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I know the G19 is probably the best selling Glock. However, it seems that I keep reading, on various forums, about more and more people are buying G23s. It appears the G23s are gaining in popularity.

I know that I love my G23 Gen4. I like it so much I am considering getting a second one. I like the mixture of size, caliber, and capacity.

Anyone else ever noticed the G23 gaining popularity?
 

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I also see a lot of people buying them. It's an awesome gun, and I love the caliber!
 

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I love mine. Yeah I'm seeing a lot of threads popping up with people buying G23.
 

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I really love my G23 as well. Mine is a Gen 3 but I still love it.
 

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Yes, yes yet is. It was my first glock and handgun purchase and no doubt in my mind my most carried hand gun. I know several friends who had/have them. Its also the most generic glock that comes in on my buddys FFL books and through the store front,
 

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Bet it's "snappier" than a 19, but I wouldn't mind a 23 & a 30
Maybe, but it there is not that much of a difference if you use proper recoil control. I have no problem with follow up shots. I have shot the two side by side (19 and 23) and there was not that big of a difference to me.
 

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Maybe, but it there is not that much of a difference if you use proper recoil control. I have no problem with follow up shots. I have shot the two side by side (19 and 23) and there was not that big of a difference to me.
:cool: sounds good to me
 

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I was looking around metro Atlanta for one recently. I finally found one and went to get it on a Monday. The lady told me they got 200 in on Friday afternoon and had 50 left by Monday morning. Seems pretty popular to me!
 

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I would agree with the gaining of popularity. I love my 23 for its size and caliber. I have heard a lot of shops push these because of the versatility. You can switch the barrel with the g19 and shoot 9mm. That's great to have the option to shoot either caliber.
 

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I would agree with the gaining of popularity. I love my 23 for its size and caliber. I have heard a lot of shops push these because of the versatility. You can switch the barrel with the g19 and shoot 9mm. That's great to have the option to shoot either caliber.

Can you really!? I hadn't thought of that!
 

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Felt recoil is all relative to technique and training. If all you shoot and train with is 40S&W then you learn to shoot well with it. Newer 40S&W guns are designed around the caliber whereas in the past gun makers were slapping 40 barrels into 9mm handguns and calling them 40S&W. Now we have different spring setups for 40 handguns, different ammo loads to choose from, and bullet technology has progressed for all calibers to make them more effective across the board.

I'm not knocking anyone who chooses a smaller caliber like the 9mm and it is a very good combat load, but when someone says, "It's too snappy for me" that tells me that they haven't really put a lot of time into learning how to deploy that caliber and that's fine everyone has their own likes and dislikes, but it can be taimed if you take the time to learn.
 

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Can you really!? I hadn't thought of that!
The G23 is the only Glock handgun other than the G22 that can shoot 4 different calibers out of one serialized frame.

40S&W
9mm (conversion barrel and mags. 40-9 barrel + 2 G19 mags costs around $150)
357sig (conversion barrel. Barrel cost around $110)
22LR (slide, barrel, mag conversion kit around $250)
 

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Love my G23, although I should considering I spent more than I did for pistol on upgrades and such... However my G30 is my EDC, my G23 is a close second... Just can't beat good ol' tried & true .45cal!!!
 

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Seawolf said:
The G23 is the only Glock handgun other than the G22 that can shoot 4 different calibers out of one serialized frame.

40S&W
9mm (conversion barrel and mags. 40-9 barrel + 2 G19 mags costs around $150)
357sig (conversion barrel. Barrel cost around $110)
22LR (slide, barrel, mag conversion kit around $250)

You are dead on! Essentially from what I have have it uses the same exact frame as the other compacts. And because everything is sized for 40 s&w you an go down in caliber with a barrel swap. Where as for instance you couldnt take a g19 and drop in a g23 barrel for your spring and other components would be mis sized.
 

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I would agree with the gaining of popularity. I love my 23 for its size and caliber. I have heard a lot of shops push these because of the versatility. You can switch the barrel with the g19 and shoot 9mm. That's great to have the option to shoot either caliber.
You can't swap the barrel from the Glock, you must buy a conversion barrel. If not, the 19 barrel will not fill up the entire space of the the hole in the G23 slide. Lone Wolf, KKM, and Storm Lake all make these conversion barrels.
 
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