Two Glock 23's. Which to carry?

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    It really doesn't make a difference but...

    I have a pair of Glock 19s. Like your 23s, one has a glossy slide while the other is dull. I find the dull slide easier to grip (malfunction clearing, etc.) and believe that this may be beneficial at crisis time with potentially sweaty/bloody hands. For this reason, I carry the dull one. OMO. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martial Archer View Post
    It really doesn't make a difference but...

    I have a pair of Glock 19s. Like your 23s, one has a glossy slide while the other is dull. I find the dull slide easier to grip (malfunction clearing, etc.) and believe that this may be beneficial at crisis time with potentially sweaty/bloody hands. For this reason, I carry the dull one. OMO. YMMV.
    That's interesting and something I never even considered. So I pulled them both out and it turns out I can get a more positive grip on the less glossy slide. I had my wife cycle through a few dummy rounds and she found the same. This is important because racking the slide isn't always the easiest thing for her to do. I think I'll carry the glossy one and leave the one for her that's easier for her to operate should, god forbid, she ever have to.

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    Either one. I carry my 2nd gen 23 that is 100 percent reliable.
    I don't care if it whines, yelps or yells at me for snoring, as long as it goes bang everytime.
    Did your wife ever shoot the 23? I would make sure she can handle it before you make it her home defense gun.
    When I took my wife shooting, she shot the 9mm much better and no flinching as with the 23.

    Good luck, great weapon

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    Quote Originally Posted by llmstratocaster View Post
    A few weeks ago I picked up a Gen 3 Glock 23. Took it shooting and loved it so much I went back a couple weeks later and bought the same gun....Gen 3 Glock 23 to keep at home for my wife since she is pregnant and will be going on bedrest soon. So here I've got 2 identical guns and trying to decide which one should ride on my hip and which one should stay home. Seems like an easy decision, right? They are both Glocks afterall, and proven Gen 3's at that. But when putting them both through the paces, there are couple minor nuances between the two that have caught my attenion.

    Both have shot great...accurate and no malfunctions. However...

    Glock A has a slightly looser frame-to-slide fit. Nothing major, but noticeable. Glock B has a tigher frame-to-slide fit.

    Glock A passed the "rattle test" to make sure the firing pin is free and not obstructed. Glock B passed the test as well, but Glock B had a much more audible rattle and more of a "ping" sound.

    And to really split hairs, the slide on Glock has that more glossy look, whereas Glock B's finish isn't nearly as glossy.

    So given this information, if you HAD to pick on to carry, which would you choose. Or if I'm being making something out of nothing and these differences are too nominal to even matter, feel free to let me know that too

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    Put them in a hat and the one you pick you carry, the other you leave at home.
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    Let your wife keep the glossy one. Women like shiny things. :)
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    First question, do you have a Sig? If so, put your Glocks in your safe and strap on your Sig. Otherwise, carry either Glock.

    Alright, I said all that to incite the Glock loving crowd. Attack away!

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