This is a discussion on Glock 23 Gen 4 (pics for unbelievers) within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OK, here are the pics you guys demanded. Sorry for poor quailty, as I am terrible with computers and worse with cameras: http://imageshack.us/a/img688/8168/img0022iqm.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img820/9344/img0024bw.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img339/108/img0025nv.jpg ...
OK, here are the pics you guys demanded. Sorry for poor quailty, as I am terrible with computers and worse with cameras:
The holster is a Versa Max II horsehide I got about two months ago. Now that TGS sells 55BN holsters, I expect I will grab one of them as well.
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Nice indeed, I think I prefer the rear sight on the Gen 3 over the Gen 4
you have impeccable taste in both guns and holsters........
...except mine is a Gen 3.
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I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
It's a bit snappier than my 32 (same gun, but 357 SIG), and all kinds of snappier than my 19. This one will require some dry firing. I have a 229 SIG 40 that is a bit easier to control. This 23 has the potential to be accurate, but it is quite a bit lighter than a SIG. Good for carry, bad for accurate shooting. As usual, I just need to put in some range time and dry firing with it. Only have 50 rounds through it.
Tell you what, you aren't going to just pick a 23 up and run it as well as a 9mm. You'll need some practice. While I've had that 229 40 for a year and a half, I haven't really shot it all that much. Am thinking seriously of hiring on with the reserve deputies, as my current line of work hands out a pounding, and I am getting no younger. So in addition to working out, I need to start running a 40. Gun brand is not mandated, but I believe chambering is. Too bad, I'd love a Glock 31 or a SIG 226 357 as a duty gun. I've spent the last year or so running 9s, 357 SIGs, and a 45, all of which are easier to run then a 40. But rest assured, I'll get there.
Nice! be safe out there.
I picked up a Gen 4 Glock 19 last week and took it out to the range for the first time yesterday. I put 200 rounds through her and everything fed fine. Only issue I had was a few casings came back and hit me. Of the 200 rounds I shot the first 30 standing still and 3 of them came right back at me. Did you notice ejection issues on yours? The balance of the rounds I was moving around so I have no idea how where the casings were going.
As you mentioned, there is a quite a difference between the 23 and 19 regarding recoil. I have carried the G23 for over 5 years and have 30K plus rounds through them over that time. I'm so used to the 23 the 19 almost feels like I'm shooting a .22 lr.
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Oh, I like those! May have to snag a set for my 19. That poor thing is still wearing stock stuff.
I'm partial to G23's so I'd say you done good. Also, I prefer tritium dot sights, so in my book this is a winner all the way around.
Glock Model 22 .40 S&W (a).jpgThis is my Glock Model 22. I don't know what generation they consider this gun, but I bought it back in the 80s when the .40 cal first came out. I bought this within days of the .40 Glocks hitting the market. Being it's a full size model, it's s nice gun to shoot and is very balanced and controllable. I also have a Hogue slip-on grip on it which is more confortable, and with the finger grooves, it gives you much better purchase on the weapon. The way it's set up, it's been a dream to shoot over the last 23+ years. Also has adjustable rear sight...