You stated very well what I have learned. I have decided to cary the 23 in a IWB holster and stick with the S&W 60 on the ankle.mcdaniel said:I think that if you have a 23 then a smaller one would not help you that much on concealment. I have a 26 and a 19, Given this choice - I take the 19 every time. I never shoot or carry the 26. Also, if you plan to add a finger hook, you just threw away a longer barrel and didn't really gain a concealment edge because the grip is still nearly as long.
My CCW Battery from largest to smallest,
Glock 19 (Favorite Auto I own. Better Size/weight (for concealment) than my 1911 or G17. Conceals well with my MTAC. Carry it a lot)
Glock 26 (Never really use)
Smith 640 (Love it and its been getting a ton of holster time)
DB380 (Love it in theory, but I have not shot it enough to allow for carry yet.)
So my opinion, you dont "need" a subcompact glock. If the size of your 23 is an issue, then you need something a bit smaller. For me that choice is mostly a snubbie.