glock 17 gen 2 Questions..


July 25, 2012, 09:42 AM
Looking to purchase a gen 2 glock 17.. couple questions though...

1. Will I have any problems with replacement parts if something breaks, being its an older model?

2. Are the gen 2's as durable as the gen 3's ?


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July 25, 2012, 09:43 AM
1. No
2. Yes

July 25, 2012, 10:16 AM
Try to break it. I dare you.

July 25, 2012, 02:46 PM
Replacement parts are available. Chuck Taylor put ~300,000 rounds thru a Glock 17 Gen2, so it's tough, plenty tough.

July 25, 2012, 03:11 PM
Excellent pistol. Go for it. Poster #2 kinda answered it..

July 25, 2012, 06:14 PM
I have a gen 2 Glock 17 and haven't had any problem getting replacement parts for the once in a blue moon that it does have a problem. That thing just works, it's a great gun!

July 25, 2012, 07:18 PM
Mine, bought new, has been a stalwart for a few decades

July 25, 2012, 10:20 PM
I have my dad's gen 2 Glock 23 that he bought when they came out. Still has all the original parts and groups like a dream. I'm pretty sure replacement parts for generations 1-3 are all the same but don't quote me on that

July 26, 2012, 08:04 AM
I own two Gen2 Glocks: models 17 purchased in 1997 and 20 purchased in 1991. Both continue to operate flawlessly. Several years ago, Glock advised me the non LCI extractor for my 17 Gen2 was no longer made and replacement with a new LCI unit will necessitate the replacement of the extractor plunger and bearing unit. This is not a big deal to me, but does change the "drop in" parts replacement idea somewhat. Before supplies dried up, I just bought a couple of non LCI extractors at the time of the advisement as insurance. Spare parts are never a bad idea.

Depending on exact model number and date of manufacture, some Gen2 guns need updated internals. I had one that did and Glock did that at no time or material costs. I did have to pay shipping to Glock in Smyrna, but then the upgrade was at my discretion. Just a cost of ownership to me. Glock paid for S&H back to me.

There is no reason to believe the Gen2 guns are any less durable than Gen3 or Gen4. Individual guns may have problems, all mechanical things do, but as a model the Gen2 guns are every bit as "strong" as any other Glock. Some even believe the earlier Glocks are stronger. I own multiples of Gen2 Gen3 and Gen4 and over the years no model has exhibited superior or inferior durability.

One bit of advice. Remove the slide and examine inside the frame. It always pays to "look under the hood" before buying.

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