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Posted: 10/27/2004 12:43:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 5:23:27 PM EDT by macro]

Guys..need a fast one...I got a chance to get a Glock 22 in .40 S&W for around $350 (used but in nice shape) comes with one 14 round mag marked for LEO only.

Should I trade my Smith and Wesson 410 to get it?

I am leaving in a few minutes...hoping to get fast opinions....yes or no is cool



First of all, thanks...I had 8 or 9 responses in minutes..you guys rule.

I have NEVER been a plastic gun guy...I carried a 1911 for a while, a Ruger wheel gun, the S&W 410 .40 and now for something completely different....

After talking to folks about Glocks for the past ten years...they get that whole Ford Vs Chevy thing...plastic vs. metal. Overall though, I have heard they are among the most reliable weapons out there....and this is my primary CCW so the only thing that matters is shootability and reliability.

I only went out to get a case of 5.56 since I was running low (under a 1000 rounds on hand - cant have that). There was a "used" G22 in the case...mint condition....for $379...so I asked to see it. No wear on the metal....no scuffs on the plastic...absolutely zero apparent use. Took the slide off and checked out the contast points...no wear...none. Looked through the barrel....rifling was clean, again no noticable wear. You get the idea.

I left the shop and started thinking that it was time to trade the S&W...its been a workhorse...have put at least 1000 rounds through it....god knows what went through it before I had it (bought that one used as well). I bought it dirty..cleaned it up, and kept it pretty....but it had wear and tear from years of use. Clean...but very used. I never completely liked the way it was designed, hated the way it strips down, and it wasnt nearly as accurate as my Taurus P92 was.

I went home...scooped up the S&W...went back...they gave me $200 for my old workhorse...knocked about $30 off the Glock...through in two 15 round mags marked "Restricted LE/GOVT Only" (which I think is cool).....and for a little over $150 cash...I upgraded my sorry old S&W relic to this...............

(sorry, the picture sucks but I will take more when I have time this weekend...after the range that is!!!!)

Thanks to the ARFCOM crew for chiming in with opinions when I needed them.
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Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:46:54 PM EDT
no, keep the Smith and buy the Glock
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:47:09 PM EDT

Only one problem with Glocks - they do not have a fully supported chamber. That's why so many of them blow up. Seriously. "KB guns" (Ka-boom)

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:47:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 12:59:02 PM EDT by Dolomite]

Well, yes - but tell him you want the 15 round mag instead of the 14.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:54:15 PM EDT
If it's an even up trade, then I'd say yes. But I don't like Smiths, and Glocks fit my hands well.
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Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:57:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRicker:
Not yes, but HELL YES.

+1... smiths suck ass
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:58:16 PM EDT
go Glock!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:59:36 PM EDT
yes, and you should ad a poll for faster results.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:00:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:01:12 PM EDT
If he'll give you a good price for the smith, yes.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:03:28 PM EDT

kb's are very very rare and only really enjoyed by people that don't like Glocks.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:03:41 PM EDT
sell the smith and buy a SA mil spec 1911

Someone had to say it!!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:04:50 PM EDT
Trade that POS!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:10:23 PM EDT
No. Save up for a real gun. Trade the Smith in for a 1911.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:11:46 PM EDT
Uhhhmmmm......GET BOTH DUMMY!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:15:20 PM EDT
Yes...depending on the deal. Your gun is worth almost as much as his if in comparable shape...G22s are very plentiful and don't let them make you believe otherwise. The Glock is, head and shoulders, a better gun than the S&W, but this deal is not worth much cash as difference.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:18:22 PM EDT
KBs are usually attributed to hand loads.

Rule for Glocks:

1) run factory ammo
2) don't shoot lead round nose

I have a Glock 23 (smaller version of 22) with thousands of rounds through it with no problems at all. I know many that are the same way.

If you're really worried about it you can always put an aftermarket barrel in it.

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:21:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:31:55 PM EDT
Get the Glock.

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:34:17 PM EDT
Hell yeah take the Glock and run.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:40:45 PM EDT
Shit yeah. That's a hell of deal.
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Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:04:54 PM EDT
I don't know how people can shoot a S&W auto with that
3 foot long trigger travel.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:20:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Walker:
no, keep the Smith and buy the Glock

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:29:24 PM EDT
Ditch the Smith, enjoy the Glock, and don't look back.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:53:42 PM EDT
Leave the gun. Take the cannolli.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:56:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dissipator556:
Ditch the Smith, enjoy the Glock, and don't look back.

What he said!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:56:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CMOS:

Only one problem with Glocks - they do not have a fully supported chamber. That's why so many of them blow up. Seriously. "KB guns" (Ka-boom)


Glocks KB because of dumbasses shooting reloads or lead bullets in them.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:24:36 PM EDT
See original note on page 1 for update!!!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:28:50 PM EDT
Don't you just love a new toy!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:34:18 PM EDT
I thing we deserve a before and after pic here!!
Congrads on the purchase!
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