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Old 02-22-2010, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default My new Glock 23 (40 cal.)

Well, I was at the gun show this weekend with the intention of picking up a new pistol. I have a Springfield XD 45, but wanted something more compact for my CCW. After a bunch of research, I decided to buy a Glock 30. Several of the booths had them at various prices. They cost around $525 on average. That seemed like a good deal. However, when looking around for more 45 acp ammo, the cheapest stuff was Tula and Blazer for about $17. That really made me think. I love my XD 45, (and I mean love it!) but if it's cost prohibitive to shoot it, how much fun can I have by leaving it in the safe? So, one of the Glock dealers had a special with a bunch of varying model Glocks for $439. I spent over an hour going back and forth between the Glock 27 and the Glock 23. I really like to size of the 27, but the super short grip did not feel right. I even tried some magazine extensions and a mag collar. The were just ok, and the collar was a bit strange. So, I went with the 23 model. I feels really nice in my hand and the ergonomics are solid. I have yet to fire it, but bought a box of Lawman (165 gr. I believe) ammo. I can't wait to take it out. I will post pics and a video. What do you folks think of your Glock 23 pistols?

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I hate to do it, but I'm selling my Springfield XD 45 to equate for the purchase of the Glock 23. Let me know if you're interested. It comes with three mags.

Springfield Armory XD 45 pistol : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com

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Enjoy your new pistol. I've owned three Glocks and they were very dependable. YOU like it and that's all that matters!

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Enjoy your new pistol. I've owned three Glocks and they were very dependable. YOU like it and that's all that matters!
Thanks. I'm glad to hear that you enjoy your Glocks.
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I DID own three of them. Not any more, but thanks.

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I'm down to 1 G17 full-size 9mm that lives in the office on the shelf for a go-to type of weapon. I have shot the hell out of it and I would trust it to poke holes in the "unwanted". Carried it for a few years on my person and then was my truck gun. Those spots are now filled with steel guns. Mine likes the Cor-bon.

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Congrats on the new pistol.
I owned a G22 and a G21 for years, never had any problems with either.
Ive had a few buddies with G19's and G23's and they loved them.
The G19/23's are a nice mid-sized pistol but I could never get them to point well for me, thats why I got the full-sized.
Id say you got a good deal on that 23. I just saw a used g17 for sale in a local shop the other day for $450

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Congrats on the new pistol.
I owned a G22 and a G21 for years, never had any problems with either.
Ive had a few buddies with G19's and G23's and they loved them.
The G19/23's are a nice mid-sized pistol but I could never get them to point well for me, thats why I got the full-sized.
Id say you got a good deal on that 23. I just saw a used g17 for sale in a local shop the other day for $450
Thanks! It sounds like I've made a nice little purchase here.
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...the ergonomics are solid.
...as a brick. Not gonna argue.

As long as you Like it, all that matters. Enjoy it.
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Holy crap there are two huge pictures of ghey on my computer!!!

I kid, I hope you are happy with it.

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Holy crap there are two huge pictures of ghey on my computer!!!

I kid, I hope you are happy with it.
Ha! That's two huge pics of gheybees! I know, I tried to reduce the size, but couldn't get it to work. Uh, ummm.....that's better. I think.
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