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Weights of 38 and 23

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by jeffreybehr, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    The 38, with its larger slide, weighs exactly 3 ounces more than a 23, but I wondered what the loaded-weight difference might be. My 38's magz are equipped with Pearce +1 extenders, and I load them full with 9 cartridges. The 23's mags have Pearce extenders but just the more-finger-space type, and I load them with 12, not 13 cartridges. With the .45 G.A.P. loaded with 185s and the .40s loaded with 155s, the guns including 2 magz and ammo are only 2 ounces different, the 38 being heavier.


    Ammo is loaded with 185g. Speer GoldDots.
  2. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    "I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?" -- Inigo Montoya

  3. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    You're not prying at all, Inigo. :embarassed: No, just 5, and my hands are quite normal-adult-male size, but I don't like to have my little finger falling or almost falling off the grip. On the 23, the curved Pearce extention...
    [​IMG] just right, but I bought the longer +1 extender for the 38 to get the increased capacity. It's a little longer than necessary for my 3 fingers, but it's plenty OK and when shooting 2-handed, I can actually get most of my weak-hand little finger on the grip instead of below the grip.