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Old 04-04-2013, 17:39   #1
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I'm Considering buying a Gen4 G23...

But before I do, I wanna know if the G23 has had any problems in the past? For example, the G19's spring and ejector were giving people trouble until the updated parts came out...has there been any kind of issues with the Gen4 G23's???
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Old 04-04-2013, 17:44   #2
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Dont consider do. To my knowledge (which is limited) no there have been no major issues with FTF or FTE on the G23, many of these issues are coming from user error, limp wristing.
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Old 04-04-2013, 17:47   #3
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They are good to go now! I have three early g23 gen4, one of them was problematic out of the box, but I was able to fix it, that was like two years ago and it's still a very reliable gun. The g23 gen4 is a great pistola! I am sure you will love it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 17:49   #4
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Dont consider do. To my knowledge (which is limited) no there have been no major issues with FTF or FTE on the G23, many of these issues are coming from user error, limp wristing.
Yes, your knowledge about this appears to be very limited.
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Old 04-04-2013, 18:12   #5
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No need to be an ass, I admitted my knowledge is limited but I have not heard too much about people having the same issues at all with the Gen 4 .40 pistols. The 9mm however has had many small issues with extractors, ejectors and CTH which is easily fixed with the updated parts or proper shooting technique, limp wristing the smaller 9mm will result in a FTE, this is not such a problem with larger calibers due to the recoil.

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Old 04-04-2013, 18:56   #6
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My G19 Gen4, born in September 2012 continues to have erratic ejection.

My G23 Gen4, born in October 2012 is flawless.

I would not hesitate to buy a G23.
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Old 04-04-2013, 19:06   #7
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My Gen 4 23 has very positive ejection to the 3:00 to 4:00 position. No where near the face like some have experienced with the 9s. Even good ejection with WWB, which I consider one of the lower quality practice rounds.
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Old 04-04-2013, 20:55   #8
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So how's the recoil on that bad boy? (G23)
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:04   #9
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I did a ton of research on the Gen 4 .40s before I made my purchase. The reviews and feedback from users that I found was very positive. I got a gen 4 G22, and it has become my favorite gun. Good luck with your purchase.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:28   #10
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I bought my g23 gen4 on 2/13 test firerd on 1/13/13 so far 650 rounds not one problem and no brass to face. Feeds all ammo from 165 to 180 gr win white box.
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Old 04-04-2013, 22:54   #11
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I own both a 19 and 23 and haven't had any probs yet out of the 23. The 19 had some early brass to face but not recently.
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Old 04-04-2013, 22:58   #12
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So how's the recoil on that bad boy? (G23)
Quite mild with 180 gr loads. A bit snappy with 165s.
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Old 04-05-2013, 00:45   #13
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If you can find one, jump on it. The 23Gen4 is my favorite semi-auto by far. I only shoot 165gr and 180gr bullets but the recoil is equivalent to the 9mm in my opinion and ejection is strong at 3-4 o'clock. This pistol is loved far and wide by many. Since I bought it in December it has never had a problem. Enjoy.

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Old 04-05-2013, 00:49   #14
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There is an issue with lights/lasers restricting frame flex and causing FTF hangups. You might need to tinker with mag springs or different lights in order to get it 100% functional.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:43   #15
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So how's the recoil on that bad boy? (G23)
Not that different then the 19, I shoot both
back to back. You'll love the G23.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:49   #16
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I only have Glocks in .40cal in Gen4 (G23/35) they shoot great! The double recoil assembly dampens the felt recoil A LOT! My Gen4 G23 is now my daily CCW! I still don't trust the Glock Platform in Gen4 9mm... All my 9mm Glocks are Gen3....
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:47   #17
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Not that different then the 19, I shoot both
back to back. You'll love the G23.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:49   #18
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Ok so I'm pretty much sold on buying a G23. I've heard and read tons of positive feedback on this gun, but should I get a Gen 3 or 4???
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:10   #19
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I went with the Gen 4 like the look and feel of it better! Sold my G19 and bought the G23 great decision


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Old 04-09-2013, 22:34   #20
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I went with the Gen 4 like the look and feel of it better! Sold my G19 and bought the G23 great decision


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Yeah I also like the look and feel of the Gen 4's better. I was leaning more towards the Gen 4 just because I want the latest version of the pistol.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:13   #21
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My Gen4 23 has been flawless. Purchased new with a January '13 date.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:44   #22
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My 23 Gen4 has been perfect through at least a thousand rounds. There is a noticeable reduction in felt recoil. If there is a downside, it's that many parts are not interchangeable with Gen3s so any plans for customization are limited or at least more expensive.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:15   #23
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We haven't encountered any issues with gen 4 glocks, 23's included.
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But before I do, I wanna know if the G23 has had any problems in the past? For example, the G19's spring and ejector were giving people trouble until the updated parts came out...has there been any kind of issues with the Gen4 G23's???
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Old 04-10-2013, 13:48   #24
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Ok so I'm pretty much sold on buying a G23. I've heard and read tons of positive feedback on this gun, but should I get a Gen 3 or 4???
If you've decided on a Glock 23, my vote goes to the Gen4 over the Gen3 hands-down.

I've had a Gen3 G23 since the early 2000's and I never really warmed up to it because I don't care for the recoil impulse. G22 - no problem. G27 - no problem. I just did not care for the G23...it works just fine but I do not find it pleasant to shoot.

Last year I bought myself a Gen4 G23 and that double recoil spring makes a huge difference in the recoil impulse. It is very pleasant to shoot.

Please keep the "Man-up and quit being a recoil Sissy" comments to a minimum if at all possible :-) I have no problem with +P loads in my Airweight J-frames, just don't particularly care for the recoil impulse of the Gen3 G23.

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Old 04-10-2013, 13:53   #25
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Just got my G23 Gen 4. It is awesome! I also got the LWD 40-9 barrel and G19 magazines. So far I have shot both 40 and 9mm through it without a hiccup. It's like a G23/G19 in one!
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