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Glock 44......meh.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DustyGmt, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. CoalCrackerAl

    CoalCrackerAl Member

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    All this G44 talk. Has me in to mood. To take mine to the range today.:D
     
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  2. Hartkopf

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    I assume the G44 has gen 5 sights like G19 gen5 it’s modeled after. I am terrible with the stock Glock gen 5 sights. Too much light showing around the front sight because the rear notch is wider than the gen 4s.

    Gen 4 rear sight notch =.138
    Gen 5 rear sight notch = .172

    Both front sights are .150 wide.


    I continually have terrible range days with gen 5s and great days with gen 4s. Sight changes coming for my gen 5.
     
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  3. trackskippy

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    My biggest complaint about Glock factory, and a lot of the aftermarket sights has been the amount of light on the sides of the sight picture. I like a more narrow front, or a wider rear. It may be a tad less accurate for group shooting, but it sure makes getting a quick sight picture on the go a lot faster.
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    I shot one today at the range demo day.
    I gave it a favorable report to a friend who could not attend. She called in and ordered one at the show and tell discount.
     
  5. DustyGmt

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    I would tend to agree. I thought the Glock OEM's were bad, I bought a I.C.E Claw rear sight, the one Rob Pincus helped develop with an Ameriglo post and the rear notch is very wide, I actually shoot my G17 rather poorly by my own standard and I think it's partially because of the sights. I think I prefer a tighter, target type sight. Although I have a pair of Trijicons on my 19 and they are fantastic sights and actually have a more narrow rear notch, I think proportionately speaking the grip of the 19 along with the Trijis is my most accurate 9mm. I can just shoot my 19 a helluva lot better than my 17.

    I bet if I put a pair of Trijicons on my G44 I might get better accuracy. I'm pretty sure trijicon makes a pair of non-tritium steel sights that are like $50-$60. I might go for those since I love them on my 19. Might do the same for my 17 too. So far the triji 3-dots are my favorite.
     
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  6. 12Bravo20

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    I have one word of caution when it comes to installing steal rear sights on a G44 slide. Make sure the new rear sight is not too wide for the dovetail and do NOT use excess force to install the new rear sight. You can most definitely break the polymer slide on a G44 when installing steal rear sights if they are too big for the dovetail. You should not have to worry about this if you use good quality rear sight from a reputable company, but I wanted all to be aware of the potential problem.
     
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  7. Jim Watson

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    Right. There was one early case where driving in a new sight distorted the slide without breaking it and it quit functioning reliably.

    I am going to tell my friend mentioned above to get a fibre optic front and leave the rear alone.
     
  8. 12Bravo20

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    Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of people using steal rear sights on the G44 without issues. What ever you do, just don't force an oversized steal rear sight into the dovetail, it will warp or break the polymer slide.
     
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  9. trackskippy

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    I used a sight pusher with mine, and did what I do with all the others Ive installed, and prior to ever putting it on the gun, and thats run the bottom of the sight over a piece of fine emery on a hard surface, to just polish or take the finish off the bottom of the sight. Doing that will also reduce the width of the bottom of the sight if you keep at it.

    With the 44's I would do one other thing too, and that is file or emery the sharp corners off the ends of the sight, just a little bit. That sharp point can and will peel a little plastic curly cue out the other side as the sight is installed if it catches anything.

    I dont think using a hammer and punch would be a good idea, and I dont like using them even on the steel slides. The pusher gives you so much more control and you can easily feel and see whats going on as you go.

    It also lets you easily adjust or fine tune the rear sight, without taking the slide off the gun. At this point, Ive done so many Glocks, I pretty much know where that rear sight needs to be for me, and I usually dont have to change anything. That seemed to hold out for the 44's too.
     
  10. tarosean

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    Winner winner chicken dinner... If groups are your ultimate, you have the wrong tool for the job.
     
  11. 12Bravo20

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    And that goes for expecting target pistol type accuracy out of any 22lr pistols that mimic their centerfire counterparts such as the G44, Ruger SR22, S&W M&P22, Kel-Tec P17, Taurus TX22, Walther P22, or other similar designed pistols.
     
  12. CNobbe

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    My 44 shoots pretty well, but where it suffers is it’s tilt barrel design. Most 22s are fixed barrel blowback designs. It’s well know that the 44 shoots high, Glock actually sent me taller sights for my 44 which helped a lot. As for reliability, I never have a problem with it.

    If anything, my 44 has trained me to shoot other Glocks better. I tend to shoot them high as it is, but the 44 really does make for a good trainer.
     
  13. 12Bravo20

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    The barrel on the G44 doesn't tilt. It rides on two small rails inside the slide.
     
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