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Glock 44: The Littlest Glock

No, not little in terms of overall dimensions … but little in terms of caliber. The Glock 44 fills the long-discussed gap in the Glock line for a pistol chambered in .22 LR. It’s no surprise that this gun has the same outside dimensions as a Glock 19; many would argue that the 19 is the best gun in the lineup. The Glock 44 started shipping earlier this week, and I stumbled across one at a local shop for the going street price of $379. A completed 4473 and four Benjamins put the newest Austrian in my safe.

Glock 17R: The Mysterious Non-Firing Glock

The impossible-to-own-legally Glock 18 and the we-can’t-have-nice-things-because-of-our-stupid-import-laws Glock 25 are the two guns most Glock collectors will never have in their collections. Of the weapons that mortals can own the Glock 17R may be at the top of the list. The “R” refers to the automatic trigger Reset. This allows the shooter to practice dry firing on a gun that looks and feels like a real Glock. But the gun’s design means that it can’t actually chamber and shoot a live round. Sounds great, right? I’ve learned that the 17R isn’t quite the training pistol nirvana that it’s cracked up to be.