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beaniemac 10-19-2011 03:00 AM

My new Glock 23 purchase
 
so I picked up a glock 23 on sunday. this is my first gun purchase. and a HUGE deal given I live in chicago because of all the restrictions (worst in the US) in place when it comes to legally owning a firearm.

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beaniemac 10-19-2011 03:01 AM

by the way, besides all the restrictions, I had to trade in my 2 13 round magazines for 10 round magazines, because anything over 12 rounds is illegal in chicago. so after all the nonsense, I bit the bullet (no pun intended) and took the downgrade to the 10 rounders.

Boyerracing343 10-19-2011 03:07 AM

Congrats on your new purchase! I hope you enjoy it. Can we look forward to seeing a range report?

MrWray 10-19-2011 03:10 AM

No shame in downgrading mags brother, gotta do whats needed to stay legal for the anti gun A-holes. Congrats on the new piece and welcome to FTF

ArizonaLawman 10-19-2011 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by beaniemac (Post 604782)
by the way, besides all the restrictions, I had to trade in my 2 13 round magazines for 10 round magazines, because anything over 12 rounds is illegal in chicago. so after all the nonsense, I bit the bullet (no pun intended) and took the downgrade to the 10 rounders.

Look at it this way...true...it sucks to have to go from 13 to 10...BUT...the Glock 23 with 10-round magazines will allow a total round count of 11 rounds at the ready. For the size of the pistol, it is still a good ballistic payload. Not "great" but good for sure. Load with premium defensive ammo, and practice and make sure every round counts.

Good choice...if you have only one Glock 'round the clock....the 23 is a fantastic option. It can serve as a CCW weapon and a "pretty close to full size fighting handgun". You will be well served indeed.

I carried a Glock 23 as my primary for years when I worked plainclothes and as a homicide dick.

BenLuby 10-19-2011 03:46 AM

Basic self defense mathematics: Ten rounds of protection is better than zero.

Werminator 10-19-2011 03:57 AM

Seems like a great option to me my friend. Glock makes a hell of a nice weapon. I personally has a Ruger SR9 and it was my first handgun. Fortunately I live accross the river in good ole MO and got to keep both of my 17 round mags with it! Only regret is that 17 rounds per mag makes ammo go fast...

g17frantz 10-19-2011 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Werminator
Seems like a great option to me my friend. Glock makes a hell of a nice weapon. I personally has a Ruger SR9 and it was my first handgun. Fortunately I live accross the river in good ole MO and got to keep both of my 17 round mags with it! Only regret is that 17 rounds per mag makes ammo go fast...

Yea I learned a long time ago to only load my g17 mags at the range w/10 each. If i don't its a short visit.

Quentin 10-19-2011 05:55 AM

Nice purchase! I also love my G23.

Guess if you can only have ten round mags then get a couple more. Let's see, 13x3=39 so 10x4 gives you one better. :p

beaniemac 10-19-2011 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Boyerracing343 (Post 604785)
Congrats on your new purchase! I hope you enjoy it. Can we look forward to seeing a range report?

will try to go to the range next weekend. there's none within the city limits, so getting out there is never convenient.


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