I do not know anyone that carries the Glock 23 on their own time and their own dime. Practically everyone in my circle of friends and associates owns at least one Glock 19. The handguns are identical in size and shape and fit the same holsters. My yardstick, tape measure and calipers show that each is 7.35 inches long, about 5.0 inches high and 1.18 inch thick. They weigh but 23.6 ounces unloaded and pump up to about 32 ounces loaded. Neither Glock features a manual safety. The firing pin block and safety lever in the trigger are the whole show. True safety is between the ears.
What We Think of the Glock 23:
Our absolute favorite. Insanely fun to shoot. Reliable to a fault. The perfect size, works great as a conceal weapon too. If you're looking for a "do everything" handgun, this is it.
“A Glock? Hell no. Get that hunk of plastic away from me!” These words always seemed to roll from my mouth whenever anyone mentioned a Glock around me. That is, until I was introduced to the Glock Model 23.