close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

New Owner in NC

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by Reciprocity, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Reciprocity

    Reciprocity

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Greetings,

    New Gen 4 G17 owner here. I have a number of friends who swear by Glocks and have shot theirs a number of times over the years.

    My main complaint for 20 years has been the "grip angle" issue. I've read plenty of posts about this and know it's not just me. I also didn't get the opinion on the grip from the internet as the first time I shot a Glock was sometime in the early 90's and at least a year or more before I ever went on the internet.

    There have been a number of times I have almost pulled the trigger and bought a Glock, but I have always stopped myself at the last second knowing that the Glock just doesn't naturally point the same way as my other go to guns such as my HK USP and Beretta. Finally, I ran across the Grip Force adapter, which according to a number of reviews "fixes" the "grip angle" issue for many.

    So, I bought a new 17 at my LGS. I believe the price was $529. The Grip Force is in the mail along with a Glock tool, but I took my new toy to the range along with my USP for comparison.

    I mainly just put a lot of rounds through the new gun to get it broken in, but I did compare it back and forth with my USP. As usual, the Glock naturally shot high for me and I felt like I had to point unnaturally "down" to line up the sights. For me at least, the top of the back sight naturally lines up with the bottom of the front on the Glock. That said, I shot fairly well with the G17, but the groups were not as good as they were with the USP.

    I look forward to getting more used to my new Glock and look forward to installing the new Grip Force adapter to see if I can get it to naturally aim like my other handguns.
     
  2. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Messages:
    8,628
    Likes Received:
    182
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Location:
    Florida

  3. jph02

    jph02

    Messages:
    1,531
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Location:
    Michigan
  4. larson1122

    larson1122

    Messages:
    1,801
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Location:
    Minnesota
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    109,403
    Likes Received:
    8,251
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
  6. nomadrider

    nomadrider

    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Location:
    Adirondack mountains of NY State
    Welcome from the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
     
  7. Raven1967

    Raven1967

    Messages:
    1,453
    Likes Received:
    68
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Location:
    Broken Arrow,Ok
  8. USSOCOM

    USSOCOM

    Messages:
    1,088
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2001
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Welcome aboard!
     
  9. Wolfdad

    Wolfdad

    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Welcome, love the G17.
     
  10. dbak

    dbak

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2012
    Location:
    charlotte nc
    welcome where from nc?
     
  11. Keyhole

    Keyhole

    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    Houston, TX
  12. jgeng

    jgeng

    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Location:
    North Carolina
  13. Glock40man

    Glock40man

    Messages:
    7,327
    Likes Received:
    325
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Location:
    The Midwest
    Welcome to GT and, congrats on your G17!
     
  14. ninelines

    ninelines

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Location:
    Anderson, SC
  15. mymini40

    mymini40

    Messages:
    3,391
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Location:
    battle creek,michigan
  16. Deerjager

    Deerjager

    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Location:
    NC
  17. oily_oink

    oily_oink ###########

    Messages:
    4,329
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Location:
    Metro. Detroit
  18. Screaming .357G

    Screaming .357G 598ci big block

    Messages:
    1,352
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2001
    Location:
    NC
    Welcome from the Charlotte Area of NC.
     
  19. socialwork911

    socialwork911

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    welcome from so fla..just piced up my new 17 gen 4 yesterday