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Should I Retire My 27 Year-Old Glock 17>???

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ULVER, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

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    Sorry for the cell phone pic, but it was handy... The gun was one of the first to be tested by metro-Atlanta L/E. Note the original case. They disappeared real fast, and Glock has been trying to keep mine, every time I visit. :supergrin: No way! But looking at the guin the photo, you know why they wanted them back. Gun could be cased hot! :steamed: Not good! :wow:

    Last trip up to the MotherGlock ship, the techs said aside from cosmetic blemishes, it was still good to go. They did replace all my mag springs (no charge).

    Just wondering if it's time for newer 17. Gen 4>? :dunno:
     
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  2. ParisArms

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    Glocks don't retire. They reproduce. I think it's time to give it a brother or sister to play with.


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  3. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    What's the guns serial number prefix and date code?

    What would you do with it then if you retired it?
     
  4. threefeathers

    threefeathers Scouts Out

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    Yes, and it should be placed in Threefeathers Museum for safe keeping.
     
  5. ShallNotBeInfringed

    ShallNotBeInfringed NRA Business Al

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    the hot gun in the case is something.
     
  6. GoBigOrange

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    My Glock 19 will be 25 in December. I see absolutely no reason to retire it. It shoots just as good as my new Glocks and hardly shows any wear.
     
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    I thought you had to be 65 to retire?:cool:

    My 19 is over 23 years old, still shoots like new
     
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    Is that one of those cases Glock quietly discontinued after people carried loaded guns in them and that thing in the trigger set them off? Lawyers made that item quite rare.
     
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    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

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    Amen to that! G17 gen 4 my 7th!
     
  11. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    Some guys here are members of the Glock-a-Month Club. I guess you could get a new one after 27 years.

    But don't retire her... just give her a light duty desk job!
     
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    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    I have safe queens as old as the hills, a G-17 KV serial prefix and a G-19 BX prefix.
     
  13. donmor53

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    No.


    'Nuff said...
     
  14. intenseneal

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    No need to retire the Old Glock.
     
  15. SGT278ACR

    SGT278ACR Retired Veteran

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    Does it still fire every time you squeeze the trigger... does it still put a round on the spot you're aiming at....? If so, don't "retire" it. Like a fine wine... just gets better with age.
     
  16. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Why ! She looks Good to Go. SJ 40
     
  17. M 7

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    At 27, it is just getting 'broke in'. :cool:
     
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  18. Will Beararms

    Will Beararms Millennium Member

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    This is exactly why I Glock. 27 years and still viable. Recent issues aside, Glocks are proven and even with brass to the face, the weapons still run.
     
  19. roadkill46

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    My 1st Gen 17 is 27 y/o, still has the black internals. had some serious holster wear so i sent it off to be refinished a couple years back. runs like a scalded dog even with the original guts in it. i LOVE gen 1's, they seem to be slimmer than any other gen. mine is one of my favorite CCW guns, keep shooting it!
     
  20. Atlas

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    Glocks in retirement tend to become bored and depressed, and often become fat and flabby.

    IF you have 9mm ammo available, you should load that thing up and take it out to the range.