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No idea why but I'm thinking of saving for one (even though I should be getting a 45c or back up HK45 or back up P30). I have small hands. Size small-med glove. Any Mark 23 owners with girly hands out there? Is this grip just too big? Trigger reachable? Controls?
There aren't any available in my area. Can't hold one in person.
The HK45 fits me great. It's my go to.
 

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It's one of those thing I guess you just have to have. I have a feeling you'll be able to manipulate the gun just fine. It's a different feel than your HK45/P30; and that's okay. Nice to have something different... and LEGENDARY.
 

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The gun is really not that much bigger in grip circumference than a usp 45. I imagine if you can hold an HK 45 you should be just fine. If not that gun has more than just shooter value. It is now "discontinued" and should go up in value. That is unless HK makes them again.
 

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I just got one. As said earlier, the grip is comparable to the USP 45. It does feel like the back of the grip is more rounded which allows for better access to the controls. It fits my hand well and while not small, my hands aren't huge either.
 

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I have girlish hands and chose the larger Mark 23 grip over the usp45T which is the same as the regular USP.
the Mark is big but I like it alot and shoot it well. it is difficult to manipulate the controls with one hand without a grip change for me
but, it's a super accurate overbuilt behemoth pistol and I am biased as you can see.
 

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Seems like I need to get one. Is there a way to mount an X300? GG&G rail work with it? I'm not putting a $1400 LAM on it.
 

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Purchase won't be made for a few moths but...are there any particular date codes to stay away from or am gtg no matter what year of production?
 

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I would think you would be gtg with any year of production, but I guess it would depend on if you'd rather buy it with one of the tactical bags, or if you want the black clam shell box. I would like to check one out also.
 

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Count me in the girly hand crowd. Honestly, the Mark 23 is my least favorite HK pistol, bar none. I love the USP Compact, HKC, and the HK45, but the USP is slightly larger than I like and the Mark 23, I really cannot say I like it at all. SA shooting is OK and the controls are OK, but DA, the reach is too long for me, or at least longer than I like. The trigger pull on both of mine were nothing to write home about either. Both being 5 3/4 SA pull and over 12 pounds DA pull. When it came time to sell something to finance another project, I let my safe queen Mark 23 go and never looked back. The only reason I keep the shooter Mark 23 is because my son likes to shoot it when he comes home and I need one for the collection, otherwise I would be perfectly content to not own one. For myself the USP Tactical will do anything the Mark 23 will do, do it with better sights and a better trigger pull, and at half the cost.
Sorry, but I assume you want me to be honest.
One thing you do need to consider though. If you think you ever might want one, get it now. They are not being made any more and the price is sure to just keep going up on what there are out there.
 

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See if you can try one first. At the price point they ask for it, going in blind with doubts is a risk. I love mine, I have kinda big hands and knew using it would not be a problem. The trigger is not a wall flower either. It is robust the way one might expect from a weapon purpose built for military use. If I had an M2HB or an M82A1 or other military purpose weapon, I'd expect the trigger to offer resistance greater than a target competition queen.

Anyway, for what it's worth, I love mine. I use it occasionally. I am not an operator so it is a novelty much like anyone in the US who owns an exotic super car. The speed limit is still only 65 .....or 75 in some areas. Only real F1 guys are trained to stretch the legs of a super car, but how many are sold in the World each year? hey are purpose specific, but we all love and want them. If you want a Mark 23 and have the means, get one while you can.
 

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Shouldn't be a problem if you can grip the hk45 like a glove. Just a tad thicker on the waist but she won't disappoint you. :wink:
 

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See if you can try one first. At the price point they ask for it, going in blind with doubts is a risk. I love mine, I have kinda big hands and knew using it would not be a problem. The trigger is not a wall flowers next day delivery either. It is robust the way one might expect from a weapon purpose built for military use. If I had an M2HB or an M82A1 or other military purpose weapon, I'd expect the trigger to offer resistance greater than a target competition queen.
I definitely agree with the trying out because it really is risky if it isn't of any use for you in the end. It really is a very robust thing too though I wonder if there is anything comparable on the market right now.
 

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If you want something HK as a good investment bet, the MK23 qualifies.

It will function admirably for taking up volume in a safe or for target enjoyment. For real function, the USPs and HKs do everything the MK can in a much more useful package.
 

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I have an AB date code MARK 23 with a KAC Suppressor in the Camo Case. It is one of my favorite handguns to shoot. I have large hands and the gun feels big in my hands. If you have girly hands, i recommend trying one first. My wife has a hard time shooting mine. Do your homework and you can find a deal. It's a gun that you will probably never lose a dime on. Get the camo case. It stores 2 extra mags and a suppressor if you choose that route. Good luck whichever road you take.
 

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I have an AB date code MARK 23 with a KAC Suppressor in the Camo Case. It is one of my favorite handguns to shoot. I have large hands and the gun feels big in my hands. If you have girly hands, i recommend trying one first. My wife has a hard time shooting mine. Do your homework and you can find a deal. It's a gun that you will probably never lose a dime on. Get the camo case. It stores 2 extra mags and a suppressor if you choose that route. Good luck whichever road you take.
we have identical Mark 23 kits...
 

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exactly how I feel, I have one just because. I call it my "tire chalk"

Count me in the girly hand crowd. Honestly, the Mark 23 is my least favorite HK pistol, bar none. I love the USP Compact, HKC, and the HK45, but the USP is slightly larger than I like and the Mark 23, I really cannot say I like it at all. SA shooting is OK and the controls are OK, but DA, the reach is too long for me, or at least longer than I like. The trigger pull on both of mine were nothing to write home about either. Both being 5 3/4 SA pull and over 12 pounds DA pull. When it came time to sell something to finance another project, I let my safe queen Mark 23 go and never looked back. The only reason I keep the shooter Mark 23 is because my son likes to shoot it when he comes home and I need one for the collection, otherwise I would be perfectly content to not own one. For myself the USP Tactical will do anything the Mark 23 will do, do it with better sights and a better trigger pull, and at half the cost.
Sorry, but I assume you want me to be honest.
One thing you do need to consider though. If you think you ever might want one, get it now. They are not being made any more and the price is sure to just keep going up on what there are out there.
 

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I would give it a try. I have small hands and was warned not to buy a Mastershop Sig. I bought it anyways sight unseen and now I wish all my guns felt like that in my hand.
 
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