When it comes to selecting a firearm for personal use, whether it be concealed carry, home protection, or just something to enjoy out at the range; a lot of factors can be considered during the selection process. One firearm that tends to be trending these days and preferred by most serious shooters is the Glock. Its lightweight polymer frame, ample calibers and sizes make it a go-to choice for anyone wishing to carry a reliable and tested firearm.
This is the Generation 4 Glock 23. It’s a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber midsize handgun. The Glock 27 would be smaller, the Glock 22 would be larger. This weapon is identical to the 9 mm in 357 variants except for caliber. Now as I show this to you you’re going to see the flat dark earth or FDE finish. I purchased those as an instructor because it enables people to see what I’m doing to see the controls better in a teaching or video environment like this, but that’s exactly identical to the black one that you would buy in the store. There is no difference but the color.
So most of you have probably read many different opinions abut the Gen 4 Glocks, but I'm going to go ahead and beat the dead horse anyway and throw mine oht there too. I picked up a G19 Gen 4 a little over a year ago. I had always gravitated toward 9mm's because I had never before shot a 40S&W that I found to be very pleasant to shoot, and I personally have issues concealing a 45, especially when it's a Glock. Even tye Sig P226 in 40S&W was unpleasant to me. I decided I wanted something that hit a little harder though, so I rented a G23 Gen 3 because that's all that was available to me for rent at the range (as in they didn't have a Gen 4 for rent). I found that to actually be somewhat enjoyable, to my surprise, and I noticed no difference in my ability to shoot or control it compared to my G19, which I shot back to back with the G23. I went ahead and ordered a G23 Gen 4, which I just received the other day. I out a few rounds thru it, and WOW am I impressed! It feels pretty much like I'm shooting a 9mm! The felt recoil is substantially better than any other .40 I've shot in my opinion! I would high recommend this pistol, even to beginner shooters! It's very easy to control, it actually feels pleasant to shoot, and it's very accurate. I love this thing! Nice job Glock!!