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Glock 22 Gen4: A Top-Notch Civilian Self-Defense Handgun



Glock 22 Gen4: A Top-Notch Civilian Self-Defense Handgun

In the middle of the 1980s, an Austrian company called Glock began to import a strange polymer-framed 9mm pistol into the U.S. The Glock 17 was so named because it was the 17th patent for the company, but the 17 also indicated the gun’s overall round count. Despite its unusual appearance, the new pistol was successful and gained market share in LE. The Glock pistol was a hit with civilians.

The 9mm cartridge, which is used in the G17, was also popular and adopted by many law enforcement agencies and military personnel. After the ” Miami Massacre”, the search for a caliber that could occupy a power-wise position between the 9mm ACP and the.45 ACP began. The solution was the .40 S&W round, which fielded a 180-grain jacketed-hollow-point (JHP) bullet and a shorter cartridge case allowing its use in more compact handguns. Glock modified their Model 17 to accommodate the new cartridge, and called the resultant gun the Glock22. It was a huge success.

Although I wasn’t quick to use the.40 caliber cartridge, I had a Smith & Wesson Type 411 with me. The G22 is a modern version of the “Police Special” in autopistol format, with 65 percent of law enforcers carrying it. The introduction of the Gen4 version further intrigues me as a citizen and law enforcement officer. A few weeks after I had made contact with Glock, the new Glock22 Gen4 pistol was graciously delivered to me.

Gun Details

My Glock 22 Gen4 sample was shipped in a clear plastic case. The foam-rubber-lined case includes two magazines, a magazine loading device, a cleaning rod, brush, a cable lock and an owner’s guide. The G22 is built on the same frame size as the G17 9mm. It has 34 components, which shows the rugged simplicity of the design. Glock’s famed, striker-fired Safety Action system is also featured in the pistol. Some mistakenly refer to it as being only double-action. Factory set at 5.5 pounds, other pull weights can be ordered.


The pistol’s grip frame, although slim, holds a double-column, high-capacity magazine. It can hold 15.40 caliber cartridges on the G22. (Glock also offers an additional 22-round magazine). The Gen4 grip frame can be modified with interchangeable backstraps, which can be changed to better fit each user’s hand. The grip’s new wrap-around texture provides greater control during rapid fire or inclement weather. The gun’s internal features include a dual (concentric), recoil spring system which increases its service life. Another improvement is the larger, ambidextrous magazine catch that can be swapped in just seconds for left-handed shooters. You can use the accessory rail beneath the dust cover to make this sidearm versatile for many roles.

Glock 22 Gen4 is only 7.95 inches in length, 5.43 inches high, and 1.18 inches wide. It’s a great pistol for uniform carry, but also suitable for civilian everyday use. It weighs in at 25.59 ounces empty, while fully loaded, it weighs only 34.42 ounces. This is about the same weight as some older designs with fewer cartridges.

The durable polymer frame is lighter than other metals and requires less maintenance. It also reduces recoil. The pistol’s low bore angle is another factor that reduces muzzle flips and recoil. Because the barrel is located closer to the hand’s top, the recoil impulse will push backward instead of up and down. It is almost indestructible to corrosion and rust due to its polymer frame and the surface-hardened steel slides.

The gun works as it is intended and doesn’t require any fine-tuning. Although the gun comes with polymer sights, you can also get steel tritium night sight options, just like all Glocks.


Another advantage is its ease of disassembly. You must be extra careful to ensure that the gun is not loaded before you begin the takedown process. This is because the first step of the process is to pull your trigger. Unfortunately, some people are not as skilled or careless as they should be and have accidentally discharged rounds that were left in the chamber. After the magazine is removed from the chamber, it is possible to safely pull the trigger. Then, all you need is to operate the takedown latch and retract the slide as necessary. Finally, lift the slide off the frame. The slide can be taken off and the captive recoil spring removed. This is all you need to do for routine cleaning.

I used an IMI Defense MOD IMI-Z1010 holster, and a double magazine pouch for this test. The outfit is made of polymer and has a contoured, easy-on-easy off paddle-back that allows for both the units to be removed. The holster has an open-top, high-ride design and a push-button retention system. This allows for a quick, natural draw. The holster has a tilt adjustment that allows you to adjust the angle of the holster according to your preference using the Allen key. The same key can also be used to adjust tension retention screws on the magazine pouch. This durable combo of mag pouch and holster is black in color. It should last many years.

The final accessory in my G22 evaluation was the Green Guide Rod laser scope from LaserMax. LaserMax originally developed the high-tech modules that make up this system 25 years ago. I tried one of their early red laser sights on a Glock 19.. The sight worked well, was easy to set the point of aim and it was not difficult to use in daylight. LaserMax’s latest guide-rod laser has a power output 5 milliwatts and a battery life of 1 hour. It weighs just 1 ounce and can be used for 20 yards.



Recently, I became aware of several ammunition manufacturers with whom I was not familiar and decided to contact a few of them about.40 caliber test ammunition. Nosler is a new name in the cartridge reloading community, but it’s still relatively unknown when it comes to complete handgun ammunition production. Its 200-grain JHP Bonded Defense bullet load piqued my interest. This bullet weight was once considered to be the best for the 10mm/.40 cartridge. To go the opposite extreme, I reached out to Liberty Ammunition about some Civil Defense cartridges. This load is a.40 caliber and features a 60-grain copper monolithic, fragmenting HP cartridge that travels at approximately 2,000 feet per second (fps). It also has 500 foot-pounds muzzle energy. I chose Winchester Ranger Le cartridges with 165-grain T Series JHP bullets for a lighter, middleweight.40 load.


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The Nighthawk TRS Comp Pistol



The Nighthawk TRS Comp Pistol

The new TRS Comp pistol from Nighthawk Custom is a full-sized, government frame 9mm double stack built around a match grade barrel and a monolithic slide. It’s built to compete and starts at $4,599.

The TRS Comp comes standard with a recon rail under the barrel and a dimpled rear cocking design that offers ample traction when racking the slide. It also sports unique dimpled frame and slide textures that match the grip pattern.

Integrated Compensator

The TRS Comp is Nighthawk Custom’s first full-size pistol designed around a double stack frame. It features a 17+1 capacity and incorporates Nighthawk’s Fire Hawk compensator, which boasts a precision-designed port that reduces muzzle flip for quicker follow up shots.

This model also features a unique dimpling texture found throughout the slide and grip, which provides ample grip while being snag-free during holstering. The TRS Comp uses a 14K gold bead front sight that does an excellent job catching light, coupled with a Heinie Ledge Black rear sight for quick target acquisition.

The pistol also features Nighthawk Customs’ Interchangeable Optic System (IOS), which is a dedicated dovetail machined onto the slide and allows for optic mounting with adapters. This system allows for an interchangeable series of sight options to quickly switch rear sights in a matter of seconds.

Interchangeable Optic System

Nighthawk Custom’s Interchangeable Optic System allows a user to switch from a plate with a traditional rear sight to a red-dot optic in seconds. This feature is especially beneficial for concealed-carry practitioners who want to train with a red-dot but still carry a traditional rear sight.

Nighthawk’s unique IOS system involves milling the top rear section of their slide to interface with an interchangeable series of sight options, including a Trijicon RMR and other red-dot sights. This low-profile system also incorporates a suppressor-height rear sight as a backup to the optic’s front sight.

The TRS Comp features a match grade 5.00′′ barrel on a government sized frame with a monolithic slide, a full-length dust cover and an integrated single-port compensator. This combination reduces muzzle flip and delivers faster follow-up shots on the range, a must-have for competitive shooters.

The TRS Comp is finished in black nitride for a sleek, durable look. The lightweight aluminum trigger possesses a serrated flat face and a gold bead front sight does an excellent job catching light, providing quick target acquisition. A Heinie Ledge Black rear sight completes the package.

Match Grade Barrel

One of the most important features of any match pistol is a properly fitted barrel. A true match grade barrel will have zero play in the muzzle or at the hood, and it should glide into battery smoothly without any drag or snag on the slide.

This is achieved by carefully fitting the barrel to all of the chamber hood contact surfaces and the lower locking lug. Once this is done it will have a true target fit and shoot groups that rival a 1911 handgun.

The TRS Comp is the first Nighthawk Custom model to be designed around a double stack frame, offering 17+1 capacity and using their integrated compensator, the fire hawk. The compensator has a precision port that reduces muzzle flip and helps shooters stay on target for follow up shots.

Unique Dimpled Texture

The TRS Comp is the newest addition to Nighthawk’s line up. It is a high-end double stack 1911 that packs a 17+1 punch, as well as a lot of style and class. It also happens to be the most accurate and durable gun in its caliber. It also comes in a variety of colors and finishes, from matte black to high-shine chromium. Its crown jewel is the aforementioned patented integrated compensator, which may be the best thing to happen to your sidearm in years. It is a real head turner, especially for those who don’t usually opt for the sexy gun. The aforementioned gizmo is accompanied by a precision designed port in the rear of the slide that reduces muzzle flip without sacrificing a hefty amount of power. The aforementioned gizmo features a matching name badge aft of the slide, as well as a match-grade 5″ barrel and a full-length dust cover with accompanying nifty-fun accessory rail.


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AGP Arms PC Charger Brace



AGP Arms PC Charger Brace

The PC Charger is a pistol chambered in 9mm, and it can take Glock magazines. It is very popular and has become more of a sought-after gun than the original carbine.

Many owners of the PC Charger equip it with a brace to give it stability. This makes it a lot more shootable.

Ruger PC Charger

Ruger’s PC Charger is a pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) that combines the fun and utility of an AR style pistol with the reliability and accuracy of a high capacity AR. Designed to take both Ruger Security 9 and Glock magazines, the PC Charger is a highly customizable weapon that makes a great range gun or home defense tool.

Adding a brace to the PC Charger increases its stability and makes it more shootable. The brace can be attached to the MIL STD 1913 rail on the back of the pistol.

The SB Tactical FS1913 Brace is one of the best PC Charger braces available today. It is made of a polymer material that offers quick deployment and a lightweight profile.

This brace is perfect for a shooter who is new to pistol braces, and is looking for a compact and inexpensive option. It is also a good choice for people who are already familiar with the design and use of a buffer tube.

AGP Arms

The AGP Arms brace kit for the Ruger PC Charger is the best way to upgrade the standard stock and barrel. The brace is the logical extension of AGP’s acclaimed pistol grip Gen 2 stock and handguard, allowing users to customize their pc charger to their own specifications. The brace is the brainchild of a dedicated team of military and law enforcement personnel, many of whom have been in the trenches for longer than most of us will ever know. Featuring a modern twist on a classic design, the brace is an understated delight. Its most prominent feature is a cleverly engineered gearbox that enables the user to rotate the entire gun by hand, and then lock it into place using a single pin. The aforementioned pin is mounted in the rear of the gun, where it is tucked under a protective cover for safekeeping. In keeping with the aforementioned design, the brace is also anodized black for a look you can be proud of.

SB Tactical

SB Tactical is the inventor of pistol stabilizing braces. They were started in 2012 by Army veteran Alex Bosco after he designed a brace for his disabled friend so he could continue to shoot.

SB Tactical was the first to introduce adjustable pistol stabilizing braces. This was a big win for the industry and gun owners alike.

After getting pre approval from the ATF, they began selling pistol braces for AR/AK style firearms, CZ Scorpions, H&K MP5 designs, 1913 rails, and more.

The SBA3 is one of the best pistol braces on the market and offers 5-position adjustable adjustment, ambidextrous QD sling attachment points, and a Velcro strap to connect to your arm for one-handed shooting.

The SBA4 is another great choice and offers a sturdy M4-style strut, 5-position adjustable, and an integral QD sling socket. This is an excellent option for a Ruger PC Charger gun with a Glock drum, but it also works well on any pistol without a buffer tube.

Midwest Industries

Midwest Industries is a family owned and operated company that manufactures quality parts, uppers, lowers, rails, barrels, furniture and muzzle devices for AR platforms and many other firearms. They also have a number of innovative products and services that make them a great choice for those looking to upgrade their firearms.

Probably the most useful item that they manufacture is their Combat Rail Handguard in hard coat anodized 6061 aluminum. It features eight functional M-LOK slots and two anti-rotation sling swivels. Its hefty price tag might be a turn off, but its high performance and robust construction is well worth the outlay.

What you might not have known is that they also make the pc charger brace aka the FS1913. Basically the same as the name aforementioned but a lot more durable and the brace actually folds to a compact size for easy transport. They even include a nice looking sling with an integrated bottle opener to boot.


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Mini Mamba – A YouTube Star With a Net Worth of $1-5 Million



Mini Mamba

Mini Mamba is a famous YouTube Star who has earned a fortune as a professional. He has a net worth of $1-5 Million at the age of 11 years old.

Mambas are venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, which also includes coral snakes and cobras. They live throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Black mamba

Black mambas are venomous snakes that are found in Africa. They can grow to up to 14 feet in length and are one of the longest venomous snakes in the world.

They are very fast and aggressive, and their venom is particularly deadly for humans. It takes only about 20 minutes for a bite from a black mamba to kill a person.

They live in grassland, savanna and rocky slopes of southern and eastern Africa. They are primarily diurnal and prey on small rodents. They have excellent vision and a highly developed sense of smell.

Green mamba

Green mambas are found in coastal areas of eastern Africa including Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa. These snakes are venomous, which makes them extremely dangerous to humans.

They are a diurnal species, which means they are active during the day. They also spend a great deal of time in the trees and rainforests of western Africa, where they live amongst the forest canopy and thickets.

This snake preys on birds, lizards and small mammals. Its venom isn’t as powerful as the venom of the black mamba or the red mamba, but it can still kill.

Green mambas breed during the rainy season. Females lay eggs, which hatch in about 10-12 weeks. Males seek out and compete for females by following a scent trail or by wrestling or dancing. These combats aren’t biting, but rather a way for the two snakes to establish dominance over each other.

Red mamba

The red mamba is a species of snake that lives in Africa. It is related to the black mamba and can be found in various countries throughout the continent.

It is a medium-sized snake that can grow to be 2 m long. They are mainly found in tree hollows and termite mounds.

They are very venomous and kill their prey quickly. Their venom is highly toxic and can affect the breathing, heart and muscle function of the victim.

They can also paralyze their prey, which they then swallow. They feed primarily on birds and small mammals.

Yellow mamba

The mamba is an African snake. There are four species: black mamba, green mamba, red mamba and yellow mamba.

The Eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), formerly known as the white-mouthed mamba, is a venomous snake that lives in coastal regions of East Africa. It is found from Kenya south through Tanzania, Malawi, and eastern Zambia.

The eastern green mamba is a shy snake that avoids humans when possible and only strikes if provoked or cornered. Its habitat is fragmented in parts of its range and it is listed as Vulnerable by South Africa due to habitat destruction and deforestation.

Blue mamba

Mambas are notorious for their speed and aggression, and they come in a wide variety of species. They are a common sight in Africa’s rainforests, and all have deadly venom.

Of the four types of mambas, the most venomous and dangerous is the black mamba. Known for its lightning-fast speed, erratic behavior, and painful bite, it can strike multiple times in a matter of seconds.

Its venom is highly neurotoxic and cardiotoxic, with fasciculins present to paralyze the muscles of a bite victim. The venom can kill a victim within hours of a bite.


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