XD Talk

  • Home
  • Forum
  • Active Topics
  • Gallery
  • Social Groups
  • Search
  • Today's Posts
  • Mark Forums Read
  • Register
  • Advertise

Picked up a Gen 4 Glock 23 today.

This is a discussion on Picked up a Gen 4 Glock 23 today. within the Non-XD Handguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; So I came into a little money that I was not expecting and decided to use some of it to pick up a new handgun. ...


Reply
Old 05-09-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
XDTalk Newbie
 
Member #: 56772
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 16
Picked up a Gen 4 Glock 23 today.

So I came into a little money that I was not expecting and decided to use some of it to pick up a new handgun. I already have a XD in.40 so I wanted to pick up something in .40 and preferably just as reliable. I was limited to $650 so sigs and hk were out. I went down to the gun shop looking at either the new Ruger SR40, Walther PPS, or the Glock 23. The Ruger was slick as s#*t but the manual safety kept pinching my had and I did not even finish the mag before I had a blister. The Walther was neat small but I could not release the mag without turning the gun over, not good. The Glock 23 shot like a dream and felt solid. After I drove straight to the range to do a little Glock vs XD face off( which there are enough of on the internet already so I won't bore you with mine). I love both guns, and I'm glad I went with the full sized XD and the compact Glock. I plan on carrying the glock in summer and the XD in winter. Best part is I don't have to be an XD or Glock fanboy any more, I have both
slowjoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 05-09-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
XDTalk Newbie
 
hoovertx4's Avatar
 
Member #: 57824
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 27
Congrats on the new gun.
hoovertx4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 10:04 PM   #3
XDTalk 100 Member
 
mixednuts's Avatar
 
Member #: 55116
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Willis, TX
Posts: 345
Grats on the new Glock. Question though, being a fanboy of both platforms aren't you worried that you may cause serious damage to the space-time continuum? Frankly I'm surprised you haven't been ripped apart already! (j/k)
mixednuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
XDTalk 100 Member
 
Kansas Slim's Avatar
 
Member #: 57994
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northeast Kansas
Posts: 174
Argh! I am so freaking jealous. Congrats on the buy, my friend. I'm actually trying to sell my XDm in 40S&W to get a Glock 23. Don't get me wrong, I love XD's and will still have a couple, but that G23/19 size is just sooo perfect. Did you find that the larger mag release on the Gen4's has sharper edges and rubs your hand? I've heard some whispers of this happening but I would like to hear about it first hand. And please be honest as I'm trying to decide between a NIB Gen3 or a gently used Gen4.

Again... congrats!
__________________
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
Kansas Slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 10:26 PM   #5
XDTalk Newbie
 
Member #: 56772
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 16
I put about 300 rounds through it today and never felt any issue with the mag release. Also I had read that there were problems with the recoil assembly being to stiff and FTFs happening but I have had no issue with this. It is perfectly sized for my hand (I have not used the two backstraps that came with it).
slowjoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 10:35 PM   #6
XDTalk Newbie
 
Member #: 56772
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 16
Having shot both the Gen 3 and 4 models I was on the fence but the new grip texture on the handle, smaller profile, and the option to at least change the backstrap won me over to the Gen 4.
slowjoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 10:37 PM   #7
XDTalk 4K Member
 
iCreek's Avatar
 
Member #: 35632
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,287
Congrats on the Glock, they will grow on you also. After I got my Gen 3 model 23 RTF2 I later picked up a Gen 3 17, a few years later found a classic Gen 1 model 17, (one of the first 9000 imported in '86 with tupperware box) and then a few weeks ago ordered a model 34. My son really shoots them well and we both love the Glock family of guns.

__________________
iCreek
"Be Prepared, It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark."
iCreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 10:52 PM   #8
XDTalk 100 Member
 
Kansas Slim's Avatar
 
Member #: 57994
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northeast Kansas
Posts: 174
Well it looks like you made a great choice, my friend. I'm definitely going to have to think a lot harder about the Gen4. Happy Glocking!
__________________
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
Kansas Slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 04:10 AM   #9
ADA
XDTalk 3K Member
 
ADA's Avatar
 
Member #: 28660
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,146
Got yourself a good one. I generally carry a Gen3 G23. Pretty hard to beat for size, weight, reliability, and firepower. Just ask Massad Ayoob.
__________________
"The 2nd amendment was never intended to allow private citizens to 'keep and bear arms.' If it had, there would have been wording such as 'the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'" -Ken Konecki
ADA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 05:34 AM   #10
XDTalk 80K Member
 
slugger6's Avatar
 
Member #: 14053
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 84,343
Congratulations!
__________________
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us". - Ralph Waldo Emerson
slugger6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source! » Other Handgun Talk » Non-XD Handguns


Search tags for this page
best price for glock 23 gen 4
,
best price on glock 23
,
best price on glock 23 gen 4
,
glock 23 best prices
,
glock 23 cost gen 4
,

glock 23 gen 4

,
glock 23 gen 4 best price
,
glock 23 gen 4 for sale
,

glock 23 gen 4 price

,
glock 23 gen 4 prices
,
glock 23 gen 4 prices in port shepstone kzn
,
glock 23 vs glock 23 gen 4
,
how much does a glock 23 gen 4 cost
,
ruger sr40 vs glock 23
,
ruger sr40c vs glock 23
,
sr40 vs glock 23
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On