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I'm wanting to buy one of these and like both equally but want the best caliber... 40 or 45? I searched the forum and may have missed it and apologize if this is a common question. The gun is for CC self defiance, I owned a model 17 for years and loved the gun but wanted more horse power than the 9mm give.

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I have a G23 and I love it.

You can convert the G23 to shoot 10mm or 9mm, and we all know that it shoot .40 S&W.
It's a smooth pistol, not as big as the G30. I would say easier concealablity.
It has the bite to along with the bark. .40 S&W is a great round. If it's good enough for LE it's good enough for me ;)
I'm pretty sure .40 ammo less expensive than .45.
The G23 holds more rounds.
You can't go wrong with either, they are both GLOCKS. But I have have a sweet spot for the G23. Great gun.

Check out the media on the forum there are a couple videos showing the G23
 

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i prefer the .45 caliber. i have more of those than 40cal. i can't see myself buying any more 40's just because they're not much cheaper than .45 anymore.

plus, there is little benefit of 40cal over modern +p+ 9mm jhp's. if you really want to take a major step up, go .45acp for the markedly larger wound channel.

the g30 is a great one too. very accurate and reliable. the g23 is the widely used LE pistol in america, so you're good to go either way. just comes down to preference.
 

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I would go with the 23. I really don't have a big reason to argue why it is just what I would go with.
 

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I've had both and liked the 30 better... I was much more accurate with the 30 - and like the 'thud' recoil of the 30 better than the 'snap' recoil of the 23.

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I prefer the 23, just due to ownership, never fired the 30. I can only go with what I know, and I know the 23 is BADASS!!!!!!!!!!!!! You just have to get a 27 to keep the 23 from getting lonely. The accuracy of my 23 is outstanding, but like I said, I haven't compared it with the 30.
 

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the 23 ... because it is the 19 in sheep's clothing.
 

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Curious that they don't make a compact size .45 Auto? You'd think it would be popular...

I'd probably go with the G23 because it would fit my hand better
 

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I've had both and liked the 30 better... I was much more accurate with the 30 - and like the 'thud' recoil of the 30 better than the 'snap' recoil of the 23.

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Now that's a surprise... coming from the guy with 3 Glock 30's... :)
 

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I have a G23 and I love it.

You can convert the G23 to shoot 10mm or 9mm, and we all know that it shoot .40 S&W.
It's a smooth pistol, not as big as the G30. I would say easier concealablity.
It has the bite to along with the bark. .40 S&W is a great round. If it's good enough for LE it's good enough for me ;)
I'm pretty sure .40 ammo less expensive than .45.
The G23 holds more rounds.
You can't go wrong with either, they are both GLOCKS. But I have have a sweet spot for the G23. Great gun.

Check out the media on the forum there are a couple videos showing the G23
Ammo is prettey decently priced for the G23. Wally world is a good source for ammo as well as "Cheaper Than Dirt"
 

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I want to Thank Everyone for your input, it was very helpful. This morning I choice the G22 Gen 4, one thing I liked was it fit my large hands well, like my first gen 17 did, and 2nd being a lefty the ambidextrous clip release is nice.

Thanks Everyone!!!!
 

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Curious that they don't make a compact size .45 Auto? You'd think it would be popular...
OH man, I have gone over that one many many times. The only way GLOCK will give us a .45 in compact is with the GAP. Its OK, but its not a ACP. I give the 37/38/39 GAP a + because they have the thinner profile but in that I have to go with a -, because the loss of round capacity.

Too bad we couldnt get GLOCK convinced to give us a compact .45ACP, could be the model 40 that they dont have.
 

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OH man, I have gone over that one many many times. The only way GLOCK will give us a .45 in compact is with the GAP. Its OK, but its not a ACP. I give the 37/38/39 GAP a + because they have the thinner profile but in that I have to go with a -, because the loss of round capacity.

Too bad we couldnt get GLOCK convinced to give us a compact .45ACP, could be the model 40 that they dont have.
What am I missing? The G36 is fairly small and thin with a single stack mag.
 

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Take a look at the GAP models. You get a .45 projectile with the same grip dimensions of the 9/40 Glocks.

Not being a fan of the .40SW, I would suggest that you go with the 30 if it will fit your hand. Of course, I feel pretty well armed with 9mm.
 

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Tried a friend's 27, didn't like hanging the little finger. If I'd added a finger rest to the magazine, it would have had the effect of enlarging the pistol.....so why not just get a 23? Went that way and no regrets, 23 is a great pistol.
 

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I have both a 23 and 23C; both with TruGlo TFO's, as my CCW weapon. My buddy uses the G30 for his CCW. I don't think you can go wrong picking either. I just love the feel of a compact pistol in my hands compared to a subcompact. I guess it's the main reason why I don't have any subcompact Glocks in my collection.
 
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