MANUFACTURER(S): Glock GmbH - Austria
OPERATORS: Austria; United States
ACTION: Recoil / Double - Safe Action
LENGTH (OVERALL): 174 millimeters (6.85 inches)
LENGTH (BARREL): 102 millimeters (4.02 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 1.31 pounds (0.59 kilograms)
Detailing the development and operational history of the Glock 23 Semi-Automatic Pistol.
Entry last updated on 5/22/2018.
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The Glock 23 was another "bridging" pistol attempting to combine the in-between .40 S&W caliber cartridge with a slightly modified frame designed specifically for improved concealment while retaining lightweight operating qualities comparable to those of a 9mm handgun. The Glock 23 was given a revised slide and frame and designed to fire the .40 S&W cartridge from its 13-round capacity magazine. Like other .40 S&W Glocks, the Model 23 has since gone on to prove valuable in service to American security and police forces.
Per the Glock company website, the Glock 23 also features optional 15- and 17-count magazines to replace the base 13-round. Overall length is 174mm (6.85 inches) while the barrel is 127mm (5 inches) in length. Barrel rifling is right-hand, hexagonal with a 250mm (9.84 inches) length of twist. The action is listed as recoil/double (safe action) with a 5.5lb trigger pull.
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