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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by djude71, Oct 30, 2010.
What is the felt recoil difference between the Gen4 19 or 23?
It depends on what Gen you are looking at, the Gen 3 G23 has much more "flip" than the any Gen G19 and the Gen 4 G23 has about 2/3 of the "flip" of the Gen 3 G23.
With that said my Gen 4 G23 shooting Fed 180Gr target loads feels about like my Gen3 G19 shooting Ranger 127 Gr +P+ ammo, ymmv because recoil is somewhat subjective.
Based on power factors, the G23 has about 35% more felt recoil.
I am considering the Gen 4. My ammo choices (work) are 147gr 9mm or 155 gr .40 Federal. I would not mind the 19, I'm not so sure about the 147 grain ammo.
As long as the 147gr is Ranger, HST or Gold Dot you will be well protected, I am a tad leary of any other 147gr ammo myself, I have my G19 loaded with 147gr HSTs and my wifes G19 loaded with Ranger 127gr +P+ (its what she wants in her gun so I obey lol).
I switch between 165gr and 180gr HSTs in my G23 but the 155gr will get somone just as dead imo.
I would highly suggest asking around and seeing if you can shoot both guns, as much as I love my G19 my Gen4 G23 is growing on my fast, I just dont like feeding it as much, if you are ever in central NC shoot me a PM I will be happy to take you as a guest to my local range and let you shoot both.