Originally Posted by jaguar88xj6
I think Glock is smart staying away from .22's. Even S&W, Ruger and almost any other manufacturer has problems with thier slide action .22's. It just doesn't have the power to reliably cycle a slide action gun. It's rare to find one that won't mis cycle. The Ruger MK series are the only ones, being bolt action, that are really reliable. Glock has a rep for reliability and would soon loose it with a slide action .22.
You've never shot a CZ Kadet Kit. Several thousand rounds and the only malfunctions were ammo related, and only a couple of those. IMHO, conversion kits are not any simpler to engineer even if they use .22 ammo. A good .22 conversion isn't cheap. $320 on up for the Kadet kit depending on sourcing. There are Glock kits out there, but they aren't cheap either. They may or may not be reliable, I don't know. There is no good reason they couldn't be, it simply depends on quality of the product.
FYI: Nearly all .22 semi autos (conversion kits too) are Simple Blowback
designs. Be it Ruger, Browning, CZ or other, they are all variations of the same principle.
Slide action: See pump action.
Bolt action: See Bolt action