Glock 23 Gen 3

$529.99

The GLOCK 23 combines compact dimensions for both open and concealed carry, with minimum weight, despite its substantial magazine capacity in 40 S&W calibers. Having survived endurance tests and use by numerous Law Enforcement agencies, the G23 pistol has repeatedly demonstrated its world-class durability and reliability in the most adverse conditions.

The Glock 23 Gen 3

The Glock 23 Gen 3 is the mid-size or compact .40 caliber handgun. Also, compact dimensions for open and concealed carry, minimum weight despite large magazine capacity in .40 caliber. However, this and the reliability of the Glock pistol known throughout the world, which was demonstrated through tests and widespread use by US law enforcement agencies, were decisive arguments for the FBI and countless police authorities for introducing the Glock 23 as their official service pistol. Also, now you can own this same gun for your self-defense, personal protection, competition, and target practice.

Furthermore, compact dimensions for open and concealed carry, minimum weight despite large magazine capacity in .40 caliber. However, this and the reliability of the GLOCK pistol known throughout the world, which was demonstrated through tests and widespread use by US law enforcement agencies, were decisive arguments for the F.B.I. and countless police authorities for introducing the GLOCK 23 as their official service pistol.

glock 23 gen 3 reviews

  • Model: G23 (Gen 3)
  • UPC: 764503502231
  • Manufacturer: Glock
  • Finish: Black
  • Type: Semi-Automatic
  • Action: Safe Action Trigger
  • Caliber: 40 S&W
  • Barrel Length: 4″
  • Capacity: 13 + 1
  • Frame: Polymer Frame w/Tac-Rail
  • Grips: Black
  • Sights: Fixed Combat Sights
  • Weight: 21.16 oz
  • Includes: 2-Mags

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Standard models come with two 13-round magazines.
Gen 4 models come with three 13-round magazines.
CA/HI/MA/NY models come with two 10-round magazines.
Length: 6.85 inches
Height: 5.00 inches
Width: 1.18 inches
Barrel Length: 4.02 inches
Weight: 21.16 oz unloaded

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Furthermore, compact dimensions for open and concealed carry, minimum weight despite large magazine capacity in .40 caliber. Also, this and the reliability of the GLOCK pistol known throughout the world, which was demonstrated through tests and widespread use by US law enforcement agencies, were decisive arguments for the F.B.I. and countless police authorities for introducing the GLOCK 23 as their official service pistol.

The majority of this review will apply to the Generation 3 Glock 23, but as a very harmonious balance between what Glock started as and what Glock is today.

I find it a perfect way to cover a lot of what Glock pistols have to offer.glock 23 gen 3 vs gen 4

When the Glock 23 Generation 3 was released in 1998, the gun was already 8 years old.  While the .40 S&W was still the law enforcement darling after decades of the .38 Special.

And this was followed by 6 years of 9mm dominance in the holster for most law enforcement officers.

The .40 S&W had already seen nearly half a decade of stealing market share across the board for federal and local law enforcement agencies against the 9mm.

But the full-sized pistols weren’t always the best fit for officer demographics which were trending towards more females, and larger overall candidate pools.

 

GLOCK 23 SPECS

Capacity 13 (standard), 15/17 (optional)
Caliber .40 S&W
Height 5″
Length 6.85″
Length (barrel) 4.01’’
Weight 23.65 oz
Trigger Pull 5.5 lbs
Trigger Travel 0.5″

Since the original coming out party for the semi-auto pistol, and specifically the Glock Polymer framed pistol, no other gun had been as dominant as the G22/G23 (full and compact sized pistols respectively), except the G17G/19.  This included the very well represented S&W stainless steel firearms.

What was so special about the Glock G series guns?

They were lightweight, bulletproof, easy to handle from a recoil perspective and they carried a lot of ammunition which, when it came down to it, balanced well with a full magazine.  One could say, the Glock 23 did more than its even more famous siblings the 9mm-based 17/19 to solidify the Glock name as the universal go-to for law enforcement.

It was an approachable, easy to handle, high capacity firearm, in the trendiest caliber available for LE at the time, and it just didn’t stop working. It was also priced right, and had momentum from the other successful Glock forebearers.

But the 23 was a catalyst for the LE community, because it ushered in the idea of duty gun turnover based on key factors – in the case of the G23, the .40S&W cartridge.

The 23 still has a huge sales volume in today’s market, despite a law enforcement return to the 9mm almost across the board, and new, interesting pistols from rival manufacturers, as well as multiple generational changes to the Glock pistols.  Proof of it’s staying power, and the fact that Glock got it right so many years ago design-wise.

 

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