Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone and thank you for joining us for another addition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of quality affordable suppressors, firearms and accessories. Last week we discussed suppressing the IWI Galil ACE using the KNS adjustable piston. My conclusion is that if you run a suppressed AK patterned rifle, the KNS Piston is a very worthwhile investment. It’s rare that I’m genuinely impressed by firearm performance anymore, yet last week I was very happy with the ACE/KNS combination. Today we get a chance to look at the GLOCK 44 suppressed with a Dead Air Mask rimfire silencer. I’ve been eagerly awaiting my chance to suppress the new GLOCK G44 for a few months and luckily the barrels arrived just a few hours ago in time for our weekly silencer discussion.
SILENCER SATURDAY #104: The GLOCK 44 Suppressed
Since it’s initial announcement a few weeks ago, the internet hive mind has been a flutter with opinions on GLOCK’s latest release – and believe me I’ve heard them all. Without taking away from other manufacturer’s rimfire models – there are some really great .22LR pistols on the market – the GLOCK 44 fills a void that has always been vacant. This pistol is exactly the same dimensions at the most common concealed carry weapon in the world, with the same ergonomics, the same manual of arms and the same classic feel of a GLOCK pistol. All while reliably shooting the affordable .22LR cartridge.
With an MSRP a shade over $400, the GLOCK 44 is slightly more expensive than other market alternatives. Unfortunately, that price doesn’t cover the cost of a threaded barrel which is sold as a kit and will likely have a street price somewhere around $125. I’m hopeful that GLOCK will one day offer a suppressor-ready G44 package that includes a threaded barrel and possibly suppressor-height sights for larger diameter cans.
Packaged kit made for the .22 LR GLOCK 44 pistol that supports the use of a suppressor
- M9 x .75 RH threaded barrel
- .500-28 Adapter included
- Thread Protector
- MSRP: $155
- Available 1/20/2020
The GLOCK 44 threaded barrel is turned to a metric M9 X .75 specification and includes a thread protector and an adapter that converts it to a standard 1/2 x 28 specification. More grumblings came about when the cyber world wanted the barrels threaded 1/2 x 28 natively. As you can see from the images, the G44 barrel diameter doesn’t support a 1/2 x 28 thread pattern, Also note that the thread adapter doesn’t add much length over the naked metric threads.
GLOCK 44 – Threaded Barrel
The G44 threaded barrel is hot off the FedEx truck. Let’s take a look.
If you can field strip a Glock, you can swap in a threaded barrel. Remember the four primary safety rules and, when in doubt, always refer to your owners manual for the official instructions.
The M9 threads are tiny; the thread protector is nearly half the size of a 1/2×28 thread protector.
The GLOCK G44 threaded barrel has a clean crown. We’ll get to some accuracy comparisons in a later review.
As noted above, the 1/2 x 28 adapter slips over the barrel with an internal shoulder, reducing the amount of added length over the stock setup.
The adapter adds about a half an inch to the barrel length.
This image is a bit deceptive, but the G44 threaded barrel is slightly longer than the stock G44 barrel.
The overall appearance is clean and sleek. The small barrel diameter lowers the bore access allowing for the use of stock-height sights. Pictured here with the Dead Air Mask .22 silencer.
Standard (~1” diameter) rimfire suppressors will fit perfectly on the end of the G44.
Lets get outside and shoot this new setup.
GLOCK 44 Suppressed – Range Time
Since the G44 has been on the ground for only a few hours, you’ll have to excuse my lack off ammunition and silencer diversity. I used CCI clean subsonic and high velocity along with the dead air mask. Both ammunition types ran flawlessly.
The Mask is an excellent suppressor and performs very well on the G44. As a suppressor host, the G44 does not disappoint. It feels exactly like the Gen 5 G19 (albeit a bit lighter) with out all the noise and recoil.
Here’s a short slow motion video shot at 160 fps. I’ll try and get some addition video for next Saturday,
And I’m dropping James’ TFBTV video here for your viewing pleasure as well.
In this episode of TFBTV, @James Reeves brings you a FULL REVIEW of the NEW Glock 44 direct from the Glock Factory in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. Here’s the complete rundown and range session.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Thanks for reading TFB and we’ll see you here next week for another edition of Silencer Saturday.
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