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Old February 18, 2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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Glock 22 or Glock 35

What would you recommend for plinking, target, and home defense? Is it worth getting the longer barrel of the G35 for $50-$100 more?
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Old February 18, 2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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Plinking..home defense..I didn't concealed carry so I would spend a little more for the longer barrel. I'm no expert but wouldn't it be more accurate? Less recoil? Sounds like a plinker and home defender.
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Old February 18, 2010, 08:58 PM   #3
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nope...and I would do a 17 over a 22 all day long
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Old February 18, 2010, 08:59 PM   #4
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The 35 has a better trigger, extended controls, adjustable sights, and essentially the same BALANCE as the Glock 22.

It'll cost a bit more, but its a subtly better gun.

And, if you ever get the itch to do IDPA, you'll have a better gun for competition.

(I've had a tweaked 17, a 34, and a 35. The 35 is my favorite.)
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Old February 18, 2010, 08:59 PM   #5
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There are used ones on www.summitgunbroker.

i just saw a used g35 for 550.00 and a used g22 for 330.00,i don't know much about the g35 but i have a g22 from Mark and i love it.
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Old February 18, 2010, 09:04 PM   #6
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I also like the 22 because conversion barrels can be bought for it. Does anyone know if glock or anyone else makes .357 sig conversion barrels for the 35? I haven't seen any around, but I could have missed them.
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Old February 18, 2010, 09:04 PM   #7
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I picked up an ANIB 35 from this forum's classified area a few months back for $400, shipped.

It was and is an exceptional gun. Shop around. Don't rush.

(A 34 would let you shoot cheaper 9mm ammo.)
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Old February 18, 2010, 09:22 PM   #8
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(A 34 would let you shoot cheaper 9mm ammo.)

Yeah, but 9mm always seems like a pea-shooter to me. And if I use it for home defense, I want to take them down, and thats where the .40 S&W comes in.
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Old February 18, 2010, 09:31 PM   #9
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I remember making the decision between the 17 and the 34 and I am glad that I went with the 34 - it handles nicely, has great balance, is accurate and easy to control. I would assume that the same benefits would apply to a 22 VS 35 comparison.
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Old February 19, 2010, 02:03 AM   #10
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I just bought a 23 (the compact version of 22) and am very pleased with it. The 40 S&W round has a very solid reputation for defense. It is definitely not the cheapest thing out there for plinking though. If plinking is going to be a significant part of your use of it, I would agree with the people who've said 17. Just compare the price of 9mm FMJ to 40 and you'll quickly see why. And, you can still get a solid defense performance out of the right 9mm hollow point. In many respects, a Glock is a Glock is a Glock.
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Old February 19, 2010, 09:15 AM   #11
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I have owned a 22 for 10 years. the number of times i've used it to take down a bad guy: 0

the number of times i use it for target shooting and plinking: very little

I also own a beretta px4 in 9mm for about a year. in that year, ive put through it more than 1500 rounds at the range

turns out when ammo is 50% more than another ammo, (9mm $9.50 to $12 compared to $14-$17) you tend to shoot more

until i got my hands on 1k steel cased wolf ammo for like around $230, i rarely shot the glock. now i shoot maybe half a box(25 rounds) at the range compared to the 150 rounds of 9mm i bring

but, to answer your question, since you arent concealing, get the 35
LWD makes barrels for them, from the .40 to the .357 sig, to the .40 to the 9mm

http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Products.aspx?CAT=241
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Old February 19, 2010, 09:29 AM   #12
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Around me Wally world has 40cal for $15 a box of 50 all the time. They can't keep 9mm stocked. My LGD and Dick's has 9 for $18-20/50. It's actually cheaper and easier for me to find and shoot 40.
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Old February 19, 2010, 10:56 AM   #13
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It's actually cheaper and easier for me to find and shoot 40.
I totally agree,and you can't find a better deal than 155 gr federal hi-shoks jhp's .40 cal at 18.95 a box of 50 anywhere.--> www.ammunitiontogo.com

Locally i can get federal .40 cal range ammo at walmart for 12.87 a box
Locally i can get w/w/b 9mm for 14.97 a box

there you have it it's much cheaper to buy .40 cal than 9mm
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Old February 19, 2010, 11:05 AM   #14
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on ammotogo's site, they list a bunch of 9mm ammo that is clearly cheaper than .40

9mm
http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalo...e/9mm-fmj-ammo

.40
http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalo...40-sw-fmj-ammo
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Old February 19, 2010, 12:33 PM   #15
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Thats why i added that i buy my jhp's on ammotogo because you can't find them that cheap locally and i buy my .40 cal range ammo locally because yes online 9mm be a dollar cheaper than local .40 cal but when you add in shipping the cost goes way up.

$11.95 for 9mm is good but add $9.18 for the shipping for one box of 50 it's 20 dollars and if you add more boxes to that order the rate on shipping goes up.
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Old February 19, 2010, 12:37 PM   #16
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depends on your state (wether they charge sales tax) and the sites location (in state internet merchants still charge you for sales tax, in addition to shipping)

where i shop online, i just scored 2500 rounds, and after all costs factored , it came out to be $8 even for a box of 50. at my local walmart, 50 9mm federal is 9.50, plus i have to pay tax.
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