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Finally, a Glock in .22lr.

  • 10-12-2019 4:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Wish these were available years ago when my centrefire glock licence renewal was refused. A factory made Glock in .22lr. Model number 44. Sadly it looks like we are screwed again as the barrel is only 4 inches long. Maybe they will do a long slide version in the future.

    I cannot post a link as i am new here, but if you look on the Glock US website they are on there and on The firearm blog . com


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,174 ✭✭✭ J.R.


    tudderone wrote: »
    I cannot post a link as i am new here

    https://us.glock.com/en/pistols/g44





  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Thanks J.R.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,330 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    All they need to do is put a threaded barrel on it and you add a permanently attached "muzzle device" and you are sorted here.Give it about 18 months once it hits the US market,and the teething issues are worked out of the Gen 1 products[there always are],and you are going to see accessories aplenty that will make it legal here too.At least this is a genuine in house made Glock,not some pot metal, Urmarex toy

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    At least this is a genuine in house made Glock,not some pot metal, Urmarex toy

    That was my thinking too. I'd love a genuine, slightly scaled down 1911, like the old colt ace. But umarex have the market flooded with zinc/pot metal stuff. The only other pistol i remember being worth bothering with is the cz kadet. Lovely things. They are making a new one too with a polymer frame.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,601 ✭✭✭✭ Witcher


    Why is the barrel length a concern?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,330 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    Under a certain length it becomes a restricted firearm,under the Crim Justice act misc provisions act.Ostensibly to prevent pocket pistols from becoming too easily available and us ligit shooters running amuck with them.:rolleyes:

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,601 ✭✭✭✭ Witcher


    No it doesn't, the 10cm restriction was added by SI 337/2009;
    . Article 4(2) of the Principal Order is amended—


    (b) by the substitution of the following subparagraph for subparagraph (e)—

    “(e) the following short firearms designed for use in connection with competitions governed by International Olympic Committee regulations:

    (i) air-operated firearms of 4.5 millimetres (.177 inch) calibre;

    (ii) single shot firearms using 0.22 inch long rifle rim fire percussion ammunition;

    (iii) other firearms using 0.22 inch long rifle rim fire percussion ammunition provided that the maximum magazine capacity of such a firearm does not exceed five rounds and that the barrel length of the firearm is greater than 10 cm.”.

    And removed by SI 391/2015;
    3. Article 4(2) of the Firearms (Restricted Firearms and Ammunition) Order 2008 ( S.I. No. 21 of 2008 ) is amended by the substitution of the following subparagraph for subparagraph (e)—

    (ii) single shot firearms designed for use with 0.22 inch long rifle rim fire percussion ammunition;

    (iii) firearms which are designed for use with 0.22 inch long rifle rim fire percussion ammunition and use magazines that have been manufactured or modified prior to use so as to accommodate no more than five rounds of ammunition”.

    We discussed it on the forum at the time sure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Witcher wrote: »
    No it doesn't, the 10cm restriction was added by SI 337/2009;



    And removed by SI 391/2015;



    We discussed it on the forum at the time sure.

    It does not mention barrel length at all in the second part of that quote, does the original condition of a 10cm barrel not stand ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,601 ✭✭✭✭ Witcher


    tudderone wrote: »
    It does not mention barrel length at all in the second part of that quote, does the original condition of a 10cm barrel not stand ?

    No, it has substituted the whole paragraph.

    Here's Spark's interpretation of it from back when it came out;

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=97062299&postcount=63


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Witcher wrote: »
    No, it has substituted the whole paragraph.

    Here's Spark's interpretation of it from back when it came out;

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=97062299&postcount=63

    I might have to have a post christmas splurge so.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭ dc99


    Hi - in any case 10cm is 3.9 inches so a 4 inch barrel would have been legal anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ solarwinds


    Barrel length on the Glock website states barrel length at 102mm / 4.01 inches.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    These are going to be available with a threaded barrel, but not in the States. The Glock factory set out to make it twice as reliable as the competition, they have a match barrel and are good for 1" groups at 25m.




  • Registered Users Posts: 14,330 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    Hmmm...Wonder will the clamp on full size Glock carbine kits work for this as well?Be a handy little package then for Bullseye 360.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,074 ✭✭✭ gunhappy_ie


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    Hmmm...Wonder will the clamp on full size Glock carbine kits work for this as well?Be a handy little package then for Bullseye 360.

    Dimensional they are the same as a G19 but designed that a Centerfire slide and barrel will not work on them.

    The likes of triggers, mag releases etc from the 19 will work in them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    Hmmm...Wonder will the clamp on full size Glock carbine kits work for this as well?Be a handy little package then for Bullseye 360.

    Won't be too expensive to find out :D

    https://hobbyairsoft.ie/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1579


  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Gorgeousgeorge


    See cilldara hunting advertising the glock 44 in .22 on the aul facebook page


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    See cilldara hunting advertising the glock 44 in .22 on the aul facebook page

    They are not out until January i think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Gorgeousgeorge


    tudderone wrote: »
    They are not out until January i think.

    No idea was just on the feed


  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ The pigeon man


    tudderone wrote: »
    They are not out until January i think.

    Looks like it's going to be between €800-1100 when it hits the Irish market.

    Also I hope the super has a good heart because the name Glock will undoubtedly leave him riddled with anxiety.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    For the pistol owners out there, do you think it is going to get harder and harder to licence pistols in this country? Pistols are surely the hardest Firearm to get a licence for at the moment or am I complete off the mark?


  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Gorgeousgeorge


    ZiabR wrote: »
    For the pistol owners out there, do you think it is going to get harder and harder to licence pistols in this country? Pistols are surely the hardest Firearm to get a licence for at the moment or am I complete off the mark?

    once you meet the requirements its easy, member of an authorised range, safe, monitored alarm separate safe for ammo etc etc whatever the supernintendo looks for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,094 ✭✭✭ aaakev


    once you meet the requirements its easy, member of an authorised range, safe, monitored alarm separate safe for ammo etc etc whatever the supernintendo looks for.

    What is the price of range membership these days in the likes of HH? My young lad is looking for his first rifle and he is more into shooting paper than hunting so I reckon I'll get a pistol to pass the time on the range when I bring him. The glock would definitely be on my radar!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,330 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    tudderone wrote: »

    How about ...NO...With airsoft stuff added to live firearms. Totally different plastics apprently used in these clam shells. You "might" get away with it if it is a .22 but deffo not with CF.I looked at this option and was strongly advised not to do so by those in the know in Europe.So I wouldnt even chance it with a .22

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,330 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    ZiabR wrote: »
    For the pistol owners out there, do you think it is going to get harder and harder to licence pistols in this country? Pistols are surely the hardest Firearm to get a licence for at the moment or am I complete off the mark?

    Not as bad as a CF semi auto sporting rifle;) THAT is the fun one these days.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Gorgeousgeorge


    aaakev wrote: »
    What is the price of range membership these days in the likes of HH? My young lad is looking for his first rifle and he is more into shooting paper than hunting so I reckon I'll get a pistol to pass the time on the range when I bring him. The glock would definitely be on my radar!

    360 a year including insurance. discounts for familys students etc. get full use of all facilities for that. dont forget about courtlough and mnsci as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,094 ✭✭✭ aaakev


    360 a year including insurance. discounts for familys students etc. get full use of all facilities for that. dont forget about courtlough and mnsci as well.

    No bad at all in fairness, especially for the facilities!

    Kildare based so HH would be the one.

    Cheers for the info


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    Just to add the Courtlough pricing for the (Pistol) range.

    First years membership is €495, each year after that it is €350. Both prices do not include insurance, which is €50 a year.

    Prices are much cheaper for Shotgun/Rifle range only.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Looks like it's going to be between €800-1100 when it hits the Irish market.

    Yeah right, i only paid 650 euro for a 9mm glock 17, ok it was a fair while ago but no way have they doubled in price since then. In the videos posted, they mentioned the recommended price as about 400 US dollars. With the exchange rate today, 400 USD is 360 euro. Even allowing for dealer mark-up anything over 450 euros is a piss-take.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    tudderone wrote: »
    Yeah right, i only paid 650 euro for a 9mm glock 17, ok it was a fair while ago but no way have they doubled in price since then. In the videos posted, they mentioned the recommended price as about 400 US dollars. With the exchange rate today, 400 USD is 360 euro. Even allowing for dealer mark-up anything over 450 euros is a piss-take.

    Firearms pricing in Ireland across the board is at least 200-300 euro more. For example.

    NEW Beretta 1 686 Sporter
    UK Price - £1695
    Ireland - €2150
    Markup after currency conversion - €157

    NEW Browning 525 Sporter 1
    UK Price - £1550
    Ireland - €2050
    Markup after currency conversion - €228

    Now i know the UK would import alot more guns than Ireland so maybe that has an impact of the pricing.

    That being said, no matter what gun you look at, it will always be more expensive here.


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