Originally Posted by Travis
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.