GLOCK® G17 High Capacity Pistol
The oldest Glock
Of every Law Enforcement agency, Government agency, competition shooter or gun enthusiasts out there, I would bet that over 50% of them have or carry a Glock 17. It was the first Glock handgun for the market. Most of the original 1st generation Glock 17's are still being use to this day. 18 plus 1 rounds of ammunition, slim short frame, light recoil and accuracy are all major points one can say about the Glock 17.
I have owned several different 17's over the years. Either trading or selling them for something else, I have never had a bad thing to say about one. Never an issue that I can think of. I used a 17 in competiton for about 2 years before upgrading to a 1911. I can't even begin to think of the amount of ammo I have put through the different 17's that I have owned.
The agency I currently work for will allow the carry of personal weapons on duty. Over half carry the Glock 17. Its hard to go wrong by it.
If you looking for a high capacity weapon for duty, carry or home protection, you can go wrong with the Glock 17.
September 20, 2012
I bought this as a replacement for my home defense pistol, .22LR revolver after a snake incident where I wasnt able to reload revolver fast enough. After shooting about 750 rds through the Glock, I feel its a very good gun. Only had one stove pipe jam and one misfeed, stove pipe was from cheap light powered ammo and the misfeed was from the slide being racked to slowly by hand. I just took the CCW class and shot close grouping while shooting really fast. I would recommend to anyone. My next pistol will be another Glock for sure. I didnt like factory sights so I had Tru glo night sights put on and its great.
April 29, 2012
Best Handgun I own
The Glock 17 is by far the best handgun I have ever owned. It is easy to shoot, hold on target and I love the 18 +1 capacity. I have shot round after round through my 17 without every any kind of problem. It is very easy to take apart and clean, and fairly inexpensive to shoot. If you are only going to own one pistol, make it the Glock 17
December 12, 2013
Although this was my first handgun, it is still my favorite. The G17 just works! It's also very easy to clean.
Be aware that this is a combat-type weapon. All safeties are internal so when your finger pulls the trigger, it will fire! When your finger is off the trigger, you can drop it, throw it, anything, and it will NOT fire. This is my self-defense carry weapon and when I need to use it, I don't want to deal with external, lever or button-type, safeties.
This weapon is also quite accurate. My normal practice distance is 16 yds (50 feet) which is further than I would ever have to use it in a self-defense situation. Even at that range with standard sights I can shoot groups within 4" every time.
February 19, 2011