If one thing is constant in shooting these days, it’s that ammo isn’t getting any cheaper. In just the last few years we seen prices for almost all calibers rise substantially, so a lot of us have turned to using the .22 lr for a cheap alternative for allowing us to practice the fundamentals of shooting at a cheaper price. A lot of gun manufacturers have taken notice to this trend and have started to produce a lot of popular firearms in .22lr. Sig has made the mosquito which mimics their popular handguns and they’ve also made the 522 which pretty much is a .22 lr replica of their popular 556 rifle. Kimber makes a .22 lr kit that will fit most 1911s, Smith and Wesson makes a .22lr AR-15, and the list goes on and on.
Well one company has taken notice that one of the most popular handguns in the world, Glock, does not have a .22 lr version (although other companies supply conversion kits), so people over at ISSC made the M22. Interestingly enough, the same person who created the barrels for the ISSC M22 was also responsible for the barrels on the popular Whalter P22. So, I was excited to get my hands on the ISSC M22 since I do own a few Glocks, and I would be able to train on a platform with almost identical ergonomics for a much cheaper price. While at first glance people would be right to say this is a Glock trainer, but there are some key differences ( other than simple mechanics) with the ISSC M22 and a Glock that make them a world apart, and ultimately led to some very disappointing findings.
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