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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by J-Pat, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. J-Pat

    J-Pat McBastage

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    Got a bit of a question here,


    First time Glock and pistol buyer....

    A fella locally has a G3 G17 for sale for what I think is a pretty reasonable price ($400). It's got Trijicon Night Sights and an extended magazine and slide release.

    The downside is that it's only got 2 mags and none of the paperwork or case

    Should I jump on it? When I check it out, is there anything I should look for? (aside from the obvious, is it beat to hell, visual inspection) Does anybody here CC a G17, and what have your experiences been like?

    Help a fella out!
     
  2. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Retired

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    Buy it!

    I assume you mean a +2 base plate when you say "extended magazine" unless it is a 33rd mag.

    Night sights are a plus, the extended slide stop lever...eehhhhhhhhhh.

    Look for cracks in the frame. Ask him if any of the parts are non Glock. See if he can give an honest round count because if he has enough rounds through it, you might want to replace the recoil spring assembly.
     
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    Sounds like a really good price if it's functional. I would rather CC a G19 or G26, but I know guys who carry G17s with no problems.
     
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    J-Pat,

    I've seen LE trade-ins for G17 pistols in my area, and depending on how beat up they are, they go anywhere from $349-389. Most of them are in great shape internally, they just have lots of holster wear on the slide.

    No big deal there, really. Magazines can be found for about $21 or so online. Springs are cheap to replace, too.

    I'd offer him $350 cash...that'll get you some buffer there to get more ammo to put through it :)
     
  5. J-Pat

    J-Pat McBastage

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    Are there any extractor #'s etc. that I should be concerned about? I've been in contact with the guy pretty closely and he says it's in excellent shape- not that that means anything

    Also, extended Magazine release and extended slide stop release. These are two things that I NEED to do, as I'm a lefty shooter- so having the bigger buttons helps me grab it with my index!
     
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    WarEagle 1 Taco Tuesday

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    Get it!! Gen 3 G17 is a fine weapon.
     
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    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    I'd probably jump on it!
     
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    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Can you find out how old the night sights are, if they are under 4 years that would be a good deal if it was over 10 years then its an ok deal. If you dont care because you are adding your own night sights then get it.







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  9. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    I have been CCWing a G17 since 1989. No problem here at all in VT/NH. BTW, get that 3rd Gen G17!
     
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    With the motion of a jedi hand and voice. Buy it!!!
     
  11. J-Pat

    J-Pat McBastage

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    Unfortunately, the guy had sold it before I could get down there Friday, bummer- Oh well, the hunt continues! Thanks for the input guys!
     
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    Which state do you live in?

    arayme
     
  13. J-Pat

    J-Pat McBastage

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    Central PA,

    As they say, **** happens. There's a billion glocks out there- I'm sure I'll find one soon!
     
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    If it's in good condition that's very fair. The box and paperwork just sit in the closet anyway.
     
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    The G17 is not a great gun for CC - the grip is too long to easily conceal. You CAN do it if you go with an inside-the-waistband holster, but you would have a much easier time concealing a G26. I currently carry a G17 in uniform, and used to carry it in plainclothes. I now carry the G26 in plainclothes. Off-duty, I carry a Kel-Tec P32 with a spare magazine. That's my experience, summed up. For daily CC, consider a smaller gun than the G17.
     
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    J-Pat McBastage

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    This is primarily a IDPA/UPSCA gun, but because I'm a broke college student, will also assume my CCW weapon for the time being! Thanks for the help though, I really appriciate it. I'd ideally like to carry something really small like a G26 or S&W airweight for concealed
     
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    J-Pat McBastage

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    I didn't see this until just today while reviewing the thread. I tried to find out about a dealer that would sell me a pistol using this program, but most seemed unwilling to sell me a pistol. Is there anywhere I can check for a dealer that will sell a LE firearm to a civvy through the GSSF program? This would be really nice, because I could probably swing a NIB G17 (or maybe even a G34 :drool:) this way AND get invited to all the super cool Glock events to keep me on the road and shooting!
     
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    Tacoma12 The Dude Abides

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    As stated above, I'd offer about $350 and go from there. A recoil spring will be cheap to replace if needed and mags can be found here in the classifieds cheap too.
     
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    A day late; a Glock short. See Post #11. :supergrin: