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Old 12-10-2019, 12:34 PM
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Glock 44 chambered in 22lr

I know most folks here don't like Glocks or other plastic pistols but I think it's an interesting offering from the company that might make an interesting companion to my Ruger Mk IV. What's the concensus here?
https://us.glock.com/en/pistols/g44
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:36 PM
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It's fine that they are releasing a model in .22lr for those who want it. However, the build-up to the announcement was ridiculous.
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:43 PM
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:48 PM
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I would have thought they would have made it approximately the same weight as the G19 so it would function as an inexpensive training tool. But it is around half the weight. I have a Advantage Arms conversion that serves that purpose.

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Old 12-10-2019, 12:49 PM
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Hey, why not. Don't know what took them so long really. For me though, when it comes to plastic, only the CZs will do. Either the P-09 or P-07 with the KADET conversion kit is simply outstanding.
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:58 PM
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Now someone is going to have to make a kit to convert the Glock 44 into a 9mm.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:00 PM
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It's yet another Glock
Prefer my Ruger 22/45
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:01 PM
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It's fine that they are releasing a model in .22lr for those who want it. However, the build-up to the announcement was ridiculous.
I didn't know they had built up to it, I got a text from a friend that they were doing this pistol about an hour ago myself.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:02 PM
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I would have thought they would have made it approximately the same weight as the G19 so it would function as an inexpensive training tool. But it is around half the weight. I have a Advantage Arms conversion that serves that purpose.

How is that working for you? I only knew one person with it and he wasn't impressed with it but that was a few years ago
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:13 PM
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Havenít shot them a lot but no issues. They seem to like hotter rounds for cycling though.


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Old 12-10-2019, 02:15 PM
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I can't imagine having a .22 pistol with the horrible Glock trigger feel.

The Glock fans will be all over them though.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:19 PM
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A 10 rounder the size of a G19? Why not put it in the G48 size?
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:30 PM
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Not for me.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:50 PM
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I'm waiting for the P17 to actually show up in stock.....I really want two and 6 mags for each since my range added a virtual shooting bay. I plan on shooting 1000s of rounds in there and .22 would make that less damaging to my wallet even vs 9mm
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:30 PM
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So we have a Glock 22 that's a .40, a Glock 44 that's a .22, a Glock 40 that's a 10mm, and a Glock 45 that's a 9mm??? I'm confused...

Seriously, I think if they were going to offer a .22 Glock it should've either been in the form of a conversion kit or in a small, thin pistol like a G48 size. Instead this has a thin, lightweight slide on top of a fat G19-sized frame. And you still only get 10 rounds!
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:33 PM
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When I think about .22lr pistols, I think of accurate range toys like the S&W 41, or the Buckmark, or the Ruger pistol. Glocks have a reputation for being inexpensive dependable pistols. I have a hard time imagining a Glock pistol being accurate enough to be a fun .22lr range toy. Maybe they have made changes to the .22lr pistol to make it more accurate?
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:06 PM
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I really like Glock. But I'll pass on this one. I was hoping the big reveal was going to be Gen 5 10mm models.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:48 PM
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I'm another who likes Glocks. I'd like to see & shoot one, but don't think I'd buy it?
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:33 PM
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:29 PM
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What I don’t understand is why it took so long. Seriously....why was this even a big deal?

I don’t really see this gun on the same playing field as a Mk 3 or 4. Not even close. Different purpose.

But I suspect Glock is getting hammered by the competition. Firstly, the gun market is not good right now. Secondly, there is so much more competition and many better products. We don’t even show people Glocks anymore unless the customer asks for one.

What I do think is smart for Glock to do this is that it might be appealing to new shooters and specifically women.

One more thought....

While I see the logic of training on a .22 and carrying a 9 or wherever, it really has little merit. I love .22s and have three o shoot regularly. But shooting a .22 is very different in many respects that other platforms.
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:51 PM
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Depends on price. the Advantage Arms will probably still be less expensive.
If they had gone with more than 10 round mags and added a little weight I could see it.
What's the old saying about a day late and dollar short, about 10 years late to the game.
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:52 PM
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...an eighty nine year old billionaire with a smokin' hot thirty eight year old Russian vixen of a wife...
Two things in this world that go together like peanut butter and jelly: Crusty old billionaires soon to drop dead and beautiful young women marrying them. And no I'm not jealous. Really. I mean...
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:21 AM
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Glock 22 long rifle pistol....

This might be a good option for training purposes.....for those that may be interested in eventually owning a larger caliber Glock. I would think using a .22 cartridge would allow people to shoot and learn the basic fundamentals of pistol marksmanship without the initial trepidation of loud noise and stiff recoil.....and at a reasonable cost for ammo.

When I first started learning to shoot a pistol, I purchased a High Standard Victor .22, and it was a tack driver. I wanted to shoot NRA outdoor Bullseye....After a year of practice with my Victor .22, I had saved enough money to purchase a Colt Gold Cup .45, and started reloading. I shot Bullseye for about 10 years, and was shooting low Master scores when I switched to the then new sport of USPSA.....and I loved it.....!
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:17 AM
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I know most folks here don't like Glocks or other plastic pistols but I think it's an interesting offering from the company that might make an interesting companion to my Ruger Mk IV. What's the concensus here?
https://us.glock.com/en/pistols/g44
You will contemplate returning it! No way, no how will it compare to the Mark IV!
That and the Buckmark have meticulously engineered their guns for that round. Gaston just jammed a slide on whatever he could make it fit on and assigned it a number. The fanboys will flock to buy it and quickly put it on a pedestal as the best gun ever, until they shoot the alternative.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:32 AM
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IMHO everyone should have a rimfire and I reckon if it brings more people into the shooting sports then it's a wonderful thing. I have a .22 conversion kit for my CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical and my first ever handgun bought in 1970, a Walther P-38. Both get regular use when I go on "Rimfire Range Trips" and only bring my 5 rimfire guns to the party.

They are all affordable to shoot and tons of plinking fun.
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