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Old 09-19-2011, 18:20   #26
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I also carry the Sig 229 .40 with the Glock 26 as a backup/off-duty. Just found out today we'll be allowed the G17 in lieu of the 229. I like the Sig too, but prefer the Glock, Sigs heavy and a little higher maintenence.
It's always good to have options.tom.
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Old 10-04-2011, 23:03   #27
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The G17 is considerably lighter to carry than a P229 especially the rail model.I used to own a P229 in .40 and it makes a good house gun.I felt the P229 was wider and bulkier than I prefer.Plus I shoot much faster with my G17.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:55   #28
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I recently picked up my first 17 gen 3, used at Cabela's this past year after carrying a 22 for many years. I cleaned it up a bit and it works like a charm. I am guessing that the previous owner may have been having malfunctions with it because the extractor depressor plunger assembly was pretty much "glued" in place with a combination of residue, oil and gunk. Simple fix and it works fine now.

I have been told that Glock makes limited runs of 17L's and 24's from time to time. Anyone know the secret to getting one, other than extreme luck?
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Old 10-31-2011, 18:59   #29
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With the weather taking a turn last week I've begun to EDC my model 17 again.Sure is a comforting feeling.tom.
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Old 12-01-2011, 15:53   #30
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Twenty four days until Christmas.I hope all of the Founder's Club members and their families have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.tom.
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Old 12-04-2011, 18:56   #31
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Twenty four days until Christmas.I hope all of the Founder's Club members and their families have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.tom.
Amen to that!
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Old 12-23-2011, 21:02   #32
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I have a factory refurbished 2nd gen G17. To me, it is the best combat 9mm pistol. I've owned and or shot Sigs, Berettas, S&W 's, Springfields. They are great guns no doubt but if I had to go to war tomorrow, the Glock is my choice.

In my opinion, the 2nd Gen Glock 9mm's are what have Glock their reputation.
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Old 12-23-2011, 21:19   #33
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Happy Holidays from my example of plastic perfection to yours.

4 std 17 round mags and a 31 round mag.

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Old 01-18-2012, 18:19   #34
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Happy Holidays from my example of plastic perfection to yours.

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That is a beauty.tom.
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Old 01-28-2012, 16:51   #35
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I had to make a road trip last week to attend a funeral.Of all the options I had,I chose my G-17.No need to worry about rust due to weather up in the mountains,good magazine capacity,potent enough caliber,night sights.I was thinking of just pocketing a P-32 but decided on the 17 instead.tom.
I'm a fan of the G17/KT32 combo, and utilize it several times a week OTJ. Other times, I carry my G26.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:47   #36
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I'm a fan of the G17/KT32 combo, and utilize it several times a week OTJ. Other times, I carry my G26.
Good choices. tom.
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Old 04-01-2012, 14:53   #37
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Giddy up! Let's keep the Founders Club going.tom.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:05   #38
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UPDATE: Yep, the revolution is on at work. I have so many applications to carry the G26 and a few for G17 that I'm behind on processing. Next week I'm spending as much time as possible getting these folks into their new G26's.

The G17 is restricted to a certain class of user so I'm not getting as many applications however, they are starting to roll in. Interesting fact is, many of the applicants are smaller statured folks who have been having a real hard time with the 229, however some of the others who are applying are some of the better shooters who shoot perfect or near perfect scores with their 229's but prefer the size, weight and reliability of the G17.

Yesterday I carried my G2G17 'into the fray' and felt so darn good about it. After a successful operation I went to the range and fired about 150 rounds and was as impressed as I was on day one. One of the other guys shooting his G3G17 stated that shooting our course of fire with the G17 is almost cheating.

I never did turn in my 229. I keep it for instructional purposes only. The agency is totally committed to the .40. If you master the trigger (as with any gun) it does shoot very well and I rarely shoot anything other than perfect scores with it. However, the bulk the weight, having to keep it wet and the trigger all serve to remind me how happy and appreciative I am of being able to carry my G2G17/G3G26 combination for real world ops.

Hope you're all having a great day and carrying the one that founded it all!

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:23   #39
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Good report Hugo. I'm glad everyone is getting the choice.tom.
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Good report Hugo. I'm glad everyone is getting the choice.tom.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:00   #41
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Winter is long gone, but the weather here even in late spring has remained cool. Cool enough to wear this...

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:52   #42
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Hugo, I also turned in my 229. Although it did shoot well I hated carrying it. I also carried my 26 99% of the time. I am happy to report I recently put my Gen 4 17 into service. I began my career in 1998 carrying the 17 and I hope to end my career with the plastic fantastic.
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Awesome Kikoman, I started a very long time ago (78) when the M1911 and the wheel gun were king. My first LE issue was a SWM10 with the 4" bull barrel.

We have come a long way since then. I am due for retirement in the next two to three years. I too plan on ending my watch with the Combat Tupperware!

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:25   #44
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Winter is long gone, but the weather here even in late spring has remained cool. Cool enough to wear this...

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Old 06-10-2012, 10:47   #45
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Work EDC:

Obviously, if I know I'm going to a gun fight I take the M4 along but otherwise.....

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:39   #46
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Obviously, if I know I'm going to a gun fight I take the M4 along but otherwise.....

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Old 11-02-2012, 21:51   #47
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Well the weather is cooling and soon I'll be able to carry the double rig again. Went to the rang today and fired our course. I shot it as fast as I could. Here's the result.

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A Flyer Well the old man is not what he used to be! However, I think I can still do pretty good if and when the balloon goes up or the chips are down

The old G2G17 just keep chugging along. I have no idea anymore how many rounds I've fired through her, probably 60K or more.

Anyway, just wanted to update you all!

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Old 11-05-2012, 17:30   #48
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I have 8 GLOCKS, my newest is a gen2 17 (LE-trade-in) 1996 vintage, this has become my IDPA gun, perfection, yes.
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You know I shot the G3G17 my daughter now has in IDPA but when she took it over I starting shooting the old 2GG17 and found that the scores did not really change either way.

I actually like the grip better because at the end of the day the finger grooves on the G3 always squeezed my fingers a way the 2nd gen does not. I'm not as fatigued after a day of 2 or 3 hundred rounds.

Anyway G36shooter, congrats and I'm sure you'll enjoy that G2G17 for many years to come!

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:16   #50
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Two days from Christmas again! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the Founder's Club members and their families. tom.
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