More on the New GLOCK G44…Plus, Expect More Than One New Gun Tomorrow

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Occasional TTAG contributor Patrick Roberts has expanded on our post from earlier today about the new gun from GLOCK, mixed in more info he’s turned up and added some old fashioned elbow grease, all of which adds to the information available about tomorrow’s announcement.

At Patrick’s site, The Firearm Rack, he’s gone the extra mile including examining some interesting GLOCK patent filings. He’s found pistol designs that feature polymer slide inserts intended to allow a reduced weight steel slide to cycle “low impulse ammunition,” and mentions .22LR specifically.

He links to the patent filing and has some good information. Click on over and read his post.

Oh, and one more thing. Patrick tells TTAG that a trusted industry source has told him there will be multiple pistols announced tomorrow, not just the GLOCK 44.

As to what additional pistol(s) GLOCK will unveil, feel free to speculate below.

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  1. avatar Merle 0 says:

    A Glock in .44 auto mag!

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Dirty Harry in the 21st Century. That would be one beefy frame.

      I can dig it.

  2. avatar DB Cooper says:

    Well, a natural caliber for another pistol to be released tomorrow would be at the other end of the spectrum, namely a .50 caliber auto loader….

  3. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Dont need no 22LR Glock.

    Need a 40 cal version of the 48.

    Or a Super 38 or 9×23.

    Or a Glock carbine

    Or even a dedicated 32 acp double stack micro Glock.

    Just not a 22LR….

    1. avatar guest says:

      Those are all pretty dumb.

    2. avatar Randy says:

      Who still waste money on 40 s&w ???

      1. avatar Dan says:

        Glock AR-15

        1. avatar Steve says:

          You just thought the standard Mil-Spec trigger was bad…
          Glock: hold my beer.

      2. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

        Because .40 makes bigger, deeper holes than 9mm. After all, all other things being equal 9mm has to open to get where .40 starts. This whole thing about agencies going back to 9mm is bean counters saving money. 9mm is less expensive than .40. And wimps crying about recoil. Everyone should be shooting .45 ACP. Or a rifle.

        1. avatar Matn says:

          9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP…they’re all good, just part of a tool.

        2. avatar Ing says:

          The part about saving money is no joke. I’ve bought a LOT more 9mm than I would’ve been able to if I’d gone with .40 or .45, which means I’ve practiced more and I’m a lot more likely to hit what I’m aiming at. (Whether the same benefit accrues to .gov agencies is a different kettle of fish.)

        3. avatar BJ says:

          And pistol rounds are all quite limited in the damage they do…

          The most pragmatic choice is to shoot the caliber you shoot the best. For most people that is 9mm.

          Personally, I’m excited about the possibility of a reliable 22LR GLOCK. It will make an excellent training tool for new shooters.

        4. avatar Adam Wienieski says:

          Gadsen, you left out the 10mm Death Ray. More energy at 100ft than the 45 ACP has at the barrel the 10mm starts where every caliber with a “4” leaves off. If you know you’re going to get in a gun fight bring a rifle; for everything else there’s the Glock 20.

          (See, that’s how you start a caliber war.)

        5. avatar Steven says:

          45 Super. Same performance as 10mm but with a larger hole to start with plus it can also shoot 45acp in same gun. Often all it takes to shoot 45super is a recoil spring swap. Mine still shoots acp loads fine.

      3. avatar Jon in CO says:

        To quote Yeager, “ 40 is a compromise round, and who compromises? Guys with little dicks”.

        40 is a dead cartridge, along with 45GAP, 45 ACP, 357SIG. Of the 4, 357SIG had the most promise.

        1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

          Jon, you should have a stand up routine you’re so funny. You know 9mm has been around since 1908, right? There’s nothing new under the sun. The thing that works best with pistol calibers is bigger, deeper holes. Otherwise, get a rifle.

    3. avatar Andrew Lias says:

      The 32 ACP would be interesting as would a 38 Super variant. I’m surprised they made the .357 Sig when a .38 Super would have made more sense in capacity wise. Then again I guess that it let them fit it all in what amounted to a 9mm frame.

    4. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      The 9×23 Winchester would be my preference out of all of those. .357 Magnum power in a semi-auto.

  4. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

    Earlier I thought the 17 was a candidate, but a 19 kinda makes more sense.

    If it is .22lr, I hope a threaded barrel is optional…

  5. avatar TralfazJetson says:

    Import the Glock 46 here to the states, that would be great!

    1. avatar The Crimson Pirate says:

      And the 25 and 28

  6. avatar Mike. says:

    Lets hope the surprise us with something far out like the Tavor12.

  7. avatar CR Cobb says:

    There has to be something chambered in .32 GAP(1) in the mix.

    (1) Glock’s rimless shortened version of .32 ACP.

    1. avatar Merle 0 says:

      I was thinking it could also be the new 6mm Creedmoor parabellum. It’s a .45 case necked down to 6mm.

      1. avatar Ing says:

        Jeremy S. would have to write an article titled “.45 ACP is fat and slow and so are you,” and you know what kind of kerfuffle that would cause.

        1. avatar Rad Man says:

          My response to such an article would be, “yeah, and?”

    2. avatar The Rookie says:

      I’d totally buy a gun chambered in that! I loves me some .32 ACP, but I hate that semi-rimmed case!

      1. avatar Bre says:

        Same. If its double stack I might just buy y first glock.

  8. avatar Phil LA says:

    Over/under 410 shotgun?

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Bullpup Glock .410

      Just as God intended.

  9. avatar fountain of love says:

    My sources confirm it’s a 44-round mag for glock 43x.

  10. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Could we see them releasing a 22 TCM gun?

    Will they release the Glock 45 and will it be in 45?

  11. avatar Aven says:

    I don’t expect anything more than slight changes on products they already sell. I don’t expect a .22 because they are harder to make reliable and the market already has a good selection of good ones. They are a lot like Harley Davidson where the product stays similar with evolutionary changes. Harley deviated and and nobody bought their new idea when they made the V-Rod.

    1. avatar Ing says:

      Probably true. People don’t buy Glocks because they’re innovative. Glocks sell because they’re boring, not in spite of it.

  12. avatar UpInArms says:

    I’m guessing it’s a smoothbore flintlock.

  13. avatar BlueLightning says:

    Yea …..OK

    Substitute “.22” on this track, all I’ve got to say on that.

    1. avatar BlueLightning says:

      .22 tha new .44 mag playa CUz them bucc wylde amminition improvements my dude. Mfr’s please… me and my crew we roll with them 200 round drumz on tha reg. Them Mini mags gonna be droppin them hataz.

      1. avatar Guesty McGuesterson says:

        …or you could spend that same money on adult school to learn Engrish.

        1. avatar BlueLightning says:

          Bra, its’ called alternative vernacular. Stop player hatin’. Also, school is not for smart people. Fact. “Adult Schools” are largely nothing but left wing re-education camps that are tax payer subsidized.

  14. avatar Nate in CA says:

    Hmm, how about a G43x chambered in .32 NAA?

  15. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    Why don’t we just cool our jets and see what Glock announces tommorw. We can talk about it then.

    1. avatar Andrew Lias says:

      What’s the fun in that?

  16. avatar pwrserge says:

    I volte Glugger.

  17. avatar Merle 0 says:

    You’ve got to be some special kind of stupid to buy a Glock, overpriced imprerfection.

    1. avatar Merle 0 says:

      If your going to impersonate me at least get my likes and dislikes straight. See the other glock post for info.

  18. avatar gunbob says:

    All Metal Glock
    .40 & .45 caliber

    Why yet another just like the others?
    Another plastic gun does not expand Glock market share, ALL METAL does.

    Glock will be going after military contracts with the new models.

  19. avatar strych9 says:

    When it comes to Glock they basically did one thing well. They managed to make a gun reliable, simple and cheap to make. None of those things translate well into a 1911…”

    OK, that seems like three things but… oof. 1911 fanboys are gonna be salty after that statement.

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      Meant to be a reply to enuf’s video.

      *grumble* Damn interwebz are broken today. *grumble*

  20. avatar Prndll says:


  21. avatar The Pontificator says:

    Glock hard-sided coolers and dinnerware’s what’s coming.

  22. avatar Stephen Stewart says:

    Well if we are going to wish for stupid, how about a 45-70?

  23. avatar The Rookie says:

    My addition to the rumor mill/wish list: A competition GLOCK chambered for 9mm Dillon. 6″ barrel, Pre-cut for a red dot.

  24. avatar Duane says:

    Single stack thin frame 6 inch 10mm called the Alaskan. for those of use who hands don’t fit the 20

    1. avatar RidgeRunner says:

      I already have an Alaskan, it is a Ruger and it is perfect.

  25. avatar Jim from LI says:

    Wouldn’t it be simpler to machine a lightweight slide out of aluminum instead of removing material from a steel slide and filling the space with plastic?

    1. avatar Don from CT says:

      Ha, I just wrote the same thing and then found your post.

      Yes. Advantage ARms and others who make .22 conversions for Glocks and 1911s have been doing just that for years.

  26. avatar lean4wardhereitcomesagain says:

    I hope it’s a 357 mag autoloader so that I won’t have to pay for a Coonan.

    But seriously, nobody should have to pay what they normally pay for a brand new Glock. Still boggles my mind that people will pay almost (sometimes more than) $600 for a brand new G19 gen whatever when there are pistols like the PPQ (for pete’s sake people, do yourself a favor and shoot a PPQ if you’re looking for a striker-fired handgun) or M&P 9c 2.0 that you can get for around $100 less, even before a rebate. I’ve seen people of diferent skill levels shoot those along with others like the P10c or VP9. Most of them would shoot and perform better with any of these than with a 19 and actually admit it. Yet finally, though grudgingly, they decide to hold on to their 19 out of some strange obligation to have a Glock because Hickok45 or (insert “celebrity” Glock salesperson’s name here) said you should.

    Come on gun people, #walkawayfromGlock!

  27. avatar Mort says:



    …only, the cylinder spins vertically like a Ferris wheel… giving us seven rounds of 9x19mm in little reloadable plastic magazines, and…

    One super fugly ass gun! But then, it’s a GLOCK!

    Be safe. Enjoy the precipitous plummet of the S&W J-frame into Forgotten Weapons! Mort (actual/AZ) …come on, you know this is what it has to be… because “perfection” and something….

  28. avatar Don from CT says:

    Combination steel and plastic slides are . . . yawn. Irrelevant.

    Having a solid aluminum slide accomplishes the same thing with much easier machining and lower cost.

    1. avatar Jim from LI says:

      Actually I could see it working the opposite way: a molded plastic slide with steel inserts to provide the right amount of mass.

  29. avatar former water walker says:

    Meh. At any 22…

  30. avatar Fred says:

    No need for anymore Glocks… YAKK!

  31. avatar Ddan Dietz says:

    Love glock 30, but became too heavy to carry for me. Nightstander now. So went with walther p99c as…perfect carry…sa/da….second strike…( love european style mag release, after accidentaly releasing mags in edc) so financial ability decreased and purchased taurus tx22- awesome!! Skeptical about 22lr reliability, but taurus solved this!! Weight and some recoil makes for good practice gun. On sale plus rebate= $159.!!!!! Glock22 expensive, and weight difference is too great compared to g19( frame). Also thinkin of buying kel tek p17…reasonable price; but seems they cant figure out the reliability issue. I also own 2 kel tek p32s…love…love…love…dont tell me not good for self defense…put laser on them and lehigh acres makes a fbi protocal round thst leaves an 1.5″ wound channell!!!!!!!! Glock needs to make a slim truly pocket pistol!!!! Glock= blocks!!!!!!!

  32. avatar Travis says:

    Glock is going to announce a single stack Gen 5 G49 10mm which will be an 8 + 1 model with a 4″ barrel. Make an optics ready model and I am sold.

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