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Feature Gun: The Glock 17

The Glock 17 9mm semi automatic pistol. The Glock 17 semi-auto pistol was developed by Austrian gun designer Gaston Glock. The Glock 17 is in caliber 9×19 and is one of the most reliable and durable guns in the world.

Why Choose Glock 17

This is why it has been adopted by many of the world's top law enforcement agencies. The Glock 17 holds 17 rounds and is fairly accurate out of the box. The Glock 17 is Guns Knowledge Featured Gun because of its low cost, high magazine capacity, accuracy and Glock's world renowned reliability and durability. I have owned a Glock 17 for the past 6 years, fed over 1,500 rounds of all types of ammo through it and have NEVER had a misfire. You can purchase a new Glock for around $500 or a nice used one for around $400. I highly recommend a Glock and I would and do trust it with my life.

Glock 17 handgun:

glock 17 handgun in 9mm

Glock 17 Technical Data:

An unloaded Glock 17 weights just 625 g/ 22.04 oz and a fully loaded Glock 17 weights 905 g / 31.93 oz. This makes for a very light, but extremely durable firearm. The Glock 17 comes in 9X19 caliber and has a safe action system. Magazine capacity of the Glock 17 comes standard with 17 rounds, with optional magazine capacity of either a 19 round magazine or a 33 round magazine. It has a total length of 186 mm / 7.32 in and an total height of 138 mm / 5.43 in. The Glock 17 has a width of 30 mm /1.18 in and a barrel height of 32 mm / 1.26 in. The Glock 17 comes standard with a 2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs triggers pull (a lighter or heavier aftermarket trigger pull can also be purchased). The Glock 17 comes with a trigger travel of 12.5 mm / 0.5 in. All Glocks are made from a polymer frame. The Glock 17 handgun comes standard as a semi-automatic pistol, but also comes in the full-automatic version (the 33 round magazine is recommended for the fully-auto version). *The full-auto Glock 17 version is only available to law enforcement or civilians with licenses.

Glock 17 in fully automatic:

glock 17 fully automatic pistol





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glock 17 fully automatic in box

The Glock 17 Pistol

The Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol and the Glock 17 full-automatic pistol was the first pistol introduced by Glock in 1982 by a Austrian named Gaston Glock. The Glock handgun is one of the most reliable, durable, and least expensive handguns known to man.

The Glock 17 is calibered in 9X19 and is used by more law enforcement personnel than any other pistol in the world. The Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol comes standard with a 17 round magazine, but can be extended with the purchase of a 33 round magazine (this is the best if you have your license and opt for the Glock 17 in the full-automatic version.

Gunsknowledge.com ranks the Glock 17 as the "best gun" for individuals thinking of buying a new gun. It is lightweight, very reliable, accurate and comes at a great price. Gunsknowledge.com had a chance to shoot the Glock 17 in fully automatic recently and let us tell you, they go through the rounds in what is only a few seconds…awesome feeling! The best thing about the Glock 17 has to be its reliability. We have shot well over 1,000 through the Glock 17 I have and it has not had even one misfire. We have mainly been shooting the cheap 9mm ammo from WalMart. Now that is impressive! Final thougths on this pistol…if you have never owned one or had the experience of shooting a Glock 17…go shoot one and I assure you that you will get one. Another great thing about the Glock is the ease of disassembling it. See the expanded view for a more indepth look. It can be easily field stripped for cleaning in a matter of seconds.

History of the Glock 17 Handgun

glock 17 with crimson trace laser grips

In 1982, an Austrian named Gaston Glock first introduced the Glock pistol. He did not have much experience in firearms, but did have a lot of experience in synthetic polymers, which he designed the Glock's frame out of. The Glock 17 was actually the first pistol produced by Glock. When the Austian military announced it was looking to replace their current pistols, Glock stepped in. The concept took hold and the rest is history. Today, Glock is the number one supplier of the U.S. military as well as many military orgainzations across the world. As of the date of the writing of this, there are four generations of Glock pistols, each generation having minor improvements over the last. The Fully Automatic Glock 17 The Glock 17 in the fully automatic version. This thing will go through a 33 round magazine in a matter of seconds! The full auto Glock 17 is used primarily by law enforcement agencies, but is also available to civilians with a license; however, because of high-costs of the license, most people opt for the semi-automatic version of the Glock 17.

Glock 17 with factory night sights:

glock 17 factory night sights


      Be sure to thoroughly clean your Glock 17 after you fire it.


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