This is a discussion on Excellent CCW weapon..... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by pogo2 I also have a G23 and admire the gun's many fine qualities, but I would dispute your statement that a G23 ...
Glad to see another happy Glock fan, especially of the Model 23.
I bought two Model 23's a while back, both had the factory night sights installed from the factory. Gave one to my 22 year old son and kept one for myself. We have a good time at the range together and he is getting to be a very proficient shooter.
We both have CHL's, but carry differently. He prefers IWB, I go with OWB. I bought us both some good shoulder holsters as well, probably have to wait until next winter to try them out.
Some of the prices folks have mentioned seem high, but I guess the location makes all the difference. Here in north central Texas, I paid $489.00 each for the two Glock 23's, Both were equipped with night sights and the gun shop included three extra 13 round mags for each gun. I thought it was a good deal.
Equipped both with the Glock rail lights last month, working on Crimson Trace Lasers now. Already have one on my 23, searching e-bay for another good deal so I can get one for my son.
I also concealed carried a Kimber Ultra Carry II, I am much more comfortable with the reliability of Glocks.
as an alternate or BUG, do NOT try a Ruger SP101
whatever you do, do NOT try one
I also think prices on everything are going up....supply and demand especially on the hi-cap stuff. just look at ammo prices lately......
I'm a GLOCK fan too. Had not thought much of them, UNTIL I tried one. Now I own four, G19, G 26, G 23 & G 27. Can't have too many GLOCKS it seems. Mine all have NIGHT SIGHTS and the smooth triggers ( about wore off the tip of my trigger finger with the standard grooved triggers ) I've also got a Glock combo laser/light. I keep that on my G23 for a home defense gun. The G26 & G 27 usually come along with me. G19 gets lots of use on the range., as 9mm ammo is cheap.
Glocks are not for me ( or at least any one i have shot to date ) . That being said congrats on finding a handgun you both like and have faith in . As far as the thinner thing ( vs any 1911 ) i dont believe it but a glock does carry well for its size and likely more comfortable . You have selected a fine handgun which will likely serve you well even with abuse , just dont ask me to fall in love with it LOL .
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Carried all day yesterday and today........I love this gun, except I'm afraid I have become quite the "Glock enthusiast".
I love it.
It's hard to own just one Glock. My first was a 19. Then a 17, 26, 23. Had to sell the 17 and 26 . Picked up a 27 and a 36. Minor issue with the 36 so a 30 took its place.
But the 23 is definately a good carry gun. High capacity of a good round. Lots of luck with it.
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