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hey y'all, just went to the gun shop today during work since i got paid today, and paid my g23 gen 4 off. the gun is now mine. im so stoked, went down to my gf's grandparents's house and shot about 5 or 6 rounds through it for the first time. I LOVE this gun. not much recoil, ammo is a lil expencive but considering what my dad does when he goes and relaxes. I shot magtech through it so far, going to try some federal 155 grain ammo that i got from my local gun shop and might try some wally world ammo. Is there anything that you guys would suggest on doin first on her. im goin to put some white nail polish in the engraved areas. anything else you guys would suggest? thanks for all the help guys im sure i will have more questions later. have a great day, y'all.

Glockit1 a.k.a Justin.
I carry a G23 and a G27 seasonally here in the south.
Don't need to do anything but run the gun! Get used to it and shoot a thousand rounds or more thur it, preferably 100 or less, at a time.

Field strip it and clean it. It's good right out of the box brand new!

If it wasn't brand new, then that's OK too but I would have a Glock Armorer run thru the gun and ensure it is up to date and he'll do functional test to check it out also.

Enjoy, BTW, you don't need that pretty stuff, leave the nail polish to the girls!:D
 

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Hey G-23, I was just wondering why you say 100 rounds or less at a time. I've just never heard that before. Not calling you out, I'm just curious.

Some say it's good practice to break in the barrel. I'm not sure, but it makes sense....



I believe it is more important to breakin the shooter than the gun. The barrels are jus fine right out of the box/factory and there is no need for breaking them in.

Many new shooters purchase Glocks for the price and durability (and maybe mystique). Glocks are a different shooting platform and takes even some of the best shooters a little practice to get used too. While it functions are similar to the 1911 1a the trigger system (pull & reset) is way different as we all know.

Going out and blasting away is a waste of money and time (resources) and only teaches bad habits. A firearm isn't some cheap electronic gaget that you can just learn the button pushes to be proficent with. You will be held responsible and accountable for each action/reaction you cause with it. Opps, preaching...

The new to Glock shooters should practice trigger control and learn in short sessions (say a hundred rounds at a time to be proficent with trigger break and reset. Field striping (for obvious safety reasons) and cleaning techniques along with re-assembly.

No need to learn (ingrain) bad habits all in one session.
 
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