Glock 44 Home Defense Ammo

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  1. Yankeefan816

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    Before anyone starts the "don't use a .22 for home defense" argument... I know. Our primary home defense weapon is a S&W 9MM. My wife surprised me with a Glock 44 as a birthday gift to use for training and target practice. After a trip to the range with it, she asked what ammo we should keep in it at home. Her point is, lets say I have the 9MM but I get got... why not have something ready in the .22 just in case.

    I've heard about the issues in the G44 with some ammo. I've noticed it with some cheap range ammo but it seems to do better now that it's broken in. I thought about CCI Velocitor or Stingers as the home round, but have never shot those and wanted some opinions. Honestly, I worry about some of those rounds in a polymer composite handgun. So, based on your experience with the G44, what ammo would you use for home defense rounds? Has anyone had issues with those types of ammo.

    And yes, we're probably going to get another 9 or a shotgun for backup home defense now that we've started talking about it.

    Thanks in Advance,
    R & D
     
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    Velocitors. Great 22lr round. I keep a Remington 572 loaded with them as a back up to the back up to the back up, but I would be confident picking it up as my first choice if needed.
     
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    Velocitors & Stingers are good.
     
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    Velocitor for sure. If I had to use a .22 for defense, it would definitely be loaded with Velocitors.

    Stingers penetrate too shallowly.
     
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    I bought a G44 to practice with as I since bought a G19.5 mos. I keep stingers in the G44. I've never had an issue firing target ammo with it but never shot the stingers.
     
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    Personally, I'd buy a second nine, but if that's not going to happen, Velocitors are a good choice. CCI has a good reputation with rimfire ammo. I think your biggest hurdle will be finding some.
     
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    Stingers and shoot for the face.
     
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    Another vote for the Velocitors. Stingers have a lighter bullet and a longer case length.

    Best Regatds,
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    I’ve used those CCI segmented rounds-they separate into 3 pieces on impact. Groundhogs “love” them....
     
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    Definitely something from CCI.

    Between the poor performance of the round, the poor reliability of the gun and the poor reliability of the ammo, at least CCI reduces the latter.
     
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    Velocitors definitely.
     
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    For what it’s worth, I’ve had mine two weeks and have about 800 rounds through it. Day 1, I had 6 fail to fire on bulk ammo but no fails on any CCI Mini Mag. This was about 300 rounds fired. Second time out, I fired a full 525 box of Federal Champion 36 grain 1260 FPS copper plated HP and had zero issues. Maybe I got lucky or they changed something. Will keep an eye on it for problems I’ve seen on this forum.
     
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    Aguila 40gr Interceptor (1,470fps), if it works reliably with your G44.
    In my experience, it is more consistent and reliable than CCI Stinger or Velocitor.
     
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    As far as problems go, I’d rank reliability of current 22 ammo #1, performance #2 and a DISTANT 3rd (in my experience as I suppose just as there are lemons there will be gems) reliability of the gun.

    Ive shot a crap load of junky ammo in mine and have only had 1 stoppage that wasn’t a failure to fire (ammo). The 1 stoppage wasn’t even during a string of fire but was the first round I tried to load and I forgot about the quirky tip up requirement.

    That bring a me to another thought for another thread but as far as the OP’s question.... I’d try a few different brands to check their reliability with his gun and use the heaviest bullet I could find that functions the gun....since he’ll need to put several on target.
     
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    Stingers shoot with no issue from my G44.
     
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    CCI Mini Mag 36 gr HP has been reliable in my G44 and gives 12 inches of penetration in Gel.
     
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    Velocitors are what I'd use too.
     
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    That's good to know, but with some firearms Stingers apparently don't work well. I think it's S&W who warns against loading Stingers in their 15-22 because of the round's longer length. I have an AR-style .22lr and Stingers won't chamber in that rifle.

    In my Ruger Mark II they're as reliable as Mini Mag, Velocitor, and every other CCI round. I'd certainly thoroughly test any round in any caliber weapon that I thought I may have to depend on.
     
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    Maybe. I’ve heard of several G44 issues. Rimmed cartridges in general are a poor choice for SD in an autoloader
     
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    No argument that there are better options or better calibers. About the only thing my arthritic mother can handle is he Beretta M21. I could get her a .25 but .....