Do they still manufacture G23?

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  1. dj40cal

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    I was on the bass pro website and I saw that they were accepting online orders for the Glock 23. I made the order and everything went through currently processing will have to go pick it up. Also, it didn't specify if the Glock 23 was a Gen 3 or Gen 4. I would assume it's a Gen 4 because I don't think they manufacture Gen 3. Could somebody fill me in?

    Here is the link to the specific one I bought: https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/glock-g23-semi-auto-pistol
     
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    i think theyve have or in the process of doing away with the gen 4. Id say transition time time the gen 5 23's get here and the high demand. I think the only reason for gen 3 is for the kommiefornia market
     

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    Yes.
    Gen 3.
     
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    Absolutely - they still make Gen 3, and they are making Gen 4 models of G23.The Gen 3, or as we say sometimes now, G23.3 - It's my favorite of all Glocks. Any G23 can easily convert to 9mm or 357 Sig. For the 357 Sig you don't even have to worry about magazines. You will need 9mm mags if you get a 9mm barrel though.
    Btw, other .40 cal has all those same capabilities. The G27 or G22.
     
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  5. dj40cal

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    I'm not entirely sure if the G23 on the bass pro site is the gen 4 or gen 3 because they do not specify. Is there a way to tell? I would assume it's a gen 4. Either way it's pretty much the game gun, but I just want to know haha.
     
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    Like was said above, the picture is a Gen 3 due to the side of the grip texture.
     
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  7. SamP250

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    They are still making Gen 3 of LOTS of Glock models. On the list at Glock's website, they refer to the Gen 3 as "Standard" models, but then they call the Gen 4, a Gen 4.
     
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    A Gen 4 Glock has "Gen 4" stamped on the slide. A Gen 3 has nothing to indicate the Gen.
     
  9. dj40cal

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    Thanks for the quick responses guys! Really appreciate it
     
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    Yup, Gen 3. No knowledge if they're web sight pics are updated or not. Identical to the one I carry a lot. The perfect carry/home defense handgun IMHO. Hope that's what you get! Only downside, Gen 3's only ship with two magazines. The Gen 4/5's, ship with three. Zero idea why the do that really. Good choice though!
     
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    Yes the G23 on the bass pro site is the one I got I didn't see a listing for the Gen 4 model but the gen 3 it's pretty much the same exact gun to my knowledge as the gen 4 just the grip texture differences I believe. But yeah, as soon as the "Order Online" option was available, I placed my order last night.

    Weird though, when I called a few days ago they said they didn't have any on order, and they didn't have any G23 at any locations but somehow I got my order placed and currently being processed. Hopefully everything goes through smoothly I always wanted a G23 haha.
     
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    Interesting information thank you!! I'm new to firearm ownership but I've got to shoot a G23 when I went up north in Wisconsin a few years ago in Necedah. After I got the opportunity to shoot the G23 I was instantly hooked and eventually needed one. I made the purchase last time hopefully everything goes through should take a 4-5 days for it to arrive at the store so I can go pick it up.
     
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    Just a FYI, I have a 9mm conversion barrel for my G35. I have often used the .40 mags and just loaded them with 9mm. It works perfectly. The 9mm sticks out of the mag a lot more, and looks like it’s gonna squeeze out but it doesn’t. It sounds crazy but try it.
     
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    I'd prefer the Gen 3. No need for interchangeable back straps (which is a must for G20's an G21's) and I like the single recoil spring better
     
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    How much different is the single vs dual? I've got to shoot a gen 4 but I haven't got to try a gen 3 yet.
     
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    A distributor had some Gen 4s in BFG in their weekly email, sold out.
     
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    I've shot both and I can't tell the difference, but I can't tell much difference between 9mm an 40 caliber either, having shot a G19 and a G23 side by side, but some people think it's a YUGE difference.

    I just like the single spring because it's simpler and because to me there is no difference.
     
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    Unless it's a purple label. I have a G19 that came with three mags. With A very generic SKU# like "G1915US".
     
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    Okay so I found the model number I guess I missed it during check out haha it's: PI2350201 which is the gen 3 g23 it also states it comes with 2 mags like someone previously stated above gen 3s come with 2 mags and gen 4s come with 3.
     
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    Good luck with that, see my recent post...

    https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/i’d-watch-out-for-bass-pro-cabelas.1843246/