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Bought One, What Next?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by IrishRifles, May 19, 2012.

  1. IrishRifles

    IrishRifles

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    Ok, just today i bought a Gen4 Glock 17, NIB on the LEO program.
    What should I do to it next (other than take it to the range).
    Any must have accessories or parts to put on? :headscratch:
     
  2. rilkil23

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    Night sights and a good holster or ten. Thats all I have purchased for my carry gun. Went with Theis Holsters and it should be here tomorrow, maybe eight days total between shipping and delivery. Enjoy your new Glock.
     

  3. Kaonashi

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    Make sure it's cleaned and oiled, although some people say that you can shoot it right out of the box, packing grease and all.
     
  4. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    A good holster and ammo to feed the beast!
     
  5. oldman11

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    I would shoot it before doing anything. And what accessories would you need? I guess if one can pimp their ride, then they can pimp their gun. To each his own.
     
  6. Glock40man

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    Shoot it first, then decide what you "need."

    ETA: Congrats! :cool:
     
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  7. Beanie-Bean

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    I agree with the others...clean it and shoot it first, and you'll know what you need to change up.

    Congrats, and welcome to GT!
     
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  8. bac1023

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    :welcome: and congrats on the G17.
     
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  9. Bruce M

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    Enjoy your new G17.

    I agree with the group that suggests to clean it but leave the copper colored lubricant on it (as is suggested in the armorers manual) before shooting it. Then shoot it a fair amount. About the only think I would add before shooting is night sights if I planned to use the gun when/where it is dark.
     
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  10. redbrd

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    I will echo the night sights and a good holster. Might pick up a couple extra magazines and a place to put them. Lots of ammo.
     
  11. barth

    barth six barrels

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    +1.
    1) Strip, lube, assemble.
    2) Shoot, shoot and shoot some more - LOL!
    3) Repeat 1 & 2 until proficient, and then continue for more fun!

    If you're going to carry?
    A good holster and gun belt would be Numero Uno.
    Night sights are a personal choice and can be an early addition as well.

    Anything else you can get to later.
    After getting proficient and accustom to your weapon.

    You didn't ask but I'll say it anyway.
    My favorite Self Defense loads in 9mm are;
    Speer GDHP 124 gr +P,
    Federal HST 124 gr +P,
    and
    Winchester Ranger T-Series 127 gr +P+.

    Congrats and good luck!
     
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  12. pistolcompetitor

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    Great choice from one Gen4 G17 shooter to another. I agree with just shooting for a while before deciding on accessories and whether or not you want to modify the gun in any way. After 2 years I'm still a stock shooter, still learning, and I'm still improving in competitions...
     
  13. brtarr

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    Now, just go out and the hell out of it!
     
  14. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

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    Congrats on owning one of the best handguns ever made!:thumbsup:

    HR:cool:
     
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    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    Magazines, lots of magazines.
     
  17. rilkil23

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    Forgot about the gun belt. Made a huge difference for me in carrying the larger G22 and helps carrying my little LC9.
     
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    I would change the guide rod to steel and replace the connector to a 3 1/2.
     
  19. IrishRifles

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    Nice looking piece. I will have to strap on my G22 when I get off work or maybe my G35. Might just carry both.