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Glock 23


Semi-Automatic Pistol [ 1990 ]



The Glock 23 was similar to the Glock 19 but chambered to fire the .40 S&W cartridge.



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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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Specifications



Service Year
1990

Origin
Austria national flag graphic
Austria

Classification


Semi-Automatic Pistol


National flag of Austria National flag of the United States Austria; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


Overall Length
174 mm
6.85 in
Barrel Length
102 mm
4.02 in
Empty Wgt
1.31 lb
0.59 kg
Sights


Front; Rear


Action


Recoil / Double - Safe Action

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.40 S&W

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed


13-, 15- or 17-round magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Glock 23 - Available in 13-, 15- or 17-round magazine counts; firing the .40 S&W cartridge.


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Right side view of the Glock 23 semi-automatic pistol


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