To me anyway... The police dept I work for is testing new handguns. We evaluated 8 different handguns, 4 of which were the 23, 22, 23C and 22C. I couldn't believe the difference the compensated models made in felt recoil and in rapid fire exercises. I am not new to Glock pistols as I own/have owned G22's, G17's, G23's, a G27 and a G26. I didn't care for the recoil of the regular G23, but this 23C is a very nice pistol! I outfitted it with new meprolight night sites, and it is simply wonderful. I know and understand there is allot of flash when shooting in low light. But, that's nothing new to me since we use to carry the .357 magnum revolver stoked with 125 gr Federal flame throwers. Question I have is this, does anyone have a chart or a link to find out what the actual velocity loss for typical duty loads would be? We carry the Federal Tactical 165gr JHP. I also carry (off duty)and use the Remington 165gr Golden Saber and Federal 155gr Hydra shock JHP. I know there is a velocity loss due to the compensated barrel, but I would like to know just how much loss. Anyone else out there have a similar story on the G23C? As stated earlier, it is a very nice weapon!