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Glock 22 or 23? Need help choosing.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by zulu01, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. zulu01

    zulu01

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    I'm looking to get a a 22 or 23 to keep my 27 company, but I can't decide. The 27 is my EDC and the 22/23 would mainly be the nightstand gun. I am leaning toward the 23 since it could serve double duty as my concealed carry if needed. I'm thinking the 22 is too big to comfortably carry concealed.

    I would appreciate any thoughts on the pro/cons of both guns.

    Thanks
     
  2. attrapereves

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    Since you already have the 27, I'd probably go for the full size 22. Either way, you'll probably end up with the 22 and the 23 in the future.
     

  3. adamrs

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    I have the 26 and bought the 17 to keep it company... And then I kept trying to carry it. Needless to say I sold it and picked up a 23. It conceals better is still comfortable. I conceal what ever will conceal under the shirt that day. And now I will be looking at the g20 or 21 to accompany it sometime in the future. I vote the 23 and start saving up again!
     
  4. trigger45

    trigger45 G23 Millennium Member

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    Get the G23. Its just better.

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  5. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    Get the 22 for the pillow and wear the 27 on the streets.
     
  6. J.B.

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    I got no problems concealing a 17 but my motto is carry the biggest gun you can and dress around the gun. I consider the 23 enough gun, I'm also considering one.
     
  7. FLAHOTROD

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    Isn't this a nice problem to have?

    I was there a few years ago. I decided to go with the G22 since I felt the G23 would be too "in-between". The combination of the G27 and the G22 gave me both ends of the spectrum. I've had both for a few years now and am now working getting a G23 to round out the collection. Then, I will start acquiring 40-to-9 conversion barrels to essentially double my choices.

    Ultimately, you decide what is the better choice for you at this time. You certainly can't go wrong with the options available to you.

    Good luck and let us know what you decide.
     
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  8. [Un]Deadeye

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    I'm saving my pennies for a 23. Personally, I'm not a big fan of the 9mm...
     
  9. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Either and or ! SJ 40
     
  10. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    This^^^^ I own all three.
     
  11. Street Fighter

    Street Fighter Texas A&M '07

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    Love my 22, but all around the 23 is a better size imo
     
  12. alwaysshootin

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    I agree, and see no reason to have the larger, all around firearm, with the G22, and, only gaining two more rounds of capacity. As far as 40's go, I feel the G23 to be perfect size, for all uses.
     
  13. uplinker

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    I have a 22, 23, and 27. The 23 gets the most use. Best of both worlds. Like others before me have said, you will probably end up with all three anyway. Good luck.
     
  14. MonsterB

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    I would go with the 23. Best Glock ever made
     
  15. clarkz71

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    I've had all 3 at one time.

    Now it's just the 23.
     
  16. sourdough44

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    I'll take the 23 over the 22, I have both though.
     
  17. TxGlock9

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    You have the EDC 27.. I would go with the 22.

    Not that you should get the 22 because I,myself like it better; but I have had both and like the recoil characteristics of the 22 better than the 23.
     
  18. Police305

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    For home defense, I would definitely get the G22.
     
  19. mt920

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    Flip a coin... Heads for the 22 and tails for the 23.

    This is a difficult question to answer... That is if you're not planning to purchase another gun in the near future.

    My first Glock was the Gen4 22 followed by 26, 21 and 23. My favorite is the 21. However, if my state allowed me to carry a pistol it would be the 23. The 23 fits my 5'9" and 205 male with a medium body frame and standard sized hands profile best if I wanted to carry all year round. I agree with those who argue that the 22 would be a great option for home defense. Mainly due to the extra rounds in the standard magazine, and perceived control that the 22 offers because of its size. The magazine argument is a non-factor as I have several 22 round mags. Plus after shooting the 23 for some time it replaced my 22 as pistol of choice to lay by my head at night.

    If I had to depart from one of my guns and the choices were the 22 and 23. I would keep the 23, because it offers more flexibility than the 22.

    I say buy them both, but get the 22 first. This way you'll want the best of both worlds between the 22 and 27. There's a possibility that you'll settle for the 23 and never look back.

    Remember heads 22 and tails 23.
     
  20. sloot

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    your original thought of the G23 serving double duty is why I decided on it as the first glock I bought. I also seemed to shoot it a tad better than the 22