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Old 01-06-2013, 01:11   #1
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Range/CHL License Report - G23 gen4

Well, I have been to the range 4 times since purchasing my 23, my first glock/gun purchase, and I am really getting a feel for it. After 300 rounds of 180 grain I have had two stovepipes? though. I think that's what its called when the empty brass doesn't completely eject and it gets stuck when the slide comes back forward. Ammo was Winchester white box which I haven't heard great things about, so maybe that is why.

My first two range trips did not go so great. At least as far as my accuracy is concerned. I found some great information on GT though and determined that as a lot of new shooters do I was overgripping causing me to shoot low left. My third time out went great as my accuracy improved greatly. Also after shooting the .40's well I tried the LoneWolf 40-9 conversion barrel for the first time. I was able to put over a 100 rounds through it without a problem. I did not change out any other parts, just the barrel and 9mm mags. I do experience a little BTF (I'm learning some of the acronyms) shooting 9's but no issues shooting .40's and most of the time the 9's just hit me in the chest.

I had been wanting to take the concealed handgun license class but was previously concerned about my marksmanship. But after that last range trip I felt very confident and signed up for the class. Not that its that difficult but knowing how I started out shooting a couple of months ago I was very pleased to shoot a perfect score and really only had a few rounds outside of the "9" oval. Three others had perfect scores but two of them had quite a few "8's" so I would say only one person outshot me and it was very close. There were nine shooters in the class.

Next up either a Glock 17 or 34 in FDE and will likely get a .357 barrel for my 23 as well. I don't post much but I visit almost every day as I usually learn something.

Good shootin everybody!
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:47   #2
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Well, I have been to the range 4 times since purchasing my 23, my first glock/gun purchase, and I am really getting a feel for it. After 300 rounds of 180 grain I have had two stovepipes? though. I think that's what its called when the empty brass doesn't completely eject and it gets stuck when the slide comes back forward. Ammo was Winchester white box which I haven't heard great things about, so maybe that is why.

My first two range trips did not go so great. At least as far as my accuracy is concerned. I found some great information on GT though and determined that as a lot of new shooters do I was overgripping causing me to shoot low left. My third time out went great as my accuracy improved greatly. Also after shooting the .40's well I tried the LoneWolf 40-9 conversion barrel for the first time. I was able to put over a 100 rounds through it without a problem. I did not change out any other parts, just the barrel and 9mm mags. I do experience a little BTF (I'm learning some of the acronyms) shooting 9's but no issues shooting .40's and most of the time the 9's just hit me in the chest.

I had been wanting to take the concealed handgun license class but was previously concerned about my marksmanship. But after that last range trip I felt very confident and signed up for the class. Not that its that difficult but knowing how I started out shooting a couple of months ago I was very pleased to shoot a perfect score and really only had a few rounds outside of the "9" oval. Three others had perfect scores but two of them had quite a few "8's" so I would say only one person outshot me and it was very close. There were nine shooters in the class.

Next up either a Glock 17 or 34 in FDE and will likely get a .357 barrel for my 23 as well. I don't post much but I visit almost every day as I usually learn something.

Good shootin everybody!

Congrats on the shooting! Frequent Training and range trips don't hurt though. Especially if u plan to CCW. Don't want to hurt anybody but the target(god forbid u be in a situation like that).
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Old 01-06-2013, 15:28   #3
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good to hear. I love my 4gen 23. I feel like glock is shifting focus to the .40. they started with the 9mm and went up from there. This makes everyone say the .40 felt "snappy" but the 4th gen .40's seem to function great and the 9mm had some issues.
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Old 01-06-2013, 16:18   #4
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They're not focusing any more or less on .40 than five years ago. Good functioning guns and a good round then and now.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:50   #5
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I took my wife shooting once (her first time ever shooting) and she was getting some stovepipes using the same ammo I was having no problems with. After watching her closely, I noticed that the thumb of her non-dominant hand would occasionally creap up a little and make contact with the slide. I'm no expert, but I believe that was the problem because after I pointed it out to her, there where no more stovepipes.
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