Which fits your hand better?
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Which fits your hand better?
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If you want a "big brother" get the G22.
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I wanted a "bigger" range gun and got the G35. It's the same grip, magazines, and frame as the G22 but a longer barrel. It's very accurate & makes good competition gun.
The size puts it out of CC for me, but you could open carry and it's great at the range.
G-23, 27, 35 (all .40)
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I would submit that the size of your hands is going to be pivitol in this decision. For me the G23 actually shoots better than the G22 because of the reduced size of the finger grooves. When I shoot the G22 there is a little bit of wiggle room in each fingergroove which takes away some of the accuracy for fast shots. The G23 fits nice and snug. And with the G23 I dont need the grip extensions that I would need (want) on a G27 for it to fit my hand properly.
I think you need to go handle both, and really observe how they fit in your hand.
Both are great guns.
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I carry a 27 and wanted a range gun so I bought the 22. I also just added a 19 since I didn't have a 9mm. I'm debating on getting a 23.
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If you really want the big brother get a G35. I have a G23 for EDC and G35 for HD. I have no problems carring the 35 though. The extra barrel length is no problem carring and the grip is the same size as the 22.
The 35 shoots much better to me than the 22 as well. Plus there's nothing wrong with a little more barrel to get all the velocity you can.
I originally bought a G23 as a compromise gun and was not disappointed and I still carry it most of the time. I have since added a G27 (primarily used for summer carry) and a G22 (use mostly at the range and for open carry). If I could only have one, it would be a G23. If I could only have two, it would be a G23 and a G27.
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I have all three: G22, 23, and 27. Hands down I like the 27 the best! It fits me. I use the G23 for work, and the 27 as backup/CCW. I like the G22 for it's size, and capacity, but it doesn't "Fit" me.. If I were in your shoe look at em both, and see what fits you best..
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Glock27/ KaBar TDI/ MTAC Holster. I have more also, but this combination works well..
I own and daily cc a 23 and my dad owns a 22. Since your not going to use the new gun for concealed carry I would say shoot both and see which one fits your hand better. In my opinion there is a very big contrast between all three sizes of glocks but thats just my opinion. For me tho, the 22 just doesnt fit my smallish hands. I do like the previous recommendation for the 35 since its going to be a range gun.....
ps...look @ conversion barrels from 40-9mm or 40-357sig. I have the 40-9mm conversion barrel for my 23 and its ton of fun to shoot and is like having 2 guns in 1
Well, now the G35 has come into the fray, and I have to admit, it's an attractive choice. It's the opposite of the 27 for sure. I never really thought about that one, thanks! Do they all have the cutout in the slide?