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Original GEN-1 Glock 17 keep original or upgrade ?

Discussion in 'Glock Collector's Club' started by paulfisher44, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. I have a G22 (mint police trade for $350 last year) as my primary carry (mostly CCW), originally I used my G17 which I've had for about three years. I bought the G17 used for $400 and came sparingly used, plus original paperwork including the registration card, manual, box, cleaning kit and original mags (LEO-Only marked) (also has the neat Austrian over-pressure stamps). It's had about 1000-1500 rounds through it and now has holster wear curtsey of a Blackhawk Serpa. It's never been modified in any way, but, I was going to take it over to Smyrna (it's nearby) and get it serviced, i.e. replacement springs and maybe sights, extended slide release, ghost trigger etc. So far, it's not had any failures.
    The big question (and considering my budget will not allow me this year at least to get another G17 GEN3/4 to play with) is should I keep it original or treat it just as a tool and keep it 100% good to go by swapping out parts.
    For my G22, I have a Wolf 40-9 barrel so I technically have two Glock 9mm's, why have one when you can have two. In a worse case scenario I then have two 9mm pistols that at that point need to both be in combat condition. At some point in the next 12+ months, I [may] be able to pick up another Glock, but who knows, you can't predict the future.
    So the big question, take the plunge and upgrade/mod or hope for the best, keep as-is ??
    I'm not planing on selling, so it's not like an investment piece.
    Any one out there have any thoughts ???
  2. Most people regret selling or upgrading a reliable gun that they enjoy. I would keep it original.

    What upgrades are you looking at?? Sights, porting.

    Gen one Glocks are some what rare.

    Post pictures if you would. thanks
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012

  3. Eagle1

    Eagle1 Oh glockaholic!

    Jan 14, 2002
    keep it original, trust me you will be glad in the long run.
  4. alexanderg23


    May 13, 2009
    NW AR
    maybe a DIY stipple job :)
  5. michael_b

    michael_b BRC #1492

    Sep 3, 2011
    I would leave any Gen 1 stock. Shoot it sparingly until you can get a current generation they clean the heck out of it and put it aside as a safe queen.
  6. Yep may do that :)
    I think if I take it to the glock factory, any replaced parts, I'd ask to keep'em so that'll keep it running well, but also if I wanted, swap back everything for limited use only.
    Must admit I like the Heinie sights that came with my Police G22.