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Glock 23 Gen 4 40 S&W, $650

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Slick and smooth with nothing on it that's not needed, the Glock 23 has been the best 40-cal pistol of four we've tested recently.

Glock 23 Gen 4 40 S&W, $650

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
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Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single

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The Glock was the easiest to take down for maintenance, and the easiest to get back together. This is a long-proven design.
The sights were excellent, and though fixed, didn't need any adjustments. Tritium sights are an option many would choose, ourselves included, but they're not absolutely necessary. The top edges of the slide were smooth enough to not cut the hands during clearance drills. The Glock is all flat black, with a minimum of controls.
We liked the contoured trigger that Glock now uses. That little tab is the only external safety.

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