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Glock 23


Semi-Automatic Pistol


Austria | 1990



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

Physical
The physical qualities of the Glock 23. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
174 mm
6.85 in
O/A Length
102 mm
4.02 in
Barrel Length
1.31 lb
0.59 kg
Weight
Recoil / Double - Safe Action
Action
.40 S&W
Caliber(s)
13-, 15- or 17-round magazine
Feed
Front; Rear
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Glock 23 Semi-Automatic Pistol family line.
Glock 23 - Available in 13-, 15- or 17-round magazine counts; firing 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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Operators
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Contractor(s): Glock GmbH - Austria
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