Glock 19 or 23?

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  1. youngde811

    youngde811

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    So I have both, and I just began shooting my 23 again (actually today for the first time in over nine months). The 19 is currently my EDC, but I've been considering switching to the 23. I shoot both pretty well, but the 23 of course has greater recoil. I don't know why I'm considering changing; just weird that way. I've at least settled on a single platform for EDC/IDPA.

    What do you all think? Should I switch? I don't want to move back and forth; I want to settle on a single gun/calibre and train with that. This is a wide open topic. Go ahead and discuss round differences, 19 vs. 23, whatever you think is relevant that will help me. Thanks very much.

    Cheers,
    David
     
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    19.....
     
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  3. Paul53

    Paul53 You local friendly Skynet dealer

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    23, get a 9mm conversion barrel for range practice and cheaper ammo, then out of overwhelming gratitude make me a great deal on your 19 so I'll have 2 for EDC.
     
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    I would only carry the G19 if I had +P+ ammo, nothing less would do.

    Short of that I'd pick the G23, but I'd really rather have my G32 with Underwood ammo or my P227R.
     
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    Stick with the 19
     
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    I much prefer 9mm.
     
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    Go with the 23. It shows people you are a real man and that extra recoil will toughen you up, even if it makes you shoot slower and less accurately. At only 50% greater cost for ammo, it's well worth it.
     
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    9mm +p+

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    23 no question, 40 isn't even close to the 9mm in being so load specific for adequate self defense. Lots of good 40, not as many 9mm.
     
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    811,

    How well do you shoot the 23? Do you shoot if as well as the 19? If your at least close with the 23, that's what I'd carry.
     
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    Radius_Retention_Systems RADIUS RETENTION SYSTEMS

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    Sure its all the rage these days to dis the mighty ole .40 and talk up the conventions of the 9mm, and listen I luv my 19, but for EDC or any SD gun I like the .40, so my nod goes to the 23.

    Funny to me how when the gun writers wind blows these guys get all in love with the latest darling of the gun community at large and turn there backs on a round that's served them so well.

    Read all the new data, then take both guns out and go punch some holes in something, gel, melons, jugs of water... and tell me what you see.

    Say whatever you want about the new cartridges and price and blah blah blah... Its worth a few more bucks spent on ammo to run the .40 IMO.

    Go .40... ;-)
     
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    I carry a 23. I am in the minority and like the 40 over the 9mm.

    Carry whichever one you shoot the best.
     
  13. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    I see a 17 in your future...or maybe a 26, so get rid of the 23.
     
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    Worthless reply.

    OP, carry whichever you prefer... they're both very capable for personal defense.

    FWIW, my preferred carry round is .40. Fact is you get a bigger bullet at near 9mm capacity. But, it's en vogue right now to hate on any cartridge that's not 9mm or .45ACP.
     
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    Carry whichever one you want. Both rounds are proven to put a man down, so they'll both do the job just fine. For all intents and purposes, I'd consider them equals, and so carry whichever one you like more.
     
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    If you can shoot both enough to be proficient, carry either or both. You can even carry one in the morning, then change to the other one in the afternoon.
    There are several well-written articles on the 9mm vs. .40 (& other calibers). Here's one:
    http://concealednation.org/2014/10/...d-have-tons-of-science-behind-their-decision/

    Do remember .40 is still a great caliber. Whether someone else likes one or the other doesn't matter as much as what you like, even it's just the "morning" caliber vs. the "afternoon" caliber:)
     
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    glide Just sayin'

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    I shoot either 9mm or .45acp in semi-auto pistols. Don't see the need to go with .40s&w. The Glock 19 gen 3 is my primary go to gun. If you want to go with the Glock 23 go for it. It's all up to you not members of a firearms Internet forum.
     
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    I have both and carry them both, I find myself carrying the G23 the most, lately I have being carrying my Gen3 G22, so like someone said get whatever your heart wish, I did and good luck.
     
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    A rising tide raises all ships. The same technology that suddenly made the 9mm the darling of the "smaller is better" crowd also exists in the .40 and .45. If one can accept that logic, it follows that a larger, heavier bullet, traveling at about the same velocity, should be more destructive in tissue. I frequently carry a 9mm when I want to carry a small single stack, occasionally carry a Glock 36, but my favorite carry is a Glock 23. I shoot it as well as any 9, (and I own more than a few) and have more confidence in the caliber. Ammo cost is not a factor as I reload for everything I shoot. There is very little difference in loading component cost between 9 and .40. There is little difference in cost of premium carry ammo as well. I say carry what you have confidence in, be it 9 or .40/.45.357, whatever you like. Any gun is better than none.
    s45
     
  20. glowrod

    glowrod Fightin' Fire

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    I like both especially if they are of the same generation. Use the same holsters and pretty much shoot the same for me.