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Feature Gun: The Glock 23

The Glock 23 compact .40 caliber semi automatic pistol. The Glock 23 semi-auto compact pistol was developed by Austrian gun designer Gaston Glock. The Glock 23 is in .40 caliber and is one of the most reliable and durable guns in the world.

This is why it has been adopted by many of the world's top law enforcement agencies. The Glock 23 holds 13 rounds in standard magazine capacity and 15 or 22 rounds with a high magazine capacity and is fairly accurate out of the box. The Glock 23 is Guns Knowledge Featured Gun because of its low cost, high magazine capacity, accuracy and Glock's world renowned reliability and durability. I have owned a Glock 23 for the past 8 years, fed over 5,000 rounds of all types of ammo through it and have NEVER had a misfire. You can purchase a new Glock for around $500 or a nice used one for around $400. I highly recommend a Glock 23 and I would and do trust it with my life.

Glock 23 handgun:

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Glock 23 Technical Data:

An unloaded Glock 23 weights just 670 g/ 23.65 oz and a fully loaded Glock 23 weights 888 g / 31.06 oz. This makes for a very light, but extremely durable firearm. The Glock 23 comes in .40 caliber and has a safe action system. Magazine capacity of the Glock 23 comes standard with 13 rounds, with optional magazine capacity of a 13 or 22 rround high capacity magazine. It has a total length of 185 mm / 7.28 in and an total height of 127mm / 4.99 in. The Glock 23 has a width of 30 mm /1.18 in and a barrel height of 32 mm / 1.26 in. The Glock 23 comes standard with a 2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs triggers pull (a lighter or heavier aftermarket trigger pull can also be purchased). The Glock 23 comes with a trigger travel of 12.5 mm / 0.49 in. All Glocks are made from a polymer frame. The Glock 23 handgun comes standard as a semi-automatic pistol, but also comes in the full-automatic version (the 22 round magazine is recommended for the fully-auto version). *The full-auto Glock 23 version is only available to law enforcement or civilians with licenses.

Glock 23 in fully automatic:

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The Glock 23 Pistol

The Glock 23 semi-automatic pistol and the Glock 23 full-automatic pistol was introduced by Glock by a Austrian named Gaston Glock. It is essentially the "compact" version of the Glock 22 handgun and is made to be concealed carried. The Glock handgun is one of the most reliable, durable, and least expensive handguns known to man. The Glock 23 has become one of the most popular guns to police departments world-wide because of its reliability, stopping power and high magazine capacity.

The Glock 23 is calibered in .40 caliber and is used by more law enforcement personnel than any other pistol in the world. The Glock 23 semi-automatic pistol comes standard with a 13 round magazine, but can be extended with the purchase of a 15 or 22 round magazine (this is the best if you have your license and opt for the Glock 23 in the full-automatic version.

Gunsknowledge.com ranks the Glock 23 as the "best gun" for individuals thinking of buying a new gun that plan to carry their handgun concealed. It is lightweight, very reliable, accurate and comes at a great price. Gunsknowledge.com had a chance to shoot the Glock 23 in fully automatic and this pistol is fun to shoot and goes through the rounds in what is only a few seconds…awesome feeling! The best thing about the Glock 23 has to be its reliability. We have shot well over 5,000 through the Glock 23 I have and it has not had even one misfire. We have mainly been shooting the cheap .40 caliber ammo from WalMart. Now that is impressive! Final thougths on this pistol…if you have never owned one or had the experience of shooting a Glock 23…go shoot one and I assure you that you will get one. Another great thing about the Glock 23 is the ease of disassembling it. See the expanded view for a more indepth look. It can be easily field stripped for cleaning in a matter of seconds.

History of the Glock 23 Handgun

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In 1982, an Austrian named Gaston Glock first introduced the Glock pistol. He did not have much experience in firearms, but did have a lot of experience in synthetic polymers, which he designed the Glock's frame out of. The Glock 23 was produced for civilian and law enforcement that needed the power of the .40 caliber combined with the ability to carry concealed. The Glock 23 has went on to become the most popular handgun with law enforcement agencies worldwide...more than any other pistol ever produced. When the Austian military announced it was looking to replace their current pistols, Glock stepped in. The concept took hold and the rest is history. Today, Glock is the number one supplier of the U.S. military as well as many military orgainzations across the world. As of the date of the writing of this, there are four generations of Glock pistols, each generation having minor improvements over the last. The Fully Automatic Glock 23. The Glock 23 in the fully automatic version. This thing will go through a 22 round magazine in a matter of seconds! The full auto Glock 23 is used primarily by law enforcement agencies, but is also available to civilians with a license; however, because of high-costs of the license, most people opt for the semi-automatic version of the Glock 23.

Glock 23 with factory night sights:

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      Be sure to thoroughly clean your Glock 23 after you fire it.


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