GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol
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By Dan Thurs

GLOCK has finally jumped into the .22LR market with the G44. There’s plenty of demand for semi-automatic rimfire pistols because of the affordability of ammunition and the guns’ low recoil. But is it worth it? I put this one through 1000 rounds using ten different types of ammunition so let’s see what I learned.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

The first big advantage is ammunition. You can find .22LR at any gun shop, Wal-Mart, Fleet Farm, etc. Well, you could before the runs on guns and ammunition in March and again in the last week or so. But given time, the supply is sure to catch up and prices will stabilize.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

The GLOCK G44 is built on a compact frame which means the pistol will fit almost any holster designed for the uber-popular GLOCK 19. The slide release and takedown tabs are in the same location as the other frames. One nice improvement over my older Gen4 GLOCKs is the slide release is ambidextrous. The magazine release is in the same familiar location and is easy to depress allowing the magazines to drop with little to no resistance.

During testing, every magazine dropped the first time, every time.

My first thought when I removed the US-made G44 from the box was, wow, this thing is really lightweight. It almost felt cheap, as it only weighs 12.63oz.

GLOCK G44 .22LR pistol
Courtesy GLOCK

I removed the slide and that’s when I realized almost all that missing weight is due to the slide. The GLOCK 44 uses a simple-blowback action, which means the recoil is generated by the case being forced back by the expanding gas. In this system, the bolt isn’t locked in place, but instead rests against the rim of the round. When the rim is struck, the powder ignites which increases the pressure, forcing the bullet down the barrel.

This pressure also causes the case to obturate, or expand to seal it against the chamber. Once the pressure starts to drop the brass will contract slightly and break this seal along the chamber walls. The pressure inside the barrel is then able to push the case rearward to cycle the next round. This system of recoil differs from larger centerfire rounds which typically use a delayed blowback system. For this reason, the slide needs to be light enough so it can fully and reliably cycle.

While other gun makers lighten their slides by using aluminum or zinc, GLOCK achieved the light weight needed by designing a steel-polymer hybrid slide.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

While I’ve shot a lot of GLOCKs over the years, I’ve never been a big fan of their triggers. I always felt they were a little bit sloppy. The GLOCK Safe Action Trigger has a bar between the trigger and the mechanism that releases the striker. However, with the G44, I found it to be very tight and crisp…no slop at all. I tested the trigger pull several times and found it to fall in the 5 and 5.5-pound range.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

I also measured the distance between full trigger pull to reset, this came in at 5/32 of an inch. Overall, the trigger impressed me.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

The G44 comes with four additional backstraps. This gives you five total options for grip size which should fit just about any shooter.

Using no backstrap gives you a length of pull of 2.76 inches. You can increase that to 2.80 inches with the medium backstrap and 2.95 inches with the large. Both the medium and large straps come with both standard and extended beavertails.

The backstraps are easy to install. Simply use the included punch to push out the standard pin on the rear of the grip, set the extension in place, and put the included longer pin in that same hole.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

The sights are standard polymer GLOCK sights which are drift. I’m not a fan of GLOCK’s sights. I really wish they would provide better ones standard. Even at the full extension of my arm, the difference in size between the front sight and the opening of the rear sight leaves a lot of room for error. Good thing we have plenty of aftermarket options.

How does the G44 feel?

This is a question that’s hard to answer. Everyone has a different set of hands. The short answer here is, if you like how any other GLOCK feels in your hand, this one will feel much the same. If you don’t like GLOCKs, well, you probably won’t be a fan of the G44 either.

My overall opinion of the G44 is this is a good gun to spend the day at the range plinking. GLOCK says it’s designed for beginners, experienced shooters and everyone in between. This means you can shoot a 1000 rounds and not spend a fortune. The advantage of this is working on grip and trigger control. Getting that muscle memory in place for when you move back to the larger caliber handguns.

Shooting the G44

Now comes the fun part, testing different ammo. Before anyone comments about the groupings shown, I wasn’t really trying to be all that accurate here. I was testing for reliability. Accuracy came later.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

Many of the ammo types gave me no problems. I will provide a rundown of each manufacturer, bullet weight, and velocities below, as well as issues those rounds had if any.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

Here’s an example of one that gave me problems, these Federal rounds had seven failures to eject out of 100 rounds fired.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

This round didn’t work at all. I only fired ten rounds of these Aquilas and I had to manually cycle the slide on every round. That really didn’t surprise me due to these being subsonic. If you choose to get a G44, be aware that low pressure subsonic rounds will likely not cycle the slide. This may be different with a suppressor.

  • Remington bucket of bullets, 36gr at 1400fps. Out of the 100 rounds, two rounds failed to eject, both of these rounds had a different sound, more of a pop.
  • Federal 40gr at 1200fps. Out of the 100 rounds, I had no issues at all.
  • Magtech 40gr standard velocity. Out of the 100 rounds, I had no issues. This round also seems to have held a better grouping, even though I wasn’t trying real hard.
  • Aguila 40gr subsonic. I recommend this round not be used with this handgun. After one 10 round magazine and having to manually cycle the slide ten times, I felt no reason to go on with this round.
  • American Eagle 40gr high velocity. After shooting 100 rounds, I had zero issues.
  • CCI stinger 32gr at 1640fps. After sending 100 rounds downrange, I had no issues. I will say this; these rounds are hot. The recoil was higher compared to other .22LR rounds, the report was much louder, and produced an impressive fireball.
  • Winchester 40gr at 1300fps. These are the 100-round red box you find in many stores. Of the 100 rounds tested, only one round failed to fire. The rim was struck but simply didn’t fire.
  • CCI Standard velocity 40gr at 1070fps. I’ve always had great luck with CCI, and this test was no different. All 100 rounds fired and cycled as I would expect.
  • Federal 36gr standard velocity. This round had rather poor performance. Of the 100 rounds I tested, seven failed to eject. I didn’t notice any differences in the sound. Of those seven, 3 were stovepipe failures. The rest never had a chance to be extracted.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

I mentioned impressive the fireballs from the CCI stinger round. Here’s a fire ring captured during testing.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

Other than the occasional stovepipe and one round that failed to fire, all 1000 rounds I ran did very well, excluding the subsonics.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

Let’s take a moment to talk about the magazines. There’s a tab on both sides that you pull down to lower the follower and load the rounds. You pull it down a bit, put in the round and move onto the next one. But, there’s one area to be mindful of. Because of the rims on these rounds, you need to be careful that each round is loaded in with that rim in front of the rim round before it.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

They need to end up in the magazine like the picture above going from left to right. If you fail to do this you will get rim lock and the firearm won’t cycle.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

This is very easy to avoid by following these easy steps. Pull the follower tabs down just enough to place the round in place like this, then let the tab up a bit to contact the round below it. Next push the round all the way back. Doing this will ensure you never get rim lock. If you pull the tabs all the way down and drop rounds in, you’re going to have problems.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

When I started testing, I simply took the G44 out of the box and started the test. I did no cleaning. The only thing I changed was putting the large beavertail strap on the grip. Once I got back home, I did a full breakdown. Like other GLOCKs before this one, it is a very simple task.

GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

Because .22LR has a straight blowback recoil system, more of the gasses end up back in the frame. This makes for a relatively dirty firearm. After a bit over 1000 rounds, the firearm neeeded a good cleaning. Because .22 ammo tends to be dirty, it’s always a good idea to clean any .22LR firearm after use.

I spent three and a half hours shooting over 1000 rounds with the G44 and I went home feeling no worse than when I got to the range. My hand wasn’t sore or tired, my arms didn’t hurt, and my ears weren’t ringing. Granted, my wallet was a bit lighter having burned through around $70 worth of ammo, but this is far less painful than blowing through $200 worth of just about any other caliber. The G44 lets you get lots of range work in comfortably and affordably.

Specifications: GLOCK 44 .22LR Pistol

Caliber: .22LR
Grips: 1.26 inches wide with changeable straps
Front Sight: Standard GLOCK white dot, non-tridium.
Barrel Length: 4.02 inches
Material: Polymer
Capacity: 10 round standard magazine
Rear Sight: Standard GLOCK notch style
Twist: 1:15.98
Finish: None
Overall Length: 7.28 inches
Weight: 12.63oz empty, 16.4oz with a loaded magazine
MSRP: $439.00

Ratings (out of five stars):

Style and Appearance * *
The G44 looks no different than any other Gen5 GLOCK. It’s a GLOCK, that’s really all I can say. You either like them or you don’t.

Customization * * * * *
This is where GLOCKs really shine. The aftermarket choices are endless. You can literally change so many parts on a GLOCK with aftermarket items that you will end up with a gun that’s not even GLOCK.

Reliability * * * * 1/2
The only issues I had were due to the ammunition. Every time I pulled the trigger with over 1000 rounds the gun went bang with only one fail to fire. Is that the fault of the G44? I can’t say for sure, so I had to count that against the G44 along with a few failures to eject. But as .22LR semi-automatics go, the G44 is extremely reliable.

Accuracy * * * *
Don’t judge by the photos above. The G44 is more than accurate enough for its intended use of plinking and training.

Overall * * * *
The G44 isn’t going to win any beauty contests or be the first gun you pull out to impress your friends. But it’s very reliable and easy to shoot. This doesn’t make the G44 a bad handgun. I may love my Desert Eagle or my S&W 500 magnum, but those aren’t the handguns I reach for first when I decide to just get some shooting in. The G44 is an easy-shooting, reliable handgun that’s perfect for extended range work or teaching a new shooter.


All images courtesy the author unless noted.

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  1. Surprisingly I’ve found the Taurus TX22 to be far more reliable than the Glock 44. This was a huge disappointment to me. The TX22 also has greater magazine capacity and is cheaper.

    Glock really failed in this arena.

    • I’ve looked for a TX22 for the last 2 months…nowhere to be found. It’s the only Taurus on my list.

      • What about all the complaints about the bad barrels in the TX22. It seems that every owner needs one or two replacement barrels to get a good one.

    • Titan, came here to say the same thing so +1 to your comment.

      But honestly you shouldn’t be surprised that “…Glock really failed in this arena….” Glocks used to be the polymer pistol to have…20 years ago.

      Currently they are mid-pack, overpriced, and heavily dependent on the after market (add another $200 or more) just to bring it on par with the top-tier pistols.

      Today glocks are the most overrated pistol in the market.

    • I’ve heard great things about the TX22. Another .22 pistol isn’t really high on my list right now, because my PPQ .22 has been such a keeper, but it’s definitely looking like Taurus nailed it with this one.

    • I could barely contain my desire to own this stunningly beautiful .22 perfection, though my lust was somewhat tempered by the hope it might be available in mismatched fde/black colors if I can only wait a few more years.

  2. Good review and thorough look at a variety of ammo. Thanks for spending 70 bucks.

    While i probably wont buy one to replace my Ruger MkII standard, the light weight is interesting. Might be a good trainer gun.

    And the fireball with Stingers is a feature. More funner with noise AND light.

    I would like to have seen your accuracy targets. 🤨

    • “And the fireball with Stingers is a feature. More funner with noise AND light.”

      Especially with a 1-inch barrel NAA mini-revolver.

      Makes a tiny gun *LOUD* and *BRIGHT*…

  3. I think .22 Plinkster had some issues regarding the gun being picky with certain bullet weights. Glad your experience seemed to be better than that.

    • I really think that goes with the territory with .22lr and a semi-auto blowback action.

      The aftermarket might come up with specific recoil springs for specific loads for those who wish to carry one…

  4. So a Glock 22 is chambered for 40 & a Glock 44 is chambered for 22.

    Yeah, um, yeah, I could see that…

  5. Does anyone else feel this got a half star to a star higher than it would have otherwise because Glock? Just curious

      • I’m not doubting people are having issues with some of these, but I’ve had no issues with any CCI or Winchester ammo that is rated 1200 fps or higher. That includes CCI poly coated stuff, CCI AR, CCI Velocitor, CCI 36gr CHP, Winchester 40gr 1435fps. With CCI SV, I’m seeing maybe 1 malfunction in every 100 rounds. Typical failure has been a stove pipe and only ever one failure to lock back on an empty mag with CCI SV. I’ve had absolutely no failures to feed with any CCI or Winchester ammo I’ve thrown at it. I think I got a good one. For me I’ve settled on the CCI Poly/Chrismas stuff for plinking with the G44.

  6. I’ve had one since shortly after they came out. Mine appreciates 40 gr 1200 fps ammo the most. The Federal American Eagle 45 gr Suppressor round also works great. It does not like the CI 37 gr plated HP (Mexico) at all!

    My biggest gripe with Glock on the G44 is that you have to ante up an additional $150 (more or less) to purchase the threaded barrel. In Europe they sell both versions…why not here? There are a couple of horror stories on-line about them exploding in your hands…none of the people I know that own one have had any issues that were not ammo related (and darn few of those…).

    Replaced the stock front sight with a tritium post that I had sitting around…so much better. Accuracy is very good…even with old hands / eyes.

      • I’ve had no issues with CCI 36gr stuff, but generally my experience is exactly the same. 1200 fps stuff works without any issues. I’m sticking to the 40gr CCI poly coated for cheap stuff. The CCI AR is really good too. Winchester 40gr CHP at 1435 fps is as good as the CCI Velocitor in mine.

  7. Love my 44, it’s so much fun and handles beautifully. Good thing it’s easy to clean because it does need it after a day at the range. My Buckmark can go about three times before needing cleaning but not the Glock.

  8. RSO at my range bought a G44, let me put a couple of boxes of ammo thru it. It’s okay, I wasn’t super impressed, or extremely disappointed. It’s a OK 22LR pistol, about same quality of a Walther P22 for $150 more. Not as good as a Ruger Mark IV or a Browning Buckmark.

  9. I bought a G44 couple of weeks ago. This is a good review and I would mention the mag as well. I got into the habit of holding the mag upside down after loading and pulling the loading tabs back slightly and releasing. This ensures that the first round is in the nose tilted up configuration when you insert the mag.

    It is picky about ammo and accuracy. If your fundamentals are not solid this little pistol will let you know real quick. I found that 40gr and ammo over 1100 works best. I’ve settled on two that I think work for me. Federal Champion 40gr @1240 and Winchester 40gr @1255 This is shooting from a bench rest when I was trying different .22

    So..Is it as accurate as wife’s Ruger MKII? Heck No, but it’s a Glock.
    GSSF has opened up the Rimfire division in their matches so that is going to be fun as well. I did a practice match with 44. You can go pretty fast with itj, just gotta watch the ammo you use.

    Is it pricey compared to others in the same niche? Yes, but it’s a Glock.

    Just depends on what you are into when it comes to .22

    EDIT: What Montana old guy said about threaded barrel and you have to get adapter for thread size too.

    • So this glock is;

      *picky about ammo, only two loads work in your pistol
      *picky about accuracy
      *ammo needs to loaded while holding the magazine upside down
      *have to carefully watch how you load the magazine into the pistol
      *need solid “fundamentals” or “it lets you know”…in a .22 nonetheless
      *and for all this wonderfulness it is also ” pricey compared to others in the same niche”

      *** “But it’s a glock” ***

      My goodness what’s wrong with glock people? Do they also write for CNN…These protesters out here tonight are MOSTLY peaceful… as buildings are burning behind him.

      • Nope, don’t write for CNN although their ratings would go up if I did ..small hurdle for sure. lol

        My EDC is a Glock 19 Gen2. Just finished converting a G23 to .357sig. Put together a couple of Poly80s over last couple of years ect.

        I have other guns…my Ruger PCC takes Glock mags… does the G44!
        On a serious note, my goal is to save a little money if I can..I avg about 400 rds at the range a week. The ‘covid’ and lack of supply is putting a damper on my fun.

  10. For people who supposedly use this so they could “train for the G19”, couldn’t you just get one of those G19 pellet guns? Much less expensive for both the gun and the ammo, no background check/FFL/etc. to worry about, and you could shoot at home, in most cases even inside your home.

  11. “ They need to end up in the magazine like the picture above going from left to right. If you fail to do this you will get rim lock and the firearm won’t cycle.”

    Looking at that pic it would be the opposite. If the round on the left would try to feed first it would rim lock onto the next round.
    They would stack into the mag for proper feed looking at the pic from right to left.

    (IDK, maybe the pic was published as a mirror of the original.)

    • BTW- I just went thru this w/ a client’s KelTec PMR.
      Those double stack 22lr mags position them easily into rim lock position if your not careful. Even the owner’s manual (pg. 7) cautions the new owner to load them carefully.

  12. “You can find .22LR at any gun shop, Wal-Mart, Fleet Farm, etc. Well, you could before the runs on guns and ammunition in March and again in the last week or so. But given time, the supply is sure to catch up and prices will stabilize.”

    “But given time, the supply is sure to catch up and prices will stabilize.”

    Such optimism in an election year.

    • If a firearm appeals to someone does it have to have a point?

      I own several that other people would probably find pointless…that doesn’t diminish the fun I have shooting them. I have an old Hammerli M.100 that is a hoot to shoot. Many people would find it to be hopelessly archaic with it’s falling block action and single shot capacity…I don’t. It forces me to concentrate on breathing, trigger control, follow through, and all the rest of shooting’s basics…it forces you to s l o w down and thimk about what you are doing (yes, I spelled it ‘thimk’ – homage to an old Service firearms instructor).

      My G44 is fun to shoot…even with it’s little idiosyncrasies.

      I am definitely NOT a Glock fanatic…owning only two of the beasts…a G19 gen 5 (never carried, rarely shot) and it’s little brother the G44 which has over 2k rounds through it.

    • Thanks. Overall it’s a nice gun, but IMO, overpriced. It’s little more than a range toy. I guess one could carry it, it fits in standard Glock holsters that fit a G17. Other than that, ehh, I have the option to buy the firearms I review at a reduced price, and I passed on this.

  13. Interchangeable backstraps, huh? Do any of them make the gun not point at the ceiling?

    I held my first Glock circa 1990. I raised the G17 to eye level pointing at the far wall of the gun shop to check pointability/sight picture. I was shocked to see a front sight so high above the rear sight that the bullet would have hit the wall almost at the ceiling. “Yikes!” I thought, “Is there something wrong with this thing?”

    After that rather unsatisfactory experience, I made it a habit to pick up every new model Glock as I ran across them. I tried a G19, then a G23, a G21… and then just gave up- they ALL pointed at the ceiling. I payed no attention to anything Glock until I heard of a G48, thinking maybe a single stack version would point “normal”. Yeah, it doesn’t.

    If Glock now gives the user the ability to make the gun, usable, I’ll have to check one out again.

    • Natural pointability of a handgun is tested by holding the gun in your strong hand and pointing it at a specific target without aligning the sights. Another method is simply holding the gun in your strong hand and pointing your trigger finger straight ahead instead of wrapping it around the trigger. A handgun points naturally if doing the above results in the sights being aligned with the intended target and/or the barrel aligning parallel with the extended trigger finger. If you have to either use an unnatural grip or physically pitch the gun up or down to get the sights to align or barrel to point naturally with your trigger finger, the gun does not have intrinsic pointabilty.

      Grip angle is the biggest factor that determines natural pointabilty, but grips can affect it, too. Of course, as with all ergonomics- your results may vary. But, based upon human averages, he higher the degree off of square a grip angle is- the higher a handgun tends to point. The Glock grip angle is dictated by the preferred magazine/barrel feed angle. Glock’s average grip angle (22 degrees) is higher than the “average” grip angle (11 degrees). Due to this, a substantial number of shooters find Glocks point “too high”.

      I require any handgun I depend on to defend life to point naturally for me. Due to this, I have never owned a Glock. Hearing that there are adjustable grips offered on a Glock makes me curious if, finally, there could a Glock that I’d be able to use for self-defense. I’m still curious as to whether Glock’s interchangeable backstraps actually change the (too high for me) grip angle- does anyone know?

  14. I’m not likely to buy this but I’m not a glock guy. Having a trainer pistol is not something I feel any desire for. I know some people do. Rifles and pistols in .22lr are fun and certainly worth buying.

  15. “The GLOCK Safe Action Trigger has a bar between the trigger and the mechanism that releases the striker.”

    no, that bar you refer to IS the mechanism that releases the striker. there is no separate extra bar and you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    and would you really want Glock to sell them with 40$ steel sights, that you are going to say “nah” and throw away after you spend another 40$ on another set of sights you wanted instead?

    • Actually, I do know what I’m talking about, I can’t help it if you’re unable to follow a simple description of how the Glock trigger works. I’ve built more Glocks than you have ever owned. So ya, I do know how the trigger system works.

      New sights typically cost $100 or more, not $40. I have a large number of handguns, and Glock is the only one I needed to change sights. CZ, Springfield, Sig, S&W, etc. All have good sights.

      • the trigger is connected to the trigger bar. that’s all the assembly consists of. I have 3 sitting on the desk in front of me, polishing them to put in other Glocks. the front end with the trigger gets pinned into the locking block, and the back end fits into into the trigger mech housing unit like a puzzle, with a trigger spring is attached to it. that end is what the striker catches on, and when you pull the trigger the nose on the trigger bar slides along the disconnector, downwards to make it slip off the striker and fire the gun.


        now tell me where is this bar between the trigger and “the mechanism that releases the striker”. the bar IS the mechanism that releases the striker.
        it slips off the end of it.

        and, you have no idea how many Glocks I have worked on. do you? tell me.

        “you have worked on _____ Glocks over ___ years”

        go on. tell me.

        night sights cost 100$. steel sights cost 35$. you know I wasn’t talking about night sights. okay, do you really want Glock to sell them with 100$ night sights, that you are going to say “nah” and throw away after you spend another 100$ on another set of night sights you wanted instead?

        • Thank you.

          Also, you don’t really need to change the sights on a Glock.

          I had a Gen 3 G34 with over 35,000 rounds through it and the stock sights worked fine.

          All I did was use a needle file to open up the rear notch. I also flipped the sight around so that all i saw was a black rear sight.

          I’m still waiting for a single documented instance of someone racking their slide with one hand after theirgun jammed AND their support hand was injured.

  16. I picked up a Walther PPK .22 on a whim for just over $200 earlier this year from SMGA and I’ve been blown away with it’s quality. It’s made in Germany and feels like the real deal PPK. It’s also been pretty reliable and it comes with a threaded barrel from the factory. All you need is a $20 adapter to run a can and LARP your James Bond fantasies. I didn’t really expect much when I bought it but it’s honestly been my favorite shooter recently. It’s legitimately “back yard quiet” with my Dead Air Mask.

  17. I have no interest in any 22 caliber-Glock or otherwise. I would get a po-leece trade in 22/23. Funny that the much cheaper Taurus 22 cal gets more love. Ditto for the Taurus G3. I’ll get one eventually. Review THAT!

  18. I found this article well written. Author did a great job with words walking you through his description of his experience with this firearm. Fun article to read.

  19. I disagree with the author’s assertion that “larger centerfire rounds which typically use a delayed blowback system.” Of the major manufacturers’ currently-made handguns commonly available in the U.S., the vast majority of them use a locked breech/short recoil system. Most people think of a tilting barrel system, but other systems include rotating barrel and locking block. The Walther CCP uses gas-delayed blowback (Walther calls it “Softcoil”).

  20. Nice review. I will probably get a new Glock 44 soon. I have an M&P 22 Compact but it is a bit too small for me though I really bought it for the wife. Since I CCW my Gen 2 Glock 19 a lot the Glock 44 sounds perfect for me. I like that it comes with multiple back straps and can also be dry fired without issue unlike a lot of other 22 rim fire pistols. By Browning Buckmark is exceptional if I am am looking for maximum accuracy from my 22 LR ammo. My ammo stash consists of mostly CCI Minimags, CCI SV, and Aguila Super Extra 40 gr plated.

  21. After reading the reviews of several 22 semi-automatic pistols I chose the Taurus TX 22. I loved the gun, for awhile, until I had a barrel problem. Did a little research and found that this was quite a problem. I called Taurus and after three weeks I got a replacement barrel. After about 75 rounds and the gun performing flawlessly I could hardly hit the paper. Haven’t decided if I’m going to try for three strikes and I’m out or just ask Taurus to give me my money back.

  22. This is the first time I have ever put my 2 cents into any online whatever you call this. I am an elderly man. I entered the Marine Corps on my 17th birthday. I went through Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship Instructor’s school and graduated at the top of my class in Scout Sniper School. On my 18th birthday I was a Lance Corporal with 6 months time in grade when I arrived in Viet Nam.

    Within 2 weeks I was promoted to Corporal. Rank came fast as the attrition rates were very high along the DMZ in Northern I Corps. I survived, not all, but most of my people made it. When my tour was over, I still had 2 years to go. If I had got out then, I would not have been able to adjust.

    Yes, it was that bad. I became the battalion rifle and pistol marksmanship instructor. The last year and a half I shot competively, Western Division matches etc. I shot nearly 750 rounds of M1 Garand ammo, and 500 rounds of .45 in a 1911a1 5 days a week.

    I know I am long winded as are most old farts. My point is this, if you are trained properly (old school training) you can make any weapon out there shoot well, even a poodle shootin’ inexpensive weapon. If you keep thinking you need better sights, better triggers, better grips etc. that’s fine, you probably don’t know the basics and will be chasing your ass for the rest of your years.

    But don’t put down someone else for their choice of weapons. Oh, and also you can do all the fancy training in the world, and the first time it’s for real, your ass will pucker and if you have to think, it’s too late you are dead. Happens every day.

    How can a supposedly well trained LEO shoot someone in the back at point blank range and not kill them? Don’t think because you have a fancy upgraded shooter and burn through a shitload of ammo that you are a badass. It don’t work that way.

    • You can shoot someone 7 times and not hit vital organs and with swift medical intervention, the person lives. That person is paralyzed for life by the way.

  23. I have not had good luck with the G44. To my surprise the ammo that worked was Blazer. Unfortunately, it isn’t in the stores right now. Federal 38 gr. HP and CCI 36 gr. HP ammo had lots of functioning issues. It has a typical Glock trigger pull, so shooting small groups is very hard. I am going to replace my G44 with a Ruger Mark IV Standard


  25. I read the negative reviews but, it’s a Glock and so, I bought the new Glock 44. My first trip to the range was ok but, I did have a hang-up every 5 rounds. Pulled back on the slide which cleared the chamber and shot the rest of the clip. This happened with every clip. After shooting around 15 clips, I went home, cleaned the gun and added WD40 to the slide rails. I went back to the range and shot another 20 clips or so and not one hang-up. I was using Remington bulk ammo. It did as well as my Glock 9mm. Very pleased with my Glock 44 (.22Lr). The only other thing I did was that I bought a Hillman speed loader from Amazon which made it alot easier to load the clips. I hope this helps.

  26. I didn’t have any stovepipe after I put WD40 on the slide rails. I went from 1 hang-up every 5 rounds to none !!!


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