very close.

RangerGibson
12-14-2012, 15:35
I like the 19. I am biased though because it was my first pistol and I have shot it much, much more than my friends 23. You can't go wrong with either one though both are a great choice!

Rick305
12-16-2012, 00:48
If you study and analyze 9/40/357/45 you would pick a 9 or 40. There is just something about 357Sig that just says bad ass.
Btw, I'm a 9 and 40 guy.

Isn't the .40S&W a "more powerful" round ? I never really looked into .357sig but I am interested in it ..

The (little) reading I've done suggests the .40 is "better" but I'm still curious -- I may pick up a 32 barrel since you can use the same everything (even mags) with a swap.

Bakercountyboy
12-16-2012, 07:31
Gen4 23

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Bren
12-16-2012, 07:37
OK guys, What would you choose to carry a Glock 19 or Glock 23. Both carry the same and you shoot them about the same.The one difference is the caliber and the amount of ammo in the mags. Right now I have choose the G23 but the G19 is very tempting.

23 would be my only choice. I can't imagine why I'd choose 9mm fr carry over .40. 9mm fails way too often in real life. "Shot placement is all that counts" to guys who shoot paper at the indoor range. For everybody else - you better get something that will damage tissue and bone when shot placement doesn't hit something vital.

Tkz
12-16-2012, 08:49
Either will do just fine!

trigger45
12-16-2012, 09:03
Carried both in the past. have just the 19 right now. Getting the 23 soon. 23 has more power. Either would work. Like heavy bullets. Should have never got rid of my G23. Felt better armed with it. Was in my opinion the perfect pistol.

RobG
12-16-2012, 09:18
23 would be my only choice. I can't imagine why I'd choose 9mm fr carry over .40. 9mm fails way too often in real life. "Shot placement is all that counts" to guys who shoot paper at the indoor range. For everybody else - you better get something that will damage tissue and bone when shot placement doesn't hit something vital.

I agree with Bren. I have both... a gen4 19, a gen2 23 and a gen4 23. When carrying, I prefer the gen4 23.

When shooting paper targets at an indoor range, I'll shoot the 19 more just because the ammo costs less.

PattonT
12-16-2012, 09:55
Isn't the .40S&W a "more powerful" round ? I never really looked into .357sig but I am interested in it ..

The (little) reading I've done suggests the .40 is "better" but I'm still curious -- I may pick up a 32 barrel since you can use the same everything (even mags) with a swap.

More powerful is not the way to describe it. The 40 is basically a larger bullet by 10% with only 5% less velocity compared to a 9mm. In today's hotter 9mm loads they are really pretty much equal.

Speer Gold Dot in 9mm +p ,124gr has a muzzle velocity of 1220 fps
Where the 40S&W 165gr has a muzzle velocity of 1150fps.
The 357sig in a 125gr has 1350fps at the muzzle.
Really what this translates into is they all mimic about the same results in studying wound channels.

cfr
12-16-2012, 10:05
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happyguy
12-16-2012, 10:15
OK guys, What would you choose to carry a Glock 19 or Glock 23. Both carry the same and you shoot them about the same.The one difference is the caliber and the amount of ammo in the mags. Right now I have choose the G23 but the G19 is very tempting.

I have had the experience of shooting both weapons in less than ideal conditions and I found the G23 has a tendency to twist in my hands under recoil except when my hands and the gun are perfectly dry. I did not have that issue with the G19. Stippling might fix that though.

Regards,
Comrade Happyguy :)

Bullman
12-16-2012, 11:43
If you study and analyze 9/40/357/45 you would pick a 9 or 40. There is just something about 357Sig that just says bad ass.
Btw, I'm a 9 and 40 guy.

Why stop at .357 sig. You left 10mm out of your mix there. A G29 is about the same size more or less of a G23. 10mm when loaded correctly has considerably more oomph than the Sig round.

Dogbite
12-16-2012, 12:29
I currently carry a gen 3 G23. Good power, good capacity, good size. Its awesome.

PattonT
12-16-2012, 12:47
Why stop at .357 sig. You left 10mm out of your mix there. A G29 is about the same size more or less of a G23. 10mm when loaded correctly has considerably more oomph than the Sig round.

Of course it is, the 10mm is a bad boy. My problem with the G29 is the thick heavy slide and having owned a G30 and multiple 9/40/357 Glocks they may be the ~ same height and length they are not the same size. They made the 10mm and 45's too big in the most important area, the width. Otherwise I would love to have a carriable 10mm.

Bullman
12-16-2012, 13:27
Of course it is, the 10mm is a bad boy. My problem with the G29 is the thick heavy slide and having owned a G30 and multiple 9/40/357 Glocks they may be the ~ same height and length they are not the same size. They made the 10mm and 45's too big in the most important area, the width. Otherwise I would love to have a carriable 10mm.

That is everyone's dream brother. Right now though it seems that the G29 is as close as we are ever going to get though.

cadillacguns
12-16-2012, 13:35
23 for me.

PattonT
12-16-2012, 13:38
I have been really frustrated with the G29/G30 idea. I really want to like them but they just feel weird. The grip doesn't really even bother me too much but don't understand why the slide is so much wider. Is the 10mm have so much pressure it needs that heavy of a slide? I have said it on here before the G30/36 hybrid is the best Glock out there and Glock doesn't even make it.

Rick305
12-16-2012, 14:02
I liked my G29 a lot it was a great pistol but it's not the same size as my current 23 ... The 29 (carry wise at least) is a porker and it felt kind of odd but it was a great gun ... If it wasn't for the thickness of that brick I'd prob. still have it ... My G23 feels much better and balanced but it doesn't have that 10mm power lol !!

Rick305
12-16-2012, 14:03
I have been really frustrated with the G29/G30 idea. I really want to like them but they just feel weird. The grip doesn't really even bother me too much but don't understand why the slide is so much wider. Is the 10mm have so much pressure it needs that heavy of a slide? I have said it on here before the G30/36 hybrid is the best Glock out there and Glock doesn't even make it.

So was glockmeister joking around with that pic they posted a few weeks back ?

rilkil23
12-16-2012, 19:03
So my girlfriend of 4 months surprised me with a gen4 G23. Ill be breaking it in this Tuesday and look for a set of CQB sights. I have the XS Big Dots on my G22 so i might swap them to my new G23.


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thedave8
12-16-2012, 22:08
yes i do

dmdmx2
04-03-2013, 18:09
I would and do carry a Glock 23. The Glock 19 is a great gun and has less recoil, but the .40 S&W cartridge is so much more powerful. We're talking the stopping power close to a .45 if not better. The 9mm just doesn't have that punch behind it. Make no mistake I also own a Sig Sauer P226 9mm pistol which I dearly love. I just think the .40 S&W is the better round.

glock2740
04-03-2013, 19:00
I have been totin' a G23 every day for about a month and right before that I was totin' a G19 for a few months. I swap up my carry guns quite a bit but the G19 and G23 see a lot of holster time. I feel just fine with eith gun or either caliber. :cool:

Cavalry Doc
04-03-2013, 19:38
Either is better than any .380 you can buy, if you can conceal it.

The gun you have is 10 times better than the one you don't have, at the moment you need a gun.

tgmr05
04-03-2013, 22:24
I have both, and I carry both. Which do I prefer? I prefer the 23 if I am in woods and may come across a large hog, say 200 plus pounds. I sometimes prefer the 19 in the city, when I may encounter more numbers, most under 225, and the 19 is ever so slightly lighter, loaded. Otherwise, compared to long guns, it simply does not matter. Both will do the job.

Personally, if I ever had to really choose just one, I would actually pick the 19. But, I am a little older, now. In my youth, I toted a 338 win mag to hunt deer, and a snub 44 for carry. Over time, I realized not only the truth of carry enough gun, but also the reality of comfort. A 9mm will do the same job as a 40, just at an ever so slightly more comfortable level.

My compact lightweight 7mm-08 will hunt deer just as effectively as a 338 win mag, but at a much more comfortable level. There is no doubt there is a big difference between them.... But the 19/23 is pretty much wasting time arguing over, as the differences are not much, at all.

BBMW
04-03-2013, 22:42
There are more than enough people carrying standard compact (IE G19 size) Glocks to prove that it's eminently doable.

Also, if you need to step down in size from their, there are plenty of guns that can work before you have to go to the mouseguns. The G26 is at the big end of that range, and the Rohrbough is at the small end, and there's lots in between (in 9mm and usually .40 also.)

Either is better than any .380 you can buy, if you can conceal it.

The gun you have is 10 times better than the one you don't have, at the moment you need a gun.

ArlenGunClub
04-04-2013, 01:00
I love the .40. No need for +p ammo, just good old hard hitting ammo in a no-nonsense package. But that's just me of course. I'd rather have the extra power in exchange for 2 rounds, but carry what you like the best. You're the best judge for what you like.


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Buckshot Barry
04-04-2013, 07:31
I started with the 23 but sold it and got a 19 because it was easyer for the wife to use.

Own both, but I totally agree. Plus the 19 is easier to shoot with the off hand. Sometimes you can't always fire with a 2 handed hold.

BADOS
04-04-2013, 07:37
I prefer the extra power of the 40 cal. in the Glock 23 with the Gen4 grip. Recoil is easy controlable. Practice makes perfect.

Indy_Tim
04-04-2013, 07:54
My choice is the G23. This is my EDC except when I need to conceal, then I go with a G27.
http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq59/88E30M50/Mechanical%20Things/Glock-23-LH-side_zps1e1f4931.jpg

PattonT
04-04-2013, 10:54
I have no concerns when carrying a Glock 19 over a Glock 23. If I didn't own a Glock 23 I would buy it first. The reasons are 40 ammo has always been the easiest to find and as of lately is cheaper than 9 in some places. Understand it takes a+p 9mm round to perform the same as a standard pressure 40 or 45. How often do you see 9+p in FMJ or bulk ammo? What if you can no longer use hollow points?
What if you need 300rds for survival for a SHtF? Without a doubt 40 range ammo would serve better than 9mm range ammo.

Scrappy
04-04-2013, 11:02
I carry one or the other at different times. Also add in my G30 and G27, which I carry those too. I carry the G19 with 124 +P.

billy396
04-04-2013, 11:24
I have no concerns when carrying a Glock 19 over a Glock 23. If I didn't own a Glock 23 I would buy it first. The reasons are 40 ammo has always been the easiest to find and as of lately is cheaper than 9 in some places. Understand it takes a+p 9mm round to perform the same as a standard pressure 40 or 45. How often do you see 9+p in FMJ or bulk ammo? What if you can no longer use hollow points?
What if you need 300rds for survival for a SHtF? Without a doubt 40 range ammo would serve better than 9mm range ammo.

I haven't done any shopping in Tennessee, but here in Ohio 9MM is always easier to find than .40, and cheaper, too, by several dollars. While .40 does generally have a bit more power than 9MM, I find that the new modern 9MM defense ammo is just about as deadly as .40. Of course, shot placement is always crucial. Right now, 9MM hardball is going for $17.99, while .40 WWB is at least $21.99. I like the new Critical Defense, the always popular Golden Saber, Speer Gold Dots, Silvertips, and a host of others, including some high-power Cor-Bon and Double-Tap ammo. To me, the ease of shooting 9MM makes up for the marginal difference in power, as I have developed fairly bad arthritis (not helped by all the shooting).

Lvs1935
04-04-2013, 11:38
I always prefer a larger caliber. Capacity is never a concern for me. I figure if I need more than 8 rounds or so, I am probably doing something I shouldn't have been doing.

PattonT
04-04-2013, 11:48
While .40 does generally have a bit more power than 9MM, I find that the new modern 9MM defense ammo is just about as deadly as .40. Of course, shot placement is always crucial.
Everyone says that and it is true, I don't argue the fact. However understand most of us don't stock 100's of self defense +p. I like to think my standard pressure 40 will be a better fighting gun than my standard pressure 9mm. If you can stock 500 hollow points then it doesn't matter.

PattonT
04-04-2013, 11:56
Double post

Tscglock
04-04-2013, 12:12
If 13 shots of .40 don't get it done, neither will 15 of 9mm. Prolly need to practice more. Just sayin!

those 2 extra rounds could be the difference of life and death...

i choose G19

Made in Austria
04-04-2013, 12:16
I prefer the G23. But love my G19's too, just not as much :)

S. Kelly
04-04-2013, 12:29
Glock 19, hands down.

iflyem1
04-04-2013, 13:06
No question I would carry a G19. More capacity, faster follow up shots, and I can shoot the gun very well.

With modern self defense ammo the difference between the 9mm and .40 is not very much.

I agree that with the modern 9mm loads, little difference between 9 and 40 today.

Made in Austria
04-04-2013, 13:19
I agree that with the modern 9mm loads, little difference between 9 and 40 today.

Don't forget, there is modern .40 ammo available as well. I have done some penetration tests with both calibers. The forty punches noticeable bigger holes and cavities into ballistic gel. There is no doubt to me that the .40 releases more energy on impact. It's that much more that the difference is noticeable with bare eyes.

PVolk
04-04-2013, 15:00
I've been carrying a 23c for almost 4 years now. I recently rented a 19 and found it more comfortable to shoot. I shot more accurately as well. So, I picked up a 19c today. It will eventually replace my 23c as my dedicated carry gun.

Honestly, those are two of the best Glock models IMO, and you cant go wrong with either.

mxr300ex
04-04-2013, 17:23
I carry a Glock 23, if it's good enough for the FBI it's good enough for me.
Far more law enforcement agencies carry 40S&W than 9mm, why do you think that is? Less rounds? I doubt it, more power is why. I'm not a 9mm hater at all, I bought my wife one.

Police305
04-04-2013, 17:31
No question I would carry a G19. More capacity, faster follow up shots, and I can shoot the gun very well.

With modern self defense ammo the difference between the 9mm and .40 is not very much.

Very well said...and 9mm ammo is cheaper and easier to find!

PattonT
04-04-2013, 17:47
Very well said...and 9mm ammo is cheaper and easier to find!

Now? I am finding three times as much 40 as 9mm. I stood in line last week for an hour to get 3 boxes of 9mm. It was just the second time since Dec I have found any. This was $13.99/50 but in February GT Dist had some Hornady FMj 18.99/50 which was $4 more a box than the cheapest .40 ammo.
I shipped 4 of my boxes of 9mm to my cousin in Jacksonville who was completely out and said there was none to be found around Jacksonville.

cgjane
04-04-2013, 17:56
I bought a 23, since it was easier to find 40 now.

I am getting a 40-9 barrel and will have both calibers.

intenseneal
04-04-2013, 18:45
I carry a G23, stopping power with good controlability. And you can have either 13rds or 15 with a G22 mag or a +2 extention all in a package that can be easily concealed. That and the faxt that you just cant seem to find any 9mm ammo right now but .40 is pretty easy to find.

Cavalry Doc
04-04-2013, 19:14
Very happy with my G23. I've seen many people shot with rounds from .17 BB gun to soviet 12.5mm. I decided to buy a .40 S&W after I saw someone shot with one while home from R&R from Baghdad. I prefer a 12 gauge, but can't find a comfortable and effective concealment holster for my Mossberg 500. So, my advice is to carry the biggest caliber handgun that you can effectively shoot under stress. Weigh the advantages of magazine capacity allowed, power of the bullet, and ability to control where your shots go above all else. A hit with a .22LR beats a miss with a .44 Magnum every time.


Just to put things in perspective.......

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p158/CavalryDoc/Caliberwars2_zps003ef7a7.png

The purple dot is 12 gauge.

Indy_Tim
04-04-2013, 19:49
Very well said...and 9mm ammo is cheaper and easier to find!

That really depends on location. Here in Indiana, I've found boxes of .40 on the shelf in shops that have not seen 9mm in a while. When I picked up my G23 last month, I had a choice of various flavors of .40 SD ammo. There was very little 9mm SD ammo to be found. The availability of .40 is what drove me to buy the G23 in the first place. Even though I reload, I carry commercial and with no commercial 9mm available, I used that as an excuse to get another gun and am really happy to have the G23 now.

sharkbait22
04-05-2013, 08:21
Love my G19! I don't see the minuscule difference between the 9mm and the .40 to justify the lower capacity and snappy recoil. With that said I only carry premium plus P ammo. But there is a lot to be said for the availability of .40 cal in our current climate. But I'll always be a 9mm and .45 guy. Just haven't been sold on the .40 yet.

iconia
04-05-2013, 08:40
I will go for glock 19.


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Glock 23 Nutter
04-05-2013, 11:11
Glock 23/180 HST for Open carry.

Glock 36/230+P HST for Concealed carry.




Nutter

Roger G23
04-13-2013, 20:10
More powerful is not the way to describe it. The 40 is basically a larger bullet by 10% with only 5% less velocity compared to a 9mm. In today's hotter 9mm loads they are really pretty much equal.

Speer Gold Dot in 9mm +p ,124gr has a muzzle velocity of 1220 fps
Where the 40S&W 165gr has a muzzle velocity of 1150fps.
The 357sig in a 125gr has 1350fps at the muzzle.
Really what this translates into is they all mimic about the same results in studying wound channels.
Good facts but your forgetting one important part of all this. Muzzle energy. The all important parameter that determines "knock down power" It's what we really need in a gunfight. Go back and do your research and find that the .40 has superior muzzle energy.

dajcarroll
04-13-2013, 20:58
I never understood the term "knock down power." Pretty sure anyone hit with a 9mm, .357 sig, .40 cal, .38 spl, whatever... you're going to get knocked down. Most of the people on here have never shot anyone, or have seen anyone get shot. All you go by is what you read online. You guys make me want to scream. You think whatever round you prefer is superior. It's just like sports teams. The TRUTH is... almost any round is sufficient to stop another human being. A well placed shot with any round will be enough to stop someone. Even kill them.


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Roger G23
04-13-2013, 21:50
I never understood the term "knock down power." Pretty sure anyone hit with a 9mm, .357 sig, .40 cal, .38 spl, whatever... you're going to get knocked down. Most of the people on here have never shot anyone, or have seen anyone get shot. All you go by is what you read online. You guys make me want to scream. You think whatever round you prefer is superior. It's just like sports teams. The TRUTH is... almost any round is sufficient to stop another human being. A well placed shot with any round will be enough to stop someone. Even kill them.

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Ask anyone, we'd all prefer 9mm. Shoots easier. Ballistics. Example: Pistol caliber of choice when confronted with an angry wild boar. 10mm or 44Mag
Never seen anyone bring along a 9mm when out among wild boar.
.40S&W sometimes, but that's the lowest they'll go.
Why bring up wild boar hunting? Cause I've seen the effects of the differing calibers. Hope I never have to shoot a human being but there are some big tough ones out there too.

Indy_Tim
04-14-2013, 07:49
It's all a tradeoff in what you want to get from the gun. With the G19, you get a couple of extra rounds and a shorter shot to shot time given similar accuracy. With the G23, you get a round that has a lower chance of being deflected by bone or whatever else it hits on the way to its target of vital organs. On the whole, I'd say they come out even. If you practice a lot, either would be a good choice. If you can't practice a lot, then the G19 might be more effective for you.

Cavalry Doc
04-14-2013, 08:22
Ask anyone, we'd all prefer 9mm. Shoots easier. Ballistics. Example: Pistol caliber of choice when confronted with an angry wild boar. 10mm or 44Mag
Never seen anyone bring along a 9mm when out among wild boar.
.40S&W sometimes, but that's the lowest they'll go.
Why bring up wild boar hunting? Cause I've seen the effects of the differing calibers. Hope I never have to shoot a human being but there are some big tough ones out there too.

I have seen a lot of people that were shot. Stabbed, blown up, crushed, cut too..... GSW's from .17 BB gun through soviet 12.5mm (~.50 BMG).

I also hunt hogs. .308 is a much better caliber than .40, but my sidearm while hunting is a .40.


The only reason I carry a .40 G23, is that I cannot find a comfortable and effective concealment holster for my mossberg 500.

.40 or 9mm? if you have one or the other, good choice. Let it go. The difference is negligible.

cusn
04-14-2013, 09:07
How often do you see 9+p in FMJ or bulk ammo? What if you can no longer use hollow points?
What if you need 300rds for survival for a SHtF? Without a doubt 40 range ammo would serve better than 9mm range ammo.

This is hardly ever pointed out in the caliber discussions and is an extremely important point!

clarkz71
04-14-2013, 10:35
Love my G19! I don't see the minuscule difference between the 9mm and the .40 to justify the lower capacity and snappy recoil. With that said I only carry premium plus P ammo. But there is a lot to be said for the availability of .40 cal in our current climate. But I'll always be a 9mm and .45 guy. Just haven't been sold on the .40 yet.

Lower capacity, 2 round is minimum.
+P 9mm is not much less snappy then 180gr HST.

.40 has been around 23 years, if your not sold by now...............

This is hardly ever pointed out in the caliber discussions and is an extremely important point!

True, WWB 165gr is FMJ FN.

iflyem1
04-14-2013, 10:50
.40 or 9mm? if you have one or the other, good choice. Let it go. The difference is negligible.

My sentiments exactly. Shot placement is the key. A DR. at Seattle's Harbor View Medical Center did a study that states that 6 out of 7 gunshot victims actually survive the shooting. This is with all calibers, except rifles of course.

Watch this video, it is informative!

9mm vs .45 vs Rifle A Dr's View of Gunshot Wounds - YouTube

sharkbait22
04-14-2013, 10:53
Lower capacity, 2 round is minimum.
+P 9mm is not much less snappy then 180gr HST.

.40 has been around 23 years, if your not sold by now...............



True, WWB 165gr is FMJ FN.

I'm not saying its a bad round just that it doesn't fit what I want in a pistol caliber. I either want big holes or lots of rounds on tap. The .40 performs better through barriers like interior walls, doors and auto glass. That's good for police officers but nothing I'll ever need as a civilian. When you look at the terminal ballistics (without barriers) there isn't a big difference between the two rounds.

SDGlock23
04-14-2013, 12:43
Make mine a .40! The .40 offers more overall than the 9mm can, it's just a more versatile cartridge. Now that doesn't mean the 9mm is ineffective, but also they're not as close as some like to think they are. Looking at gel tests between different calibers that are designed to perform similarly, and coming to that very conclusion (that they perform similarly) is because they're designed to. In terms of potential however, there's a lot more to work with in a .40 compared to a 9mm.

wolf19r
04-14-2013, 13:44
Rotate the two.

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80819
04-14-2013, 20:48
I would say, in my opinion, pick one and practice, practice, practice.

cgjane
04-17-2013, 17:13
My 23 with a 40-9 conversion so I can Shoot my 9mm suppressor that's usually on my 17

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/gw4k/7852C72D-F6CB-4A31-A60B-C71658338171-7139-000006FF69DE7348_zpsdf342918.jpg

leitung
04-17-2013, 20:29
Glock 19, never failed me, accurate, comfortable... Been relying on it for 6 years.

billy396
04-16-2014, 13:47
I carry both, one at a time of course and really have no preferrance. I own and carry 18 different Glocks and the only preferrance I have would be toward 357 sig. Which to me is by far the superior cartridge.

I love that 357SIG. I have a 357SIG barrel for every .40 that I own except for one. It's a tack driver, and it's basicaly got 357 Mag ballistics without the recoil, although it does have some serious muzzle blast. I wouldn't want to shoot one at night. It's also not hard to reload.

Will Beararms
04-16-2014, 13:53
180 grain .40 JHP vs. 9mm everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.

billy396
04-16-2014, 13:55
I have seen a lot of people that were shot. Stabbed, blown up, crushed, cut too..... GSW's from .17 BB gun through soviet 12.5mm (~.50 BMG).

I also hunt hogs. .308 is a much better caliber than .40, but my sidearm while hunting is a .40.


The only reason I carry a .40 G23, is that I cannot find a comfortable and effective concealment holster for my mossberg 500.

.40 or 9mm? if you have one or the other, good choice. Let it go. The difference is negligible.

Check out the story on the Soulis incident. The LEO (Pete Soulis) shot a guy 22 times with .40 Ranger SXT's, 17 of which were center-mass hits. The bad guy still tried to drive away before he finally hit a fence and died. He lived for more than 4 minutes after the last shot was fired.

10Krunner
04-16-2014, 14:03
19 for me.

yz9890
04-16-2014, 14:12
...would you choose to carry a Glock 19 or Glock 23?

Yes I would.

WarEagle32
04-16-2014, 14:27
19 no doubt

kopchakjason
04-16-2014, 15:02
Glock 19 gen4 all the way. Easier to shoot, cheaper to shoot and if you have a significant other and they need to use it they would prob like the 9mm better. Just my opinion. My wife hates shooting my .40 caliber guns

farnorthwintercamper
04-16-2014, 15:18
My first choice is the 19.. I already have a 10M.M. mod. 20 so no need for a 10 M.M. special.

shockglock
04-16-2014, 15:32
Own both and carry both.

Teecher45
04-16-2014, 15:33
I just checked and I own 6xG19's and do not own a G23 and there is a good reason why ;)

I just checked and I own 9, .40, and .45 and there is a good reason why!

Teecher45
04-16-2014, 18:17
All the 9 fans always talk about the difference being negligible.
You know what's really negligible?
Your split times when you actually use your +P+ ammo on the range.

Bren
04-16-2014, 18:33
OK guys, What would you choose to carry a Glock 19 or Glock 23. Both carry the same and you shoot them about the same.The one difference is the caliber and the amount of ammo in the mags. Right now I have choose the G23 but the G19 is very tempting.

You shoot them the same, but the 19 is tempting?:dunno:

I can't think of any possible reason to choose 9mm over .40 except hat you can't shoot .40 (or you're on the internet and want to justify owning 9mm because it's all you can handle)

I have carried both (had a 19 before there was a 23). I still carry the 23.

FireForged
04-16-2014, 18:42
g19.. its cheaper and the ammo is cheaper and the loaded gun is lighter. Although I have never had any problems finding 40 cal ammo, 9mm will never be hard to find.

Aventurero
04-16-2014, 19:37
I prefer the Glock 19 myself. The 9mm is fine for me.

deadmanglocking
04-16-2014, 19:41
I've owned both. I carry a 23. I just like it over the 9mm. Nothing wrong with the 19 I just like the .40.

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cbird77
04-16-2014, 19:49
Another vote for the 40. I have all of them and the 23 is a great shooter.

Luosnogard
04-16-2014, 19:55
I agree as well, G23 for me. Though either are very affective with the proper training.

Queen Bee
04-16-2014, 20:20
Between the 2, 19.

But my 19 is now a range gun. Just make the jump to .45

I use either the
26 for max conceament
Or
The 30sf for carry.

bcj128
04-16-2014, 21:05
All the 9 fans always talk about the difference being negligible.
You know what's really negligible?
Your split times when you actually use your +P+ ammo on the range.

Then go all the way and carry the 45...g30S for me!


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lowflyer
04-16-2014, 21:09
I carry the 23, but I have nothing against the 19. I bought the 23 because I figure I can always convert it to 9, if 40 gets scarce. I prefer shooting 40 and it is what I compete with.

Big1
04-16-2014, 22:06
I have the 19 but not the 23 so I just got the 27, with me any one is find with me. I also have the 30S that I carry also, it just depend on how I feel.

GlockDetroit
04-16-2014, 22:11
My 19 loaded with 147gr underwood +p+ bonded hollow points
I'm pretty confident in it......I take that back.....very confident.

Teecher45
04-16-2014, 22:27
Then go all the way and carry the 45...g30S for me!


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239237
Why go halfway? If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly.
Winter carry.

GJHIII
04-16-2014, 23:13
G23 hands down. I'm more accurate with my G23 than my G17 and that is what counts. With the longer barrel and sight radius of the 17, I have no need for a G19.

WCDUB
04-17-2014, 01:27
i never understood the term "knock down power." pretty sure anyone hit with a 9mm, .357 sig, .40 cal, .38 spl, whatever... You're going to get knocked down. Most of the people on here have never shot anyone, or have seen anyone get shot. All you go by is what you read online. You guys make me want to scream. You think whatever round you prefer is superior. It's just like sports teams. The truth is... Almost any round is sufficient to stop another human being. A well placed shot with any round will be enough to stop someone. Even kill them.

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what's so hard to understand about "knock-down power"? It simply means something hits you hard enough to knock you down! You may be "pretty sure" that any round will knock a human being down,but there is ample evidence that shows this to be untrue.
Also,there is no guarantee that any shots will be well-placed in a stressful situation. One 12 gauge 00 buck shot will surely knock you down(and kill you). One .45,.44,.357, or (probably) .40 cal. Shot will likely knock you down. 9mm and lower,very likely won't.
Why take the chance? More powerful rounds are more likely to have more knock-down power even if shots are not well-placed. Use a 12 gauge whenever you can and something similar when the 12 gauge isn't avail-
able.

Boot Stomper
04-17-2014, 07:06
Either one would be an excellent choice. I own a G19, but carry a G27. I bought the G19 for the cheaper ammo and for my dad to use in GSSF. I carried a G23 gen 2 when I was an auto theft investigator. Both guns are great and I shoot them both very well. My opinion if you like them both, buy both. No one says you can only have one Glock.

Will Beararms
04-17-2014, 07:53
g19.. its cheaper and the ammo is cheaper and the loaded gun is lighter. Although I have never had any problems finding 40 cal ammo, 9mm will never be hard to find.

.40 ammo is slightly higher than 9mm in Dallas. I have witnessed cases where it's the same price. 9mm is non-existent in Wal Mart and scarce anywhere but gun stores and Cabelas. In those cases there's not much of a price savings.

My wife likes shooting the .40.

Will Beararms
04-17-2014, 07:55
My 19 loaded with 147gr underwood +p+ bonded hollow points
I'm pretty confident in it......I take that back.....very confident.

That round is almost as taxing on the frame of the pistol as .40.

COSteve
04-17-2014, 08:32
G23 is my daily carry in town, out in woods it's a 10mm. 9mm just doesn't do it for me.

clydog
04-17-2014, 10:47
glock in 40 for me :cool:....9mm has too many limp wrist malfunctions with novice shooters. My wife has never had a failure with my 40 glocks, but first mag out of a 9mm had a failure to feed

GlockFan7
04-17-2014, 14:59
I have both. While I really like the G19, nothing against it, the G23 is my favorite.

steve462x0
04-17-2014, 19:26
Either one, own them both.

hamster
04-17-2014, 19:55
I can't think of any possible reason to choose 9mm over .40 except hat you can't shoot .40 (or you're on the internet and want to justify owning 9mm because it's all you can handle)


All things being equal, I'd say the 19 has a 2 round capacity benefit... which if nothing else is great in that it pisses off the antis.

For me, I prefer the 40 round because is much more available and easy to find. Plus the 23 has the benefit of being able to be converted to other calibers for range fun and ammo shortage flexibility.

Audiman77
04-17-2014, 21:01
I have both. Carry both. Same with my 26 and 27. Sometimes I'm in a 9mm mood. Sometimes 40

boris96
04-18-2014, 13:26
23 absolutely

Mariojs
04-18-2014, 21:43
Hows about a G32..... Just sayin.

GTlight
04-18-2014, 23:06
9mm fails way too often in real life.

I would agree. :wavey: Glock 23 or 21 here. The Glock 23 is very versatile, it will shoot 9mm plinking ammo to save money, 40sw, 357sig as well as 22lr. Therefore, the versatility is unmatched.

packinaglock
04-19-2014, 07:22
So my girlfriend of 4 months surprised me with a gen4 G23. Ill be breaking it in this Tuesday and look for a set of CQB sights. I have the XS Big Dots on my G22 so i might swap them to my new G23.


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Damn, and my wife of 20 years has only ever bought me ammo. :crying:

jonmango42
04-19-2014, 08:25
I've had both, sold both, and bought another G19. 9mm is available now and I like it more on the range. The wife shoots it better, too.

Intruders, however, will likely get a hole .45 in diameter. We take the 9mm on our excursions.

ContractSoldier
04-19-2014, 09:52
I use to own a Glock 19 Gen 3, sold it after I bought my Sig P229 in 9mm. I just recently bought a Glock 23 Gen 4 in which I plan to carry.

But to answer your question, I would carry either, just depends on which round I want to carry.

captaintrips
04-19-2014, 11:07
Damn, and my wife of 20 years has only ever bought me ammo. :crying:

My wife bought me a gun last year, which was great and I loved the thought behind it....but she used "our" money, so it's not like I got one for free.....

mt920
04-19-2014, 11:30
G23 for me on most days...

Topless
04-19-2014, 12:16
Hows about a G32..... Just sayin.

Me too.

I had a G23, it was my first Glock. Now I carry the 357sig. Same frame size, same capacity, lots more punch.

Magus
04-19-2014, 16:20
Of those two options.....I'll take the 19 any day. 23 is fine. I run a G21 though as my CCW...call me crazy. I'm also a big guy though with big hands.....anyway.......It boils down to 9mm vs. 40 S&W in this scenario.

In terms of ballistics there's not a huge difference between the two calibers. Because of that I'd opt for the 9mm. Cheaper ammo, availability of said ammo etc. 9mm is softer shooting even in +p an +p+ loads.

Nothing wrong with a .40 but to me it's always been an answer to a problem that didn't exist. 9mm, 45ACP, and 10mm are my semi-auto calibers of choice.

barth
04-19-2014, 17:27
My G27 has six barrels in three calibers lengths and finishes.
With ~20 mags in four lengths and three calibers.
Along with large and small X-Grip sleeves.

Although I've got a G23 barrel and mags + X-Grip (G23).
And a G23 40-9mm barrel and G19 mags + X-Grip (G19).
I prefer my G27-357 Sig extended dual ported barrel
and G32 mags + X-Grip (G32).

So I'm going to say Option C - Hybrid G32 357 Sig.

CADguy
04-19-2014, 17:54
Carried a Sig P239 I got in a trade - didn't like it and sold it. Got a great deal on a used G19 and carried it. Got a great deal on a new G23 then carried it. I'm now back to the G19. Insignificantly lighter when fully loaded with two more rounds. And then, sometimes, I'll carry the G26 when I really want to go light. BTW, the P239 pretty much paid for the G19 & G23. :supergrin:

nixpap
04-19-2014, 20:27
:perfect10:No question I would carry a G19. More capacity, faster follow up shots, and I can shoot the gun very well.

With modern self defense ammo the difference between the 9mm and .40 is not very much.

+1

vegasluver
04-20-2014, 01:30
Glock 23 for me. My agency issues the HK P2000, so I like to stick with the same caliber(40 S&W). My accuracy with the .40 caliber has become very respectable over the years. I always carry my GLOCK 23 or Shield 40 off duty. :supergrin:

Shepherds_Hook_47
04-20-2014, 01:52
Either one both good...

but you could go G23 and keep a lone wolf 9mm conversion barrel in your trunk with a bag full of 33rd glock 9mm mags....

just sayin... :-) neat idea...

kilibreaux
04-20-2014, 02:39
OK guys, What would you choose to carry a Glock 19 or Glock 23. Both carry the same and you shoot them about the same.The one difference is the caliber and the amount of ammo in the mags. Right now I have choose the G23 but the G19 is very tempting.

The G19...solid. The extra 2 shots matters. 9mm is intrinsically more reliable, and approximately equal power in "spec" loads.
If a 9x19 won't get there, neither will a .40S&W.

packinaglock
04-20-2014, 06:00
Carried a Sig P239 I got in a trade - didn't like it and sold it. Got a great deal on a used G19 and carried it. Got a great deal on a new G23 then carried it. I'm now back to the G19. Insignificantly lighter when fully loaded with two more rounds. And then, sometimes, I'll carry the G26 when I really want to go light. BTW, the P239 pretty much paid for the G19 & G23. :supergrin:

That makes a difference to me when I'm carrying for long extended periods of time. While I like the .45 round and had a G30 at one time, I hated carrying it because of the weight. I seem to be one of those weird people that a few extra ounces just bugs the crap out of me, and I'm not a petite guy.