Glock 22

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Glock 22 [1]
Glock22inOliveDrab.jpg
G22 with olive drab tan frame.
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Austria
Production history
Designer Gaston Glock
Designed Late 1980s
Manufacturer Glock
Produced 1990-present
Variants 22C
Specifications
Weight 650 g / 22.92 oz (unloaded)
Length 186 mm / 7.32 in
Barrel length 114 mm / 4.49 in
Width 30.0 mm / 1.18 in
Height 138 mm / 5.43 in (with magazine)

Caliber .40 S&W
Action Safe action
Feed system 10 / 15 / 17 round magazine
Sights Fixed front and rear

The Glock 22 is a pistol manufactured by Glock. It is essentially a Glock 17 modified to fire .40 S&W ammunition (instead of the 9x19mm Parabellum fired by the 17). It uses a modified slide, frame, .40 S&W barrel and magazine but otherwise appears nearly identical to the Glock 17. The gun comes standard with 2 (3 if Gen 4) 15-round magazines; 17- and 28-round magazines (that will function in other .40-caliber Glock handguns) are also available. Also available for certain states and countries that ban magazines of over 10 rounds are 10-round magazines.

The Glock 22 has undergone three major revisions since its introduction in 1990. Currently, the model produced is the Gen 4.

The Glock 22C is a version of the Glock 22 that has a ported barrel and slide to reduce muzzle climb while shooting the pistol.

The Glock 22 is one of the most popular law enforcement pistols in the United States,[citation needed] and compares favorably to other .40 S&W pistols.[citation needed]

Service usage[edit]

The Glock 22 is used by a number of law enforcement agencies worldwide:

Caliber modification[edit]

One notable feature of the Glock 22, and indeed many modern .40 S&W pistols, is the ability to change the caliber to .357 Sig with a simple barrel swap. This is possible due to the similar operating pressures of both rounds, and the fact that the .357 Sig is based on a .40 S&W case, necked down to accept .355 inch bullets.

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Glock pistols
Standard Compact Subcompact Competition Slimline
9mm 17* / 18* 19* 26 34 ~
.40 22* 23* 27 24 / 35 ~
.357 31* 32* 33 ~ ~
.380 ~ 25 28 ~ ~
10mm 20* ~ 29 ~ ~
.45 21* / 21SF ~ 30 ~ 36
.45 GAP 37 38 39 ~ ~
* Also available as C (compensated) variant
~ Not made in this combination