For those of you who don’t clock Glocks, the Glock 23 is the compact version of the Austrian gunmaker’s .40 S&W ammunition-firing pistols. The fourth generation version includes interchangeable back-straps (an “innovation” that carried the Smith & Wesson M&P a LONG way). It also boasts a dual recoil spring to reduce recoil. (Clever eh?) To the same end, the Austrian gunmakers have strengthened the Glock 23’s frame. The other big news: new stippling on the grip that makes the grip grippier—but not as aggressively as the RTF2 treatment (law enforcement didn’t like it). I guess that means Glock perfection is now perfecter. More perfectful? And headed your way in a little over two weeks. TTAG will have a full test as and when we get our hands on a 23. But not before. Of course, you could buy one (probably retail around $560) and write a review for us . . .