I'm Back From The Toy Store!

I'm Back From The Toy Store!

This is a discussion on I'm Back From The Toy Store! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ok here's the deal. I have S&W 642 as my primary CCW. I originally was wanting to augment my CCW capabilities for that occassional venture ...

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    I'm Back From The Toy Store!

    Ok here's the deal. I have S&W 642 as my primary CCW. I originally was wanting to augment my CCW capabilities for that occassional venture into more "urban" settings. That's where the idea of getting G23 sprang from. However, I have always really wanted a 1911 clone of some sort. So, I get to the gun shop this morning and I held, caressed, fondled and drooled over both guns. But in the end I guess my "practical" side won out over my "let's have fun" side and I opted for the 23. However, if the good Lord is willing I will own a 1911 someday. It's just gonna have to wait for a bit. My wife's CCW is next in line. Did I do the right thing?... or am I just getting too old?

    Either way, I'm still pretty happy!



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    congrats! Now you need to decide which holster you are going to order!
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    You did the right thing buying a G23. You can make it that much better by adding tritium night sights. I've added them to my G26. At night they work really well in limited lighting.
    I found the stock G26 sights were adequate for daytime lighting. During evening hours they had their limitations. Still, you made the right decision buying the G23.
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    Ill answer...HBE Com III
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    Yessir, I'm already checking the possibles The guy who sold me the 23 carries a 27 in a Blackhawk holster with some sort of locking mechanism in it. That seemed like a really good rig to me.

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    Well, I think the G23 is a good choice! I've said it before & I'll say it again...the Glock 19 & 23 are just hard to beat for CCW!
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    Congrats.........hope you enjoy
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    Either way it's a new toy with possibilities of more :) -Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerinWstuff View Post
    congrats! Now you need to decide which holster you are going to order!

    Try a Tagua Quick Draw. Available at Tagua Gun Leather - Gun Holsters, Leather Holsters, Pistol Holsters, Western Holsters, Shoulder Holsters, Glock Holsters I have a G23 and find that this holster is everything I want.
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    Congrats. Thats a nice gun. I will never part with my 27.

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    Now that's a pretty toy!
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    Good choice.

    I really enjoy my G23.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
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    +1 you need some HBE COMIII leather to go with your new purchase!
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    I've had my G-23 for about 10 or 11 years now. The only thing I need to do is it's getting time to replace the springs and will probably get new tritium night sights. The ones which came with mine are starting to fade and I'm wanting to upgrade to XS Big Dot tritiums.

    That gun is more than capable of handling any situation you might face in regards to power, reliability and magazine capacity!

    Great choice! It's doubtful you'll regret it!
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    I really appreciate all the well- wishes and suggestions. I will keep posting updates re: holster/ mods. I can't wait to shoot this baby and post a range report. Thanks again guys!!

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