Gun Report

Glock G22 Gen4 40 S&W, $649

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The Gen 4 grip system should make this gun more appealing to a wider variety of shooters.

Glock G22 Gen4 40 S&W, $649

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The G22 pistols offer a 2-inch-long rail, but only one crosshatch. The tips of the G22 pistols are tapered for easier concealment and smoother holstering.
A pair of alternate backstraps, sizes large and medium, was supplied, but the shooter actually had three choices. Option number one was the backstrap supplied as one piece with the frame. Extra backstraps are slid over the original profile and pinned into place, producing different grip angles.
The new texture, also found on the RTF models, looked more abrasive than it actually was. It helped us hold on in hot weather, but we found it was most beneficial when shooting with gloves on, such as many patrolmen wear. Note the vertical ridge at the rear corner of the grip. That's not just to create the illusion of a side panel. That groove holds the alternate backstraps in place.

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