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Hi, New G23 owner.

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by TRDownShift, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. TRDownShift


    May 30, 2013
    Hey guys, My name is Alex, I just got my first gun, not so much for self defense but, what happened was a buddy of mine took me to the range one day and let me shoot his G27, and I just though it was a Ball.

    So I picked up a G23 because I wanted something a little bigger, and in the same caliber, but not quite full size. I'll be taking the 23 to the range for the first time tomorrow :D

    I do however have a few questions (a few good stupid ones too) I guess, for my first question, I'm a car guy, and I love tuning and customizing my cars, so it would only make sense for me to want to do the same to my gun :p

    I've been doing some looking and there's all kinds of "upgrades" and accessories for these things and it looks kinda neat but... I have also read somewhere that glocks being great guns and all dont take too well to "upgrades".. things like the gun going off two or three times (or even unloading the mag) can happen if you try to change the trigger and I found one neato thing that might help with the .40 S&W "snap" being a recoil spring upgrade but someone told me that can cause the gun to jam if the new spring makes the reload action too fast.

    So I guess my real question is can you guys tell this n00b what some good upgrades would be vs some bad ones?

    My next question runs into that "stupid question" category that I spoke of before :p .... annnnnd.... are there any earbud style (or over ear) headphones that will cancel out enough noise to be used as ear protection inside an indoor range? lol sorry I know it's a STUPID question, but i'm a stupid kid who may not mind rockin out a bit while I drop a few mags :p

    *puts on flame retardant suit*

    One last question, even though I got this gun 90% for the range I plan on getting my CHL really just because I can (that and transporting it will become easier) What i wanted to know was A: how well does this gun "conceal" And B: is really for any carry guys here in texas, how stingy are austin cops about "printing" because like I said T-SHIRTS lol there will be printing, at least a little while bending over, I mean, do people really have a **** fit if they catch a little peek of the handle or something stupid like that? :dunno:
  2. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

    Nov 13, 2010
    Rhode Island
    :welcome: Just shoot it as is for a while before you start tinkering with it. If it aint broke, dont fix it...

  3. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Welcome and congrats
  4. Welcome to the forum!
  5. Glock40man


    Feb 1, 2011
    The Midwest

    Welcome to GT.
  6. pipedreams

    pipedreams Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    S. E. Iowa
    :welcome: Enjoy GT....................
  7. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

    Nov 27, 2011
    Howdy! 23 is a fine gun. Really, for now put all your money into practice ammo. Eventually your Glock will tell you what to buy.

    Example: my glove size is 3XL. All the add on money has gone towards making my 19 (same size as a 23) easier for my big paws.

    If your gun came with the stock sites (plastic), most people consider them just factory place holders till the owner buys a real set of sights. But even then, try every set of sites you can find until one tells you it's the right one for you.

    This will save you from wasting money like changing the halogen in your headlights.
  8. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Welcome to GT.
  9. TRDownShift


    May 30, 2013
    Thanks for the welcome guys, and yeah, You're right paul, I Just got to put the first 100 rounds through the gun yesterday and I love it, but the "stock" sights are very much so poopie :p I found to hit what I'm aiming for I have to aim up and to the right lol and it was only at about 15~20 yards >.<" So yes, new sights are first on the list :p
  10. oily_oink

    oily_oink ###########

    Jun 23, 2006
    Metro. Detroit