Gen 4 23 or 19?

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    What is the felt recoil difference between the Gen4 19 or 23?
     
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    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.
     

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    Based on power factors, the G23 has about 35% more felt recoil.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.