The Mark 23 is always pushed so hard as a novelty gun..
But really, it’s size is kinda like a Government 1911 vs. a Commander 1911.
4.25” barrel vs 5.00” barrel.
USP/. / Mark 23
5.1” barrel vs 5.87” barrel.
We have a 3/4 of an inch difference pretty much. The USP and Mark 23 even share magazines.
If you can handle a USP45 Tactical comfortably one handed, and easily engage the safety, and decock the hammer with good reach without adjusting grip constantly. Then the HK Mark 23 will be just as manageable!
I don’t think the Mark 23 is that big. I mean sure, it’s a large pistol. But, it makes sense to be that big. It is functional big! It’s size only helps it as a pistol.
Durability, accuracy, and shootability
I will get one eventually. Until I do, I make do with my USP 45 Tactical.
Anyways, awesome video! The Mark 23 is the coolest pistol in the world. A silly gun is a Desert Eagle 50ae, this is a very difficult gun to shoot.
If I owned a .50 cal pistol, I’m sure everyone would agree a Guncrafter industries 1911 in 50GI is the way to go lol!
A 50GI is a necked up .45ACP case with a 300 Grain projectile at about 725fps. Around the same recoil as a 45 too! It is a awesome caliber.