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Picked up a Glock 23


I have always wanted the ability to use 40  (now I've got 9, 40, 45, 38, and 357 all covered!)

I always thought I ought to get familiar with them - because they are freaking everywhere.

The 19/23 is a cool size gun.  just big enough as a small gun goes for me.


Ran a hundred or so through it.  Why does it put everything on the left side of the target?  I'm thinking it is the gun, or the gun/Bob interaction.  Otherwise, pretty ok.  I still am not digging the 40 as calibers go.  I may never….
Congrats. You'll fine tune the gun/Bob calibration soon enough.

I'm not a .40 fan either.
Congrats!  I guess at the next SEP gathering we'll be Glock twins  Big Grin

The way I look at it is the .40 S&W was the answer to a question that was never asked.  In other words, the 9mm and .45ACP were just fine.  Having said that, the .40 S&W has been a solid performer for a lot of years.  And it became, and stayed a main stream service caliber.  Take .357sig for example, neat round but it never really caught on.  Sure some agencies use it and last I checked the Secret Service used it but even still it is more of a niche caliber than main stream.  I don't think it will ever be anything more whereas .40 S&W will still maintain status as a main stream service caliber.  And it fits nicely between 9 and 45 not only in size but generally in price.  At WM if 9mm is $9.95 then .40 will be around $13.95.  Not terrible.  

I carry the Glock 19 because the S.O. doesn't have .40 S&W on the approved caliber list.  Why?  Because that list predates the invention of the .40 S&W and no one in training ever updated it.  Seriously, I've asked.  Also they don't want to spend the $ to buy another caliber of ammunition.  If they did approve it I'd be carrying the Glock 23 instead of the Glock 19.  Don't get me wrong, the Glock 19 is excellent and nothing wrong with 9mm.  I just like the .40 S&W a bit better.  Is it better in terms of terminal ballistics?  Yes I think so, but the difference is negligible.  I'm happy either way.  

For our trips out in the woods though it's the Glock 23 all the way.  I just feel better with a 180 grain .40 caliber round over a 124 grain .355 round against the odd rabid critter.  

Keep practicing with the .40 Bob and see if you start getting more towards your point of aim.  Make sure the rear sight is centered as well and not off.  And remember, once you've fired a Glock the reset point in the trigger is about a third of the distance for quick, accurate follow up shots.  You'll feel the 'click' with your finger when it resets.
If your thinking of .40, why not go for 10mm G20. a simple barrel change and your in .40 usage for about $100

Not to mention , just by barrel change, from a G20 you can go to .40 s&w, 357 sig, and the other 9mm (Made for 9x25Dillion cartridge,not luger) , nothing else needed as case is same
Tom, I think he only got the 23 to have .40 capabilities in case of ammo shortages. Since all the other rounds you listed are scarce in good times, I doubt he will need to utilize them during the apocalypse.

We have discussed this on here before. I ho the opposite direction. I keep my ammo selection as small as possible so I can stack it deep. I've always thought having a stockpile makes more sense than being diverse in guns and hoping you find ammo.
I go for both deep and diverse ! Smile
Bob,It's yer grip.There is a pie chart out there,shows bullet impact and grip adjustments.I've carried a g23 since the mid 90s.'08.
I have a Glock 22 but when ammo started getting expensive I bought a lone wolf 9mm conversion barrel for it and some g17 mags. A lot cheaper to shoot since I lready had cases of 9mm ammo. Also makes it more versatile. Same gun different caliber.
Bob, this is the link to Hyper Ion Munitions that I was telling you guys about at our last range day:

40 S&W 180 gr Battle Box 500rds

The remans is 180g and is $120 for 500 rounds and also comes in a 'battle box' which is one of those green plastic ammo boxes with a seal.  These are wider than normal and I' like them quite a bit.  Very sturdy.  So that breaks down to $12 per 'box' of 50 which is a better price than WM plus you get the box.

I haven't used any of the .40 from them yet as I've been getting the 9mm (124 grain and $100 per 500 with battle box).  I've gotten about 1500 rounds from them so far of the remans and shot probably a third of it give or take.  Had about 4-5 that didn't go bang out of all that.
(08-22-2016, 01:55 PM)kirgi08 Wrote: [ -> ]Bob,It's yer grip.There is a pie chart out there,shows bullet impact and grip adjustments.I've carried a g23 since the mid 90s.'08.

You know - it may be….but it was too odd.  Never have this problem with any other gun….

tried a couple of finger adjustments too….We'll work on it.  If I have to go to the range every freaking day!

I want the 9mm barrel for stack deep. The 40 barrel is diversity. The Glock is common availability factor.

Plus fun mod gun!

(08-22-2016, 12:34 AM)David Wrote: [ -> ]  I just feel better with a 180 grain .40 caliber round over a 124 grain .355 round against the odd rabid critter. 

And remember, once you've fired a Glock the reset point in the trigger is about a third of the distance for quick, accurate follow up shots.  You'll feel the 'click' with your finger when it resets.

I just feel better with 12g…but if pistol I'm really comfortable with FMJ 230grain .45!


AK's work the same way.  I already noticed that nice little click.
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