Glock 23 Summary

The 23 by Glock is a recoil operated semi-automatic Pistol produced during 1990 which sells new for $599.00 and has an estimated used valuation of $425.00. It's caliber is listed at .40 S&W with a muzzle velocity (MV) From 985 to 1325 ft/sec, muzzle energy (ME) From 355 to 500 ft-lb, and muzzle weight (WT) From 135 to 180 grains. The Glock 23 has fixed, white dot front, white square U rear sights, a integrated polymer grip, polymer frame, and a Glock single-action (SA) trigger. This handgun has a 13-round magazine with a maximum capacity of 14 rounds. The 23 has a recoil factor of 9.05 ft-lb and IDPA Power Factor of 174764.

Smith & Wesson 457 Summary

The 457 by Smith & Wesson is a recoil operated semi-automatic Pistol produced during 1996 - 2006 which sells new for $681.00 and has an estimated used valuation of $365.00. It's caliber is listed at .45 Automatic with a muzzle velocity (MV) From 830 to 1140 ft/sec, muzzle energy (ME) From 333 to 573 ft-lb, and muzzle weight (WT) From 165 to 230 grains. The Smith & Wesson 457 has white dot front, 2 dot rear sights, a straight backstrap wrap-around grip, aluminum alloy frame, and a double-action (DA/SA) trigger. This handgun has a 7-round magazine with a maximum capacity of 8 rounds. The 457 has a recoil factor of 8.45 ft-lb and IDPA Power Factor of 190470.

Comparison Chart

Title:Glock 23Smith & Wesson 457
Caliber:.40 S&W.45 Automatic
Common Name:.40 Smith & Wesson Auto.45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Type:PistolPistol
Production Years:19901996 - 2006
MV:From 985 to 1325 ft/secFrom 830 to 1140 ft/sec
ME:From 355 to 500 ft-lbFrom 333 to 573 ft-lb
WT:From 135 to 180 grainsFrom 165 to 230 grains
Brand Name:GlockSmith & Wesson
Model Number:23457
Retail Price:$599.00$681.00
Used Price:$425.00$365.00
Action:recoil operated semi-automaticrecoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:Glock single-action (SA)double-action (DA/SA)
Safety Type:'Safe Action' trigger safetyslide mounted safety/decock lever
Magazine Capacity:13-round7-round
Frame Material:polymeraluminum alloy
Grip Type:integrated polymerstraight backstrap wrap-around
Sights:fixed, white dot front, white square U rearwhite dot front, 2 dot rear
Width:1.18-inNo Data
Length:7.36-in7.25-in
Height:4.99-inNo Data
Barrel:4.01-in3.75-in
Weight:23.65-oz29-oz
IDPA Power Factor:174764190470
Recoil Factor:9.05 ft-lb8.45 ft-lb
Total Capacity:14 rounds8 rounds