The Glock 17 is in excellent used shape. Some finish wear on the edges of the slide from holster wear. This is a really good example of early generation Glock pistols. The Glock collector will appreciate this pistol in their collection. Pistols will come with a factory 10 round era appropriate magazine. See pictures for more details
The Glock is a series of polymer-framed, short recoil-operated, locked-breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Austrian manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b.H. The firearm entered Austrian military and police service by 1982 after it was the top performer in reliability and safety tests. Glock 17 “first-generation” full-size model adopted in 1985 by the Norwegian military under the P80 designation
Manufacturer: Glock Ges.m.b.H.
Cartridge: 9mm Parabellum, 10mm Auto, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, .380 ACP, .357 SIG, .45 GAP, .22 LR
Action: Short recoil, locked breech, tilting barrel
Muzzle velocity: 375 m/s (1,230 ft/s) (Glock 17, 17C, 18, 18C)
Effective firing range: 50 m (55 yd) (Glock 17, 17C )
Type: Semi-automatic pistol
Machine pistol (Glock 18)
Place of origin: Austria
Why you should go for Glock products
Despite initial resistance from the market to accept a perceived “plastic gun” due to concerns regarding durability and reliability which proved unfounded, as well as fears that its use of a polymer frame might bypass the detection of the metal detectors in airports, also unfounded, Glock pistols have become the company’s most profitable line of products as well as supplying national armed forces, security agencies, and police forces in at least 48 countries.Glocks are also popular firearms among civilians for recreational and competition shooting, home- and self-defense.
HISTORY OF THE GLOCK 17
Designed for professionals, the GLOCK 17 is trusted by law enforcement officers and military personnel around the globe because of its unsurpassed reliability, optimal magazine capacity of 17 rounds in the standard magazine and its low weight. With the signature “Safe Action” trigger system, the GLOCK 17 9 mm Luger pistol is safe, easy, and quick – precisely what you need in critical situations.
Gaston Glock, an Austrian engineer, successful businessman, and manufacturer of injection molding parts and components, founded GLOCK Ges.m.b.H in 1963.
In the 1970s, development and production start-up of the first military products began to take place with the development of a line of knives, grenade casings and machine gun belt links.
In the early 1980’s, the semi-automatic GLOCK service pistol was born in response to meet the needs of the Austrian military. It’s polymer frame and the developed SAFE ACTION® System revolutionized the pistol market
Mr. Glock was building the pistol for the Austrian military and law enforcement, which meant it had to be ready to fire at a moment’s notice in life-threatening situations. To address this critical need, Mr. Glock designed his pistol with three internal safeties – the trigger, firing pin and drop safeties – to ensure that the pistol would perform consistently while providing the best protection against accidental discharge.
Mr. Glock met additional requirements of the Austrian government by including a high-capacity magazine, lightweight materials, consistent trigger pull, and a hammer-forged barrel. Mr. Glock understood that reliability resides in simplicity, and therefore, he designed his pistol with as few parts as possible, minimizing its complexity. Today, the GLOCK pistol is made from an average of only 35 parts, which is significantly fewer than any other pistol on the market and makes it more durable, reliable, and easier to maintain.
Mr. Glock’s innovative design successfully passed a series of stringent tests against domestic and international competitors. In 1983, the GLOCK pistol was accepted by the Austrian Army as their new service pistol.
Shortly after in 1984, the GLOCK 17 soundly passed the NATO durability test. As a result, the pistol was selected by the Norwegian Army as their standard sidearm, putting GLOCK on the road to becoming the preferred international law enforcement sidearm