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Glock 17 Ported Slide. Advantage/disadvantage?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by James1300, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Glock 17 Ported Slide. Advantage/disadvantage?


    What is the advantage/disadvantage to a ported slide on a Glock 17?
    Will it take away night vision of the shooter?
     
  2. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    I have personally owned every compensated Glock model and I think it's wasted on the 9mm versions. Not enough muzzle rise on the 17 to even need it to be compensated. (my opinion) Now on my G20c and G31c it's a different story. Yes at night it adds some serious flash (looks cool though) but hinders sight and shooting indoors can cause some problems at times as well. All around I'd say only get it if you're like me and have to own every Glock pistol or want to have an added cool factor to your Glock. Personally I have never seen or experienced any advantage to my G17c over my G17 besides people thinking it looks cooler. And I don't like the gunk buildup in the ports either but I keep my pistols pristine so it never was really a problem... :) I'd also love to hear more folks chime in on this as well

    http://www.the-armory.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/media/Glock/Glock_compensator.jpg
     
  3. El Arrow

    El Arrow Portland New Member

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    I had a 17c, and put an unported G34 barrel(longer) in it, no difference in recoil. I agree, wasted on the 9mm, and did get messy with the ported barrel as far as clean-up in the slide. Looked cool though with the ports in the slide, and the longer barrel,lol.
     
  4. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    The ported Glock 17 I saw was a used model. The ports where oblong and at the end of the slide. He had an extended magazine plus, the two magazines that came with it. A laser (red) was also included. He was asking $500.00 with the box (woopie)!
    Maybe, I should just add a couple more bucks and buy the 4th generation model 17?
    Your thoughts?
     
  5. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    Yes, it is blindingly bright.
     
  6. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    With accessories thats a decent price, and with haggling skills might be an even better deal...! Just take into consideration what's been said thus far. Also the 4th gens are pretty sweet yet so is a laser and extra mags on a 3rd gen! In the end its personal preference and ammount of funds you have to play with....