I picked up this gun at a gun show a few weeks ago and have been anxiously awaiting getting to the range. Today was the day. Years ago I owned a Glock 17 which timing wise would have been the first release. I never had any issues with it, but I traded that gun back in 1991 or 1992. This is the first Glock since then.
Very accurate out of the box and pleasant to shoot. Within the first 50 rounds or so, I had blown out the center of the target. I didn't think the recoil was bad at all and is pretty close to my Nano. I don't have any experience shooting the prior 40 S&W Glock pistols, so I can offer a comparison of how that changed. I really like the way the gun fits my hand without a backstrap on. It's much more comfortable to shoot than my Nano; however, the Nano is much easier to conceal. So, I think I have a winning pair. The G23 when I can support something a little bigger. The Nano when I need something small and compact.
On tap for today was WWB, RWS, and Federal Classic. Let's see how they did.
50 Rounds Federal Classic 180 - All fired with no issues.
100 Rounds RWS 180gr FMJ - All fired with no issues.
100 Rounds WWB 165gr FMJ - All fired with no issues. A friend of mine shot this box, and today was his first day of shooting.
250 Rounds Total - No issues.
Out of the box, the Glock chewed through it's first 250 rounds without a hiccup. For me, that's good to go for carry.
I guess Glock has the Gen 4 issues under wraps now since this is the second 'no issues' report recently. I'm waiting for a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel and G19 spring to arrive so that I can switch over and shoot 9mm if I wish. I really like the gun and how it shoots.