Is a Glock 23 the best idea?

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  1. dwhntx

    dwhntx New Member

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    I am about to begin the CHL process and was wondering what people like to carry. I am thinking about using a Glock 23 but it seems like it may be a little too big. Thoughts? Suggestions?
     


  2. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Everyone has different likes and tastes. There is no way someone can tell you what gun to pick. Some things to consider;

    how does the gun feel in your hand
    does it seem to point well
    is it arranged so you can work it
    how does it feel when you shoot it


    I carry a full sized 1911 all of the time; others feel uncomfortable doing so. I suggest going to a range that has rentals, and trying a few. If you can, stay with 9mm and up and of the major manufacturers.

    Good luck with the CHL, and welcome to the ranks!
     
  3. dwhntx

    dwhntx New Member

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    Thanks for the answer but I should have been more clear. I have a Glock 23 right now and it feels great, love shooting it. I just think it may be too large to be comfortable to wear all day long and keep it fully concealed (no imprint through a shirt).
     
  4. Joat

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    Imho

    One of my carry pieces is the G23. I find it easier to conceal than a revolver, harder to conceal than my P7.

    Joat
     
  5. txinvestigator

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    Ahh, I see. You should be fine with the Glock as a carry piece. As long as it is not obvious that the bump in your shirt is a gun, you should be fine.
     
  6. JKTex

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    A good holster and belt is critical also. But I think I'd have a hard time trying to carry a thick, dbl stack pistol of any kind. I'm spoiled to my 2 Kimbers. :D
     
  7. dwhntx

    dwhntx New Member

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    Thanks, thats what I needed to know.
     
  8. Southcross1

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    The 23 is just a hair smaller then a 22. The 27 is the best route for carry.

    You can add a grip extension to the 27 and bring the grip out to the size of the 22(using 22mags). Or to the size of the 23 grip. That gives the option for more comfort on a long range session. Then go back to the 27 mags for carry.
     
  9. Kerbouchard

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    You will be fine concealing the glock 23. Many people conceal much larger weapons with relative ease. For one thing, nobody cares what you have on your waistline. That's just one of the things you have to get used to. Yes, you notice it. Nobody else even cares. You having a gun is the furthest thing from other peoples mind. The cell phone age means just about everybody has some sort of bulge under their shirt, and nobody even notices. It's just not something to be overly worried about.

    Now to answer you question of whether the Glock 23 is the best idea...Of course not.

    IMO, .40 is a horrible caliber with all of the faults of a 9mm and .45 and none of the benefits. You sacrifice velocity, recoil, bullet weight, diameter, and capacity. It's lose/lose/lose/lose/lose.

    But if you like it, that's all that counts. As far as concealing it, a quality belt and a holster from a reputable company will make your life much easier. Rafter makes a great belt, and Gary Brommeland makes great holsters that will go a long way in helping your 'concealability'.

    Oh, by the way, in a year or so, be sure to post pictures of your new 1911 with a range report. :D
     
  10. dexterescoto

    dexterescoto New Member

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    If you wanna carry a gun, find a good thin gun to carry. Walther came out with a pocket gun. Its called walther pps. It comes in 9mm or .40. As for me, i carry my .45 kimber eclipse pro II. It has a slimmer frame than a glock and pretty good stopping power.
     

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