The Glock 23 is a preferable firearm is because it offers plenty of power but is not as cumbersome as one may think considering the magazine capacity. The Glock 23 is generally considered a very reliable Glock pistol and has been tested all around the world. In many areas of the world, this is the preferred pistol used by law enforcement agencies. One law enforcement agency that has been known to use the Glock 23 as its standard issue pistol is the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Comparisons to Other Glock Pistols
The Glock 23 is essentially a .40 S&W version of the well known compact Glock 19. In fact, when people look into the dimensions of the Glock 19 and the Glock 23, they will find that they are identical. The main difference is that the Glock 23 is a little bit heavier and also uses a modified slide, frame, as well as a .0 caliber S&W barrel. The Glock 23 features a standard magazine capacity of 13 rounds but the standard 15 round magazine for the Glock 22 will also function in the Glock 23, despite the Glock 22 being a larger pistol.
Technical Details and Specifications
The Glock 23 is a 9x23 safe action pistol. This firearm weighs in at about 20.99 ounces and 29.98 ounces loaded. It measures approximately 6.85 inches in length and five inches in height. It comes standard with a 15 mag capacity, although there are options that allow for 17, 23 and 32. The width of the Glock 23 is 1.18 inches and the barrel height is 1.26 inches. The trigger pull is 5.5 pounds and the trigger travel distance is .5 inches. The line of sight with the Glock 23 is 6.02 inches and the barrel is 4.02 inches in length. The barrel rifling is right hand and hexagonal in shape and the length of twist is 9.84 inches.
Generally speaking, the Glock 23 is smaller in size than your standard Glock pistol and this is why it is a good fit for concealed carry or great for a backup weapon when necessary. The Glock 23 has been popular since it was first introduced and continues to be popular today because it is such a versatile weapon. It can easily be concealed but it is also ideal for those who want to carry openly, such as those in law enforcement. The Glock 23 is generally best suited for those who want a firearm that carries with it all of the power you need but will also be easy to handle and not cumbersome when holstered.