Forgot how much I enjoyed the G22

Forgot how much I enjoyed the G22

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    Forgot how much I enjoyed the G22

    Yep. Since I retired almost 5 years ago, I sort of retired my old duty weapon, a Gen 3 G22.

    One thing I did do with it, is set it up for hunting or woods carry, by replacing the old wore out GNSís with regular polymer OEM sights, but opted for an adjustable rear instead of fixed so that I could dial in my 180 weight hunting/woods loads a little more exact. Oh, and I did replace the recoil spring with a factory OEM.

    Ive had a pretty good supply of aluminum cased Blazer 180ís that shoot POI with my handloads, and because Iím lazy with my reloading lately, I decided to pull it out of the safe and take it for a little spin yesterday evening.

    In short, the entire experience was shaking hands with an old friend that I hadnít seen in a long time. I enjoyed it so much, that I had gone thru 100 rounds in no time at all.

    The magazines are so old they are marked ď LE/Gov Restricted, but they still function perfectly despite years of being loaded.

    So, today, Iím giving the Colt a break, and carrying the ol G22 at work.

    Its not better, or worse than the 1911, in my book. Options are really nice to have.
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    It is even more fun suppressed. We think of 40 S&W as hot and snappy, but shooting suppressed makes it even more fun since it is naturally a subsonic caliber.


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    Yessir, I've been carrying the G22 and G27 combination for years. And I agree, the G22 is great to shoot. Recoil is similar to my G27 with a .40 to 9mm conversion barrel in it.

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    I have a Gen 3 Glock 22 and I like it a lot.
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    Chuck. You may be like me. I have a pretty small list of regular "pet guns" here, but I enjoy taking something out that hasn't been exercised in a while out and revisit it. Then on to the next one as the whim leads.

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    Gramps had a G22 and traded it for a SIG P320. The SIG is FOR SALE and Gramps found a nice looking used G22 again. Unfortunately it had some serious problems, which can happen when you don't know what someone else did to a gun. A trip to Glock fixed everything and now, with several parts having been replaced (free), he is LOVING it!!!
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    Its not better, or worse than the 1911, in my book. Options are really nice to have.
    I wish more people could figure that out themselves, it's legal, you can like more than one platform.

    Anyway, off the soap box, well said, Chuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    I wish more people could figure that out themselves, it's legal, you can like more than one platform.

    Anyway, off the soap box, well said, Chuck.
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    I am very partial to gen3 Glock 23's. One of those I own is one of my primary carry guns and I would not part with it. Very accurate and a great shooter. I do have a gen4 G22 and like it, too, but the aforementioned G23 is tops for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDRGlock View Post
    It is even more fun suppressed. We think of 40 S&W as hot and snappy, but shooting suppressed makes it even more fun since it is naturally a subsonic caliber.


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    It's only sub sonic with weak 180's. I prefer my contract 155 grn HST's @ 1200 fps.
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    My first Glock.
    Gen 3 G22.
    One of my favorites.
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    I still occasionally break out my old duty Glock 35 w/ laser engraved badge that was presented to me when I retired. It is a good shooter but too big for me to CCW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    It's only sub sonic with weak 180's. I prefer my contract 155 grn HST's @ 1200 fps.
    That will likely not suppress.


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    The best part of the Glock 22 is/was the price of used magazines. I picked up 25 for $200.
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    Funny thing is if you look at the data below the two guns are very close in size. (Yes I know your model is a Colt lw that would put your weight @ 29 oz empty but they didn't list it) Other than the caliber difference and a slight width difference, they're about the same.

    People always talk about the Lightweight commanders and call them "cc" guns but refer to the 17/22 as "duty" guns. Both are at the larger end of the comfortable spectrum to most people, but are very close to the same, and both are very concealable.

    Glad you're getting to enjoy your old friend. :)

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