Just got my new gun today!
Attachment 51807I don't know if anyone has read the thread "The official 9mm vs. 40 debate," I am the OP and was torn between the G23 and the G19. Today I went to two, huge gun dealers today and studied them both. At both stores, every one recommended the 19 over the 23. I told them I was buying one model or the other today, and they were both the same price, so I know they werent trying to push me one way just for sales. Plus, both dealers were carrying the 19 as I asked them.
I asked one of the guys at the store if it was rediculous to feel or think I would be under-gunned if I carried a 9mm, he proceeded to almost get offended and say that he has been a gunsmith for 33 years and his EDC is exclusively 9mm. He said he knows everything about guns and would not make a foolish mistake as to be undergunned. I walked away from him and walked across the store and asked another guy his opinion on the G19 vs. the G23 and he said the same thing. He said if he could choose 1 pistol in the store to have for free it would be the 19 (even though he was already carrying it). He then told me his friend is a Vietnam vet and active swat for the past 20 years, and his friend only owns 19's.
They both reiterated to me what I was thinking, and that was larger capacity and cheaper ammunition trumped a slightly larger/more powerful round. There's a good chance I will never one time ever pull my gun in a SD situation. For all the millions of times I do fire at the range, why not save the money on the ammo?
Plus, the 9mm is what started Glock.
After months and months of debate, here is my G19!