Glock 22 vs 35?

I am new to the world of pistols and Glocks as I grew up around rifles with maybe a S&W 357 revolver laying around.

I recently got a really good deal on a Glock 22. I have noticed that it is much harder to shoot accurately than the 357 revolver, at least for me. Although the more I shoot it the better I get.

Question: This gun is primarily for home defense and plinking. What are yalls thoughts on the Glock 35 compared to the 22? Seems the longer barrel and extra weight would allow for a little more accuracy? Is the main reason that someone would want to go with a 22(over a 35), is for ease of carry purposes? I don't think I would ever carry this gun. If I do get a CHL, I would want to get a smaller gun to carry I would think.

Side question: I was reading about all of the conversion kits out there for the 22. Are these safe and reliable options? Particular 40 to a 9mm or 357 sig, or to the 22lr, maybe an extended 2 port barrel, or even the carbine conversion kit. I have noticed that they are not cheap and some have extended back order times.

http://www.lonewolfdist.com/products.aspx?CAT=241
http://www.glockstore.com/training-resources/training-devices/22-lr-conversion-kit
http://glockparts.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=6694

Or this 22lr conversion:
http://www.advantagearms.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=AASOS&Category_Code=GLK



[This message has been edited by jpb1999 (edited 3/10/2013 10:40a).]
For the price of a conversion kit you could almost go buy a 22 buckmark


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For the price of a conversion kit you could almost go buy a 22 buckmark





That's what I did. I did however purchase a 9mm lone wolf conversion barrel ported with G17 mags. The 35 is more of a competition gun right?
I also see that you could buy a 22 semi for almost that price... but, correct me if I am wrong, the 22 semis like the buckmark or the Beretta u22 only hold 10 rounds? You can buy a 25 round mag for the Glock 22lr conversion kit.
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I also see that you could buy a 22 semi for almost that price... but, correct me if I am wrong, the 22 semis like the buckmark or the Beretta u22 only hold 10 rounds? You can buy a 25 round mag for the Glock 22lr conversion kit.


I believe your right I bought a ruger mark iii it has a 10 round mag
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What are yalls thoughts on the Glock 35 compared to the 22? Seems the longer barrel and extra weight would allow for a little more accuracy?


Longer barrels often make shooters shoot more accurately. With that in mind, I'd at least consider looking for a Glock 24 and install a lighter trigger to bump up my accuracy quite a bit with a Glock 40 caliber.

(note: The 24 is is too long for certain competitions)
The Glock 22 and Glock 35 have the exact same frame. The difference is the slide and the barrel. Those are longer on the 35. Internal parts are the same.

I have a 9mm conversion barrel for a Glock 22 that I use when shooting 3 gun matches. I have had good luck with Lone Wolf's stuff. YMMV.

[This message has been edited by MB19 (edited 3/10/2013 12:42p).]
So could I get an extended conversion barrel? Or would you have to get the whole slide? Can the longer barrel just stick out the front?
I have the extended ported 9mm barrel. Sticks out the front.
There are several variables at work on the glock 22 versus the 35. Simple answer is yes, the 35 would likely be more accurate all things being equal. Although, glock 22 is more than accurate for home defense or standard range shooting, but as always shoot what you are most comfortable with using. Like previous poster said, near identical frame and same reliability.

I have a lonewolf 9mm conversion barrel for my gen 3 glock 22. The only ammo it wouldnt eject was my dad's reloaded 9mm stuff but he loads them light for range shooting. Everything else from high performance hollow points to cheap 115g blazer steel ammo fed and ejected just fine out of a glock 17 - 9mm mag. That being said, even though the conversion barrel worked fine with self defense loads, i would not trust it to use for home defense...i would leave that to the standard .40 cal barrel and ammo the gun is meant for...i just use conversion barrel at the range.
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So could I get an extended conversion barrel? Or would you have to get the whole slide? Can the longer barrel just stick out the front?


You could get the glock 35 conversion barrel as the standard threaded barrel for the glock 22 sticks out the front of the slide. HOWEVER, you may want to google search and read through some blogs on what people who have tried this first say before spending the money. Keep in mind the barrel is free floating, so the heavier you make it can affect the ability of the gun to property eject and feed when you start changing the weights of the components.

Also, keep in mind lonewolf aftermarket barrels can be shot with copper jacket AND lead bullets, whereas standard glock barrels (and H&K) can ONLY be shot with copper jacketed bullets. Has something to do with how the rifling is made and the build up of the lead residue creating more pressure than standard rifling, etc.
For the weekday crowd.

So for 22 semis we have the Walther P22, Buckmark, Ruger Mark III, or the Beretta Neos U22. The Beretta is around $250... and the Walther is around that as well, but the other two are more. The all hold 10 in the mag with no high cap mags available, correct?

The 22lr conversion for the Glock is $275. The benefits is that you can practice with your primary weapon and can get a 25 round mag. Down side is that you do not have a seperate dedicated 22lr semi pistol.

Thoughts?

I may wind up buying the 22 conversion for my G22 just so I can shoot it. I already own the mark iii I have cervical nerve damage so anything more than a 380 jacks up my neck.
Just getting a longer barrel will not make your gun more accurate. The distance between the front and rear sight, the sight radius, makes it easier to be more accurate with your shots. The shorter the sight radius, the more any misalignment of the sights will make your shots off from where the front sight is. The Glock 35 does have a longer sight radius than the 22 which is why it is preferred for competition.

The 35 also has a 3.5# connector instead of the 5.5# one that comes on the 22. This will let lower the amount of force that is required to pull the trigger. This generally will make the gun move around less when you pull the trigger, making it hit closer to where the sights were aligned when you began the trigger press. With your .357 you were probably shooting it single action with a very light trigger pull so it was easier for you to shoot accurately.

Another thing to try with your Glock 22 to increase accuracy is to practice your trigger pull with dry fire. Make sure your gun is not loaded and you are pointing it in a safe direction. Rack the slide to set the striker. Then focus on keeping your front sight on a point while you gradually increase pressure on the trigger until it breaks. The front sight shouldn't move off your aiming point throughout the trigger press. Keep doing this until you can get it perfect every time. When you go back to the range the first few shots practice doing it exactly the same way you did it in dry fire. Slowly pressing back on the trigger making sure the front sight stays still. If you have proper trigger control and the sights are aligned you'll hit where your front sight is.
I really appreciate the info! Thanks for taking the time to post that.

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