Just because it's got Glock on it? I am a .22 handgun fanatic, and I'm not seeking help. I don't understand all this fuss about a 10 shot average .22 semi-automatic. Custom slides, threaded barrels, now 18 round after market magazines. I recently bought a S&W .22 Compact and can say without a doubt it's a better gun than the G44. So is a Ruger SR22. They both cost me almost exactly what a Clock 44 is going for. The TX22 has a better grip, trigger, and has OEM magazines holding 16 rounds. It's about a $100.00 cheaper too. (Good Luck finding one.) I have had the opportunity to shoot three G44's now and it's a good basic plinker. I certainly didn't feel the need to run out and buy one. My bedside gun is a Glock 21 and a Glock 17 rest's on my hip on a lot of hikes lest you think I'm a Glock hater. Has to be extreme brand loyalty. It's just not that great a .22.