5 Most Common Glock 44 Problems And How To Fix Them

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I was beyond thrilled to test out the Glock 44 in the field. But I couldn’t help but notice a few snags. 

During my hands-on time with the Glock 44, I grappled with a handful of recurring issues – ammo problems, extractor issues, barrel problems, trigger problems, and a concerning tendency towards Failure to Fire. Now, you might be thinking that’s quite the list, right? I thought the same.

But don’t worry; I Am not here just to list the Glock 44 Problems. So, I’ve written this article to share my insights. 

Top 5 Glock 44 Problems & Solutions

1. Ammo Problems

Well, first up was the ammo problem. A real frustration, let me tell you. I found the Glock 44 failing to feed consistently. 

There were instances when bullets fed “nose up” or even got jammed inside the chamber. The unpredictability was mind-boggling – sometimes, certain ammo worked, and other times, they didn’t. 

This inconsistency took a toll on my shooting experience.


The fix, interestingly, was all about the ammo choice and handling. The Glock 44 seemed to prefer 36gr JHP federal ammo and CCI SV. 

I also had to handle the magazine a certain way – turning the gun upside down and retracting the magazine spring after loading the tenth round. If all else failed, replacing a bent extractor did the trick.

2. Barrel Complications

I noticed significant barrel complications during my field trials with the Glock 44. Cleaning the barrel was more difficult than expected, specifically when I’d fired between 120 to 150 rounds. 

The rod faced resistance when I tried to push it through the bore. Alongside this, a decline in the accuracy of my shots became evident. 

Bullets were not hitting the intended targets precisely as expected, which started impacting my overall experience with the firearm.


my approach to mitigating these barrel-related issues involved two main strategies. Firstly, using quality ammunition significantly reduced the problems. 

Brands such as Eley proved to be effective. Secondly, I devised a cleaning method. I rotated a brush until I could slide the rod through the muzzle end of the barrel. 

After approximately 40 rotations, the barrel would be debris-free, restoring its functionality.

3. Extractor Issues

Extractor issues were another headache. A bent extractor pin often caused cartridges to jam between the slide and the gun, leading to slide-stop issues. 

It was just the classic extractor problems cropping up left, right, and center.


What worked for me was using the redesigned Glock 44 slide and extractor, starting from the serial number prefix AEHK. 

The extractor was restructured with a more powerful over-travel stop, mitigating the problem significantly. I highly recommend purchasing a Glock 44 with a serial number prefix greater than AEHK.

4. Trigger Difficulties

Trigger-related issues emerged as another challenge. The Glock 44’s trigger didn’t have the level of responsiveness I anticipated. 

It lacked a certain sensitivity, giving a somewhat stiff feel when pressed. This sensation was akin to applying pressure against a strong, unyielding object. 

I noticed this in new and previously used firearms, suggesting that the problem wasn’t due to dirt accumulation.


I managed to resolve this trigger issue by altering some components of the Glock 44. Fitting it with a Ghost 3.0 connector or a “-” connector improved the trigger’s responsiveness. 

I also bought and installed a reduced power safety plunger spring and a 4 lb. and 6 lb. striker spring. 

5. Failure to Discharge

The most recurrent problem I encountered was a failure to discharge. This malfunction was particularly pronounced when I used low-priced, bulk value-pack ammunition. 

I often observed light primer strikes when I inspected the ejected cartridges that had failed to fire. These were instances where the firing pin had struck and deformed the cartridge rim but hadn’t ignited the powder.


Maintaining the Glock 44’s cleanliness significantly reduced the failure to fire issue. Regular and thorough cleaning became an essential part of my maintenance routine. 

If the problem persisted even with a clean firearm, I resorted to using more costly, high-quality ammunition from well-regarded manufacturers, which resulted in a notable improvement.


In conclusion, the Glock 44, while a commendable firearm, isn’t without its fair share of challenges. From ammo issues to extractor problems, barrel complications, trigger difficulties, and failure to discharge, the journey was far from smooth sailing. 

Yet, these obstacles proved enlightening, teaching me a great deal about troubleshooting and maintenance. These issues can be managed effectively with the right ammunition, a disciplined cleaning routine, and careful handling. 


Does it hurt to dry fire a Glock 44?

No, it’s safe to dry-fire a Glock 44. However, for prolonged periods, it’s advisable to use a snap cap or dummy round.

Is the Glock 44 accurate?

The Glock 44 has decent accuracy for a .22 LR Glock. Yet, it might not match the precision of firearms like the Ruger 22/45.

What are the weaknesses of a Glock?

The Glock’s weaknesses typically involve ammo compatibility, potential for extractor issues, and trigger sensitivity, all of which can be addressed with the correct maintenance and handling.

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I'm Micheal, an avid shooter and hunting enthusiast from Texas. I'm a recreational shooter who loves to spend time at the range and enjoy learning about new firearms and gears. I love to write about guns and share my passion for shooting with others.

8 thoughts on “5 Most Common Glock 44 Problems And How To Fix Them”

  1. This is great information, thanks! My G44 has recently developed a Failure to Extract issue. The case gets Stuck in the Barrel and the next round jams behind it. My serial number prefix starts with AGVS. Not sure what the deal is?
    I have been using high velocity CCI and Aguila ammo: 1255fps 40grn, 1280fps 38grn, 1470fps 40grn, & 1640fps 32grn, and they have worked outstandingly. So it’s not the ammo. I found that running 1200fps or higher ammo feeds very well & have had no feed issues.
    I also did a deep clean & lube on my G44 a few weeks ago. That’s why I’m even more perplexed as to why it would be failing to eject, leaving a case in the barrel. Any suggestions?
    Thank you, ERic

    • Considering you’ve already ruled out ammo and cleanliness, I’d suggest taking a closer look at the extractor for any wear or damage. Also, give the recoil spring a check for proper tension and placement. If those don’t fix the issue, reaching out to Glock customer service might be your best bet. They’re pretty helpful with these sorts of things.

      • Appreciate you getting back to me, and especially appreciate your input. I went ahead and pulled off the slide and did the bullet test with the extractor and the bullet kept falling out. Won’t hold in place at all, appears that my extractor is garbage. My recoil spring looked good. Looked all over for a G44 22lr replacement extractor and everywhere that I found it they were out of stock. Sheeesh, maybe the extractor is a weak point on the G44 and that’s why they can’t keep them in stock. Will contact Glock as you suggested.

        • It’s clear the extractor issue is a common one if replacements are hard to come by. Hopefully, Glock can offer a quick fix or get you the part you need. Keep me posted on how it goes!

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Don’t worry, buying a Glock 44 isn’t a mistake at all! It’s a great firearm with many fans. Sure, it might have its quirks, but every gun does. The key is to get familiar with it and maybe apply some of the tips from the article. With the right care and handling, you’ll likely find it to be a reliable and enjoyable addition to your collection.


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