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Meet the Glock 44: Is This the Best .22LR Gun?

Glock 44. Image Credit: 19FortyFive Original Image.

Glock 44 .22LR: A 5 Minute Review: Having owned Glock firearms for many years, I was excited to hear about the release of the Glock 44. Glock did cause a stir when they announced that they would be releasing their first .22 Long Rifle. I decided to put the Glock 44, also known as the G44, to the test to help other gun enthusiasts better understand the gun.

You’ll easily mistake the G44 for the Glock 19 at first glance. If you have used the Glock 19 before, the only difference you’ll feel is weight. I found the Glock 44 to be very comfortable to shoot. 

It has a nice, smooth trigger pull and is very accurate. I was able to hit my target the majority of the time I pulled the trigger. It’s small enough to cover quickly yet big enough to provide good stopping power.

This article will discuss the pros and cons to consider before buying a Glock 44. I’ll share my thoughts on whether or not this .22LR weapon is worth acquiring and go over the G44’s features and where you may get one.

Glock 44 Overview

The Glock 44 is the perfect choice for self-defense. It’s lightweight, easy to handle, and comes with standard 10-round magazines. The G44 is a compact pistol that you can adjust to fit practically any hand size, thanks to the several interchangeable backstraps that go with it. 

The Glock 44 is a high-quality gun that offers a decent magazine capacity and a high level of dependability. The G44 is an excellent choice for concealed carry or home defense. It is small enough to cover easily yet big enough to provide essential stopping power.

Glock’s initial venture into the.22LR arena seems to have paid off. The gun is an excellent learning tool for young shooters and those new to firearms and is a viable self-defense option for experienced shooters. 

The Glock 44 is easy to shoot accurately, has manageable recoil, and has a large magazine capacity. It is also one of the most affordable pistols on the market. If you are in the market for a quality, compact .22LR pistol, the G44 should be at the top of your list.


  • Excellent recoil management
  • Small enough for concealed carry
  • The Glock Marksman Barrel offers great accuracy
  • Large magazine capacity
  • Compact size and Lightweight for easy handling
  • Several backstraps to fit any hand size 


  • It may be too small for some people’s hands
  • With a rimfire cartridge, the rounds may lose the angle when stacking

What makes the Glock 44 Worth Acquiring?


The Glock 44 includes additional serrations added to the front of the slide on the Glock 44. When charging the pistol, the serrations give a tactile surface for shooters to grip. If you need to attach extra accessories, you can find a small rail ahead of the trigger. The pistol comes with four different grip adapters, so you can choose the one that best fits your hand size.

Recoil Management

The G44 includes the Glock Marksman Barrel. This polygonal barrel design leaves little margin for error when loading, firing, and ejecting. This system helps stabilize the bullet as it leaves the barrel, which results in greater accuracy. On top of that, shooting a .22LR from a Glock handgun is fun.


The Glock 44’s diamond-like carbon finishing provides more uncompromising and durable protection. The coating also offers a great deal of scratch resistance and prevents corrosion. The plating comes in handy as it enables the gun to function in any conditions you throw at it. The polymer slide also allows the weapon to work under less pressure.

G44: What Others Are Saying

Rimfire fans and plinkers seem to love this gun. I dug through online forums and found a lot of positive reviews on the Glock 44. Most reviewers were amazed at the reliability of this gun with a particular ammo. Though some users complained about reliability with federal ammo, the overall consensus was that the firearm rarely fails and performs flawlessly provided you load the mag and drop the slide. 

UPDATE: Not all owners of the Glock 44 are happy owners.

Our very own Senior Editor, Harry Kazianis, owns the Glock 44 and complained about many issues with jamming.

As he explained:

“The Glock 44 is a great firearm if you are looking to train on a Glock platform with much cheaper ammo. However, at least for me, I had issues with jams depending on the ammo. I could isolate this to ammo of low velocity, say 1100 FPS or less. If I went higher in the FPS, say 1200 or more, I had no issues. Overall, I do like this .22LR from Glock. However, I found mine to be very picky on the ammo I used. I would also say that it can from time to time have some light primer striker issues – say 1 in every 200 rounds. All in all, this is a great gun, however, if you think you are going to plink on this with cheap .22LR ammo you should not buy this gun.” 

Possible Alternatives to the G44

If the Glock 44 is not for you, you can look at the Glock 19 Gen 5. The Glock 19 is very similar to the Glock 44. It offers excellent functional accuracy and a high level of dependability. I would recommend this as the better defensive option to the Glock 44. The only downside to the Glock 19 is that it isn’t small enough for concealed carry.

You might also want to check out the Walther P22 Q Military .22 LR. This extraordinarily well-made and user-friendly pistol appeals to a wide range of shooters. The Walther P22 functions better with federal ammo compared to the Glock 44, and similar to it, you can easily conceal it. 

G44: The Bottomline

The Glock 44 is a compact pistol that is perfect for self-defense. It has some features that make it an excellent choice for young shooters. The Glock Marksman Barrel helps to ensure accuracy, while the ambidextrous slide stop allows even left-handed shooters to use the gun with ease. 

You can purchase the G44 at most gun stores or online retailers.

Brady Kirkpatrick is the Editor of Gun Made. Brady is a passionate firearm owner from Omaha, Nebraska. Gun Made has been featured in various publications such as Forbes,, American Police Beat, and countless others.

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Brady Kirkpatrick is the Editor of Gun Made. Brady is a passionate firearm owner from Omaha, Nebraska. Gun Made has been featured in various publications such as Forbes,, American Police Beat, and countless others.