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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by FURA, Feb 16, 2006.
I have a glock23 , I want to feel like a 9mm recoil . what can I do ?
Get a .40 to 9mm conversion barrel.
Or trade it for a Glock 19.
I believe Jakk in on the mark
Another solution is reloading your own ammo in 40S&W - OK for practice. (IMHO)
Reload & put in a softer spring.
You can get your 23 to shoot noticeably softer than standard 9mm, if you work at it.
I shoot a 23 with a lighter spring and the slide speed is up but the muzzle doesn't flip nearly as much. At this point I'm still shooting factory loads. I plan on shooting 200gr bunny fart loads in the future. Had an RO say to me the other day, nice run hardly any muzzle flip. A proper grip will do wonders for recoil control. Do some searches on both thumbs forward style of grip.
I used to think that way too. I would shoot a downloaded G23 for GSSF and did pretty well with it. Then I switched to a G17. Factory ammo felt softer than the wimp .40 stuff I had been loading. Downloaded 9mm is even softer.
It all depends on what you want the gun to do. Softer isn't always faster. Sometimes, a snappier load the cycles the slide faster gets you back on target quicker.
While not a G23, I normally shoot a G34 and had the pleasure of shooting a friends G35 the other day. He had the recoil so mild that I had a hard time telling the difference between my very mild 147 grain Zeros which I load to 130 PF and his handloaded 165 grain Zero load. It was exceptionally mild. His 40 cost more to reload than my 9 did though but he did put a bigger hole in the target at the same powerfactor. He shoots it in production in USPSA and as you know there is no minor and major power factor in production - everyone in that division shoots minor.
Sweet gun to shoot.
After saying the above the conversion barrel if you don't reload will pay for itself in the cost of ammo and you can always put the 40 barrel back in it if you need something with a bigger bang.