Glock 17 question


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sarduy
March 3, 2009, 09:55 PM
Hello friends..!!!

i'm planning on getting a Glock 17 but i would like to know what i need to look for, i know my way around rifles because that's what i been shooting most of the time, i held a few pistols at the gunshow and found that a Glock 17 fits me perfect and i also learn that it can hold 17/32 rounds magazine which are compatible with my sub 2000, this would be for pure range shooting/training/plinking, so my question is, What should i look for when shopping for a Glock 17?

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average_shooter
March 3, 2009, 09:58 PM
What should i look for when shopping for a Glock 17?

To clarify, are you asking what you should be watching for in a used firearm or are you wanting to buy new?

If you're buying new, just look for the best price because they should be great shooters pretty much right out of the box.

sarduy
March 3, 2009, 10:01 PM
To clarify, are you asking what you should be watching for in a used firearm or are you wanting to buy new?

If you're buying new, just look for the best price because they should be great shooter pretty much right out of the box.

i'm looking for a new, but in case i ran into a good deal on a used one what should i be aware of?

Runningman
March 3, 2009, 10:04 PM
this would be for pure range shooting/training/plinkingYou also may want to take a look at the Glock 34 or the G17L for a range gun. Longer barrel, longer slide, longer sight radius and adjustable sights. I got a G34 now and rarely shoot my G17 at the range.

average_shooter
March 3, 2009, 10:18 PM
i'm looking for a new, but in case i ran into a good deal on a used one what should i be aware of?

Admittedly I'm not the best at giving used-gun advice, but I'll try since I've had mixed results buying used.

Field stripping a Glock is easy, they tear down into four pieces. Do it before handing over any money.

I'd check for aftermarket parts like barrel, increased or decreased power springs, extended mag release, extended slide stop, sights, etc. Decide what you want and what you don't. I tend to be leery of aftermarket parts in a firearm unless I put or had them put there (makes me wonder, who put them in, the factory? a competent gunsmith? an incompetent "gunsmith"?).

If you find one with tritium inserts in the sights, if that's something that interests you, make sure they're bright, because they generally fade over time (I think tritium's half-life is something like 10-12 years). After ten years or so tritium gets dim, maybe too dim to be useful in low-light. Glock does sell some models with factory night sights. Some people like them, some think there's better aftermarket choices out there.

Check common wear points, leading edge of the barrel hood, top of barrel, slide rails, frame rails, etc. My 26 has seen some but relatively few cycles compared to some others that torture their guns, and only shows barely noticeable wear.

Make sure the recoil spring isn't too loose feeling, perhaps compare to a new gun of the same model by racking the slides on both when assembled. Springs do wear out, but can be replaced easily.

And just general condition. The frame's not too beat up, nothing looks like someone pounded on it too bad, etc.

I hope this helps some. Like I said, I'm probably not the greatest on giving used-gun buying advice.

I wish you luck in your search though. Any Glock should serve you well.

sarduy
March 3, 2009, 11:00 PM
Thanks a lot bro, that really help, after all, you know more about hand guns than me ;)

Snarlingiron
March 3, 2009, 11:08 PM
i'm looking for a new, but in case i ran into a good deal on a used one what should i be aware of?

If it were me, I would be looking for a dead nuts stock Glock. In my opinion, Glock failures most often occur when folks add lots of ninja crap to their Glocks.

If it has any non-stock parts, I'm just not interested. If I want to Bubba it up, I want to do it myself. I'm not interested in living someone else's mistakes.

Just my thinking. No better or worse than anybody else's.

I have 3 Glocks, all totally stock (well except for the Tru Glo TFO sights that I installed myself on the 29), 2 bought used. Never had any issues with any of them.

Good luck. You won't go wrong with a Glock.

Magnus1959
March 3, 2009, 11:53 PM
Look for lots of ammo.

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