Is about what I expected it would be..


  1. Not exactly Earth-shattering but I’m interested. I’ve been in the market for a full-size 22 for a while. I shoot Glocks and like the idea of platform similarity but the 22 knock-offs and conversion kits seem to be poor quality / poor reliability / ammo sensitive / etc. Will wait and see what the reviews look like.

  2. That’s some serious over hype right there. Nothing wrong with Glock making a .22, but the advertising made it seem like the heavens were opening up. Although I don’t think any of us are really all that surprised.

  3. I guess this will be used for training people on how to run a full-sized Glock. There’s little chance it will take out any of the pistols used for Bullseye target work or other target pursuits.

    The pissing and whinging I’ve heard about “only 10 rounds?!” makes me wonder if most Glock fanbois aren’t just cops just itching to do a mag dump on someone.

    If someone wants a good .22 pistol, blowback action, with a nice trigger (there is no such thing as a “Glock with a nice trigger” – it’s like saying “there is a model of the AMC Pacer that will get you laid” – no, there isn’t. Trust me.) then the pistol to look at is a High Standard. You can find them used for fairly reasonable prices (under $1K) for the less specialized variants. S&W Model 41’s almost always go for more than $1K now. Colt Woodsman’s can go from anywhere from $700 to $4K, depending on the rarity. And if you want a working man’s blowback .22, then look at the Ruger MkII’s and III’s.

      • John, last I looked (and I haven’t looked in a couple of years, so my assessment here might have been overtaken by recent developments), the trigger on the Mk IV isn’t compatible with the past aftermarket triggers in the II’s and III’s, and the factory trigger was hell-for-heavy. It was crisp, but it was heavy – too heavy (IMO) for one-handed target shooting (such as in Bullseye).

        Overall, if pressed to name the one variant out of the four for serious target work, I would pick the Mk II, with its very simple blowback bolt, and yes, the mainspring latch that seems to give so many people problems when re-assembling the gun. Good triggers are possible with some stoning and ‘smithing, or you can just replace the trigger parts with aftermarket and have a very nice trigger. I don’t know what aftermarket options there are available on the IV for triggers.

  4. What Glock would do well to develop and release would be a non-firearm training package with a laser and indoor targets. A factory version of the aftermarket kludges we see, one that can’t be mistakenly made “live”, and with which you can conduct effective indoor training for both targets and live humans opposition.

    They’ve already got Simunition versions out there, from what I’ve seen. What they need to mass-market is an effective training system that doesn’t require live ammo.


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