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Old 01-11-2013, 18:59   #1
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Glock 23 or 27 for iwb concealed carry.....

Looking for some opinions here. Like the size of the 27....except my pinky doesn't fit. Not a fan of the mag extenders. Like the size of the 23...but is it to big??? Thanks.


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Old 01-11-2013, 19:08   #2
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Not at all. The 23 (or 19 in 9mm) are perhaps the biggest sellers of all Glocks. I carry the 23 just fine, and I am weight sensitive. It's hard to beat the 23's combination of power and capacity. If I know I'm going to be carrying for a long day, I'll take my 26. Otherwise, I'll grab the 23 first every time.

BTW, the sub-compacts are supposed to be fired with a two finger grip. Look up Hickok45's UTube.
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Old 01-11-2013, 19:11   #3
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Looking for some opinions here. Like the size of the 27....except my pinky doesn't fit. Not a fan of the mag extenders. Like the size of the 23...but is it to big??? Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2013, 19:39   #4
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I have both the 23 and the 27. I carry the 27 all summer.... I live in deep South Texas. I love the .40 S&W in the 27. Its compact. It has very very good power level for its size. I reload so I reloaded about 1,000 rounds to get used to the change of high power 9mm +p or +p+ level. I worked slowly on control. I already had the 23 and the 27 so I did this to compare the two (9mm to .40 S&W). The .40 is a kitty cat compared to the 9mm. So many will opine that the .40 is "snappy", its exactly the same as a very hot 9mm. ...........I digress.

I can not give a good decision to work on as I deeply like both the 23 and the 27. Only thing is with a finger rest on the base of the mag for the 27 it is exactly the same as the 23. When it is in a holster on your hip or appendix ( I carry this way both the 23 and the 27) the back heel of the grip on the frame is what will print for concealed carry. The 27 with just a finger rest will NOT PRINT with either the hip or appendix carry method. I am 6 feet 1 inch in height and 200lbs. I can carry a Glock 21 with no problem.

I hope I have helped.

Yes, I do have a G19 and a G26, superb weapons. I use them alot but my carry caliber of choice is .40 S&W. To much "9mm has now been brought up to snuff for stopping power" blah blah blah. When the .40 runs at the exact same operating pressure a 9mm. I applaud your choice in a 23 or a 27. Ammo for them can even be found now with all the B.S. going on. All the 9mm pundits, fan boys are sucking dry titty now.....I digress.

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Old 01-11-2013, 20:01   #5
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:07   #6
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Looking for some opinions here. Like the size of the 27....except my pinky doesn't fit. Not a fan of the mag extenders. Like the size of the 23...but is it to big??? Thanks.


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Get some GAP floorplates. I use them on my G26 and G27.

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It is easy to conceal a G23 in a CBST. I did it all day and am doing right now.
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:35   #7
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The G27 is VERY shootable even with the pinky dangling. That being said, the 23 isn't that much more difficult to carry and 13+1 is nothing to sneeze at.

My personal setup is a G27 with extended pinky floor plates. You might not like em but once you've tried them you probably won't go back to flush bottom mags. I then carry a G23 magazine with an Ajax wraparound adapter on my offside for a 13 round reload. I can CCW this setup in the hottest conditions with the lightest of clothing.

Orange, I LOVE your anti-9mm rant. I feel this way every time I hear the fanboys praise the glorious 9 as the one and only cartridge carried by Jesus himself. I'll stick with my 40/45/10 calibers for protection of MY family thank you.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:35   #8
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The G27 obviously will conceal better and is lighter. The G23 has a longer grip that I tend to bump into door jambs. I like the grip of the G27 and the way I can support the base with my pinkie. With that said, the longer grip of the G23 is probably better for me. I used to carry my G23 in the winter, until I got my G27. The mag capacity difference does not bother me as I generally carry a spare mag anyway. They are both fine pistols. Only you can decide which is better for you.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:18   #9
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27. It is just smaller enough to make a big difference in concealment.
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The most number of rounds and the largest weapon you can carry without printing.

I wore a G27 with a 13 round magazine concealed for over 10 years. With a forward cant, the grip lingth is inconsequential but the muzzle length is limiting for me.
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Get some GAP floorplates. I use them on my G26 and G27.

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It is easy to conceal a G23 in a CBST. I did it all day and am doing right now.

Good advice right here, my setup as well.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:41   #12
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I have a 23 and a 27 and for me?

I carry the 27 with a Pearce +2 extention almost daily.
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