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Old 12-15-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
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What is better glock 19 or glock 23?

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Old 12-15-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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What is better glock 19 or glock 23?
Glock 23, shoots great easy to carry, all round good.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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I like both. Frame wise, they are both compact. Just depends on your preference of caliber- G23 .40, G19 9mm.

My G19 is ported, which I like for competition due to to lower recoil.

Can't go wrong either way! Both great firearms!

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Old 12-15-2011, 01:17 PM   #4
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Depends on what ammo you prefer. Being a lefty, I prefer the G19 (gen 4) because it's mag release is switchable to the left or right side of grip. It also has the accuracy of the G17 with a slightly smaller frame.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:12 PM   #5
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It's all in what you are looking for Travis. They are an identical frame size. so do you prefer 9mm or 40 S&W? I personally prefer the 40 so I bout the G23. It's all about what you want and are most comfortable shooting. Both are tremendous firearms.

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I would go 9 IF it's your only handgun,

Like I tell everybody; If things get "rough" you will be able to find NATO rounds versus these "specialty" rounds that were made to cater to certain markets.

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Old 12-15-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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Well I carry a p95 now. I shot a glock 19 last week and I liked it. My uncle is a jailer and fa instructor and he has been tring to get me to buy a 23. I like the feel of both. I just donno if I wanna go to a bigger cal.

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40 is not really much bigger than a 9mm, but it is a high pressure round creating higher recoil but not much higher stopping power. Shot placement is the most important thing no matter what you are shooting, so having the few extra rounds could help if it is ever needed.

I would say your uncle is issued a 40 and the department was convinced it is better, but look at ballistics, same type but different calibers and compare yourself. Also, remember that a 9mm is .380" and a 40 is .400", so it is only .020" larger, not enough to count

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Get the 23 then you can also shoot 9mm and .357 SIG by changing out barrels and picking up some 9mm mags. If you get the 19 you can't shoot the other calibers out of it.

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Old 12-18-2011, 07:23 PM   #10
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What is better glock 19 or glock 23?

This is a question which can not be answered definitively. If you are a fan of the 9mm cartridge then the 19 is the way to go. If you prefer the .40sw then you buy the 23.

I personally have a G27 in .40sw because it is easier for me to conceal here in south Georgia where you need a jacket only about 3 months a year. My decision to buy a .40sw over the 9mm was based purely on personal preference. I bought it in the days before "modern" ammo when the 9mm certainly did not have the lethal punch that it does today. I probably would have bought the .45acp equivalent except for the fact that because of my physical condition I foresee myself having to shoot one-handed in most self-defense situations and the .40sw is much easier to handle and fire follow up shots with one hand for me than the .45acp is. Again it comes down to personal preference.

Also, if you already have handguns you may want to purchase the Glock model that shoots the same caliber so that you only have to purchase one size ammo. Either way with the Glock you're getting a great tool for the job it was designed to do.
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