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New Glock 22- Range Report

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by mike23, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. mike23

    mike23

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    I bought a 23 a couple of weeks ago and today picked up a 22. I'm basically moving up from shooting 9mm. I traded in my 26 to help finance this purchase. I was also going to trade in my 17 but started feeling a little sentimental about that gun and held on to it for now.

    I also purchased a Storm Lake 357 sig conversion barrel for the 22. The conversion barrel was $98 from Topglock. I bought WWB 125g ammo and a 31 mag so I wouldn't get the ammo confused.

    First, I put 50 rnds of 40 S&W WWB 165g and a mag of Remington GS 165g through the 22. Compared to the 23, the recoil was noticeably lighter. The 22 is a larger pistol so that is to be expected. I had my timer with me and practiced drawing from my holster and placing a shot in the -0 circle of a IDPA target from 10-4 yards. The 22 performed flawlessly.

    Next, I swapped out the barrel and installed the 357 barrel. Other than the barrel being stainless instead of black, you wouldn't know it wasn't totally stock. The 22 performed flawlessly, just as if it was a 31. In total I shot about 25 rnds of 357 through it.

    I have never shot 357 before and would say, personally I thought it had about the same recoil as 9mm +P+. It certainly wasn't any stronger than 40 S&W and was more of a "push" like 9mm.

    I'm really happy that now I can shoot 2 different calibers with the 22. I have a set of Meps I'll have installed; an extended slide stop and I'm going to install a 35 mag release and see how I like that. Also, all of my Glocks get a NY trigger spring. I really like the consistent pull and positive reset.

    All in all, I am very happy with my move to 40 S&W (and 357)!:)
     
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    Congratulations! I very much enjoy the .40 S&W and will soon be getting a G32 barrel for my G23 so I can also experience the fun of shooting .357 Sig.
     

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    What's the fascination with the second cartridge? If you prefer one cartridge, why didn't you just get it to start with?

    Is it just for giggles?
     
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    Exactly. For me, the .357 Sig barrel is just for fun.
     
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    For me,it was just a way to experiment with another caliber at the range w/o having to buy another gun.
     
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    OK. Nothing wrong with the gigle factor. I'm plenty guilty of that too.
     
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    Same here, the only real reason I got the extra barrel is so that I wouldn't have to buy another gun, even though I like buying them. I do like the 357 SIG, but if I had to decide, I'd stick with the .40.
     
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    When I wanted to go to another caliber, I looked at the 357 sig and the .40 S&W and both had excellent ballistics for SD but for the amount of time I'm on the range, I went w/ the 40 due to cheaper target ammo. It's interesting that JHP for everything from 9mm to 45 GAP are pretty close in price but target ammo is not.

    Also, I had the Meps, NY trigger spring, extended slide stop, and the 35 mag release installed this morning. What a difference! With the extended controls, I don't have to change my grip to eject a mag or release the slide making the 22 more user friendly. I probably will make the same mods to my 23.