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Old 03-21-2013, 18:57   #1
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G23 Question

I have got a Glock 27 and have a chance to pick up an early Gen 3(I think) G23 for a very reasonable price. I can see the advantage of having 2 guns in the same caliber and being able to use the 23 mags in the 27. However part of me thinks the 2 pistols are very similar. What do y'all think?
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Old 03-21-2013, 19:02   #2
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I have a G19 and a G26. They are both very different shooting experiences in my opinion. Love them both. I'd go for it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 19:06   #3
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G23 for mall, movies and dinner. G27 for fishing, running and bike riding.
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Old 03-21-2013, 19:09   #4
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Problem is I really want a G30 too!
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Old 03-21-2013, 19:11   #5
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Its like potato chips

Cant have just one.
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Old 03-21-2013, 19:23   #6
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Its like potato chips

Cant have just one.

Ain't that the truth!
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Old 03-21-2013, 19:25   #7
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Go for it!
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Old 03-21-2013, 19:25   #8
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Problem is I really want a G30 too!
It will feel really strange after handling a 9/40 frame.
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Old 03-21-2013, 19:30   #9
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I had a 27 but found I could carry a 23 just as easy as the 27. 23 has full grip and more capacity. Sold the 27. I carry a 23 for duty so I have great fighting pistol for off duty too, all is good. I would say if it is a good price for the 23, get it.

Carry/shoot them both and decide what you really want. Both are great guns and you will probably end up keeping them both, as many do.

As for the 30, save your pennies after buying the 23, because the 30 is a keeper. Glocks tend to multiple and the wife can not tell them apart so she may think you only have one. Good luck.
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Old 03-21-2013, 19:31   #10
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I agree with you, OP. Which is why I have the G26 and the G17.

It's either G17 and G19 for carry or
G17 or G26 for carry.

You have a carry piece already so I would either pick up a G22 or G35....

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Glocks tend to multiple and the wife can not tell them apart so she may think you only have one. Good luck.
Exactly. lol hahaha
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Old 03-21-2013, 22:26   #11
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I have the three gun combo! A 22, 23 and 27... Carry the 23 on your hip and the 27 on your ankle....I do every day, might take a little getting used to, but works well for me....
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Old 03-21-2013, 22:46   #12
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Get the 23, and save up for the 30. The 23 uses same ammo, mags, and some holsters as the 27. The 30 will be a better choice when ammo costs/availability come back down, and extra mags/holsters are reasonable/available.

Plus, it simply makes sense to have a backup/spare so similar to each other....
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:26   #13
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I too have the 22/23/27 series, G-22 in the trunk, 23/27 for carry, usualy now the 27 in a coat or jeans pocket.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:14   #14
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Nothing wrong about adding the G23 to your stable. I have a G27 and two G23's, all gen3's. Since my primary carry gun is one of my G23's, the other G23 is a backup for it in case I ever have to use my primary G23 and it is taken for evidence. Both are modded the same and both feel and shoot the same.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:58   #15
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I have a G23 and next on my list is a G27 in Gen3 or Gen4 whatever I can find. I feel it is a good idea to have more than 1 gun and having both firing the same caliber and mags that can swap to smaller models appeals to me. I EDC my G23 but will most likely carry the G27 more once I get one.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:04   #16
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I own a gen 4 22 & gen 2 23 and have a gen 4 27 being shipped to me now.
I should have it tmrw. Curious to see how it handles.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:08   #17
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I have got a Glock 27 and have a chance to pick up an early Gen 3(I think) G23 for a very reasonable price. I can see the advantage of having 2 guns in the same caliber and being able to use the 23 mags in the 27. However part of me thinks the 2 pistols are very similar. What do y'all think?
There isn't that much size difference between the 27 and 23. I would get the 22 and you can also use those mags in the 27.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:29   #18
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My first carry Glock was a G23. Then I got a G27 for summer and then a G22 to have all three.....then I got a G35 slide and a .357 Barrel for it.....and the list goes on!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:37   #19
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Do it- I'm pondering picking up a 3rd G-23.
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There isn't that much size difference between the 27 and 23. I would get the 22 and you can also use those mags in the 27.
Funny. There's quite a bit of size difference between my G27 and my G23's.
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