Time and time again, Glock has proven it deserves to be the most popular and trusted manufacturer of handguns in the United States. It’s simple, yet tough, design is universally recognized and adored, so it’s no wonder that the Glock 17 is one of the top choices for law enforcement and home defense. How has the Glock 17 managed to stay on top all these years? Keep reading to find out.
The Glock 17 for sale is safe, easy, and quick to use. It’s straightforward to disassemble and reassemble, which makes cleaning and other maintenance a breeze! It’s fun to shoot and, as mentioned, you can expect complete accuracy and reliability. The grip of the Gen 3 & 4 Glock 17 featured significant finger grooving, which a lot of people didn’t like. So, the manufacturers got rid of these in the Gen 5 version, making it a lot more comfortable to grip. Shooters with bigger hands may have some difficulties using this pistol because while the slide lock is easy to reach, it’s also quite small.
It’s easy to accidentally hold down the slide lock with your thumb while gripping, which could cause some problems while shooting if you’re not careful. There’s also the issue of slide bite, but installing one of the included beavertail grips helps. While the standard plastic sights (front white dot sight, rear white U notch sight) are disappointing, the modular optics system (MOS) is a standout feature that lets you mount a plethora of different optics yourself! The rail is slightly odd, not quite Picatinny, but will still let you mount optics designed for Picatinny rails.
The Glock 17 for sale trigger is made with their signature “safe action” trigger system. It’s a striker-fired, double-action trigger that consistently breaks around 5.5 lbs. The safe-action trigger safety is located within the trigger face, and there are two internal safeties in the slide and the frame. It is a bit gritty, but it does get softer after you’ve broken it in! I noticed my trigger getting noticeably softer after about 250 rounds. There’s also a physical and audible click when the trigger resets, which it does quickly and consistently. It’s a decent trigger, more than acceptable for accurate shooting.
The Glock’s standard magazine capacity is 17 rounds. But 19, 24, 31, and 33 round capacity magazines are also available on the market. The Glock 17 magazines it comes with are durable. But you may have some difficulty taking them apart to clean the first time! Once you get over that initial hurdle, however, they’re pretty easy to clean and put back together. The Glock 17 magazines are also made of plastic, which is a little disappointing. While plastic magazines are just as durable as their metal counterparts, they are also significantly bulkier.
Length & Weight
This pistol is universally loved for its low weight. It is about 22 oz without the magazine and around 32 oz with a loaded magazine! It is also surprisingly light for its larger size; with an overall length of 8” and a barrel length of about 4.5.”
The recoil on the Glock 17 is minimal and controllable, partly thanks to its low axis bore (1.26”). It also features a dual recoil spring assembly, which does a lot to reduce felt recoil! This combination of factors has allowed Glock to maintain an edge over its competition. Offering significantly less recoil than other similar handguns. However, it is still a polymer-framed handgun, and these just don’t kick as lightly as steel-framed handguns!