There was originally talk of a Black Friday sale, however, last I heard, it had been pushed back to mid-December following the pre-order debacle. I'll keep an eye on the NPM and BMC Facebook pages. And if I hear anything from Jeremy, I'll certainly post it here. I'm sure others will do the same.Does anyone know if there will be any Black Friday Sales on these slides for those of us who didn’t get in on the pre-order???
I can't imagine anyone has received their refurbished 44X.1 slide yet. Mid-December may be perfect for you. You should have several range reports by then.I haven’t seen a range report yet, but after re-reading through this thread I’m comfortable enough that if any more problems crop up they will get resolved. Now I just want one!
Yeah, that's strictly a personal choice. I wanted to preserve my OEM slide. I want to be able to swap back and forth between the OEM slide and the 44X slide. For example, maybe I'm experiencing reliability issues with the 44X slide and a particular ammo or magazine. I want to be able to run the same ammo / magazine through my OEM slide to see if the issue is specific to the 44X slide.I was also getting ready to order a complete set of internals from Midwest, but after thinking about it further, I didn’t. The fact is that once I swap slides and mount a red dot, the OEM slide will go back into the original box, never to be seen again until my kids inherit it someday.
All I can tell you is what the chart says. The NPM modular recoil spring assembly with a 13 lb ISMI recoil spring is lighter at shorter lengths of travel than the OEM recoil spring assembly. Both have a maximum weight of 13 lb. I assume this translates into a lighter recoil spring assembly overall. Let's see how the 13 lb ISMI recoil spring runs (and if it's even needed with 40-grain, high-velocity ammo).Regarding the adjustable RSA, I think it ships with a 13 lb spring. I’m still confused by the technical info provided by WBN, or if this is lighter or equal to the OEM RSA? ISMI doesn’t offer an 11 lb spring option, not sure if Wolff or anyone else does, so lightening it may not be an option.
One's aluminum. One's plastic. I haven't heard of anyone reporting issues with the OEM locking block. Maybe others have?Also, can anyone tell me the advantages of the aluminum locking block over the OEM? I’m assuming it’s to be more resistant to heat. I know when I shoot mine, I tend to pump 50-70 rounds thru it quite fast at a dueling tree, then reload mags and hand off the gun to one of my kids and then “wash, rinse, repeat” until the gun gets too hot to shoot. Then we put it down, back up 25’ and repeat the whole cycle with a 10/22 and M&P 15-22. There is no “slow-fire” in this household.
The price has increased from $349 in August to $379. That's not too bad given the current situation.And, for the record, I have a few other similar 22 pistols, but we always leave them home or in the car in favor of shooting the G44. Heck, I may need a 2nd one when prices become reasonable again.
The G44 does NOT use a channel liner.Got my slide today. The firing pin assembly I got from Midwest Gun Works will not go into the slide, the firing pin spacer sleeve is too large in diameter. The OEM from my G44 fits fine.
I thought perhaps the replacement assembly had the wrong spacer sleeve on it. I checked various parts suppliers, and they all say that the spacer sleeve is the same on all models except the 42, 43, 43X, and 48. Thinking perhaps the 44 should use one of those, I pulled the firing pin assembly out of my 42, spacer sleeve is too large in diameter for both the OEM 44 and 44X slide.
Anyone know where to get a smaller diameter spacer sleeve?
Did you order the correct G44 firing pin?
I haven't contacted NPM yet, wasn't sure if it was the part or the hole in the slide that was the issue. I was curious if anyone else had a problem with a replacement firing pin assembly not fitting in the 44X slide.Firing Pin Assembly .22 LR G44 (03 assy) - marked 39016 (Glock P/N 39445)
I assume you didn't return your 44X slide to NPM. If you have the correct part number, I wouldn't try to find another one. You'd be doing NPM a favor by returning the slide will all of your internal parts. Eventually, they need to dimension the 44X slides to accept any and all OEM parts.
- Firing Pin
- Firing Pin Spring
- Spring Cups
- Spacer Sleeve
@G8V8, @CBTENGR and I all returned our 44X slides with the internal parts for NPM to install. As I understand it, the primary issue was the safety plunger, not the firing pin assembly. I'd hope that NPM would've taken what they learned (in terms of dimension variations) from all the internal parts they received and incorporated those findings into all of the slides they returned as well as those like yours that hadn't been sent out yet. Maybe they didn't encounter issues with the firing pin assembly?I haven't contacted NPM yet, wasn't sure if it was the part or the hole in the slide that was the issue. I was curious if anyone else had a problem with a replacement firing pin assembly not fitting in the 44X slide.