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inherited a glock 17

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by snowdriver, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. snowdriver

    snowdriver sandy,oregon Member

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    i just inherited a glock 17 9mm,only has had about 50 rounds thru it since new,i have never shot this gun,looking forward to trying it out,i have a ruger p89 9mm i really like,so is there anything i need to know about a glock?? it sure fits well in my hand!
     
  2. B-Towner

    B-Towner Western Washington Member

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    Enjoy it. They're accurate, reliable and easy to break down. No frills.
     
  3. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Congrats! You're going to love it. There's really not too many special considerations when firing a Glock. The only things I can think of is use only jacketed bullets. No lead. The barrel has polygonal rifling that will quickly lead up, thereby increasing pressure. And remember that unlike your Ruger, there is no manual safety switch. Think of it as a DAO revolver with much higher capacity. Also, the Glock needs very little oil to function. Dont put oil on the plastic recoil spring guide rod, and dont put oil in the striker channel.
     
  4. SKIPPER99

    SKIPPER99 Peck, Id Member

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    you will enjoy your new Glock, I suggest you go to glockparts.com as you cruise around there you will find a FAQ section in it you will find a great article on the 7 points to lube a glock, it has pics and very easy to read, just follow that when you are cleaning you pistol and it will never let you down.
     
  5. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    I just noticed you said you inherited it. I hope you didnt lose someone close to you.
     
  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Glocks shoot much better if you master the trigger reset. Basically keep the trigger depressed through the whole cycle and only let enough pressure off the trigger until you feel the click (reset). I hated shooting glocks until I was taught this.
     
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    olydemon Olympia Active Member

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  8. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest that you get a copy of the disassembly instructions or use the Internet whatever and replace the trigger spring yearly if you do a lot of shooting, and the recoil spring assembly every 5,000 rounds.
     
  9. snowdriver

    snowdriver sandy,oregon Member

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    thanks for the info on glockparts.com,i was looking for lube info for this particular pistol,by the way i have shot it now,trigger takes a little adjustment to get comfortable with it,and the thing is much lighter than my ruger,really like that
     
  10. marty8587

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    Night sights and lazers!! The world now opens up for your shooting pleasure. There are almost as many aftermarket options as for a 10/22!!!
     
  11. DERGLOCKINMEISTER

    DERGLOCKINMEISTER SPRINGFIELD OREGON Member

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    Don't tell the haters that you have a Glock ... they will trip all over themselves warning you about ka booms - grip angles - unsupported this - cheap plastic that , and besides , ignorant people hate what they can't shoot well . Enjoy your new pistol , shoot it a lot , form your own opinion .
     
  12. el gringo loco

    el gringo loco PDX Member

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    Not a whole lot. That's the beauty of a Glock.
     
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  13. snowdriver

    snowdriver sandy,oregon Member

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    i have put about 200 rounds thru it and am really likeing this gun,i dont know if i would have ran out and bought one,but now that i hve one,i really like it!!