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W.E.G. January 26, 2020 16:44

First Glock 44 (.22 LR) Kaboom - ARFCOM
 
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VALMET January 26, 2020 17:25

I’ve been a shameless Glock fanboy for a long, long time but as soon as Glock announced this one I knew it would have issues right off the bat. Hope they get the kinks worked out, but I’ll be steering clear.

GOVT1911 January 28, 2020 14:41

I have a buddy that works at a decent size indoor range as a gunsmith. Says they got one in and after around 300 rounds it "locked up". He sent me pics of it and the polymer slide had a crack in it near the ejector.

LKY_13 January 28, 2020 18:58

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Originally Posted by GLOCK
"SOMETHING LEGENDARY IS COMING... Experience It Live 12.10.19"

Ayep... legendary, indeed. Time for some more R&D boys.

Love me some Glock, but... like VALMET... glad I was right to skip this in favor of purchasing more 9mm feed.

W.E.G. January 28, 2020 19:16

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Originally Posted by GOVT1911 (Post 4834153)
I have a buddy that works at a decent size indoor range as a gunsmith. Says they got one in and after around 300 rounds it "locked up". He sent me pics of it and the polymer slide had a crack in it near the ejector.


Did you mean to say EXTRACTOR?

fuel fire desire January 28, 2020 21:14

I think MAC posted about his spitting out it’s extractor. There’s also a video of one having an out-of-battery kaboom.

A new pistol having issues is normal, but its odd to see a variety of catastrophic failures so fast.

raubvogel January 31, 2020 09:48

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Black Blade January 31, 2020 23:27

Seen a couple articles on the same problem. I tend to let others be the Beat-Testers on these things. probably won't be getting one anytime soon.

lockjaw February 05, 2020 08:48

I would have rather seen Glock kit out a solid .22lr conversion kit. I see a stand alone .22 Glock as a unnecessary novelty.

raubvogel February 08, 2020 05:52

From a design standpoint you make sense, lockjaw, as the Glock equivalent to the CZ Kadett kit would be sold for as much as this pistol and without all the trouble of registering and serializing it (at least in the US; in Europe it would still be a restricted item) as firearm, and they could make versions for the different frame sizes.

However, I think this one was an exercise of cutting corners and saving money: I bet an aluminum slide version would cost more to manufacture once they paid off the moulds because not only of material cost but also cost of post-casting machining. Somewhere in between price-wise would be Zamak.

lockjaw February 08, 2020 08:20

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Originally Posted by raubvogel (Post 4838241)
From a design standpoint you make sense, lockjaw, as the Glock equivalent to the CZ Kadett kit would be sold for as much as this pistol and without all the trouble of registering and serializing it (at least in the US; in Europe it would still be a restricted item) as firearm, and they could make versions for the different frame sizes.

However, I think this one was an exercise of cutting corners and saving money: I bet an aluminum slide version would cost more to manufacture once they paid off the moulds because not only of material cost but also cost of post-casting machining. Somewhere in between price-wise would be Zamak.

I didn’t consider the conversion kit as a way to curb registration.

My thought is that with all the other .22 pistols on the market, a Glock .22 would be mostly embraced by Glock shooters. Glock shooters typically have multiple Glocks... and there are also a plethora of .40 Glocks out there that have fallen out of vogue. Lots of candidates out there for a .22 conversion.

I think Glock shooters would embrace having to be ability shoot and train with a full size and weight gun range that shoots .22 ammo. It would also be a nice “crawl phase” accessory for introducing new shooters. In addition, it would be a fun novelty for plinking.

A 15 ounce .22 dedicated Glock is just a novelty, that apparently isn’t very fun.

raubvogel February 09, 2020 17:50

Well, I see someone has made a kit for the glock: https://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...ator?a=1864931

+ Steel slide
- 10 round magazine, probably single stack (I already commented on that before, https://falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=446351).
? Does it work or suck?
+ You can select 17/22 or 19/23.

Tip_drill February 09, 2020 18:20

That looks like a lemon... hard pass

Bawana jim February 09, 2020 20:32

Looks like I can buy local for $359. I will wait a year and make sure they run good.

parallaxbill February 12, 2020 05:59

From a friend's reviews. After plenty of followup shooting he was not all that impressed with it. Lots of jams. I told him I'd stick with my M&P 22 full size.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-4quwJV9RU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu41j101X5w

raubvogel February 12, 2020 11:25

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Originally Posted by parallaxbill (Post 4840085)
From a friend's reviews. After plenty of followup shooting he was not all that impressed with it. Lots of jams. I told him I'd stick with my M&P 22 full size.

I call it Smith&Walther :whistling:
Is the compact made in the US?

parallaxbill February 13, 2020 04:38

Smith and Wesson site says made in USA. Don't care for the Walther model?

raubvogel February 14, 2020 09:44

I have the Smith and Walther, so I am curious about the Smith & Wesson one. Not to buy but to see if they are different


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