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Hey Everyone! Im about to get a new glock and I cant decide witch one would be best for me. I dont own a glock but have shot a few. I have a KelTek P11 9mm that I have had for a while, but I am wanting something more reliable that I know will get the job done if ever needed. I have been pondering on the G22 and the G23. I have my concealed license but dont always carry my P11 wherever I go. I mainly want this gun for home defence. So witch one do yall suggest would be best for me?
 

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I'm not a fan of the .40SW cartridge. I'd suggest going with a G19.

As far as .40SW goes, in my own experience I have found that the 22 works better for me than the 23. This is the only caliber in which I prefer the full size to the compact model.
 

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First off, also no a huge fan of the .40 and would suggest at least considering a G19/17.

But if your dead set on a .40. here we go.

Shoot them both and see which one fits you better. Your going to get a solid pistol either way. shoot'em both then decide.

id probably go with the full size do to round count and a little less recoil to manage...but thats just me
 

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Maybe I am the minority here, although I never shot the 22 or the 17; my 23 and 19 are just fine for me. When I go to the range I bring both and I tend to shoot the 23 more as that is my primary. My lady doesn't care so much for it, it's a little too much boom for her and she prefers the 9mm. I go full bore and shoot 180 grain ammo out of the 23 and 115-124 grain thru the 19.
 

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This is asking which size underwear we think you should get...it doesn't matter what we thing, it matters what fits you best.

They both have the same (very close...) internals, barrel length and sight radius differences between the two are negligable, the main difference is magazine capacity and grip.
 

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I own the 23 and a 27, I love the 40 S&W, I think it's the best pound for pound caliber out there, the facts to back that up are out there too, but it's my personal preference. The recoil on the 23 is very manageable and the accuracy is top notch, at least for mine. I would give a vote to the 23, maybe you will wanna carry it from time to time, might as well have the 23.
 

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I own the 23 and a 27, I love the 40 S&W, I think it's the best pound for pound caliber out there, the facts to back that up are out there too, but it's my personal preference. The recoil on the 23 is very manageable and the accuracy is top notch, at least for mine. I would give a vote to the 23, maybe you will wanna carry it from time to time, might as well have the 23.
I agree with dirty0. You might like it enough to carry the 23..not saying you can't conceal a 22, but to me the 23 would be the answer. Same size and price as a 19 with more pop! Again this is just my opinion.
 

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Awesomeness comes with a price tag (check cheaperthandirt.com, their .40 ammo is decent priced, and 100 rnds al WalMart is 29.99 or so). I also don't thing follow up shots is significantly less with the .40, as long as you hit with the first shot, shouldn't matter anyways.
 

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yeah with more pop you get more recoil, slower follow up shots and more expensive to shoot and train with.
Yep..Yep..you're right there, but I STILL like my 23! If the price or availability of ammo is considered in his choosing which glock, maybe the 19 would be a better choice. Again this is just my opinion.
 

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If you have any intention of using this gun as a CCW I would say the 23. If there is no way this gun will EVER be used for CCW then the 22. Although, having said that there are some of us out there that can CCW a full size pistol and get away with it. But most either print bad or are just uncomfortable.
 

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I have been pondering on the G22 and the G23. I have my concealed license but dont always carry my P11 wherever I go. I mainly want this gun for home defence. So witch one do yall suggest would be best for me?
Well, if you use your P11 for concealed carry, the idea of getting a compact seems a little less of importance. Even still, I currently own a Glock 22 which I have little problem with IWB carry or in-the-drawer home defense. Either will definately get the job done, but my thinking is why sacrifice the full grip, half an inch of the barrel, & an extra two rounds if you're not concerned with carrying it?

You could argue that since you have a P11 that why not get a 9mm Glock to share ammunition?
 

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If you have any intention of using this gun as a CCW I would say the 23. If there is no way this gun will EVER be used for CCW then the 22. Although, having said that there are some of us out there that can CCW a full size pistol and get away with it. But most either print bad or are just uncomfortable.
Agreed but as others have stated, I'd go with the 19, or if you want a bigger caliber, the 38. :p
 

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Awesomeness comes with a price tag (check cheaperthandirt.com, their .40 ammo is decent priced, and 100 rnds al WalMart is 29.99 or so). I also don't thing follow up shots is significantly less with the .40, as long as you hit with the first shot, shouldn't matter anyways.
Yeah a good set of price difference. @ 29.99 per 100 X 10 = 1 case @ 299.99.

Im paying 200 a case for 9mm. So I can shoot 500 more rounds than you, more training.

and as far as follow up shots, its simple physics .40's recoil more = slower follow up shots. And we've seen guys take 5,10, 20 plus rounds of .40 cal, please dont be under the false pretense that it only takes 1 or 2 rounds.
 

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I'm on the 40 side of the fence with this one since i own a 22.
Yes it has more snap,crackle,and pop just like your rice krispies,but its not unmanageable.

As for ccw the 23 would be easier to conceal but you could pull off the 22 with the right holster and clothes.
 

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Unless you have rather large hands a G23 or G19 would fit you better. I own both but if I wer going to buy only one Id buy the G19. Having said that good luck on owning just one Glock.
 

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You can purchase BVAC .40 ammo from cheaper than dirt for 130.00ish shipped for 500 rounds. That still puts you at 260 for 1000, but I think .40 prices are coming down and are decent priced right now. No where near as cheap as 9mm, but not much is. Even .380 for my wifes Bersa is like giving up your first born kid to purchase.
 
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