Glock has introduced the G44, a .22 Long Rifle (LR) pistol based on a full-size duty pistol. The Glock 44 has a hybrid steel-polymer slide and mirrors the iconic Glock 19 frame size.

“The way the G44 mirrors the iconic G19 is great and all levels of shooters will benefit from owning and practicing with the G44,” said Retired Marine Gunner Christian Wade.  “I subjected the G44 to a variety of adverse conditions and it holds its own with every other Glock ever produced.”

Wade was one of two partners selected by Glock to test the Glock 44 in a variety of climates and adverse conditions, the company says. "With more than 30 years in the Marine Corps and as a firearms expert, Wade understands the importance of functionality and ease of use that is realized in the Glock platform and carried on to the Glock 44," the company adds.

Bryan Peterson, manager of product concept development at Federal Ammunition, was also a partner included in early testing and extended his expertise of ammunition through testing the G44 with thousands of rounds and a large variety of ammunition. “While many .22 LR firearms exhibit tendencies to function differently with particular ammunition types, the G44 pistol functioned to near perfection,” Peterson said.

The G44 features many of the latest enhancements seen in the 5th Generation of Glock pistols, including the ambidextrous slide stop lever and reversible magazine catch, the Glock Marksman barrel (GMB), 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.

For more information about the new Glock 44, visit www.plink44.com.