5.56 Timeline

More Glock 44 Problems

Reports of the G44 having serious issues continues to come in. This time a reader commented with his experience with one and was good enough to send pictures in.

I just had a G44 blow on me at the range yesterday. Same basic issue as the other photos I have seen on the internet. The pistol either shot out of battery or cooked off a round. The ball is still stuck in the barrel.
It fired 4 rounds before the event, which caused hot gas and particles to blow back in my face and shooting arm.
Back home, I stripped the piece. The chamber entry was damaged. I could not put a round into it. I found a hairline crack along the left side of the slide, similar to other photos I have seen. The extractor and rod were still in place, however.
I contacted the Glock Legal Department today and will go from there. If this website owner contacts me, I will send photos. I took about 50 hi-res shots.
After 40-plus years in the military and LE, my personal opinion is there is a manufacturing issue with the composite slide. I am not confident in a replacement 44. I have asked Glock for a refund.
BTW, I have carried G19s and G22s professionally, and have never had any issues with them. Overall, I am still fond of Glocks, but IMHO they screwed the pooch with this one.”

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Officer Shooting, Glock Malfunction

Skip to 6.50 to get to the relevant part.

Never mind the guy had no weapons in his hands and didn’t “move his hands towards his pants in a furtive manner”..lets not bother with that today..

No, instead notice how the cops Glock had a serious malfunction and stopped dead after one round. I would LOOOOOOOOOVVVVE to tease you glock guys about that. Believe me. But I’m not going to because the glock is not a factory glock. Its one of those pimped out glocks with all he bells and whistles and all the crap a glock doesn’t need.

This is great because it’s something I been saying for years. Take a 500 dollar Glock that works perfectly, spend $5,000 on it getting it all tricked out and gunsmithed on just to make it not as good as it was as a 500 dollar plain factory glock.

Another point is, I would not have re used the same magazine after a malfunction if I had the usual 2 to 3 more loaded mags like most cops carry. The mag may have been the problem as it usually is. Clearing the malfunction just to put the most likely problem back in the gun is not a great idea. Luckily for him he didn’t have to find out. I am not even going to bother with his execution in clearing it..

Glock 44 Problems

Some rumblings going around that the new .22 LR Glock 44 isn’t doing too well.

And here is another one that had an oopsie.


And Another..

And another..

I think I would wait a while before I bought one of these if you are thinking about it. And if you do get one, have good eye pro.


PSA “Glock ” / PS9 DAGR

Looks like the PSA glock frame is actually a PSA glock for all intents and purposes. This is the start of something I have talked about on and off over the years that is, in another 20 years will the the generic term “glock” be associated with any pistol that looks like a glock but not be nearly as reliable or quality.

Price will start at $299.99 yankee greenbacks.