I have wanted a glock 17 for a few years now, but being a college student I never have money, well I finally saved some cash. I am not a big fan of finger grooves on automatics, and thus prefer the 2nd generation frame design. I'm going to try to hunt down one in decent shape tomorrow evening at a local gun show and was wondering if anyone had any tips on what to look for or avoid on a used glock. I am also curious if there are any serial number ranges on the second gen gun I should avoid for frame cracking or something. also what is a good source for pre-ban mags for the 17 nowadays. Also if there is a really pressing reason you think I should go for the newer designed frame let me know.
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July 31, 2003, 11:27 PM
I prefer the second generations myself.I have never heard of Glock frames cracking,except for the rear frame rails on "E"serial number third generations.A source for pre ban mags is [www.cdnninvestments.com].The 17 is my second favorite gun,right behind the 19.CW
July 31, 2003, 11:44 PM
I prefer the 2nd gen too. The finger grooves & the accessory rail just never appealed to me
July 31, 2003, 11:47 PM
Most people I know prefer the 2nd generation Glock and my brother's 1994 G17 has been %100 reliable through many many rounds though he never cleans his gun or anything. :eek:
August 1, 2003, 12:49 AM
I have a nib g17 second generation i'm looking to unload. It comes with 2 factory 17rnd mags. Actually it comes with everything it came with from the factory. tupperware brush ect, never fired. where you located?
August 1, 2003, 07:31 PM
My one and only Glock. She now has a KKM barrel, 3.5 connector, extended mag catch, and a Seattle slug. Now if i can only find a smooth trigger face...