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Posted: 1/11/2006 11:07:36 AM EDT
I am considering a Glock 23C for my CCW.

Any draw backs to having the ported barrel for this. Seems like a good thing to me, but if I knew everything I wouldnt posting this question.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:58:53 AM EDT
I carry, and I won't carry anything compensated. Blowing shit out the top of the barrel is an opportunity to get gas and hot particles in your face, especially if you have to shoot from closer to your body. The flash may also mess with your eyes in a dark situation.

Compensation does nothing for the first shot. You aim at the target and shoot. If you follow up quickly then the compensation may have kept the barrel down for the next shot. If you wait for the second shot, then you are essentially back to a first shot and the compensation becomes meaningless again.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:41:05 PM EDT
Yes. Its compensated and its 40 cal. Next!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:28:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MTUSA:
Yes. Its compensated and its 40 cal. Next!



So is it the compensated part, the .40 cal part, or both that you have a problem with?
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:53:14 PM EDT
Stick with the non-ported barrel for CCW. Shooting from retention is where most of your problems occur with the C model.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:59:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:46:13 PM EDT
I carry a Glock 21 for duty. I may have to fire in a close quarter situation. I do not need anything blowing up into my eyes or messing with my low light vision. Compensated may look cool on the range, New Years or on the Fourth of July. It will not be cool when you fire a compensated weapon in a weapon retention situation and subsequently are not able to see after the first shot.


Just think about what is blowing out of the ports.


Food for thought.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:15:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Szurgot:

Originally Posted By MTUSA:
Yes. Its compensated and its 40 cal. Next!



So is it the compensated part, the .40 cal part, or both that you have a problem with?




Comp barrel for CCW is not advantagous.
I am not a 40 cal enthusiast. Nothin' personal
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:42:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 11:42:48 AM EDT by Lancelot]
23 okay - good to go
23C - no way hoser

Same reasons that have already been stated

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:24:52 PM EDT
C stands for C'boom, right?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:26:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 12:27:46 PM EDT by twonami]
Porting is great for the range or hunting but bad for CCW.
If you have to fire the gun close to your body you can get a nice burn too
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:42:01 PM EDT
Now I "C" the light. Thanks for the responses.
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