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OK to Reload for Gen 2 G17?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by cinco, Jul 8, 2012.

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  1. cinco

    cinco

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    I just picked up a Police Trade-In Gen 2 G17. It looks to be in very good condition with a low round count (according to my local gunsmith who was a police armorer). The BTD prefix puts it about January 1996 build date.

    Is it safe to shoot reloads through this gun? Is this one of the questionable "unsupported chambers"? I think my Google-Fu must be weak as I can't seem to pin down an answer on the Gen 2 G17s.

    I'd appreciate your experienced opinions. Thank you for your time. :embarassed:
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    Sure it is.....if the reloads are safe. :)

    Welcome to GlockTalk!
     

  3. cinco

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the information. I even received some kind PMs confirming its OK and even an offer to assist in working a load up! Awesome!:cool:

    I look forward to learning a lot here as I go slow in learning new skills.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  4. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    And I think when reloading, going slow is a great idea. Welcome aboard and be sure to share pics of your Gen 2 when you get a chance. We love drooling over Glocks.
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    I reloaded for my 1989 2nd Gen G17 for decades. No problems until I went to factory loads one afternoon. Cracked my frame!!!
     
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    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Load safe and sane ammunition and I can't think of any reason not to! SJ 40
     
  7. Dogue

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    Yup, my Gen2 17 gets a steady diet of reloads, but it'll eat anything.