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Model 17
Glock Pistol 17 9 mm Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.26-in
Length:8.03-in Height:5.47-in
Barrel:4.49-in Weight:24.87-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (124 grain bullet)146196
  • Recoil Factor (124 grain bullet)5.81 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity18 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor88%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1985 -
Caliber:9 mm
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:striker single-action (SA)
Safety:'Safe Action' trigger safety
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:fixed, white dot front, white square U rear
Notes:polygonal rifling
Glock Ges.m.b.H.
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Gun Value
MSRP:$599.00Used Est:$475.00
Last Update:12/17/2023
About the Gun

One of the first successful polymer framed designs, Glock handguns are common sidearms among law enforcement agencies and military organizations around the world. Although a striker-fired pistol, the Glock employs a single-action (SA) trigger, meaning that the trigger does not cock the gun, but only releases the striker when pulled. Cocking of the striker is performed by the retracting slide. Glock pistols have no manual safeties. The trigger is the only operating element. All three internal pistol safeties are deactivated when the unique single-action trigger is pulled, and automatically activated when it is released. For more information on the Glock design, please refer to the Glock pistol animation in the Basics section.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: 9 mm Luger
Alias: 9 mm Parabellum
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:124 grains
MV:1179 ft/sec ME:383 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was introduced along with the Luger semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and cartridge was first adopted by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the most popular and widely-used handgun cartridge in the world. Performance wise, the 9 mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum.

User Rating
6 User Ratings
5 User Comments
User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
really fun to shoot. a very underated handgun.
By ClemFourie on 28 Jun 2023
would definitely buy one.

5 of 5 Stars
My first Glock
By Txmoto on 01 Dec 2020
I bought my first Glock 17 in 1988, back when they were still relatively new and most Police Departments were still carrying revolvers. I carried the 17 for 8 years as my duty gun. I've owned one sort of Glock or another ever since.

5 of 5 Stars
By quavis on 14 Sep 2020
A truly superb piece of machinery!

4 of 5 Stars
By emfal99 on 13 Sep 2018
Accurate and extremely reliable, this is a no nonsense, no frills, service grade weapon. While still relevant mechanically, its dated ergonomics have received only minor updates over the last 30 years. A good option for most shooters, this gun is has a huge variety of aftermarket accessories and upgrades available. However, it is bracketed by a wide array of top flight competitors offering superior ergonomics and additional features, often at a lower price.

5 of 5 Stars
By motorcyclenut on 01 Jan 2018
The standard for a nice all around handgun. Fits most and is so reliable.