Thanks for the update. It's -1 degree right now going down to -11 over night with a high of -1 tomorrow. Quite chilly near the bay window and downright bone chilling all day. Should warm up to the 20s on Wednesday. tom. :cold:Going to Tucson one more time (to finalize a property purchase) this week. That will be three trips in a little under two weeks.
I showed my G17 to my father in law and he wants to go shoot it out at the property I'm purchasing. I'm taking some WWB 115gr. and some Winchester Ranger 147gr.
He's an older gentleman stuck using a walker now days but he still likes his guns. I'm thinking he's going to enjoy the old workhorse.
BTW, its 78F here in SoCal today. Hope ya'all are staying warm!
We're waiting on your report. I hope it is good. tom. :wavey:I carry a G18 mag with my in a bag when I go to work. Did you actually carry the mag on your person? I don't know how I could possibly do that...:dunno:
Also, I'll be shooting another match (IDPA style law enforcement fund raiser for Baker to Vegas) on Monday. I'll let you guys know how I do!
Been a while. Never did shoot that IDPA match but I've shot a couple of LE IDPA style matches since and the old 2nd Gen G17 keeps on doing great.
Qualified yesterday. I only have one more to go before retirement. Here's a pic of the G17 & G26 qual targets:
We KNOW the guns can shoot and the old man is still doing his part!
Good report. Happy belated New Year to you my friend. tom. :wavey:Happy New Year all! Spend Christmas in the desert and had a great time. On the 26th I took out my Steyer Scout just to make sure it's still zero'd and it shot very well. Fired about 40 rounds out of my Centennial Mini-14 cause it needed shooting.
With me was a father and son team that had never shot a Glock before. So I brought out my trusty 2nd Gen G17 and we had a great time. The 13 YO kid really enjoyed shooting the old war horse as did my father in law. The boys dad took a liking to my G26 which also had a few rounds fired, and he really liked my Galco SSII shoulder rig.
Anyway, a great time was had by all and the old reliable 2nd Gen G17 worked as advertised, no surprise there.
I still prefer the G17 to all others, and I have Gen1 and Gen2 represented in my safe, currently. The Gen2 was made perfect with my installation of Trijicon HD sights, a Pearce frame plug, and an OEM extended slide stop lever. My Gen1's are being returned to the "mother ship" in Smyrna to have the frame relief cuts made. At this point, for me it's a toss-up between Gen1 and Gen2 in the G17 as far as what I like best. I know that I have no use for Gen3's grip features, although I could easily live with Gen3 (preferably RTF2) or a Gen4 if need be.
I have G19's in Gen2, Gen3, and Gen4. G17 still wins hands-down for shootability, though G19 is admittedly better for wear while seated.