G17 opinions.


September 10, 2010, 03:30 PM
I already have a G21 and I'm lookin into a 9mm because its just cheaper to feed. Looking into the G17. What do you guys think of it?

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September 10, 2010, 03:34 PM
Almost as good as a G19:D

September 10, 2010, 03:36 PM
Almost as good as a G19

Beat me to it.

September 10, 2010, 03:50 PM
The G17 is the answer.

I don't understand the interest in the middle-size Glock.

People act like a full-size Glock is a big gun.

It is not.

G17 compared to a 4" revolver.

September 10, 2010, 03:54 PM
I think an AA .22 kit is a better answer

September 10, 2010, 03:56 PM
the fullsize glocks are my favorite shooters. most tend to prefer the compact 19's, 23's, etc. but the 17 is what i would choose if concealment was not in the mix. if you plan to ccw, then go to the 19.

my opinion on the 9mm Glock line (not just the 17) is that they are cost effective, very reliable, reasonably accurate, and i prefer them over any other semi auto that i have fired.

Jed Carter
September 10, 2010, 04:28 PM
I would, and have, stepped up to the Glock G34, great range and competition pistol. It will out shoot most other 9mm pistols right out of the box, probably out last them too. However 12 days till it's repacement arrives, an STI custom 1911 in 9mm, I'll still use it for SSP and Prod classes in IDPA and IPSC. Fist time I ever fired a Glock, a G17 I was impressed at how softly it shot, and how naturally it points. Never regretted getting the G34, never sell it either.

September 10, 2010, 04:36 PM
With my Glock 17... pull the trigger, it goes bang, the little hole in the target is pretty close to where I was aiming. Repeat ad nauseum.

Boring (unless you get off on reliability)...

CSA 357
September 10, 2010, 04:38 PM
i love my 17 put a 22 on layaway hope i like it as much

September 10, 2010, 04:42 PM
I enjoy mine. I started with a 19 but it was too small and not as comfortable.

I don't care for the polygonal rifling though, being a reloader now.

Sebastian the Ibis
September 10, 2010, 05:13 PM
I like the way the g19 fits in my hand better than a g17, more personal preference than anything else tho. I am thinking about getting a g17, and cutting it down to take 19 mags. Then I have the best of both worlds 17 sight radius and 19 handle/concealability.

I would also recommend joining the Glock Shooting Sports Foundation, prior to buying a glock. For $35 you get a coupon to buy one at LEO pricing which will save you $100 or so.

September 10, 2010, 06:04 PM
Yea a lot of companies extend leo pricing to military as well so I only buy at leo prices. I will probably conceal it. I do it with my G21 without a problem. I'm a bigger framed guy but my only expieriance with glock has been with .45 acp, G21 G30. Just very curious about the 9mm. Thanks though so far even though I'm not interested in compacts or sub.

September 10, 2010, 06:32 PM
The G17 is the answer.

I don't understand the interest in the middle-size Glock.

People act like a full-size Glock is a big gun.

It is not.
My feelings too. The 17's are good guns, easy to shoot, easy to carry.

September 10, 2010, 06:52 PM
The G17 is my daily carry gun, when weather and dress permit. I also own the G19 and the G26, which gives me some flexibility.

I was carrying a G21 prior to the G17, but started thinking that I need to train with a pistol that was as close to my duty gun as possible. So, I went to a G17. I have nothing negative to report since the switch. I have never been a fan of the Glock grip angle, but when I quit complaining about it and started training with it, I found it no different than a 1911 grip angle.

While on vacation, I ran 840 rounds through it without cleaning or lube. No malfunctions. The last rounds I fired out of it were at 25 yards from a makeshift bench/rest . Four rounds printed in a 2" group, with a fifth round opening the group to 3".
I would have to say that the G17 is more accurate than many may think.

I now have 2500 rounds though my G17, almost all reloads. I run 100-200 rounds through it a week. I did a write up here on THR. It is under "My Glock 17" if you want to pull it up and read it.

Good Luck

September 10, 2010, 09:27 PM
I have a 1Gen G17 and a 3Gen G17. I like the grip of the 3Gen OK, but I shoot the 1Gen better. I don't like the finger grooves on anything smaller than the G17, as they are spaced too close toghther for me (sold my 3Gen G19 to my son for that reason). The G17 is my main go to pistol though. But, I only carry them in 3 gun matches though. I usually carry the G26 or a G19.

Stephen A. Camp
September 10, 2010, 10:53 PM
Hello. If interested, here are some observations on Glock 17 and 19 which I hope might be of some help:



September 10, 2010, 11:23 PM
Glock 17 are decent, still have my 1st generation Glock 17 I bought new in 1986 for $320. I lost count of how many rounds that old G17 has eaten years ago but its a bunch.

A number of years ago I bought a new Glock 34 for a range gun. I hardly ever shoot the old G17 anymore after buying the Glock 34. The G34 has a better trigger, more sight radius, longer barrel for more velocity. In short you might want to look at the Glock 34.

September 10, 2010, 11:40 PM
Pretty much depends on what you want it for. I am as accurate with the G19 as I am the G17. I bought the G19 as my first Glock. I soon followed that with a G26. I can shoot the G26 accurately. That is what I carry daily because my required dress allows only for pocket carry. If carry isn't an issue, the G17 or the G34 are great choices. If you can only afford one, and you have to carry, the G19 is a great all around compromise.

September 11, 2010, 01:02 AM
I really like my Glock 17. Fits MY hand better than a 19. I dont carry it often, but it conceals well enough.

September 11, 2010, 10:07 AM
I ground the finger grooves off my Gen3 G34 and now like it as much as my Gen 2 G19.

September 11, 2010, 01:08 PM
I just purchased a G17 recently after comparing to the G19 and chose the G17 because there wasn't much of a difference between the 2. I carry it a lot but if I really want concealability ill just carry my LCP.

September 11, 2010, 01:29 PM
I love the 17, I recently sold mine to help finance going back to school and out of all the guns I sold recently.... it is the only one I regret. Maybe Ill pick up another one, but I would have to sell another handgun to get one. But I cant see myself getting rid of any of my HK's or my S&W 1911 Sc commander for a G17.

September 11, 2010, 08:18 PM
If yopu are looking for less expensive trigger time with your favrite glock then a 22 conversion unit may be the better option - it's much less expensive to feed than a G-17 in 9mm.

September 11, 2010, 09:22 PM
I'm more of an M&P guy, but I like Glocks too.

I really like G17s, but I like G19s more. I think the 9 mm Glocks are the best in Glock's lineup.

September 11, 2010, 09:40 PM
Quote: from W.E.G.
"The G17 is the answer.I don't understand the interest in the middle-size Glock.People act like a full-size Glock is a big gun. It is not."

The G17 is the answer... for those who prefer the 17...True, it isn't a big gun.
However, the basically 1/2" reduction in length, and height of the G19 offers a different feel in the grip...minimal at most, but there, none the less. Having owned and carried both, I personally prefer the G19, and I shoot both equally as well. Stock for stock, you're only giving up a couple of rounds, and most of us carry multiple mags anyway. Either one is a great choice, and that's all it's really about...having a choice. :)

September 11, 2010, 11:33 PM
My G26 with the +2 mag extensions is nearly as big and my G19's. The slide is a bit shorter making is easier to conceal, but it is as shootable as my 19's or 17"s.

For shootability, I really like my 1Gen G17 a little bit better than my 3Gen G17. But, I do like the light rail on the 3Gen. Both are great shooters.

September 12, 2010, 02:00 AM
The G17 is THE benchmark 9mm hi-cap semi-auto pistol, a few are as good, but none are better. They're every bit a "classic" as much as any 1911 or Hi-Power.

G34's are longer, but that's about it, they share the same exact lower and feel almost identical, while I like the 34's I prefer the 17's, they got it pretty much right on the first try.

September 12, 2010, 03:13 AM
tough to go wrong with a g17- especially if you don't mind used. Great deals to be had on used LEO trade-ins.

September 12, 2010, 03:50 PM
The Glock 17 is what a Glock 19 dreams of being when it grows up.:neener:

In all seriousness, you can't go wrong with a Glock 17. Some Gen4s have exhibited uncharacteristic unreliability, but Glocks is working on resolving the issue. Unless you're set on a Gen4, I would stick with a Gen3. Check the classifieds for excellent deals on NIB and LNIB. I've gotten excellent prices and superb service from www.scpfirearms.com

Sebastian the Ibis
September 13, 2010, 10:46 PM
Looking into the G17. What do you guys think of it?

Pretty much perfect right out of the box. I took a Glock armorer's course 2 weeks ago, so I just had to put in a 3.5 trigger and other "upgrades." I took it to the range yesterday and the rounds were ejecting weird and the slide was not always locking back. I'm taking the "upgrades" out as soon as I get home.

Resist the urge, and leave it as it is - except for adding Heine straight 8 sights of course!

September 13, 2010, 10:56 PM
Thanks for the opinions guys. The .22 lr kit would be a good alternative with the exception that it makes a duty size weapon feel like a toy due to the lack of weight for reliable cycling. I want something that would be good for the range and for carry. But as far as upgrades go I'm thinking completely stock with the exception of night sights.

September 14, 2010, 12:53 PM
The G17 is a great gun. I just want something a little more concealable. So I chose the G19.

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