Hey everyone, just joined after checking out a whole bunch of threads on G23 vs G27-- I need to decide on one for CC and am a little concerned that a 23 would be spotted--I'd likely use an IWB holster but want one that's comfortable but not too expensive if possible...
But you checked out this post for the situation. Basically, I will NEVER use Wolf ammo again after one of their .40 rounds literally destroyed my G23C (see attached photos). Glock told me it was likely an 'overcharged round' that was able to completely blow away the top of my barrel, manage to create some ports at the top of the grip due to gas blast, and create quite the gap between grip and slide.
A few things of note--many I have talked to have never heard of this happening in a Glock but have mentioned that Wolf is a lower quality ammo (I used it for target shooting, sure it was nice that it was a bit cheaper). Second, this pistol saved my life. This blow could have easily destroyed a lesser pistol and thus destroying my hands in the process (and possibly part of my head). No damage noted besides a much different recoil from that round and a bit of anxiety about something like that happening again. The range officer and I were unable to find the top of the barrel at the range nor the casing for the round. But was able to see the live round stuck in the magazine also hurt in the incident.
So my unique situation stems from the possibility of choosing another Glock as this one will be replaced by Wolf and I feel that it might be a good idea to consider the subcompact model. Also, I don't think that the gun itself had anything to do with this incident so I certainly have nothing to say against Glock firearms. Thoughts?
Don't use Wolf ammo!!!