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Is there anything wrong with GLOCK 22?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TexasGunbie, Sep 16, 2010.

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  1. TexasGunbie

    TexasGunbie Member

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    Whenever I read the local gun classified for Houston, I usually see a GLOCK 22 for sale. I rarely run into any of the 9mm GLOCKS for sale, so I assume most that bought one is keeping it. But I do see a lot of GLOCK 22 on the market. Whenever I put a gun out for trade, a lot of people offer up their GLOCK 22 as well... I would say 70% of the GLOCKS posted for sale locally in Houston are in 40 caliber. Any reason for that?

    Why is that? something wrong with the GLOCK 22?
     
  2. bamacisa

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    Who knows? Could be that 9mm is cheaper to shoot. 40S&W is not cheap.
     
  3. Ky Larry

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    Maybe nobody in Houston is professional enought to carry one.


    Seriously, I have no clue.
     
  4. litman252

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    Police trade-ins could be a reason.........

    Tony
     
  5. essayons21

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    ???

    12.99 a box for Federal at my local wally world.

    Cheaper than anything but .22lr and 9mm
     
  6. mgkdrgn

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    Ammo is a bit more expensive/harder to find than 9mm, and it's a bit more "snappy" to shoot. 40 S&W just isn't as popular as 9mm or 45.
     
  7. REAPER4206969

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    Of course not. The Glock models 22 and 23 are the best selling pistols in the country. That's why you see so many for sale on the secondary market.
     
  8. REAPER4206969

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    .40S&W is the most popular centerfire auto pistol cartridge in the country.
     
  9. burley

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    Glock 22. As far as I can tell, there's a lot of them out there. Kinda like Ford Crown Victorias. They work and there's nothing wrong with them. You are right though.

    I see Glock 22, 23 and 27 for sale in the paper all the time adn rarely see a 19. Forget about a 17 or 26 too. I look every day too. Tampa Bay area.
     
  10. joepav

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    I have to go with the other fellow and say police trade in.
     
  11. DenaliPark

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    The Glock-22(G-22) is the A-number one, premier LE firearm in America, carried by more LEO's(federal, state, and local)then any other, including, the FBI. They virtually FLOOD THE MARKET, and that would be my expectation as to why you're seeing so many of them offered for sale.
    They are superb machines, with nothing wrong with them whatsoever....
     
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    Source?

    I thought 9x19 was far and away a bigger seller in retail sales, not to mention the eleventy billion rounds of 9mm churned out for the military.
     
  13. TexasGunbie

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    yeah, I always thought the GLOCK is known for 9mm. Wouldn't we see almost equal amount of 9 and 40 GLOCK on the market then?
     
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    Maybe I'm part of the problem. I'm in the Houston area and the only handgun I ever sold was a 40. :)

    Personally, I didn't like the trade off between what I perceived as the snappiness of the round and the terminal ballistics. If I want a snappy handgun round I'll get a 10mm. At least then I'd get the power of the 10mm.
     
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    I think becuase everyone has more than one Glock 22. They are like Lays Potato chips, you can't have just one. Seriously speaking I think it is because of Police Trade-ins. Also Repear is correct in my opinion .40 is the most popular round today in the U.S.
     
  16. TexasGunbie

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    I just don't see how 40 is the most popular caliber. I have a lot of friends that have owned 9 and 45 but not 40. Almost everyone have had a 9mm and 45 once in their life. I know a lot of people that have never shot the 40.
     
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    Don't know about most rounds sold but .40 is the only round available non stop for the last 2 years at LGS. .223, 5.56, .308, 9mm & .45 were all gone at one time or another. It's all better now but really had me thinking of getting one at one time......

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    Call any major ammo manufacture and they will tell you .40 accounts for around half of their centerfire pistol cartridge sales.
     
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    Almost all local, state and federal law enforcement as well as the Coast Guard and elite U.S. Army special forces use the .40 along with a majority of gun game competitors. Not to mention its huge adoption by the average plinker and defensive shooter.
     
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    In the U.S. Glock is known for their .40 models. Ask any average person "what caliber is a Glock?" and they will respond "forty." Type "Glock" into Google search and hit the space bar and see what automatically fills in.
     
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    Including the Hostage Rescue Team and U.S. Army CAG ("Delta Force.")
     
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    Ok, I did.

    It filled in in this order:
    Glock 19
    Glock 17
    Glock 23
    Glock 22
    etc.... etc...

    Mention of models, not calibers. Interesting though to see what people search for.

    As for me, I really like my G23.
     
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    I also think it is due to police trade ins. There are plenty to go around.

    As far as anything being wrong with them, I say no. I carried one on duty for two years, no problems. Did not observe any problems with them throughout my department or surounding agencies.

    I tend to prefer the G17/19, but I would take a G22 if one was given to me.
     
  24. 45Fan

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    Might it be possible that some of the reason so many are out there is because a .40 is a good bit snappier than the 9mm, and some get nervous of there plastic .40s when the round count gets up there. There are alot of horror stories flooding the internet about KBs in .40 Glocks. I dont own one myself, but I have friends that own them, and have seen their durability second hand, but when it comes to things potentially blowing up in your hand, some people tend to be very cautious.
     
  25. Zerodefect

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    The .40 Glocks are very popular out my way. Because .45 deosn't fit into a Glock too well. Unless you want something impossible to CCW (21).

    So the next best thing is the Glock 22/23 which are close to the same size as a 5" 1911 Goverment (22), or Officers model (23).
     
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