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G22 gen4+TLR?

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by 1041TX, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. 1041TX

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    About to embark on a new gig with a new agency, FNG time. The new gig does not supply a duty gun and thus it is time to buy something new. I am pretty much set on having a weapon light on whatever I get.

    The 1911 is out, unfortunately.

    Looking at either the G22 gen4 or G21SF.
    Being a lefty, the reversible mag catch is very appealing but I can drop mags just fine with my trigger finger as well. My question is multifaceted:

    1. I know the gen 3 G22 doesn't play well with a mounted light. I hear the gen 4 cured this issue. Anyone on board run this setup?

    2. I also know there was some grumbling about the reversible mag catch causing issues with inadvertent mag drops while in a holster due to the larger size of the mag catch. Anyone personally experience this?

    3. Looking hard at the TLR1 due to simplicity etc. Don't care for lasers, strobes etc. Planning on using a 6280 holster. Any other lights I should be looking at? The X300 looks sweet but is a little rich for my poor blood.


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  2. AngryBassets

    AngryBassets Jagenden Übel

    We recently went to 4th gen 22's (with an option for 4th gen 23's, which I picked) with the TLR1.

    No problems at all.
     


  3. I currently carry a Gen 4 Glock 22 with a TLR-1 light and rock with a Safariland 6280 holster. No problems here. Fired well over 2000 rounds. I like it. Enjoy!
     
  4. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    The X300 is around $225 direct from SF with LE pricing, FYI. You need to call them.
     
  5. arcanetripwire

    arcanetripwire I'm 10-8

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    Dept. issued Gen 4 G22's and I Run a TLR-1 and have had no issues.
     
  6. LawScholar

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    Hm. The Gen 3 G22 runs poorly with lights? Bro is a LEO and that's his duty gun, with a TLR1. Should I give him a heads up?
     
  7. rookie1

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    I have a G22 3rd gen RTF in a Blackhawk serpa with the blackhawk light. No issues at all.
     
  8. 22's using an older design magazine spring will have FTF issues with a light attached.
     
  9. rockapede

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    Some do. Most don't. It occurs often enough to be worth checking for. Hopefully your brother has fully vetted his weapon system, but it wouldn't hurt to ask him.
     
  10. 1041TX

    1041TX

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll have to call up SF and look into the x300 as well....


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  11. rockapede

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    Just fyi, when I bought my first tac light, I was in the same boat as you (x300 vs tlr1). I went with the tlr, mainly because of price. It has been used and abused and has been absolutely bulletproof. You really can't go wrong either way.
     
  12. Zero issues with my G22G4 and TLR-1S. Hitting 2K rounds as I have been shooting less.
     
  13. S.O.Interceptor

    S.O.Interceptor Khem-Adam

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    I chose the TLR1 for the price and couldn't be happier. A couple of guys at work got the different Surefire models, and when it counts, you can't tell the difference. They are nice lights, but way over priced.
     
  14. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    I have an X300 and X200 as well as two TLR1s.

    They all work fine. The SF lights have the added bonus of the DG switch. Now that SL is coming out with their own switches, the gap is closing.

    I run a SF X300 at 12 on my rifle. The TLR is a bit taller and the sights are more obscured with it.
     
  15. Do you find any play with it and are you using the slide lock or the standard plate?
     
  16. Cochese

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    No play. I have the universal adapter on there with the thumb release. Goes on and off easy.
     
  17. Okay, I'll try mine again. I had some minimal play which irritated me so it got pulled.
     
  18. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Make sure the light is assembled correctly. It sounds stupid, but that was my issue. First, it was jiggly. Then, it was almost impossible to get the light off of the rail.

    Then I took the whole thing apart and put it back together (the rail attachment and it fits correctly, now.
     
  19. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    I would go with the 21sf it is a lot easier to shoot and the recoil feels more like a push than a snap you get with the .40. I run a TLRs and have had 0 issues with about 1200 rds through it. I would get the tlr over the sure fire. It is much cheaper and IMHO a better light. The sure fire is a more focused cone like beam where the tlr really floods a room with light. Several guys on my shift run the sure fire though so you really cant go wrong. If you do order a surefire be sure to email dsg arms they have em for 190 last I checked. Any questions about the 21 or tlr feel free to pm.

    Here's my setup:
    http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww128/knry0401/photo-1.jpg

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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  20. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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