This was met with both praise and ridicule by differing factions within the firearms community. While the rimfire, Glock 19 size, pistol received mixed reviews, it became something that people across the world were interested in. Finally an OEM option for budget minded training that uses existing holsters and accessories.
Recently, posts have been popping up across social media showing all manner of problems with the new Glock 44. These range from cracked slides, broken ejectors, and out of battery detonations. I first came across the issue from a post by the Military Arms Channel earlier today. Since then I've seen posts from multiple sources with multiple instances of issues.
Of course, there's more data that needs to be gathered to see what the underlying problems may be. Is it bad metallurgy with the slides? Poor selection of ammo possibly leading to over-pressure or squib loads?
No matter the problem, Glock 44 owners need to keep an eye on their pistols during range time. If you notice a problem, set the pistol aside and contact of the company for warranty work. We'll keep you up to date as more information rolls out regarding these issues.