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Glock 23 magazine question (23 standard or 22 high capacity)

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by fastang80, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. fastang80

    fastang80

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    Hi, I recently purchased a Brand New Gen 3 Glock 23 and I am about to pull the trigger on a few extra factory Glock magazines for the range but I am undecided between the standard G23 13rd mags or the high capacity G22 15rd mags. Will, the G22 mags stick out a lot at the bottom and will that make holding the firearm uncomfortable. What about a high capacity G22 17rd mag. FYI, I am 5' 6" so I have small hands if that helps. Also, if anyone can post an actual picture of a G23 with G22 (15rd or 17rd) mags on it that would be awesome. Thank you for your time.
     
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    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Since you have a G23, stick with the 13rd mags it came with. If you decide to use the 15rd G22 mags, yes they will stick out the bottom of the mag well.

    If you are concerned with magazine capacity, carry a spare magazine, or 2.

    :cool:
     

  3. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Son,

    My advice to you is to use the standard G23 magazine plus carry a spare G23 magazine. That provides you 31 rounds of ammo. If you expect to survive a 31 round gunfight, you have watched too much TV.
     
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    toshbar Timber Baron

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    I have 2 15 round 22 mags I use in my 23 at the range. I like them without those grip spacers. It depends on your grip, but if you have both hands on the side of the grip you'll be fine. As in, not making a 'rock paper scissors rock' grip.
    :wedgie: 13+13+1=27

    And he was talking about the range, not a gunfight.
     
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  5. fastang80

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    This firearm came with two factory 13rd mags and I know for a fact they would be more reliable and conceal better than the higher capacity mags but just like my question states I was thinking high capacity for the range. What do you think is it worth it. Any pics.
     
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    toshbar Timber Baron

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    I have 2 of the 22 magazines like I said, but if I could do it all again, I'd just get the 13 round for the sake of them all being the same.
     
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    The 15 rdr's will stick out about a half an inch...Since I have a 22 and a 23, I sometimes just load the 22 mag's when shooting both at the range..
     
  8. way2fast

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    As stated the 22 mags will stick out a bit.
    Insert your G23 mag in until the pressure from mag release holds the empty mag in and the bottom is sticking out about 1/2". Then you can determine if it is a an "uncomfortable" grip or not.

    Other than comfort, it really doesnt make much difference.
    Both will cost the same, you will get two more rounds from the G22 mag, not big deal especially at the range. The chances that having an extra 2 rounds in a self defense situation being the deal breaker between win and lose is very slim. You should always carry a spare mag anytime you carry an auto loader for protection, as the magazine is the component most likely to fail or have a problem and luckily the easiest to swap out.
     
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    I have the same gun as yours. Last year I bought a 22 mag and use it at the range. I've now gotten in the habit of only loading 10 rds in each mag as a way to keep track of my shooting when at the range so having the extra capacity is for nothing. I don't carry the 22 mag when I'm out and about for the same reason mentioned above by DannyR.
     
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    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    Just get a 13 rd G-23 mag and a Glock part #7151 + 2 mag bottom, some hold one extra round in the .40 some I have seen squeeze two more rounds in there the +2 bottom compensates for the space sticking out of a G-22 15 rd mag. Or get a G-22 15 rd mag and add a +2 for both more ammo and the gap, best of both worlds eh?
     
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    I think I've made up my mind and I am going to go with the standard G23 13rd mags. Once again, thank you for your opinions.
     
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    I see nothing wrong with the standard 13rd in the gun and a spare G22 15rd on the belt for back up. The + Glock extension on a G27 only adds 1rd so I carry a spare G22 + mag as backup. When using a shoulder holster 2 mags make for better balance.
     
  13. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    There is no issue with using 22 magazines in a 23, except for those who manage to pinch themselves. Whether carrying a 22, 23, or 27, I my spare magazine is a 15 round 22 mag.
     
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    Agreed... spares would always be full capacity for me. I enjoy the concealability(sp?) of a 23/27. Without interference from the large mag that's just in a pocket/belt anyway.
     
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    The pinching I had was because of the A&G grip spacer. I took those off the 22 mags and all is well.
     
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    Or get the G22 mags andadd a +5 extension like the arredondo. 20 rouds as a backup or 20shots per mag at the range.
     
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    I'm in the same boat:wavey:

    If I only had a 23 I'd probably just buy 23 mags for it:dunno:
     
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    I'm still stuck with the Clinton 10 round mags. Every month or so I go on a search for some 13 rounders, but never seem to buy them.

    I wonder if I send the 10 round mags to Glock if they would swap out and send me back 13 round magazines?
     
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    i bet you could cut down the follower and make it high capacity. This is what I did to my saiga magazine. 10 rounder turned to a 15 round.
     
  20. tango44

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    Keep it stock bro! G23, 13 rounders will do the trick.