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My Glock 17 Gen 3

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Sealander, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. Sealander

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    Hi guys. I'm new here and I just want to share my new Glock 17 USA Gen3. Smooth action. Accurate. Lightweight.

    Aside from sharing these photos I also like to ask you guys if I can install an ambidextrous magazine catch on my Glock (I'm a lefty) just like the one on a Glock 18. Any info would be appreciated. TIA
     

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    Welcome to GT





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  3. Rustin

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    If you're referring to a magazine release, only Gen4 glock mag release can be swapped out to the left hand configuration, and there is no such thing as ambidextrious when Glock is the topic unfortunately.
     
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    Welcome to GT and good choice with the G17. You will be very happy with it. I am a lefty and started using my trigger finger to release the magazine. I do this with all pistols and find it much easier and faster. The benefit is that you will never get caught with your finger in the trigger guard during a mag change and also you dont have to reposition the pistol in your hand so that your thumb can reach the release button. It works well for me and you may want to try it
     
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    Congrats and welcome! One of the best shooters I know (and I know a lot of good shooters) shoots a G17 and is a lefty. He uses his trigger finger as his mag release finger. And he's blazing fast.

    HR:cool:
     
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    Congrats and welcome. :wavey:
     
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    Welcome to GT.

    I'm a lefty and I also use my trigger finger to release the magazine.

    Practice. Practice. Practice.

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    Welcome congrats and good luck.
     
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    Congrats & Welcome To GT!
     
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    Welcome and congrats!
     
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    I do use my trigger finger to release the magazine. My other gun is a Tanfoglio and I have no problems with it. When I tried it with my Glock I did have a hard time because my thumb was blocking the other end of the magazine catch. I guess practice does make perfect.
     
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    Hi guys...I went to the firing range today to test my new G17. Loaded some Teflon coated reloads that was being sold at the range. Fully loaded both magazines. After 4-5 shots the gun would jam, failure to feed. Field stripped the gun to remove excess oil but it didn't solve the problem. So I used some of my factory reloads with full metal jacket heads and the gun performed without any jams.

    Could it be the Teflon reloads that's causing the feeding problems? I measured the Teflon reloads side by side with the full metal jacket reloads and the Teflon coated reloads were shorter. The heads were seated a bit deeper. I read in the manual it's not recommended to use reloads. What's your take on this?
     
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    EEk, I don't know, I've never messed with Teflon coated bullets. Hope you get it situated. Go shoot some factory rounds out of her.
     
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    Any more ideas or suggestions for my new G17?
     
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    Nice G17!! If you don't have them all ready then night sights.
     
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    A good holster like a supertuck if you plan on carrying it. A good weapon light like a streamlight if it's for HD! Other than that, lots of ammo and mags!!

    If your new to guns invest time and money in handgun courses, otherwise happt shooting!
     
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    This would be a bedside gun. Which streamlight would be best?


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