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Rich2279
10-27-2012, 19:38
Trying to get some thoughts on this. I considered buying a Glock G17 frame and a 22 caliber conversion kit. This would give me a dedicated 22 caliber Glock. Probably cost over $500 to do.

Bruce M
10-27-2012, 20:45
I could see getting the conversion for a G17 I already had but especially when the cost of a dedicated frame is added, I would prefer to spend the ~500 on a different .22 pistol or revolver. I can think of several that to me feel better in my hand and have triggers I like more. I like .22s alot. I like the thought of using a .22 for range use to save money - I do that two or three or sometimes four times a month. I am not convinced that for me the benefits of shooting the exact same gun in .22 are that much more than shooting a generic .22. If I only shot and carried one specific handgun, perhaps it would.

ChiefWPD
10-27-2012, 20:45
I did that with an extra Gen 2 Glock 17 I have and an Advantage Arms conversion kit. Very nice set-up. Glad I did it.

Rich2279
10-27-2012, 21:44
I have looked into a few other 22 handguns since the cost is so high on that setup. Even the conversion kit is a bit pricey. I also like the Ruger 22/45 with the 4.5" threaded barrel and the Browning Buckmark.

BamaTrooper
10-28-2012, 09:34
Do you want a dedicated Glock .22 so you can use same holster, trigger, sights, etc... or do you want a different grip, sights and trigger from a Ruger or Browning?
:dunno:

Rich2279
10-28-2012, 09:56
Do you want a dedicated Glock .22 so you can use same holster, trigger, sights, etc... or do you want a different grip, sights and trigger from a Ruger or Browning?
:dunno:


Originally I was just going to purchase a conversion kit for my G19, but figured I could have a 2nd glock as a 22 caliber. Looked at G17 Gen 4 frames. The G17 would be one I could play around with with different combinations, etc. For the Ruger and Browning, they are nice, but can't decide which route to go.

ron59
10-28-2012, 10:01
The 17/22 kit will fit a HOST of models (list here: http://www.advantagearms.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=AASOS&Category_Code=FitTable)

such as the 17, 34, 22, 31 35, 37.... you don't already have one of those?

Why worry about a *dedicated* frame?

I have a G34 and I take the 17/22 upper to the range with me. I start out shooting .22, doing some accuracy drills and strong hand / weak hand only drills, then move to 9mm stuff. It takes under a minute to swap the upper to the stock G34 upper and I'm shooting 9mm.

Yes, the slide is a little shorter than is my G34, and a little lighter, but I like the fact that the *controls* are the same (same grip, same grip angle, etc). And I get some extra, cheaper practice in that way.


EDIT, we posted at the same time, I see you don't have one of those frames already....

Sgt.K
10-28-2012, 12:42
I did it and I don't regret it at all. I have around $550+ in it. I have the Glock extended mag and slide stop on it and I picked up an extra mag from where I bought the kit. Got the frame from the Glock Store. Works best with the Rem Goldens. Cans and the like are no problem at 25 yards. Here it is.

https://lh3.ggpht.com/--E84h6xGnZI/T909L_2jSaI/AAAAAAAAAx8/0A7Oi9EBkaA/s1600/2012-06-11+14.05.24abc.jpg

Rich2279
10-28-2012, 14:38
I did it and I don't regret it at all. I have around $550+ in it. I have the Glock extended mag and slide stop on it and I picked up an extra mag from where I bought the kit. Got the frame from the Glock Store. Works best with the Rem Goldens. Cans and the like are no problem at 25 yards. Here it is.
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https://lh3.ggpht.com/--E84h6xGnZI/T909L_2jSaI/AAAAAAAAAx8/0A7Oi9EBkaA/s1600/2012-06-11+14.05.24abc.jpg

Very nice SGT.K, exactly what I was thinking. What Gen frame is that.

ronin.45
10-28-2012, 14:44
I could see getting the conversion for a G17 I already had but especially when the cost of a dedicated frame is added, I would prefer to spend the ~500 on a different .22 pistol or revolver. I can think of several that to me feel better in my hand and have triggers I like more. I like .22s alot. I like the thought of using a .22 for range use to save money - I do that two or three or sometimes four times a month. I am not convinced that for me the benefits of shooting the exact same gun in .22 are that much more than shooting a generic .22. If I only shot and carried one specific handgun, perhaps it would.

Agreed! I see no real benefit to having a rimfire version of your primary handgun. I can't imagine not being able to utilize several different systems with good results. I'll take a Ruger MKII over a conversion any day.

Rich2279
10-28-2012, 16:35
This Ruger 22/45 target model is one option I am leaning towards.


http://www.ruger.com/products/2245Target/models.html

Monte4283
10-28-2012, 17:01
I did it also with a AA Target model and a G23 Gen2 frame I purchased. Just over $500 to do it, And another $225 for the 13 extra mags I picked up for it. My 10 year old grandson loves to shoot it, And that makes it worth every penny.

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af324/Monte4283/Glock/DSC00004-2.jpg

Boot Stomper
10-28-2012, 17:08
You can buy an ISSC M22. It is a knock-off 22L Glock.
I have no experience with it but they are out there. I would consider the Ruger SR22 or the S&W M&P22

ISSC M22 LR Glock Pistol Clone (Review) - YouTube

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/61742

http://www.cabelas.com/rimfire-issc-m22-rimfire-pistol-1.shtml

Here is the Ruger

http://www.ruger.com/products/sr22Pistol/index.html

Here is the Smith.
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/72002

Boot Stomper
10-28-2012, 17:15
I did it and I don't regret it at all. I have around $550+ in it. I have the Glock extended mag and slide stop on it and I picked up an extra mag from where I bought the kit. Got the frame from the Glock Store. Works best with the Rem Goldens. Cans and the like are no problem at 25 yards. Here it is.

https://lh3.ggpht.com/--E84h6xGnZI/T909L_2jSaI/AAAAAAAAAx8/0A7Oi9EBkaA/s1600/2012-06-11+14.05.24abc.jpg

This looks really good. Is it reliable?

Sgt.K
10-28-2012, 17:24
Very nice SGT.K, exactly what I was thinking. What Gen frame is that.

It's a Gen 3.

Sgt.K
10-28-2012, 17:26
This looks really good. Is it reliable?

It likes the Remington Golden Bullets and I rarely have any type of problem. So I would say "Yes".

vafish
10-28-2012, 18:02
Should be able to build one for well under $550.

Pick up a used Gen 2 G17 for about $375, sell the barrel and slide for $250, buy AA kit for $275 and you have a dedicated .22LR for $400.

BamaTrooper
10-29-2012, 07:37
Should be able to build one for well under $550.

Pick up a used Gen 2 G17 for about $375, sell the barrel and slide for $250, buy AA kit for $275 and you have a dedicated .22LR for $400.

I picked up a completed 3rd gen lower from Glockmeister for under 200.

As for AA, that is what i have but I want someone around here to show off their TS kit so I can try it out and make a decision on whether to get the heavier slide and larger capacity mags.