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Old 09-22-2013, 08:49   #1
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Can't decide between Model 22 versus 23

What made you decide the two pistols? I already have a Model 27, and I would like to have a bigger pistol to accompany it. Does it come down to what fits bests in your hand? Thanks for your comments
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:47   #2
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Well if you don't have any issue with the size of the 27, you won't have any with the 23 or 22. Both are great options though, and I think the 23 is a fine option overall and would be my pick if I could only have one since it bridges the gaps so nicely.

But since you have a 27, I'd probably consider a 22. There's more size difference between a 23 and a 27 than there is between the 23 and the 22, and the 22 has higher capacity. When I set out to buy my first Glock, I was actually looking for a 22. But the shop I went to didn't have any, but the guy told me to try a 23 which caused me to buy it

You could also consider a 35, same frame as the 22 but with the longer 5.3" barrel. Either way you can't go wrong. Definitely try both and see you like them before you buy.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:07   #3
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Depends on what it's for.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:14   #4
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If its something you are going carry get a 23, if you are comfortable with your 27 for carry and just want another .40 get a 35 .

35 is a nice plinker and good all around pistol to have .
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Old 09-22-2013, 17:35   #5
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The bigger pistol will be primarily used for self defense. The Model 23 fits better in my hand. The main reason is that the Model 27 is more difficult to shoot, and it seems that a larger pistol will be easier to aim.
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Old 09-23-2013, 13:01   #6
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Is this for carry or home defense/range use? If you're going to try and carry it, the 23 will work better.
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Old 09-23-2013, 19:51   #7
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Model 22 versus 23

The intended use will be for concealed carry or while I am driving.
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Old 09-23-2013, 20:01   #8
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Are you using extensions on your 27 mags or xgrip? if so, I'm not seeing enough of a benefit going to a 22/23 for driving. Not that you can have too many Glocks.
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Old 09-24-2013, 13:12   #9
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I think the 19/23 is the perfect compromise size. Still big enough for a duty pistol and can host a light if wanted. My favorite is still the 27 but a 23 is big enough. I carried a 23 in my duty holster with G22 mags for my reload just because the butt was shorter and didn't poke everything.
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Old 09-24-2013, 14:56   #10
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I'd go with the full size 22 since the 27 fits your CCW needs. I picked up a Gen 4 22 last year and have had nothing but Glock Perfection from it.
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Old 09-24-2013, 18:19   #11
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Can't Decide Between Model 22 versus 23

I went to Gander Mountain in Valdosta Georgia today, and I looked over both of the Glocks. I still can't decide between the two. It is easy to conceal my model 17 with a IWB holster, so I am leaning towards a Model 22. Once my cash situation improves, I will probably end up buying both of them with the Model 22 being the first choice.

But, I also examined a S&W model 649 snub nose 357 mag, and it felt so good in my hand. I wish I had not picked it up as I am now lusting for that revolver instead of the two Glocks.

Sometimes I feel like I am a kid in a candy store whenever I am around firearms of all types.
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Old 09-24-2013, 19:24   #12
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If feel is a big deal you need to handle a Walther PPQ before you spend any money.
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Old 09-25-2013, 20:01   #13
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Can't Decide Between Model 22 versus 23

Dave514, thanks for the suggestion on the Walther.
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Old 09-26-2013, 13:50   #14
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For what it is worth, the G22 just doesn't shoot as well for me as the G23; we don't know why but the difference is easy to see....
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Old 09-26-2013, 15:58   #15
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Out of all the guns available in the market if for some reason I was limited to only owning one pistol it would be a G19 or G23. I left the Glock platform for a while and went M&P and recently even an XDm. My next purchase will be another G23 and a slew of mags. That will give me a 27/35 and 23, I see no need for a G22. Like Poohgyrr the G23 just shoots better. I like the 35 and can carry it just like a 1911 but it's more of a fun gun.
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:25   #16
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Just pick up a new gen4 G35 and it is so underrated it is one of the best of the Glock line up
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:33   #17
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i'm a fan of full size. not that the difference is huge, but, to me, that was the deciding factor when I still owned glocks.
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Old 10-06-2013, 15:07   #18
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I saw A Gen 4 FDE G22 yesterday for $560 that I had a hard
time passing up. I'd trade both my Gen3 G22's and both my Gen2
G22's
for it. It just fit my hand so well.

Anybody want to buy a damaged kidney and hunk of liver so I can get this
FDE Gen4 G22?
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Old 10-15-2013, 15:31   #19
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I prefer the G23, but since you already have the G27, I'd go with the full size gun.
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Old 08-11-2014, 20:46   #20
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glock 22

I bought a used model 22 for $375. It is much easier to shoot than the model 27.
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