Glock 44 Magnum: To be? Or not to be?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Matthew780, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Yes. Sounds interesting.

    8 vote(s)
  2. No. Not interested.

    2 vote(s)
  3. Unsure

    0 vote(s)
  1. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

    That is the question. Would you be interested in a Glock in the 44 Magnum caliber?

    Why or why not?
  2. kjohnson9212

    kjohnson9212 New Member

    dont care for a 44 so much as i would like to see a .22

  3. TheKraken

    TheKraken Surviving Covid-19 Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    I agree. I have a 44 and never shoot it. Too expensive for ammo. But if Glock came out with a 22. Man I would burn that thing up.
  4. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    I think it would be unweildy, but I'd buy one.

    I have to agree that I'd rather have a glock 22lr though since we are talking about things that will never be :eek:
  5. trigger252

    trigger252 New Member

    I would buy both the 22 and the 44....they would be my go-to hunting handguns (since I can shoot my glock better than any traditional revolver) all I would need are longer barrels from lone Wolf and adjustable fiber optic sights....we should all email glock with the request lol
  6. kjohnson9212

    kjohnson9212 New Member

    i have a feeling we probably arent the first to make that
  7. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker New Member

    I want to see Glocks in more calibers so YES!!! Also we need a .22LR, 7.62x25, 5.7, .38 Super and any other interesting or common calibers.
  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    I would buy one...
  9. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    I don't really see it or any other new calibers being added to the lineup. If something new comes out and takes off, then maybe, but as far as existing calibers, no.
  10. Blades

    Blades Senior Member

    I'd rather have the .460 Rowland.
  11. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    Just because of size?
  12. Blades

    Blades Senior Member

    Nope, the size is the same overall length as a .45 acp, but the power is that of a .44 Magnum in a Glock 21 or 30 pistol(or 1911's)

    They have a 185gr JHP bullet that reaches 1550fps, and a 230gr JHP bullet at 1300fps.

    Wikipedia on .460 Rowland

    Someday I want to get the .460 Rowland Conversion Kit for my G30, someday...
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
  13. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    The power is less and the cost is more then the 44mag. Not to mention it is near impossible to find 460 Rowland ammo. The size is the only benefit I can see in the 460
  14. Blades

    Blades Senior Member

    Yeah, only 4 or 5 places have the ammo available.
    I'd rather have 13(or 10) rounds of .460 compared to 6 rounds of .44 Magnum. The few "fps" I lose from a .460 is fine since I would have 13(or 10), easier to control, easier to reload, and if inclined I can get an AR Upper to shoot the .460 that can be set up to take the Glock magazines.

    Something I found, don't know how accurate the information is:
    10mm : 200gn, 1200fps = 693 ft/lbs
    45 Super : 200gn, 1200fps = 693 ft/lbs
    10mm "proof": 170gn, 1400fps = 740 ft/lbs
    .460 Rowland: 200gn, 1450fps = 934 ft/lbs
    .44 Magnum : 240gn, 1350fps = 971 ft/lbs

    This one is different:
    --------- Bullet FPS ft/lbs
    460 Rowland 185 1500 925
    460 Rowland 200 1450 934
    460 Rowland 230 1340 917
    45 Super 185 1300 694
    45 Super 200 1200 639
    45 Super 230 1100 617
    44 Rem Mag 210 1250 729
    44 Rem Mag 240 1180 741

    Like I said, I just googled them.
  15. fredj

    fredj New Member

    What would be the point ? .44 Mag is a rimmed wheel gun cartridge and for all intents and purposes the 10 mm or it's wheel gun equivalent
    is actually a better performer ballistically, the .41 mag is actually controllable in a reasonable sized wheel gun with enough practice the .44 mag clearly is not except in really big unwieldy revolvers, the only advantage I could envision would be to haul it out of your sock drawer to impress other dorks on holidays.
    The Glock M 20 10 mm is by far the most effective practical Bear protection short of a shotgun with slugs.
  16. Blades

    Blades Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum "fredj"!

    Supposedly the .460 Rowland recoils like a regular .45acp, so no extra practice needed. Even the FBI downloaded the 10MM to manageable levels, according to the internet. I have only read the information of the .460 Rowland on the internet, so that is what I am repeating. :) I have lots of time to read and surf the web.
    Of course, impressing other dorks is most of the fun, so yep, that would be part of it. Having a heavy hitting round that is more controllable the a 10mm or .44 mag would be another advantage, but part of that controllability is the compensator, which you could use on a 10mm. I always wanted a 10mm--why? I don't know, impress dorks I suppose. Since I have a G30, I could buy the barrel and magazines, and make my own, or I could buy the .460 Rowland and have more power, and better control-- according to what I have read.
    There is pros/cons to any bullet, just depends on what you prefer, and another advantage is we get to discuss it at all hours of the day. :D
  17. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

    There ya go. ;)

    And impressing dorks is a "part" of every gun owner's satisfaction. Isn't it?


    Personally, I love the hard-hitting 44 Magnum. I have envisioned a G-44M6 that comes stock with a 6 inch barrel. That would be just... sweet. It would be my OC piece, and it would see about as much shoulder holster time as my 21, even if I had to double up on the mags in my coat pocket. ;)

    Had never heard of a .460 cal. before this thread.

    Dayum I love this forum.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  18. littleposerfish

    littleposerfish New Member

    i would buy it. i would love to have a .44 mag made by glock.
  19. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    As I recalled looking at it before the 460 Rowland was generally slower compared to premium 44mag loads, perhaps thats changed or my memory has just failed. I think the 460 is an impressive round for the package size, it's just expensive and hard to find. I'd love to have it in a lever gun or as you mentioned an AR (didn't know they were out there)
  20. Blades

    Blades Senior Member

    After watching "Dirty Harry" I wanted a .44 Magnum, seeing it in "The Walking Dead" I wanted it again. Seeing a .454 Casull in "Alien Nation"(way back in the late '80's for you youngin's) I wanted one. I'd love to have a Desert Eagle .50AE(I have fired a DE .50AE and it is awesome!), or a 475 Wildey Magnum as seen in "Death Wish 3", but I don't think I could carry any of those pistols. A G30 in .460 Rowland? Easier to carry. Would I ever carry it? Who knows. :D

    I think it depends on the bullet, and who loads it. From what I have read, both rounds do better with longer barrels. So a .44 Magnum with a 6" barrel may have more energy then a .460 Rowland in a 1911 set-up.
    The price on the .460 Rowland wasn't to bad at Georgia Arms, 50 230 grain JHP rounds for $40.00. Not something to plink with, it would be better if you reloaded .45acp already.