To me true accuracy testing starts at 25 yards and goes out from there. Any junk pistol can shoot good groups at 7-10 yards. While I don’t have anything against the 44 ( or any of the current crop of what I call “combat trainers”- polymer framed handguns designed to mimic centerfire defensive handguns) which certainly serve a purpose, very few have what I would call good accuracy. That is not really their role however. For me a sub 2” 25 yard group would qualify for accurate.
Guns like the Ruger mark series, the older high standards, colt woodsman series, and such are really accurate.
I didn't think mine was that accurate at 1st. But last week I shot a 5 shot hand held group of 2" 25 yards with mine. But, its only the 2nd time Ive shot it pretty well for my 5 shot group at 25 yards. I think if my trigger was a little better I could possibly do better with it. The trigger is just now getting better. Its got 1,270 rounds or so through it now. I really like it a lot. But, my browning buckmark is more accurate in my hands. Its just the 4" bbl. model. And thats amazingly accurate. Completely different platforms though.
I believe my Glock is almost as accurate as my Ruger Mark 2. The stiff trigger pull is the reason I say almost. The glock trigger cannot compare with a crisp single action trigger pull. However I have found with concentration the Glock 44 is very accurate.