One of the most talked-about weapons at SHOT show for 2020 was without a doubt the G44. The G44 (Glock 44, chambered in .22lr) has been a significant topic of conversation in the gun community since it was released in December — some of it good, some not so much. This isn’t new to a new Glock anymore than it is to any other new weapon, however, so we’ll be withholding judgment until we see how the platform holds up to extended use.
In the meantime, here is a collection of Glock 44 notes, reviews, and videos for your edifucation.*
Note: cover photo above is via @customgunz.
G44: James Reeves
The Firearm Blog
G44: Larry Vickers
SHOT Show 2020
G44: Military Arms Channel
The GLOCK 44 has a unique hybrid steel-polymer slide and mirrors the iconic GLOCK 19 frame size for optimal performance for new shooters, sport shooters, and everyone in between…The G44 features many of the latest enhancements seen in the 5th Generation of GLOCK pistols such as the ambidextrous slide stop lever and reversible magazine catch, the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) for increased accuracy and performance, adjustable back straps, and adjustable rear sights. The G44 also features a ghost hole loaded chamber indicator and comes standard with two 10-round load-assist magazines.
Here’s how the #plink44 is described on the Glock website:
REAL GLOCK. NEW CALIBER. EXPERIENCE 22 LR
Once you start with perfection – you stay with perfection. The G44 is the ideal pistol to start or enhance your shooting experience. The innovative design of the hybrid steel-polymer slide chambered in our first .22 caliber round provides a lightweight and low recoil functionality for optimal control.
The G44 was thoroughly tested with a wide variety of ammunition to ensure maximum performance and redefine what small can do.
The G44 is a compact size pistol with the ability to adapt to nearly every hand size by using the different backstraps supplied with the pistol. The G44 comes standard with the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) for increased accuracy and precision.
The right equipment is essential. The G44 comes with adjustable rear sights and two load-assist magazines. Everything that a well-prepared shooter needs.
*This is not a real word. It’s just faster to type than “…education and edification…”
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