Glock Model 22 Generation 2 Customized Guy Fawkes .40CAL
My customized Glock Model 22 .40 caliber that I had modified and Cerakote work done to it by WeaponWorx. I had stippling work done to increase grip texture. Along with the normal stippling I had them add the Guy Fawkes mask into the stippling and on the slide with white Cerakote. The grip was also reduced to my hand size and finger grooves added for better grip and hand positioning. The base was then coated in Cerakote Graphite Black and finished. The slide was custom coated in Fire Engine Red with Silver and White splatter. I saw a gun coated similarly on the internet and I liked it so much I wanted one like it, but I wanted it done in the Guy Fawkes style instead of the Punisher as the one I saw the original Glock was done in. I have to say when the original owner of the other gun saw mine, he got very upset. Apparently he doesn’t know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Either that or he was upset that this one looks much better than his, I don’t know, don’t care. I thought his looked cool and I wanted one that was better. I guess he forgot that most guns are copies of someone else gun. If I put a Wilson Combat barrel on my gun, it doesn’t mean I am the only one with that barrel.
I have to say that after owning this gun since it came out, I love it even more now that is has been modified to fit my hand and it is no longer the old dull black!
Let’s take a look at some of the basic specifications:
- Caliber: .40S&W (although Glock likes to leave off the “S&W” part)
- Overall Length: 7.32 inches
- Overall Height: 5.43 inches
- Overall Width: 1.18 inches
- Weight = 34 ounces (loaded)
- Barrel length = 4.5 inches
And perhaps the three most important:
- Capacity = 15+1 (optional 17 round magazines are available)
- Sight Radius = 6.5 inches
- Trigger Pull = 5.5 lbs.
All right…addressing the importance of those last three:
- Capacity: While I am a fan of the government model and therefore take no issue with a weapon that uses a seven-round magazine (+1 in the chamber), in today’s law enforcement community a magazine capacity of at least ten rounds is essential if you want to compete in the market. With many 9mm pistols holding fifteen rounds per magazine and some competitor .40 caliber weapons holding as few as eleven rounds per magazine, the Glock 22 15 rounds per magazine capacity is a strength. Additionally, with the seeming increase in active shooter incidents and the potential reality of a looming on-the-ground terrorist attack, more bullets are always better.
- Sight Radius: Small aiming errors can result in big misses at the target. The longer a weapon’s sight radius, the less chance exists to make aiming mistakes. A 6.5 inch sight radius –the distance between the front and rear sight–is significant on a handgun. As a comparison, the sight radius on my Springfield Armory 1911 pistol is also 6.5 inches.
- Trigger pull: 5.5 lbs. On Glock’s competition guns you can get a 3.5 pound trigger pull. Why lighter on a competition gun? Because when you have to apply more pressure to the trigger, you run a proportionately greater chance of pushing your sight alignment/sight picture out of whack. Many double-action guns have an initial trigger pull of eight pounds or more. With a consistent 5.5 lbs. trigger pull, the Glock pistols provide a repeated even trigger pull time after time.