Looking for durability of the Glock 22 3rd gen

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  1. 64ti

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    I see a lot of used G22 on the market police trade ins and wonder why they are trading them in and why sub 400 price range. How long does the 40 Glock last? Should I sell my G22 and G35 and get 9mm?
    Tried searching and no luck brought up way to many titles.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it. If after 10s of thousands of rounds the gun starts having issues you could just send it back to Glock. IMO the large majority of people aren't going to run their 40 cal Glocks hard enough to cause issues with the platform that wouldn't come up with the 9mm.
     
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    i have 3 40 glocks and all have been perfect. One is actually a police trade in 22 that ive had for 12+ years, never one malfunction. 2 years ago i thought about switching to 9mm completely too, so i purchased a 26 and 19. I havent carried the 9mms once. I know everyone says there is really no difference in effectiveness, but when at the range the 9mm feels like a pellet gun and the holes look tiny too. The 40s have just a little more punch when shooting so recoil isnt bad. Also i usually carry the baby glocks so 1 round extra isnt something to worry about. One thing i have noticed is new / weak shooters get limp wrist malfunctions much easier with 9mm.
     
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    Some of the most durable guns out there. They trade around 400 because they're plentiful and because they sell new in re 400's for many of us.
     
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    Listen to this man...my police 22 gen2 is my Go To War pistol
     
  6. 64ti

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    I am glad to hear that. I have 3 22 and 2 35. Magazine compatibility is great. I just had a 22 rmr slide done. One of my 22 is the fish scale upper model.
     
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    post some pics
     
  8. 64ti

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    And the scaly one
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  9. Kimura

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    I've heard if you're good about maintenance, you can 40K-50K out of the a Glock 22. That's a lot of 40 S&W. I would assume if you're like some competitors and you run lighter loads, you can get more and equally if you're horrible about maintenance, you can get a whole lot less.

    Should you get a 9mm instead? That's an individual choice, but if durability is an issue to you, and you're going to shoot that many rounds, you could run a 9mm conversion barrel which should help to prolong the life of the gun. You can do 75% of your practicing with light 9mm and the rest with .40.
     
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    I have a G35 9 mm conversion and a threaded Storm Lake 9 mm conversion barrel for a G22. Have a 40 also threaded and selling the regular barrel on the classified section.
     
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    The g22 is an excellent gun. No big bore gun will match the service life of the g17.
     
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    Got a G22 gen3 in 2006, shot IDPA for years, then GSSF outdoor and indoor. Have close to 20k rds and still get perfect scores on the indoor GSSF matches. You simply can't get a better pistol for the price when you buy the police trade-in's.
     
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    I have plenty, my G-27 gen 2.5 that I have carried EDC or BUG since 1995, just had a FTF 2nd round jam at the range with Blaser Brass 180 gr FMJ.
    Now what?
    Load it back up and keep carrying it, as it has only malfunctioned that one time.
    But I got all this locally for $400 last week to replace it.
    A Gen 3 G-23, with extras, excellent condition, I have not shot it yet though.


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    I no longer have any 9MM. Here's my little family of .40's!:D thumbnail_IMG_0321.jpg