If if you’ve already filled out your Christmas list, you might want to consider adding one more item. On Tuesday, Glock held an unveiling party with great fanfare to tell the world they’re adding a member to their family: the Glock 44.
The new addition is the size of a Glock 19, and will chamber a .22 LR.
The internet had been buzzing about what Glock would offer us next, and we’ll admit we were surprised to hear it was a .22LR caliber.
Granted, it shouldn’t have been too big of a shock, since that was one caliber that Glock didn’t have, yet, but we couldn’t imagine wanting to carry one every day.
But the more we thought about it, the more we think we might need one.
First, here are some specs that Glock provided:
Saving Big Bucks on Ammo
Readers might notice that the Glock 44 is the exact same size specifications as the Glock 19.
Not just close, but exact.
Yes, it weighs a little less simply because the Glock 44 has a polymer and metal slide.
This allows the smaller .22LR caliber to have enough power to cycle the slide.
But aside from the slight weight difference, this gun looks and feels just like the Glock 19.
That means that we can take the Glock 44 to the range and practice with our everyday carry holsters and accessories, all while saving big on the cost of ammo.
We ran some basic numbers, and you can expect to spend $0.16 cents a round on 9mm vs. $0.03 a round for .22LR.
You could shoot about five rounds of .22 for each round of 9mm.
Less Intimidating for New Shooters
Additionally, for training wives and children or really just anybody news to the range, the new Glock will make it far less intimidating.
The Glock 44 is much quieter and also has significantly less recoil than the Glock 19.
That’s a win all the way around.
So Close and Yet….
Many are commenting on the fact that the new Glock only carries 10 rounds, and there’s just no explaining why Glock went that route.
When the new Springfield Hellcat can fit 13 rounds of 9mm in a gun that’s 4.5 inches, it seems crazy that the new Glock with much smaller .22 LR ammo and standing 5.04 inches can only fit ten rounds.
Maybe they’ll fix that quickly and give us some choices on magazines.
And yes, we’ll go out and buy them, even though that should have been a common sense move on their part. We’re a sucker for them, so we’ll hand over our money like we do every time.
And we’d be remiss if we didn’t comment on Glock’s attractive new packaging.
They really are pushing the creative element these days.
God bless the folks at Glock.
One of these days, they might come out with a gun that doesn’t look the same as every other gun they’ve made, but today is not that day.
Let us know what you think in the comments!