Glock 44 failure to feed

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  1. WheelsUp

    WheelsUp Propaganda Dissemination Specialist

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    I had the exact same failure. It occurred with the first of 100 rounds and I haven’t been able to replicate the failure since then.


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    By what 22 pistol? Every one I’ve ever had had occasional issues. Most of the time It was ammo related.


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    First thing that comes to mind when it sounds like someone bought a pistol, pulled it out of the box, loaded the magazines, and started shooting....

    Clean and lube before !
     
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    Retired Marine Gunner Christian Wade. “I subjected the G44 to a variety of adverse conditions and it holds its own with every other Glock ever produced.”

    Bryan Peterson, manager of product concept development at Federal Ammunition, was also a partner included in early testing and extended his expertise of ammunition through testing the G44 with thousands of rounds and a large variety of ammunition. “While many .22 LR firearms exhibit tendencies to function differently with particular ammunition types, the G44 pistol functioned to near perfection,” Peterson said.

    Yea. Uh huh.
     
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  5. RJHUB

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    Thats what I would expect from a .22 semi-auto. Got quite a few that I dont have a problem with, but doesnt surprise me when I do have a minor feed or eject problem. Just gonna happen with a lot of fowling and soft lead. BUT, thats not how they presented the G44.
    Pretty much presented as a flawless .22. I will still get one eventually.
     
  6. drumgod

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    Near Perfection (tm)
     
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  7. Rocky7

    Rocky7 Proud NRA Life Patron Member, Life GSSF member

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    Lol, appreciate the comments reminding me on WHY I got rid of my .22’s years ago.

    Trying to become a better shooter and balancing time to yield productive results in Competition and running businesses found me giving up stuff.

    Good Luck in getting your new platform to operate correctly. Hopefully you have the time and resources and patience to do so.

    I will enjoy further comment!
     
  8. wanderinwalker

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    Not to rain on the parade, but there's no such thing as jacketed .22LR ammo. What you're seeing as "jacketed" is actually just a soft copper wash. It really isn't much, if any, harder than the plain lead rounds.

    As for a .22 semi-auto pistol experiencing first round feed failures: big, BIG yawn. It's well within the norm for that round in a pistol magazine. Ruger Mark series guns, Hi Standards, S&W M41s, whatever. That failure mode should not cause you undue heartburn and anxiety in a .22LR semi-auto pistol.

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  9. Doc Holliday

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    EXACTLY.

    Glock was shouting from the mountaintops their G44 was going to be the greatest thing since teenaged p***y, they deserve a good drumming as more failures get posted. I do hope they step up and get the problems resolved. We'll see some parts get tweaked over the next year, no doubt.
     
  10. tercel89

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    Try to "slingshot" the slide instead of using the SLIDE STOP as a release.
     
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    I see your user name is RugerFan1911 , if you like Ruger then you should know that Ruger makes the most reliable .22LR pistols . The MK series is the best and most reliable that I know. I like Glock but not this G44. The MK series rocks.
     
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    If you look closely at your mags you will see sort of a ramp in front of the round.
    It struck me as strange but I think it kind of “launches” the round up into the feed ramp. I can see slamming the slide shut with the slide stop instead of the normal way of grasping the slide and letting it go forward could cause the round to shoot straight up and get jammed. Besides that your limp wristing it! LOL


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  14. 9x45

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    It's not a Glock issue, it's a .22LR ammo issue. Anyone who has shot .22LR pistols for any length of time knows that you have to go thru every brand of ammo possible. Some run great, Federal especially, some are problematic, some won't run at all consistently. So just stick with ammo that works, that's all. I've got two Ruger 22/45's that I use in Steel Challenge (SCSA) rimfire division. One has over 60,000 rounds thru it, but always with the same ammo.
     
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    Have a Beretta Neos that’s never had a hiccup. My Ruger Mark I that Iv had since my early childhood runs perfect. I cannot remember ever having a malfunction with it. After about 25 years of use, I sent it back to Ruger for a refurbishment (all new springs, extractor, new blue job, etc) and it still runs perfectly. Also looks new again. (For now).

    I have had misfires from bad ammo primers, but feeding, chambering, and extraction has been great.

    can’t say that for my 22 rifles
     
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  16. MajorD

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    I used my local ranges rental 44 and had one failure to fully chamber in about 150 rounds with a CCI mini mag hollow point.
    I had one similar malfunction with the same ammo in my S&W 422 I was using for comparison purposes. A less than 1% malfunction rate in any pistol is well within acceptable standards let alone a 22.
     
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    In the enclosed owners manual, Glock says to chamber a round by pulling the slide back and releasing OR by using the slide stop.

    I actually read the manual as the 44 is a different concept for Glock, with quite a few manufacturing differences. I was pleased to see all the familiar parts, however. The featherweight slide is a hoot.
     
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    SARDG Florida's Left Coast

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    Picked up my 44 at my LGS, inspected and put a couple of drops of oil in strategic spots, and walked out to the range and put 40 rapid-fire rounds downrange at 10 yds w/o adjusting sight using CCI Clean 22 Red poly coated, Target, 40gr, 1235 fps. (975CC) Had one malf and simply cleared with tap, rack. Shot beautifully otherwise - so well that I couldn't leave well-enough alone.
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    Installed TruGlo adjustable black rear, TFO Extreme front. (TG13GLAPC) and loaded up 4 mags with same above ammo. Could not get 3 rounds in a row without some kind of malfunction, sometimes every round was FTE, stovepipe, FTRB, and slide not locking back on last round. Honest to gawd, it was the biggest mess I have ever seen in a firearm!
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    Switched to CCI Select, Competition, 40gr, 1200 fps LRN, (0045) and the 44 went right back to running every single round beautifully. Shot 80 rounds of that with one malf with the TruGlos.

    Switched to CCI Green Tag, Competition, 40gr, 1070 fps (0033) and had same malfs as the Red poly.

    Switched to CCI, Clean 22, Target Sub-Sonic, 40gr, 1070 fps Blue poly coated (934CC) and had same malfs as red and green.
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    Switched ammo back to Select and shot 2 mags with no malfs and ran out of Select so went to dinner with my friends.

    Anyway.... something definitely happened after those steel sights were installed. It got REAL picky on ammo.
     
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    I'm not a Glock fanboy or apologist in the least. Having said that, its a .22. Find a round that it likes and stick with it.
     
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