I am thinkin bout gettin a Glock 23 .40 cal. Anyone have any reason I shouldn't get the 9mm version instead? Is there much of a price difference? I like the feel of the 23 in my hands, along with the caliber, but dont exactly have all the money for it. 9m is cheaper to shoot and still works as a good self-defense weapon. Your thoughts please!
My personal preference is for the .40S&W. I own a G27 and worked down from .45ACP to .40S&W. If the .40 was too much recoil/muzzleblast for me, then I'd have dropped down to 9mm. It all depends on what you can safely and proficiently handle.
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I have a G19 and a G22. The G19 is much cheaper to shoot. If I had it do do over, I would have purchased the G23 rather than the G22. I like the big bore pistols although with the proper ammo the 9mm is more than capable of 'getting the job done'
My son has a Glock 23 in 40 S&W and it is an excellent pistol, he shoots expert with his and I'm sure you'll love it and with practise you'll shoot that good too.
He was issued a new Glock in 45 caliber last week at a meeting ( I forgot the model ) He shoot it everyday last week which is a job requirement and he shoot expert with it.
Glocks are great pistols so I wanna say because of it the owners of them do quiet well with them with practise.
Glocks very reliable and rugged firearms. You may wish to install aftermarket sights for low light/hi viz (got tru-glos on my G26).
40's fine; if you're going to do alot of shooting I'd consider the 9mm with the high ammo prices. 9mm about as cheap a CF as you can get. Fine stopper with Hi-Performance ammo (115 +p+; Cor-bon 115 JHP; Cor-Bon DPX, Buffalo Bore, etc.).
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also, if you feel bad about not having a g19. you can alway buy a conversion barrel from like Long Wolf and 9mm mag. about $150 you can have g22 and able to shoot 9mm in 15 sec. i have it for my g22, it's awesome.