Should I get a G17 or G17C?

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  1. ranger0286

    ranger0286

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    The pistol will be used as a range gun. I already have a G20 that I use as home defense and as a CCW. If I buy a G17 it will cost $469.99, and if I buy a G17C it will cost $559.99. I'm not sure what to do and any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    SCC just me

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    buy the 17C
     

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    In my opinion, the low pressure, low recoil 9mm doesn't warrant a compensator.
     
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    Need it, no

    my buddy has one, used it for a couple of years before getting a aftermarket non-ported barrel to shoot lead
     
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    I love the "C" models but for that price, I would go with the reg 17 and use the extra cash towards ammo/ mags/ Sights/ Light
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    I wanted the G19C bad but two people talked me out of it. I'm happy with what I got. You can always buy the barrel and slide later.
     
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    Thanks for all of the replies. I agree with all of you. I'm going to get a G17 and spend some money on ammo, extra mags, and night sights.
     
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    I have a g17 for carry and have a g17c for a range gun and I love the g17c. If you are using it for a range gun you won't regret purchasing the g17c. It's worth the little extra cost.
     
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    No need of a "C" in 9mm get the G17.
     
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    No need to spend the extra cash on a compensated 9mm. Get the standard Glock 17.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    G17 all the way.
     
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    Another vote for the standard 17.
     
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    Get the 17C. That way if there are any regrets you can convert to a regular G17 by just getting a regular barrel. If you get the G17 you would have to find a precut slide or modify your own slide if you don't want an excessively long aftermarket barrel.
     
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    The 17C is not recommended for personal protection due to the flash. This is particularly evident in CQB. I have a G17 and it easy to control.
     
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    According to the latest GLOCK Autopistols magazine, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has determined that compensated GLOCK pistols are 100 percent suited for law enforcement use under all conditions,i.e., no negative issues when fired at night and at point blank range. I personally have had no issues with my 23C,and the recoil reduction seems to tame the .40 substantially...I can only guess that the 9mm when compensated would be a sweetheart to shoot!( I've never shot one)
     
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    In a full size 9mm the C is definitely not needed.
     
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    My answer is, "No."
     
  18. gyfgyf

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    I have a 19C. It is great to shoot. If I were you I would get A G17C. You do not know the difference between the regular and C if you did not shoot them.
    Thanks,
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    I'd pass on the C and just go G17.
     
  20. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    17C's and other "C" models perform just as well for personal protection or CQB as non ported models. That said, most shooters aren't at a level where they'll benefit from the porting, particuarly with a 9mm round.