View Full Version : surplus G22's from AIM

December 13, 2014, 00:15
Had the opportunity to inspect 5 examples from http://aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=2303&name=Glock+22+.40cal+Handgun+Gen+3

4 looked really good - hardly any signs of use - just minor wear on the high spots. I'll post a pic of one of the Good Ones at the END of this post.

Serial number range suggests 2006 vintage.
Hard to believe that guns less than 10 years old are turning up in the "surplus" market already.

For most of what I want to cover here, we're always interested the most in the ones that look like they've been-there-done-that. The pics that follow are of one that definitely meets that description.

Lots of wear on the finish of the slide.

Back plate has some major dings.

Looks like it rode in a hard (Kydex or some such) for much of its life.

Original Glock night sights still visible in the dark.

Little bit of grittiness in the trigger.
I've never taken-apart a Glock lower assembly. This one is a good candidate for learning, but haven't done it yet. For the amount of wear on the exterior, I figured this one had to have come from some sandy place.

I was really surprised that the innards really showed no signs of sand/grit. Just a very small amount of grime in the usual places.

I did disassemble the upper assembly. Not much to that. It all just snaps and slides apart. No tools required unless you count the tip of a ball point pen as a tool.

Almost no grit in the upper assembly. Only place I could find any grit was in the plastic sheath for the firing pin. Even then, I'm not sure it was actual grit, but rather some scuff from having been in contact with grit at some point.

Evidently some competent armorer had this gun apart, and cleaned it THOROUGHLY before it got funneled through AIM.

The bore had some fouling in it. That kind of surprised me since the rest of the gun was so clean notwithstanding the obvious exposure to sandy conditions. The fouling all came out without even the use of any solvent. Just a stiff .45 brush and a dozen strokes. Bore now looks brand new. No dings on the muzzle.

That about covers it for description. No range report yet. Maybe I'll get a chance for that over the holidays.

Now for the pics.

All the pics are from the "worst one," except for the last two pics which are representative of what the rest of the lot generally looked like.

















...and now a couple pics of the one that is typical of the rest of the bunch.



December 13, 2014, 00:27
For anybody who would want to erase the "character" these guns show, Glock will oblige you for peanuts.

See http://us.glock.com/documents/GLOCK%20Warranty.pdf

Only thing I would consider is the factory night sights when they eventually dim-out.
That sights deal is smokin' good.

December 13, 2014, 01:48
Never been a glock follower. Just thisnlast year i d8d buy a g4 g19 i liwk it and shoot it wwll enough to be MOE... Minutw Of Egg. ..yiur brain stem so I am plenty happy. We are only "allowed" 3 guns onthe carry license so I added this as my only double staxk, the other two being a jframe and an lc9.

With that i ak not familiar with al the gl9ck number designation s. I thought that was really a .45 acp. I have nothing that shoots a .40 short and weak so i will pass. I do own 1911a and sw 625

Dam good price if you already own a .40.

Im doing my best not to pay any more fed extortion money in fees/background/registery fees..

January 02, 2015, 01:28
Now they have the G21's for $389. a smokin deal... http://aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=2315&name=LEO+Trade-In+Gen+3+Glock+21+.45+AUTO+Handgun

Arguably a better Caliber then a 40., micro difference in knock down power IMHO.

I bought a G22 police trade in at Cabellas for $369. Came with 2 extra mags and very good night sites, BTW it looked like new, also got a G23 rtf2 there for the same price, The G22 is my truck gun, possibly the best shooting gun I ever owned.

Just wondering why you got 4- G22's Gary......Getin ready for SHTF ??

I'd like to hand all my kids G17's and a M4 if shtf. That should keep the wolves
outside the wire. ;)

January 02, 2015, 10:09
The g21's are for sure a good deal.

Bigger frame on the g21 does not fit my hand the way I prefer.

I am completely out of the .45 ACP game.

January 02, 2015, 12:52
The g21's are for sure a good deal.

Bigger frame on the g21 does not fit my hand the way I prefer.

I am completely out of the .45 ACP game.

Me too, only 40.'s not even 9mm. :uhoh: sold all my other guns in other calibers.

Know why you cannot find +p 40. cal ammo ??

Because it's already loaded to max pressure. (Maybe not all manufacturers are loading that hot, I don't really know)

January 02, 2015, 12:53
Oh yeah, what's up with gettin 4 - G22's ??

If you don't mind me asking..... :shades:

January 02, 2015, 14:11
Sounds like 5 to me,........4 good ones and a doggy. Isn't that the SOP for firearms purchase?

January 02, 2015, 16:58
Sounds like 5 to me,........4 good ones and a doggy. Isn't that the SOP for firearms purchase?
Yep...5, sounds like he's arming up the family for SHTF or the office for counter terrorist duty. ;)

The G22 blows the doors completely off any other gun ever made for under $600.

January 02, 2015, 17:07
The second photo shows what we see around here with these, key and seat belt marks on lower right side of frame.
Carried a lot and shot very little.
Just changed out another 22 police trade in to 357 Sig.:)

January 03, 2015, 16:22
Another 100 rounds each today through the most beat up specimens of the police trade-in Beretta 92S and Glock 22.

Zero malfunctions with the Beretta.

Had a few limp-wrist malfunctions with the G22 before I realized I needed to hold it harder.

The Beretta feels like it has almost zero recoil, and shooting it first allowed me to assume a bad habit of too-loose grip.

I went back to the Beretta after several mags with the G22, and the Beretta groups were tighter with a tighter grip on the gun.

So, once again, the "old beat up police guns" performed like new.

January 03, 2015, 16:30
Glock group at 7 yards slow fire.


January 03, 2015, 16:55
Remind me not to piss you off, nice shooting!:D

L Haney
January 03, 2015, 17:08

At the end of the day, it's still a glock. Possessing all the ergonomics of a brick that failed QC. I'm glad it works for y'all.

Had one. A 19 Gen 4. I gave it a really good try. Seriously. After over 250 rounds and still couldn't steer the goddam thing I gave up.

January 03, 2015, 18:41
Gonna be interesting to see how far that Beretta will run with those rusty springs.

The recoil spring didn't look "that bad," but it definitely had some rust. Might eventually inspect that hammer spring. For now, the Break Free enema seems to be holding up.

The Glock has just the tiniest bit of decay right on the ass end of slide where it would have rubbed against stuff during it's life in the real world. Springs all look fine. I've never stripped a Glock lower all the way down to brass tacks. Planning for that as a snow day project if it ever snows around my A.O. again.

January 11, 2015, 20:45
My first Glock was a G22 trade in and I carry it everywhere usually in the floor behind the passenger seat. I can conceal carry it but it is a tad big for that so I went back to the shop I bought it at and got a G23 trade in. I looked at several before the clerk handed me one that looked brand new. I told him I was looking for a trade in and he said it was a trade in, you couldn't tell it had ever been shot.
The G23 is perfect carry gun for me but I seldom carry it because I don't want to scratch it up, lol. I know it's just a Glock but the purpose of getting a trade in was getting one scuffed up a little so I didn't have to worry about the finish.

January 12, 2015, 22:40
i want a 22 to go w the 27. i think the comfort of a pistol grip is overrated & mental.

January 12, 2015, 23:06
i want a 22 to go w the 27. i think the comfort of a pistol grip is overrated & mental.

Got my last 22 from CDNN for 325.00 and it arrived in near new condition.
Fired it yesterday, perfect.
The 22 is a perfect shtf weapon.
Can be converted to 9mm and 357 Sig with just 99.00 barrel changes, LW ones.
The KCI 40 mags will even hold and fire 9mm, as well as the 357 Sig.
Learned that by accident.
Glock factory 40 mags, nope on 9mm.