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DonGlock26
07-09-2007, 19:11
For all of those that have a G-23, let's hear about your pistol, modifications, shooting experiences, holsters, and any pics you might have.

I have a new G-23 with 3 hi-cap mags. I have a fobus paddle holster and mag carrier. I use 165gr RangerT. I'm adding a steel front sight, NY-1 trigger spring, and a smooth trigger bar.







Thanks,

Don

HalfMoon
07-09-2007, 22:40
My first Glock 23 is almost 16 years old. I bought it new in 1991. Everytime I have pulled the trigger it went BANG! :supergrin:

Not much to say other than it's never given me a minute's trouble, except when I reassembled it wrong the first time I stripped the lower down to really clean it (last year....). The first 9 years I owned it I never stripped the upper down, basically I just cleaned the exterior surfaces and the barrel.

SDGlock23
07-10-2007, 09:01
I've had mine right at five years. It's been dropped on concrete several times, kicked across gravel (all accidents mind you) and I've had the slide refinished several times. It's more accurate now than it's ever been.

It wears Ameriglo Operator night sights and a Hogue handall grip. Occasionally I'll use my 22lb spring and stainless steel guide rod. I have a factory 357 SIG barrel for it, a 9mm conversion barrel for it, and a .40 cal BarSto barrel as well, but for carrying, it's stock setup for me.

Oh, and 165gr Rangers are about as good as it gets! :thumbsup:

kirgi08
07-10-2007, 09:49
Mine is 3rd gen,it has tru dots a 2.5 trigger ext slide release,Wolf titanium guide rod,spring.It's pd or race ready,I hit the 10ring at 25yrds,off hand a full mag at a time.It rocks.:thumbsup:

pens-66
07-10-2007, 11:13
I have a G23 Homeland Defender..I carry it everywhere I go everyday..Where permitted....I use a Glaco Matrix M7 for OWB and a High Noon Split Descision for IWB...I love it...besides all the goodies it came with all I did was add the 'ol bicycle inner tube grip...:banana:

hokieglock
07-10-2007, 11:18
3.5# trigger connector, night sights and 165gr ranger t's. it and my g27 are my carry guns when i'm not behind enemy lines.

pens-66
07-10-2007, 11:32
I am also looking at getting the 3.5 lb connector and the extended take down lever also.

D.S.Brown
07-10-2007, 12:41
I bought my first one back in August of 1999. It's the 3rd Gen in my sig line. I have it set up with a smooth trigger, 3.5 lb connector and a NY-1 spring. I like this set up because the NY-1 is a more durable spring and the reset is faster. FYI all four of my Glocks are set up this way. I like to run 180's through them because I tend to shoot this load better than others, though I am prone to experimenting with other weights. Presently I am running Speer Gold Dot 180 grain jhp slugs for defense.

My first G-23 is also sporting Heinie Slant Pro Straight Eight night sights. I like these a lot. I think the target acquisition is a little faster than the three dot systems. Eventually all my Glocks will have these sights.

I love both my G23's. I'll probably pick up another 3rd Gen version when finances allow it. I find that they do have that great niche of not being too big or too small, with more than adequate fire power. They are probably one of my all time favorite carry guns. My first one has the highest round count and has been through some excellent training. It keeps shooting better and better.

Really hard to go wrong with this model.

Best,
Dave

DonGlock26
07-10-2007, 19:06
Great posts, Guys.


Thanks,

Don

kirgi08
07-11-2007, 06:03
Ask and Ye shall recieve.:tongueout: :tongueout: :thumbsup:

mike23
07-12-2007, 17:06
Great posts! The 23 is my favorite GLOCK!

My 23 is set up with a 3.5# connector & NY-1 trigger spring; extended slide stop and a 20/21 magazine catch. I have Warren Tactical Carry sights installed. I use the 23 along with my 19 for IDPA, but the 23 is my primary CCW. I have a factory GLOCK 357 barrel and love the 357/40 combo; 2 guns in one!

silversport
07-13-2007, 15:20
Just picked up a brand new in the box "Gunny" GLOCK 23...5lb trigger and standard sights...buddy had it as a back up in his gun safe and needed money for a G22 so...offerred me a killer price so I could not say "No."...I had recently sold off my G27 to a new officer that did not have anything for off duty and found myself missing a .40S&W...this one looks sweet and my first GLOCK with the shinier finish and newer cas instead of the duller gray and Tupperware box...
Bill

DonGlock26
07-13-2007, 15:35
Originally posted by silversport
Just picked up a brand new in the box "Gunny" GLOCK 23...5lb trigger and standard sights...buddy had it as a back up in his gun safe and needed money for a G22 so...offerred me a killer price so I could not say "No."...I had recently sold off my G27 to a new officer that did not have anything for off duty and found myself missing a .40S&W...this one looks sweet and my first GLOCK with the shinier finish and newer cas instead of the duller gray and Tupperware box...
Bill


Nice choice.:thumbsup:

silversport
07-13-2007, 16:39
Thank you...I am hoping it is.
Bill

Steve Koski
07-14-2007, 01:14
My first autoloader was a Glock 23, back before the FG&R days. BAP764 Only time I ever made payments on a gun. I kB!d that one the very first time I reloaded (yes, reloader error) - I had to replace the barrel and some other small parts. I put a lot of work on that old horse over the next few years. I eventually traded it for a FG&R model, and I worked that one pretty good too, then it got traded for a G35, which got traded in a few years later for my current G35.

I still get nostalgic when fondling a G23. They feel wonderful in the hand. I'd buy another 23, if I thought I'd carry it or shoot it.

DonGlock26
07-14-2007, 13:30
Originally posted by Steve Koski
My first autoloader was a Glock 23, back before the FG&R days. BAP764 Only time I ever made payments on a gun. I kB!d that one the very first time I reloaded (yes, reloader error) - I had to replace the barrel and some other small parts. I put a lot of work on that old horse over the next few years. I eventually traded it for a FG&R model, and I worked that one pretty good too, then it got traded for a G35, which got traded in a few years later for my current G35.

I still get nostalgic when fondling a G23. They feel wonderful in the hand. I'd buy another 23, if I thought I'd carry it or shoot it.



Do you have a CCW pistol other than the G-35?

Steve Koski
07-14-2007, 13:50
I have a 27, but it just sits in the safe, full of 155 HydraShoks.

hawk
07-14-2007, 17:20
I now have 3 G-23s. Bought the first one in 1992. Have Novak sights with white dot front sights on all 3 of them. Wolff guide rod and spring, 3.5# connectors. No kb's, they all go bang flawlessly and are very accurate. (Pretty boring huh?)

trozau
07-14-2007, 21:17
My G23 is a G32 with an OEM G23 barrel. :supergrin:

Timjo1955
07-14-2007, 21:33
I've only added the Agrip and Meprolight night sights to my G23. Runs fine. :thumbsup:

Mark9Fogger
07-16-2007, 10:40
Over 7 years ago I bought my first Glock (3rd gen G23) as my first off-duty carry gun. Initially I installed some trijicon night sights, then about 6 years later I replaced them with meps. I installed an extended slide stop and a smooth trigger on it. Later on this year I may send it to Wendell Tactical Concepts for some mods and then to Robar for a complete NP3 treatment. I also plan to acquire another G23 and a .45ACP Glock.

My G23 has been my main off-duty carry gun for a long time. It has constantly protected my wife and I here in town and on vacation abroad. It is just a perfect concealable .40 that has NEVER given me any problems.

Littlebear
07-20-2007, 12:30
Funny how quite a few of us end up with the same modifications on their 23s...

Littlebear
07-20-2007, 12:33
Mine has Ameriglo Operator night sights, a smooth trigger and a NY-1 trigger spring.
It has been a great carry weapon for the past few years. I thought many times of trading it for something different, but I have not found anything I would trust as well...
It rides in a Sherrick horsehide holster: either a Rangemaster IWB or a Gochenour OWB. Rusty's leather work and designs are outstanding.

pens-66
07-21-2007, 03:01
I have heard a bunch of member here using the 3.5lb connector with a NY-1 trigger spring.What exactly does this this combo achieve..I have used just the 3.5lb connector by itself..And is that a good combo for CCW or is it best to just leave the stock setup?

Littlebear
07-21-2007, 06:16
The 3.5lbs connector with the regular coil spring will give you a lighter trigger pull. For a carry weapon, I lean towards a little heavier setup, as your fine motor skills will differently under stress.
The 5lbs connector matched with the NY-1 spring will bring the trigger pull to about 8lbs (with a faster trigger reset though...).
As long as my shooting is not too affected for pratical purposes, this would be my choice, but only you can decide what works for your needs.

pens-66
07-21-2007, 06:19
Originally posted by mike23
Great posts! The 23 is my favorite GLOCK!

My 23 is set up with a 3.5# connector & NY-1 trigger spring; extended slide stop and a 20/21 magazine catch. I have Warren Tactical Carry sights installed. I use the 23 along with my 19 for IDPA, but the 23 is my primary CCW. I have a factory GLOCK 357 barrel and love the 357/40 combo; 2 guns in one!

Mike...what do you get out of the 3.5lb connector with the NY-1 triiger spring as opposed to the stock set up?

DonGlock26
07-21-2007, 21:05
Originally posted by pens-66
Mike...what do you get out of the 3.5lb connector with the NY-1 triiger spring as opposed to the stock set up?



A 6 pound pull like a DA revolver. It's worth a try.

AWMP
07-24-2007, 09:36
Trying to decide on how to set up my Glock.
Ghost 5 lb tactical
or
3.5 connector, NY-1 spring
or
5 lb connector, NY-1 spring

Looking for a much better trigger than factory, carry pistol as well as IDPA? suggestions?

DonGlock26
07-25-2007, 21:16
Originally posted by AWMP
Trying to decide on how to set up my Glock.
Ghost 5 lb tactical
or
3.5 connector, NY-1 spring
or
5 lb connector, NY-1 spring

Looking for a much better trigger than factory, carry pistol as well as IDPA? suggestions?



I prefer the NY-1 with 5lbs. for CCW/HD. I just dryfire and lube the contact areas into shape. It's a safe and accurate set-up.

Los Suenos
07-26-2007, 07:36
I'm on my third 23. I have two right now. All of my GLOCKS are set up the same:
smooth trigger
night sites
3.5# connector
NY1 with spring removed
Wolff 22# recoil assembly

I keep 155 gr. G-A gold dots in it. I also have a GLOCK 357sig barrel for it and shoot DT 125's and 147's with it. I have carried it with the 32 barrel but I prefer the bigger bullet most of the time for SD.

RoyRNC
07-29-2007, 13:55
Originally posted by DonGlock26
For all of those that have a G-23, let's hear about your pistol, modifications, shooting experiences, holsters, and any pics you might have.....

I don't want to put a damper on this thread... but I have a 23 and I really don't consider it my favorite Glock. I also own a 27, 17 and 34. I won the 23 at an indoor Glock match and was excited to have the highly regarded 23, but I only keep it because I hear so much great things spoken about it that are contrary to my own exeriences. My problem is that I find it to be hard to control for quick double taps and it has had three failures to feed when I was at the Conyers GSSF match. I am afraid to carry it knowing that if it can't function in a competition what would happen when I really need it? I have done nothing to it other than add Ameriglo TFO sights. I'm considering trading it for a 35. Can anyone convice me or tell me a good reason why I should keep it?

Thanks for any honest opinions.

Steve Koski
07-29-2007, 14:21
Any Glock that isn't 100% reliable is unacceptable. My G23's always had bombproof reliability.

Yes, the 23 will have more recoil than any Glock 9mm, what did you expect?

rfd339
07-29-2007, 23:13
iv had mine for 2year now with 2000rds with no problems, loaded with 155gr. hornady TAP , g23:thumbsup:

Los Suenos
07-31-2007, 09:18
Reliability is one problem I've never had with any GLOCK. Cracked frames(2) and a pitted breechface(1) are the only problems I have had. Trade it off for a 35 if you want. Something tells me it'll run like a GLOCK for it's next owner.

DonGlock26
08-04-2007, 08:27
Originally posted by RoyRNC
I don't want to put a damper on this thread... but I have a 23 and I really don't consider it my favorite Glock. I also own a 27, 17 and 34. I won the 23 at an indoor Glock match and was excited to have the highly regarded 23, but I only keep it because I hear so much great things spoken about it that are contrary to my own exeriences. My problem is that I find it to be hard to control for quick double taps and it has had three failures to feed when I was at the Conyers GSSF match. I am afraid to carry it knowing that if it can't function in a competition what would happen when I really need it? I have done nothing to it other than add Ameriglo TFO sights. I'm considering trading it for a 35. Can anyone convice me or tell me a good reason why I should keep it?

Thanks for any honest opinions.




I'd trade it for a G-19. You will be well served by one.

ArodJohns
08-04-2007, 08:35
Double tap, sorry.

ArodJohns
08-04-2007, 08:36
3.5# connector, Mepro Lite night sights, extended mag release and a Storm Lake comped barrel. I carry in a FIST #19 with 180gr SGD's.

In case you're wondering about the barrel, here's a link. I like it alot better than the factory compensated models. This one doesn't seem to dirty the end of the gun, nor is there a chunk missing out of the front of the slide to make room for the ports. http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=20752&title=PORTED+PISTOL+BARREL+for+GLOCK%7e

Eric2340
08-05-2007, 14:12
Originally posted by Los Suenos
I'm on my third 23. I have two right now. All of my GLOCKS are set up the same:
smooth trigger
night sites
3.5# connector
NY1 with spring removed
Wolff 22# recoil assembly





Los Suenos - You say your running your G23 with a NY1 WITH the spring removed? Never head of that one, any way what's the reason behind it?

Obviously it must work since your using yours that way. I've been running all of my Glocks for years this way, but I just never heard of this trick of running a NY1 w/o the spring?

Fill me in! :)


Thanks -

Eric :)

snowdog37
08-06-2007, 17:05
I've had my G23 just over 2 years now. It's my primary carry weapon in an Uncle Mike's softy. The only changes I've made are a front Trijicon, a Houge grip sleeve and a grip plug. I currently have it loaded with 155gr. Speer Gold Dots.

GMAN40
08-14-2007, 16:41
Bought mine in 2003.
Since then I added the following:

Stainless barrel
Night sights ( trigicon)
Lasermax
Plug
Extended mag. catch
Rubber grip
and about a dozen holster to take it for a stroll.

This is my CCW weapon in the summer months.

The G23 is my second favorite Glock next to my G21.:thumbsup:

hylander
08-14-2007, 19:56
:needspics:

RIPPED
08-17-2007, 15:24
2G Glock 23c. prefix cbv circa 1996, wolff stainless steel guide rod & #14 spring, 3.5 rocket connector.NY trigger spring. Polished internals.Polished barrel. TFO night sights. 6-13rd leo mags 5-10 round mags. carried daily via a Galco wb226 IWB holster.Flawless functioning since day one.Refinished currently in DuraCoat Black Oxide, Due for new refinish in Moly Coat within the next few weeks.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c104/fauxquantum/23csepmine.jpg

bakupolo
08-17-2007, 22:03
Bone stock. I sold a highly modified Lightweight Commander (45) and got the glock. After years of practice with the 45 I took the 23 to the range and shot all the Xs out of the target with 180g FMJ at 25 feet.
You can talk about the 1911 and the stopping power of the 45, whatever, but I have shot 45s all my life, various types and I'm a FAR better shot with the stock 23 and that's what counts. I'd rather hit my target with a .25 than miss with a .45 and anyway the 23 packs a good enough punch.

J.P.
08-19-2007, 17:54
My carry gun is an OD G23 with stock controls.
OEM 3.5#/NY-1 w/ smooth trigger bar
Meprolight night sights
Loaded with 13 Gold Dots. ;)

SoFlaDeputy
08-20-2007, 09:32
Carry a Stock G-23 3rd gen, with big dot sights. Have owned it since late 1999, used on duty when I worked with Sheriffs Office in AZ and now here in Sunny Florida.

happyguy
08-20-2007, 17:40
My current EDC is a 2d Gen G23 with a smooth trigger, grip tape on the front strap, and a LWD Ultimate Trigger Stop.

Regards,
Happyguy :)

FastJuice
08-20-2007, 18:04
My G23 is the only Glock that I own that is completely factory stock. It has been so perfect a weapon that I havent dared change a thing, lest I might ruin the good mojo. How could one possibly improve upon perfection?

I trust it implicitly, carry it daily. Together we have walked through the valley, triumphed, and we are now as one.....

happyguy
08-20-2007, 19:00
Originally posted by AWMP
Trying to decide on how to set up my Glock.
Ghost 5 lb tactical
or
3.5 connector, NY-1 spring
or
5 lb connector, NY-1 spring

Looking for a much better trigger than factory, carry pistol as well as IDPA? suggestions?

Check out this thread:

http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=740208

Regards,
Happyguy :)

Lannister
08-24-2007, 23:23
I use my Glock 23 for concealed carry and plinkin, i absolutely love it.

I use the TFO night sights, Lone wolf 3.5# connector, Lone wolf Ultimate trigger stop, lone wolf stainless steal guide rod and 20lb ISM recoil spring. All the lone wolf products have worked flawlessly. I highly recommend anyone with a glock to use the ultimate trigger stop and there 3.5 lb connector. My trigger pull is PERFECT now, light smooth and crisp. My accuracy has increased a ton and has made it MUCH easier to make shots that were harder before.
I really only use one holster, and thats my Don Hume speed holster. Best holster IMO. Conceals your gun perfectly, easy and very fast just using a thumb break to draw and gives you excellent security. If someones behind you and trys to pull your gun outta the holster, there not going to have much luck.
Oh yea, Also I have a .357 Sig barrel. Great buy, 2 guns in one :) just make sure you dont mix up your ammo

Snafu
08-26-2007, 07:20
I own two, a 1992 version (VUxxx) that has a smooth trigger and NY1 spring. This gun sports lots of finish wear, but goes bang each time and is very accurate. Last year I got a new 23 and put in the smooth trigger, but kept the original 5lb. trigger for now.

Both guns have been flawless with Ranger RA40 ammo.

Gunhed
08-26-2007, 08:33
Ironically, I got mine when they were all out of G30s, which I wanted for the .45 & because I liked even numbered models. :upeyes: Since then I've never looked back. Mine is totally stock with no mods whatsoever, though I attached a Glock Tactical Light with laser/flashlight combo. I have a veritable arsenal of different weapons, but this + SXT rounds is the one I count on when the chips are down. :hearts:

fowler
08-27-2007, 04:38
The 23 every thing you need and nothing you don,t. Bone stock and 180gr. hp. It works.

bakupolo
08-27-2007, 16:57
Originally posted by Lannister
Oh yea, Also I have a .357 Sig barrel. Great buy, 2 guns in one :) just make sure you dont mix up your ammo

What's the 357 like? I have the C model 23 and guess I could get a ported barrel to drop in, or a non-ported for that matter. I'm not sure I'd find much use for a 9mm but if the 357 can stay on target like the 40 can it would be like a second gun on the cheap. I may be able to load some 115 grain pointed fmj in them - bet they'd blow through almost anything.

bakupolo
08-27-2007, 17:29
Test

Lannister
08-30-2007, 02:07
Originally posted by bakupolo
What's the 357 like? I have the C model 23 and guess I could get a ported barrel to drop in, or a non-ported for that matter. I'm not sure I'd find much use for a 9mm but if the 357 can stay on target like the 40 can it would be like a second gun on the cheap. I may be able to load some 115 grain pointed fmj in them - bet they'd blow through almost anything.

the .357 is pretty much identical in recoil to the .40. The .357 performs basically like a .357 magnum, just less recoil but has virtually the same velocity. You wont need a ported barrel for the .357. Get it, youll love it! dont need any mods, just the barrel. It definitely is Louder than the .40, but doesnt have more recoil.

bakupolo
08-30-2007, 16:46
Gracias. I'll drop by Cabellas this weekend.

desertdisciple
08-30-2007, 22:02
...that is for one w/ more rounds.

After all, my ALWAYS piece is pictured in my Avatar, but have had one occasion when the uncertainty of the situation caused me to pocket the 340 and lean back into the car to retrieve the G23. After all, the 'BG' had gone to his vehicle and drove it back to the scene, so who knew what he planned to do?

He ended up doing nothing as I had the G23 visible...
gave a verbal warning...and instructed him to wait for PD.
Fortunately, he did, and the charges PLUS being on Federal Parole...won him a trip back to D.O.C.

Anyway...all that to say, this one, has had the occasion to protect me, my family, AND a woman who was being publicly assaulted in our city.

*There was a time when I gave all my friends a hard time about their "plastic pistols"...shot one...bought one...
and IT'S MY FAVORITE ONE and unless I'm carrying the Sig 1911...it's riding ready in my HEMI!

I had Glockmeister put in the 'Essentials Kit':
3.5# connector
mep sites
extended slide stop
stainless steel guide rod

got the stainless KKM barrel later...
just to have the option of non compensation.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/100_6843.jpg

AWMP
10-02-2007, 06:48
Tell us more about that magazine release.

desertdisciple
10-02-2007, 09:49
Originally posted by AWMP
Tell us more about that magazine release.

as part of the 'essentials kit' mine does have the extended release.
before install I had to 'find' the release and the extended works better for me.

if at all possible I would recommend trying out a friend's...a rental...or at very least handling a display piece which shows options which one is considering...

After all...
almost everyone on GT has an opinion on any given subject...
and most of the time mine are, generally, just a matter personal preference.

...I just like my opinion best!


:animlol:

Eagle1
10-10-2007, 14:51
Was issued a bone stock G23 about 3 years ago (serial prefix GZK***) and it has had about 4000 rounds through it so far with NO malfunctions. I love this pistol, as I write this she is sittin in a Fobus paddle holster on my side.

The only mods I have done are;

1) Grip Plug
2) Glock factory extended slide release
3) Glock factory extended mag release
4) Skate board grip tape on the right side only.

Thats all, and she has smoothened out really nice after these 4000 rounds. I am thinking of getting another one soon.

Giggity-Giggity
10-10-2007, 21:56
I love mine and I can't wait to get a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel and a Glock M32 barrel.

Here's mine:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/NewG23003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/NewG23004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/NewG23007.jpg

Results at 15 yards:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/10-5RangeReport003.jpg

DHart
11-29-2008, 01:18
Similar to so many of you:

G23
3.5# connector (gives about a 4.75 to 5# pull)
25 cent trigger job - fluff & buff
smooth-faced trigger shoe
TruDot nights

G22 mags for HD and back up mag when carrying

HighNoon BareAsset IWB holster at 4 o'clock

180 gr. Gold Dot or HST carry ammo
180 gr. Xtreme plated flat point bullets over 6.8gr PowerPistol for practice

trigger45
11-29-2008, 07:14
leo trade in 2nd gen g23. glock meister ss guide rod, 20 lb. recoil spring, ny1 trigger spring, 3.5 connector, new take down spring, .25 cent trigger job. now my favorite pistol.
had nite sites when i got it. wonderful 3-4 inch groups at 15 and getting smaller. 8 out of 10 hits on 8 inch paper plate at 50 yards. still practicing.

Warhorse
11-29-2008, 07:31
My G23 came with the factory night sights, when the front sight (staked on), shot loose, Glock replaced it with Trijicons for $15, and they paid the shipping BOTH ways. That was great customer service in my opinion.
The only thing I thought needed changing was the trigger, so I installed a G17 smooth faced trigger, and have been pleased with this pistol since.

Dean
11-29-2008, 09:19
The G23 is my primary defensive sidearm.
I am confident that my G23 is an excellent defensive tool.
Myy otherwise stock weapon is equipped with Crimson Trace Lasergrips and Pearce +0 end plates on all of my magazines.
The Pearce +0 end plates make a huge positive difference in gripping the weapon.

I carry OWB in a Milt Sparks BN-55 or a Bianchi Carrylock belt slide NOT the paddle version.
I prefer the Bianchi Carrylock belt slide holster designed for the Glock 22 as opposed to the shorter holster designed for the G23 which exposes the end of the muzzle to chair arm or door frame impacts.

My ammunition is Speer Golddot 165 Gr fully bonded hollow points.
My 2 spare 13 round magazines are carried in a Fobus paddle double mag holder. This is an adequate mag holder - there are definately better ones on the market - however I DO NOT recommend Fobus holsters for the Glock pistol.
My single mag holders are by Milt Sparks and Blackhawk.
I wear a Bianchi velcro under belt for added support. :drillsgt:

Eternal Sun
12-04-2008, 11:35
Los Suenos - You say your running your G23 with a NY1 WITH the spring removed? Never head of that one, any way what's the reason behind it?

Obviously it must work since your using yours that way. I've been running all of my Glocks for years this way, but I just never heard of this trick of running a NY1 w/o the spring?

Fill me in!


That was the exact condition my Gen2 G23 was set up when I bought it used. It worked just fine, but a few months later I returned it to stock configuration.

countryrebel
12-04-2008, 17:54
Glock 23c with ameriglo thin front night sights and extended slide stop. Everything else is stock.

koolcarkid
12-04-2008, 19:26
G23 with grip plug in a crossbreed supertuck.... bone stock otherwise.... looking to get meps soon

:rock:

cmcinc
12-04-2008, 20:45
G23 was the first pistol I ever bought...in 1994, AYR Serial #
The only thing I have done to it is Glock night sights.
Thousands of rounds through her and still on my nightstand every night.

jjgi5150
12-06-2008, 15:19
Hi all,

My G-23 is a 3rd Gen, which currently has about 800 rounds through it, all of it our Ranger 180 JHP duty load. It has only had two stoppages, one my fault from popping up the AroTek ESR and locking the slide back and the other was a FTF while I had an M-3 light attached to the weapon. The AroTek ESR, Meprolight NS and factory G-17/22 trigger are the only other things done to it. FWIW, I am changing the AroTek ESR out with a Glock OEM extended in the next few days. I have the Glock ESR on my G-19 and I like it much better than the AroTek.

I'm currently carrying my Sig 229R, as the Sig platform completely eliminates any issue regarding 'frame flex' with lights attached. But I want to go back to a single weapons platform and start carrying the G-23 again as a plain clothes carry gun on duty, with the TLR-1 attached. Because there are many reports about the G-22/23's having FTF issues with lights attached, and my own one-time stoppage with a light attached, I recently began testing the weapon with my new TLR-1 attached. In all the recent testing I did using our duty load, the weapon has been flawless. Not a single FTF yet and it seems to me to actually be even better balanced with the light attached. I plan on shooting about 200 more rounds under all types of duty carry settings before I decide. Maybe the TLR-1 is just a better fit/match for this weapon than the M-3 was.

I have also been thinking about getting an OEM G-32 barrel to add that caliber, which I love. I guess the only thing that is holding me back on that is trying to determine the exact slide weight differences, if any, between the G-32 and G-23. I have read here and on other sites that the G-32 barrel will work fine in the G-23 just as a drop-in change, but I think the slide weight is an important factor in determining if a different spring weight is needed.

Overall, I consider the G-23 a great weapon and generally very dependable. I think it does very well with pretty much any of the better 180 gr. loads out there. I think I still like the G-19 better, as I shoot that weapon a bit quicker and more accurately. I use to drink the 'large bore' kool-aid, but over my years as an LEO in a very violent work area, I have seen too many cases where the placement was the key, not the caliber.

Take care,

JJ

baham
12-11-2008, 06:34
I'm a new member and just picked up my first G23 (or any Glock) last week and have put ~150 round through it this past weekend. Wish I would have looked at Glock sooner. My G23 is all stock and reading the comments on changes I found myself wondering how little I know. Now I have to figure out what changes I may need. Thanks for all the info.

desertdisciple
12-11-2008, 09:17
I'm a new member and just picked up my first G23 (or any Glock) last week and have put ~150 round through it this past weekend. Wish I would have looked at Glock sooner. My G23 is all stock and reading the comments on changes I found myself wondering how little I know. Now I have to figure out what changes I may need. Thanks for all the info.

WELCOME 2 GLOCKIN'
AND 2 GLOCK TALK!

Congratulations on a great choice! As I mentioned, ((a few posts back)), if you can find a "model pistol" (as Glockmeister in Mesa, AZ has) OR have a friend who has made such mods...
It would be good to "handle one" & decide what is best for you.

I used to make fun of friends & their "plastic pistols"...until I bought mine...then I understood!

I have other pistols that I still like to carry...& that "look prettier" (like my 1911)...
but my G23 is all business...most consistent & one that will never be traded or sold unless another Glock is ready to take it's place!

GLOCK ON, baham!

Rusty Guns
12-15-2008, 10:28
Both of my 23's are early models, no finger groovs.
Both have Hogue slip on grips.
No other changes.
Both do duty as carry, and HD.
One stays in the bedroom. and the other in my office.
They are on opposite sides of the house.
Both are backed up for when I am away by a G-24 in the bedroom, and 17-L in the office. That should take care of any problems that come up.

Rusty

trigger45
12-21-2008, 20:46
just yesterday my rnd count in my used g23 hit 850. too cool.

Texas49er
02-15-2010, 20:42
Over 7 years ago I bought my first Glock (3rd gen G23) as my first off-duty carry gun. Initially I installed some trijicon night sights, then about 6 years later I replaced them with meps. I installed an extended slide stop and a smooth trigger on it. Later on this year I may send it to Wendell Tactical Concepts for some mods and then to Robar for a complete NP3 treatment. I also plan to acquire another G23 and a .45ACP Glock.

My G23 has been my main off-duty carry gun for a long time. It has constantly protected my wife and I here in town and on vacation abroad. It is just a perfect concealable .40 that has NEVER given me any problems.

How do you get to carry abroad?

Texas49er
02-15-2010, 20:49
For all of those that have a G-23, let's hear about your pistol, modifications, shooting experiences, holsters, and any pics you might have.

I have a new G-23 with 3 hi-cap mags. I have a fobus paddle holster and mag carrier. I use 165gr RangerT. I'm adding a steel front sight, NY-1 trigger spring, and a smooth trigger bar.




Thanks,

Don



What kind of hi-cap mags do you have? Mine only came with 13 rd mags.
I do have 15 rd G-22 mags for back-up.
I keep reading about hi-cap mags, but don't know exactly what they are.

Texas49er
02-15-2010, 21:09
I don't want to put a damper on this thread... but I have a 23 and I really don't consider it my favorite Glock. I also own a 27, 17 and 34. I won the 23 at an indoor Glock match and was excited to have the highly regarded 23, but I only keep it because I hear so much great things spoken about it that are contrary to my own exeriences. My problem is that I find it to be hard to control for quick double taps and it has had three failures to feed when I was at the Conyers GSSF match. I am afraid to carry it knowing that if it can't function in a competition what would happen when I really need it? I have done nothing to it other than add Ameriglo TFO sights. I'm considering trading it for a 35. Can anyone convice me or tell me a good reason why I should keep it?

Thanks for any honest opinions.

Don't know why it's not performing equal to the other .40's you own.
May just need more ammo run thru it.
If you don't want to spend the $ to do that, send it to me. I'll shoot it till I think it will work properly for you, then send it back.
(it may take a while)

DB9
02-16-2010, 00:30
Had mine for about 3.5 months. Stock, except for white lettering on the slide. Also go a 40-9 for it. Have put 450 rds of .40, 350 rds of 9mm through it without issue so far.
Hopefully start shooting some IDPA with it soon.

model_19
03-17-2010, 17:13
I have a brand new to me, G23. I believe the round count when i bought it was only 150. it came to me with an extended mag release, and extended slide stop. It's a factory nite site gun too. I have 6 mags for it.
Being lefty, the extended mag release chewed up my shooting hand, so i installed a factory model, and also removed the extended slide stop for the factory version as well. I installed a 3.5# connector, and the trigger is nice. Got a Glock takedown tool and an armorers manual as well.
I purchased a Don Hume Jit for it...I do not know why, but I love these holsters! For me the firearm just about disappears in this holster. I have a Kirkpartick pancake on the way, whick may be as good in my eyes as the JIT.

The only other 40 I have liked was my German made Walther P99, but foolishly sold it to get a P228...what a mistake:shocked:
The G23 shoots well, but surely has a pronounced but manageable recoil. The Walther was a *****cat, like shootin a 9mm.

165's work well, and hit to POA, but I have been practicing with Federal 180's, and tack driving with the heavier loads. it tend to make me feel that when i do carry this as a CCW, I should move to a heavy 180, to duplicate the feel of the 180 FMJ practice ammo.

Great thread, waiting to hear som more accounts.

voyager4520
03-21-2010, 01:57
Nice thread!:wavey:

My G23 was my first firearm, it's OD green and I bought it on a St. Patrick's Day. It's got a G-series serial number which means it has the slick slide finish, black barrel, and planed rails.(sometime after the G-series they stopped planing the frame rails to make them all one flat surface) I have 4 regular capacity magazines for it. I have a Hogue HandALL grip on it and a Pearce grip plug that sits flush with the frame. It has stock plastic fixed sights. I have a Don Hume H721 OT OWB for it, and a Uncle Mike's Ambidextrous SideKick Size 16(yes this is the correct size for it) that I hardly ever use. My backup carry magazines are carried/stored in a BlackHawk nylon S.T.R.I.K.E. double mag pouch.

I recently got an OD little brother for it, the G27 with N-series serial number.(I couldn't find a G-series :crying:) Only holster I have for it is a DeSantis Nemisis. I plan to try a BlackHawk or Uncle Mike's Inside-The-Pant(IWB) holster as a pocket holster because it looks thin enough and covers the muzzle.

dallas cowboy
03-24-2010, 21:32
Just recently bought my first Glock 23 with night sights. I've only bought a Hogue grip and a Kydex holster for it so far.

Don't really think I need or want anything else for it. Maybe an extended mag.

Hogpauls
03-25-2010, 20:06
Bought mine new somewhere early '90s. Not one failure! Even with the crappiest ammo I've fed it, it eats very well when fed. Bone stock just the way I like it.
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx308/Hogpauls/9135.jpg

Gs Up
03-29-2010, 14:23
I love my G23. It's stock (for now) and was only $499 NIB.

DonGlock26
04-09-2010, 18:08
Nice thread!:wavey:



:thanks:

I still have my G-23, and it's my HD pistola. :patriot:

dallas cowboy
04-20-2010, 15:11
Not the best pic but this is my G23
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/913/photo5x.jpg (http://img255.imageshack.us/i/photo5x.jpg/)

Extended Slide Release, Hogue Grip, night sights, and a Jentra Plug

LEAD
04-20-2010, 15:33
Stock (except the jentra plug) glock 23 with factory night sights. Crossbreed supertuck holster, an uncle mikes cheapo IWB, and uncle mikes nylon horizontal shoulder rig. A couple goodrich leather holsters.

I run 165 Ranger Ts primarily. Corbon 140gr DPXs and 165gr Gold dots are my other preferences.

DaBurna
04-20-2010, 17:25
Love my G23....was my 1st Glock, as well as my 1st .40cal....mine is stock with the exception of Truglo TFOs, CT lasergrip, and the infamous butt plug!! Lol since then it has two other brothers a G19/G26...Glock 30 is all I need now!!

4GLOCKER
04-24-2010, 07:29
I bought a G23 RTF2 fish gills recently and finally took it to the range. The first 2 mags, I had 1 FTE from each. After shooting 150 rounds it seemed fine. I was shooting Speer Lawman 230gr ball. I had DannyR install some NS...it's a great looking pistol and now feeding fine.

Poohgyrr
04-24-2010, 17:54
The 2nd Gen G23 is my favorite Glock. I've always added night sights (Trijicon or Meprolites), a NY1, and then mags & ammo. The current small red dot sights are looking real good as a replacement for the traditional sights.

23owner
04-25-2010, 13:20
I have a 3rd Gen G23. My first handgun. Straight up stock with no plans to mod it ever. I bought the Glock for Glock reliability. IMHO no mods belong in a carry gun. The one exception may be sights. I bought the standard sights and may have to replace with night sights.

tmorg
06-27-2010, 22:00
Just bought this yesterday,Glock 23 rtf2 finish,with 3 mags. $460
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/tmorg/003.jpg

DHart
06-28-2010, 00:36
I have a 3rd Gen G23. My first handgun. Straight up stock with no plans to mod it ever. I bought the Glock for Glock reliability. IMHO no mods belong in a carry gun. The one exception may be sights. I bought the standard sights and may have to replace with night sights.

Big THUMBS UP on putting NIGHT SIGHTS on your Glocks... I believe that every Glock (make that every DEFENSE pistol) you have that you MIGHT shoot in reduced lighting conditions should have night sights.

======

Hey John... (Poohgyrr) good to see you again, buddy! How are ya? G23 is my primary daily carry.

1canvas
06-28-2010, 06:18
my 3rd gen 23 was my first glock. after trying many things the set up now works best.
smooth trigger, big dot 24/7, bike inner tube grip, mag ext. ive tried the 3.5 connector, took it out. tried the talon grips and liked them but the finger strips kept coming loose on the 23 and 27. took them off and used the inner tube. my holsters that work best are the glock sport combat, fobus paddle, cheap uncle mikes iwb, and miami clasic.
i also have a g32 barrel for a woods gun.

Roger G23
06-28-2010, 18:14
Take a guess what my favorite gun in the world is.....
I just recently installed a Wolff steel guide rod and 15# spring in the hopes of reducing muzzle flip based on so many other's comments here on GT. Hope it feels like a nine! ummmmmmmmmmm, probably not! :cool:

FLSlim
06-29-2010, 08:46
The G23 is my first Glock and I couldn't be happier. It's now my everyday carry except when I have to go smaller and use a CW9. Stock/no mods with Glock night sights, CB ST holster, and LW barrel for reloads at the range and LW conversion for occasional use of 9mm. I've put about 100 40SW rounds/week through it since it was purchased in the spring and never a glitch.

ZIG-ZAG
07-05-2010, 20:42
I've got a g23 rtf2 .... and I love it!

stone stock for now but I plan on putting night sights on it.

When I bought it (Christmas 2009) I also picked up a Glock light for it. I've put 800 rounds threw it with the light on it and have never had a malfunction. Even with 3 new shooters using it and running cheap Wally world ammo most of the time.


Oh... and I bought 5 extra mags for it as well... I need more!

EDGERYDR
07-08-2010, 11:35
I like everything about it. size, fit in my hand,livable recoil,ease of takedown and cleaning.I put hogue grips on and added pearce+0 grip extensions on both mags

Cowboy33
07-11-2010, 20:50
My G23 was my first semiauto pistol and has been great so far. It has 110 rounds through it, although it jammed on number 110! Not sure if I loosened my wrist but will have to shoot some more to see what's up. Great gun, perfect size, great power and capacity, very controllable, and the ammo is almost as cheap as 9mm. The best thing I can say about the G23 is that after shooting it I can't wait to shoot it again.

GLO23
07-16-2010, 15:48
My sword and hammer, 19 & 23, :dancingbanana:

Although these are not my first semi's, These Glocks are new to me, my 23 was purchased NIB on 1 July, and I traded my Beretta 92 for the 19 just two weeks to the day on 15, July.

Very happy with both

MSgt Dotson
07-18-2010, 12:39
Also go a 40-9 for it. Have put 450 rds of .40, 350 rds of 9mm through it without issue so far.
Hopefully start shooting some IDPA with it soon.

As a quick side note, you will have to leave the otherwise excellent 40-9 conversion barrel at home when venturing into IDPA...not allowed. But, the .40 can be loaded down to even less levels of recoil than factory 9mm ammo anyway. :)

Ajon412
07-21-2010, 04:29
I've got a 2nd Generation G23...Completely stock combat pistol except for the Trijicons. No reason to change a thing. Compliments my 2nd Gen G22 and G27 for off duty carry.

DonGlock26
07-25-2010, 12:55
I think I'm going back to a ny-1 and a "-" connector after putting some rounds down range I have big dot sights on my G26 and I'd like to put some on my 23

kirgi08
07-26-2010, 01:31
I think I'm going back to a ny-1 and a "-" connector after putting some rounds down range I have big dot sights on my G26 and I'd like to put some on my 23

Don,this ain't GTPI/youse get lost. :supergrin:

Don,my G23 has a 3.5 trigger/ext slide release and Tru-Dots,It's my EDC/depending on what I'm doing/ect.'08.:wavey:

DonGlock26
07-27-2010, 15:18
Don,this ain't GTPI/youse get lost. :supergrin:

Don,my G23 has a 3.5 trigger/ext slide release and Tru-Dots,It's my EDC/depending on what I'm doing/ect.'08.:wavey:

:cheers:

Wise choice. ;)

40 Cal Joe
08-26-2010, 11:23
My wife took it from me, it goes bang every time, its black, dosen't weigh much, and I need another one.:supergrin:

bmylesk
08-26-2010, 11:35
mines about 3 months old...she's a beauty.

DonGlock26
06-14-2011, 16:18
:bump:

hogrider06
06-27-2011, 18:17
I have a OD 3rd gen with n/s,5 mags, LW 40-9 brl and carry it in a crossbreed. I love the setup for carry.

DonGlock26
02-16-2012, 19:37
I have a OD 3rd gen with n/s,5 mags, LW 40-9 brl and carry it in a crossbreed. I love the setup for carry.

Are you using the LW 40-9 for CCW?

_

jprj
02-19-2012, 21:41
I love my 23 and I like it more on my car. But I feel a bit insecure when in the range when every body using the long barrel.

biscotrip
02-19-2012, 21:49
I love my Glock 23c gen3 rtf2. Ive got a stainless steel guide rod, 3.5 connector and trijicon night sights all in a crossbreed super tuck. Thats my EDC and love it. Wouldnt change a thing.

sr975j
02-20-2012, 21:23
my g23 has Truglo TFO's, talon grips, 3.5 connector, 25 cent trigger job, extended slide stop lever, and has 2400 flawless rounds through it.....oh yea, and it was test fired on Hitlers birthday.

Sam

mc1911
12-25-2013, 18:40
Lone wolf barrel used most of the time. Extended slide stop,NY1 trigger and Glock semi adjustable rear sight. That rear sight is a cheap way to get different loads to poa.
It does have fairly coarse adjustments.

bwvan
12-26-2013, 08:20
SS guide rod, Trijicon, 3.5...perfect...

mgouldsr
12-28-2013, 14:39
Tru Dot night sights
Glockmeister trigger job 3.5lb connector
Steel guide rod 22lb spring
Backstrap plug
Extended mag release
RTF2 Grip
Galco Concealable
Carry load Underwood 155gr gold dots 1300fps.
This is my 3rd G23 I just keep coming back.

ca survivor
12-29-2013, 14:03
friend don't let friends use the NY trigger spring, haven't you figured out why is called the NY ?

Cruizer
01-18-2014, 18:14
Traded away my Ruger SR9C for a Gen 2 G23 sn ADZ*** in beautiful condition. Original owner, and he had it Mag-na-Ported.
The gentleman had been wanting an SR9C for awhile and I've been wanting a compact Gen 2. The night sights are dead as door nails, wonder why? 1992 Trijicons. lol

The only issue I have to correct is replacing the 4340 ejector with an 1882. I really don't want to send it to Smyrna for that.

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af332/O7Cruiser/GLOCKS/P1180684_zps4d1bfa8e.jpg

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af332/O7Cruiser/GLOCKS/P1180686_zpsaa587fd9.jpg

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af332/O7Cruiser/GLOCKS/P1180691_zps854d1261.jpg

xmanhockey7
01-19-2014, 15:40
Got mine this summer used, but with only about 100 rounds through it. 100% stock, but I do plan to put night sights on it like my other Glocks have. I have a Raven VGII, Galco King Tuck, and Sariland ALS holsters for it. Always carry 13+1 with 1 or 2 spare 15 round mags.

Bullman
01-19-2014, 17:11
Mine is an old one, bought it used and the frame is a little battered on the inside. It sees the most carry time of anything I have at the moment since I left the sheriff's office. It is either that gun in a Grossbreed IWB or my Ruger SP101. The G23 wears fiber optic night sites. I would like to get a Gen 4 23 someday

DaBurna
01-19-2014, 17:43
My Tagline says it all....

Cokeman
01-19-2014, 17:55
Mine is black. It should be blowing up any day now. :whistling:

pspez
01-19-2014, 22:36
Her name is Lufonda. She likes watching movies and long walks in the park.:rofl: Oh and by the way, she's a Virgo.:whistling:

G23c
01-25-2014, 06:11
My first G23 was a Gen 2, that I sent out to get Magna-ported, back in the days before the "c" factory comps. Added a recoil reducing guide rod (ball bearings), extended slide release and finished with about 25? mags.

Shoots great for me, love that Glock.