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Posted: 8/9/2011 1:43:03 PM EDT
I'm sure this is on here before but I have limited access and time to use the Internet at the moment.

We are running glock 22s (gen3) and have the option of buying our own lights and holsters. What are all of ur experiences with the lights and holsters.

Also one guy has the glock tac light and is looking for a duty holster for that if anyone knows it off hand.

Thanks alot
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 1:50:34 PM EDT
Surefire x300
Insight WX150
TLR-1

as for holsters, the Safariland 6280 or 6360 models.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 2:25:58 PM EDT
I'm not a Glock guy, but didn't the Glock 22 have a rather well publicized issue with malfunctions related to attached weapon lights? IIRC, it was generation specific. Standby, off to google...
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 2:30:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Garage-Logician:
I'm not a Glock guy, but didn't the Glock 22 have a rather well publicized issue with malfunctions related to attached weapon lights? IIRC, it was generation specific. Standby, off to google...


Just googled and found several places saying it was a mag problem which has since been corrected with different springs, FWIW.

I like the x300
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 2:39:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mkd66204:
Originally Posted By Garage-Logician:
I'm not a Glock guy, but didn't the Glock 22 have a rather well publicized issue with malfunctions related to attached weapon lights? IIRC, it was generation specific. Standby, off to google...


Just googled and found several places saying it was a mag problem which has since been corrected with different springs, FWIW.

I like the x300


I have the X200, but it's mounted on my Sig. A quick google check did in fact reveal a shit ton of reported malfunction issues with the Glock 22 and 23 models when you attach a light to them. Many of the sources seemed to be suggesting that the Glock's frame needs to 'flex' in order to cycle properly and the attached light reduces the flex. Stiffer mag springs and a different follower appear to be one recommended fix.

Proceed with caution I guess.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 3:28:42 PM EDT
I've never had a malfunction with a TLR1 and a X300 on my issue 22.

Give it a try. I personally like the X300 with the DG switch. I have it on a Glock 19 now.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 5:51:58 PM EDT
Our tac guys had some problems early on with malfunctions after attaching a M3 light to a Gen3 G22, which were quickly and permanently resolved by going to a stronger magazine spring.

We are looking real hard at allowing street officers to go to pistol-mounted lights at their own expense. Current issue is the Safariland 295 so we will probably make a simultaneous switch to the 6280 or another Safariland.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 6:28:17 PM EDT
Surefire X300 with 6280 is a good combo.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 7:49:43 PM EDT
ive got a glock 22 with a insight m3 led. never any problems with ftf/fte.

safariland 6360 holster.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 8:16:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2011 8:17:22 PM EDT by SoCalJBT]
Originally Posted By Garage-Logician:
I'm not a Glock guy, but didn't the Glock 22 have a rather well publicized issue with malfunctions related to attached weapon lights? IIRC, it was generation specific. Standby, off to google...


We tried to replicate this "well documented" issue, but we never could - not even once.

ETA: Over 100 G22s with lights in service, no issues.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 9:01:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2011 9:04:18 PM EDT by big_joe555]
Make sure your have the new mags, with 1 or 2 on the back to the right of the glock symbol. Those have the correct spring/follower combo, and I think they tweeked the feed angle. I had the problems. It mostly happens during awkward shooting grips like one handed, on the ground, or close quarter collasped grip. Basically, I think the gun just becomes more sensitive with the light on it, but its never consistent. I've tried to make it malfunction by having the limpest hold on the gun possible. And it runs 100%. Next SWAT training, I'll be going through a course and I'll have two malfunctions, its wierd .

Best advise, get the light, the gun, and a lot of ammo. Shoot it from every conceivable awkward position, chances are if it runs 100%, then you will have no issue. Also keep up on maintanence schedules, on the recoil and mag springs.

Thats my $0.02.

Edited- Also Safariland 6360 is the shit, the best holster I've had yet. Very fast and secure.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 1:42:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By big_joe555:
Make sure your have the new mags, with 1 or 2 on the back to the right of the glock symbol. Those have the correct spring/follower combo...


+1 This is what I've been told. G23s were supposed to have this problem, too. I've had no issues running a light on my G23 using mags marked with the "2."

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 1:52:24 AM EDT
Just took the glock armorers class. They said remedy was to switch to the 2nd gen locking block if I recall. Cures that hiccup
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 4:20:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Katman6360:
Just took the glock armorers class. They said remedy was to switch to the 2nd gen locking block if I recall. Cures that hiccup


When I took the class, the word was it was caused by the whipping action of the frame flexing during recoil being interrupted by the weight of the light.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:37:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SoCalJBT:
Originally Posted By Katman6360:
Just took the glock armorers class. They said remedy was to switch to the 2nd gen locking block if I recall. Cures that hiccup


When I took the class, the word was it was caused by the whipping action of the frame flexing during recoil being interrupted by the weight of the light.


I got the same explanation in 2009 that SoCal got. They need to make their fucking minds up.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 7:09:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Raizo_Sekai:
Surefire x300
Insight WX150
TLR-1

as for holsters, the Safariland 6280 or 6360 models.

Have had mine several years without failure.....I love it. I was actually the first in the department to get a light for my glock and now half the guys have them,
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:29:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SoCalJBT:
Originally Posted By Katman6360:
Just took the glock armorers class. They said remedy was to switch to the 2nd gen locking block if I recall. Cures that hiccup


When I took the class, the word was it was caused by the whipping action of the frame flexing during recoil being interrupted by the weight of the light.


+1 This is what I've always heard. I've never heard anything about the locking block.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:32:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LTBeas:
Surefire X300 with 6280 is a good combo.


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