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CaseyChadwell 02-11-2013 12:05 AM

contemplating getting a glock
Thinking about getting a glock 40...I want a mid sized and would prefer a gen 3. The gen 4s seem to have too aggressive of a grip that I'm not a fan of. Do they still make the gen 3s in a mid sized glock?Im wanting a four inch barrel. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Kraj 02-11-2013 06:01 AM

Glock 23 is a .40 “compact" glock with a 4 inch barrel. Gen 3 guns are still made so you should have no problems finding a new one.

kbd512 02-18-2013 09:56 AM

There's no such thing as "too aggressive" when your hands are dripping wet with sweat and/or greasy. I like maintaining my grip on my gun. I don't know where you live, but where I live in Texas, guns with less secure gripping surfaces have moved enough in my hands during recoil to make it necessary to adjust my grip. That's not something I want to do in a gunfight.

To this day I'm still not sure what the .40 S&W does that's so magical that a 9MM won't do something equivalent with quality ammunition. The 9MM ammunition of the late 70's and early 80's is not the same stuff that we use today. That said, if you have to have a fotie, knock yourself out.

stand4arms 02-19-2013 09:28 PM

Yes, gen 3s are still plentiful and I'd recommend a gen 3 over a gen 4 any day of the week. I've heard nothing but problems with gen 4s regarding ejecting and recoil assembly problems. I have a g22 gen 3 and after 1750 rounds in the 6 months I've had it (bought new) have never had a single problem. Only had to change the recoil spring just recently because I beat the hell out of it. And in the 9mm versus 40sw, I tried 9mm before 40 and I wasn't impressed with the 9. The velocity may be very very slightly higher but the punch of a 40 sold me on the caliber. To this day when I shoot my buddies glock 9s, I'm glad I got a 40 and they're always wanting to shoot my 40. Even my 45acp buds like the 40 better. As for grip, if you find it to be too soft(which it isn't in my opinion) just get a grip tape kit. I have a textured rubber grip on mine with a grip force Beaver tail back strap for extra comfort and faster re acquisition and it's perfect. Don't hesitate for a second on getting a gen 3 g23. You'll be in love at first full mag. Good luck in your glock quest

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