Tried a gen.-4, bought a gen.-3 23 yesterday

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  1. jeffreybehr

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    The gen.-4 I tried was a 22, but it did NOT feel good in my hands. The new finish felt like a combination of a wire brush--points OUT!--and VERY-course sandpaper.

    I have a gen.-1 23 and love it, but I wanted something I could mount a lite on, and Glock's shorty lites seemed just right. Bought the 23 locally (Scottsdale Gun Club), and--surprise!--it came with an adjustable rear sight. That made it about $40 'less expensive', at the same $500 retail, as Lone Wolf's. SGC doesn't sell the Glock lights, so I ordered one online.

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    Shot 110 rounds of 4 different reloads thru it today with NO malfunctions of any kind. With all the malfunctions 'The American Rifleman' found in the recent test of a bunch of 380ACP subcompacts, I'm very pleased with this result.
     
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    My new G23 hit 1000 rnd today with not one problem-GLOCK GOODNESS
     

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    I think I'll quit counting after 200. :embarassed:
     
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    how big are your hands?!?! A grip extension on a 23!!
     
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    I don't get the hype for the Glock brand tac light. There are so many better options out there at the same price point or much lower. The Glock light is old lighting technology.....not even LED.
     
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    They're quite-normal hands for an adult male. TWO fingers fall off the grip of a 27, and one falls off either of my 23s. The 23 is VERY comfortable with the extender and the pistol is still smaller overall than a 22. Try 'em, you might like 'em. :embarassed:
     
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    Maybe so, but they fit the 23 very nicely; I hadn't found any other taclight that wasn't longer than the 23's barrel, and I don't want my pistol to be any longer than it is.
     
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    rtf is not meant for everyone.... but congrats on your new purchase
     
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    how many fingers do you have on your shooting hand...a 23 has a groove for your pinky,ring and middle finger....what finger falls off...the 27 has one less groove, so only the pinky is off the pistol unless you use the pinky extension or gap floor plates....
     
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    You thought the Gen4 felt like a wire brush?!

    Do you work at a hand lotion stand or something?

    I'm joshing, so don't take it too hard.

    Ever handled one of the RTF glocks with the fishgills?
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    Side note, I've got extensions on two of my 23's mags as well.
     
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    I dont get this either, he must have 6 fingers on each hand !
     
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    Congratulations!:cool:
     
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    Are you certain it was a Gen4, not a gen 3 RTF? It'd have the removable backstrap and say "GEN 4" on the slide. Also, the texture is far less aggressive on the Gen 4 models.
     
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    X2 sounds like they are describing the RTF.....
     
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    Someone is looking for him.
     
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    I like the grip extension. I have a 19 and a 23. My fingers fall on the ridges. A little extra room would be nice. If I could get Glock to do one thing it would be to go back to the gen2 grip. Maybe an RTF2 gen2 grip would be cool ;)
     
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    Congrats on your new gun
     
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    Congrats, I have a G23 also.
     
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    Hmm...youz guyz are a tough audience. :embarassed:

    Here's my 35 in my hand. This grip, same size as the 22's, is plenty tall for my hand, and all 3 fingers are on the grip.
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    Here's the new 23 with the stock magazine. Note that at least half of my lower finger is NOT on the shorter grip.
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    Here's the same 23 with the Pearce-extended mag. ALL three fingers are comfortably holding the gun.
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    And maybe that 22 was an RTF2 version, but the salesguy said it was a gen. 4.

    Shot another 140 thru it today, again 3-different reloads, with nary a hiccup. I did buy a Ghost 3.5-lb. trigger connector today.