I know my Glock 23. I trust my Glock 23. I’ve put thousands and thousands of rounds through my Glock 23. I’m pretty dang accurate with my Glock 23. It really and truly is the optimum balance of Size, Weight, and Firepower in a package that makes it the ultimate Jack of All Trades.
I have invested more time and money and effort into tweaking this Glock 23 to as close to “Perfection” as possible. I’ve tried tons of different trigger groups and combos in this thing… The best combo I have found, is the SKIMMER TRIGGER from GlockTriggers with the 3.5 Disconnect and 8 pound spring from Lone Wolf. This combo gives me the best Carry trigger pull short of a straight up Competition trigger. Warren straight 8 style night sights. This gun is fantastic.
But it’s lacking… something.
I would trade it for a Commander sized 1911 from Springfield in a heartbeat. But why? The Glock lacks Soul. Character. It is a shooting appliance with as much soul as a Whirlpool Washing Machine. Sure, it’s reliable and does just what is expected every time… but it just doesn’t…. Hmmm… I can’t put it into words. Let’s try it this way.
You know how you have a motorcycle or car you like, and you park it and start walking away… you turn and look at it. Because you like to look at it. The Glock, I don’t like looking at it. I don’t like holding it. I don’t get that vibe that my other handguns gives me… My 1911, my Beretta – Pretty much those guns give me great satisfaction just holding them and looking at them. The Glock doesn’t do that for me. It bores me. If this was a marriage, I’d be cheating on the Glock, because there is no LOVE there.
That thing about Glock Reliability? That’s true. That gun has never jammed on me. You know what? My other guns have never jammed on me either. So how’s that for reliability? Does reliability get any more reliable than that? Maybe… but I’ve yet to experience it in my 4 decades of shooting.
Tell ya what. If there is someone in North Carolina with a Springfield Armory Champion 1911 that would like to trade for a Glock 23, let me know… It can be old and rough, it can have no finish left. A project gun. I’d like that. Maybe I’ll go to a gun show.