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Old 12-10-2019, 07:58 AM   #1
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Glock's new rimfire

Glock finally announced their first .22LR gun today; a G19-size gun called the G44.

Besides being a potentially fun plinking/playing gun, if it's truly the actual same size (eg, will share holsters with) the G19/G23, I can also see it being a very good trainer. I bought a G19 size airsoft gun in 2018 specifically for holster drills, and can see where this rimfire version could be a neat 'in-between' gun for teaching trigger control, grip, etc.

Give the aftermarket barrel companies a couple months and there will almost certainly be threaded barrels available for it.
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:52 AM   #2
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I can't believe they didn't make it a 16 plus double stack. With the AA Conversion kit I pretty much already have a 10 shot .22 Glock. Of course being a Glock they'll sell a lot of them just because. Not to me though. If they come out with a bigger magazine (like rumor has it) and the price is in the $300.00 range, maybe. So far I think the much maligned Taurus TX22 has them beat.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:17 PM   #3
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I was hoping for a 7.62x25 doublestack, service and target sized pistol
 
 
Old 12-10-2019, 03:22 PM   #4
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I can't believe they didn't make it a 16 plus double stack. With the AA Conversion kit I pretty much already have a 10 shot .22 Glock. Of course being a Glock they'll sell a lot of them just because. Not to me though. If they come out with a bigger magazine (like rumor has it) and the price is in the $300.00 range, maybe. So far I think the much maligned Taurus TX22 has them beat.
I love the TX22 so far. I suspect the 10-round thing is to make it as widely marketable as possible, and I bet that either the glock factory or ETS or someone will have higher-capacity magazines available pretty quick.

I'm not going to buy one anytime soon and have no intention of getting rid of the taurus, but I can see how this would be popular with a lot of people; both for training or playing-around purposes. With holster/mag-carrier commonality with the most popular carry gun they make (the 19), that could be a big plus for some applications.
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:15 PM   #5
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Glock worshipers will line up for them, no question. Guy's who disdain the .22 rimfire will suddenly extol it's virtues. Not really a bad thing.
 
Old 12-11-2019, 05:15 AM   #6
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...Guy's who disdain the .22 rimfire will suddenly extol it's virtues...
That's probably true. For some people, there's a level of fanboy-ism with glocks and 1911s that overpowers logic.
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:22 PM   #7
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What I see is a sales program to maximize profits on a plain jane .22 semi-automatic. Get all the buyers lusting after a G44 because Hell's Bell's, it's a GLOCK!! A few month's down the road, or say at the Shot Show, a fifteen round magazine appears and a threaded barrel. Then a "Accurized" barrel and of course a new trigger assembly and adjustable sights. We'll see.
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And it will still be a glock an all the glocktards will be pissing down their legs for one.
 
Old 12-12-2019, 07:33 AM   #9
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I just can't find a justification for buying additional .22's at this time. Its all I can do to take out the selection I have already, regularly throughout the year. Since it is indoor shooting season now I take out 4 handguns each Wednesday to shoot and I ensure at least 1 is a .22.
 
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but it's an effing Glock.
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Have to agree with you on that!
 
Old 12-13-2019, 05:52 PM   #12
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but it's an effing Glock.
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Have to agree with you on that!
They’ll never be my ergonomically favorite, but there’s nothing wrong with a glock - if you train with it. Ever see a middle-age woman with a glock 9mm crank off eight hits in less than three seconds including target transitions between every pair of shots? I have.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:12 PM   #13
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My first Glock was a 21. I couldn't believe a .45 would shoot that soft. Accurate, too. It's a great gun. The Glock 17 is very blah to me. The trigger's not that great and the CZ 75 is head and shoulder's above it in accuracy and handling. No comparison in the grip, either. Say that on a Glock forum and you'll get metaphorically stoned. The Glock line is great. I just don't worship at that alter. Glock fanboyism border's on foaming at the mouth behavior. Glock's were cutting age 20 years ago, but a lot has happened in 20 years and plenty of makers have caught and passed Glock. My recent Hellcat for example. Fourteen shot's of 9MM in a small but accurate package. The recent G44 that we have discussed to some extent seems like an attempt to catch up to Taurus. Who would have thought that a year ago? And they didn't even match (yet) the round count. The Glock die hards are at it already saying "Who needs more than 10 rounds in a .22?" Talk about sour grapes!
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Old 12-14-2019, 05:59 AM   #14
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Personally I never found the Glock grip comfortable to me, so it just went by the wayside with me.
 
Old 12-15-2019, 08:24 PM   #15
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I may or may not be interested in one. My Glock 17 has
a modified frame in the grip and trigger guard area.
So if I want a .22lr understudy a Tactical Solutions conversion unit would be a better choice I think.
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Old 12-16-2019, 07:09 AM   #16
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Personally I never found the Glock grip comfortable to me, so it just went by the wayside with me.
Same here. Even though my edc is a glock, it took a lot of familiarization at first to get used to its steeper grip angle. I still prefer the grip angle of a 1911 or M&P, but prefer the other attributes of the glock enough to make it worthwhile to me personally.
 
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