The Glock 44 Thread

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by HEXE9, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. CESwartz07

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    Same size as all other non-slimline Glocks including 19s. Mine is the Ultimate.


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    I have to say... I am more than pleased with my G-44. I have been using an Advantage Arms conversion kit for the last several years and the new Glock is heads and shoulders above it.

    I picked the gun up and went through it, cleaned and lubricated it. Took it to the range and shot 150 rounds through it last week. This was an abbreviated session as it was stupid cold and windy. Cleaned the gun again and took it to the range today. I now have 450 rounds through it and have had one fail to fire. Second strike and it went off so that is ammunition failure. No fails to feed or eject.

    I haven't shot any lead bullets through it, all have been copper washed or jacketed. I did have to black out the white dot on the front sight in order to obtain a good sight picture. I am planning on replacing it with and Ameriglo like is on all of my carry pistols.

    I ended up trying about 10 different .22 loads through it today. I was kind of surprised today as the pistol shot just O.K. with a lot of the standard velocity ammunition that I have had good luck with in the past... 4" or so at 20 yards off of a rest. Mini mags didn't do too bad. But, it seemed the faster the ammunition was that I shot through it, the better it shot. It seems to really like some of the hyper velocity Aquila and C.C.I. Stinger. As a matter of fact, it shot the best with the Stingers. In my experience Stingers have never been known for stellar accuracy. Here is a ten shot group that I shot off of a rest at 20 yards with the Stingers this afternoon. While it will never compete against any of my Mark III's, it wasn't designed for that purpose. I did have the one flyer out at 1:00... my fault or the ammo's, but otherwise that isn't too hateful of a group.
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    In my opinion, this pistol is a real winner and I plan on picking up a second for my wife. As an aside... there was a real learning curve today while transitioning from shooting my S & W 617 with a glassy smooth trigger to the G-44 and back.
     

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    So far I’ve only run about 500 Remington Golden Bullets through mine. Accuracy is good but about 1 in 50 would have a light primer strike. Gonna try some Federal Auto Match I’ve got lying around tomorrow and will report on it here afterward. Now I gotta buy a new connector :)
     
  4. Ranger54

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    Minimal test compared to all the rest. Just one mag of CCI Mini Mag. Rapid fire in the back yard, no issues. Will shoot more when I can get to the range.
     
  5. Mr Meeseeks

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    Here’s some steel Dawson’s front and back. CCI SV.


    View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sKsUlybb_yA

    ETA I’m glad they haven’t hurt function on my pistol so far. I was already planning a weight reduction surgery will angle grinder, drill, and file. Not going to own a Glock that wont accept my comfy Dawson sight pictute! I’m confident I could cut the weight of a rear sight in half and it would be just fine unless you were trying to rack it against tables.
     
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    Post reference part compatibility from Vickers/TangoDown
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    Blue or red label is the same price $359.00
     
  8. alank2

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    I transferred some Ameriglo Classic nights sights from my G19 to the G44 using an MGW sight pusher and everything went smooth. I'll try to get back to the range to see how it shoots/where it hits soon.
     
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    I would highly advise not installing steel sights in that polymer dovetail. They will go in of course, but the dovetail will be damaged. The polymer is going to give, not the sight. There is no way to repair the polymer housing once it is damaged.

    Front sights are no problem. Standard .165" glock fronts.
     
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  10. alank2

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    I thought Glock said that it will accept standard sights?
     
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    They must mean their standard, polymer sights. Steel rears are going to distort the dovetail. Also an undersized steel dovetail with a set screw is a bad idea. The set screw will continuously dig into the polymer under recoil requiring re-tightening and eventually cause function issues. You are tightening a screw over the area housing the FPA.
     
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    The sights had been pushed into a G19 originally so hopefully that stripped a little metal from them. They are in now and it looks fine, so with any luck they'll be there for the long haul. If I ever do have to remove them, I'll take a pic of the polymer dovetail and see how it compares. The idea of a polymer dovetail seems pretty iffy to me, but we'll see how it does.
     
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    I installed steel Dawson Precision sights on mine. I was able to install the rear more easily that I’ve ever installed a Glock rear sight. No visible distortion and no peeled polymer.

    Several other people on here report similar experiences installing steel sights in the G44.

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    Installing the steel rears is easy as the polymer gives to accept the steel dovetail. Think about what is happening: You are apply a wedge to a polymer body that houses several working parts. The polymer doesn't just distort at the point of the torque, but the entire polymer body is being flexed to some degree. Even if nothing is noticeable at first, nothing good will come from this over time. I suspect slide cracks, and problems with the firing pin channel will be the most common issues.
     
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    It tells me that Glock is all in on their plastic sights else I think they'd have reinforced these areas. I don't know if any metal sights may work their way loose over time, but I can see a lot of complaints in the future over hogged out dovetails and slide deformation. It would be something to check if buying one used IMO.
     
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    I called an Armorer at Glock more than a week ago and specifically asked about installing steel sights and he said any sights at all may be mounted.

    Since then, others have called about steel sights and received the same answer. One poster who was at Shot Show went to the Glock booth and got the same answer - any sights made for a Glock will work. (Well, correct height of course.)

    This past week, many of us have installed steel sights. It seemed an initial problem was added weight of the steel, and I put some of the heavier steel sights on mine - suppressor height adjustable rears with Suppressir height TruGlo TFX front. Didn't run worth a darn after that until I got 500 rounds of high-velocity ammo through it. Now... the last 12 mags of M-22 have been flawless.

    I noticed that the front sight liked to twist under fire, but have since cranked it down with Blue Loctite and... so far, so good. TruGlo normally has a set screw on their rears, but this big adjustable does not, and it hasn't moved.
     
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    I think we may have to look at long term use and wear from dynamic flexing of the polymer with some of these heavier steel sights. But I personally wanted fiber optic and suppressor height so I'm rolling with Glock's blessing right now.
     
  18. stinx

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    My Glock rep said you can use the steel sight but need to go easy when installing them. My rep said ameriglow is supposed to be coming out with hybrid sight that the bottom of the rea sight will be made of polymer,YMMV
     
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    I honestly can't believe what I'm reading; the mere additional weight of a steel rear sight is causing owners of a particular semi-automatic pistol to experience negative functional/operational issues? What the...

    In all my days I've never heard of such a thing :dunno:

    I considered the price that Glock was asking for the G44 to be too high, especially when factoring in the cost of a threaded barrel, but now there's no way I'd spend even $100 on one. Sheeeeesh. And although I haven't been much of a fan of Ruger products in the past, this mess has steered me 180° away from a Glock .22 straight towards Ruger, particularly to the 22/45 Lite (one of which I recently purchased), and also their threaded barrel SR22 model, which I've been giving serious thought into purchasing as a suppressor host. The latter can be found online with a threaded barrel for the same price as the unthreaded self ejecting ejector model G44, and has been a proven platform since early 2012, with full ambi safety/decocker and magazine release, two interchangeable ergonomic grips, and unbelievably...an aluminum slide...
     
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    Other than a couple hiccups on crap ammo, this gun is doing exactly what I wanted it to do, it is giving me inexpensive GLOCK 19 trigger time. (It is a 22! I have had my $1K Volquartsen jam, stovepipe, and FTF too! That is the nature of rimfire!)
    It is almost an exact clone of my 19 except for the weight. The trigger pull is almost identical, and I can use the same holster, mag pouch, etc..
    Don't really understand all the p!$$!ng and moaning about magazines, steel, and night sights, lasers, etc., this is probably the last gun in the safe that I would pull out for self defense. I normally shoot 5 shot strings so I take 3 mags with me and shoot a while, take a break reloading, and shoot again.
    It is an amazing practice tool for me, I find myself shooting more and more all the time with it.
    Its actually nice to shoot a couple hundred rounds and not feel all beat to hell afterwards.
    JMOHO
    Good job GLOCK!
     
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