Featured G44 KABOOM

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  1. Karambit777

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    same here. Plus if one wishes to reinforce this philosophy, just do some research on how many firearms (or anything else for that matter) get altered, changed, or enhanced from the initial released product.

    Not sure what it will be, but it’s almost a guarantee that something will be changed to the G44.
     
  2. Jayman28

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    Here is a picture of the gun from the video.
     
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  3. messer454

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    I have owned various Ruger Mark 2's for years, they work. I have had two Advantage Arms kits that only worked with CCI Mini mags and only when kept clean. Meaning that by the of a day of shooting they have started to not function. Which is not a huge deal to me but is a problem when teaching my daughters.

    I bought the G44 because it is the same trigger and feel and uses the same holster as our G19's. So far I have 100 rounds of CCI Minimag through mine. A buddy has 300 rounds of bulk something through his. We intend to shoot more tomorrow. Time will tell.
     
  4. Terry G

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    Hater's or not, Glocks got some 'splainin to do. I was disappointed in the G44 from the outset due to the 10 round magazine and the cost. I didn't think it was worth the the $400.00 OTD. Not just being cheap, my Kadet Kit cost more. Regardless, I was going to pick one up as soon as it hit my area. Not now. It's not Glock hate, I have a G21 (Great Gun) and a G17 (Ho Hum). This maybe Glock's Edsel.
     
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    Looks like the smoke comes out from under the back of the slide before the extractor blows out. Not an expert but it seems like that could only happen with an OOB ignition. if true could the slide closing somehow have ignited the round or was it the trigger pull and something in the design allowed an OOB firing? This guy was moving so fast it's hard to tell if he pulled the trigger prior to ignition and even he probably couldn't say for sure. Might be easier to tell from the first guy that reported this as he was likely shooting casually. Did that first guy use the slide release to chamber or slingshot the round into the chamber? That would tell us more about potential causes and maybe even if the two events were caused by the same thing.
     
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    My biggest gripe is that we went from "3 years of development and it can feed anything" to "it doesn't feed bulk reliably". Something changed between A and B. Again in some of the early videos I saw the slide move slightly rearward at every trigger pull as the trigger bar was exerting rearward pressure on it, but the G44 that I have does not do this at all. It makes me think the video G44 had a lighter RSA (although perhaps it could have been worn). I sure liked shooting the pistol, but it should be what it was sold as - a pistol that can feed a wide variety of 22LR ammo properly.
     
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    The back being blown off the casing indicates a way overcharged round and/or a defective case AFAIK with a centerfire cartridge. It would seem that it would be the same for rimfire. I am assuming that what's left of the the case is wedged in the barrel.
     
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    Mine feeds Remington Golden Bullets bulk just fine. However you can hear and feel when one is underpowered and those will not eject. I only tried one magazine. I figured I would try more once it has broken in. I can't fault the G44 for that as I think that ammo is crap.
     
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    I agree that if the ammo is underpowered, it is what it is. There is also an average level of power issue at hand to though, for example, the CCI stuff I was running through it definitely ran better than the thunderbolt stuff which all felt weaker. Then there was the every so often even weaker thunderbolt which would almost certainly cause a failure. I still think the RSA is too heavy and perhaps slightly lighter would improve reliability with bulk, though perhaps slightly lighter means trouble in other areas.
     
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    I disagree. If what you are saying is the case, then wouldn’t the discharge happen at the moment the slide was released?

    In this video, the mag was inserted, slide stop disengaged, shooter took aim, and then pulled the trigger. Kaboom happened on trigger pull.
     
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    i have a .22 conversion kit for my 92fs. the slide is made of aluminum and the gun runds cci mini mags and federal 36 grn bulk pack with no issues.
     
  12. ThomasM4

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    Looks like to me it went boom when he dropped the slide . That makes me think the extractor or something else set the rim off.
    Just thinking out load here but I've come across some 22lr chambers that are too tight and when they get dirty it doesn't want to chamber all the way some times you only get 1/2 the case in then it comes to a dead stop . That's why when I take my 22lr to the range I carry a bore snake and every 100-200 rds I pull that bore snake through it to clean out the chamber.
     
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    Only time will tell as this is only a couple gun out of how many thousands sent out. All the guns are tested before they leave so maybe, just maybe, these are some bad apples but not the whole bunch. Fingers crossed
     
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    I think the slide is to light. When the trigger is pulled the striker is pushed to the rear. When the striker is released the energy in the spring is pushing against the striker and the slide at the same time and the slide is so light it moves rearward at the same time the striker moves forward and boom goes the case along with the extractor.
     
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    just be a man about it and when it fails to work and or breaks post about it.
     
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    I watched the video several times. If you pause it and look frame-by-frame, it’s clear that this is not an OOB discharge. The guy pulls the slide stop lever and it’s in battery before he’s on target. You can even watch an object fly off to the right and one larger, round object flies out after the chamber is open.

    Looks like bad ammo to me, but it still doesn’t give me the warm and fuzzies to see a catastrophic failure this early into a new pistol’s life when using factory .22lr
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  17. ThomasM4

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    Possible I am looking at the video from the phone at work lol.
     
  18. DaleGribble

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    For all you old time GT'ers that remember the E series fiasco, say it with me...

    It's an upgrade, not a recall!
     
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    So, I guessing if I got one I shouldn't run the monarch 22 I have from the 60s?
     
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    So far I’ve not seen an issue with crapiest of old crap .22lr ammo I’ve fed through mine. Much of mine is from the 1990s. I know that’s not the same as the 1960s, but still old/cheap .22 ammo.


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