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Old 01-15-2012, 06:13 AM   #21
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:10 AM   #22
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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.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #23
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Springfield xdm deserves a good look I like mine a little more than my old glock 23c that I had for 11 years, gave it to my brother when he was looking for a good ccw. Both are great choices. I just like the grip on my xdm better but both are great guns.

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Glock 23 is another good one to think about.
+1 on the glock 23 since you already own a glock in 9mm the 19 you should just get the 23 and add a lone wolf conversion barrel for the 357 sig now you can shoot both and the 40 mags works for the 357 sig. Now you own 2 for 1.
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My primary carry gun was a XD40SC. No complaints. Accurate, reliable & easily concealed.

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I own a G27 & ruger sr40c....both great and it's hard not to get caught up with the Glock craze but the ruger is the better fit for me.

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I'd go Glock 27, short grip even with mag extension, but comfortable to carry

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I'd go Glock 27, short grip even with mag extension, but comfortable to carry
With all due respect....Does Glock make a single stack gun?..I really don't know.
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The g26 is a single stack 9mm, the g27 is single stack and the g36 is a single stack 45 if i remeber right

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I'm new at this but from what I can tell...it's all personal preference. So with being new I went and joined my local range got a lesson and rented most all their guns. I talked with friends of mine who carry, own many different guns too. I shot the Glocks the best out of the different brands I rented. Also the Glocks kept coming up with people I know that know guns and with LEO I know.

So I ended up with a Glock 27. I'm having a great time learning and can tell this will not be my last gun so I will try and buy some other brands.

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