Brandie Collins Accepted the 2022 Award in Las Vegas!

A few comments from Brandie's acceptance of the 2022 Ladies Choice Award . . .

"It is a pleasure to accept this award on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Glock. It is a tremendous honor and Glock greatly appreciates this award. Glock recognizes and supports the evolving need to include new and first-time users in our industry. We designed the G44 .22 caliber model after the Glock G19 iconic platform; there are millions of them around the world. Confidence in the products that new [and experienced] shooters use is paramount. New users can easily move to the G19 when they are ready. Thank you again for this award!"


1. Exceeding The Competition

Women {and others new to shooting] most often start out on a .22 caliber model handgun to begin the process of learning to safety and correctly shoot and control a handgun. It is the best of both worlds when the same make of .22 you learn on is available in higher calibers that matches the model design. It affords the shooter the ability to use the same techniques to shoot the higher caliber version that they already learned which takes away the learning curve.  One of the best features of the .22 model is that the grip does not have finger grooves on the front strap which allows women of all different hand sizes to grip the gun securely. This is the first year Glock received the Ladies Choice Award! 

2. In The Mix

It is very important to note that other well-known top selling brands of handguns appropriate for concealed carry are included the mix during training. Unlike most surveys that are offered on social media and in many industry publications, typically there is never a comprehensive selection of all available competitive manufacturer handgun options from which to choose. SFWA does include those models in the mix and interestingly, when testing other handguns on the market and was so excited when Glock introduced the .22 caliber version of its iconic model G19 compact 9 x 19. Women who are Glock fans and those that were apprehensive of shooting the higher caliber Glocks gave it an emphatic thumbs up! The fact that you can practice with the .22 version makes it more affordable for trips to the range. Plus, shooting a .22 is an excellent way to hone in your marksmanship skills without higher recoil in the mix while still being able to train on the operation and presentation of your carry gun as well. 

3. The Result

Sadly, women who rely on what others suggest consistently select concealed carry handguns without the benefit of being fully informed as to what is available in the market today. The Ladies Choice Awards are selected by fully informed students who have shot the handguns and have made educated decisions. The Ladies Choice Award winning product selections have the features and benefits that do not compromise the elements that will increase the odds of prevailing when seconds count. The result is that guns fit your unique qualities, are reliable and easier to control when you are in a fight for your life.

4. Who Weighs In

More than 100,000 women who have taken a minimum 4-8 hour course from SFWA Master Certified Instructors contribute to the selection of the best guns and gear for women. The selections are not the "preferences" of SFWA, its instructors or its affiliates. No one is provided compensation or other forms of persuasion that will affect the non-bias selection of the award winners. Unlike most surveys that are offered on social media and in many industry publications, there is always a comprehensive selection of all carry options from which to choose for the Ladies Choice Awards.

The overall criteria to be considered as a “Ladies Choice Award” recipient includes: a women-friendly company that designs products that actually work well for women, are easy for them to use, perform as they expect, and understands that it is NOT about pink [although customization options are appreciated]. Often, manufacturers make alterations to their existing products or create products at the direction of SFWA that meet the needs of women. 

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The GLOCK 44 - 22 Caliber is a welcome edition to the GLOCK family of handguns. Even as a lower caliber version of the GLOCK 19 Compact, performance remains exceptional!