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A new Glock 23C!

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by TRP Professional, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. TRP Professional

    TRP Professional Shooting Addict

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    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!
     
  2. DannyR

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    Wilson,

    I have quite a bit if info at home. I'll post it later tonight. I think velocity loss is less that 5%.
     

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    Wilson - Do a search here. That info is out there as it's been discussed before. My memory is that there is some velocity loss, but none that the BG is going to notice when it takes him down.;P ;P ;P
     
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    Thanks sir, that is much appreciated.
    Phredd,
    I'll try doing a search (never looked anything up before on this site) and see what happens.
     
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    Well I was able to search for additional information, but nothing really on the Charts I'm looking for. I'll wait for Danny R to get back to me.
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The following data appeared in "Combat Handguns." September 1997 issue:

    ammo/G23/G23C
    Black Hills 155, 1,113, 1,079
    Black Hills 180, 942, 904
    CCI Blazer Gold Dot 155 JHP, 1,285, 1,240
    Cor-Bon JHP+P 150, 1,227, 1,154
    Cor-Bon JHP+P 165, 1,104, 1,064
    Cor-Bon JHP+P 180, 1,036, 1,017
    Cor-Bon JHP+P 135, 1,293, 1,254
    Federal Personal Defense 135 JHP, 1,183, 1,140
    Federal American Eagle 180 FMJ, 973, 930
    Federal Hydra-Shok 155 JHP, 1,097, 1,050
    Federal Hydra-Shok 180 JHP, 937, 896
    Federal Hi-Shok 180 JHP, 936, 900
    Hornady 180 XTP, 954, 916
    Remington Golden Saber 180 BJHP, 986, 968
    Remington Golden Saber 165 BJHP, 1,077, 1,036
    Remington UMC 180 JRN, 972, 932
    Remington 165 JHP, 1,187, 1,126
    Speer Gold Dot 180 JHP, 1,008, 964
    Speer Gold Dot 155 JHP, 1,197, 1,159
    Speer Gold Dot Lawman 155 JHP, 1,155, 1,116
    Winchester Super-X 180 JHP, 949, 913
    Winchester Ranger 180 SXT JHP, 966, 918
    Winchester Silvertip 155 JHP, 1,160, 1,093
    Winchester 155 FMJ, 1,095, 1,055
    Winchester 165 SXT JHP, 1,076, 1,044

    Hope this is of help.
     
  7. TRP Professional

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    WOW! Thanks a ton for taking the time to type all of that info in!
    Much appreciated. Hopefully others can use this information as well.
    Again, thanks allot.
     
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    I just got a 23C, too -- currently full of 165gr Golden Sabers -- love it! ;3

    I don't think the kick feels any worse than my 19, which isn't compensated.
     
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    Thats interesting info DannyR, thanks for posting!

    I don't care for the ported pistols, but its interesting how some rounds lose 100+ FPS, while others, lose less than 20.

    Thanks again!
    IGF
     
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    Indy...


    Unless I am missing something to that chart... Where is a load loosing more than 100+ fps?

    My rough glance and rough math shows some loosing about 80 fps max, but most are loosing less.