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#204130 - 12/10/19 04:46 PM New Glock G44 - .22LR
Walkingthemup
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A few hours ago Glock publicly announced the release of their new G44. The gun is based on the G19 size and is in .22LR. The info release was long on hype and short on detail but looks quite promising, especially if your a Glock user already.

https://us.glock.com/en/pistols/g44

The G44 has clearly been designed as a complete gun and not as a conversion kit. I doubt that you can fit the slide to your existing gun. That's both a plus and a minus depending on your needs.

Unlike existing aftermarket conversion units, the ejector is mounted in the frame. The slide is a 'steel polymer hybrid' ie steel base/action rail with polymer body. The rear sight appears to be mounted in a dovetail on the polymer section. This may mean that it couldn't be milled for an optic and an MOS version hasn't been announced. An extended thread barrel is available.

For my usage, the lack of an MOS optic option is a deal breaker. The barrel length is an issue given my country's laws but the extended barrel may resolve that. If not, then I'm sure a good smith could easily make an extension to suit.

Will it prove itself a good hunting tool? I think we need to wait for evaluation by actual handgun hunters rather than carefully selected firearm media types. At the moment the reporting is mainly hype.

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#204134 - 12/10/19 07:22 PM Re: New Glock G44 - .22LR [Re: Walkingthemup]
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I?m interested.

Price dependent.
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#204149 - 12/11/19 08:16 AM Re: New Glock G44 - .22LR [Re: Zee]
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I too received the email on this yesterday. Wish they hadn't taken so long to come out with one.

I've had an Advantage Arms conversion unit for my Glock 40 for a number of years and bought two that fit on a 19 for my son and nephew. All are accurate and very reliable.

This new gun will make a nice practice piece for those who shoot the 19. I'd like to see a long barrel MOS version with a target trigger but I'm thinking that won't happen any time soon.

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#204159 - 12/11/19 03:09 PM Re: New Glock G44 - .22LR [Re: jcp161]
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The Glock website is listing an option of a long threaded barrel

But not an MOS version

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#204195 - 12/12/19 03:22 PM Re: New Glock G44 - .22LR [Re: Walkingthemup]
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I think the weight of an optic on this slide would prevent it from running well. That's why I think it is not MOS.

Be good for those shooting competition, but not sure how how it will be for hunting.

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#204275 - 12/15/19 11:47 PM Re: New Glock G44 - .22LR [Re: RBO21]
Bob Roach
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I thought I had all the Glocks that I would ever need G23, G35, G37, and a G38 I may have been mistaken. I need to look a G44 over when my local dealer gets one in stock.

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