As readers of this website may know, I’m a fan of polymer framed pistols such the Springfield XD, and those manufactured by Glock. This is my review of the Glock 22, which is chambered for my favorite pistol caliber, .40 S&W.
Like it's cousins in the compact and sub compact size, the .40 caliber offers a versatile handgun with a capable, powerful punch in takedown power. It's accurate and always shoots with reliability that is inherent in Glocks. The standard "full size" is super popular with law enforcement and enthusiasts alike. You can also change it out to a 9mm easily just by swapping out the barrel.
Since 1990, droves of both law enforcement and civilians have carried the GLOCK 22 for duty and personal protection. It remains one of the most common pistols purchased and shares many similarities to its smaller 9mm brothers, the GLOCKs 17 and 19. What makes the GLOCK 22 such a long-term winner? What features made this handgun the quintessential law enforcement sidearm? What advantages does the .40 S&W caliber have over 9mm or .45 ACP?