I'm in two LGS often but you are correct, I don't specifically look for .22 semi autos. I go straight to anything Glock and anything bigger than 9mm so I'm not up to date on the .22 market. I'm more up to date on the Glock22 market. I did buy a S&W .22 semi auto with 12 round capacity early this year(training a youngster) and I had no idea it was above average. Either way the Glock 44 does nothing to bring me (a non .22 guy) into the .22 world.