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Maybe this has been asked before but why no .22?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Porterhouse83, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Porterhouse83

    Porterhouse83

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    The offerings glock has now I really like but a .22 glock I think would fill a need for many folks. It would I assume be very inexpensive yet have that glock reliability. I feel it would make I very nice plinker and target gun but I could be wrong.
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    I think the G40 should be a .22 also!

    It only makes sense since the G22 is a .40.... :)

    Until Glock makes the .22, the AA conversion fills in quite well.

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  3. Porterhouse83

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    Nice! I was unaware there was a conversion. How much do they go for? Could not find a price.
     
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    I've seen them from $200-300.
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Glock makes pistols for Military and Law Enforcment use. Can you imagine an army or law enforcement agency armed with .22LR Glocks? I can't.

    Also, look up the Gun Control Act of 1968.
     
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    I've been looking into the Advantage Arms conversion for my G23. Like to see or try one before I buy however. Pretty good reviews. Haven't found much negative so far except they seem to be pretty ammo brand/type sensitive.
     
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    So I guess my usual 525 round box of remington golden bullet is out of the question.
     
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    The FN 5.7 is close.

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    Go here and click on "For recommended ammo for the conversion kit, click here"

    Looks like "525 round box of remington golden bullet" may be on the 'OK' list.
     
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    Bello America/Italia

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    It's called search!
     
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  13. H&K 4 LIFE

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    ^ I agree.

    I will also add that Glock strives to make their pistols as close to 100% reliable as possible, and rimfire ammunition by it's very nature is often much less reliable then center-fire ammunition.

    Bear in mind, Heckler & Koch does not make a .22LR caliber pistol either for the same exact reasons.
     
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    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    Just built this dedicated Advantage Arms .22 on the G17 frame. Picked up the conversion kit, spare mag and 525 Golden's for just over $300 and gave $190 for the frame. Pretty pricey but nice. No complaints at all.

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    So? They're obviously not EXCLUSIVELY a military and LE gun maker. They could make products for the consumer market if they wanted to.

    But to answer the OPs question, it's probably for the same reason you can't get the .380 Glocks in the US. Not enough import points.

    http://www.glockfaq.com/content.aspx?ckey=glock_faq_glock_model_info
     
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  17. Bruce M

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    With due respect to DannyR while it is ancient history S&W shipped some .22s, especially model 45 revolvers and model 41 and 46 pistols to the branches of the military including the Coast Guard, to the Post Office and specifically to Boston PD. Obviously not combat guns but may have had some use for marskmanship training. My guess is that if Glock ever made a .22 pistol that at least a few agencies would purchase a few.


    To the OP - for some at least the price of the conversion is close to getting a complete .22 pistol, which while is not a Glock may have some benefit for skills enhancement and enjoyment.

    And there is the ISSC pistol that is close enough to a Glock that I think there may have been a lawsuit.
     
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