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Posted: 1/10/2013 4:00:10 PM EDT
Getting my first Glock. Been on the list for a G23 Gen4 for about 2 months. Does anyone use this for their CCW? I want to use this gun in place of my Witness 40 compact, which feels like a brick. Is the 23 fairly lightweight? Getting a great deal with the LE discount. Also, I was thinking about getting a Serpa holster or an IWB holster. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/10/2013 4:18:24 PM EDT
I use a G23 (4th Gen) as my carry gun. "Fairly lightweight" depends on you. To me (who used to carry a SIG229) yes it is light. I would highly advise AGAINST getting a SERPA. Google it and you'll see why (failures and ND's). I wear mine IWB in a Comp Tac MTAC and I really like it. It carries well and conceals very well.
Link Posted: 1/10/2013 8:55:48 PM EDT
I carry a G23, it's relatively lightweight, kind of depends on what you are used to. I am not a big guy at all(6'1" and 158 lbs) and have no issues with it's size or weight.
I use a RCS Phantom IWB and love it, but there are a ton of other good options for IWB carry for the G23 since it uses the same holster as the G19.
Link Posted: 1/11/2013 1:50:27 AM EDT
I EDC a G23. Do not get a SERPA.

For a good OWB holster look at the Raven Concealment or its various clones or an X Concealment "C" holster--these in Kydex. If you want leather, look at the Alessi CQC-S.

For a good IWB holster look at the Comp-tac CTAC or MTAC or the Crossbreed Supertuck. If you want all leather and are spendy, look at the Milt Sparks VMII.
Link Posted: 1/11/2013 3:44:16 AM EDT
I've been EDCing a GEN3 23 for five years now in a C-TAC with great success.

I just got a Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 that is unbelievable.

I also have a Raven VG2 for alternative carry.
Link Posted: 1/11/2013 4:55:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2013 4:36:22 PM EDT by chief7116]
Thanks for the tips. I looked at the mtac and the supertuck.Both look like good options. Hope I get the call from the gunshop that my time in line is over. Really been chomping at the bit to get one. It will be a nice addition to the family!
Link Posted: 1/12/2013 8:51:22 AM EDT
I've been carrying a Gen 3 23 for ten years. Just picked up a Gen 4 19 to CCW.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 2:35:52 PM EDT
Update: I bought a G30 instead. Our wonderful Governor here is pushing legislation to make a G23 illegal(10 round limit on mags). The G30 fit my hand perfect. Very happy with new addition to family.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 4:59:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chief7116:
Update: I bought a G30 instead. Our wonderful Governor here is pushing legislation to make a G23 illegal(10 round limit on mags). The G30 fit my hand perfect. Very happy with new addition to family.




30's are magic. You'll love it.


Link Posted: 1/17/2013 5:04:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hero:
I EDC a G23. Do not get a SERPA.

For a good OWB holster look at the Raven Concealment *snip*.


Ditto
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 2:49:03 PM EDT
Ordered my supertuck holster. Is the 13 round mag from the 21 worth the time? Three more rounds would be nice, but I think 10 should be good.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 3:36:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 3:37:19 PM EDT by GLOCKREAPER]
Originally Posted By chief7116:
Is the 13 round mag from the 21 worth the time? Three more rounds would be nice, but I think 10 should be good.


Buy any G21 mags you can.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 8:14:20 PM EDT
Moved away from a heavier Sig P229, which I still think is an excellent pistol, to the Gen. 4 G23 due to it's lighter weight and slightly slimmer profile. I carry AIWB and prefer the Dale Fricke Archangel for that role with the G23. A second generation G22 was my first pistol and I find the texture on the Gen. 4 to be very beneficial over the original.
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