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My latest handgun. The Glock 22 RTF2 (MSRP $599). I love this thing. It's the same as the Glock 22 that we all know with a new rough textured frame (RTF) and curved slide pulls sometimes referred to as the gills. This is my first Glock and, I gotta tell you, it lives up to its name. For an extra $100, I upgraded the sights to Trijicon NightSights mainly because prefer a 3 dot sight system. So, the glow feature is a plus for me. They are guaranteed to glow in the dark for 12 years, even if you have the gun locked in a safe. They're filled with tritium gas. Some argue that night sights are useless because when it's pitch dark, you won't be able to see your target anyway. And that's why I included the picture of the sights in low light instead of pitch dark. The point is, night sights are not intended for just pitch black darkness. They're white during the day and glow bright green as the sun goes down. They're a powerful tool for law enforcement even in the middle of the night because you can still see plenty on the streets. You see a lot of people buying the Glock 23 and Glock 27, which are the same caliber of this Glock 22, except with smaller grips and lower ammo capacity. I got this because my hands are pretty big and the others don't feel comfortable at all. The 22 feels perfect! And I'm so glad the RTF version got approved for California because I love the look of the gills and the feel of the grip. And don't listen to anyone that tells you the RTF grips are like sand paper or that they irritate your hands or something. I put over 250 rounds through this gun in one range trip without even a hint of irritation or discomfort in my hands. I also added the extended slide lock, which makes it much easier to lock the slide back and snap it forward. I topped it off with an extra magazine, making it 3 total.

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Congrats on the purchase! I love my night sights on my 26. FWIW, even the Talon sandpaper grips I have installed dont bother my hands, so I cant imagine people reporting the RTF2 does. I also heard the night sights glow for 20 years, not just 12.
 

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Congrats on the new purchase futurecop and a nice write up on the pistol. Also, since that was your first posting welcome to the forums
 

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feel of the grip and didn't like the feel of the ext mag release under my right thumb, which is under the weak thumb. seemed to be too ez to inadvertently release the mag.

oh yeah, welcome from az to futurecop. federal or what agency?
Thanks guys.

I'm testing for the police academy here in Orange County in Southern California.
 

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Nice post... Thanks for the pictures...

How do you like using the Trijicon sights in the daytime? Are they as easy to see as the standard Glock sights?
 

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Congrats new bud, glad to see you have made a good choice, you cant go wrong with a GLOCK. Good luck in the academy.
 

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The academy starts in October and the testing starts next week.

The Trijicons worked much better than the standard glock sights at the range. That's actually why I changed them out. My gun shop is a shooting range as well. When I bought the gun, I took it straight to the range and realized I didn't like the standart sights right away. I took the gun back inside and had them upgrade to Trijicons for another $100 installed and they had the tools to do it on the spot. Took it back to the range and it was perfect! I can shoot small targets on letter size paper(8.5x11) from far down range. So far, in fact, that I just see a white blur and I'm aiming at a general area of the paper.
 

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Thanks guys.

I'm testing for the police academy here in Orange County in Southern California.
Ah yes the days of the Academy. I have been to three if you don't count military, four if you do. When I first got into LE I went to a academy at a junior college and started as a Deputy. I then got hired in with the State and had to go to their academy. I worked for the state ten years and then got hired in with the Feds. and had to go to FLETC. Also, like I said there was the military to. All in all I count it as 4. I wouldn't take anything for the experiences but don't want to do them again.

I wish you luck with the selection process and in the academy. At times it will be fun and at times you will wonder if it will be worth it. Trust me it is just finish it out.
 
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