Glock 44 22LR

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  1. ozarkhillbilly

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    Who all has shot the new Glock 44 22lr pistol? What were your thoughts on the gun? Is it reliable? I have heard from some that it is very reliable and from others that it's not so much.
     
  2. crestoncowboy

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    Mine is reliable with the factory mags. Never jammed with those
     
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    I had two of them, they both functioned fine with a variety of ammo. I'm down to one now.

    I had read several articles stating they shoot high out of the box and that was the case with both of mine. Swapped the front sights and that helped a lot.

    They're good guns for the $375 they used to be, but people are paying $500 for them now which is insane. In my opinion, they are not worth that much - not even close. I got both of my TX22s for $280 and both have better trigger pulls, both are more accurate (thanks to the fixed barrel design, and have been perfectly reliable through a year of constant use. I'll keep the one 44 because it is a reliable and somewhat fun pistol, but there are much better alternatives out there. If they did a 17 sized .22 I'd buy one. :)
     
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    I have two of them and havent had any problem with either of them, and I think the last count was around 10000 rounds pretty evenly spaced through both.

    Most of what Ive shot through them have been CCI Blazers, but Ive shot a good mix of others as well. The only one I had a problem with was an old box of Federal Target I had around, which was always a problem in any of my other autos as well, so I don't think it was the guns here.

    I remember seeing a lot of bad press on them when they first came out, but most of that was just a couple of people who seemed to be loudly bitching, and the usual Glock haters piling on. Think Trump farting and the media getting ahold of it. :)

    Im not saying some didn't have problems with theirs, but I don't think it was anything common or widespread, or any worse than any other makes when they first rolled out.

    The only thing I might suggest, especially when they are new, is you pay attention as to how you load the mags.

    This seemed to be a problem for a lot of people, and especially those who like to just pull down the assist taps and drop a bunch of rounds in. Do that, and you will likely have some troubles. Load them like a centerfire mag, and there shouldn't be any problems.

    When the mags are new, the top round on some mags may seem to nose dive below the front lip of the mag, and some have said that will cause the gun to jam when you drop the slide. A quick rap of the back of the mag into the palm of your hand usually remedies that, and that seems to go away on its own after you shoot the mag a couple of times.

    I have a dozen or so 44 mags, and have seen that top round nose dive a little with a couple when they were first new. My guess is, the springs didn't seat just right when assembled, and they straightened out after a couple of cycles and things settle in. I do pay attention to that last round when I load, but I rarely see that sort of thing happen. I do rap the back of the mag into the palm of my hand after loading, just like I do with any of the other mags I load. My understanding of the rear sight elevation settings is, they match the heights of the different replacement sights Glock offers.

    Ive seen some complain about the factory adjustable sights, but mine seemed to be zeroed for elevation as they came (dont remember what setting that was though). I did have to adjust the windage a tad, but I do that with all my Glocks.

    I put fixed, three dot night sights on mine, meant for 9mm guns, and they were pretty much right on for elevation.

    I too would have liked to see them bring these out on a 17 size gun, as Im not a big fan of the 19's. Not a big deal, but I do prefer the larger 17 grip.
     
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    I have two. Put the Ghost EVO elite connector in both really improved trigger pull. On the nosedive last round in mag once you have the mag loaded invert it pull back load tabs and give a quick shake. You will now get 100% reliability. Very accurate with CCI Blazer.
     
  7. ozarkhillbilly

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    Thanks for the info, it's what I wanted to hear. I might pick one up next time I see one. Now is Ruger would make the LCRx in 22lr with the 1.87 inch barrel I would be even happier.
     
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    I had one for a while. Mine didn't want to work with lower powered target ammo. With most ammo it was 100% reliable. Accuracy wasn't what I'd hoped for and I sold mine.
     
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    I have had my G44 for a year now and have 8000 trouble free rounds through it. Mine is plenty accurate for what it is. I have had good results with the 4 18 round ProMag magazines too.
     
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    Same here with mine except I haven't sold mine. I have a ruger sp101 22 that outshoots the glock all day long and will fire any junk.
     
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    @jimbo555 Is that a picture of you in your avatar? If so, has anyone told you, you look like Bruce Willis?
     
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    They definitely aren’t target pistols, but they’re fun to shoot and you can use your G19 holsters with them. Mine has been great for about 5000 rounds. Had some hiccups with light bullets at the beginning, and only shot 38 or 40 grains, but now it will shoot 36 grain bullets no problem
     
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    Haha, the avatar is Bruce Willis! He does look a little like me, I'm a few years older than him!
     

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    I have an uncle that resembles him as well.
     
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    I have one. It gets the occasional malfunction but mostly it’s fine.

    Mines a trainer for my Glock 19 and I don’t mind the occasional opportunity to clear an unexpected malfunction
     
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    That's why I'll keep mine, the Glock 19 is my edc. I have lots of 22lr, not as much 9mm.
     
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    My brother has a 44. Only ammo he had issues with. Was the Cabelas herters.
     
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