- .40 S&W chambering
- Familiar Glock controls and ergos
- Reliable design
- Interchangeable backstraps
- .40 S&W can be pricey
- Sights aren't the best
The Glock 23 is a compact version and is a popular handgun for police and government agencies who prefer .40 S&W. One of the big selling points is a large capacity yet lightweight feel. This one is great if you want a compact concealed carry weapon or if you have smaller hands.
The G23 is a .40 S&W offering that sports a 4.02-inch barrel on a total 7.36 inches in length. It weighs around 31.22 ounces when loaded. This gun follows a familiar Glock design — which is a good thing if you prefer it. It could easily be used as a home defense gun or as a concealed carry option.
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If you’re just starting out, and want a .40 S&W model, I would look at the Glock 23. The sizing is great for almost everyone, it’s easy enough to conceal, yet big enough to open carry if you’d prefer.
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