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Well, having bad-mouthed Glocks for the past 25 years, and now owning a model 23 I have to admit that I was up in the night. I have gained quite a respect for my new piece.

When I purchased my 23, I had Dave at Doug's install the 3.5# connector like he had on his. Made a significant difference and after 250+ rounds is smoothing out quite nicely. At this point, the only complaint I have about the piece is the balance. The weight is too far back in the piece for me, but the overall weight advantage more that makes up for balance.

My Son, Grandson and I set out with targets and Chrony to the desert yesterday to do a little testing. We took his new Ruger Alaskan 454 and the 23 along with a sack full of ammo. All loads preformed well in the 23 with accuracy for the most part shooting a little left, but certered very well vertically. All loads were grouping well, averaging just inside 2" at a measured 20 yards. (Bushnell rangefinder)

Following is a list of Chrony measurements for the loads we tested.

Rem Golden Sabre 165 HP

Low 1098fps
High 1131fps
AV 1113fps

Fed Hydroshock 165 HP

Low 1105fps
High 1152fps
AV 1123fps

Rem PP 180HP

Low 984fps
High 1004fps
AV 994.5fps

Speer Gold Dot 155 HP

Low 1161fps
High 1184fps
AV 1175fps

CCI Blazer Gold (used for plinking)

AV 956.2fps

By the way if anybody cares, the new Blazer gold brass have conventional flash holes and appear to be reloadable.

You'll notice the Max Deviation fo all the premium loads was very good concidering the barrel lenght of of the Glock.

Son's Alaskan also performed very well in both the accuracy and power departments. He has settled on a load of Hornady 300 XTP, 27grs of Herc 2400 and a Winchester Sm Rifle primer in Winchester cases. The velocity he was able to achieve with this load actually suprised me getting an average of right at 1400fps. A load of 28grs of 2400 was clocking at an average of 1480fps but was a little sticky coming out of the cylinder.

Thought I'd share,

DJ

::Excuse the error in the original post as I posted the Rem Golden Sabre as a 180gr. Apologies extended.
 

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Jeff Johnson said:
I'm glad you see the light now. I shall try not to crow about it... :lol2:

Good review!
Thanks, but it's still UGLY!!!

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Mazellan said:
Not as ugly as a "Brick's"... I mean Hi-Point's.. :shock:
You do hava a point there!!

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While I cannot support any of the comments made about Glocks 8) (very happy XD owner), I would have to say i think the Hi- points look like some of the phasers from the old school star trek w/ Kirk to me. But I guess if they work and are safe, what the heck if you don't want to spend a bunch on your first gun.
 

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sculptingmyguns said:
While I cannot support any of the comments made about Glocks 8) (very happy XD owner), I would have to say i think the Hi- points look like some of the phasers from the old school star trek w/ Kirk to me. But I guess if they work and are safe, what the heck if you don't want to spend a bunch on your first gun.
+1, another very happy XD guy here!
 

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Love the 23. It's my first handgun and I really like it. I shot the xD as well as the Glock and ended up with the Glock. It's all about what you're comfortable with. Congrats!

1911's are what you show your friends. Glocks are what you show your enemies. :D
 
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