Oh Boy Oh Boy….Take A Look At The Glock 23 Gen 5 40 S&W
After watching this video, I did get a little excited, no, not in the true sense of the word, it’s just that I really like the fact that Glock made a .40 caliber pistol, in the form of the Glock 23 Gen 5.
GLOCK’s compact 40 S&W, now features the latest Gen5 technologies including the DLC finish, a flared mag-well, enhanced GLOCK Marksman barrel (GMB) for increased accuracy, and an ambidextrous slide stop lever. This is a really nice pistol. While I’m still a die hard 1911 fan, if I had to choose a replacement for my trusty old 1911, it would be the Glock 23 Gen 5.
The . 40 S&W (10×22mm Smith & Wesson) is a rimless pistol cartridge developed jointly by major American firearms manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Winchester. The 40 S&W was developed from the ground up as a law enforcement cartridge designed to duplicate performance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) reduced-velocity 10mm Auto cartridge which could be retrofitted into medium-frame (9mm size) semi-automatic handguns. 40 caliber pistols are a good choice for home defense, concealed carry, self-defense, or just casual range use.
About the 40 S&W:
Bullet diameter: .400 in (10.2 mm)
Case length: .850 in (21.6 mm)
Case capacity: 19.3 gr H2O (1.25 cm3)
Base diameter: .424 in (10.8 mm)
Rim diameter: .424 in (10.8 mm)
Neck diameter: .423 in (10.7 mm)
Parent case: 10mm Auto
Now, there may be those out there that think I’m over-blowing this new Glock, but those “Glock fans” out there will back me up on my choice for this new pistol. The Glock .40-caliber pistols are widely recognized by the international shooters’ community as the quintessential American law enforcement service pistol; .40 Smith & Wesson caliber intentively bridges the gap between 9mm and .45 ACP – not to mention the powerful 10mm auto caliber it originated from – and was wholeheartedly adopted by law enforcement agencies all across the United States during the 1990’s, remaining their caliber of choice for well over a decade.
But in truth, it all boils down to your personal preference.
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