Originally Posted by Church
I'm looking for a good recommendation for a .40 caliber pistol for concealed carry. I have a Glock 19 and it works really well for me. I was thinking about getting a Glock 23. Wondering if anyone has any other suggestions for a good concealed carry size .40 cal pistol. Thanks for the input.
My personal recommendation is what you were thinking first. The G23 is an awesome choice in carry guns, I've been carrying a second gen G23 since 2000. I have Sigs, colts, and SAs, and had Berettas, Rugers, H&K, and a Kimber, and I still carry my the 23. You won't have a hammer poking you, it's slimmer than most double stack 40 cals,it's weight, easy to manage, and easy to maintain.
I like the G23 for all the right reasons: reliability, compact, accurate, and comfortable, the only down side is the trigger travel but it has quick reset. I've put over 20,000 rounds through mine, carry it kayaking in the gulf of Mexico and rivers in Texas, hunting, fishing, hiking, and all weather conditions. Mine has been through a it's own torture test, shooting it: dry(no lube), dirty(2,500 rounds without cleaning for 6 months), over night in the freezer(out of boardum), throwing it (in mud, rocks, puddles, sand, dirt, and grass) at the range, shot (+p+, reloaded, poorly crimped, old, dirty, and cheap) ammo, and dropped I don't know how many times and I still carry it everyday off duty(LEO).
So my recommendation is to with your initial thought, I'm not knocking the rest, but G23 is a great choice. Glocks are ugly, but they have earned their rep.