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Posted: 9/15/2009 9:22:04 AM EST
How would a Glock 22 do as a first gun for a first time shooter? Its been a while since I fired a .40 and have forgotten what the recoil is like.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:31:06 AM EST
If you're going to carry I would go w/ the 23. I have all 3 sizes, like 'em all. Ready for the caliber war.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:33:47 AM EST
No. This is not for me. I don't own any .40s so I am not too familiar with it. But there are some good deals on police trade ins and I am trying to get some non-shooter family members to make the jump.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:42:49 AM EST
This will turn into a shitstorm of 9 .vs .40 so get the popcorn ready. I would suggest going to the range and renting/ borrowing/ etc for them to try, everyone is different.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:45:36 AM EST
Yeah, the only reason I am asking about the 22 is because of the police trade ins. I can't find any trade in 17s or 19s. If anyone knows where to find them let me know.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:19:17 AM EST
My first Glock was a G22 and I like it. I've added a G20, 21, 23, and will soon have a G24 to go with it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:25:40 AM EST
Ahh the Glock 20. That will definitely be my next. But I think it may be a bit big to start my sister on though. HA!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:37:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 10:38:37 AM EST by 87GN]
Current production Glock 22s have issues.

If you find a 2nd gen G22, that might work fine.

17s and 19s aren't super hard to find.

I wouldn't start anyone out, male or female, on a .40, if for ammo cost reasons only.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:54:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By 87GN:
Current production Glock 22s have issues.

If you find a 2nd gen G22, that might work fine.

17s and 19s aren't super hard to find.

I wouldn't start anyone out, male or female, on a .40, if for ammo cost reasons only.


+1
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 11:24:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By mercdank:
Originally Posted By 87GN:
Current production Glock 22s have issues.

If you find a 2nd gen G22, that might work fine.

17s and 19s aren't super hard to find.

I wouldn't start anyone out, male or female, on a .40, if for ammo cost reasons only.


+1


+2. I find 40's in general and Glock 40's in particular are very snappy guns to shoot. 9mm will be much easier to control. For a new inexperienced shooter a 40 is a poor choice.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 11:33:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 11:34:51 AM EST by 230JHP]
Originally Posted By GA_USMC:
Yeah, the only reason I am asking about the 22 is because of the police trade ins. I can't find any trade in 17s or 19s. If anyone knows where to find them let me know.


New 17s and 19s are around $500 here, I saw trade in 22s for $355 in the sunday paper at Larry's in Huntsville, Al

PS I'm also in the 9mm camp for a 1st/only pistol.

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 1:10:11 PM EST
A G22 was my first pistol, and I still love it. I carry it everyday. I shot 9mm's in the past and to be honest I'm more accurate with the .40. The recoil is a bit more snppy, but it's something i've learned to ignore. I have zero issues with my 3rd gen and i've put quite a few rounds through it since I got it back in december.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:05:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By GA_USMC:
Yeah, the only reason I am asking about the 22 is because of the police trade ins. I can't find any trade in 17s or 19s. If anyone knows where to find them let me know.


Me too.........I wanted to purchase a Glock, but didn't want to drop the money on a new one..........found a super nice G-22 police trade and promptly bought a LWD 40-9 barrel and basically have a two caliber pistol..............haven't fired a single round of 40 in the year plus that I have had it.................addicting though, I went out and bought a new 19

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:51:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By GA_USMC:
How would a Glock 22 do as a first gun for a first time shooter? Its been a while since I fired a .40 and have forgotten what the recoil is like.

Honestly? I think it would suck. If you are just starting out, I would suggest you start with a .22LR but if you insist on starting with a centerfire, then go with a 9mm (G19 or G17 depending on which one fits your hand better?)

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:54:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By GA_USMC:
Yeah, the only reason I am asking about the 22 is because of the police trade ins. I can't find any trade in 17s or 19s. If anyone knows where to find them let me know.

How about a police trade in G17 for $369?
Summit Gun Brokers G17 Police trade ins for $369
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:27:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By 87GN:
Current production Glock 22s have issues.

If you find a 2nd gen G22, that might work fine.

17s and 19s aren't super hard to find.

I wouldn't start anyone out, male or female, on a .40, if for ammo cost reasons only.


What issues do the current production G22s have?
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