I am going to buy my first glock for competition and some carry. I narrowed it down to a .40. I had my self convinced I should buy 35 until a friend brought over his 19 and 34. I really liked the smaller gun and seemed to be able to shoot it as well as the 34. Now I am not sure if I should buy a 22,23 or 35. What has your experiences been in competition? Our shooting was very informal, would the 35 be faster in games?
Thanks for your input
I have both a 23 and 22 and have shot them both in competition. They both shoot really well and are both very accurate for my needs. I have carried both of them and tend to favor the 23. True the 22 has a capacity for a couple more rounds, but the extra length on both ends just makes the 22 harder to worry about in the carry department. Also, in the competition I use to compete in, I know many shooters who shot the compact sized GLOCKS and carried those same guns as well as their personal preference. One thing I did almost forget to mention is that from 23 to 22 to 35, the slide and barrel gets progressively longer and so does the sight radius. This means that, the longer the slide is, the better potential you have for better accuracy. But again, you have to consider weapon size and how easily it will be for you to conceal.
IMOP, I would suggest going with a 23, and if you wanted extra capacity, just get some 22 mags to use with the 23. Hope this helps.
Last edited by Boomer; 01-04-2011 at 08:13 PM.
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I shoot a 9mm in competition. Cheaper ammo, much less recoil for better follow-up shot, etc..
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In the USPSA matches that I attend, G34s and G35s are very commonly seen, I think mainly because of the longer sight radius. These guns are usually dedicated to competition, based on the sights I see on them. I prefer the standard sized G17 or G22 (or even the smaller-framed Glocks) for carry purposes over the G34 and G35.
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Go with the 23. It will give you the comfortable shot to compete with and it's MUCH easier to conceal than a 22 or 35. I have a G23 and love it. Can't go wrong
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