Originally Posted by Rooster Rugburn
Easy solution: Get the G23 and an X-Grip or one of the others. It's two guns in one. The G23 can use G22 mags, and with a grip extension, it's basically the same. With that setup, EVERY argument that can be made for the full size G22 can be made for the G23 with the grip extension. You have the G22 size and capacity, and the G23 reduced size.
You can make the G23 into a G22, but you cannot make a G22 into a G23.
Except the longer sight radius and the more generous spacing of the finger grooves on the 22. Carry is not an option for him. There is no reason or rationale to choose the 23 over the 22.