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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

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    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.

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

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

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    "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

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    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...
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    ...is 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.