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I can't find a G32 to try... Will a G23 suffice?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Inebriated, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Inebriated

    Inebriated

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    So yeah, no one around has a G32, so I'm wondering if trying the G23 would give me the same feel?

    All I want to do is just compare it to my G26 and G21 and see how quickly I can get on target after recoil, and since everyone I've talked to says .40 recoils slightly more, it SHOULD be a good representative. Is that the case?
     
  2. dkf

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    Shoot some 155gr jhps through the G23. If you are ok with that you will not have issues with the .357sig.
     

  3. barth

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    Some Speer GDHP 155 gr 1200 fps will be close enough to tell.
    You're not going to have any issue with the 357.
     
  4. cowboy1964

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    I think the Gold Dot 155gr would be harsher than a 125gr .357 Sig. Heck, I think the 165gr Gold Dot is. 135gr would be closest.
     
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    Agree with cowboy, a 135 gr .40 will be very close to a 125 .357 Sig.

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    I won't be able to use anything except what the range has, but I'll try to find the lightest weight.

    Do you guys happen to find .357 Sig to have more muzzle flip? That's all I care about checking out. Noise, flash, push, doesn't matter to me, just want to see if I can live with the muzzle flip.
     
  8. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    THIS is some good advice. Makes sense. :cool:
     
  9. dkf

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    Kinda like a quick muzzle flip but settles down rather quick. You could always pick up a box or two of Underwoods hot 9mm 124gr load and shoot it through your G26 or find a G19 to shoot it through. It will be close to the recoil of the average .357sig load. I don't really notice much recoil difference between my G32 and G33 (both gen3)
     
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    Underwood sure makes some hot ammo, eh? :shocked:
     
  11. PghJim

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    Buy a 357sig barrel for the G23. The recoil, I believe is not only less with the 357 sig, but the recoil characteristic of the sig helps you get back on target quicker. The 40, always wants to twist in my hand and feels harsher.
     
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    Great idea! :cool:
     
  13. unit1069

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    I don't think a G-23 should substitute for the G-32 so I'd suggest that you do your comparison with the G-32. Additionaly, if I remember correctly the rear sight on the G-32 is different than the G-23.
     
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    Why/how would the sight be different? :dunno:
     
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    More knowledgeable GT members can tell you for certain but I believe the G-32 rear sight is higher than the G-23, something to take into consideration if converting a G-23 to .357sig.
     
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    I have a .357 SIG barrel for my G23 and it shoots about 3" high at distance using the sights for .40 S&W. At 7 - 10 yds. Fed. HST .357 SIG is pretty much dead on.
     
  17. dkf

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    With the Ameriglo sights I use the G20, G21, G29, G30, G31, G32 and G36 use the .272" rear sight and the others (including the G33) use the .256" rear sight. So notch much difference.

    It sounds to me like the op is more concerned about the recoil charactoristics so for that the difference in sight height is not really a concern.
     
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    To me, they're close enough. My 32 might be a little easier to control than the 23, but not by a lot. They're both very accurate and quick to get back on target.

    Regarding sight height, the sights for the 32 are slightly taller than for the 23. The place I got my 32 at put the wrong night sights on it and I didn't double check. I didn't notice until I first took it to the range and it was hitting low.
     
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    They use 45/10mm sights on the .357 Glocks.

    My buddy wants Nites on his G31, and the local shop confirmed that they are indeed
    different sights than the 9mm/40 kind.

    a hot 9mm acts like well, a hot 9mm, and NOT a .357 SIG that has a more rapid
    report and muzzle blast at the muzzle, with a more rearward push than flipping up.

    .40 Glocks have the mentioned twisting and flipping and rearward recoil that
    smack my palm.

    I'm no fan of the Snorty Forty.

    Much prefer the recoil of the G32 and G33.

    In any event, you will be very pleased with your Glock 357.
     
  20. SCmasterblaster

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    That would make a difference even at 10 yards! :cool: