TDW586 wrote:Any particular reason you want a Mk23? I mean, that's a lot of money and they're heavy, clunky pistols with terrible triggers. But yeah, if you really want one, 1200 is below the normal market price as far as I know.
well i want one because they look great, will always work no matter what you throw at them, and a place to park money, guns never go down in value. what do they go for normaly? does the fact it was made in the last year of production add value?
alptraum wrote:It's not a great pistol (it's HUGE and heavy).
Not so much. The Mk23 is 2.43 pounds, this 1911 is 2.375 pounds. And look again at the specs, the Mk23 is loaded with 12 rounds, the 1911 is empty. So the Mk23 weighs less than that 1911.
http://www.hk-usa.com/civilian_products ... _specs.asp
http://www.kimberamerica.com/uploads/pr ... stomii.pdf
And the GP-100 weighs more also. Meh on the weight issue.
As for the size thing, you are right. However when the KAC can is attached, it is 'right size'. Kinda like saying that GAU-8 is bad or ineffective because it is HUGE.
I will say that if you are not buying the can, go for the USP. But $1200 is a good price.
Liff wrote:I was taking the example beyond the logical extreme. The GAU-8 is designed to be the size that it is supposed to be, just like the Mk23. For what the Mk23 is supposed to be it is not overly large. And if 'the mission drives the gear', it is correctly sized. Shooting a suppressed pistol kind of sucks, but what most people know sucks about shooting suppressed pistols does not happen with a Mk23. The pistol is designed to be suppressed, and it is the best example that I know of for this design specification.
Another example that I think fits would be that the FAL or M14 isn't overly large or heavy for what it was designed to be. However for most current missions, those rifles are overly large or heavy compared to an AR.
All of that said, my Mk23 is a range toy, and a fun range toy at that. And if I was in the market for another, $1200 would be a great price. YMMV.
vegasguy wrote:, will always work no matter what you throw at them,
docdredd wrote:those pandas need to harden the fuck up
AKFTW wrote:I just don't see the appeal of a MK23, especially at that price. My $0.02, get a Glock 21SF, a threaded barrel, and an good can, and you will have probably paid less including the stamp than you would for that MK23
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