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Gen 2 Glock 22 vs. Gen 3 & 4

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by C6vetter, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. C6vetter

    C6vetter

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    have a Gen 2 with less than 80 rounds through it. Shoots outstanding ... love it. Been reading about incremental improvements with later generations spawning a few questions for you experts:

    1. value of LNIB Glock 22 Gen 2? Flawless with all original materials

    2. Cost/benefits of trading up to Gen 3

    3. Cost/benefits of trading up to Gen 4

    4. Should I consider a 23? Have a new Talo G27 with Ameriglo night sights. If I buy new, I'd want a similar package

    Have Kahr CM9 & that and the G27 will be my CCWs. The G22 (or 23) will be our high(er) capacity home defense weapon.

    Appreciate the feedback!
     
  2. dkf

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    The newer Glock .40 barrels have a little more support than the earlier guns. The Gen3 and Gen4 guns are all 3 pin frames so there is a little strength there than the 2 pin.

    If it were me I would keep the Gen2. Put a few boxes of ammo through it to make sure it functions fine and done. It is just as good (if not better) a home defense gun as the newer Glocks IMO.

    You are probably going to get hosed on a trade in and not break even on a new gun.
     
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  3. familyman357

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    Production 22s always had the locking block support (third) pin, but otherwise I agree. Glock did quietly increase support in later barrels. That may or may not be a big deal to you. FWIW, Gen2s don't seem to command any premium.
    If it's going to be a dedicated home defense pistol, I see no advantage to going to a 23.
    If you decide to ditch the home defense Gen2 for another 22 (supposing that you want a rail to attach a light), I'd go straight for the Gen4. It's not unknown for the Gen3 to demonstrate unreliable feeding with a light attached, but that doesn't seem to be an issue with the Gen4.
     
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  4. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    This is just me mind you but their's no way I would part with a Gen 2 for any New Glock Period. Fact is I won't purchase any Glock produced after December 2006,why sacrifice perfection for well imperfection. SJ 40
     
  5. C6vetter

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    Thanks ... Shoots like. Dream. Just wasn't sure if there were any safety mods suggested in the past 20 years!