This is a discussion on Went to the gun store to buy a 642 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Walked out with a Gen 4 GLock 23 :) I really did have every intention of buying the 642 but my local shop had them ...
Walked out with a Gen 4 GLock 23 :) I really did have every intention of buying the 642 but my local shop had them on sale and were out. The upside is they gave me a rain check on it so when they come back in stock I cant get one for the sale price. I took my new 23 to the range, gave it a quick clean and put 200 rounds through it. VERY nice shooter. I have to admit that the dual recoil assembly does lighten up the .40 a noticeable bit. The gen 4's are also very comfortable in my hand as opposed to the gen 3's which I felt were designed for some other species. Overall I am very impressed. I can see this quickly becoming my cooler weather carry and my SP-101 becoming my warm weather carry. And the best part about it is I already of a CBST to fit it!
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Nice pick up, my next purchase is going to be a G23!
Nice purchase. I have a G23 as well thats been very relaible and combat accurate. Would like to shoot a 4th Gen to compare the the dual recoil and grip you talk about.
See, I knew you would buy a Glock within the year! Heck, I think you ended up getting it within the month! (I know, I know - you said you would!)
I'm glad you find the Gen 4 to fit your hand better. Hopefully Glock has finally answered all the whiners...err, I mean concerns...from those out there who hated on them. Ahhh...probably not...some folks will find a reason to hate on them. Such is life...
In any case, I hope your new Glock gives you reliable service for a long time to come!
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all.
Thats a NICE looking Saturday Night Special you got right there
Congrats on the 23! Don't break this one!!!!
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A new Glock, eh? I knew you'd have another real soon...welcome back to Glock Land!
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Good deal. Glad you got something that you are happy with. I think this one will work for you, and last, after all, it is a Glock!
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I'm just going to have to get my hands on one and see for myself.
Honestly, I can't remember, will the Gen 3 mags work in the gen 4 guns or an I going to have to buy all new mags? I have 10 for the G23. I'd hate to have to invest in all new mags!
With your luck I would have got a gen.3, the 4 is too new. I might even stay away from the 23 because of kabooms.
My 23 has been great, I can't even limp wrist it.
Congrats on your new pistol
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I checked out a Gen 4, and honestly, I couldn't tell much of an improvement on the length of pull, which I was hoping for.
i am glad that yours is working out for ya
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