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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rjinaz85308, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. rjinaz85308

    rjinaz85308 Desert Dweller

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    Went to the range today with 3 guns. A G23/357 Storm Lake berrel, a G29, and my new STI VIP. I am happy to say all three were flawless. The G23 was the easiest to shoot. I have been away from 1911 style guns for a while so the STI took a little getting used to. The G29 is nice, but I gotta tell you the hot 10's in a 29 are a handful<G>.

    Not a single malfunction. But I definitely need more practice, or a thicker skin, because my son gave me a lot of grief at about my shooting skills. I keep telling him it is old eyes<G>

    All in all a good time.
     
  2. MikeG36

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    Good to hear. How accurate is the 23 with the storm lake .357 barrel when compared with your standard 23 barrel in .40? Did you notice a difference?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     

  3. Rustin

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    Sounds great. I would suggest you try 9mm. Bigger holes don't count for squat if you can't put em' where they need to be.
     
  4. rjinaz85308

    rjinaz85308 Desert Dweller

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    I have never shot it with the 40 barrel. I really like the 357, but i couldn't find a decent trade on a G32 so I picked up the 23 on trade and found basically new barrel for it. It shoot like a dream. Fast becoming one of my favorite pistols. This is probably going to become my EDC weapon once I get a little more familiar with it. It came with the TFO sights on it which I really like. I think I will be buying some for some of my other guns.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. rjinaz85308

    rjinaz85308 Desert Dweller

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    thanks. I have a G19 for that. Like I said I just need to practice a little more. My shooting is good enough that I hit center mass at the distance I need, but I want it to be better. It's just that my son always wants 1 ragged hole.
     
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  6. MikeG36

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    Thanks for the info. That's a sweet looking pistol and I'm glad to hear it's working out well for you. Congrats!!!
     
  7. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I have a G27 with;
    Storm Lake G23 40 4.02" and
    Storm Lake G27-357 4.16" ported.
    Also have OEM G27-40 and G33-357 barrels.

    My gun, in my hands, the 357 Sig is clearly more accurate.
    My 357 Sig P239 is a laser too.

    I'm beginning to wonder if the 357 Sig round
    is more intrinsically accurate than 40 S&W?
     
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  8. rjinaz85308

    rjinaz85308 Desert Dweller

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    I had a 239 in 357 and while I liked it I like the Glock much better. For whatever reason I just haven't warmed up to the 40S&W cartridge. Today was the first time I shot the G23 and was a little nervous given the aftermarket barrel. I have heard both good and bad stories about them, but so far I am very happy. Will need a lot more rounds down range before I carry it though.
     
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  9. MikeG36

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    Barth, I've been reading your posts and that's what really got me interested in the Storm Lake barrel in the first place. :cool:
     
  10. kaech

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    What no pics?
     
  11. bac1023

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    Thanks for the report.
     
  12. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I'm not falling for it this time.
    There are some occasional newbies around.
    But folks changing calibers and using near match barrels
    have been around for a while.

    For better or worse, everybody knows me.
    And everyone has seen my gun - LOL!
     
  13. barth

    barth six barrels

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    In that case I'll elaborate.
    If you're thinking 357 Sig.?
    I highly recommend the Storm Lake extended ported black Isonite QPQ barrel.
    Was very surprised at the recoil reduction.
    And for what ever reason, in three lengths, finishes and calibers - I find it's my most accurate barrel.
    It's pricey at $208 direct from Storm Lake.
    And I had to wait over three months to have the barrel built
    and have the Isonite finish applied.
    It's worth every penny I spent and every day I waited.

    I'm just saying....
     
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  14. MikeG36

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    Okay.... I'm sold. Placing my order as soon as I decide on length. I will get the Isonite finish just not sure on the longer ported version........