My experience with the New 44

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  1. V Gehts

    V Gehts

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    Today, LGS has a 44 for public rental.
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    After loading magazine and installing,rack the slide and *FTFeed*. Pop out mag and see the top/first round horizontal not “canted up”.
    After reloading, the pistol fed an fired normally.
    Next was a “side by side” match up to my G19.

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    Exact same size and even my G 19 Mags will fit an lock in the 44.
    OTOH.....the 44 Mags will fit the G19 but didn’t seem to “lock in.
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    Just did some quick shots @7 yards. Didn’t do no sight adjustments,
    but seemed to like the “Combat Site Hold”.
    Forgot to circle the GLOCK holes,*DOH!*..... which were all to the left of center.
    The other holes were from zeroing in a Red Dot on another firearm.

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    All n All.....a nice little pistol, will make a great entry level gun for those new to the sport.
    Folks know the name GLOCK......maybe this pistol will be a game changer for those who are ignorant towards firearms.
    And “the more people” we introduce to our great sport, “the better understanding” the general public will have/gain towards firearms.
    And WE need all the help WE can GET!!!
    Yep,....I’ll get one....
     
  2. seanmac45

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    Even though you experienced the failure to feed the first round in the magazine? Isn't that a concern?
     
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  3. TheSlowLane

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    Thanks for the review! Thing I can't understand is how Glock does research and development and takes years to bring the G44 to market, and then quite a few people report the same exact malfunction right out of the box. Btw, I have a Beretta 21A that will do the same thing with the first round, pretty rarely though.
     
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  4. V Gehts

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    For me No,.......
    one needs to be cognizant when/while loading the magazine AND then loading the gun.
    All firearms have their own quirks/personalities.
     
  5. 1911junkee

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    I am at 620 rounds with mine.
    210 rounds of CCI MINI MAG - 1 stove pipe, 1 fail to feed.

    410 rounds of Herters - 6 stove pipes, 3 fail to fire, 4 fail to feed.

    I am going to clean it and go back to another 300 rounds of CCI MINI-MAG.

    My take so far is the 44 is partial to the CCI.

    As far as accuracy, it is doing very well with the CCI, not bad with the Herters, not all that great, but not bad.
     
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    That would bother me.
     
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    Could be, as mine has been hiccup free also using the CCI Mini Mags. I shoot rimfire pistol often during the steel challenge season and literally have thousands of CCI rounds thru my Ruger Mark IV with hardly any issues of reliability.
     
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    I also have a new Mark IV, I like it a lot!
     
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    Wife and I tried a range rental yesterday, 50 rounds of Armscor and had one round not extract. My wife loved it, we will be buying one in the next couple of months.
     
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    Failure to feed was due to the position of the 10th round in the mag from loading. There are a few reports of the same and the need to simply pull down on the assists to correct the position of the 10th round.
     
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    Last time I priced CCI or other expensive .22 ammo it was close enough to bulk 9mm that I will pass. My old Ruger Mark is still plugging along with no problems after years even with cheap ammo.
     
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    Fired another 180 rounds of Herters today for a total of 1160 rounds fired.

    I had another 4 stove pipes wich I am writing off as due to crap ammo.

    It does best on CCI, Federal works great as well. I am very pleased with this gun, it is an excellent practice tool for getting cheap GLOCK 19 trigger time wich was the whole idea in the first place. I highly recommend the 44!

    For the same reason I have owned various ruger 22/45's over the years, cheap 1911 trigger time.
    I recently purchased a Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Tartget and am very happy with it.
     
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  13. Joe A.

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    My G44 is clicking right along at about 1700 rounds. Not the first failure to feed at all. Only an occasional failure to fire or a stove pipe with weak ammo. Due to the price, my ammo of choice is Federal 36 grain Value Pack. CCI mini mag and High Velocity Aguila runs perfect, no misfires or stove pipes. So does CCI SV.

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  14. MajorD

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    Have to question the economics here- I can regularly get cci at around $7 per hundred while the best I can do for 9mm is around $9 for fifty so the 22 is less than half the cost of 9mm.
    Expensive .22 ammo is something like lapua center x at about twice the price of 9mm
     
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    If you buy CCI standard velocity by the case you could probably get it for $240 for 5000 rounds. That is 5 cents a round.
     
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    If you need a .22 pistol and it has to be a GLOCK, this is your only choice. If you simply want a very nice .22 pistol, there are many much better choices out there. Just my $.02 so take it for what it's worth.
    Sound review though V Gehts. :cheers:
     
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    I have a Taurus TX22 and the same thing can happen with it. If the rounds aren't pushed back fully into the magazine, they can stack flat and hang up on the lip of the front of the magazine. A simple tap on the back of the magazine a couple of times will typically cure the issue.

    These aren't defensive firearms. Look at the top round before you insert the magazine. If the round is pointed up, you are good to go. If it is laying flat, correct the improperly loaded magazine.
     
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    I'm really wanting one but will wait longer till Glock tweaks them to be more reliable. I know that rimfires can be finicky but from all the reports I've read that the G44 may be one of the most.
     
  20. Joe A.

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    During the first week of being available, I called a friend that works at a large gun store to see if they had one in stock. He said they did and I asked him to put one back with my name on it and a spare magazine and I would come in the next week to get it. So I did.

    Only issue I had during my first shooting session with it was a dirty striker channel causing numerous light strikes. That night I cleaned the striker channel which was very dirty and I’ve had no more light strikes. Only a very few failures to feed with one brand of cheap bulk ammo. The G44 is as reliable as any of my several 22 auto pistols.

    I’m glad I bought it.