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Glock 23 or 27 for iwb concealed carry.....

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by xy9142, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. xy9142

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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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  2. beforeobamabans

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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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  3. barth

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  4. Orange

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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:cool:. 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:upeyes:", 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:shocked:. 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:supergrin:.

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  5. Orange

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    Barth..... the picture is glorious!!!!!!
    Love it love it love it.

    Glock all business and no B.S..
     
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  6. glock2740

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

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    It is easy to conceal a G23 in a CBST. I did it all day and am doing right now. :cool:
     
  7. Opie 1 Kenopie

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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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  8. Redstate

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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.
     
  9. thinkfast

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    27. It is just smaller enough to make a big difference in concealment.
     
  10. janice6

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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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    Good advice right here, my setup as well.
     
  12. donmor53

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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.