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Should I upgrade my Glock 23?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ssyoumans, Oct 18, 2010.

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  1. ssyoumans

    ssyoumans Member

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    I've got a 2nd gen Glock 23 and have been considering upgrading to the 3rd gen frame. Cost is around $150. Primary purpose is home defense, I have other guns for cc.
    3rd gen advantages:
    1) steel inserts in frame (in case I ever wanted to get a 357 Sig barrel.
    2) glock rail for mounting a light

    Finger grooves - not sure if that is an advantage or not, although I do have a hogue slip on my current one.

    Anything else I should consider? Opinions?
     
  2. DenaliPark

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    No! One of your stated purposes is flawed, as all Glock pistol frames have steel inserts, are you perhaps confusing the old style magazines?

    The only reason for the existence of the integral finger grooves is to garner importation points(target grip), thats it, I know of almost nobody that likes them...
     
  3. Zerodefect

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    No!

    The 2nd gens are superior in many Glockers eyes.
    Plenty of areas you can upgrade, but there is nothing wrong with that frame.

    Just make sure you have the latest mags. The newest versions have worked better/flawless for me.
     
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    Don't do it. I have a G30 (gen 2.5). Thought I needed a rail for a light. NOT. Get a good tactical light and learn the HARRIES TECHNIQUE (Google it). Still have the 30 and its still my go-to gun.

    [​IMG]
     
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