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Re-thinking the .40 and the G23...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by broham25, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. broham25


    Jul 9, 2010
    Rockledge, FL
    I have been a longtime Glock fan. I own a Gen 3 17 currently, and owned a 26. I was always one of those people that thought glocks were best in 9mm, but recently that has changed. My dad recently bought a Gen3 23 because he got a good deal on it. He doesn't really shoot it very often or carry it, so he let me borrow it for a range trip a few weeks back. Needless to say, I still have it. :supergrin: I have put about 1500 rounds through it in the past 3 weeks and love it. At first the follow up shots were just aggravating and hard to get on target. After only 1500 rounds though, it has gotten much easier. I am going this week to get a Gen4 23. It will be my new carry gun. I have been carrying a Charter Arms Bulldog, but think the G23 is a better choice for roughly the same size. Has anyone else had the glock .40 epiphany? I'm sure I'm not the only one. :whistling: I never thought I would like it as much as I do.
  2. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

    Feb 2, 2007
    Gun Tot'n in Quohog
    I've had that .40SW epiphany for 7 years now and it feels good. I started out with a G35 and whenever I shoot a 9mm, it feels like a .22lr. The .40SW is a great work out...but I enjoy my G17G4 equally too. Go get your G23G4!!!

  3. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

    Feb 22, 2010

    I've had a G19, G26, G27,G30, G36 and now a Gen4 G23 The Gen4 G23 is so far my favorite of the bunch. It is a good size to carry plus features nice capacity. As a bonus, it is super-flexible in being able to be converted to shoot 9mm at the range and 357 for carry if I so choose.

    The Gen4 G23 has been flawless so far. The only gripe I have is some pinky pinch from the magazine if I don't get a good grip on the draw.
  4. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    NE Oklahoma
    I guess I had the Glock 10mm epiphany, once one has had the heavens open up while angels are singing and is enlightened of the pure magnificence that is 10mm, his little sister just doesnt do it for you...

    Haha, seriously though, the 23 is on my list of five gotta have glocks, its a great gun, and Id take it over any other .40cal glock, except maybe the 24, just cuz it is somewhat rare...
  5. TxGlock9


    Nov 22, 2010
    BMT, TX
    That's good. You can also get a 357 sig barrel for the gen4 23. Also the gen4 will tame some of the muzzle flip which is a huge plus.
  6. dvrdwn72


    Nov 26, 2010
    I started with a g19, few years ago. Now all I have is a 20-22- 2-23's, 24, 27, and 2 35's. I do prefer the 3rd gen over the 4th. I really enjoy the .40 over the 9mm. I like the 10mm even better but only shoot it every once in awhile.
  7. cfr


    Feb 24, 2010
    I started out with .40's, and am now considering going from a 27 to a 26. It is only a consideration at this point, TBD after a back to back comparison of the two. Not seeing any good reason to drop my Gen 4 22 at this point. Im still a newbie. My good range days are good with all guns, same with bad range days.
  8. Gen4 Glock 40 S&Ws are pretty soft shooting pistols. I shoot 1911s alot and my Gen4 Glock 35 felt like shooting 22s :supergrin:
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  9. CTGlocker40


    Apr 11, 2010
    Think you had an epiphany with the 23?? Try a 30:whistling:
  10. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    I'm not a big fan of the 40 and I'm already heavily invested in 9 and 45 but have been wanting to try 357 Sig so I figure a G23 is a logical choice seeing as has it will work with all my holsters and my G19 is my #1 carry choice for now.
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  11. I love 40 cal. I carry my 23 alot. Also My Sig P229, HK P30 . I love the Gen 4 40 Cal. My 22 and 23 Gen 4's are great to shoot and stay on target. You wont regret a Gen 4 23.
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  12. twag4


    Feb 28, 2010
    I shoot my .40 glocks way better than my 9mm. I like it.
  13. ltxi


    Jun 20, 2009
    Parker, Colorado
    I currently own maybe thirty handguns. The only Glocks I own are .40s...a 23 and a 27...and he only .40s I own are Glocks. Never really considered another caliber for these as defense guns and, coincidentally, I've been considering picking picking up another 23 at tomorrow's gun show.
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  14. post-apocalyptic

    post-apocalyptic magnifi ba$tard

    Jul 27, 2011
    Too bad. Glock .45 pistols, (and 10mm, but I get the sense from your affinity for .40 that you're not a 10mm fan), are fantastic. Once I got a G30, my 1911 started collecting dust in the safe and I eventually sold it to my brother.

    Why not get a 21, (or 30, or 20, or 29), instead? :supergrin:

    I'm not personally a fan of .40 S&W, (it can fill a few roles, but excels in none of them), so ymmv.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011
  15. ltxi


    Jun 20, 2009
    Parker, Colorado
    For me .45 still equates to 1911s. I believe .40 in a hi cap appliance gun is the superior offensive/defensive handgun. You're right, I don't care about 10mm. And it appears I misspoke...I have a Sig 220 in .40 that I forgot about.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  16. greenlion


    Jul 25, 2009
    North Carolina
    If you like the Gen 3 G23, you'll love the Gen 4. The new recoil spring dampens the recoil a bit. Its my favorite right now, and the most versatile gun around. You can conceal carry it, and its big enough to be a full size combat pistol if you need firepower. You can reload target ammo that recoils on par with light 9mm rounds, and choose from a very wide range of bullet weight and velocity in defensive loads. You can swap out the barrel and shoot 9mm and .357 SIG in it.
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  18. blastfact


    Aug 15, 2011
    What .40 S&W???? Go 10mm or go home. :)
  19. ltxi


    Jun 20, 2009
    Parker, Colorado
    The 23 I really/most like is the Gen2. Wish I could easily buy another one.
  20. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Love my G23 and my G27. The .40 S&W is a great SD round. :thumbsup: