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Anyone with first hand experience? G19 -vs- G23

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    If it was me and I were to carry on a duty belt I would look at perhaps a Blackhawk Serpa.

    Like this: BLACKHAWK ! *Level 3 SERPA Auto Lock Duty Holster

    Sweet!


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    Both are good pistols. The G19 is probably the best CCW pistol available if you ask me. Much more shootable than the 23 imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whamonkey View Post
    If it was me and I were to carry on a duty belt I would look at perhaps a Blackhawk Serpa.

    Like this: BLACKHAWK ! *Level 3 SERPA Auto Lock Duty Holster

    Sweet!
    If someone gave me a Serpa for free I'd throw it in the trash. For duty holsters, I'd look at Safariland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whamonkey View Post
    I agree...that's a bit high. Remember to set aside about $66 for your Crossbreed Supertuck. Can't carry IWB without one of them!
    FIFY.

    Edit: I just noticed that you need a OWB duty holster for work and not a IWB for CC. I'd look for a level III retention holster from DeSantis, Bianchi, or another established, quality vendor of duty gear to LE. I think Safariland makes a level III holster in leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTex View Post
    If someone gave me a Serpa for free I'd throw it in the trash. For duty holsters, I'd look at Safariland.
    Or you could give it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTex View Post
    If someone gave me a Serpa for free I'd throw it in the trash. For duty holsters, I'd look at Safariland.
    I'm with ya... I'm not favorably impressed with the Serpa either. Some H2H training I did not to long ago exposed some serious design flaws. I'm not much of a Blackhawk product fan at all anyway.
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    I pretty much hate retention devices on holsters. That having been said, if I were forced to use one it would be the SLS hood from Safariland for a duty holster, or one of Lou Alessi's snap top holsters for CCW. Either holster works well and requires no extra training to use properly (unless you opt for the level 3 version from Safariland).
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    Send Glock a Email and see if you join the GSSF if you can get a $125 certificate for the purchase of a new Glock . I think it is
    gssfonline.com , I bought mine for $503 out the door with trijcon night sights. The only catch to it you have to find a participating dealer
    there website will give you that information.

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    I own a G26 and a G23. Enjoy them both equally. The G26 simplifies carry when wearing tuck-in shirts because I can pocket holster it (check out Pocket Holsters for a nice option). The slightly lighter recoil with the G26 offsets (IMO) the shorter grip concerns that some may have with a subcompact...a subcompact in your pocket is better than the larger frame gun you left at home!

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    How often do Glock springs need changing?

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    Good question.....consult your owner's manual. Nobody knows what specific springs you're talking about. There are several springs in a Glock pistol. I figure most springs would outlast the user unless stressed more than their design. I'd hope mine go over 10K rounds before any maladies occur.

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    My current duty gun is a G23, my former duty gun was a G19. The only reason for the change was because I switched depts, not a personal preference. In fact, I would have a very hard time deciding between the two. Both calibers will do the job and the difference in recoil is not significant IMO. I shoot +p in my 19, if I shot standard 9mm than the 23 would have more noticable recoil.

    Capacity is close. I still carry my 19 off-duty occasionally. Most of the time it is my 23 on-duty and a 27 off-duty.

    The only issue that I would base it on if I had to would be cost of ammo. I don't pay for my .40 (dept issued). If I had to pay I might consider 9mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EB31 View Post
    I see a lot of support for the 19. I'm going to look at one this week.


    Stupid question time - I saw a review of the 19 on a seperate site and one poster stated that the only flaw of the 19 was "no safety". No safety???? Is this true?
    While I am no expert re. Glocks (Ijust own/carry one, a G30) the 19 is no different re 'safties' than any other Glocks. The poster (flaw of the 19) was probably refering to all Glocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTKarp View Post
    How often do Glock springs need changing?
    When they break... I would not change anything until it breaks, unless you see significant wear.
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    I have owned them both and always go back to the G19! In fact, got two of them now!

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