A lot of negative threads with injured officers and such lately, so I thought Id share some thoughts/experiences that are gun and Glock related. I was sitting here, looking at the guns I still have, and I came across my old warhorse Glock 17. I was doing some dryfire, and generally fondling the old girl, when a wave of nostalgia went over me, and I realized how much I really miss it. Its a Generation 2 gun, and its seen a lot of rounds. The Parkerizing is about all worn off, and parts of the textured plastic on the frame are worn down smooth as glass. The tritium sights on it barely glow anymore. Still runs like a top though, and shoots as straight as an arrow. In all the years I have had it, I have had three malfunctions, two stovepipes, and a partial extraction on a Wolf steel case. I lost count of how many thousands of rounds the gun has had through it, as it was a gun-happy Deputy coworker of my dad who had it first as a duty gun. I got it as a birthday present from the guys and my parents years after. I was reminded of how well I can shoot this gun, and how easy it is to maintain. I dont mind my Smith M&P, other than the fact its a .40, and thats a caliber that has never been a favorite of mine. The Smith is a well built gun that obviously had a lot of thought go into its design and construction. Compared to it, my Glock is kind of like a plastic AK-47. I wish I could carry my Glock at work, or a 9mm/.45ACP. I kind of grew up with this gun, as it was my pistol from a young age. Growing up way out in the sticks, I had many adventure with a dirtbike and the Glock in a GI style nylon flap holster. I know that thing can run caked full of dust and grime. I was thinking about sending it in to Glock to have it looked over and maybe refinished. At first I thought of hard chrome, but that just seems wrong to do to this gun. I know that some of the springs probably need replacing by now, as I never have swapped them. The most I have ever done was detail strip it every few years and give it a good cleaning. I figured if I was going to start carrying it again off duty at least, it might be a good idea. Has anyone ever had this done before here in CT? Resurrecting an old warhorse and such I cant afford a Glock 19, so old faithful will have to step back up. At least Glock magazines are more affordable than Smith ones. Mine are probably in need of replacement or overhaul by now. Not even sure if this belongs here, but I wanted to say all of you guys who get to pick your own, and carry a Glock 17 make me jealous now. Does anybody still carry just a 9mm on duty anymore? Up around here, everyone has .40 caliber fever. This Glock 17 was my first centerfire pistol, and I got it way before the age of 21. It's probably the only gun I will never, ever part with ... and its just an ugly old block of tactical tupperware Does anyone else have a story about an old faithful?