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   By Mike Coviello (Tanner)
 
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Glock 17 Review

Why Own A Glock 17? The G17 is the perfect choice for a pistol. It affords you the flexibility of choice for concealed carry, use as a car gun or a reliable defensive weapon in the night stand by your bed. The 9mm caliber ammo is large enough for most defensive situations and is easy to handle. If you not that great a shot, the 15 round capacity lets you keep shooting if need be. If you need more capacity you can always use a larger magazine. The biggest factor for owning one is it's reliability. Having confidence that every time you shoot it will go bang is the most important feature of a gun. For technical information see Glock 17 Specs.

  
  

Glock 17

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THE GOOD Things

Glock 17 has a reputation of being one of the best weapon systems in the world because of it's simplicity of design, reliability, durability and minimal maintenance.

  1. Simplicity of design.

  2. Durability. Extremely resistant to rust and mistreatment.

  3. Little maintenance required. Glocks are rumored to shoot indefinitely with little or maintenance.

  4. Unparalleled reliability.

  5. Built-in safety features.

    Law enforcement use. Approximately 80% of America’s law enforcement use Glocks.

  6. Light weight & size. It is small enough for concealed carry.

  7. Holds it's resale value.

  8. Glock's great reputation.

  9. Large capacity. The standard magazine can hold 17 rounds and more with larger magazines.

  10. Cheap cost of 9mm ammo relative to larger calibers.

  11. Availability of 9mm ammo. Easy to buy. Glock are plentiful and all over the world. Easy to get parts no mater where you are.

 

THE BAD Things

  1. Limited knock down power (some say).

  2. Recoil. Due to it's light weight and small size recoil is manageable but slightly more than corresponding heavier and larger 9mm pistols.

 

CONCLUSION

YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH A Glock 17. It's light weight, reliable, rugged, holds 16 rounds, is small enough to carry and has the Glock reputation behind it.

 

Glock 17 Accessories

What accessories are available for the G17? Since it is one of the most popular 9mm pistols in the world, there are lots of accessories for enhancing it's looks and improving it's performance (as if it needs any). Here is a list of some of the more common accessories.


Glock 17 Reviews

Aren't there any Bad Glock 17 Reviews? If you search the internet for G17 reviews you will have a hard time finding negative or bad reviews. I just conducted a search on Google using the keywords "Glock 17 review" and "bad". The only results listed were about people's individual preferences with regard to it's lack of a manual safety and that if you had small hands it might not be as comfortable to hold as other guns. I then searched the internet for the keywords "Glock 17 review" and "negative". Here again I could not find any negative comments. People just seem to love it. Overall, it says quite a lot when you go looking on the internet for bad things about a product and find none.

 

Feedback & Comments

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Trade A Ruger P90 For A Glock 17?

January 13, 2013
Message: I have a Ruger 45 cal. P90 that is new and only had 8 rounds fired through it. I have a chance to trade it for a new 9mm Glock G 17. Is that a good trade?. Thank you. Ron,

Response: Ron, I just checked the price of a Ruger P90 .45acp Stainless at budsgunshop.com and it sells for (or sold) for $474. A new Glock 17 goes for $575. Unless there is something I'm not getting, it sounds like a GREAT DEAL! I am also a big fan of Glocks, especially the 9mm. The 9mm ammo is a lot cheaper and more readily available. Best regards, Tanner

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MIKE COVIELLO is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.