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Has anybody discovered the G44 in .22LR G19 Gen 5 sized, yet?  Maybe it needed a steel/polymer slide, but it appears to be very cheap looking and the slide looks a little narrower.   It will take standard Glock sights but I'd be careful wit the polymer slide.  One interesting thing, for training though, is that the 10-round magazines are the exact same size as G19 mags which would be nice for training.  It is at least 1/2 pound lighter than the G19 and it can be dry fired.  The Trigger is very similar to the 9mm Glock and it has a nice trigger break.  The Trigger is a little over 5 pounds, I would guess.  It seems that this would be a good choice for new shooters.   I am not sure if Greenday could handle the recoil, though.  Seems super reliable and would be perfect to carry out in the woods (where applicable).  I want one.    

Grabagun has them for $350.

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I Have watched some review videos on them. Everyone keeps saying the lower is exactly the same as a gen 5 G19.

would it be possible to just slap a G44 slide on a 19 frame?

I know just getting a G44 slide will be very hard.

not sure I would want a dedicated 22, but a “Glock conversion” slide would be nice.

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Actually, I had a 22 conversion and sold it because I never used it.  I had always wanted to get a dedicated lower to use with it and would have if we didn't live in the Republik with the permits and all that BS.  It worked pretty well, but it had to have the correct ammo that worked with it.  In the end I sold it, as the M&P 22s were much more "useable".  I know it was an easy thing to swap out the slides, but I just didn't and consequently it never went to the range.  Having a dedicated 22, IMHO, though costly, is not much more than a conversion kit, anyway, and a better route.    And it uses the same size mags as the G19/23 so it is better for training and will go in the mag holders, etc., and not to mention that it is probably much more reliable than the conversion kits.   My only thing is that either is much lighter than the real deal.  Perhaps weights could be added somehow to the G44 to make it feel like a G19 (but then there is the recoil and on and on).  I would like to see a video comparing it to the M&P 22 Compact and 22 full-size, which are both awesome.  If it has the same trigger as the gen 5 Compacts, then it probably has a nicer trigger than the M&Ps...

The plus of a conversion kit is that with a Glock 23 and a conversion barrel (or two) you can have 3 or 4 calibers with one gun.  

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On 1/18/2020 at 7:48 AM, Gunnz said:

I Have watched some review videos on them. Everyone keeps saying the lower is exactly the same as a gen 5 G19.

would it be possible to just slap a G44 slide on a 19 frame?

I know just getting a G44 slide will be very hard.

not sure I would want a dedicated 22, but a “Glock conversion” slide would be nice.

Unfortunately the frame and slide on the G44 is not interchangeable with other Glocks.

 

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Interesting theory on the Kaboom from another forum:

Now I am no engineer, but I think it might be an issue with the barrel.

I was wondering how they were getting this gun to run on some of the cheaper ammos.
I figured the were choking the barrel to try and bump up the chamber pressures.
And it looks like I was only half right.

I yanked one of my .22lr bullets (just the lead) and shoved it down the barrel with a cleaning rod, just to see what was going on. And then measured it.
It looks like the barrel is outside Saami specs for .22lr.

Saami calls for .217 Bore and .222 Groove.
And the G44 measured .212 Bore and .222 Groove

Which means with a .2255 diameter bullet (Saami spec) it is doing a .013 press the full length of the bullet.
And is .005 out of traditional specs.
I know they have their own barrel profile, but squeezing a .2255 bullet down a .212 hole is a problem no matter how you slice it.

So what I think is happening is that they are over pressuring the chamber then the breach is opening a little and then it will blow out all the way around.

Needless to say, I don’t think there is going to be a quick fix for the thing.

Extra high pressure on a poly slide = bad day that the range.

I am glad no one has gotten hurt.

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https://www.ar15.com/forums/Handguns/Glock-44-kaboom-Update-Glock-response-In-OP/13-193065/?page=4
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I bought one online for $350.  Still sitting at Monmouth arms.  Hard to get out with 3 kids.

hopefully it’s not a lemon

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We have sold 4 so far - 3 owners report the gun eats anything you feed it and no hick-ups.

That being said, no reports of and slide issues, but i will say the return spring is heavy for a .22, more like a G19 and I thought for sure there would be issues with cycling but apparently not....................

As for Kaboom, If I read it right, only two or three have had issues, but many sites reporting the same ones - no?

 

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Amazing, the world's most reliable gun/design/manufacturer and they fuck up a 22.

In other news, the new Taurus 22 semi auto is killing it.

So let me get this straight.  Taurus makes a better gun than Glock?

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53 minutes ago, JT Custom Guns said:

We have sold 4 so far - 3 owners report the gun eats anything you feed it and no hick-ups.

That being said, no reports of and slide issues, but i will say the return spring is heavy for a .22, more like a G19 and I thought for sure there would be issues with cycling but apparently not....................

As for Kaboom, If I read it right, only two or three have had issues, but many sites reporting the same ones - no?

 

Yes, I think it's the same two or three that are getting talked about, so it's not like there's a mass-failure event happening.

Since it's a Glock I think ANY malfunctions/kabooms are going to get a lot of attention.

So far the vast majority of the feedback is positive.

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35 minutes ago, Ray Ray said:

Amazing, the world's most reliable gun/design/manufacturer and they fuck up a 22.

In other news, the new Taurus 22 semi auto is killing it.

So let me get this straight.  Taurus makes a better gun than Glock?

Taurus TX22 was named 2019 Handgun of the Year by the editors of Guns & Ammo magazine.  That being said - the G42X/G43 came out in 2019 too... :taunt:

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Took my G44 to the range tonight and only shot cheap 22LR ammo.

winchester bulk- had  3 malfunctions out of 100+ rounds 
1 Failure to feed (first round of a mag)

2 stove pipes

remington golden bullets- 100% reliable and I shot over 200 rounds of it.

only positive experiences so far. 

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Good review of G44 as well as TX-22 on Military Arms Channel.

Based on what I have seen I would go for the TX-22 , better  price point, warranty good etc.

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15 minutes ago, SJG said:

Good review of G44 as well as TX-22 on Military Arms Channel.

Based on what I have seen I would go for the TX-22 , better  price point, warranty good etc.

I was going to ask if anyone had experience comparing them, because if they are close, the Taurus is about half the price of the Glock.  

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Just picked up a couple permits with the intent of purchasing a 22LR pistol, the G44 was the leading contender but looking at some of the reviews and post above it looks like it might have issues with some of the 22 bulk ammo. Viewing the Bud’s website the TX22 is  sold as 16+1 and 10+1  so now for the dumb question of the day. Are the mags interchangeable?

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