Glock 17 G17L questions

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    I just put a used G17L on lay-away, it’s a 3rd gen and in great shape for $450, I would like to know what other 17L owners thought of theirs and how it shoots compared to the standard G17 in accuracy, recoil etc.

    The store also had a used 2nd gen G17L, it had seen allot of use but one thing I noticed In looking at both of them was that the 3rd gen used a little plastic insert in front of the recoil spring, is this something that needs replacing often, should I stock up on them?

    Thanks guys
     
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    I saw this thread somewhere else. Anyway.
    I have a new one on order and it should be here in the next week or so.
    I used to have two G-34's that were the sweetest shootin' pistols ever. Then I out-smarted myself and sold them.
    I'm expecting the 17L to be everything a G-34 is and more.
    With my 34's, I had to use 15 pound recoil springs to get 100% reliability out of wimpy practice ammo. With full power stuff like NATO or +P hollowpoints, they ran 100% stock.
    The only aftermarket part they really need is a good pair of sights like Heinie SlantPro's.
    You must live in a good Glock area, because I've never seen a used 17L at any dealer. I bought a used 24 once, but the barrel, slide and frame all had different sreial numbers. It shot like crap.
    Sorry I can't give first hand info, but I'm pretty stoked about the 17L.
    I've wanted one for many years.
     

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    Thank you

    I was shocked to see one let alone two on the used rack, I can count on one had the number of times that I have ever even seen a 17L.

    I must say I'm a little excited about buying one.

    I hope everything turns out well for yours.
     
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    Thanx.
    I'm starting to look for accessories already.
    I'm about to order a case of NATO 9mm to feed it. Yup, that's my excuse to order a case of NATO;)
    I'm still searching for a holster though. Also considering a regular 17 upper assembly, but they're spendy-$360.
     
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    I have a 17L and a 34 and they are both superb. You have done great at that price. I happily forked over almost $700 for my 3rd gen 17L and was and still am happy to do so. Really great bargain there!

    Neglible recoil. Slick guns for speed shooting. You'll love it. Ah guaaroontee
     
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    Yeah, thanks for making this last week of waiting even harder ;) !
     
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    ;z ;f
     
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    imho the 3rd generaytions have better,crisper triggers.ive had 2 g22s and 1g21 in 2 nd geration.then few yars later i get a g21 and g31 in 3rd gen.they are mush nicer.
     
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    I'm going to be in the market for a Glock 9mm pretty soon. I'm not sure if I want the G17L or the G34. Its just going to be a shooter. I've even thought about getting a complete G17, G17L or G34 "upper" to put on my G22 receiver. I probably won't do this because my G22 is my go to pistol. I carry it and shoot it all the time and don't really want to switch the ejector everytime I want to shoot it in 9mm. Let us know how it shoots!
     
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    The only reason the 34 and 35 exist is to meet size limitations in action pistol competitions, so if you compete in IDPA or IPSC you probably should order a 34 rather than a 17L.
     
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    No need to. The 40 ejector works just fine with 9mm...... :cool:
     
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    Bob G23/C,G24/C,G33 Millennium Member

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    Oh yea, I picked up my "L" yesterday. :cool:

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    WHAT A PIC!!!

    Oooooh daddy likey. Quality time. LOL
     
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    Thats a nice looking gun. :)
     
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    They shoot even better!:)
     
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    Dont rub it in! I was going to buy one but got the G34 instead.
    I will just have to settle on my G34 and G24C...;f
     
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    Well, since we dug up this thread, at first it wasn't shooting as well as I'd hoped. Things are starting to change though. I added the NY-1 trigger spring to firm up the pull. I put and old set of Bo-Mar sights on it. I polished everything that moved during the trigger pull.
    Mabey the biggest help in accuracy is a case of Winchester USA 147 grain fmj-fp. This stuff is great! Federal Eagle 124 is darn good too. I've got my off hand groups down to about four inches or under at 25 yards.
    Heinie sights, a standard mag release and a 5,5 pound connector are on the way. Then we'll get'er down to about three inches at 25 yards.