1st time poster,1st time Glock owner...it sure has a heavy primer strike !

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  1. kfields

    kfields

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    I went and did it today and purchased a brand new Glock Model 17! I was dying to shoot it today so I headed to the indoor range. Unfortunately everyone one else in Ohio must have had the same idea as there was over an hour wait for a spot on the line. Instead I braved the cold. It was about 10 degrees outside today but I did run a half dozen rounds through it to test function. Of course the pistol worked fine although I need to get used to its' unique characteristics.
    Here's a few photos of the pistol and two photos of the fired casings. The impact to the primer seems extremely hard, not that I'm complaining. Just curious if these are the typical marks.
    Thanks!
    Kim
     

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  2. BadAndy

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    Looks normal to me.

    Congrats on your purchase!
     

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    eXistenZ Play it.

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    Welcome! Great lookin' gun!
     
  4. OKGlocker

    OKGlocker Geezer Member

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    Looks just like the strikes from my G17 and my G26...
    Congratulations and welcome to GT! :supergrin:
     
  5. sigcalcatrant

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    The striker doesn't hit any harder than most other guns. On many handguns, the firing pin retracts after striking the primer. On a Glock, it stays protruded as the round hits maximum pressure. Congrats, by the way.
     
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    Hey, that means no FTFs due to light primer strikes. No such thing as too hard, too light means bad news.

    Good looking gun.

    Welcome to GT!
     
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    Sweet 17......... Welcome aboard the crazy train:wavey:
     
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    Thanks for the welcome!
    Before I started this thread, I did a quick search on the key word "primer" and the threads it pulled up seemed to be totally weighted towards "light primer hit" issues. That made me feel much better!
    I can hardly wait. I intend to go to the indoor range Thursday evening to do an hours worth of shooting. Kim
     
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    Welcome to the GT family. We may argue with eachother, insult eachother, and occassionally threaten eachother, but in the end we are family here and all love eachother. Nice 17 by the way.
     
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    Nice G17. Congrats and welcome to the forum.
     
  13. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Welcome. One thing about indoor ranges is don't go on holidays, weekends or on rainey days.
     
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    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your gorgeous Glock 17!

    I too went to an indoor range today and boy am I glad we went early! By the time we go into our booth, a giant line had formed at the register.

    Shot the 19C and 17 today to determine which one would work for me. The Glock 17 is by far the more comfortable handgun FOR ME. I fell in love with basic black Glocks, but I am beginning to love the OD Glocks more. The contrast is gorgeous, especially with black grip tape on the handle.

    Are OD Glocks available with night sights?
     
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    Hey and welcome!! Yep the range is fun stuff. I'm just glad I didn't have to wait that long to shoot my 23 the first time. And I thought the same thing with my casings.
     
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    After I shoot anything new, I always check the spent shell casings to make sure everything looks normal. It seems like many times when things aren't working the way they should, the evidence of the problem can often times can be seen in the spent brass. A little bit of CSI I guess but of course you guys already know this.

    Holiday-weekend-frigid weather. Yeah, I should have known better about the range. My excuse is that I've been off about 10 straight days (I am fortunate to work for a company that still provides paid time off at Christmas above and beyond the normal accrued vacation) and every day blended together so I lost track of what day it was. I know I probably live in a bubble.
    I've never ever seen the shop and range so busy before!
    Again, thanks for the warm welcome.
    Kim
     
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    That gun would make a great present for NYC Drew! :) :)

    Welcome to GT!
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    :wow: Nice gun! Congrats.
     
  19. kfields

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    So what do you guys use as a range bag? Do you have more than one type depending on the type range or type of shooting you will be doing? This issue has always presented a problem for me in that I usually never have enough hands to carry my gear in one trip from the car.

    Having shot at an indoor range for the first time in my life about 4 weeks ago, I realized I needed a different more compact method of carrying my tools and gear for an indoor range experience.

    After my first experience indoor, I looked around and ended up purchasing this BOYT bag I have pictured here. I think it will work for me for certain situations. I've pulled the two pistols out slightly to show the pockets but the pistols do shove in all the way. I also did a little personalization!
    Kim
     

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    Good choice on your first Glock.