In 1990 the company «Glock» one of the first released under the new large-caliber gun patron.40 S & W, were designated Glock 22.
himself chuck company «Smith & Wesson» - .40 S & W, appeared in 1990 as a shortened version of 10 mm Auto. New ammo almost immediately received the widest distribution as a universal civil police ammunition (according to experts, was the "golden mean" between the popular cartridges 9x19 mm Parabellum .45 ACP), and the pistol Glock 22 caused high interest in the U.S. market.
In the same 1990 the company «Glock», with the aim of conquering the American market weapons, created a "compact" version of the gun kalibra.40 S & W - Glock 23, with a shortened to 102 mm barrel and reduced magazine capacity. A few years later under the same cartridge was designed "sports" model Glock 24 with a barrel length of 153 mm.
Pistol Glock 23 in design is a modification of the basic model Glock 17. However, if you create a Glock 22 was taken as a basis for Glock 17 pistol, then as a basis for Glock 23 Glock 19 served as a model with which it has identical dimensions.
Automation Glock 23, as in previous models of works by recoil barrel with his short course. The barrel is locked due to the occurrence of the upper lip in the trunk box housing-bolt. Unlocking the bore is at lowering its breech down with the lower tide and breech axis during recoil barrel.
casing shutter having a T-shaped, made of a precision cast steel and subjected to a special treatment for improving the corrosion and wear resistance.
Barrel with hexagonal channel. As well as the casing shutter treated specially coated "tenifer».
Clearly visible sights
udarnikovy pistol has a trigger mechanism, the so-called "safe action» (Safe Action), with 3 automatic fuses, including one - on the trigger. USM feature "safe action" is that during the recharge cycle gun hammer cocked only partially, while it is locked by a circuit breaker. Dovzvedenie impactor occurs only when you press the trigger, and the hammer is blocked from moving forward until the moment of complete squeezing the trigger. Thus, it is possible to achieve a monotonous effort on the trigger from the first to the last shot, which positively affects the accuracy. Standard trigger pull - 2.5 kg.
Sights open type mounted on the flat top surface cover-gate and include removable front sight with sight. Normally fly equipped with luminous point and rectangular slot sight framed glowing frame.
Shops used Glock 23
Capacity of 13 and 10 rounds
power weapons ammunition made from detachable box magazine with 13 rounds dual inline staggered. Besides store was proposed SIL 10 rounds.
Frame pistol together with the grip and trigger guard is made of high-strength polymer material (plastic) type monocoque. Operational framework, which moves the gate-steel housing, reinforced with steel inserts.
Earlier issues had a pistol grip with flat cheeks and grooved front and rear surfaces. Pistols later releases have recesses for the fingers on the front side of the handle and a small "shelf" under the thumb of their sidewalls under the barrel - rails for mounting various accessories (laser pointer, flashlight, etc).
With an installed tactical flashlight
| Caliber, mm || .40 S & ; W |
| Length mm || 174 |
| Barrel length, mm < td> 102 |
| height of the store mm || 127 |
| Width || 30 |
| Weight |
- Without a shop
| store Weight, kg |
| store count. cartridges || 13, 10 |
| Sighting range, m || 50 |
All metal parts Glock model 23 processed on technology "tennifer» (Tennifer). As a result of this treatment, the surface to a depth of 0.05 mm around 69 acquires hardness Rockwell units (for comparison - industrial diamond hardness 71-72).
gun was created specifically taking into account features of the cartridge used, its reliability has remained as high as in other models of family Glock.
Glock 23 was a huge success on the arms market. He was chosen as the official weapon FBI (FBI in 1997 approved this model as a regular weapon to its operational staff), U.S. Customs and the police and other law enforcement agencies, which drew a powerful cartridge, this weapon combined with a large magazine capacity and compact enough, while having a device similar to previous models. American police showed special interest in the Glock 23 pistol and began to accept service in offices, which passed with revolvers for self-loading pistols.
In the basic model - Glock 23, has created a variation Glock 23C (letter «C» in the title refers to the gun «Compensated»), differing only in the integrated compensator toss barrel. Purpose compensator - reduce impact and toss the barrel, so the gun is aimed primarily at beginners or sensitive to recoil shooters, as well as those who competes in practical shooting. However, it can be used for hunting, for recreational shooting, self-defense, etc.
Glock 23C in the form of two openings in the upper part of the stem over which the to-gate cover the slits. Weight and size and appearance Glock 23C are the same as in the Glock 23. Muzzle velocity of the gun with a compensator is reduced by 2-3% compared to the base model, and a shot of it accompanied by a strong flash. However, instead of the shooter is able to live as rapid fire, because of all the negative effects it minimized.