Re: Spin-off Thread - Why do you carry what you carry?
Glock 23 .40 cal
Why the .40 cal?
First, the .45 is the best round for likelyhood of stopping someone quickly....but you just can't fit that many rounds in a carry size pistol, and you give up firepower.
With the smaller 9mm you have lots of firepower, but it shoots right through people, and barring a head shot, likelyhood of stopping someone is much less.
The .40 cal....you get the best of both world...lots of firepower and the "umpf" nearing that of the .45.
Why the Glock?
...Isn't it obvious? rugged, dependable, always works....and yes, ugly
Why the Model 23?
It is the smaller version of the .40 cal Model 22....the smaller size suited well for carry.
In my opinion, the Glock 23 is among the best of the best for carry.
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