All the problems I've been having with my Glock 44 all of a sudden? Resolved by cleaning the chamber and using different ammo. This Magtech stuff disappointed me. Very weak, evidently enough to where it's struggling to cycle the slides and I got a few light "pops" that made me think I had squib loads for a second. Changed over to a variety of other ammo and the gun ran as fine as it has.
The curse of high IQ; you start with the hard problems before going to the easy, most likely ones because where's the fun in that? On the other hand, I won't need to change a spring in this gun for years now probably and when I do, I have spares. I compared it against my G19 and the skills carry over even with the higher recoil. For what was a short-term testing & evaluation gun, this thing is kicking ass.
So I think my "cheap" ammo will now be Aguila because I've had good luck with that. I'll finish off the 4500 rounds of Magtech I have in a revolver or something. The Federal Punch is a pretty impressive cartridge for a .22 out of a pistol. Loud and accurate. I wouldn't use a .22 for self-defense, but this super high velocity cartridge lives up to the marketing; it's a competitor for CCI's best stuff (though maybe not in price).
Clayton E. Cramer
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