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G-17 Was My Choice...

Discussion in 'The Founders club' started by deputy tom, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. 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.:cool:
  2. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    I wish I could carry a G17 but am restricted to my G26. The G17 is just perfect for mountain carry since the longer barrel gives quality 9mm rounds just a little more uhmf than the G26 barrel. Another reason I love my G17L especially if I'm not going to worry too much about concealment.

    Of course all Glocks are great in 'weather' either up in the mountains or down in the desert.

    G17 is a good choice for a road trip. Always carry enough gun for the trip. At minimum I go with the G26.


  3. Hugo,you are right.It's that extra uhmf that I wanted.Gotta love the G-17.tom.:cool:
  4. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    And, if the G17 is a 3rd or 4th Gen you can throw on a light which can come in very handy!

  5. This is true.It's a 3rd gen. and I have a light.tom.:supergrin:
  6. m4arc


    Dec 6, 2003
    Virginia Beach
    Hey Hugo, why are you "restricted" to a G26? Who is placing that restriction on you? Duty weapon?
  7. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    Yea, duty weapon. I used to be able to carry a G17 and the G26...but a couple of years ago we switched to the SIG229RDAK.:dunno: Not a bad gun, but IMHO we already had great issue guns in the G17/19 and the HKUSPC.40LEM.

    The 229 is such a big and heavy gun. I so much loved carrying my G17 with the G26 as a back-up/off duty/office duty gun. The 3rd Gen G17 filled all of the issues of a good primary handgun with a light on it, great for patrol, warrant service, escort duty etc.

    The 229 is ok but I sure don't like carrying it in plain clothes. Also, I've never been a big fan of the .40...if I need bigger than 9mm (which I rarely do) then I pack a .45 or a .357 Magnum. Lastly, the DAK trigger is ok for me, but I've had a hell of a time teaching it to some folks.

    Anyhoo, the G26 gets carried a lot, and I mean alot. Unless I'm involved in an enforcement action, I'm packing the G26...which (unscientifically) comes out to 99.5% of the time.

    If I could I would go back to the G17 as a primary handgun in a heartbeat!

  8. LarryNC

    LarryNC Millennium Member

    Dec 27, 1999
    I have a good friend who is a police officer somewhere near Raleigh, NC. He told me recently that they have switched from the Glock 22 to the Glock 17. I was kind of surprised to hear that. I have never been able to warm up to the .40 S&W myself though. I wouldn't bet money, but I believe he said that their duty ammo was the Winchester Ranger 127 grain +P+. So I am sure that they are using a very good load. He told me that when he first started working there he was issued a brand new model 22 and when they made the switch he was able to buy his model 22 for a very good price.
  9. Larry,I owned a Glock in .357 Sig and one in .40 S&W.Never again.I'll stick with the G-17.tom.
  10. LarryNC

    LarryNC Millennium Member

    Dec 27, 1999
    Deputy Tom,

    Thank you, for the reply. I feel the same way, and it is good to get confirmation. Especially from those who have experience with other calibers. Stay safe.
  11. Thank you Larry and you stay safe too.:wavey:
  12. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    Hey DT, good to see you're still around!:wavey: Shot a combat steel course at work today. Shot it well with the SIG, shot it better with my 26 and then really smoked it with my old 2nd Gen G17. Thought you'd get a kick out of that.

  13. Yep,still kickin' and happy the G-17 did you well at the steel shoot.tom.:thumbsup:
  14. ducati


    Apr 7, 2001
    The G17 is my favorite Glock.
  15. It's the bench mark. All others will be judged by it.tom
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011
  16. ducati


    Apr 7, 2001
    The first Glock I ever shot was in 1988, the original G17. I purchased a G19 in 89 as an off duty gun. I have 2 G19s but I carry the G17 CCW.
  17. Glock26z


    Jul 17, 2010
    I also carry a Glock17 ccw. Kinda hard for me to do it but it barely prints.
  18. ptmccain


    Nov 7, 2010
    New to the forum and bought my first Glock last Fall, first handgun in fact. Glock 22c. Two months later I sold it and bought...the Glock 17, 3rd Gen. Love it. I've picked up a Glock 26 as well, so it would not be lonely.

    I also have a 1911.

    They all get along very nicely.
  19. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    Good choice DT I would have taken my G17 as well, with plenty extra mags and my weapons light.
  20. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    UPDATE: Glory Hallelluja!

    The Glock 17 is back in my holster at work! Well, not quite yet, still have to qual with it and get it in the books but YES, the G17 is once again authorized and hopefully my G17/G26 combo will take me into retirement!:thumbsup:

    Time to get rid of that boat anchor and start carrying the Glock that started it all! Yes, I am a happy man tonight.