2nd Gen. Glock


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RWMC
March 22, 2011, 08:59 PM
I am in the process of buying a used 2nd Gen. Glock 22 Police trade-in. It comes with 3 - 15rd. mags. The total cost will be just under $390. I have never owned a Glock before, mostly due to the way they felt in my hand (like a board) and for their general overall ugly appearance. But looks and how it feels have now both taken a back seat to reliability and function. I'm buying the Gen. 2 due to my financial situation. Can't afford the new Gen. 4 model. Is there anything I should watch for on the Gen. 2 Glock 22? Why can't lead bullets be shot in Glocks? Thanks for the help

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REAPER4206969
March 22, 2011, 10:42 PM
The GEN2 is far more desirable than the GEN4.

The reason it is not advisable to fire bare lead bullets in a Glock is due to excessive leading of the polygonal rifling causing excessive pressure.

rangerjake
March 22, 2011, 11:07 PM
I agree, I would not go with a gen 4 until the new recoil springs are made absolutely reliable. I just bought a police trade-in G22 for about $408, great gun.

I would look look into a Lone Wolf barrel, they're usually a drop-in replacement, are affordable, and allow you to fire lead projectiles.

You can also drop in a lone wolf 9mm or 357sig conversion barrel, and rock 3 calibers in one gun.

NG VI
March 22, 2011, 11:08 PM
Yeah if you were to use a really hard lead bullet at low speeds, it probably wouldn't bother it much, but rather than try to work out some particular load (that will still go against Glock's reccomendations, possibly voiding your warranty) it's best to just stick to jacketed bullets. Or buy an after-market non-polygonal rifled barrel like a Lone Wolf, Storm Lake, KKM, Bar-Sto, whatever, they all work.

Personally I would love a Gen 2 23 and/or 19. The 22 you are getting should be a great gun, shoot it a bit and I'll bet you'll warm up to it pretty quick.

isc
March 22, 2011, 11:57 PM
I have never owned a Glock before, mostly due to the way they felt in my hand (like a board) and for their general overall ugly appearance.

You should consider getting a hougue slip on grip, it really improves the way a glock feels in your hand.

Lord Palmerston
March 23, 2011, 04:29 AM
You can't go wrong with a 2nd. generation G22 or G19, provided the gun is in good condition.

DougW
March 23, 2011, 11:06 PM
Gen 2's are my favorite. 3 of my 5 are Gen 2's.

RWMC
March 24, 2011, 08:40 PM
Thanks to you all for your words of advice and encouragement. I am to receive my Glock 22 tomorrow, and as fate would have it, I am off work tomorrow! The Glock 22 will allow me to let my old 1917 S&W have a well deserved rest. Thanks again!

iblong
March 25, 2011, 08:47 AM
wish they still made them I hate the speed bumps on my gen 3's.

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