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G23 or G32

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by atcs2152, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. atcs2152


    Apr 17, 2012
    Thanks all. I think you've pretty much convinced me to get the G32. Resale isn't a big deal to me as I don't foresee getting rid of it and sounds like everyone loves the .357 SIG.
  2. atcs2152


    Apr 17, 2012
    Well folks, despite my last post, I ended up getting the G23. Mainly because that's what I could find in Gen 4 and I was eager to buy. I probably won't have a chance to get to the range until Friday but I can hardly wait. I've rented a G23 several times (not sure what Gen but not a 4) so it will be interesting to see how much this differs. Now for all the accessories.

  3. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    Good choice. I really like my gen4 G23 and while I have a 357 Sig barrel for it, I rarely shoot it. Both are great cartridges, but I prefer the .40 as a whole.
  4. I'm new to handguns but I love my 23. Originally was looking at a 26 but the 23 popped up and I couldn't pass it up. I wasn't even aware of the versatility at the time. I can't think of one reason to question my purchase of the 23, it rocks.
  5. thinktwice


    Mar 29, 2007
    North Carolina
    If I cold choose only one for S/D it would be the 357 Sig.
  6. JakeFromStateFarm

    JakeFromStateFarm .40 S&W

    Dec 14, 2012
    I've shot my glock 23 19 and a buddies Glock 20 inside my home through my back door(nothing was in the direction the rounds were traveling) periodically just to see how loud they were with no hearing protection to simulate a HD situation.(assuming you don't have ear plugs next to you're nightstand gun lol) and yes it was pretty god dam loud to say the least but after a couple hours my hearing was normal. BUT, in a real HD scenario you don't really have a choice now do you?
  7. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    23 by far. That said, you can't tell much difference between .40 and .357 sig without hearing protection. Both are louder than your ears can handle.
  8. FloorPoor


    Jan 27, 2013
    First post on the forum, this one just grabbed my attention.
    How many of you have shot a big game animal? I noticed when you are "adrenalized" and excited, you don't even notice the recoil of a high power rifle, or notice the sound, but when you shoot the same rifle in practice, w/o plugs (not recommended) it is freaking LOUD! and recoil can be sharp!

    I imagine the same thing happens in a SD situation. When the adrenaline is up, you won't even notice how loud the cartridge is. What's more important than the noise level is being able to deliver accurate fire, so get which ever one you will be able to shoot the best, and practice!
  9. jim goose

    jim goose "The Goose"

    Mar 12, 2011
    STL, MO.
    I'm thinking about the same.

    Are the springs the same in the g23 and g32? Are the barrel and mags the only the difference?(i understand the mags have minor diff and will work in one another)

    I ask this because if its the only difference is the barrel, then even if my primary caliber were to be the .357, I'd get the 23 and upgrade to a premium LW barrel for the .357.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
  10. ConnorAndrews


    Jan 24, 2013
    Woodstock, GA
    I love my 23. I would recommend it to anybody.
  11. chemboy


    Jun 9, 2004
    I have often wondered the same. I have shot a few deer with magnum calibers(270wby, 300RUM) which are very loud and my ears(no hearing protection) weren't hurting in the slightest!
  12. M1fuzz


    Dec 15, 2007
    Auditory exclusion. You won't hear it or it will be muffled. I used a 12 gauge with 00 buck under a car port in the line of duty. Never heard it.
  13. legalsten


    Jan 7, 2012
    I bought a 32 C earlier this week . My thought was I can buy a 40 and 9 mm and shoot reloads . I didn't plan on reloading the 357 so I wanted the factory barrel in 357. Plus I believe it is a excellent self defence cartridge and some say the factory barells do feed a little better than aftermarket with the tighter chambers .
  14. Bigpoppie50


    Oct 2, 2010
    Like what other posters have said, if you have only one handgun Get the G23 and just buy a 357Sig aftermarket barrel or vice versa it works either way.
  15. FloorPoor


    Jan 27, 2013
    I kinda wish I had bought a 23 or 32 instead of a 19, just for the caliber change versatility, but I found a very sweet deal on a like new 2nd gen 19 with night sights, so I just carry very hot SD loads.
  16. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    Why is that? I have never shot it but I would respect your opinion.

    Comrade Happyguy :)
  17. atcs2152


    Apr 17, 2012
    I put the first 50 rounds through my new Gen 4 Glock 23 yesterday and I am quite happy with it. At first I was hitting a little high but once I got used to it, I managed to put 8 out of my first 25 rounds through the one inch bulls eye at 10 yards. It's been several weeks since I had rented a non Gen 4 G23 so it's hard to compare but I hardly even noticed any recoil. No brass to the head except one that I'm pretty sure bounced off the side of the shooting stall.
  18. MrLawless1


    Apr 13, 2012
    I have the '23, and I really enjoy it.

    But, my friend, if you think this is the only gun you'll buy..... well..... They can be pleasantly addicting!

    Enjoy your new gun!!!!
  19. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

    Nov 14, 2010
    RFD NY Adks
    You can always buy a Glock G32 barrel. I think theyre still $125. That's all you'd need, as the ammo fits in the 23 mags.

    ACCESSORIES??? (see below) :tongueout: :welcome:
  20. goosedowner1


    Dec 15, 2008
    Good Luck finding a Gen 4 G32 right now. Even my LEO friends can't get them for 4 to 6 months. I'm looking for the same gun right now.