The Glock 22 Gen 4 is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol chambered in .40 S&W. “Gen 4” means it is the fourth generation Glock 22. New features include removable back straps that allow shooters to adjust the grip for size and ease of use. Another new feature, the dual recoil pin reduces recoil and increases the life cycle of the assembly. The grip texture is more aggressive, so it won’t slip when the shooter’s hands are sweaty or wearing gloves. And, an enlarged magazine release that’s easier to hit.
If you’re reading this article, you probably already know something about Glocks and would like to skip the part where we talk about what they’re made of and how many militaries and police departments around the globe use them. I’ll start with the changes and the important stuff and then address the over-discussed details that absolutely must be found in every article on a Glock handgun.
A law enforcement favorite, the Glock 22 Gen4 is also a top-notch civilian self-defense handgun, packing 15+1 rounds of accurate, controllable .40-caliber firepower. The gun comes equipped with standard Gen4 features, including a dual recoil spring, an ambidextrous mag release, wrap-around grip texturing and interchangeable backstraps for a user-customizable grip.